Bobby Marks Rumors
King wears The Trade like a scarlet letter. It’s the first line of his resume. It’s in the first paragraph of his Wikipedia page. Others involved in The Trade have moved on. Bobby Marks—King’s assistant GM—is a respected insider at ESPN. Frank Zanin, then the Nets director of player procurement, was scooped up as a pro scout with Oklahoma City. King left the Nets after the 2015-16 season. He has had little more than a whiff of NBA interest since. “I sensed that it was going to linger,” King told The Crossover. “It was going to be something that I have to overcome. I think a lot of people within the business that I talk to, they know what was going on. But the outside noise sometimes overshadows the inside noise.”
Bobby Marks, ESPN: The Hamidou Diallo (Oklahoma City) and Khyri Thomas (Detroit) signings now have 17 players selected in the second round of the June Draft under contract. Each of the second round picks have at a minimum of three years on their contract except for Jevon Carter (Memphis). The point guard was restricted to only two years because Memphis had signed Kyle Anderson to the full midlevel exception. The top three players with the most guaranteed money are Rodions Kurucs ($4.8M), Jalen Brunson ($4.3M) and Gary Trent Jr. ($3.9M). In addition, the last three players selected in the second round, Thomas Welsh, George King and Kostas Antetokounmpo were signed to Two-Way Contracts.
Bobby Marks: The following players have veto power on all trades based on the one-year bird restriction: Aron Baynes (Boston), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), Kevin Durant (Golden State), Kevon Looney (Golden State), Gerald Green (Houston), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (LA Lakers), Wayne Ellington (Miami), Derrick Rose (Minnesota), Ian Clark (New Orleans), Luke Kornet (New York), Raymond Felton (Oklahoma City), Amir Johnson (Philadelphia), JJ Redick (Philadelphia), Rudy Gay (San Antonio) and Lorenzo Brown (Toronto). Zach LaVine also has veto power based on Chicago matching the offer sheet by Sacramento.