Many free agents have already signed new deals and there have also been blockbuster trades, but various decisions are still pending. On the third day of Free Agency, we’ll provide you with all the news and rumors about the deals at Around the NBA!
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NBA rumours: The most important news of the evening
- 4:22 p.m.: Gobert looking forward to Minnesota – Towns backs trade
- 3:55 p.m.: New candidate in the race for Durant?
NBA rumors: Rudy Gobert is looking forward to Minnesota
4:49 p.m.: If it’s about the remaining free agents, then we have to speak Miles Bridges. The 24-year-old was arrested in LA on Thursday following allegations of domestic violence and has since been charged. According to information from Emiliano Carchia (Sporting) the Hornets will therefore withdraw their qualifying offer. This makes him an unrestricted free agent. However, given the dire allegations, it’s highly unlikely (and in my personal opinion it would be absurd) that any team would make an offer.
4:38 p.m.: Let’s look a little ahead of what’s in store for us today or in the coming days – that is, apart from the Durant trade. We have selected the most important players who are still available for each position. Important from a German point of view: Where does Dennis Schröder end up?
4:28 p.m.: Towns in Minnesota, Malcolm Brogdon in Boston… if you weren’t online yesterday, you missed out. As a small service, I’m putting together the most important news from the last 24 hours:
And I can warmly recommend the assessment of my esteemed colleague Frerks on the Gobert trade: An incredible risk.
4:22 p.m.: This is mainly due to Towns, the Stifle Tower is happy according to the report The Athletic to his new chapter with the Timberwolves and to working with KAT. Towns is also said to have supported the trade.
4:18 p.m.: Incredible transition on my part, because to the Background to the Gobert trade I can tell you a little more thanks to Krawczynski. Apparently, the new Wolves boss Tim Connelly shortly after he was hired Gobert placed high on his wish list. And the French himself is said to be excited about the opportunity to play in Minnesota – you don’t hear that often either.
4:13 p.m.: By the way, the Wolves also reportedly had multiple phone calls to the Nets about Durant guidedreports Jon Krawczynski (The Athletic), but Brooklyn doesn’t have just one “mountain of picks”, but also an established all-star required. Anthony Edwards or Karl-Anthony Towns weren’t available, so Minnesota sent the “mountain of picks” to Utah for Rudy Gobert.
NBA rumors: New candidate in the race for Durant?
4:05 p.m.: After his trade request on Thursday, Durant has plans Incidentally, it was publicly reported for the first time in just a few minutesif only in one short message on Twitter. Apparently he’s responding to accusations from certain parts of the internet that he’s a bad teammate: “The guys who were locked in the hall with me know it, they know me. If you weren’t in there with me, ask around.” That’s all well and good, but we’d like to know where you’re headed now, KD?
4:01 p.m.: Why Toronto? “They have all the puzzle pieces and draft pickswhich could be needed for a deal for Durant”, Wojnarowski is sure. The only question is how far Raptors boss Masai Ujiri is really willing to go. For example, would he put Scottie Barnes on the table? In itself, the franchise has already shown in the past that it likes to take a risk with a superstar, see Kawhi. And as you know, that has paid off.
3:55 p.m.: Im Poker around KD could become a dark horse crystallize. The Suns and Heat are known to be high on Durant’s wish list, but according to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) the Toronto Raptors are also “lurking” for their chanceto get the two-time Finals MVP. The Canadians were now heard again and again as potential Durant candidates.
3:54 p.m.: Moin, Moin and welcome to Day 3 of Free Agency. Of course, the subject of Kevin Durant will also accompany us today, and what else? What happens to Dennis Schroeder? James Harden to sign his new deal? We are excited…