The Memphis Grizzlies today announced they are expanding their #GrizzVotes Voter Education Program to include a Drive-Thru Voter Information Drive at FedExForum on Saturday, Sept. 26, Memphis Grizzlies Early Voting Day of Action on Wednesday, Oct. 21, support for upcoming voter registration drives in multiple communities throughout Memphis and holding Election Day Caravans on Nov. 3. The Grizzlies will host a Drive-Thru Voter Information Drive at FedExForum this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Beale Street Alley adjacent to FedExForum. The Shelby County Election Commission will be on site to answer all questions regarding voting and the voter registration process
October 20, 2020 | 8:40 am EDT Update
Chicago might be poised to become the slam dunk champion capital of the world. The Bulls already employ a two-time title-holder in Zach LaVine, and hang the jersey of another from the United Center rafters in Michael Jordan. This offseason, they’re also expected to pursue signing 2020 dunk contest winner Derrick Jones Jr. — who won his in Chicago — away from the Heat in free agency, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “Detroit (Pistons), Chicago and Atlanta (Hawks) are among the teams expected to have interest in Jones, according to a source,” Jackson writes. “He likely will generate some interest on the open market because of his athleticism, defensive acumen, youth (23) and the belief that he hasn’t reached his ceiling offensively.”
But every extra dollar is multiplied in the Warriors’ tax bracket and without knowing exact cap numbers or the future date that Chase Center will reopen to fans, sources increasingly insist on the usage of that $17.2 million exception: It’d have to be a special opportunity. Is an overpriced mid-rotation piece considered special?
The Warriors’ luxury-tax bill already projects to be about $69 million (based on the luxury-tax line remaining flat). If the trade exception were used to acquire a $10 million player… the projected tax bill would increase by about $38 million. If the trade exception were used to acquire a $15 million player… the projected tax bill would increase by about $64 million. If the trade exception were used in full ($17,185,185)… the projected tax bill would increase by about $76 million. And that’s just the luxury tax. The acquired player’s actual salary (still to be determined in these uncertain times) would also have to be paid. Which is why Golden State probably won’t use the exception.
While NBA free agency isn’t here yet, the Indiana Pacers have finally made it clear to Justin Holiday they want the free agent back, league sources told IndyStar. That they’d want him to return after a career season isn’t a surprise, but the sides have communicated in recent days about the future.
They signed him to a 1-year deal last summer for $4.8 million to the mid-level exception, but a multi-year deal will be required to retain him. It’s expected to be a “strong market” for Holiday but the Pacers will have the first shot at securing his services. He passed on a more lucrative deal from the Chicago Bulls, who’d traded him twice already, in search of a better basketball culture and stability.
Wall has been out of action since 2018-2019 season. Even though he was good to go for the Orlando bubble, he opted out of it. “I’m great. I’m 110% healthy. Just working on my body, working on my diet, those type of things right now. Just waiting to see when they’re gonna let us play next season because I’m itching,” Wall told ESPN’s Jason Fitz and Field Yates.