Tim MacMahon of ESPN passed along comments from the reigning Coach of the Year about potential solutions for resting players in nationally televised games, a hot-button topic. “I wouldn’t be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own salary, but it’s something that everyone would have to agree to,” Kerr said. “I think even just going down to 75 games, I think that would make a dramatic difference in schedule. Now I don’t see that happening because there is money at stake for everybody.”
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers and guard David Nwaba are finalizing a two-year deal, league sources tell @The Vertical. Team option for next season.
After the Jazz make their first playoff appearance in five years and likely win their first playoff game in seven years, they’ll have to evaluate the value of the point guard who helped get them there. Likewise, Hill will face major decisions about his priorities. He and Utah were eligible to sign a renegotiation-and-extension that could have paid him $88,684,652 through 2019-20, but they didn’t strike a deal by last month’s deadline.
Free-agent swingman Omri Casspi has come to terms on a rest-of-the-season contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to league sources.
That led to a text exchange with an NBA scout who responsibilities include attaching salary-cap value to players. Q: “Quick question: If Dwyane Wade were a free agent this summer, what is the maximum salary you think he could receive from a team for 2017-18?” A: “$20 million.” Q: “Still?” A: You said ‘max.’ More likely 12 to 15.”