Atlanta Hawks Rumors
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder revealed that he aspires to become an owner of his hometown team Braunschweig, currently competing in the German BBL (First Division). “We definitely want to take over a lot here and of course help financially, of course. I think I’ll buy the team so to also have a say as co-owner,” Schroder said during the German League game of Braunschweig against Gottingen, per Sport 1.
“We want to build a top-five team here in Germany. That’s my dream because I come from Braunschweig,” [Dennis Schroeder] added. Schroder also mentioned that he wants to be present in the World Cup Qualifiers game of Germany against Austria, played in Braunschweig on June 29. “It would mean a lot to me,” he said.
DeAndre Jordan came close to being dealt to the Cavaliers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but the deal fell through because the Clippers were unwilling to absorb Iman Shumpert’s salary. This makes the summer ahead that much more interesting for Jordan. With the salary cap flattening, only seven teams are expected to have over $10 million in cap space. There were 10 such teams last summer and 25 in 2016, as ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Brian Windhorst recently wrote. A dearth of free-agent funds will lead to a hard choice for Jordan, who has a player option worth $24.1 million for the 2018-19 season. But multiple league executives think it’s unlikely that he’d receive that type of money annually on the open market. Most of the teams that are expected to have money, like the Hawks, 76ers, and Nets, don’t need an expensive 30-year-old rim-running center, and the teams that do need one won’t have to pay him max money.
He also knew that he needed to circle back and connect with James again. The Cavaliers’ charter flight would be leaving soon for Atlanta, and he wanted one more face-to-face meeting. This time, he told James of the trades they were completing — and asked for his blessing to offer Wade the chance to return to Miami. Wade’s role would be minimized in Cleveland, and Altman wanted to afford him the respect of letting him return to his old team. Altman had called Heat GM Andy Elisburg with the Wade idea. He ran it past president Pat Riley. Sure, they told him. We’ll bring him home. Let us know.