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  • Atlantic Notes: Bonga, Simmons, Harden, Tatum October 20, 2021
    German-born wing Isaac Bonga was able to make the opening roster for the Raptors thanks in part to help from two of the best coaches Canada has to offer, in current German national team head coach Gordie Herbert and assistant coach Roy Rana, per Doug Smith of the Toronto Star.  “Their development and what they do […]
  • Southwest Notes: Jackson, Nwaba, Zion, Luka October 20, 2021
    Power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. just signed a lucrative four-year, $105MM rookie contract extension with the Grizzlies, very much predicated on Jackson’s ceiling. Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal details why he considers the agreement mutually beneficial to both sides in a new piece. A big reason: the contract will decrease in value every season […]
  • Jabari Parker Re-Signs With Celtics October 20, 2021
    8:02pm: The Celtics confirmed the return of Parker in a press release. 6:05pm: After being cut by the Celtics earlier this week, backup power forward Jabari Parker has cleared waivers and will ink a new deal with Boston, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Parker had been signed to a multiyear agreement with the Celtics last […]
  • Central Notes: Davis, Warren, Jackson, Lonzo October 20, 2021
    Veteran Cavaliers reserve center Ed Davis understands his position with a rebuilding Cleveland squad, per Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Twitter link). “I’m authentic with everything,” Davis said. “For these guys, I’m not in competition. I’m not trying to beat out [starting center Jarrett Allen] for his minutes or take the rookie [Evan Mobley]’s […]
  • Agent Blasts Kings For Benching Marvin Bagley October 19, 2021
    Excel Sports agent Jeff Schwartz, who represents Kings big man Marvin Bagley III, released an explosive reprimand of Sacramento (via Twitter), revealing that the team has decided to hold Bagley out of their rotation completely to start the 2021/22 season. Schwartz called the decision to keep his client out of the club’s lineup “completely baffling.” […]
  • Suns GM James Jones Talks Failed Ayton Negotiations October 19, 2021
    After not reaching a rookie scale extension agreement with center Deandre Ayton on Monday, Suns general manager James Jones tells Sam Amick of The Athletic that the team’s discussions with the former No. 1 overall pick have been mischaracterized. According to Jones, it’s accurate that the Suns didn’t want to offer Ayton a five-year, maximum-salary […]
  • Hoops Rumors Writers’ 2021/22 NBA Predictions October 19, 2021
    The NBA’s 2021/22 regular season will tip off on Tuesday night, as the defending-champion Bucks host the Nets in the early game and the Warriors visit the Lakers in the late game. With opening night finally here, the Hoops Rumors writing team is sharing our predictions for the coming year. Listed below are our picks […]
  • Raptors Exercise 2022/23 Options On Achiuwa, Flynn October 19, 2021
    The Raptors have exercised their third-year team options on big man Precious Achiuwa and guard Malachi Flynn, the team announced today in a press release. Both options are for the 2022/23 season. Achiuwa, the 20th overall pick in the 2020 draft, averaged 5.0 PPG and 3.4 RPG in 61 games (12.1 MPG) for the Heat […]
  • Mavericks Pick Up Josh Green’s 2022/23 Option October 19, 2021
    The Mavericks have picked up their 2022/23 team option on Josh Green‘s rookie scale contract, the team announced today (Twitter link). Actually, the Mavs announced that they’ve “extended” Green’s contract, but presumably they mean they’ve exercised that third-year option, since the 2020 first-rounder isn’t extension-eligible. Exercising Green’s option guarantees his $3.1MM salary for the ’22/23 […]
  • NBA Teams With Most, Least Roster Continuity October 19, 2021
    Over the last several months, dozens of NBA players have changed teams via free agency, dozens more have entered or exited the league, and a total of 35 trades have been made. After all that offseason activity, some teams will enter the 2021/22 season looking totally different than they did in the spring, while others […]
  • Sixers Suspend Ben Simmons For Season Opener October 19, 2021
    1:22pm: The Sixers have fined Simmons about $1.4MM for missing the team’s four preseason games and have also fined him for the various practices, workouts, and meetings he missed, according to Wojnarowski (Twitter links), who says the 25-year-old hasn’t earned any money since he returned last week. Wojnarowski adds that Philadelphia hasn’t changed its stance […]
  • Southeast Notes: Magic, Gafford, Hachimura, Collins, Bridges October 19, 2021
    The Magic are being realistic about their expectations as they prepare for a season that will likely end with another trip to the draft lottery, writes Chris Hays of The Orlando Sentinel. With the league’s third-youngest roster at an average age of 24.7 years, Orlando will focus on developing its young talent rather than wins […]
  • Warriors Re-Sign Gary Payton II October 19, 2021
    Gary Payton II, who was waived by the Warriors over the weekend, has been re-signed, the team announced (via Twitter). It’s a non-guaranteed deal, tweets Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Golden State had a roster spot open after cutting Payton – along with guards Avery Bradley and Mychal Mulder and big man Jordan Bell – on Friday. The team now […]
  • Wizards Extend Daniel Gafford Through 2025/26 October 19, 2021
    10:40am: The Wizards have officially announced Gafford’s extension, confirming the move in a press release. “We’re very excited to extend Daniel’s contract and continue to see him develop within our system after his athleticism on both ends of the floor made such an immediate impact for us last season,” GM Tommy Sheppard said in a […]
  • Cap/Contract Notes: Taxpayers, Allen, Carter, Shamet, Gafford October 19, 2021
    Now that all 30 regular season rosters have been set, 10 teams project to be taxpayers, tweets ESPN’s Bobby Marks. The Warriors, Nets, Clippers, Lakers, Bucks, Jazz, Sixers, Celtics, Trail Blazers, and Raptors are currently over the luxury tax threshold. Some of those teams are in better shape than others. While the Warriors ($159.9MM) and […]

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