Golden State Warriors Rumors
He scored 20 or more points in four of the Mavs’ seven games against the LA Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, including 28 in Game 2. What will it take to get Hardaway Jr. to sign with the Warriors in August? “That’s up to [president of basketball operations] Bob Myers (laughter),” Tim Hardaway Sr. said Tuesday on 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast” show. “He knows who his agent is — Mark Bartelstein — he has to talk to Mark. “First of all, does he want to come there? Second of all, will he flourish there? Yeah, I think he would. Do they have the money to get him there? There are a lot of variables involved with that.”
Spoiler alert — the Warriors do not have the money to add Hardaway, and almost assuredly can’t acquire him in a sign-and-trade because of salary cap rules. So if you are hoping to see the shooting guard in a Dubs uniform in 2021-22, don’t hold your breath.
In the NBA’s first second round since 1994 sans LeBron James, Stephen Curry or Shaquille O’Neal, the streaking Suns may have an argument as the league’s best draw left. Sunday’s Suns-Nuggets NBA second round Game 4 averaged a 2.25 rating and 4.22 million viewers on TNT, marking the largest audience of the second round thus far (through Monday). Ratings and viewership fell 22% from the comparable window in the “bubble” last year, but that was a Laker game on ABC (2.9, 5.43M). Compared to 2019 (Nuggets-Blazers), ratings fell 9% (from 2.5) but viewership increased 4% (from 4.06M).
Shams Charania: 2020-21 All-NBA teams: First: Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard Second: Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Julius Randle, LeBron James Third: Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Rudy Gobert, Jimmy Butler, Paul George