Giannis’ Development Made It Easier For Bucks To Sell Thon Maker Pick

The Milwaukee Bucks made a risky pick for Thon Maker in the 2016 NBA Draft that was perhaps made easier by how quickly Giannis Antetokounmpo developed. “Now if you’re talking about the Giannis connection, I think Giannis’ rapid improvement had probably made that pick easier to sell because immediately everyone started trying to compare the […]

Will Barton Prefers 2018 Free Agency Over Extension With Nuggets

Will Barton is uninterested in signing an extension with the Denver Nuggets this offseason and will opt for free agency in 2018. Barton will be entering the final year of his three-year, $11 million contract in the 17-18 season. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, players who are on three-year contracts are eligible to sign an […]

Jimmy Butler Supports Bulls Keeping Rajon Rondo

The Chicago Bulls have until June 30th to fully guarantee the $13.4 million contract of Rajon Rondo. The Bulls have yet to give Rondo any indication about his guarantee. “Of course,” Jimmy Butler said when asked about if he preferred the Bulls to guarantee Rondo for next season. “He’s been huge for us this year, […]

Dante Cunningham Declines $3.1M Player Option With Pelicans

Dante Cunningham will decline his player option with the New Orleans Pelicans for the 17-18 season to become a free agent. Cunningham’s player option for 17-18 was worth $3.1 million. Cunningham averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 25.0 minutes over 66 games this season with the Pelicans. source: realgm sport1on1 staff

Vince Carter Plans To Play Next Season, No Retirement In Sight

Vince Carter plans on continuing his career next season. Carter has had remarkable longevity, evolving into one of the game’s better veteran wing role players. Carter will be a free agent this summer. “I said to myself ‘I want to play 15 years’. I don’t know where I got that from. And the I got […]

Dwyane Wade Will Take Time To Decide Upon 17-18 Option With Bulls

Dwyane Wade plans on meeting face-to-face with Jimmy Butler in the coming weeks to discuss their futures with the Chicago Bulls. Wade has a player option for the 17-18 season worth $23.8 million. Wade signed a two-year deal with the Bulls last summer. “That’s far away,” Wade said about his option decision. “I have time.” […]

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Is Best Player In NBA Right Now

Kawhi Leonard has led the NBA in PER during the playoffs after finishing second in MVP voting last season and likely to finish in the top-3 this year. “Kawhi Leonard, in my opinion, is the best player in the league right now,” said Gregg Popovich. Leonard also won Defensive Player of the Year during the […]

Curry Would Have Left Under Armour If They Weren’t Aligned With ‘Core Values’

Stephen Curry reportedly considered walking away from his Under Armour endorsement deal worth $32 million per year through 2024 following Kevin Plank’s comments about Donald Trump. Curry spent an entire day on the phone with various Under Armour personnel, “pursuing clarification about what was going on” and “making sure everybody knew where everybody else stood on the […]