Over the last couple days, sources around the league – and talking heads – have all wondered about the possibility of Irving retiring. The bar had been set so low that Durant simply wanting to play and loving basketball was worthy of praise. And the Nets still have to figure out whether Irving is fully invested. After all, as sources confirmed, they’re still upset at his recent actions — including going to a family party in the pandemic. Harden, a model of consistency and durability, still needs to get in better shape, too. He looked like he’d stop trying in Houston, so hopefully this move will reinvigorate him as a superstar scorer and more dependable option — simply by showing up to work. He’s also hungry to finally win a title and join Durant and Irving with a ring.
April 19, 2021 | 2:49 pm EDT Update
JD Shaw: The NBA and NBPA have announced the following agreement on free agency: pic.twitter.com/njuhBMJGuO
Basketball-Reference: De’Aaron Fox is on track to be the first @Sacramento Kings player to average 25+ PPG and 7+ APG since Tiny Archibald averaged 34 & 11 for the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 1972-73 stathead.com/tiny/Brhbk pic.twitter.com/2YFHVHU5Bd
April 19, 2021 | 2:42 pm EDT Update
Sarah K. Spencer: Rookie Onyeka Okongwu on Clint Capela: “Literally today, I asked Clint how he gets all those rebounds he gets. There’s players who are taller than him, but he manages to snag 20 boards every other game. I told him, I’m amazed.”