Dzanan Musa will part ways with Anadolu Efes, Eurohoops sources confirm. Musa, 22, inked a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season last January, which included a team option for this summer. Efes will use the exit clause to release the Bosnian swingman.
Marc Stein: Former Nets first-round pick Dzanan Musa, one of the more established names expected to be available in today's 1 PM G League draft, has removed his name from the draft, league sources say
July 1, 2022 | 12:10 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed on a four-year, $224M super max extension, his agent Jessica Holtz of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN. Deal begins with the 2024-25 season and delivers Towns’ total contract value to six years and $295M.
As the first day of free agency nears a close, distance remains between the contract desires of Kevon Looney and Gary Payton II and the willingness from the Warriors to meet that number, sources told The Athletic. In particular, the odds that Payton departs the Warriors are rising rapidly, with the internal belief they are likely to lose him.
Facing a record tax bill multiplying each additional dollar spent by nearly seven, the Warriors entered free agency intent on avoiding any overpay that the market doesn’t demand. They want to bring both Looney and Payton back. Both players prefer a reunion with the defending champions, if the price is right. That’s where the current separation exists.
June 30, 2022 | 11:17 pm EDT Update
Tommy Beer: Hearing that the contract structure of Jalen Brunson’s $104 million deal with the Knicks descends annually… starting at just north of $28 million next season in Year One and and ending at just south of $24 in Year Four (2025-26). Would be ideal, team-friendly format.
Jake Fischer: Gary Payton II has drawn a strong offer from the Trail Blazers among other suitors, sources said. I’m told Portland has the richest contract, roughly $8M, out to the versatile defender, but still mutual interest in Payton’s return to Golden State. Bruce Brown another POR target.