But did Krause think it would be this tough? You know, 10-43 tough with the winning percentage actually expected to plunge over the final 29 games? “I’m not surprised at all,” Krause said by phone Wednesday night. “I knew Phil had a bad ballclub. If [James] Dolan offered him $2 million a year or even $5 million, he wouldn’t have taken it. But $12 million is overwhelming. Phil didn’t take the job because he thought he had a playoff club. He took the job for the money.”
June 30, 2015 | 8:39 am EDT Update
Ryan Ward: Woj on LaMarcus Aldridge: “Ultimately will come down to the Spurs or taking that 5th that POR can guarantee him.” (@FOXSportsLive): 28 more rumors
Tonight, an hour before midnight, the Spurs will begin calling free agents. Gregg Popovich, however, says he won’t join in. “I’m not calling anyone at midnight,” he said. “I’ll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don’t want them.”
Michael Scotto: Knicks won’t extend a qualifying offer to Quincy Acy, league source confirms. First reported by Yahoo. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent.
D-League Digest: Ousmane Drame out of Quinnipiac University will play summer league with the Washington Wizards, his agent tells D-League Digest.
D-League Digest: Kevin Jones will play for Oklahoma City and Milwaukee’s summer league teams, his agent confirms with D-League Digest.
D-League Digest: Will Young and Xavier Munford will play summer league with the LA Lakers, their agent tells D-League Digest.