Daily Archives: June 29, 2023

Porzingis eager to bring ‘fire’ to his new Celtics team

BOSTON — The Celtics are not asking Kristaps Porzingis to replace Marcus Smart but the two are inextricably tied based on the three-team trade that delivered the 7-foot-3 center to Boston. After being introduced Thursday evening at the Auerbach Center, Porzingis stressed that his goal is to win over a new fan base by simply being himself on the court. …

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2023 NBA free agency: Kyrie Irving, Fred VanVleet headline 52-player list that no longer includes James Harden

The Denver Nuggets are the champs, the San Antonio Spurs have yet another franchise big man with Hall of Fame potential and free agency is upon us. If you’re not that psyched about that last part, though, you’re not alone. “Free agency doesn’t happen anymore, really,” Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in April. “The new free agency is players …

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Why joining C’s was ‘easy decision’ for Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis was officially introduced as the newest member of the Boston Celtics during his press conference Thursday at the Auerbach Center. Porzingis was acquired last week in a blockbuster three-team trade that sent Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies and both Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala to the Washington Wizards. The veteran big man allowed the deal to go …

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Old Dominion added to Arkansas basketball schedule

Duke took the headlines the other day, but Arkansas also has another non-conference game lined up for 2023-24 with an East Coast opponent. Old Dominion will play the Razorbacks in Bud Walton Arena on November 13 in what will be the first meeting between the schools. Arkansas also has games scheduled with Gardner-Webb on November 10 and Abilene Christian on …

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76ers will work to trade James Harden as he opts into final year of deal

Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden will opt into the final season of his $35.6 million contract with the idea that the Sixers will trade Harden, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until there is a resolution. Harden, the 2017-18 regular-season NBA MVP, was expected …

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NBA free agency: Player option tracker as James Harden opts in and Draymond Green, Khris Middleton opt out

Getty Images NBA free agency is just days away, and we’re getting a clearer picture of exactly who will be available this summer. Several players are facing decisions on player options for the 2023-24 season, and notable names like Draymond Green and Kyle Kuzma have already declined them. Green, as expected, turned down his $27.6 million player option with the …

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Andre Drummond accepts player option, will stay with Bulls

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Andre Drummond has picked up his player option for the 2022-23 season and will remain with the Chicago Bulls. The option is worth $3.36 million. Drummond will return to Chicago to presumably back up Nikola Vucevic, who just signed a three-year, $60 million contract extension with the Bulls. This news conflicts with a previous …

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9 potential Bulls’ targets in NBA free agency

Presented by Nationwide Insurance Agent Jeff Vukovich When NBA free agency begins Friday evening, the Chicago Bulls will have the opportunity to upgrade their shooting. Local product—and onetime Bull—Max Strus is widely expected to now command upwards of the non-taxpayer mid-level salary-cap exception after his strong season for the Miami Heat. Donte DiVincenzo also could command enough interest to drive …

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2023 NBA free agency: James Harden, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving headline list of 54 possible free agents

The Denver Nuggets are the champs, the San Antonio Spurs have yet another franchise big man with Hall of Fame potential and, in a matter of days, free agency will be here. If you’re not that psyched about that last part, though, you’re not alone. “Free agency doesn’t happen anymore, really,” Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in April. “The …

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Draymond keeping Steph, Klay updated on NBA free agency chatter

As Draymond Green enters NBA free agency for the first time in his career, he’s making sure to bring the guys who have been by his side every step of the way. There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of Green after the four-time champion declined his $27.6 million player option with the Warriors, but he is keeping longtime …

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