Silver sees free agency changes after NBA star shifts (Philstar.com) - July 10, 2019 - 2:39pm LOS ANGELES – NBA free agency rules need to be revised after a wild week of deals saw superstar talent shifts and player trade demands, league commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time). Speaking in Las Vegas after team owners meetings at the NBA Summer League, Silver said it was clear talks had been underway about major moves long before the NBA opened its official negotiating period. News of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving going to Brooklyn broke minutes into the start of free agency on June 30, leading Silver and many others to conclude the NBA can't enforce its own free agency regulations. "Obviously, if deals are being announced immediately after the discussion period begins, there had been prior discussions," Silver said. "To a certain extent, we always knew that there was some leakage, some slippage around … [Read more...] about Silver sees free agency changes after NBA star shifts
Trade news nba
The Memphis Grizzlies will retire No. 11 in honor of guard Mike Conley, who officially was traded Saturday to the Utah Jazz. "Mike Conley represented the Grizzlies and the City of Memphis with true heart and class during his 12 seasons," owner Robert J. Pera said in a prepared statement. "His talent, determination and resilience elevated our team to a perennial playoff contender, and his altruism and sportsmanship helped shape the community focused nature of our franchise. "For his innumerable contributions on the court and in our community, Mike will always be a beloved Memphian. We are proud that Mike's #11 jersey will one day be raised to the rafters in FedExForum." READ: Leonard-George tandem turns Clippers into legit contender News of the planned trade emerged June 19, and the Grizzlies announced its completion on Saturday. In exchange for Conley, the Grizzlies acquired guards Grayson Allen and Kyle Korver, forward Jae Crowder and a future protected first-round draft … [Read more...] about NBA: Grizzles to retire Conley’s No. 11
A week before he likely will be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft, Zion Williamson filed a lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to nullify a marketing agreement he signed on April 20, ESPN reported. The suit, brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, alleges the deal that the former Duke star reached with Gina Ford and Prime Sports Marketing violates North Carolina law. According to the filing, the contract between the parties included a clause that the deal could not be broken for five years, which Williamson's attorneys maintain is illegal in North Carolina. The lawsuit also calls the Prime Sports contract a violation of North Carolina's Uniform Athlete Agents Act, arguing that Prime Sports is not certified by the National Basketball Players Association or an agent that is registered to represent athletes in North Carolina or Florida. The suit also states that when Williamson told Prime Sports on May 31 that he was canceling the contract, the … [Read more...] about News NBA: Williamson sues to escape marketing deal
All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is "preparing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets" when contracts can officially be completed in free agency on July 6, the Boston Herald reported Thursday. The Herald report cited separate sources pointing to an Irving-Nets union but said the Boston Celtics have not been informed of Irving's plans and remain optimistic he could remain with the team. The top pick in the 2011 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving is a six-time All-Star viewed as one of the best players available in a loaded free agent class this summer. Prior to the just-completed season, Irving grabbed the microphone at TD Garden and told a packed house of season-ticket holders he planned to commit to the Celtics long-term. "I needed just some time to kind of be back in Boston and feel great about different things I wanted to explore in my career," Irving said at the time. He said he dreamt of his No. 11 hanging from the rafters one day, joining the retired numbers of legendary Celtics. … [Read more...] about News NBA: Kyrie Irving moving to Brooklyn?
The Denver Nuggets just finished a grueling, hard-fought series against the San Antonio Spurs. Less than 48 hours later, they have to flip the switch and play the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference semifinals. Denver survived an intense Game 7 on Saturday night to advance past the first round for the first time in 10 years. It was the first Game 7 win for the organization since 1978 and the first winner-take-all victory in the playoffs since the Nuggets as an eighth seed beat No. 1 Seattle in Game 5 in the first round of the playoffs. Denver's quest to reach the Western Conference finals begins Monday at home against the rested and confident Trail Blazers. "We're prepared, we've been prepared for them all year," forward Paul Millsap said after the Nuggets' 90-86 win over the Spurs on Saturday night. "I think we've got a pretty good scout on them. Damian Lillard's on a tear right now. Try to cut his water off and calm him down is going to be key for us." READ: Durant's 35 … [Read more...] about News NBA: Nuggets face quick turnaround to host Trail Blazers