Monthly Archives: June 2023

Why Draymond’s four-year, $100M contract is win for Warriors, fans

Savor this day, Warriors fans, and not because Draymond Green has agreed to re-sign with the only NBA franchise he has ever known. Savor it because he’s staying with the only career-long teammates he has ever had. Back in 2012, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were in the room to welcome Draymond the rookie and now, four championships later, all …

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NBA free agency 2023 tracker, cap space, start date, more

Things are about to get nutty in the NBA. The offseason is driving fast towards the next stage of the calendar following the conclusion of the 2023 draft. The San Antonio Spurs officially took Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 pick, and 57 selections followed as teams added more youth to their respective rosters. But now, roster constructions for the …

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Knicks, Pacers discuss Obi Toppin trade

Apr 5, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin (1) drives against Indiana Pacers forward Jordan Nwora (13) during the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports / © Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports The Knicks and Pacers have touched base recently to discuss trades involving Obi Toppin. The Knicks are currently seeking draft …

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San Diego State remaining in Mountain West as Aztecs back off intention to withdraw from conference

Getty Images San Diego State plans to notify the Mountain West Conference that it’s no longer intending withdraw from the league, sources confirmed to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. This decision is a sharp turnaround just weeks after the Aztecs had sent a letter to the conference outlining their intentions to depart the league while asking for an extension to give …

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San Diego State remaining in Mountain West: Aztecs back off intention to withdraw from conference

Getty Images San Diego State plans to notify the Mountain West Conference that it’s no longer intending withdraw from the league, sources confirmed to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. This decision is a sharp turnaround just weeks after the Aztecs had sent a letter to the conference outlining their intentions to depart the league while asking for an extension to give …

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CP3’s one-word reply to if Warriors should bring Draymond back

A soon-to-be Warrior is weighing in on Draymond Green’s future. Green declined his $27.6 million player option last week, making him an unrestricted free agent and allowing him to explore the open market for the first time in his 11-year NBA career. A lot of uncertainty looms over Golden State as the negotiation window begins Friday at 3 p.m. PT, …

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Kyrie Irving to meet with Lakers, Clippers, Suns, Heat and Rockets

Getty Images Kyrie Irving plans to cast a wide net when it comes to his free agency decision this summer. In addition to meeting with the Dallas Mavericks, the team that traded for him earlier this year, and the Phoenix Suns, Irving also plans to meet with the Lakers, Clippers, Rockets and Heat, league sources tell Bill Reiter of CBS Sports. …

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Sixers not planning to extend Tyrese Maxey this summer

The Sixers are not planning to sign Tyrese Maxey to a contract extension this summer, a source confirmed Friday to NBC Sports Philadelphia. PhillyVoice’s Kyle Neubeck first reported the news. Maxey remains a big part of the Sixers’ plans moving forward and the team’s aim is to maintain flexibility, a source confirmed. The 22-year-old will play the 2023-24 season on …

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James Harden trade rumors: Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on board with potential deal

Another year, another trade request from James Harden. The veteran shooting guard picked up the $35.6 million player option for the final year of his contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, but only with the expectation that the two sides will work together on a trade, according to Shams Charania.  Harden’s preferred destination is the Los Angeles Clippers, per Sam Amick, …

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Bracketology 2024: Kansas is top seed ahead of No. 1s Duke, Purdue and Michigan State in preseason prediction

With college basketball’s transfer portal season possibly winding down, it seems like a good time for a pre-preseason Bracketology and a projected NCAA Tournament bracket. I say winding down, but there were at least three noteworthy transfers just this week, so it’s not over yet. I’m not sure it ever really ends. One team that has taken full advantage of …

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Every important trade, signing, rumor, and report in one place

NBA free agency is the embodiment of chaos theory every year — and this year James Harden didn’t even wait for free agency to begin before bringing the crazy. What follows is a tracker of the latest signings, trades, rumors and reports all in one place (all in order of when they happened, with the most recent news on top). …

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NBA board of governors to vote on penalties for flopping, awarding a second coach’s challenge, per report

Getty Images The NBA Board of Governors is expected to vote on July 11 to approve changes that involve flopping and coach’s challenges, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The changes, if approved are expected to take effect during the upcoming 2023-24 season.  The Board of Governors will vote to approve an in-game penalty for flopping, which could result in a …

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Could Boston’s Malcolm Brogdon still end up a Los Angeles Clipper?

Differing accounts of what axed the trade of 2023 Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first iteration of the three-team swap that brought big man Kristaps Porzingis to the Boston Celtics have had the reason being everything from a matter of timing to concerning results from a medical evaluation being proffered as …

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5 most important Michigan basketball players in 2023 season

This is Part 4 of the Free Press’ “Five most important players” series, in which we take a look at the x-factors for the six major beats. Check out Part 1 on the Detroit Lions, Part 2 on the Detroit Tigers and Part 3 on the Michigan football team. After missing the NCAA tournament in 2023, then losing the Wolverines’ three best …

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Chicago Bulls extend a qualifying offer to Coby White

The Chicago Bulls has extended a qualifying offer to Coby White, making him a restricted free agent. It has been plenty of speculation that the Bulls would stick with White, especially after news broke that their starting point guard Lonzo Ball would miss all of next season. The decision to make White a restricted free agent allows the Chicago Bulls …

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Should we be preparing for James Harden to end up with the Clippers?

The NBA’s free-agent marketplace can shift at a moment’s notice. James Harden picking up his $35.6 million player option for the 2023-24 season Thursday afternoon, with the goal of Philadelphia finding a trade partner for Harden to leave the 76ers, counts for a clear disruption. For months, Harden’s future seemed to hang in the balance between staying alongside MVP center …

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