After the NBA Draft is before free agency! Although negotiations with free agents may only be officially held from 2 August, of course it is already bubbling in the days before. With Around the NBA, you’ll stay up to date on all trades, news and rumors!
7.12 pm: Update on the Richardson trade between Dallas and Boston. While it was initially speculated that the guard would go to the Celtics without any value, Shams now reports that Moses Brown is joining the Texans. Brown showed good beginnings with the Thunder last season (8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds) before landing in Boston in the course of the Walker-Horford trade. His four-year contract until 2024 for 6.8 million is only partially guaranteed.
7.04 pm: A few nuggets from Marc Stein’s newsletter at Substack I had withheld from you: The top priority for the Utah Jazz is to keep Mike Conley. A deal of 75 million over three years is being prepared. Stein believes Westbrook’s departure has increased the chances of Beal staying with the Wizards for the long term. And: The Sixers continue to demand “massive” countervalues for Ben Simmons – surprisingly without success.
6.55 pm: Avery Bradley’s time with the Rockets is coming to an end. As Shams Charania by The Athletic Writes, the Texans do not draw the 5.9 million team option, Bradley becomes an unrestricted free agent. Both sides have agreed on this. There should certainly be interest in the defensively strong guard, Shams calls with “Contender and Ex-Teams” then a quite large group.
6.47 pm: User ajdin_09 has already mentioned it (thanks for that!), now also at this point: The signs are intensifying that John Collins will stay with the Hawks in the long term. Jake Fischer (yes, again) confirms reports from Marc Stein that this scenario is “increasingly likely,” despite interest from Spurs, Mavs and others.
A deal in the range of 120 million is possible, although it is unclear whether this sum will be paid over four or five years. The Hawks could offer a maximum of 126 million over four years and 163 million over five years, while he is likely to make ends meet with another team with about 121 million over four years. Well, would Collins be worth such a bunch of money to you?
Warriors: Big trade “unlikely” according to owner Lacob
6.41 pm: One free agent who is likely to generate interest in the market is James Ennis (we have him ranked #14 among small forwards). Last season, he advertised for the Magic on his own behalf (8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 43.3 percent threes), a good defender with a distance throw can use many, right?
“I’m in the league for a good reason. Good veteran, good teammate and comrade in the locker room. I’m variable and can broaden the field,” Ennis said confidently at Hoops Rumours. The Hornets, Jazz, Lakers, Bucks, Mavericks, and Sixers are mentioned as potential fits.
6.32 pm: Now I have a bunch of qualifying offers for you, which the teams have made to their players, including: Nico Mannion at the Warriors (48th pick 2020), Saben Lee (Pistons), Markus Howard (Nuggets), Keita Bates-Diop (Spurs), Brodric Thomas (Cavs). Know.
6.17 pm: Even more interesting are the following statements by Lacob. He believes the Warriors have enough potential to succeed with the current team: “We already have the stars. And we have a payroll. It is very unlikely. We’re not going to trade for anyone people expect.” At the same time, he said that it is not excluded. “But when something happens, it has to be someone really good. It would be a big trade. But it’s unlikely.”
Despite the age of Curry, Green and Thompson, the time after that must already be considered. “I feel more comfortable with the path of building a bridge to the future. We have players in their early 30s who still have a bit of time. Wiseman and Kuminga and Moody and Poole don’t have to be outstanding next year.” That sounds quite clear…
6.07 pm: Prior to the draft, there was speculation that the Warriors would use their picks 7 and 14 to land a notable player. Instead, they chose Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. While there are doubts as to whether the raw (but with huge upside) Kuminga in particular will help the team in a timely manner, owner Joe Lacob is almost euphoric: “We will probably never have two lottery picks again. Otherwise, we did something wrong,” he told Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Both players were clearly within the top 10 on the Warriors list, already at 7 Moody was an option. “It’s amazing that we still got him at 14.” Kuminga was “clearly a top 5 player,” according to Lacob.
5.55 pm: again Bleacher Report, this time Eric Pincus, who comments on the Plans of the Lakers. Accordingly, L.A. would have gone into the offseason with the “unrealistic hopes” of getting Damian Lillard or Bradley Beal. Plan B included Chris Paul (before he almost started a title run with the Suns) or Russell Westbrook. The latter was eventually to become one.
Before the enforcement announcement, Buddy Hield was also considered a candidate with the Lakers and, according to Pincus, should still be – even if the probability has decreased due to the complicated circumstances. A sign-and-trade is most likely realistic. As a reminder, if the Lakers officially report execution at Westbrook, the trio around him, James and Davis will collect 120.88 million dollars in the coming season, the salary cap is 112.4 million.
Mavs apparently favorite at Brown – Warriors hope for love buyout
5.45 pm: What’s happening in Dallas? Richardson is gone, Lowry is likely to come, but there should also be smaller deals. Jake Fischer names the Mavs as favorites for the signature of Sterling Brown. He is an unrestricted free agent and recently delivered good numbers for the Rockets (16.7 points, 42.3 percent threes). Kings big man Rishaun Holmes is also associated with Dallas (alongside the Raptors and Knicks), with a current trend towards staying in Sacramento – despite Tristan Thompson.
5.34 pm: Speaking of Love: This collects from the Cavs in the next two years still 60 million for quite manageable performances. Will there be a premature separation? If so, says Bill Reiter of CBS Sports the Warriors “enormous interest” in a commitment. Why not for a narrow taler …
5.30 pm: A short detour to Team USA: Ex-NBA star Richard Jefferson has shot hard against Jerry Colangelo, the chairman of the US association. Background: This had emptied yesterday against Kevin Love, who would have liked to participate in the Olympics, but according to Colangelo was completely out of shape. Rj tweeted: “You should have used your Burner account for such a statement. This is what arrogance looks like.” Instead, those who are keen on Team USA should be protected. His conclusion: “This really helps to recruit vets.”
5.21 pm: While DWYANE Wade complains that after all these years in public, there are still problems with the spelling of his first name, Fisher confirms the rumors about Knicks’ interest in Fournier and also links the Knickerbockers to Dennis Schröder and Talen Horton-Tucker. Quite wild everything…
More interesting: The Milwaukee Bucks are apparently eager to keep P.J. Tucker and Bobby Portis in Wisconsin. Tucker could collect 20 million in two years. Since the Bucks don’t have the bird rights to Portis, the 4.3 million midlevel exception could be used to keep him and his offense.
And: After westbrook’s trade to the Lakers, the desire to join Purple and Gold and do without one or the other mark could increase among the veterans. Fischer names DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony as candidates.
5.12 pm: Okay, because Jake Fischer from Bleacher Report Of course, we don’t want to ignore it. Here are a few excerpts from his report: The Chicago Bulls are therefore very interested in upgrading to the point guard position. The name Lonzo Ball has been associated with the Bulls for months. Should the Pelicans provide him with the qualifying offer of 14.35 million, he will be a restricted free agent and New Orleans can match all offers. Are they really doing that when Chicago is offering a rumored 80 million for four years?
There is competition from Boston. Since Kemba Walker is no longer part of the team, there is also a tendency that Eva Fournier will not remain Celtic, especially since Josh Richardson is new to the Celts. The Bulls are also interested in a reunion with Derrick Rose, who would not be averse to it either. Should Chicago actually want to acquire Ball AND Rose, however, salary savings would still have to be made. Since Coby White is still out for a long time after a shoulder operation, there would be a need.
5.05 pm: More info from Begley: Since the Knicks did not address the problem area shot creation in the draft, this could be addressed in free agency with DeMar DeRozan or Collin Sexton. However, it has not yet become concrete in this regard. There is also a need for shooting. Fischer cites Terrence Ross and Evan Fournier as options. Between Fournier and the Knicks, there is mutual interest.
NBA: Giannis doesn’t need surgery – Dinwiddie candidate with the Knicks?
5.01 pm: Ian Begley from SNY has taken a closer look at the situation of the New York Knicks on point guard. His conclusions: Spencer Dinwiddie enjoys a high reputation within the franchise, although he has other interested parties, the Knicks could outbid most offers due to their cap space. In addition, Dinwiddie would like to stay in the Big Apple. Other candidates: DeVonte Graham, Kendrick Nunn, Kyle Lowry, and Chris Paul.
16.57 am: Continue with the Champion! Giannis Antetokounmpo had to fight in the playoffs with one or the other aches and pains, due to a knee injury he even missed the last two games of the Conference Finals. GM Jon Horst ruled out that the Finals MVP might need knee surgery: “He’s ok, I can’t explain it, but he’s ok.” aha…
Horst also spoke about the future of Donte DiVincenzo, who suffered a torn ligament in his ankle in the third game of the 1st round. “He’s ahead of schedule, but it’s too early to know more.”
4.50 pm: Montrezl Harrell famously ended up in Washington D.C in the wake of the Westbrook trade. While his companion Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is most likely to play a leading role in de Wizards, the future of Harrell and Kyle Kuzma was considered open. But not so when it comes to Trez himself. He could not wait to show it to the entire capital. We can’t wait.
4.44 pm: Let’s take a quick look at a deal 14 years ago today that changed the NBA landscape forever. The Timberwolves traded Kevin Garnett to Boston in exchange for Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, and two first-round picks. It was the biggest trade for a player in the history of the league. The rest is history, crowned by the championship a year later.
4.39 pm: Fisherman to the third, then it is also good, promised. Before the draft, rumors circulated that OKC would have even offered franchise player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in exchange for a high pick (ideally the first = Cade Cunningham). According to Fischer, at least this did not apply to the Cavaliers’ pick at Position 3. Only current and future draft picks would have been up for discussion. Instead, it is to be expected that the Thunder and SGA will reach an agreement on a maximum contract in this offseason.
4.33 pm: Here is the news situation of the past 24 hours at a glance as well as a slideshow in which the previous trades of the offseason were summarized:
4.28 pm: Some more nuggets from Fischer: Regarding Ben Simmon’s personality, the name of Kyle Lowry is not yet completely out of the game, as long as the latter has not signed a new contract. A sign-and-trade, with which Lowry would move to his hometown Philadelphia, is not off the table. But: Since there will be aggressive offers for the long-time Raptors guard, including from the Heat and the Mavs, this scenario is not particularly likely.
According to Fischer, Toronto had also discussed a trade with the Blazers involving Pascal Siakam and C.J. McCollum. However, this has not gained any momentum. Rival executives still believe that Scottie Barnes’ draft could make Siakam available.
4.19 pm: The signs are mounting more and more that Chris Paul will also be in the coming season for the Phoenix Suns – and not only that: As Jake Fisher of Bleacher Report writes, the point guard should stay in Arizona for at least three years and collect 90 million dollars for it. For the 21/22 season, he has a player option of 44.2 million, but instead he could also get out of his contract and sign for the long term. And that’s exactly what it looks like.
Previously, there had been rumors of a move to the Lakers (until the Westbrook trade) and the Pelicans. The latter was due to Paul having a close relationship with Willie Green, the new head coach in New Orleans.
4.08 pm: We would still have a few additions to the Olympics. Thanks to the help of Team USA, which won 119:84 against the Czech Republic (72:41 in HZ2!), the DBB selection is still in the quarterfinals, for the first time since Barcelona in 1992. The opponent will be drawn and has not yet been determined. But there is a big chunk waiting.
In addition: With his 23 points against the Czech Republic, Kevin Durant is now the most successful American basket hunter in Olympic history. KD stands at 354 points, followed by Carmelo Anthony (336) and LeBron James (273). Melo needed 31 games to get to this yield, Durant made it in just 19.
4.02 pm: What else is the situation in Boston? Murphy adds that there are still talks between the Celtics and their own free agent Evan Fournier, but they are not close to completion. The new President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens, has already landed Kris Dunn in a three-team trade, giving up Tristan Thompson. In addition, Jos comesh Richardson of the Dallas Mavericks.
In the draft, they chose guard Juhann Begarin at 45, and Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard are also on the roster at the small positions. Prior to the draft, Shams Charania of The Athletic linked the Celtics to Lonzo Ball of the Pelicans. We are spun.
3.58 pm: Patty Mills shot the Australian national team at the Olympic Games earlier with 24 points to victory against the German team, On the other hand, it is unclear how the boomer in the NBA will continue. After what feels like 20 years with the Spurs, he is an unrestricted free agent, his four-year contract for $ 48 million has expired. As Mark Murphy from Boston Herald Reported, the Celtics have “seven or eight” free agents on the list, including Mills. He averaged 10.8 points and 2.4 assists in 68 games last season.
3.55 pm: Hello everyone to the second day at Rund um die NBA a few days before the start of free agency. Already on Friday a lot was offered, we hope that we can put a shovel on it today. Let’s go!