New Orleans Pelicans Rumors
Oleh Kosel: On latest Lowe Post podcast, Bobby Marks says he heard Josh Hart’s contract took so long to get signed because Pelicans were in holding pattern due to potential penalties from Lonzo Ball trade. “Did we need to use him maybe in a sign-&-trade to recoup maybe a 1st round pick?”
Typically, Shai says, he’s naturally more of a homebody—someone who revels in binge-watching Burn Notice with his cousin, Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, spending time with his girlfriend (who he was doing all of this shopping for…mostly….he swears), and humming Drake bangers. At the counter in Dover Street Market, he breaks into an invisible crossover while his friend, Walter Harvin, a Harlem fashionista, plays imaginary defense. Shai doesn’t always want everyone to see these moments. He’s taciturn on purpose: the entire world doesn’t need to know what Shai is like in his down time.
The Czech star also admitted that he left Chicago with a bittersweet feeling, saying that he didn’t get a farewell he expected from the Bulls general manager Arturas Karnisovas. “It was tense. You’re in the city for two years, you fight for them, you live for the team – and then you receive a text from general manager Karnisovas which says, “Thanks for your time in Chicago,” Satoransky told. “That was the only thing I got from him. But I’m not angry; you can’t be emotional at that moment. But when one thinks about it… after two years of hard work, it’s actually brutal,” he added.
The issue with giving back that much money is that Wall is unlikely to find a significant deal right now that comes close to making up for some of his lost money. Many contenders like the Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Sixers, and Bucks can only offer Wall the veteran minimum worth $2.6 million. Teams that still have all or most of their mid-level exception (MLE) include the Cavaliers, Hawks, Nuggets, Pelicans, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers, Warriors, and Wizards. With the exception of the Pelicans, all those teams have luxury tax and/or hard cap difficulties that would complicate offering Wall their MLE.