"I had thought I got the rebound," he says. "I was so i…

“I had thought I got the rebound,” he says. “I was so in my selfishness that I wasn’t thinking of the whole perception of what could happen. When you’re so young, you don’t think about what will happen later. And me coming from where I’m coming from, playing in the park all day … I’m going to get in trouble? Why would I get in trouble? We’re up by 20. That’s what I’m thinking in my head. We’re up by 20. Why would I get in trouble? But there’s more politics involved. There’s more than being a little kid and playing in a grown man’s world.” Much less publicized is Bobby Sura’s similar attempt the next season. Sura, then with the Atlanta Hawks, tried to claim his third consecutive triple-double by purposefully missing — albeit at his own basket — during the closing moments of a win over the Nets. NBA officials erased the rebound. “I’m disappointed that my attempt to turn my third triple-double caused so much controversy,” he said in a later statement. “It was never my intention to make a mockery of our sport and to take any attention away from our huge win over the Nets. If anyone was offended by my actions, I sincerely apologize.”
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June 28, 2022 | 3:09 am EDT Update

Hornets not offering Miles Bridges a max deal?

Speaking via ESPN, Windhorst said Monday: “Let’s take a look at Miles Bridges. He’s not being offered, from what I’m told, a max contract from the Charlotte Hornets right now. So, he’s going to go out into the market place, starting on Thursday or Friday, and see if he can get that offer from somewhere else.”
The Athletic conducted a poll, asking 16 officials in NBA front offices what they would deem a fair number for Barrett in an extension this summer or fall. Responses ranged from $15 million to $30 million a year. No one advocated for the Knicks to give him the max. Exactly half of the responses were a nice, clean four years, $100 million, making it by far the most common proposal from the polled executives.