Joe Mullinax: Kyle Anderson on how much he sees himself wanting to be a part of this team’s future: “I’ve always wanted to be a part of the future here” – said they got a good group of young guys that are special and want to put in the work
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Michael Wallace: While reacting to the Kawhi-DeMar trade, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich also addressed Kyle Anderson’s departure to @Memphis Grizzlies: “(Losing) Kyle was very difficult. If you get a contract like that, you’ve got to take it. It would’ve been very difficult for us to match.”
Anderson, 24, was a primary target of the Grizzlies, who’ve been determined to upgrade the small forward position. Anderson has had an outstanding plus-minus on defense the past two years.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Spurs are declining to match Kyle Anderson’s four-year, $37M offer sheet with Memphis, league sources tell ESPN. Anderson will likely become Grizzlies starting small forward.
Jabari Young: Told #Spurs unlikely to match Kyle Anderson’s 4-year, $37M offer sheet clearing the way for him to join #Grizzlies … tonight is the deadline
Anderson, a restricted free agent, agreed to the offer sheet Friday. The Spurs have until Sunday to decide whether to equal the contract or let the 24-year-old forward go to Memphis. The offer sheet also includes a 15 percent trade kicker that would make the contract more difficult to move in the future. Whatever the Spurs decide, expect them to take the decision down to the Sunday deadline.
Restricted free agent forward Kyle Anderson has signed a four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. The San Antonio Spurs have 48 hours to match the offer, which includes a 15 percent trade kicker, league sources said. The Grizzlies used their full mid-level exception on the offer.
David Aldridge: All four years of the Grizzlies’ offer sheet (four years, $37.15M) to Kyle Anderson (@Adrian Wojnarowski first) are guaranteed, per source. Memphis likes Anderson’s real plus-minus, wants guys like Slo-Mo (& picks Jaren Jax/Jevon Carter) who one from winning organizations like the Spurs.
Jabari Young: Can confirm Kyle Anderson agreed to an offer sheet with #Grizzlies … signed it last night, submitted paperwork ton #Spurs today. Memphis sold Kyle on a nice role, and he likes the idea of playing in J.B. Bickerstaff’s system. SA has until Sunday to match
Adrian Wojnarowski: San Antonio Spurs restricted free agent Kyle Anderson has signed a four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN.
With the Spurs declining to offer the fourth-year forward a contract extension before the season, Anderson is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. If this is the final season in silver and black for the Spurs’ 2014 first-round draft pick, Anderson has been making the most of it. “I’ve been able to show what I can do,” Anderson said. “I’m not really thinking about the contract too much. I’m just trying to show what I can do and have fun playing the game. That’s all it is.”
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Ian Begley: Frank Ntilikina’s 2-year deal with the Mavericks is fully guaranteed in Year 1 and nonguaranteed in Year 2. The second year of Ntilikina’s deal becomes fully guaranteed if he’s on the Mavs roster past 7/4/22, per sources. The ex-Knick’s contract is for $3.8 million in total.
Zach Lowe: Now they’re investigating teams for announcing deals at 6:01 pm so that we could talk about it on our television show. That investigation by the way is still going on. There are rumblings that penalties are coming.
Jon Krawczynski: Coming into this year, people who have talked to (Karl-Anthony Towns) say he is much more focused, he’s got a clear head. And so there is the potential for him to come in and have this monster offensive start to the season again.
Perkins claimed that Harden disappeared in the series after the games went to the South Beach in Miami. OKC won the first game, but the Heat was able to equalize. “We get to Miami and South Beach get a hold to us, right? James Harden disappeared. Completely off the face of the Earth. When we needed him the most, his numbers that I mean his numbers in the finals were mind-boggling. I don’t know what it was but i just know he wasn’t there.”
The NBA entered the 2020-21 season with seven African American coaches among its 30 teams despite the league being about 75% Black. Brown told The Undefeated that he told the Celtics ownership and front office last offseason that it was important to hire a Black head coach after Brad Stevens was promoted to president of basketball operations. The Celtics seemingly listened, hiring former NBA player Ime Udoka, who was a Brooklyn Nets assistant last season and has nine years of coaching experience, on June 28. “They were on board with it. They talked about it. It wasn’t like it was just about being African American. [Udoka is] more than qualified,” said Brown.