Ian Begley: Sources confirmed ESPN report that Alec Burks & Nerlens Noel will be traded to DET, which opens up roughly $30M in cap space (depending on nonguaranteed NYK salaries). This gives NYK enough room to make competitive offer to FA Jalen Brunson, whom they are favorites to land.
August 10, 2022 | 4:04 pm EDT Update
Victor Oladipo: Trust me I’m the same VO just a little wiser. Eventually the realization has to surface, that the players can’t always be the problem! Think about it. PG,VO,DS & more I love y’all pacer fans and miss y’all more. Don’t believe everything you read all that s**** is delusional.
The NBA received an A+ for racial hiring practices and a B+ for gender hiring practices, scoring an overall A as reported in the 2022 NBA Racial and Gender Report Card released Wednesday. All three scores were significant increases from the 2021 report card.
There was a positive trend for women at both the team and league office levels, as well. The NBA league office reached its highest percentage of women in professional staff roles in more than a decade with 43.4%. Both team vice president and team senior management categories saw increases as well, reaching 30% and 39%, respectively. Room to grow, but better.
Darvin Ham and Mike Brown, both African American coaches, were hired by the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings, respectively. As of the publication of the report card, there were 16 head coaches of color. The 15 Black head coaches surpassed the leagues’ 2011-12 record high of 14 Black or African American head coaches.
Rep. Ilhan Omar will face Republican Cicely Davis in November. Davis won the district’s Republican primary, amassing around 48 percent of the vote and defeated two challengers, one of them was former Gopher basketball star Royce White.
August 10, 2022 | 3:24 pm EDT Update
Now, the focus for Victor Oladipo is singular, the intent of his summer of sweat geared toward one reality. “That I’m one of the best players in the world. Period,” the 30-year-old veteran said. “I think that my injury has kind of built a misconception of who I am as a player.”