The place where Wilt Chamberlain famously banged a large portion of his alleged 20,000 hookups is for sale … and can be yours for a small fee of $18.99 MILLION!! You know the story … the NBA legend claimed the number of women he slept with was in the tens of thousands — and the mansion that harbored his “sex room” and presumably the majority of those trysts has now hit the market.
Three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry has partnered with Tolliver on one project in Springfield. In a phone interview with the News-Leader, Tolliver wouldn't reveal which development Curry has invested in but confirmed it's definitely one in Springfield.
He also said getting NBA players to invest in the Queen City doesn't necessarily begin with, "do you want to invest in Springfield?" "It's more so a conversation about real estate first," Tolliver said. "It's not a big deal about where it's at or where it's located. If a deal is going to produce a 10-15 percent return, then what difference does it make?"
Following the sale of his Calabasas home with a basketball court to radio broadcaster Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo, longtime NBA player Al Harrington has settled into a new place just a few miles up the road. The Mediterranean estate, for which he paid $3.8 million, offers a little more privacy. It’s set at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers sweeping views of Ahmanson Ranch from a spacious backyard.
The Thunder star has reportedly purchased a 9,000 square foot home in the Los Angeles community of Westside for $19.75 million, according to public records researched by the Los Angeles Times. Per the Times, the multi-level home has living space across two floors and also includes 4,000 feet of basement level space. The home sits on property formerly owned by television star Anthony LaPaglia.
NBA star and savvy businessman Kevin Durant has rewarded himself with a $12.05-million oceanfront mansion in Malibu, California. Mr. Durant, a 29-year-old forward for the Golden State Warriors and founder of The Durant Co., used a limited liability company to purchase the 5,136-square-foot contemporary house on April 16.
Pro basketball player Iman Shumpert and singer-actress Teyana Taylor, whose VH1 reality show "Teyana & Iman" is set to premier in March, have bought a home in Studio City for $2.996 million. Competed last year, contemporary-style house is visually dramatic with offset rooflines and a monochromatic facade. The wide front of the home gives way to a wealth of open-plan space highlighted by 12-foot-high ceilings and Italian tile floors.
He bought a house in Vegas in 2005. "Oh my god," he said in an interview with Maverick Carter for the website Uninterrupted. James said that he decided to make the ill-advised purchase early in his career because his team's training camp was in Vegas. "I'm young, I don't know. I'm having a ball there playing. Also having a good time. I'm 21, 22. My family's coming out, they love it. Let's buy a house! Who buys a house in Vegas?" he said, laughing.
David Lee, a two-time all-star in the NBA, is listing a three-unit condominium at the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood for sale at $22.5 million. Lee purchased the property in early March from real estate investor Thomas J. Swann III and has spent the last six months reworking the footprint of the home to maximize city to ocean views.
DeMarcus Cousins is leaving Northern California in the rear view mirror for good ... putting his RIDICULOUS pad on the market ... and asking $5.4 milli for the digs. The NBA superstar plopped down $4.7 million for the 6 bed, 8 bath Granite Bay joint back in 2013 -- right after inking a $62 million deal with the Kings.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons has found a new spot to spend his offseasons, buying a home in Bel-Air for $10.9 million, according to real estate sources not authorized to comment on the deal. The modern farmhouse, developed by Justin Barth of Barth Partners, was completed this year and has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in more than 9,100 square feet of living space.
Former Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy and his wife, Sarah, on Monday sold their six-bedroom, 6,234-square-foot limestone mansion in Lincoln Park for $3.9 million. Dunleavy, 36, played for the Bulls from 2013 until 2016, when the team traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He currently is a free agent.
The Miami Heat guard recently put his Pinecrest estate on the market for $5.25 million, but said this week it had nothing do to with protecting the resources from the four-year, $50 million free-agent contract he signed last summer. Instead, during an appearance at the Heat's youth camp at Miami-Dade College, Johnson said the nearly 12,000-foot home would best be split into dual investments. "I'm not necessarily in a rush," he said. "I'll see when somebody puts an offer in or something like that. It was just a business decision to help my mom out. So that way I can get her a home that's just as nice as mine. She probably deserves one that's nicer than mine."
Khloe and her NBA superstar BF spent their Wednesday house hunting in L.A. We're told they're not buying a house together ... he's looking to rent a place in the Hollywood Hills or the Valley where he and Khloe can stay when they're in the city. She has a house in Calabasas -- Bieber's old house -- about an hour's drive from Hollywood.. We're told Tristan's budget is around $60k a month, and he wants to rent through September.
New Golden State Warriors addition Nick Young is selling his Tarzana, Calif. mansion he once shared with rapper Iggy Azalea for $3.595 million, reports Variety. The six-bedroom, eight-bath property spans 6,630 square feet. It features a game room, guest house, basketball court, outdoor kitchen among many other amenities. Kofi Nartey with Compass is the listing agent.
Knicks great and now Georgetown University Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing, still trying to unload his Cresskill mansion after nearly two years on the market, has slashed the price by another $500,000 to $5.5 million, according to its Trulia.com listing. A former Hoya himself and a longtime Bergen County resident, Ewing first listed the 7-bedroom, 10-bath home in October 2015 for $7 million, higher than the $6.4 million he paid via a trust in 2007. This is third time he's dropped the price since then.
We hear that NBA player Charlie Villanueva, who last played for the Dallas Mavericks, has listed his home in Davie, Fla., at 11091 Northstar St., for $3.25 million. The amenity-packed residence features a home office, an elevator, a billiards room, a sauna, an outdoor kitchen, a pool with a spa and water slides. Listing photos show his closet is filled with cool sneakers and that there’s also a plush movie theater.
Lamar Odom stands to make a boatload of dough ... now that he's cutting ties with his Florida crib. The former NBA star bought the Pinecrest pad back in 2003 for $2.975 million for his stint with the Miami Heat ... but he's finally ready to say deuces to the crib and possibly make a sweet profit cause he's asking for $5.2 mil!!!
Steve Nash has been waiting nearly three years to sell his Paradise Valley, Ariz., home, but on Friday, the former NBA star received some good news. Nash’s home sold last week for $3.175 million after spending time on and off the market since 2014, according to Redfin.
The nearly 20,000-square-foot French revival home has 26 rooms, seven bedrooms and 10 marble bathrooms, all on 10 acres on Converse Lake. It also boasts a music room with a domed, gilded ceiling, a movie theater, a huge great room and an “architecturally significant trophy room,” according to the listing.
Sources say Houston, who played for the Knicks for nine years and has seven children with wife Tamara, is looking for a place in Manhattan. We’re told that even though the home is 50 minutes from NYC, Houston wants to be closer to the team and spend less time traveling and more time with his kids.
A Cheviot Hills home owned by L.A. Clippers wing Paul Pierce has come to market for $3.395 million. Pierce, a 10-time NBA All-Star, bought the house more than a decade ago for his mother after signing his first long-term extension while a member of Boston Celtics. He’s selling because his mother has moved into a new single-story home, which Pierce also bought and remodeled for her.
LaMarcus Aldridge, who joined the San Antonio Spurs after being courted by the Lakers, has sold his four-bedroom house in Newport Coast for $8.35 million. The two-story home, built in 2008 and updated, is set on a half acre on a cul de sac in the gated Crystal Cove community.
As the Clippers continue to jockey for position in the NBA’s Western Conference, center DeAndre Jordan has executed an off-court play, selling his home in Pacific Palisades for $11.75 million — about $1 million less than he paid for it a year ago. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2014, has 10,500 square feet of living space, including a home theater with 130-inch screen, indoor exercise pool, elevator and gym. There’s even a secret room accessed by thumbprint entry system.
Gilbert Arenas, the former all-star guard who played 11 seasons in the NBA, has sold his home in a gated Calabasas community for $3.35 million. Set on a seven-plus-acre hilltop, the Tuscan-inspired home has panoramic vistas of nearly 360 degrees that take in the surrounding canyon and mountains.
After three stints with the Heat, including joining the team as the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA draft, Beasley, 27, appreciates the winds of change amid what has become life as a journeyman scorer. That especially hit home after the Houston Rockets guaranteed his contract for this season on August 1. A month later, he was dealt to the Bucks, who were in search of scoring in the wake of the hamstring injury to guard Khris Middleton. "I literally just bought a house," the 6-foot-9 forward said of the comfort of establishing roots in Houston after a strong finish to last season. "Literally the day before I got traded, I just got my Wi-Fi, my cable set up. And you know how important that is."
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili offered a simple reason for why he is selling his $2 million home in The Dominion. "I wanted to sell it," Ginobili told the San Antonio Express-News on Friday. "I wanted to change houses. People do that all the time. I stayed in that house for 12 years. I thought it was time for a change."
The money Gods have answered Gilbert Arenas' prayers -- because just days after he claimed he couldn't afford private school for his kids ... the ex-NBA star made a cool $600k in a real estate deal. TMZ Sports has learned ... Gilbert sold his Calabasas mansion for $3.35 mil -- which is GREAT, considering he bought the place in 2013 for $2.75. Gilbert and Laura Govan initially lived in the home together -- but he gave her the boot after they split up in 2014. Gilbert claims he now lives in a nearby apartment.
Matthew Dellavedova has used some of his new $US38.5 million Milwaukee Bucks contract to splash out on a five bedroom mansion on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Australian point guard known as Delly scored himself a bargain in Milwaukee's reasonably priced property market compared to the sky high prices back in his homeland. Dellavedova's 346 square metre, five-bedroom, five bathroom, Tudor-style home on a 2000 square metre block of land in Shorewood cost him $US1.36 million.
One of the best properties in all of Los Angeles just sold ... for a cool $100 mil, TMZ has learned. Detroit Pistons' owner Tom Gores snagged the Holmby Hills estate Thursday. The place is spectacular ... 30,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, a 10 car garage, ridiculous pools, including an indoor waterfall that drops into a lap pool, beauty salon, wine room, massage room, movie theater ... and on and on. The master suite alone is 5,300 square feet!
Even Jeremy Lin lives in Brooklyn now. New York’s professional athletes have long gravitated to luxury Manhattan high-rises, trendy TriBeCa lofts and sprawling mansions on the Hudson. Not since there was baseball at Ebbets Field and the old Dodgers had homes in Bay Ridge have players chosen to actually live in Brooklyn. But that has all changed in recent months. The Nets are playing, practicing and, at long last, living in Brooklyn this season. In fact, 12 of the 15 players with guaranteed contracts are bona fide residents, a stark change from last season when the team was still practicing in East Rutherford, N.J., and only one player lived in the borough. This season, some players reside within a bounce pass of the fetid Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site. Their real estate decisions are the latest proof that this ain’t your father’s Brooklyn — unless your father cultivated roof-to-table microgreens and ran a small-batch bourbon distillery/yarn store. “It’s different,” said Luis Scola, a forward from Argentina whose family has a three-bedroom rental in Carroll Gardens. “You walk places. We’re riding our bikes a lot. It’s a place with real personality.”
Knicks shooting guard Sasha Vujacic has rented a two-bedroom apartment at Sky, the colossal rental at 605 W. 42nd St., that was asking a mighty $8,200 per month. Vujacic has been spotted shooting hoops with his neighbor — fellow Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, who also lives in the building alongside his brothers, as we exclusively reported.
Mike Conley is putting down solid roots in Tennessee—not only did he sign the NBA’s largest contract ever, he also recently bought a new mansion in Collierville, about 30 minutes east of the Memphis Grizzlies‘ arena. Built in 2006 on a 1.76-acre lot, the 7,100-square-foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, public records show. Designed by Memphis-based architecture firm T Douglas Enoch, the home has a French-inspired exterior, including hand-broken stacked stonework and painted brick.
Would Haslem consider leaving the Heat to do so? "I didn't say that," Haslem said. "I was thinking more him of him coming here. I never said that. I won't ever say that. When I said play with him again, I never said leave. He's trying to sell his house down here. I might just buy it and hold it for him."
Rich Paul purchased a $3 million summer home in Los Angeles recently, becoming the third member of LeBron James' inner circle to buy a house out there in the last year. But you can still expect to see Paul in his usual seat, courtside at The Q, for most of the Cavs' 41 home games. Paul, 34, who is James' agent and founder of Klutch Sports agency, which represents multiple NBA players including the Cavs' Tristan Thompson, bought a 3,900-square-foot new home in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles.
A source close to Paul said the Cleveland native will "continue to live in and operate out of" his hometown, and he bought the L.A. house because "increasingly, his clients, in addition to LeBron, are spending summers in Los Angeles." James spent most of July, August, and September living and working out of his Brentwood estate. Thompson, the Raptors' Cory Joseph, and Washington's John Wall -- all Paul clients -- have also spent large chunks of their summers in southern California. So has Ben Simmons, a Paul client who was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in June. Paul, who wants a place to live while his clients are out there, attended workouts recently in L.A. featuring James, Simmons, Dwyane Wade (not a Paul client) and others.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside closed on the $7.3 million purchase of a new Miami Beach home, sources told The Real Deal. Whiteside, who signed a four-year, $98 million contract to stay with the Heat in June, bought the six-bedroom, 5,406-square-foot home at 528 Lakeview Court.
NBA star JJ Redick may play for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he called this Austin, Texas, villa home until recently. Built in 2010, the residence is situated in the West Lake Hills neighborhood and features soaring ceilings, French doors, arched doorways, and crown moldings. There’s a large kitchen with a central island and a butler’s pantry. Additional highlights include a media room with a bar and a wood-paneled library with built-ins. Occupying more than an acre of terraced lawns and gardens, the home also features an infinity pool and a cabana, all amid verdant vistas. Listed for $5 million, this 10,000-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 3 half baths.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is looking to make a change to his home lineup, listing his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $11.495 million. It was four years ago that the perennial All-Star bought the eight-bedroom, 11-bedroom mansion four years ago from singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for $8.495 million. He’s since bought another home on two acres in Calabasas for $8.995 million. Obscured on either side by tall privacy hedges, the two-story Mediterranean sits on half an acre in guard-gated Bel-Air Crest and takes in canyon and reservoir views.
It’s a basketball brotherhood troika. Latvian-born NBA star player Kristaps Porzingis just scored a new pad in Midtown West. The 7-foot-3-inch player has leased a corner penthouse that was asking $8,000 a month at Sky, the mammoth rental tower at 605 W. 42nd St. He also nabbed another two high-floor units for his two brothers, Martins and Janis, because “they are close and like to be near each other,” a source said.
On why he didn’t hold out for any player options or trade kickers in his extension… “I love the city and I’m happy here. I’ve actually been looking for homes since my rookie year but I was not going to buy because I’m a business man and I think it’s important you have a secure situation before you begin to make expensive purchases such as purchasing real estate. But I told my agent I like it here and I’m content. I like the situation I’m in, I like the staff and I’m happy to be here with no outs, no trade kickers, ect. I want to be here and I told him that. So I said ‘Do what you’ve got to do to get it done and have me here long term.’”
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: New York traffic and rent are disrespectful!!! Y'all gotta compromise take some cars out or take some numbers down lol. If you do not live in NY you should have to drive to the surrounding areas to park in a garage and have to use public transportation.
Bruce Springsteen has sold off one of his Rumson homes to Newark native and NBA player Randy Foye for $1.737 million, according to Monmouth County records and Zillow.com. The 4-acre property on Bellevue Avenue was not listed on the open market, but Zillow says the deal closed on April 25. Monmouth County records show Foye and Springsteen's trustees signed a contract to purchase the home in February. RedBankGreen.com first reported the transaction.
Mike Richman: Brian Roberts owns a house in the Charlotte area. His family lived there after he was traded to Miami/Portland last year.
Anderson will likely command a max contract after making $17 million last season. Although the Lakers have enough money to sign two max players, it is not currently clear how much they would pay Anderson. Should Anderson land with the Lakers, it would become an easy transition considering he recently bought a house in Hermosa Beach, sources said.
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has sold his home in a gated community to new Memphis Tigers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith for $1.48 million. Take a tour of the house in this video. The two-story house came back on the market in April and closed sale in under 60 days. Gay, who began his career with the Memphis Grizzlies, bought the house six years ago for a shade more than $1.176 million.
George Karl is ready to put Sacramento in the rear view mirror. The professional basketball coach, whose tenure with the Sacramento Kings came to an unceremonious end in April, has put his house in the Arden Park neighborhood up for sale at $949,000.
The NBA's unanimous MVP, Stephen Curry, is selling his Orinda, Calif. home for $3.895 million months after he moved to a larger home nearby. The five-plus bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home boasts some insanely cool features, including a hobby vineyard, a putting green, an NBA-sized basketball hoop and an electric car charger for the environmentally conscious buyer.
Former Piston Ben Gordon‘s baller Detroit-area mansion is staying in the family. Current Celtics forward (and Gordon’s former Pistons teammate) Jonas Jerebko has purchased the massive six-bedroom home complete with an indoor gymnasium and three-section pool with a fountain for $2.2 million. Jerebko (pictured above) was traded from the Pistons to the Celtics more than a year ago, but the Swedish star is keeping his roots in Michigan—and getting a great deal in the process.
Tiny houses have seen an insane rise in popularity over the last couple years. (HGTV appears to have THREE shows about tiny houses.) This is especially unbelievable because I’m fairly certain the first time anyone actually heard of a tiny house was in a Geico commercial which seemed absurd at the time. Anyway, Bonner and his family now own a tiny house. Why? I have no clue. I hope it was explained on the show. According to Basketball-Reference, Bonner has made over $28,000,000 in his career. Hopefully, he also has a normal-sized home.
Professional basketball player turned front office executive Sean Marks, who joined the Brooklyn Nets front office as general manager this year, has made a move on the opposite coast, buying a home in Newport Beach for $3 million. Completed last year, the two-story beach house in the Balboa Peninsula area is set up for indoor-outdoor living. Bi-folding glass doors open the home to a front patio with a firepit and built-in barbecue. Atop the home, a rooftop lounge takes in bay and ocean views.
Former Knick Patrick Ewing, who listed his Cresskill home in October for $6.998 million, has just dropped the price to $6.498 million. That's $148,000 more than than Ewing, now associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets and an NBA and New Jersey Hall of Famer, paid for it via a trust near the height of the real estate bubble in 2007.
Looking to make an off-court pass of sorts, Golden State Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala has put his home in Sherman Oaks area up for sale at $1.75 million. The fenced and gated Mediterranean, built in 2007, features dark wood and mosaic tile floors, arched doorways and vaulted ceilings — a feature that likely appealed to the 6-foot-6 basketball player.
The Porzingises have been living with Kristaps at his Westchester apartment, easing the 20-year-old's transition to life in the NBA. "We're 24-7 together," Porzingis says. "Whenever I'm on the road, we're talking about basketball [by phone]. We're watching basketball together. We're a basketball family...They're there to support me, so it's fundamental."
NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Tyson Chandler, who plays for the Phoenix Suns, and his wife, Kimberly, have put their home in guard-gated Hidden Hills on the market for $9.995 million. The defensive-minded center put his stamp on the single-level Traditional-style house during his ownership, redoing the interiors while adding a detached man cave/theater room, a detached gym with a steam shower and horse facilities to the 1.34-acre property.
Chandler, who owns other property in Southern California, bought the house five years ago for $5.45 million. Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates is the listing agent.
When LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers makes a move — on or off court — people notice. The hoops superstar recently purchased an estate in Brentwood for $20,986,500 to augment his Ohio real estate holdings. Built in 2011 and designed by architect Ken Ungar, the 9,440-square-foot Traditional-style home has a gabled roof, dormer windows and black shutters. A bay window punctuates a two-story stretch of stone facade along the front of the house.
Porzingis has an apartment in Manhattan but spends most of his time with his family in White Plains, not far from the Knicks' practice facility. Having a support system in place – his family joined him after the draft – is unusual for Porzingis after learning on his own in Spain, but he prefers having loved ones around to encourage him and keep him grounded. Porzingis' family plans to take short road trips to watch games in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. Talis proudly pulled out his cellphone to record Kristaps stepping on the floor for pregame warmups before the Knicks' win against the Wizards on Oct. 31. “They make sure, whenever I’m a little too high, they calm me down. When I’m down, they give me some confidence,” Porzingis told Yahoo Sports. “My older brothers, they know how to keep my head straight and be thinking about what I need to do on the court. Now I have that in me, that mentality, that I want to get better and better every game. Thanks to them, they showed me the way.”
"They need a little country music here and there, make them feel right at home. If you're going to be a part of my household, you gotta like country music," Butler said. Butler's six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot mansion, which he purchased in September for $4.3 million, includes a custom staircase, an elevator and a 750-bottle wine cellar.
LeBron James purchased a vacation mansion in a plum section of Los Angeles, a source with knowledge of the transaction confirmed to cleveland.com. Variety Magazine reports that James bought the 9,350-square-foot home, built in 2011, for nearly $21 million, in L.A.'s Brentwood community. James' recent partnership with Warner Bros. fueled ample speculation that he may star in a sequel to the hit movie Space Jam, or would otherwise be more involved in the motion picture industry after his successful debut as a supporting actor in last summer's Trainwreck.
The purchase of the home was related to James' affinity for southern California and his off-court business opportunities there, and not to basketball, a source told Cleveland.com. "He likes L.A., he plans on spending time there in the summer, and he has a growing number of business opportunities," said a source close to James. "No one should read this as any indication about basketball. It's a vacation house."
Michael Jordan has been trying to sell his 9 bedroom, 56,000 square foot, $14.8 million house outside Chicago for a while now, but so far, no takers. So now MJ’s pulling out all the stops, narrating this intense hype video challenging people to buy the ‘Michael Jordan estate.’ In case you’re interested, here’s a selection from the official listing: If these walls could talk, the stories they would tell would be incredible. Hands of poker were played late into the night in the card room, while Jordan and friends smoked his favorite cigars from his humidor. He and his family watched movies on his huge video screen that descends from the ceiling, or swam in the infinity pool, with it’s central platform like a ball swishing into the net. The “Breakfast Club,” a core group of talented Bulls players, worked out in Jordan’s fitness center, and strategized on future games over breakfasts made by his private chef.
While fans freaked out about that, Hayward, the thrifty young man who bought a Honda Civic with his first NBA paycheck, was less than thrilled that the L.A. Times even brought the fact that he purchased a $3.35 million vacation home — or a tennis court estate, as the article put it — in Rancho Sante Fe. “It is definitely kind of annoying just because you’d like to have a little bit of privacy with things you do off the court,” Hayward said after Saturday’s practice. “Everything on the court is wide open and everything. But it is what it is.”
Patrick Ewing’s former Potomac estate hits the market for $5.3 million. The enormous shoe closet, basketball hoop and workout equipment at Patrick Ewing’s former 12-bathroom, 7-bedroom estate in Potomac remain 15 years after the 7-footer sold the property in 2000. It’s now on the market again for $5.3 million, according to listing agent Ellie Shorb. Shorb, who works out of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s downtown Bethesda office, said the home at 9712 Sorrel Ave. was built for Ewing, the former Georgetown and New York Knicks star who in 2008 was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame basketball player James Worthy has put a home in Bel-Air on the market for $2.195 million. Worthy, who owns other property on the Westside, bought the house in 1997 for $945,000, property records show.
Former LA Laker and Augsburg College standout Devean George is the driving force behind a new development in North Minneapolis. He and a former classmate hope their affordable housing unit near Penn Avenue and Golden Valley Road will be a catalyst for positive change. A high-traffic area known for violence and crime is being converted into a place where people can live, shop and thrive in the heart of North Minneapolis.
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Sacramento is said to be monitoring the availability of Philadelphia’s Matisse Thybulle as the Kings, unexpectedly holding the West’s No. 3 seed after a league-record 16 consecutive seasons out of the playoffs, ponder the pursuit of a more defensive-minded option on the perimeter.
As Kyrie Irving’s agent and stepmother Shetellia Riley Irving told my podcast partner Chris Haynes in a Bleacher Report story last week, Irving hopes to sign a contract extension with the Nets — but substantive talks between the sides have yet to begin. Some league observers have posited that this could be by design on Brooklyn’s part, with the Nets apparently convinced that they are under no pressure to move swiftly on the extension front when Irving would likely need their help via sign-and-trade to relocate in the offseason to any other team he likes.
Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers would like to improve at that position, with John Wall apparently available. The Orlando Magic have eyes on a quality veteran like VanVleet, per sources. The Dallas Mavericks are still looking for a Jalen Brunson replacement. The Washington Wizards don’t have a true answer at the point.
The Lakers are fighting to climb into the top 10 in the Western Conference. While coach Darvin Ham has found a viable role for Westbrook off the bench, the franchise does have concerns about his playoff viability, per multiple sources.
Despite changes at the very top, the team is expected to make more significant changes after the season, but sources say the team has come to terms with the likelihood that Paul is starting to decline (38 years old in May). Even if he can bring it for another postseason, the Suns need to find a long-term replacement.