The Nets and Irving did come close to an agreement late last week, sources said, before talks stalled out. Sources said Irving had three potential opt-in-and-trade options available to pursue before making his final decision. Across the league, there are only five teams with projected salary-cap space: Detroit, San Antonio, Orlando, Indiana and New York, with all wanting to build around younger players or prioritizing other free agents. For their part, the Lakers were much more motivated to have Irving sign as a free agent than they were in acquiring the three-time All-NBA guard via trade, sources said. And as Irving went through his opt-in-and-trade options — as well as the potential of joining the Lakers in free agency — the decision to return to Brooklyn crystalized.
August 15, 2022 | 2:53 pm EDT Update
After Princeton, Carril served as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings for 10 years until his retirement in 2006. Carril would later return three years later as an assistant coach with the Kings for one season in ’07 before retiring for good.
Michael Singer: Heard Zeke Nnaji is back in town & working out with Denver’s coaches. Am told he put on about 11 pounds of muscle & is up to 252 now. Could be a big opportunity for him coming off the bench and playing anywhere from the 3-5. Added size will help in event he plays more backup C.
The National Basketball Association is continuing its international expansion efforts by opening NBA Park in Brazil this November, which will represent the league’s largest fan destination in the world. Operated by local theme park operator Nacional Parque Basquete Brasil, the three-story, 4,000-plus square meter, state-of-the art entertainment center in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, will include virtual reality experiences, an NBA Store and NBA-themed restaurant, photo opportunities, and more.