Tony East: I asked Kevin Pritchard about Edmond Sumner’s team option, which the Pacers have to decide on by tomorrow: “Ed will be back with the team. He had a great year.”
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Tony East: “I want to be a Pacer, I love the Pacers… I’m a loyal guy,” Edmond Sumner says. He has a team option this offseason, though I find it impossible to believe the Pacers wouldn’t pick it up and keep him around next season.
Expect the Pacers to exercise the $2.3 million team option of Edmond Sumner by Aug. 1. In 53 games this season, Sumner averaged 7.5 points on 39.8% from 3. According to ProFitX, Sumner has outplayed his $2.1 million contract for the 2020-21 season by a remarkable $8 million.
Scott Agness: Pacers guard Edmond Sumner signed his new three-year deal this morning. His strange left foot injury has cleared up and he’s eager to compete for a spot in the rotation. He’ll soon take part in the NBA’s rookie transition period.
Scott Agness: Also, with the Pacers guaranteeing Alize Johnson’s contract for next season, they now have 11 players under contract and two more needing to sign: T.J. McConnell and Edmond Sumner. Two (of 15) roster spots open.
Scott Agness: Pacers declined the $1.6 million team option for Edmond Sumner and extended a qualifying offer, league sources tell @The Athletic. The two sides have been working towards a multi-year agreement. Sumner, who can play the 1/2/3, isn’t going anywhere.
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Kristian Winfield: Kevin Durant says he’s not concerned about Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status. “We trust in Kyrie and I expect us to have our whole team at some point.”
Ben Rohrbach: Kevin Durant on Kyrie Irving’s availability: “I expect it not to be [an issue]. That’s on Kyrie and that’s his personal decision. … We trust in Kyrie. I expect us to have our whole team at some point.”
Ian Begley: Kyrie Irving will not be at Media Day in Brooklyn today, sources confirm. NYC mandate states that all Knicks/Nets need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to practice/play home games in NYC. Nets training camp is in San Diego. Irving may talk to media via Zoom. ESPN first reported.
Brian Lewis: According to NY rules, Kyrie Irving can’t play or practice at home until he gets a vaccination shot. Kevin Durant: “We trust in Kyrie and I expect us to have our whole team at some point.” #Nets #NBA
Brian Lewis: KD on whether inking long-term will help convince Kyrie Irving and James Harden to do the same: “We all three talked about playing here for a long time but their situations will happen on their time and we all respect that.” #Nets #NBA
Alex Schiffer: Kevin Durant said he trusted LaMarcus Aldridge’s judgement when he found out LA wanted to come back. Didn’t try and talk him out of it like Marks did. Said he knew LA was 49 points from 20K and was bummed he wouldn’t be able to get it. Now is pumped to be able to see him hit it.