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  • Warriors’ Gary Payton II Picks Up 2024/25 Player Option June 19, 2024
    Warriors guard Gary Payton II has exercised his player option for the 2024/25 season, reports Kendra Andrews of ESPN (Twitter link). While most player option decisions are due on June 29, Payton’s deadline to opt in was June 19. The move will guarantee Payton a $9.13MM salary for next season, putting him on track to […]
  • Pistons Part Ways With Monty Williams June 19, 2024
    10:41am: The Pistons have officially confirmed that Williams won’t return as the team’s head coach in 2024/25, announcing the decision in a press release (Twitter link). “Decisions like these are difficult to make, and I want to thank Monty for his hard work and dedication,” Gores said in a statement. “Coaching has many dynamic challenges […]
  • Draft Rumors: Hawks, Risacher, Sarr, Knecht, C. Williams, Dillingham, More June 19, 2024
    The Hawks don’t appear to have made any final decisions yet, but intel from teams around the league suggests forward Zaccharie Risacher still looks like the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick, Jonathan Givony writes in ESPN’s latest mock draft (Insider link). Risacher is working out for Atlanta on Wednesday. While Alexandre Sarr […]
  • Pascal Siakam Intends To Sign Four-Year Max Deal With Pacers June 19, 2024
    JUNE 19: Siakam intends to sign a four-year, maximum-salary contract with the Pacers after the July moratorium ends, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). As outlined below, a four-year max deal would be worth $189.5MM based on the most recent cap projections. JUNE 18: The Pacers and star forward Pascal Siakam are nearing an […]
  • International Notes: Brooks, Rodriguez, Cousins, Howard, Cook, Canaan June 19, 2024
    Veteran free agent guard Armoni Brooks has signed a two-year contract with Olimpia Milano, the Italian team announced today in a press release. Brooks was in the NBA as recently as this year, having appeared in 10 games for the Nets on a two-way contract before being waived in January. The 26-year-old, who has also […]
  • Western Notes: Bronny, Suns, Lakers, Wolves, Mavs, Spurs June 19, 2024
    The Suns will bring in Bronny James for a second workout this week but the Lakers are likely to draft him in the second round, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony (hat tip to the Arizona Republic’s Duane Rankin). The Lakers have a second-rounder at No. 55, while the Suns would need to acquire one. Both […]
  • Southeast Notes: Mills, Spoelstra, Gueye, Bufkin, Windler, Wagners June 19, 2024
    Patty Mills only appeared in 32 games with the Hawks and Heat this season but the 35-year-old guard isn’t ready to retire. Mills will head into free agency looking for a new deal, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I take really good care of myself and my body and the […]
  • Central Notes: Bulls Workout, Pistons, Vinson, Djurisic June 19, 2024
    The Bulls held a pre-draft workout on Monday that included Ron Holland, Terrence Shannon Jr, Ryan Dunn, Kyle Filipowski, Adem Bona and Justin Moore, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic tweets. The Bulls hold the No. 11 pick in the first round with Holland ranking as a potential selection with that lottery pick, Mayberry notes. Holland, […]
  • Atlantic Notes: Celtics FAs, White, Hauser, Raptors, Missi, Porter June 19, 2024
    The Celtics have all of their rotation players signed through next season and they could have even more continuity, according to The Athletic’s John Hollinger. Reserve centers Luke Kornet, Xavier Tillman Sr. and Neemias Queta are headed to free agency but the Celtics are open to bringing any or all of them back if the price […]
  • Begley’s Latest: Lakers, Pistons, Carrington, Scheierman June 18, 2024
    Look for the Lakers to target at least one big man this offseason. They’re mulling their options to give Anthony Davis more opportunities to play his natural power forward position, according to SNY TV’s Ian Begley. The Lakers have the No. 17 pick in the draft and could grab a center at that spot. Purdue’s […]
  • Jeff Van Gundy Joins Clippers As Lead Assistant June 18, 2024
    4:58pm: Van Gundy has officially joined Lue’s staff, according to an announcement from the team’s PR department. 6:24am: Jeff Van Gundy and the Clippers have agreed to a deal that will make him the lead assistant on head coach Tyronn Lue‘s staff, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Van Gundy’s last role as an assistant […]
  • Mavericks Notes: Doncic, Jones, Roster, Cuban June 18, 2024
    In the wake of the Mavericks‘ disastrous finish to the 2022/23 season, there was plenty of speculation a year ago about Luka Doncic‘s future in Dallas, with some media members suggesting the team would have to make real strides within the next year or two in order to secure the star guard’s long-term commitment. Following […]
  • Free Agency Notes: Anunoby, Negotiations, Sixers, Sirvydis June 18, 2024
    Appearing on ESPN’s Get Up on Monday (YouTube link), Brian Windhorst said that while there’s a widespread expectation that veteran forward OG Anunoby will ultimately end up back with the Knicks, it’s a situation worth keeping an eye on now that teams are permitted to negotiate with their own free agents. “Most people believe that […]
  • Official Early Entrants List For 2024 NBA Draft June 18, 2024
    After announcing 93 withdrawals from the draft last month, the NBA has officially confirmed (via Twitter) that 31 additional early entrant prospects withdrew from the draft before Monday’s deadline, leaving a total of 77 early entrants eligible to be selected in this year’s draft in addition to 2024’s automatically draft-eligible players. Of those 77 draft-eligible […]
  • Warriors Top List Of NBA’s 2023/24 Taxpayers June 18, 2024
    While the official numbers from the NBA aren’t yet in, Bobby Marks of ESPN estimates (via Twitter) that the Warriors led all teams in 2023/24 with a luxury tax bill in the neighborhood of $176.9MM. Golden State was subject once again to the “repeater” tax penalties this season, meaning that every dollar spent above the […]

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