Kyrie Irving could have been a Pacer and Paul George could have been a Cavalier, but the Cavaliers ultimately decided against it.
The Pacers were initially willing to do a deal with George for Irving straight up, but the Cavaliers rejected it “several” times, per a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
The Raptors decided to bring most of the band back together: Kyle Lowry re-upped for $100 million over three years and Serge Ibaka took $65 million over three years. That is Toronto’s window. If they aren’t at the precipice of breaking through to the Finals in two years, in 2019, it will be time to break it all up.
Paul Flannery on the Sixers beginning to move past The Process.
Yes. Bill Rhoden suggests July 1 be dubbed Big O Day in honor of Oscar Robertson, who paved the path for NBA free agency (and the buckets of money that now come with it) decades ago.
It appears the Kings tossed a max offer at Otto Porter, but the forward will be meeting with a couple of other teams before deciding which offer sheet to sign. The Wizards should probably be hoping for a max four-year offer with no options as a best case scenario. If the Kings or another team wanted to get goofy, they could offer a three-year max with an early termination option and 15 percent trade kicker, which Cheap UK NFL Jerseys would make Porter more expensive sooner. (Why doesn’t Washington just make the max Jimmy Butler Cheap Texas Rangers Jerseys offer and be done? What a good question!)
Tim Kawakami breaks down how Andre Iguodala got $48 million guaranteed out of the Warriors, and what it means for Golden State going forward.