But sources with knowledge of the Kings’ plans say Walton is not in any imminent trouble and — barring a complete nose-dive in the second half — is likely to last at least through this season. There is a strong sense in coaching circles that Kings associate head coach Alvin Gentry would likely take over if Walton were eventually dismissed, but that time does not appear to be coming anytime soon. Sources say Walton, who was hired by former general manager Vlade Divac in mid-April of 2019, is owed a combined $11.5 million in the next two seasons of his four-year guaranteed deal.
October 2, 2022 | 7:29 pm EDT Update
Albert Nahmad: Herro at 4/$120M with incentives for $130M is ~$20M – $30M less than the max, and it avoids both a possible opt out after Y3 to 30% max and a commitment to Y5… It’s also a big number for an otherwise upcoming RFA who’s a one-way player.
Tony Jones: Relative to expectations, I thought Walker Kessler was the person I was most impressed with. He looks like a rookie who only needs experience in order to make a real impact. The skillset on both ends is already there. Had also heard he has played very well in camp
It’s part of why he made headlines on media day when he said the Knicks would “shock the world.” “What I was trying to say is we all have something to prove. We all have a chip on our shoulder. We’re all working extremely hard every day to go out there to prove ourselves,” Barrett told The Post on Sunday after practice. “I always feel like I have something to prove. We feel like we have something to prove. I was saying if we can collectively come in every day the right way and play together — offensively, defensively, everything clicks — then we can do something special. I still feel that and still believe that.”
October 2, 2022 | 6:38 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro – the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year – has agreed on a four-year, $130 million contract extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of @Excelbasketball tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/n1Z1IW73PX
Mark Berman: More from agent Mark Bartelstein who confirms @Adrian Wojnarowski report that the Rockets agreed to a 4-year/$10.9 million deal with center Bruno Fernando.Bartelstein tells FOX 26 the 1st year is guaranteed for $2.9 million, adding there are options for the Rockets:”It’s the ultimate win..” pic.twitter.com/yRULznrP5F