Hollinger: I’ve heard a lot of different stuff, but if I had to bet on one outcome, I think it ends with an offer sheet from the Bulls that the Pelicans decide to match after Kyle Lowry signs with the Mavericks. At the end of the day, Ball is both young and good, and having him on a multiyear deal on the same timeline as Zion and Ingram is still New Orleans’ best option. Keeping him also lets them re-sign Hart and use their full mid-level exception — and hopefully build the team in a more organic way than relying on the cap-space fairy to save them.
September 27, 2021 | 5:35 pm EDT Update
Connor Letourneau: Klay Thompson: “I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m probably 75, 80% done with what I need to do.”
Monte Poole: ‘2020 really showed us that the world needs more love. Just try to hear people’s stories.’ – Warriors SG Klay Thompson Enlightened.He will return to the NBA different man than he was two years ago
September 27, 2021 | 5:18 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Here is the rookie max extension for Michael Porter Jr: 2022/23- $29.8M 2023/24- $32.1M 2024/25- $34.5M 2025/26- $36.9M 2026/27- $39.3M The contract is based on 25% of a $119M salary cap in 2022-23.
Bobby Marks: Denver will become the 4th team in 2022-23 that has 3 players on max contracts. – Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. They will join Brooklyn (KD, Harden, Kyrie), GSW (Steph, Klay, Wiggins) and LAL (LeBron, AD, Russ)