However, talking with Malika Andrews on NBA Today, the Slovenian superstar denied the notion of needing another All-Star to succeed. “We have great players on our team, there are plenty [of] very underrated guys that I think should be talked about more,” Luka told. “I don’t think so, we have a great team.” “Number one, Dorian Finney-Smith. He’s worked really really hard, he’s one of the best defensive guys, if he’s open, he’s going to make the shot. Spencer [Dinwiddie] is going to have a big role this year,” Doncic explained. “Talking about Christian Wood, he’s a new player in Dallas but I think he’s going to be huge for us.”
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.