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August 13, 2022 | 7:37 pm EDT Update

Orlando Magic could target Jordan Poole?

The Warriors can pass on an extension for Poole if they choose, allowing him to become a restricted free agent next summer. If he gets there, one league executive speculates that we can expect at least one team with cap space to be ready to pounce. Id watch out for the Magic to be ready to make an offer if hes restricted, knowing theres a good chance Golden State is not going to match, one Eastern Conference executive told Heavy Sports.
August 13, 2022 | 5:50 pm EDT Update

Will Barton on being traded by Nuggets: It was a shock but not too much of a shock

It was just like a shock, but not too much of a shock, Will Barton said when asked his reaction to the trade. It was a shock in that, obviously, I had been there eight years, did so much there together, so its always shocking when youve been somewhere for so long and youre moving on. But, at the same time, I embraced it, Im welcoming a new chapter.
Will Barton doesnt think about what couldve been in Denver anymore. Now about six weeks removed from his trade to Washington, Barton doesnt dwell on departing a contending team or leaving a starting unit featuring the back-to-back MVP. That time and that chapter is over with, Barton told The Denver Post over Zoom. I dont think about what couldve been, what happened. Ill wait until my career ...
Because Jaylen Brown is now two years into his original four-year extension, hes eligible this summer to sign an extension that is three years years in length. During the 2023 offseason, Brown would be able to add four years via Veteran Extension. Because hes not currently on a Designated Rookie Extension, Brown isnt eligible to extend for the maximum amount possible. (At least not yet. Well cover that next!). That means Brown is eligible to do a standard Veteran Extension. And therein lies the rub.