Marks: The players. Agents are bracing for the possibility of up to 40% of the escrow being withheld from players, sources told ESPN. That money would offset losses incurred with a lack of revenue coming in from home games. And from a health standpoint, 22 teams just endured a grueling stretch of basketball, both physically and mentally. I would think that players who finished the playoffs in September or October will not be happy that training camp is now weeks instead of months away.
When asked about taking a gap year, Bazley says that even now, it feels like the right decision. “That was just the path that was right for me. A lot went into making the decision. A lot of weighing the pros and cons, a lot of conversations with Rich [Paul]. We kinda figured that was the best thing for me – and it was. I grew up a lot and I learned a lot through that whole process.”
Shams Charania: Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has parted with Roc Nation agency and is seriously considering representing himself, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Mark Montieth: Just a reminder regarding reports related to coaching searches. If someone is being reported as the leader for an opening, rest assured that comes from that candidate’s agent, not from a team official. Don’t buy into rumors or be so naive as to believe a GM is the source.