Before injuries derailed his career, Anfernee "Penny" H…

Before injuries derailed his career, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was one of the most exciting, promising young players in the league. He made four All-Star teams and three All-NBA teams in his first six seasons with the Orlando Magic before being dealt to the Suns, where his body slowly deteriorated. According to Hardaway, the offcourt persona is an essential part of being an NBA superstar, and that’s why he thinks San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard doesn’t deserve the title [of superstar]. Hardaway explained his position on Sirius XM’s NBA show, “Bottomline.”
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The San Antonio Spurs had interest in signing Lauri Markkanen in free agency, but his asking price exceeded what they were willing to pay, according to Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective. San Antonio, however, signed Zach Collins to a three-year, $22 million deal despite his multiple ankle surgeries. The number San Antonio gave Collins offers some insight into what Markkanen is seeking well beyond that.
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The New Orleans Pelicans offered Chris Paul a three-year, $100 million contract in free agency before he agreed to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns on a four-year, $120 million deal that is partially guaranteed. “And Chris Paul, who they offered $100 million from what I understand,” said Brian Windhorst. “It helped Phoenix convince to give him at least partially guaranteed fourth year… I think Chris entertained it for some period of time.”
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