Welcome to the Aug. 25 issue of the NBA Rumors Bulletin, your one-stop source for Jumper Brasil about league market moves!
Mavericks confirm expectations and will release McGee
JaVale McGee, as expected, will not be part of the Dallas Mavericks roster next season. According to Marc Stein, from the platform Substack, the team has already “hit the hammer” and will dismiss the pivot before the start of the pre-season. But it won’t be a simple termination of contract. The team intends to use the extension clause and thus “soften” the impact of the deal on its payroll.
The veteran, at first, still has $ 11.7 million in salaries to be received for the next two seasons. However, using the so-called stretch provision, this amount can be spread over five years. McGee arrived at the Texan franchise with some expectations and prospects for starting, but he had a poor season. He posted 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 42 games last season.
Four franchises would be interested in Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin he is still a free agent and, therefore, is looking for a team for next season. But that quest may be coming to an end. Veteran has become one of the best booster options available after the market deflated. And several teams are interested. According to Sam Amico, from the portal HoopsWirefour franchises monitor the situation of the center forward.
The Boston Celtics, for starters, want the 34-year-old athlete to stay. He didn’t have a huge court presence last season, but he was praised in the locker room. The Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are those interested. Griffin, for the time being, would be in no hurry to resolve his future.
Sixers Wouldn’t Prioritize Terance Mann Over Harden
Terance Mann became an unexpected protagonist in the Clippers negotiations to have the ace James Harden. The Philadelphia 76ers wanted to include the athlete in the negotiation, but the Angelinos resisted including him. However, the situation is not quite like that. According to Vincent Goodwill, from the website Yahoo! Sportsthe winger would not be a priority for the Sixers in the transaction.
The focus of the president of the franchise, Daryl Morey, is more on choices of draft than players. And, therefore, the negotiations have not advanced so far. The Sixers, by the way, have already informed Harden that he will not be in a trade. Mann, 26, averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season.
With bloated rotation, Magic considers changing point guards
The Orlando Magic certainly has one of the most bloated starting rotations in the NBA. It only got worse with the selection of Anthony Black with the sixth choice of draft. The expectation of rivals, then, is that the franchise makes moves to balance the team. According to Jake Fischer of the network Yahoo! SportsFlorida officials are expected to consider trading some of their point guards.
The reporter found out that the two most speculated names behind the scenes are Cole Anthony and Jalen Suggs. In this case, the tendency is for the first to be the greatest candidate. The son of former player Greg Anthony, after all, lost his place in the team last season. More than that, he played six minutes less compared to the previous campaign.
Anthony participated in 60 games last season, averaging 13.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists. In addition, he made more than 36% of his long-range shots – a career high.
– Moses Brown, for starters, will compete for a roster spot on the Portland Trail Blazers during the preseason. The pivot signed a non-guaranteed contract to participate in the team’s preparation period.
– The point guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, meanwhile, entered the crosshairs of the Miami Heat. The Ukrainian would be one of the athletes monitored to rebuild the team’s roster after a possible exchange for star Damian Lillard.
– On the other hand, the Magic will have a Dunk Contest winner in pre-season training. the shipowner Mac McClung will sign a partially guaranteed bond with the Florida franchise.
– And finally, do you remember Jeff Withey? Because the former Utah Jazz center will take his talents to basketball in Israel. He was announced as a reinforcement for Hapoel Tel Aviv until the end of the next season.
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