The number of available players in NBA free agency continued to shrink yesterday, Wednesday, but the two superstars of the previous offseason, James Harden and Damian Lillard, are still available. Does that change today? Here at All about the NBA you won’t miss anything!
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NBA Free Agency: Clippers were interested in Siakam
10:07 p.m .: Duarte is still under contract for another season at 4.1 million, the Kings also secure the team option for another year. By 2025 at the latest, Duarte will become a restricted free agent. How do you rate the deal for both sides?
9.49pm: We have our first trade of the day! The Kings are reportedly bringing in Chris Duarte from the Indiana Pacers for second-round picks in 2028 and 2030, Woj reports. Duarte impressed right away in his rookie season with 13.1 points per game, but he played a lot less in Indiana last season and also played significantly worse. Now he has the chance for a new start in California.
9:35 p.m .: By the way, the deals negotiated in the last few days have been officially carried out for a few hours. Some teams are currently introducing their new players via social media, such as the Warriors with Chris Paul.
9:20 p.m .: Pascal Siakam has almost survived the first week of free agency without being traded, but the Raptors forward is still considered a trade candidate. According to Zach Lowe (ESPN), the Clippers were already interested in Siakam at the last trade deadline, but the value they offered would have been far too low.
9:02 p.m .: Where are the Raptors with their offseason plans? Eric Koreen (The Athletic) is still expecting one or the other move in Toronto, especially in the backcourt. Accordingly, Malcolm Brogdon is on the Canadians’ wish list, and Koreen names Gary Trent Jr. as a possible equivalent.
NBA Free Agency: Murray is likely to face an extension
8:47 p.m .: One of the few remaining restricted free agents is Paul Reed, but there is little interest in the 24-year-old. There’s a simple reason, as Jake Fischer reports: Reed would like to stay with the Sixers, and the Sixers would like to keep him. Reed played in 69 games last season.
8:31 p.m .: Are the Boston Celtics now offering the Miami Heat competition in the race for Damian Lillard, aren’t they? She presented some reports from the past few days, now Adam Himmelsbach (Boston Globe) wants to know the opposite. Accordingly, Boston is not interested in trading for Lillard.
8:16 p.m .: Caleb Martin played an important role in the Miami Heat finals run and apparently attracted the interest of some teams. That includes the Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets, according to Ethan Skolnick (5 Reasons Sports). However, according to previous reports, Miami has already indicated that the 27-year-old is not available for the trade.
7:52 p.m .: The Hawks have been unusually quiet for the past few days, but Atlanta probably still has a few trade candidates in its squad. That seemed to apply to Dejounte Murray a few days ago, but now he and the Hawks are moving towards a contract extension, according to Jake Fischer. The 26-year-old traded from San Antonio to Atlanta last summer, where he still has one more year and $18.2 million under contract.
NBA Free Agency: Washington fordert Brooks-Deal von Hornets
7:34 p.m .: Aaron Holiday has signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets, as Wojnarowski reports. The 26-year-old played in 63 games for the Hawks last year.
7:19 p.m.: Interesting news from the WNBA! Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm) and Napheesa Collier (Minnesota Lynx) are teaming up to create a new women’s league called Unrivaled to take place in the offseason of the WNBA. This is reported by Ramona Shelburne. One of the goals of this league is that many WNBA professionals do not have to play on other continents during the offseason to earn additional money.
7:04 p.m .: Patrick Beverley recently agreed with the 76ers on a minimum deal of 3.2 million, this decision was not difficult for him after a conversation with Doc Rivers. Beverley revealed on his podcast that the former Sixers coach promised him, “I love Philadelphia for you, they need you.” Rivers also emphasized: “If I had had you last season, we would have been a different team.”
6:45 p.m .: Financial ideas also seem to be very different between PJ Washington and the Hornets. Charlotte would probably like to give the forward the midlevel exception for 12.4 million, but according to Fischer, Washington is more likely to ask for 20 million annually for four years. Dillon Brooks recently signed such a contract with the Rockets, Keldon Johnson has been earning it with the Spurs since last year.
6:30 p.m .: Miles Bridges and the Hornets agreed last week on a contract in the form of the qualifying offer, with which the 25-year-old will earn $ 7.9 million in the coming season. According to Jake Fischer (Yahoo Sports), Bridges had aimed for a salary of almost 25 million a year, but was quickly brought down to earth.
NBA Free Agency: Blazers block Mavs attack Thybulle
6:17 p.m .: According to Michael Scotto, the Brooklyn Nets and Edmond Sumner have agreed to postpone the deadline for his salary guarantee. This gives the Nets more time to decide whether they want to give the guard his 2.24 million for the coming season and keep him in the roster.
6:06 p.m .: What’s next for Dallas? A few hours ago, Michael Mulford (Sports Illustrated) reported that the Mavericks would like to get rid of Tim Hardaway Jr. in addition to the well-known trade candidate Javale McGee. Was Thybulle already planned? Without him, Dallas is no longer very deep on the wing, making Hardaway’s departure less likely.
5:52 p.m .: According to Woj, Thybulle’s contract includes a player option for 11.5 million in the third year. Thybulle, 26, made nearly $4.4 million last season at Philadelphia and Portland, where he was traded in February.
5:44 p.m .: That didn’t last long: The Trail Blazers went along with the Mavericks’ offered three-year contract for Matisse Thybulle and are keeping the noble defender with it. Wojnarowski reports. Dallas had agreed with Thybulle just yesterday on a salary of 33 million over three years, he will now get this money from Portland for the time being.
5:41 p.m .: And what is Durant doing today? Just like back then have fun on the internet! “I’m now on threads with my Burner account. Come and find me,” wrote the Suns star via Twitter. Has anyone found him there?
NBA Free Agency: Did the Warriors miss their chance at Lillard?
5:32 p.m.: Exactly six years ago today, Kevin Durant officially signed with the Warriors, where he became a two-time champion in three seasons. A team with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green AND Damian Lillard would have been very reminiscent of the super team from back then. Whether this would have been possible is another question. Golden State should have provided more value for Lillard than it did for Paul.
5:20 p.m .: Did the Warriors miss the potential coup of the offseason? According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Lillard was interested in a move to Golden State before the team signed Chris Paul. Lillard grew up in the Bay Area. “When he asked for a trade, the Warriors would have been on the list with Miami,” Shelburne told radio station 95.7 The Game.
5:06 p.m.: Wow! A few hours ago, a leak was already buzzing through the internet, now it’s official: Kobe Bryant will be on the cover of NBA2K24! The game manufacturer just announced that.
5:02 p.m .: As with Lillard, there could still be some obstacles to a trade with Harden, since the bearded man also wants to go to a certain team. In his case, to the Clippers, who, according to Zach Lowe (ESPN), also draw clear boundaries as to who is available in return. Accordingly, LA does not want to part with either Terrence Mann or Norman Powell, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard were certainly never up for debate.
4:51 p.m .: Milwaukee is also strengthening, according to Shams Charania (The Athletic) the Bucks have agreed on a multi-year contract with AJ Green, the salary for the first season is fully guaranteed. The undrafted guard made 35 appearances for Milwaukee in his rookie season.
NBA Free Agency: Lillard’s agent warns other prospects
4:41 p.m .: Speaking of Blazers: According to Michael Scotto (HoopsHype), Portland and John Butler have agreed on a two-way contract. The center made 19 appearances last season.
4:32 p.m .: Back to Herro: It was surprising that Miami / Portland would not find a paying buyer for the 23-year-old. The up-and-coming scorer, who has already scored more than 20 points per game in two seasons with solid odds and is also quite valuable as a secondary playmaker with an average of 4.2 assists in the past season, gets 120 million over four years.
4:21 p.m .: Victor Wembanyama will make his eagerly awaited debut in the Summer League on Friday night if nothing comes up. Interesting: On the Spurs’ just-released roster for the Las Vegas league, the top pick is listed as a forward, not a center.
4:14 p.m .: There is more news that could be helpful for a trade from Lillard to Miami. According to Woj, several teams are willing to put down a “good first-round pick, maybe more” for Tyler Herro in a possible three-team trade with the Blazers and Heat. According to the reports of the past few days, Portland is not very interested in Herro, but more likely in a good pick.
3:58 p.m .: This “riddle” was certainly not a challenge for you, the reason for this tension is of course Damian Lillard, who ONLY wants to continue from the northwest to the southeast – to Miami. According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), his agent Aaron Goodwin is warning other interested teams that if they trade for Lillard they will end up with a dissatisfied player. Clear announcement!
3:56 p.m .: Hello everyone, what’s the mood like? In the NBA, she seems a little tight to me, even from the Northwest down to the Southeast… Let’s get started!
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