Where will Joe Johnson be playing in 2016-17? Stein: Not. Brooklyn. That’s about as definitive as we can get this far away from free agency. But the more interesting question might be: Will Johnson finish this season in Brooklyn? There are some folks around the league who wonder if the Nets would consent to buying out Johnson after the Feb. 18 trade deadline if they can’t move him. The Nets would naturally dismiss any such suggestions, given that they have no other choice but to try to win as many games as they can before sending their unprotected 2016 top pick to Boston. But they also frequently insisted that they wouldn’t buy out Deron Williams before ultimately doing so.
May 28, 2016 | 6:12 am EDT Update
The Raptors and coach Dwane Casey are expected to soon begin talks on a contract extension, league sources said Friday night after Toronto’s season ended with a 113-87 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Spurs legend David Robinson was a guest on SiriusXM NBA Radio and touched on the topic of Duncan’s future. Needless to say. big Dave still thinks Duncan can still play. Pointing to the fact Duncan is still a threat on the block, in a great situation on a great team, and more, David says what Duncan brings is invaluable. Playoff time, he’s a guy you want to have with you. He knows how to play, he can make big-time plays down the stretch, he’s still a threat on the post and they still have to respect you. Tim can still play a couple more years if he wants to.