That is not what happened. DeMarcus Cousins, an All-NBA behemoth, fell into the laps of the two-time defending champions over a chaotic few hours during which the market collapsed on him — so fast, several members of Golden State’s brain trust (including some very close to the innermost sanctum) had no idea the deal was coming. The Minnesota Timberwolves paid more for Anthony Tolliver, and hilariously hard-capped themselves in the process.
November 24, 2020 | 2:57 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Ingram passed on a more modest extension offer a year ago after arriving from Lakers in the Anthony Davis trade. He counted on a bigger role to elevate his performance and earning power, and it did. Ingram earned a Western Conference All-Star berth and now cashes in on max deal.
November 24, 2020 | 2:38 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans Pelicans All-Star F Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of @excelsm_bball tell ESPN.
November 24, 2020 | 1:55 pm EST Update
Anthony Chiang: The move to extend Bam Adebayo this offseason means the Heat will have to do some cap gymnastics to have max cap space next offseason. While more challenging, 2021 max cap space is still a possibility.