Danilo Gallinari harder to keep for OKC?

Oklahoma City – If the Thunder entertain ideas of keeping Danilo Gallinari at a price point in the $20-25 million range, a lower tax line makes it a lot harder. Not impossible, but harder. One presumes they’d like to use their full mid-level on a younger wing and that they also would wish to keep Nerlens Noel; doing all three would push them well into the tax and invoke a punishing repeater penalty.
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Dennis Schroder buys German team

Just like former NBA players have retired from the league and come back to buy into an NBA team, Dennis Schroder has done the same with his hometown professional team in Germany. Löwen Braunschweig was the first professional team Schroder ever played for back in 2010. Now, just ten years later, he will become the club’s main partner on July 1, in just over a month. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard has made a business move while the NBA is on hiatus.
Late Wednesday evening, Schroder posted the news on his Instagram saying, “Practiced 100%. Played 100%. Now Proud 100% Owner of Braunschweiger.” Schroder had some thoughts on his investment, which from German loosely translates to, “I am very happy to be the sole partner of the lions now. Braunschweig is my hometown, I want to give something back to the region. I am convinced that we can develop the location further and make it a top club in the league.”