Zach Lowe: As part of his trade to New Orleans, the Pelicans have signed Steven Adams to a 2-year, $35M extension, sources tell @Adrian Wojnarowski and I.
With just a few hours left before Monday’s 11pm Oklahoma time deadline to agree to a contract extension with the Thunder, or not, Steven Adams had a problem. A big problem. “I dropped my phone in the cold tub and it didn’t work for like the past three days,” he told stunned reporters after Tuesday's practice. During much of that time his agent and Thunder GM Sam Presti were closing in on a 4-year, $100 million extension to Adams’ rookie contract. “Stuff was going on you know,” he chuckled. “My agent was trying to contact me and stuff but I didn’t have a phone.” So with the clock ticking and a big pile of money waiting, Adams decided to splurge. “I got a nice phone,” he smiled. “It’s the one with the screen going across the side...the Edge. The Samsung Edge. So yeah, got street cred now.” And yes the Samsung Edge is supposed to be waterproof.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed center Steven Adams and guard Victor Oladipo to multi-year contract extensions, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. “We are excited to extend our partnership with Steven and Victor,” said Presti “Both players represent the Thunder’s present and future, exhibiting the values that the Oklahoma community and our organization hold in high regard: hard work, team first, resiliency and citizenship.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Oklahoma City and center Steven Adams are finalizing a four-year, $100M extension, league sources tell @The Vertical.
There’s no agreement yet, but both sides feel strong momentum toward a deal, league sources said The deal would cement Adams, 23, as a Thunder franchise cornerstone along with All-Star guard Russell Westbrook. As part of the NBA’s 2013 draft Class, the extension would keep Adams out of restricted free agency next summer.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Oklahoma City and center Steven Adams making significant progress on a 4-year, $100M contract extension, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Randy Renner: Steven Adams says he's not thinking about contract extension "if it gets done it gets done." #Thunder https://t.co/pvdPBSYafX
August 8, 2022 | 3:18 am EDT Update
Hoop Central: Paolo’s IG story. ‘Lol unfollowed me on the gram n everything it must be personal huh? That’s fine jus make sure y guard up next time n stop sending doubles family.
“You Tried To Flex That #1 Pick Shit On Me When I Been Rooting For You When You Was A Kid Asking To Rebound For Me @paolo5 Don’t Get On This Internet Saying Nothing… You Changed From The Humble Kid You Always Was And I Stand On Real Shit Boy And YOU KNOW!!!!!!!! You Made It And Changed And I Lost All Respect!!” “ Stay Humble. This Life You In Now Is REAL And Ain’t No Joke!!! I STILL WANNA SEE YOU WIN Cause That’s WHO I AM!!!”
ClutchPoints: “It’s a man’s league. He a little boy, he’s too soft.” Dejounte Murray calls Paolo a “little boy” and “soft” ￼ (via @HomeTeamHoops )
Playmaker: This year’s #1 pick, Paolo Banchero, got schooled by Dejounte Murray at #ZekeEnd @RockyPadila
Harrison Wind: Former Nugget Brandon Goodwin threw a punch at Bones Hyland at a Pro-Am today in Atlanta.
To recall back in 2019, Holmgren became the talk of social media after he crossed Curry and dunked the ball on him. The then-high school big man basically used Steph’s own move on him. Now, he just made it to the NBA, with the Oklahoma City Thunder using their second overall pick on him. Curry couldn’t be any prouder of what several of his camp’s alumni have accomplished, including Holmgren. While he will never forget how Chet embarrassed him, he said it’s “dope” that they are now going to face each other in the big boys’ league. “Chet hit me with my own move, little double behind the back … he finished it differently than I would though, I would have just pulled up from 3, he went to the basket and dunked on another dude. It’s pretty dope that he’s now in the league as the No. 2 pick,” Curry explained, per Bleacher Report.
Maxey thrived in the new role. He averaged 18.7 points and shot 48% from deep playing next to Harden. Now that the two have been able to work out in the summer, the young guard out of Kentucky is ready to build more with The Beard. “It’s gonna be great,” said Maxey at his 1% skills camp on Saturday. “Chemistry is everything. We only played like 20-something games together so for us to be able to have a whole training camp and an entire season together, it’s gonna be nothing but good things for us and a positive outcome.”