Fox is the team’s best chance to accomplish that goal, although McNair has to make a major commitment to the former Kentucky Wildcat this season. League sources have confirmed to NBC Sports California that the Kings, under previous management, already had a discussion with Fox’s representation on an extension. Depending on where the NBA’s final salary cap numbers come in, Fox is eligible for a five-year max money contract worth between $150-180 million. Don’t expect a discounted rate. He will ask for and likely get whatever the maximum is allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.
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October 26, 2020 | 10:47 am EDT Update
Without fail, six days a week, Mondays through Saturdays, he visits the Orlando Magic practice facility to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left knee. “This is just what I have to do for now, but there will come a time when I play again,” Isaac told The Athletic in his first interview since he tore the ACL and meniscus cartilage nearly three months ago.
“I still have hope. I still have a purpose. I still have a job that I go to and take care of business. But it’s definitely been my faith that has kept me encouraged and kept me going and the people that I’ve surrounded myself with and keep me lifted up. It’s been swift. I really have no complaints about my rehab process. I feel like my rehab process so far — and I know I still have so much to go — has been second to none in terms of getting through it and my mindset in just getting through it. I haven’t been down. I haven’t been upset. I’m just taking it in stride and moving forward and believing and knowing that God has more for me and this is just a process. This is a part of the journey.”
The Indiana Pacers president Kevin Pritchard joined Frank Isola and Mitch Lawrence on SiriusXM NBA to discuss the hiring of new head coach Nate Bjorkgren. The head of the Indiana Pacers’ front office explained the qualities they saw in Bjorken’s resume as “a person with a winning pedigree, a coach good with Xs and Os and somebody that he is willing to take chances.”
SiriusXM NBA Radio: The Pacers have hired Nate Bjorkgren as their next head coach. Team President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard joined Frank Isola and Mitch Lawrence to discuss Indiana’s new coach: “We wanted to become a more modern basketball team.”
Brad Townsend: NBA team execs I communicated with over the weekend were shocked by last week’s news that league targeting a Christmas start. Said one: “NBA season with no bubble will be a car with no brakes but hopefully all works out.”
At the time, Isaac’s stance was interpreted by some onlookers as a protest against the Black Lives Matter movement. Isaac said he was trying to promote his Christian beliefs and offer those beliefs as a solution to racial injustice — and was not attempting to denigrate Black Lives Matter. “Everybody’s about solutions,” Isaac said. “People were kneeling and people were wearing the T-shirt. And I completely respect that. That is (people’s) answer or that is a portion of (people) going about rectifying a problem or answering this situation.
October 26, 2020 | 9:42 am EDT Update
Back then, it would have taken a Giannis-level budding superstar with a decade of prime in front of him to make Riley consider it. Now? Adebayo is pretty much off the board. A league source tells The Athletic that the Heat “would hang the phone up with F-bombs ringing through the disconnected call” if someone demanded Adebayo in a deal.