Kyrie Irving finally has some company among 2011 NBA draft class members receiving contract extensions. Irving, the top pick of the draft, received a maximum five-year, $90 million extension from the Cleveland Cavaliers about 20 seconds after the moratorium ended in early July. Since then, he had been alone among his draft classmates. Until today, when the Phoenix Suns signed twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris to extensions. As usual, terms were not disclosed, but Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reported
Now that training camps across the NBA are getting ready to begin, teams and their social media accounts are making sure everyone who follows them knows just how soon the season gets under way. On Wednesday, though, numerous NBA teams took to their Twitter accounts to create a meme tying together basketball and food. Using the hashtag #NBAFastFood, teams like the Nuggets, Clippers and Jazz cropped some of their players – or an entire team – into popular fast food chain
PHILADELPHIA – Let’s begin with a question. In the three-plus decades since David Stern took the reins as NBA commissioner from Larry O’Brien and handed them to Adam Silver, what do these franchises – the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers – have in common? Answer: None has gone to the NBA Finals. Furthermore, among that group only Denver, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Sacramento and
The Chicago Bulls, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets are now reportedly all in the mix for Kevin Love. Cleveland still appears to be the front-runner, but Chicago, if willing, can also put an enticing package together, especially if the Cavaliers insist on keeping number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins.
LAS VEGAS- Here at the Hard Rock Hotel, the Milwaukee Bucks are 250-1 to win next year’s NBA title, the longest odds in the league. They even surpass the tank-to-the-bank Philadelphia 76ers, whose top draft pick may sit out the entire regular season for the second consecutive year. But for people not named Jason Kidd, the Bucks aren’t playing for next season. With a pair of 19-year-old kids oozing with potential, showing their natural abilities on the UNLV campus, it’s easy to
UTAH JAZZ 2014-15 Offseason Additions: F Trevor Booker, F Steve Novak, G-F Carrick Felix, G Toure Murry 2014 Draft Picks: G Dante Exum, F Rodney Hood Draft Picks Coming: 2015 second round (Cleveland); 2016 second round (Golden State); 2016 second round (Boston); 2016 second round (Toronto); 2017 first round (Golden State); 2017 second round (New York); 2017 second round (Golden State); 2018 second round (Denver) Draft Picks Going: None Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: UnavailablePLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Gordon Hayward $14,750,000 $15,410,000 $16,080,000 $16,740,000Derrick Favors $12,950,000 $12.000,000 $11,050,000 $12,000,000Enes Kanter $5,690,000 $7,880,000Trevor Booker $5,000,000 $4,780,000Dante Exum $3,620,000 $3,780,000 $3,940,000 $4,990,000 $6,620,000Steve Novak $3,450,000 $3,750,000Alec Burks $3,030,000 $4,410,000Trey Burke $2,550,000 $2,660,000 $3,390,000 $4,590,000Jeremy Evans $1,790,000Rodney Hood $1,290,000 $1,350,000 $1,410,000 $2,390,000 $3,470,000Rudy Gobert $1,130,000 $1,180,000 $2,120,000 $3,150,000Carrick Felix $820,000 $950,000 $1,020,000Ian Clark $820,000Toure Murry TBD TBDTOTAL SALARY $56,890,000 $58,150,000 $39,010,000 $43,860,000 $10,090,000Player
12:12 a.m. Eastern -Billy King could not talk about the 59th and 60th picks on record but those deals should be finalized by the end of the night. Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, who were selected by other teams, will be Nets. 11:53 p.m. Eastern -Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the newest Knicks player. He hopes to bring energy and effort to the team, he told reporters. 11:44 p.m. Eastern -The Knicks just took Thanasis Antetokounpo, the older brother of Milwaukee’s Giannis. He played for Delaware in the
With the NBA draft coming up, it is kind of fun to remember back to my draft day in 1981. It’s like going through your wedding album years later. But instead of the burgundy tuxedo and ruffled shirt, its 1980s hair and wide ties. Going into my senior year at Syracuse, I was a relatively unknown player. I had played behind All-American center Roosevelt Bouie and had just played my first season as the starter. Scouting was primitive by today’s standards.