Marc Stein: Nine-year NBA veteran Allen Crabbe has been acquired by the Knicks’ @nbagleague affiliate (@wcknicks) after signing G League deal, league sources say. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
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Jeff Siegel: Buyout numbers: Jordan McRae gave back 390,424 to secure his release from Denver. Allen Crabbe gave back 681,544 in his buyout with Minnesota. Anthony Tolliver’s cap hit dropped by 91,557 on Sacramento’s books, but the exact details of his buyout are still murky.
Dane Moore: The Timberwolves both bought out *and* waived Allen Crabbe, according to a source. @Darren Wolfson reports the buyout portion was for $750k. There are some moving pieces — including incentives in James Johnson’s contract — that will determine if Minnesota pays the luxury tax.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota has agreed to a contract buyout with Allen Crabbe, league source tells ESPN.
Shams Charania: The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Allen Crabbe, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Crabbe will now be playoff-eligible for another team.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe has exercised his $18.5M player option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe underwent successful right knee arthroscopy today. No timeline was issued for his return. Crabbe has an $18.5 million player option for next season.
Brian Lewis: Sean Marks on #Nets not getting Allen Crabbe and/or Tyler Johnson: “Yeah its definitely disappointing not to have those 2 guys; but at the same time we’re excited. We’re excited those guys actually chose the Nets to sign offer sheets with. That says a lot about Kenny & his staff & the vision. We’ll go back at it again. There’s certainly a Plan B & that’s in progress right now, which, again, we’re excited about.”
Restricted free agent forward/guard Allen Crabbe has signed with CAA Sports agents Aaron Mintz, Ty Sullivan and Mike Tellem. He was formerly represented by Excel Sports Management.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Allen Crabbe’s four-year, $75M offer sheet with Brooklyn, league source tells @The Vertical.
Nets Daily: It’s 11:59 tonight for both Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, according to an official source.
Jason Quick: Neil Olshey on Friday declines to comment on Allen Crabbe offer sheet. Has until Sunday evening to decide whether to match.
Allen Crabbe is headed for a big payday. The Trail Blazers’ restricted free agent signed a four-year, $75 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening. The Trail Blazers have three days to match or let Crabbe go to the Nets. Crabbe’s deal has bonuses built in that could boost the total to $83 million. He also has a player option on the fourth year, sources tell CSNNW.com. Last season, Crabbe made $947,00.
Portland Trail Blazers restricted free-agent guard Allen Crabbe has signed a four-year, $75 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. The contract includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker that could escalate the deal to $83 million, sources said.
Sam Amick: Allen Crabbe agrees with Brooklyn on offer sheet, $75 mil and up to $83 mil with incentives. Skepticism that Portland matches. Woj first
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Portland RFA Allen Crabbe has signed a four-year, $75M offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets. Bonuses could reach $83M.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Portland has three days to match the sheet on Crabbe, which includes player option for fourth year and trade kicker, sources said.
David Aldridge: Portland believes its 2-year, $15M deal 4 Festus Ezeli shouldn’t impact its ability to keep RFAs Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe, Moe Harkless. (@The Vertical 1st)
Mike Mazzeo: Nothing new on Allen Crabbe as #Nets fans wait on Tyler Johnson. Restricted free agent intrigue.
And while Yahoo reported the Blazers are likely to match any offer sheet for Crabbe — and a league source told The Post that Brooklyn hadn’t yet agreed to any deal as of Tuesday morning — the Nets are more hopeful of landing Johnson. And those hopes were buoyed Tuesday night.
Jason Quick: As reported by @Sam Amick, the Allen Crabbe to Brooklyn for 4 years and $70 million “is not true” according to his agent, Aaron Mintz
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Brooklyn, Allen Crabbe agree 4-year, $70 million deal. Portland will not match.
Sam Amick: The reported Allen Crabbe offer sheet agreement with Brooklyn is being refuted. He has meetings coming on the 5th, I’m told. That doesn’t mean Allen Crabbe might not ultimately head to Brooklyn on that kind of number, but he’s clearly still listening.
Marc J. Spears: Blazers free agent guard Allen Crabbe has free agent meeting set up on Tuesday, a source told @TheUndefeated.
Tom Moore: #NBA source: Even with Turner signing, don’t be surprised if Blazers match offer for Crabbe. Luxury tax won’t stop owner Paul Allen.
Tom Moore: #NBA source: #Sixers aren’t signing Allen Crabbe to a 4-year offer sheet.
Tom Moore: Report out they were going to sign him to 4-year, $50 million offer sheet. twitter.com/MUT168/status/…
Adrian Wojnarowski: As free agency gets started, Portland RFA guard Allen Crabbe has changed representation. He hired Aaron Mintz and Ty Sullivan of CAA Sports.
Alex Kennedy: The Sixers have expressed interest in Dion Waiters, Jamal Crawford, Allen Crabbe and other guards. Philadelphia has a ton of money to spend.
David Aldridge: Hearing the Nets are making a push for Blazers restricted free agent Allen Crabbe. Blazers have consistently said they’ll match any offer.
Tim Bontemps: Have heard the same, along with Allen Crabbe, as I believe @Sam Amick reported. Kings going hard after young SGs. – RT: Chris Mannix: A player gaining significant traction in Sacramento, sources tell @TheVertical: Dion Waiters. Kings have a need for backcourt scoring.
Ian Begley: One rumbling out of Orlando: the Sixers have already been linked to RFAs Harrison Barnes & Allen Crabbe and some members of the organization have discussed pursuing an offer sheet for RFA Jordan Clarkson, sources say.
Sources have confirmed to Cowbell Kingdom that the Kings are among the teams interested in 24-year-old restricted free agent, Allen Crabbe from the Portland Trail Blazers.
A source told Sporting News that the Sixers will also show interest in two other restricted free agents, Dion Waiters of the Thunder and Allen Crabbe of the Trail Blazers. The Thunder would likely let Waiters — a Philadelphia native — go without matching because they’ve acquired guard Victor Oladipo, and Philadelphia could make a sizable offer for Crabbe, who is 24 and had a breakout year with the Blazers. Crabbe, though, is stuck behind guards C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard, and Portland would not be able to match an offer if it is big enough.
The Trail Blazers on Tuesday extended qualifying offers to Meyers Leonard, Maurice Harkless and Allen Crabbe, ensuring the three players will be restricted free agents beginning July 1. By extending the qualifying offers, the Blazers reserve the right to match any offer the players receive on the free agent market, which begins July 1. A qualifying offer is 125% of the players’ previous salary.
The benefit in restricted agency is that Portland controls the process up to a point. Building relationships with agents is one element of a general manager’s job that goes unnoticed by the public. The trust that GM Neil Olshey has built with restricted free agents Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Maurice Harkless, along with their agents, will be critical.
In the video above, Blazers wing Allen Crabbe – a restricted free agent – talks about Portland’s exciting season, his contributions and growth this year, and his upcoming free agency. “Obviously Portland has my rights,” Crabbe said Thursday. “(I) definitely wouldn’t mind coming back and playing with them next year, but just gonna have to wait and see. … I think it’ll be pretty exciting.”
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May 25, 2022 | 12:14 pm EDT Update
This is why, as I’ve already written, the Nets’ championship hopes hinge on an amicable solution with Kyrie Irving, whose personal decision not to get vaccinated and unpredictable injury history have left the Nets hesitant, and now, according to a source familiar with the Nets’ thought process, outright unwilling to give him a long-term extension.
In layman’s terms, if Irving leaves the Nets, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Durant becomes frustrated with the organization’s ability to put championship pieces around him. They failed to do so at the beginning of last season, with none of their top offseason acquisitions – James Johnson, DeAndre Bembry or Jevon Carter – finishing the year in Brooklyn.
Justin Kubatko: LeBron James earned All-NBA honors for the 18th time, three more selections than any other player. He’s the first player to be named to one of the All-NBA teams in his 19th season or later. James is the only player to earn at least four All-NBA selections for three franchises. pic.twitter.com/mkmieBfOyQ
May 25, 2022 | 11:21 am EDT Update
SI: Who’s the toughest cover in the league? Grant Williams: For guys like myself, the hardest people to guard are like Darius Garland. Small, shifty point guards. The longer, taller guys, and the physical guys I’m OK with. I do a good job on Darius and guys like that, but for me, it’s always been a small, small, small point guard that’s really shifty and quick.
SI: You have a long history with Bam. Does that help at all? Grant Williams: I feel like he’s gotten so much better since then. So as much as it could help, he’s improved so much that it’s one of those things, I can’t really go off my high school scouting report. As the years have gone on, it’s gotten more and more fun to play against him because of how much he’s improved, how much he continually wants to get better and improve his shot. I’m really just excited to play him throughout my career.