Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton will file paperwork to exercise his $3.9 million player option for the 2015-16 season, league sources told RealGM. Picking up the option was the clear choice for Felton, a 10-year NBA veteran.
November 24, 2015 | 3:33 pm EST Update
Ben Bolch: I asked Austin Rivers about being in an awkward spot if the Clippers held a players-only meeting and he had some interesting responses. Austin Rivers: “If we have a players meeting, it’s about what the players need to say and whatever we say is going to stay in that meeting. If they said something about my Pop, my father, I wouldn’t care because if it needs to be said, it needs to be said.”
“I think what we get caught up in, in our league too much is trying to compare greats to greats instead of just accepting and acknowledging and saying, ‘Wow, these are just great players,'” James said. “I think in the NFL when you talk about great quarterbacks, they don’t really compare great quarterbacks. They say, ‘Oh, Joe Montana is great.’ You know, ‘Tom Brady is great. Aaron Rodgers is great. Steve Young is great.’ (Terry) Bradshaw, all those great quarterbacks they never compare them as much, but when it comes to our sport we’re so eager to say, ‘Who is better, Oscar or (Michael) Jordan?’ or, ‘Jordan or LeBron or Kobe (Bryant) or these guys?’ instead of just accepting greatness.”
Brief conversations have started about changing the playoff format to counter the imbalance. “There’s always been a conversation,” LeBron James said. “Obviously our conference has always been downplayed the last couple years and we’ve kind of taken it personal.”