Sources said Parsons is still likely to exercise his right this summer to opt out of the final season of his three-year, $46 million deal. He is expected to receive maximum-contract offers in free agency, with sources considering the Mavs the front-runners to keep him.
May 27, 2017 | 5:51 pm EDT Update
But Lue already knows plenty about Brown. He also knows there’s a long-time bet to pay off. “I owe him 100 dollars from when I was a rookie,” Lue said with a laugh Saturday afternoon following the Cavaliers’ film and practice session. “He was with the Spurs and I was with the Lakers and I lost. I tried to pay him and he wouldn’t take the money so he says I always owe him. He’s always been a great guy.”
“It’s night and day,” Bradley said of the change in Stevens. “I’m just happy that I’m able to play for him. He’s a really great coach. And just like the guys on this team, he’s open, and I feel like he’s just a special coach because he just cares about us. And he cares about us becoming better basketball players and better men. I mean, all the guys that he brought in, all the speakers, I could go down the list. It shows that he really cares about us as men. And I just appreciate him for that. He’s definitely grown over these years.