The NBA franchise and the City of Portland remain in “productive discussions” about the lease that ties them together, per a city source. The lease expires in 2025 and includes ironclad language that ensures the team stays through 2023. Said the source: “The negotiations are a priority for both sides.”
June 27, 2022 | 8:30 pm EDT Update
The Warriors are considered to be the favorites to retain Payton’s services. It isn’t a secret how much he loves the Warriors’ environment, the Bay Area and his fit as a defensive pest and off-ball slasher in a Curry-fueled environment.
Monte Poole: Several people have asked about the future of veteran Warriors asst coach Ron Adams. 1-Still in health/safety protocols but feels OK 2- Steve Kerr wants him back 3-Adams, 74, likely will return for his 9th season
Magic Johnson: I’m excited about the @Los Angeles Lakers draft pick MSU’s Max Christie! He can play multiple positions, is an excellent defender, has a high basketball IQ, and has a beautiful jump shot. Max just needs to get stronger and work on his ball handling.
June 27, 2022 | 6:42 pm EDT Update
Kyrie Irving: Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Irving is bypassing on multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant.