Tom Orsborn: Pop on resting Murray & Mills at end of a 5-game, 7-day road trip: “As you can imagine, it takes its toll. We just decided with this increased density in the schedule since the All-Star break we needed to help them stay in good shape.”
May 30, 2023 | 1:29 pm EDT Update
Australian team wants to sign John Wall for next season
South East Melbourne is set to shoot its shot with five-time NBA All Star John Wall in the hope the former Washington Wizard would agree to play for the Phoenix in NBL24. Sources told Code Sports Phoenix powerbrokers have added Wall, who has a minority stake in the club and close ties to majority owner Romi Chaudhary, to their list of potential recruits as they hunt an elite import point guard.
Dante Exum had a huge European season with Partizan Belgrade although, aged just 27, the chances of him returning home are remote. But there is slightly more optimism around Wall, who sat out the 2020-21 NBA season in Houston, before appearing in 34 games with the LA Clippers last campaign. Phoenix boss Tommy Greer did not confirm if the Phoenix planned to approach Wall about spending the NBL24 summer Down Under but said the club would not hesitate if either player was to make themselves available. “If either Dante or John were ready to play in the NBL of course, we would do whatever we could to facilitate that,” Greer said.
Schuyler Callihan: Today’s NBA pre-draft workout participants for the Charlotte #Hornets: G Tyree Appleby (Wake Forest) G Mike Bothwell (Furman) G Courtney Ramey (Arizona) F Chris Livingston (Kentucky) F Nathan Mensah (San Diego State) C Charles Bediako (Alabama)
Barry Jackson: Heat-Celtics Game 7 on TNT was viewed in 14.64 percent of Miami-Fort Lauderdale homes with TV sets, per Nielsen. That’s roughly the same as the 15 rating for Dolphins-Bills playoff game on CBS, which is in more homes locally than TNT. Game 7 of Heat-Celts last year was at 12%.
The best-of-seven NBA Finals will begin Thursday when the Nuggets will host Game 1 at Ball Arena in Denver. Tickets are on sale for four Nuggets home games at Ball Arena. As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the cheapest ticket at Ball Arena was $675. Tickets to see a potential Game 7 in Denver are listed as high as $30,000 for a seat behind the Nuggets’ bench.
If you’re looking to attend an NBA Finals game on the road, the Miami Heat will have three games at its Kaseya Center. For $425, fans can purchase a single, standing-room only, obstructed-view ticket in Miami.
May 30, 2023 | 12:52 pm EDT Update
Warriors Bob Myers steps down
Golden State’s Bob Myers, a two-time executive of the year and architect of four NBA championships with the Warriors, is stepping down as the franchise’s president and general manager, he told ESPN on Tuesday. “It’s just time,” Myers told ESPN. Myers, whose contract expires in late June, declined ownership offers on a new deal that would’ve paid him among the league’s top earning executives, he said. Myers described the decision-making process that led him to leave the franchise after 12 years as including several factors beyond money.