Pacific Notes: LeBron, Paul, Lakers, Beal Trade, Kamagate
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by Rory Maher
2d ago
Lakers superstar LeBron James holds a $51.4MM player option for ’24/25. If he declines the option, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent. Appearing on TNT Sports’ altcast on truTV (Twitter video link), James’ agent Rich Paul stated that his client was a free agent this summer. When Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report and TNT pointed out what Paul said and followed up by asking if James plans to decline the option, Paul attempted to walk back the comment. “Chris, you know I don’t do my business over the airwaves, man,” Paul said. “ … I don’t know what he’s gonna do. We’re gonna do what we do ever ..read more
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Fischer’s Latest: Sixers, George, Mitchell, LeBron, Butler, Kuzma, More
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by Luke Adams
5d ago
With Joel Embiid at center and Tyrese Maxey heading up their backcourt, the Sixers will enter this offseason with significant cap room and a desire to fill the gap between their two incumbent stars with an elite two-way wing, writes Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. According to Fischer, Philadelphia views its opportunity as something similar to the one Golden State had in 2016, when a huge single-year cap spike allowed the Warriors to create the room to add Kevin Durant to a core that already featured Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Whether the 76ers will be able to add a player ..read more
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2023/24 All-NBA Teams Announced
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by Arthur Hill
6d ago
The All-NBA teams have been announced for the 2023/24 season. A total of 99 media members voted on the honors, with players receiving five points for a First Team vote, three points for a Second Team vote and one point for a Third Team vote. This year’s All-NBA teams are as follows: First Team Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder (495 points) Nikola Jokic, Nuggets (495) Luka Doncic, Mavericks (493) Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks (473) Jayson Tatum, Celtics (427) Second Team Jalen Brunson, Knicks (368) Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves (285) Kevin Durant, Suns (274) Kawhi Leonard, Clippers (242) Antho ..read more
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Lue Talks Apparently Going Slowly
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by Dana Gauruder
1w ago
Tyronn Lue has a year left on his contract and the Clippers reportedly want to extend him but The Athletic’s Shams Charania said on the Up & Adams show (video link) that the parties are not close to any agreement. “To my knowledge there hasn’t been any progress in those conversations,” Charania stated. Lue stated shortly after the Clippers were eliminated from postseason contention that he’s eager to sign an extension ..read more
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Dan Craig Joins Billy Donovan’s Bulls’ Staff
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by Dana Gauruder
1w ago
Dan Craig is leaving the Clippers staff to become one of Billy Donovan’s top assistants with the Bulls, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports (Twitter link). Craig, 43, spent the past four years on Tyronn Lue’s staff and was named the team’s associate head coach in November 2020. He spent the previous four seasons under Erik Spoelstra with the Heat, where he also had a stint as the head coach of the G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce. He’ll team with former Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. as top assistants for Chicago. Unseld’s decision to join the Bulls was reported on Saturday. The Bulls’ staff was be ..read more
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Lakers Eyeing Nori, Adelman, Sweeney, Quinn In Coaching Search
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by Luke Adams
2w ago
The Lakers, who are in the process of searching for a new head coach, have interest in a handful of veteran assistant coaches around the NBA, Jovan Buha of The Athletic stated within a mailbag video (YouTube link; hat tip to Lakers Nation). According to Buha, Timberwolves assistant Micah Nori, Nuggets assistant David Adelman, Mavericks assistant Sean Sweeney, and Heat assistant Chris Quinn are among the head coaching candidates that intrigue the Lakers. Nori has been with the Timberwolves since 2021, having previously served as an assistant in Detroit, Denver, Sacramento, and Toronto. Adelman ..read more
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And-Ones: Towns, Media Rights, California Classic, Howard
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by Rory Maher
2w ago
Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns has been named the NBA’s Social Justice Champion for the 2023/24 season, the league announced in a press release. The four-time All-Star is a voting rights advocate and supported Minnesota’s Restore the Vote bill last year, which “restores the right to vote to thousands of formerly incarcerated individuals.” Towns also advocates for changes to the criminal justice and education systems in the U.S. Heat center Bam Adebayo, Pelicans guard CJ McCollum, Thunder wing Lindy Waters and Clippers guard Russell Westbrook were the other finalists. Here’s mor ..read more
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Coaching Rumors: Hornets, Lakers, Redick, Billups
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by Arthur Hill
2w ago
The Hornets expect to decide on their new head coach within the next seven days, owner Rick Schnall told Alex Zietlow of The Charlotte Observer. While playing in the pro-am prior to the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, Schnall stated that the organization is nearing a final decision, but he wasn’t willing to tip his hand. “We’re close. You’ll see us announce it certainly in the next week,” Schnall said. “We’re going to hire the best person that we can for our team.”  The Observer has reported that Celtics assistant Charles Lee is considered the favorite to replace Steve Clifford, wh ..read more
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Clippers Notes: Future Skepticism, Westbrook, Lue, Championship Window
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by Dana Gauruder
2w ago
The Clippers will play in a new arena next season but they’ll have to hope their current core group can produce a better playoff run, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN writes. Team president Lawrence Frank declared on Monday that he’ll try to re-sign Paul George, who can opt out of his contract, and James Harden, who will be an unrestricted free agent. Kawhi Leonard, who signed an three-year  extension, only appeared in two games during the first round due to injury. Despite the age of the team, Frank said it’s not far-fetched to believe they’ll have better healthy during the next postseason. “I und ..read more
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Jason Kidd, Ty Lue Unlikely To Be Candidates For Lakers’ Job
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by Dana Gauruder
3w ago
Don’t expect Jason Kidd or Tyronn Lue to replace Darvin Ham as the Lakers’ head coach, Marc Stein reports in his latest Stein Line notes package. Kidd, who has one year left on his contract with the Mavericks, will likely receive a contract extension in the near future after the team advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, according to Stein’s sources. Kidd was a top Lakers assistant coach under Frank Vogel. As previously reported by ESPN, the Clippers are expected to pursue an extension with Lue, who also has one year remaining on his deal. Lue has stated he’s eager to sign an extensio ..read more
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