Skipping out on the Olympics, albeit a tough decision because of personal reasons and national pride, will prevent Exum from being overextended too quickly this summer due to national team duties. “At this stage the most important thing for me right now is to continue training,” Exum said via a press release. “It’s been great to be back on the court competing, and I’m really motivated to help the Jazz have a successful season this year. My support and best wishes will be with the Boomers this summer, and I look forward to future opportunities to represent my home country.”
August 3, 2021 | 3:13 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Carmelo Anthony has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his manager Bay Frazier tells ESPN.
Bobby Marks: Breakdown of the Steph Curry extension: 2022-23: $48.0 million 2023-24: $51.9 million 2024-25: $55.7 million 2025-26: $59.6 million Rules of the CBA allow the first year salary to be 105% off the prior years salary even if it exceeds the maximum allowed ($41.6M).
August 3, 2021 | 3:06 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Two-time MVP Steph Curry has agreed on a four-year, $215M contract extension with the Golden State Warriors, making him the first player in history to sign two career $200 million-plus deals, his agent Jeff Austin of @Octagon tells ESPN.