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The Spurs' quarterfinal match against the Wizards is set for Saturday at 9:00 p.m. CST.
The 76ers are the guests of honor at the Chicago Bulls block party right now.
Kawhi's (projected) max five-year extension: Year 1: $16.63 million Year 2: $17.87M Year 3: $19.12M Year 4: $20.37M Year 5: $21.61M
Kawhi's maximum extension (based on cap projections): Year 1: $16.63 million Year 2: $17.87M Year 3: $19.12M Year 4: $20.37M
Summary of last tweets: Don't be surprised when Kawhi earns a massive extension. Also, he'll be very worth the price tag.
Once you bump Kawhi's minutes to 33+, he's worth at least $14 million per year based on win share projections.
$74 million for Kawhi may sound crazy, but he'll still be in his early 20's and minutes/opportunity will open up in the post Duncan era.
Re "Derrick Rose rule": It allows a player to earn 30 percent of the cap instead of 25 if they meet certain incentives (MVP, all-NBA etc).
CBA quirk: Spurs could save upwards of $15-20 million in a extension, because Kawhi's Finals MVP doesn't count for the "Derrick Rose rule."
If the Spurs make Kawhi their "designated player", he could earn a maximum five-year, $95-96 million extension.
Based on 2015-16 cap projections, Kawhi's maximum extension would be worth four-years, $74 million.
My last day in Vegas is today (thank god). I told Ime Udoka I’d see him at the championship parade after the postgame interview. He laughed.
Daye 20 points, Anderson 7 points in 4th, cotton 11 points. SA had 5 players score in double figures.
Spurs win 86-77 over the Jazz. Play in the LVSL Quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 pm pacific time.
The Spurs will face the winner of the Heat and Wizards in the quarterfinals.
Final: Spurs 86, Jazz 77. Daye with 20 points, 3 steals. Thomas had 14 points, 54 FG%.
Spurs pretty much Spurring their way to a win this afternoon.
That possession was all the Summer League. Scramble on the floor, near turnover at the other end, then air ball.
Boris Diaw move from Anderson. You're only going to hear that comparison a couple thousand times this season.
Heart-stopping Summer League action in front of hundreds in Vegas. Spurs lead the Jazz by two, 3:03 left.
JaMychal Green’s not going to make the Spurs, but he’s had a helluva LVSL.
Surprisingly fun, back-and-forth quarter here after three periods of free throw-laden basketball. Tied at 69 with 4:31 left.
Anderson nothing but net from distance. Hesitated then shot the three.
I wonder how pressing the need for point guard depth while Patty Mills is out will be with Kyle Anderson on the roster.
I’m waiting for the timeout hype man to decide, “You know what, he only gets two chances!” Instead of asking the crowd if he should get 3.
Basically, they created a tourney to make it seem like there’s an end goal to this thing and instead sabotaged (somewhat) the real end game.
In related news, Anderson has to sit down again because he picked up his fourth foul of the game.
Kyle Anderson has picked up his fourth foul early in the third, he's back on the bench.
I get the idea of six fouls for knockout games in the LVSL, but that tends to hinder getting some of these young guys court time...
..solely on SL performances. Lindsey is now the GM with the Jazz.
Good point by Ex-Spurs front office guy Dennis Lindsey. Said when he was with SA, George Hill had a rough SL, but they don't evaluate..
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Kyle Anderson is the best lob thrower on the Spurs roster, summer league or otherwise, right now.
Anderson only played 3:42 minutes in first half because of three quick fouls he picked up. SA 8 assists on 12 makes.
AUSTIN DAYE HEAT CHECK: Blocked.
11 points for Thomas, just scored on a two handed dunk. SA only down 1 point after Daye three.
Despite foul trouble for Anderson and Jeff Ayres, Spurs are hanging around this loaded (by LVSL standards) Jazz team. Down 28-25 right now.
Hey, remember when someone said they'd rather have Austin Daye over Pau Gasol?
Cotton with a mid-range jumper in transition, his first 2 points of the game.
Rodney Hood's jumper is reminding me of the Michael Redd in his prime. A quick-fire jumper from a lefty.
That’s why you’re seeing Kyle Anderson getting subbed out when he picked up his second and third fouls.
FYI, players are only allowed six fouls in the knockout portion of the summer league, as opposed to 10 in the group games.
Ime Udoka with the Pop-approved run-stopping timeout. Veteran move.
Anderson picks up his 3rd foul. Hood got him to bite on a pump fake.
That first quarter took entirely too long thanks for 14 combined free throw attempts. Jazz lead Spurs 17-16 after 1.
Backwards bounce pass by Exum tho...
Vander Blue gets the call as backup guard off the bench, had a solid outing yesterday for SA. Cotton to bench.
As commentators just said, once you're in tournament, no longer can you tally 10 fouls, it's down to normal 6. Anderson with 2 early.
Udoka pulls Anderson early as Kyle collected 2 quick fouls, in comes Thomas.
It only took a minute for Kyle Anderson superlatives: He has an "unbelievable skill set."
Kyle Anderson block in the open court.
Spurs starters: Bryce Cotton, Darius Moris, Kyle Anderson, Austin Daye, Jeff Ayres.
Marco Belinelli is the perfect example of the Spurs effect (right). http://t.co/axJjoC082Z
Had a great time at the ESPYS...LA I'm out ... Switzerland
Programming note: Spurs-Jazz will be televised on NBA TV at 5:00 p.m. CST.
Fun fact on Messina: Fluent in Spanish as well as English and (of course) Italian, can "get by" with French and Russian.
Back in my old Denver haunts for a few days ... temp this morning: 57 F. Temp the day I departed San Antonio: 100 F.
He seemed game for it.
Joked with Jeff Ayres that if the Spurs win the LVSL title, he should be able to take the trophy on his own tour a la the Larry O’Brien.