When he does sign, it will change his life, even if he is correct that it won’t change him. “It’s an unbelievable feeling, it gives you financial freedom,” veteran teammate Jamal Crawford said about an athlete signing his first mammoth contract. “Then you start thinking about generations. It’s not about you anymore. You’re able to set up your grandkids, your mom, your dad, other family members you care about. It just gives you a freedom, a peace so you can concentrate on the task at hand and be the ultimate professional.”
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Sean Cunningham: Andrew Wiggins request for religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination denied by the NBA. League statement below. pic.twitter.com/kXFGXiS8hy
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Avery Bradley is coming off a couple of down seasons but was one of the league’s stingiest individual defenders earlier in his career, and he’s only 30. He’s been given the impression, per a source, that he will have a real chance to make the roster and, with Thompson out early in the season, there’s a clear path to playing time if he rediscovers his old form, which would catapult him back onto the market next summer.