September 17, 2019 | 10:10 am EDT Update
The Heat, after acquiring Jimmy Butler, and the Nets with Irving and an injured Durant, will be under pressure to compete for the top slot in the East, though that pressure might be unrealistic. But that kind of pressure leads to quick-trigger transactions should the teams get off to a slow start. “A lot of teams made big moves and spent a lot of their owners’ money,” another front-office executive said. “If things don’t start the way they want, you’re under pressure to make some short-term decisions and that should drive a lot of trade talk the whole year.”
Emiliano Carchia: Shanxi is trying to sign Michael Beasley and release Malcolm Thomas from his contract, a source told @Emiliano Carchia. Beasley agreed to terms with the Pistons last month, but never officially signed in Detroit.
KNBR today announced a multiyear contract extension with host Tom Tolbert. A source told The Athletic that the extension will keep Tolbert under contract for four more years from the date it was originally set to expire, in the middle of 2020.
September 17, 2019 | 7:46 am EDT Update
Phoenix is one of the team following Facundo Campazzo. But those teams all have the same issue. “His buyout is too pricey, very hard to get him out of (Real Madrid),” an NBA scout told Infobae.
Darko Milicic will be back into action next season in the Second Division of the Serbian league, as basketballsphere.com reports. Milicic, now 34, stopped playing in 2012, after a short run with the Boston Celtics in the NBA, but as it seems his retirement wasn’t definite just yet! The team “I came to play” started as a project featuring former national team players and aims to assist the city of Novi Sad and the American Embassy.
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: Carmelo Anthony should land on an NBA team says NBA Hall of Famer Steve Nash – http://bit.ly/2kDnr6R “He is one of the truly great scorers the league’s had. He’s still got something to offer.” Per @fanaticsview ‘s @LandonBuford . My story via @HeavySan .
Patrick Mills: Well that’s awks. Not the ultimate award I was after, but I was told by @BasketballAus on the bus post game that I made the All-Star Five. Nek Minute… ??????? Throw it on the fire ?? WE’LL BE BACK #Tokyo2020 @AUSOlympicTeam
September 17, 2019 | 3:06 am EDT Update
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors told CNBC earlier this week that he intended to make himself available for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Stephen Curry, Green’s Golden State teammate, is also expected to volunteer his services, since Curry has yet to play in an Olympics. “We’ve had a lot of indications about guys who want to play next summer,” said Jerry Colangelo, U.S.A.B.’s managing director. “But we had a lot of indications that many wanted to play this summer.”