Virtus Bologna and Partizan target Brad Wanamaker for the next season as reported by Italian Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. Wanamaker will wait for the August free agency first as La Gazzetta dello Sport said.
Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in Brad Wanamaker, Basketnews.com reports. The versatile guard spent the last 3 years in NBA.
Brad Wanamaker: Appreciate you Boston! Signed my first and second lol NBA contracts with a great organization. Loved hooping with all my teammates and coaches I came across my two season there, wish you guys all the best going forward and I’ll always be grateful for my time there. 💚
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent G Brad Wanamaker has agreed to a one-year, $2.25M deal to join the Golden State Warriors, his agent Steve McCaskill tells ESPN. Wanamaker played a productive role with Celtics – and now’s expected to see some significant minutes as Steph Curry’s backup.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston has declined a qualifying offer to guard Brad Wanamaker, making him an unrestricted free agent, source tells ESPN.
A new day has come in Olimpia Milan, and that day is Ettore Messina. The new president of basketball operation is targeting Brad Wanamaker e Gigi Datome for the next season as reported La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Olimpia Milano is pursuing Brad Wanamaker and Aaron White for next season. Wanamaker spent the season in the NBA with the Boston Celtics averaging 3.9 points in 39 games. Wanamaker has played in Italy, Germany and Turkey with Gherardini’s Fenerbahce. Aaron White spent the past years with Zalgiris Kaunas and is also drawing interest from the Washington Wizards. Milano, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, made an offer to White.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics make Brad Wanamaker signing official. He will wear jersey No. 9 this season.
The Celtics are closing in on a contract with free agent guard Brad Wanamaker, a league source confirmed to The Athletic.
Wanamaker could fit that mold. Scouts praise the polish he has developed in seven years in Europe and believe he has the physicality, toughness and intelligence to defend multiple positions at the NBA level. One opposing front-office source informed The Athletic, “He has a grownup’s game.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker is finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics next season, league sources tell ESPN.
Adam Himmelsbach: The Celtics and Euroleague star Brad Wanamaker are close to finalizing a contract, as @Adrian Wojnarowski said. According to a source, Boston is seeking a two-year deal and Wanamaker, a former Pitt star, is leaning toward one year. Either way, it’ll likely be done soon, possibly tomorrow.
Emiliano Carchia: Brad Wanamaker is still pursuing his NBA dream and is in talks with OKC, per sources
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: OKC Thunder brought in guard Brad Wanamaker for an audition. He was voted All-EuroLeague under David Blatt.
What can change that? Wanamaker has in his current contract an NBA buy out option until the 15th of July. If he gets the right offer from the NBA, the 27 years old guard can return to the States after seven season. If not, then Fenerbahce is waiting for him with open arms.
David Pick: Sources tell me All-Euroleague guard Brad Wanamaker fielding serious NBA interest and could leave David Blatt, Dacka in offseason.
September 19, 2021 | 3:08 pm EDT Update
“I’m optimistic about our team,” added Ballmer. “I’m optimistic about our team success, and that optimism is a force multiplier. In many ways, the reason we did this is consistent with that optimism as a force multiplier approach.”
The Clippers owner also paid the town of Inglewood $66.2 million for the land where Intuit Dome will sit. The Clippers will get some of that back, though. Intuit, the software company that makes Turbo Tax, will pay the team more than $500 million for a 23-year naming rights slot. That deal only enhanced Ballmer’s optimism. “This stadium is about being optimistic about our team,” Ballmer said. “It’s about being optimistic about our fans. Get in the building, pump up, make energy,” Ballmer added, clapping his hands. “Your energy can feed our team to greater success.”
The Clippers estimate the Intuit Dome will generate roughly $260 million in annual economic activity for Inglewood, including over 7,000 full-time and part-time jobs. The Clippers also committed to a $100 million community benefits package. “It’s a big market,” Ballmer said. “There’s plenty of fans that can be fans of the Clippers and Lakers. But we want to tell you who we are. I think there are many folks in LA who identify with this notion of being the underdog, the person who strides. It’s almost two LA’s. It’s not all showtime and movie business. Our fans are grinders.”
Ballmer has also displayed his willingness to spend on talent. Next season, the Clippers will spend $166 million per season on player contracts, the third highest in the NBA. That brings an $88 million luxury tax bill and includes paying stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George an average annual value of $44 million per season until 2025. Those two deals will expire a year after the Intuit Dome is scheduled to open. Asked to reveal the most challenging thing to deal with as a sports owner, Ballmer responded: “Injuries – they happen. We had an injury to Kawhi, and with this injury, we’re not sure how long he’s going to be out this year.”
Ballmer, 65, entered a conference room at the Clippers downtown LA office, having conducted over four interviews, with more on his schedule. The discussion with CNBC lasted a little over 15 minutes, covering various topics from the arena and his previous life in business. Powell’s words helped explain the optimism around Ballmer’s vision for the Clippers, starting with the Intuit Dome. “You have to be optimistic to take on a huge project when you don’t start with land,” Ballmer said. “Putting the land together is quite the circus of legal issues, resolutions. We had to buy the Forum as part of that process. You have to keep your optimism.”
Ballmer was referring to the $400 million in cash he paid Madison Square Garden Company, the previous owner of the Forum. The Lakers played there from 1967-1999, and the building mainly hosts concerts today. Ballmer needed to resolve legal issues with MSG, who complained Ballmer’s new arena would damage the Forum’s income. MSG purchased the Forum for $23.5 million in 2012 and cashed out in 2020, thanks to Ballmer.
Get ready for some primal screams. If not from Joakim Noah himself, then certainly at least from the United Center faithful. The Chicago Bulls announced Friday morning that tickets for all home games are on sale as of 10 a.m. That includes “Joakim Noah Night,” presented by NBC Sports Chicago, on Oct. 28 against—you guessed it—Tom Thibodeau and the New York Knicks.
Noah announced his retirement last season and attended one home game but it came before fans were allowed in the building. This season, fans who are either fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be attending games.