NBA Season begins
AAlthough barely a month has passed since the last game of last season, the 2020-21 season has already started with the start of the first transfer operations, and player movements in the squads. Then comes the Draft and finally the free agent market that will make up the landscape of what the new NBA season will be. Here, we collect all the news that occurs:
-Rumor: The handover of Chris Paul attached to the outputs of Danilo Gallinari (free agent) and Dennis Schroder to the Lakers, reveal a rebuilding landscape in the Thunder. And the next on the list may be Steven Adams, who has been in the OKC franchise for seven years and whose $ 27 million in the last year of his contract may continue to free up salary space for Thunder.
-Opcin: DeMar DeRozan, one of the options that the Lakers, vanished from the yellow radar by exercising his player option which will unite him at least one more year with the Spurs. DeRozan accepts one more year in San Antonio for which he will earn $ 27.7 million.
-No transfer: It seems clear that Russell Westbrook going to leave Houston, just like Harden. Charlotte Hornets was one of the destinations associated with the base in the last hours but, despite Michael Jordan would welcome the player with open arms (he carries the Brand Jordan brand), in Charlotte they do not want to include in the transfer their number three of the Draft to choose Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman o LaMelo Ball. And without that pick, there will be no transfer.
-Transfer: According to Wojnarowski and Charania, the Suns and Thunder will open an operation for the Ricky Rubio will travel to Oklahoma along with Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a draft compensation in exchange for veteran Chris Paul and Abdel Nader.
-Signing: Scoop Robinson assures that there is a mutual interest between Nets, the most active team so far, and Serge Ibaka. Both teams seem close to understanding.
-Rumor / Transfer: The soap opera Harden in Houston it is nearing its final outcome. At least that is clear from the news coming out of Texas: Both Scoop Robinson and the Houston Chronicle They assure that ‘La Barba’ has requested the transfer to his team And that this has to be the Brooklyn Nets.
-Municipality: The Lakers lose to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who has decided to give up his player option and the 8.5 million who came with her to explore the free agent market
-Transfer: Waiting for the jackpot (Harden) in the market, the Brooklyn Nets they sent to Dzanan MusThere is a second round of the 2021 Draft at Detroit Pistons in exchange of Bruce Brown.
-Rumor: The Timberwolves they show interest in getting hold of Aaron Gordon, taking advantage of the Orlando Magic they want to improve positions in the draft. The WolvesThey have precisely number 1. The operation, in any case, would have to be done at the Draft ceremony.
-Municipality: The Bulls you know that Otto Porter Jr. to execute his player option and that with it he will pocket the 28.4 million dollars left of his four-year, 106 million contract that he signed with the Wizards.
-Municipality: Even though Kelly Olynik You have until Thursday to decide whether to execute your option or not. Heat they fear that the player will follow. And that means less salary capacity to, for example, renew Meyers Leonard.
-Municipality:Rondo region He gave up 2.6 million dollars in his player option and separated from the team that made him champion of the NBA again. Clippers, Hawks or a possible return to Boston may be some possible destinations.
-Municipality: Unlike many other players, the French Evan Fournier accepted the player option and continue one more year with the Orlando Magic for which to charge 17 million dollars.
-Municipality:Wesley Matthews declined the player option he had with the Bucks and is free to negotiate. You leave $ 2.7 million behind, but the market will almost certainly offer you something else. Option Lakers take strenght.
-Municipality:Nicolas batum I chose to stay in the Hornets executing his player option and thus collect this year 27.1 million dollars.
-Municipality:Anthony Davisdecides to give up the player option what had with the Lakers, and with that to $ 28.7 million, to explore the free agent market at the end of this season.
-Rumor: As soon as the transfer of Schroder, there was also a rumor that the Lakers They will be interested in signing Wesley Matthews to fill the vacancy left by the operation Danny Green.
-Rumor: Another player of the Thunder is in the orbit of the Miami Heat. The runners-up have their eye on Danilo Galinari and they seem to have several options to convince the Italian in the free agent market.
-Transfer: Although you have to wait for the Draft ceremony, the Lakers they have tied to the German Dennis Schroder of the Thunder in exchange for Danny Green and the 28th pick in the Draft. Apparently the idea of the Angelenos is to renew Schroder when his contract expires in 2021.