In an exclusive interview with NetsDaily, Allen Crabbe talked about how he almost became a Net; what’s it like to stare at a $70 million offer sheet; how much he liked the idea of a new culture run by Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson; and, of course, what if the Trail Blazers hadn’t matched… On large contract offered and whether he was flattered by it: “At first when they made the offer, I thought somebody was joking with me. You know man, it was my first free agency and I knew the new TV deal kicked in so the salary cap went up significantly, but I still didn’t know exactly what my range was. When they told me that (pauses with impressed face) I had so many feelings. I was excited, happy. It was a crazy feeling just knowing that a team wanted me like that. It felt really good.”
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Young, much less of a jester than Hollis-Jefferson, talked about seeing the teenage talent at “his house,” as the host worded it. The 27-year-old seemed to like that. “It’s huge,” Young, a Nike athlete, said. “The Jordan Game is huge for Brooklyn, you know. And to say that they’ve played at Barclays Center is huge. This is a great atmosphere.”
The All-Star Game is headed to Charlotte for 2017 and although nothing is official, league sources consider Los Angeles and Brooklyn to be strong favorites to land All-Star Weekend for 2018 and 2019. Cleveland has put in a bid for 2018. Sources say the league feels Brooklyn is deserving of its own All-Star Weekend in the near future since it shared the event with New York in 2015.