After months of discussions with the NBA, on Jan. 13 Dinwiddie will launch the digital investment vehicle using his $34.4 million Nets contract, The Athletic has learned. Dinwiddie has made changes to his product and has no longer tied the platform to his NBA contract, according to sources. “Spencer Dinwiddie’s advisors provided us with new information regarding a modified version of their digital token idea, which we are reviewing to determine whether the updated idea is permissible under league rules,” NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass told The Athletic in a statement.
Some Celtics fans will not want to hear this, but Isaiah Thomas, who was waived by the Clippers, is not an option. Evan Turner, who is expected to have his contract bought out by the Timberwolves, struggled in limited minutes for Atlanta this year. But he could be a good break-glass-in-case-of-emergency possibility for the Celtics if there are multiple injuries during the playoffs, because he has shown he can play well in Stevens’s system.
But I thought the Elam Ending was worth trying at lower levels when I first wrote about it three years ago. League officials told me then the idea was too “aggressive” for the G League, and they still don’t seem interested in adopting it there beyond maybe someday using it at the G League showcase. Why? What exactly do they have to lose? League officials argue it is dangerous to differentiate the G League too much from the NBA. That is not persuasive. The NBA has already introduced several key rules-based differences between the leagues. Crunch time under the Elam Ending is still basketball. G Leaguers are not going to forget how a clock works.