March 9, 2019, 10:08 pmRodions Kurucs - F - Brooklyn Nets
Rodions Kurucs put up 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting, six rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in Saturday's win against the Hawks.
Kurucs made the most of the 21 minutes given to him by the coaching staff and was efficient when D'Angelo Russell was struggling all night to find his shot. He has proven again that when given the opportunity, he can produce.
June 19, 2019, 11:39 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
ESPN’s Jay Williams, a Kevin Durant friend and a partner with KD’s manager, Rich Kleiman, told the NY Post that it’s too early for the Warriors superstar to figure out what the injury means for his free-agent future.
Williams has spoken with Durant since the devastating injury as he is still trying to deal with the post-surgery period. KD has until June 29th, the day before free-agency courting period, to opt out of the final season of his pact. Even though he will miss next season, he is likely to get a max deal either with the Warriors or elsewhere. The Knicks are still interested, believing that if there’s any player who can come back from this debilitating injury, it is Durant, who will be 32 to start the 2020-21 campaign.
Source: NY Post
June 19, 2019, 11:33 amMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has opted into his $13M player option for the 2019-20 season.
Ugh! This comes a week after Marvin Williams exercised his $15 million player option putting the Hornets in a tough financial situation with at least $98 million already on the books for next year. It’s highly unlikely that MKG would have commanded a salary anywhere close to $10 million per year in an open market so this was a no brainer for him. Kidd-Gilchrist is only 25 years old and is coming off a couple seasons where he struggled with injuries while the lack of a reliable jumper makes it hard for him to have value in today’s space and pace offense.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 19, 2019, 11:16 amKhris Middleton - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Middleton is expected to command a five-year max contract but he and the Bucks are planning to work together toward a new long-term deal. Middleton recently bought a new property in Milwaukee and Giannis has openly vouched for his teammate so we’d be shocked if the two parties don’t end up agreeing on a new deal. There will be plenty of suitors that can only offer him a four-year max deal, with the Lakers rumored to be one of them.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Source: Boston Herald
Jimmy Butler - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers
Source: Brian T. Smith on Twitter
Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Source: NBC Sports Boston
Tomas Satoransky - G/F - Washington Wizards
Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter
Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Source: Aaron Goldhammer on Twitter
Bobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards
Source: NBC Sports