Michael Scotto: Myles Turner’s stress reaction injury to his foot could have a pretty sizable impact on the trade market. Right now, in talking with executives, there are two different feelings. A team is either going to try and buy a little lower on Turner than Indiana’s original asking price, which I recently reported as two first-round picks or one first-round pick and a promising young player. Or, teams are going to back off now that were in the mix previously due to his injury. One reason for that could be, as one NBA executive told me, “The playoff race is tight in both conferences. If a guy is going to be out for a month, you could find yourself in the play-in Tournament.”
June 30, 2022 | 4:15 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: Denver’s Nikola Jokic, Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Memphis’ Ja Morant are all expected to verbally seal mammoth contract extensions soon after 6 PM ET tonight … for those tracking notable sidebars to the Kevin Durant Requests A Trade blockbuster.
ESPN: “There was a sense of inevitability around the Nets and around Kevin Durant that this day was coming.” —@Adrian Wojnarowski.
ASVEL Villeurbanne announced that EuroLeague superstar, former MVP and champion Nando De Colo signed a contract with the team for the next two seasons. The veteran French guard is back playing in his home country for the first time after he began his career with Cholet in 2006-2009.
June 30, 2022 | 3:46 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: After officially completing trade with Hawks today, the Spurs are expected to waive F Danilo Gallinari, sources tell ESPN. As a free agent, Gallinari will be able to choose among contenders in both conferences.