The question becomes, what can Taylor do to make sure that happens? He has always been big on handshake agreements and the strength of a person’s word. But in a deal that league observers expect to soar past $1 billion and will chart the course for the franchise for years to come, the stakes are too big. The Wolves will likely look to include steep financial penalties for moving the team in any purchase agreement, sources told The Athletic. Exactly what that would look like, or how it would be enforced, will be determined through negotiation. As the process picks up — league sources say the Timberwolves have been inundated with interest since things became public last week — there are many factors to consider when examining the franchise’s long-term health in the Twin Cities. The tales of two other cities are worth examining as well.
July 23, 2021 | 4:06 pm EDT Update
Chris Boyle: Former Deltona High and #UCF big man Chad Brown (@chadthebeast_21) is heading to the #NBA Summer League with the Golden State Warriors #DubNation
Joe Mussatto: Scottie Barnes on meeting with the Thunder: “That went pretty well, getting to know their people, their program and their staff … It was a bunch of people who just seemed loyal, trying to get their program on top.”
“Waves” is the second single off Kawhi’s Culture Jam, with the first coming in the form of the track “Everything Different” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Rod Wave. Doing his best DJ Khald impersonation, Kawhi brings together some of the biggest names in rap to create a common ground for creativity and success.
July 23, 2021 | 3:43 pm EDT Update
Could the 76ers trade the No. 28 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft at the Barclays Center? A league source confirmed the team has had discussions about parting ways with the pick if they can get value in return. The Sixers are open to trading it for future assets or veteran player. Trade discussions could heat up early next week, though it’s not a certainty that they’ll trade the pick.