Free Agency Rumors
But Durant could nix that issue by taking a starting salary of $31.8 million — a 20 percent increase from this season, but about $4 million less than his projected max. That would allow the Warriors to sign him under his non-Bird rights, freeing them to go over the cap to retain Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala. At Saturday’s All-Star availability in New Orleans, Durant was asked if that’s something he would consider. “We’ll figure that out when the time comes,” Durant said.
The 10-day contract of guard Marcus Georges-Hunt with the Miami Heat has expired, with the Heat currently lacking a roster spot to re-sign him. Georges-Hunt then had his moments for the Eastern Conference in Saturday’s D-League All-Star Game in New Orleans, with a key late basket and rebound in his team’s 105-100 victory in New Orleans. Georges-Hunt played as a representative of the Boston Celtics’ affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, finishing with eight points and four assists.
Tracy McGrady: “I think it affects (the Knicks) in free agency. Not only in that situation but all the things that have accumulated over this season. Phil Jackson going at Melo publicly. Like, what are you doing? You’re supposed to be on the same team. Like you’re supposed to be encouraging your brother and giving him some of you expertise and helping him become a better player. And it’s just an unfortunate situation. I feel bad for Melo. But he’s handled it so well. Me in that situation? It probably would be a different story.”
Albert Nahmad: Gordon Hayward might be the best and most fun interview in the whole of the NBA right now, given his crazy possible options this summer… If Gordon Hayward makes All NBA honors, he could be incentivized to choose a $16.7M player option over a $30.6M max salary. If Gordon Hayward misses All NBA honors, most appealing free agent contract might be virtually identical no matter where he chooses to sign.
Kwame Brown is practicing with Sakarya, the leader of TBL – Turkish second divison – standings at the moment, and so far his comeback does not seem to be in the right track. The strength and conditioning coach of Sakarya Serhat Gunes posted a photo with Brown, the player has been already tested in a scrimmage against an other club, but so far is seems that Sakarya is not interested in signing him.