From Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, who contributed the maximum of $5,800 for the primary and general election, to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who tossed in $1,000, Lasry did pretty well among the basketball crowd, according to federal filings released late Thursday. Former Bucks coach Jason Kidd contributed $2,900 while his wife, Porschla Kidd, contributed $2,100. Other NBA connections included Bob Voulgaris, a Dallas Mavericks’ research and development director who contributed $5,800, and Philadelphia 76ers executive Daryl Morey, who gave $2,900.

New York eyeing Jalen Brunson?

Brunson, who scored 15 points with seven assists and five rebounds in a win over the Knicks on April 2, has a non-guaranteed year left on his pact. The Mavericks, whom the Knicks visit on Friday night, could let Brunson become a restricted free agent and match any offer this summer. Or they could let him become an unrestricted free agent in 2022. The guard is the son of former Knick Rick Brunson. The Knicks have had their eye on Jalen Brunson, whose father was one of Thibodeau’s assistant coaches with the Bulls and Timberwolves.
Dogecoin spiked as high as 500% in the past week to reach a market cap of over $50 billion, and billionaire Mark Cuban could be a part of the reason why. The Cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks began accepting Dogecoin as payment for tickets and merchandise in March. This week, Cuban tweeted that the team’s sales in Dogecoin had increased 550% in the last month, totaling more than 122,000 Doge in merchandise.
Who’s your favorite matchup in the league? Ben Simmons: Boston. They’ve had our number for a while and being able to win—what we got? Three up on them? You always wanna get back at a team that’s gotten you a few times. What about a player? Ben Simmons: I don’t really think there’s one player I like going against. But, I like playing against Luka [Doncic], guys like that. Guys that have all that buzz going on right now. Bron, KD, I’m looking forward to playing against Steph, hopefully he’s playing.
James, meanwhile, went from getting more than half of the first-place votes in the last straw poll to getting none this time. He was left off nearly two-thirds of the ballots entirely, garnering just 37 total votes and 105 points. He was just ahead of Chris Paul, who had two first-place votes and 98 total points, with Kawhi Leonard (80 points, including one first-place vote) in eighth, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (28 points) in ninth and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (26 points) in 10th.