Ben Simmons: “The talent that we have, the type of players that we have we’re going to be able to run the floor. You know we got Nic Claxton who can run, who moves incredibly well. I mean, Kevin Durant, Patty Mills, Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris. We just got Royce O’Neale, another great 3-and-D guy. I’m missing people. This team right now is just a great fit for what I do and what I bring to the game….I feel like it’s Philadelphia on steroids in terms of what we had when you (JJ Redick), Marco Belinelli, Ersan Ilyasova were there.
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.