HoopsHype Awards rumors
Knowing that George had a good chance of making the All-NBA team again, the Pacers preemptively negotiated a provision that would limit the bonus. Instead of giving George 30 percent of the salary cap, as he was eligible for by making the two All-NBA teams, the Pacers and their franchise star agreed to 27 percent. This was the first time this type of deal had been agreed to. In return, the Pacers gave George an opt-out clause in 2018 so he can become a free agent sooner if he chooses. ESPN.com
Noah’s first-team nod gives him a $500K bonus that was originally deemed unlikely. It’ll be added to his cap figure, but it probably won’t be enough to tip the Bulls over the luxury tax line this season, as they scrambled to make late season moves to avoid any scenario in which they would have to do so. Hoops Rumors
For making an All-NBA Team on his rookie contract, Damian Lillard shall receive a $250,000 bonus from adidas for his troubles, CSNNW.com is informed. The kid is bringing in the dough. CSNNW.com
Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Wayne Embry -- the first African-American general manager and the first African-American team president in professional sports -- will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Team Operations presented by the Global Sports Management Summit during its meetings May 27-29 in Chicago. Cleveland Plain Dealer
Dan Wetzel: Miami's Shane Battier has won NBA's Teammate of the Year award. Official announcement tomorrow. Chauncey Billups won in 2013. Twitter
Sergio Rodriguez has been named Most Valuable Player of the 2013-14 Euroleague season. Rodriguez led Madrid in both scoring (13.5 ppg.) and assists (5 apg.) despite playing the fourth-most minutes on the team. Rodriguez ranked fourth in the league in three-point shooting accuracy (48.8%), fifth in average assists, seventh in performance index rating (15.7) and was also among the league's top 10 in free throw accuracy (89.2%) and steals (1.2 spg.). Rodriguez led the league in assists (8.8 apg. prorated over 40 minutes), was second in performance index rating (27.7 per 40) and third in scoring (23.9 ppg. per 40). RealGM
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