Sam Amick: There are some people in the league who would not be surprised at all if [the Cavaliers] are pretty quiet [at the trade deadline], and then maybe improve around the margins. I heard some stuff today—nothing juicy in terms of specifics—but just the idea that GM Koby Altman is certainly active and talking to a lot of teams, and trying to turn over every rock. So we’ll see. The Brooklyn pick is front and center, and the debate about whether or not they should give it up. I would be shocked at this point if they changed their stance and put that on the table. I think [the Brooklyn pick is] the Dan Gilbert baby he wants to use to rebuild if and when LeBron James leaves.
April 19, 2021 | 9:26 pm EDT Update
April 19, 2021 | 8:15 pm EDT Update
Nick DePaula: At 6:36 AM today I received a text: “Vanessa Bryant did not renew contract. Kobe and Nike are done.” I’ve been working since to confirm what this means ahead for the Nike / Kobe Bryant partnership. As of right now — there is no ongoing contract for future Kobe releases. pic.twitter.com/5vuyQg6Gw6