The $129.8M luxury tax apron (hard cap) made it unrealistic for Milwaukee to match any offer sheet north of $12M for Jabari Parker. The apron was triggered when the Bucks agreed to terms with Ersan Ilyasova. The unlikely bonuses of Tony Snell and John Henson plus the pending signing of Brook Lopez left Milwaukee with only $8M in room below the apron.
July 17, 2019 | 6:48 pm EDT Update
Emiliano Carchia: Anadolu Efes Istanbul are in advanced negotiations with Shane Larkin over a two-year contract, a source told @Emiliano Carchia. The deal includes an NBA out after next season. Larkin was the BSL Finals MVP in which he led Efes to the Turkish title vs. Fenerbahce
July 17, 2019 | 6:22 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Cheick Diallo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league source tells ESPN. In three seasons with Pelicans, Diallo averaged 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 133 games.