November 28, 2020 | 9:33 am EST Update
Bobby Marks: Contract notes Austin Rivers 20/21 $3.5M 21/22 $3.3M 22/23 $3.15M Y2/Y3 become guaranteed if not waived by 7 days after the last day of the Moratorium for each year NYK sitting right at $18.3M in room. Could increase to $23.3M by using the room exception on Elfrid Payton.
Retired NBA star Paul Pierce is shooting for a big profit in Calabasas, where his amenity-loaded mansion is on the market for $10.995 million. Pierce paid $6.5 million for the property in 2009, a year after he won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics and took home Finals most valuable player honors. The 10-time All-Star decked the place out during his decadelong stay, painting the exterior salmon and adding high-end amenities such as a bowling alley, wet bar and gym. Out back, he installed a green basketball court emblazoned with the Celtics logo.
November 28, 2020 | 4:50 am EST Update
Marc Stein: NBA teams are scheduled to begin training camps Tuesday with individual workouts capped at four players and four team staff members at one time, league sources say, with all those participating required to register three negative PCR tests
Daryl Morey: Both Ben (24) and Joel (26) are superstar players in the peak of their prime. It is actually very rare to find examples where this is the case and it usually leads to something special. If you compare Ben and Joel to historic comparable players there is obviously no perfect comparison for either but both have a high probability to be in the top players of all time given how they have started and their age.
“My journey is having to earn it every step of the way,” the younger Seth said. “From high school to college and having to earn my respect and show that I belong by doing it on the floor. A lot of times, these days, guys are drafted off potential and are told they belong and try to build from there and get that opportunity. Me, I had to earn that opportunity, make the most of it, and that’s why I’m appreciative of every year and every step of the way. My journey is different and special and I’m just looking to the next step of my career.”
Gordon will be looking for a bounceback year and there’s real internal confidence that he could be a comeback player of the year type in 2020-21. The Rockets need him to return to his 6MOY days and not the laboring, injury-prone guard we saw last season. Silas should make this one of his top priorities, as a healthy and firing Gordon not only makes Houston’s rotation that much more potent, it allows you to not lean so heavily on Harden and Westbrook.