Following Wednesday’s games (Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors), ESPN’s viewership is even to this point last season and up from two years ago. The league projects its five-game Christmas slate on ESPN and ABC — highlighted by Lakers at Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics— will bump ratings ahead of last year’s numbers.
The cap space for New York in 2019-20 now projects to be $29.5M after the Allonzo Trier signing ($3.55M cap hit). The room takes into account: 1) All free agent cap holds renounced except for Kristaps Porzingis 2) Waiving the non-guaranteed contract of Lance Thomas 3) Their own first round pick. The projected max for a player with 7-9 years of service like Kyrie Irving is $32.7M and for 10+ years like Kevin Durant $38.15M.
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