The German future star Franz Wagner took a lot from his experience playing next to Schroder. “I told him I think he had a hell of the tournament. Not just playing, but he did a really good job of leading us and pushing us as a group,” the Orlando Magic forward told BasketNews about the conversation with Schroder they had after the game. “I think that’s special. His commitment and leadership give everybody else more confidence. I think that’s a huge part of why we played so well in this tournament,” Wagner assured.
October 1, 2022 | 5:22 pm EDT Update
Shaquille O’Neal ain’t down to outspend Jeff Bezos for the Phoenix Suns … but if the billionaire wants to join forces in an effort to own the NBA franchise — The Big Diesel tells TMZ Sports he’s in for that! Shaq says he initially had interest in buying Robert Sarver’s share of the org. after the disgraced owner announced last month he was putting it up for sale — but when he found out Bezos potentially wanted in, he was all out. Shaq explained even with his deep pockets — he’s reportedly got a net worth of around $400 MILLION — he wanted no part in competing with Bezos’ checkbook.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams has agreed on a two-year, $25.2 million contract extension, his agent Darren Matsubara of @wassbasketball tells ESPN. Adams — an immense culture piece for a young roster — is now tied to the Grizzlies for three years, $43.1 million.