Oklahoma City Thunder Rumors
Who else? Phil Jackson: “We were also interested in guys like Enes Kanter, Arron Afflalo. … Guys we thought could be good fits in our game plan. We weighed all of our options, but, obviously, none of those things came to be. Actually, no really serious discussions took place until about two, three hours before the trading deadline. It was all kind of chaotic and totally fascinating.”
As New Zealand’s national program prepares to lock horns with the Australian Boomers in a two-game Olympic qualification series, Steven Adams’ agency has addressed his status for the pivotal FIBA Oceania Championships. “Due to scheduling conflicts over the coming months and Steven’s focus on being ready for the start of the 2015-16 regular season, Steven would not have been able to join the national team until very late in their tour,” explained Adams’ management, Wasserman Media Group. “Because he does not think it is the right thing to join the team so late in the process he will not be participating with the New Zealand national team in the Oceania series.
In Washington, the rookie extension of Beal will be front and center. It is well known in NBA circles that the Wizards are lining up their books to make a run at DC native Kevin Durant next summer. Washington right now has roughly $27 million in cap space in 2016-17. The Wizards’ cap space could jump to $38 million when you factor in four players that have partial or non-guaranteed contracts. The above mentioned cap space does factor in the $14.2 million cap hold for Beal.
I don’t know if Kevin Durant is going to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder next summer, but I do know that if he decides to consider the idea and visit a short list of teams, the Mavericks will be one of them.