Josh Boone signs deal with Illawarra Hawks

courtesy of nbl.com.au : The Illawarra Hawks have dropped a serious #NBL20 bombshell with the signing of highly sought after free agent, Josh Boone. Boone joins the Hawks on a 1-year deal. No stranger to success in the NBL, Boones’ time with Melbourne United saw him make the grand finals in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. With a championship under his belt (2017/18), Boone was also awarded the All NBL First Team Honours in 2018. His experience provides a great balance to the current line up at the Hawks. Boone won an…

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NBL and Players’ Association reach new Collective Bargaining Agreement

courtesy of nbl.com.au : The National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) will deliver the most professional conditions in the League’s history under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum salaries will significantly increase and investment in player welfare and development will be doubled under the three-year agreement. Under the deal: Minimum salaries for players will be set at $55,000 – an increase of 38 per cent since 2016; Development Players will receive a minimum salary for the first time, set at $17,000 for the NBL Season;…

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NBA Rumours: Memphis expected to deal Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have their highest draft pick since they infamously took Hasheem Thabeet in the 2009 affair ( something that is still a sore spot for Grizzlies fans). With Zion Williamson out of the picture, its has been assumed that the team will take Murray State point guard Ja Morant with their number two pick. However, where does that leave Mike Conley? According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Grizzlies “are widely expected to use the No. 2 pick on Murray State’s Ja Morant and trade the…

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Terry Stotts and Trail Blazers agree to new multiyear deal

What a difference a year can make. After embarrassingly getting swept out of last year’s playoffs by the New Orleans Pelicans, there was some speculation that Stotts’ job could be in trouble. A report by the Sporting News’ Mitch L:awrence indicates that late owner Paul Allen had denied Stotts request for a contract extension only fueled those fires. Blazers GM Neil Olshey stuck with Coach Stotts and the team enjoyed their deepest playoff run since 2000, unfortunately ending in a sweep to two-time defending champion Golden State. According to Joe…

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Damian Lillard and Trail Blazers “expected” to agreed to supermax deal

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Damian Lillard is expected to sign a four-year $191 million supermax extension sometime this summer. He would qualified for the beefed up extension provided he makes one of the three All-NBA Teams, which, based on the level of play Lillard showed this season, seems to be a forgone conclusion. There are two years and $62 million owed to Lillard on his current deal. The extension would kick in after the 20-21 season and he would be 35 when that potential contract would expire. Lillard…

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May 22, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Stephen CurryGSW @ POR 37 13 11   Triple-double Meyers LeonardPOR vs. GSW 30 12 3   5-8 3-pt Damian LillardPOR vs. GSW 28 4 12    CJ McCollumPOR vs. GSW 26 2 7   5-9 3-pt Draymond GreenGSW @ POR 18 14 11   Triple-double Kevon LooneyGSW @ POR 12 14 0    S. LivingstonGSW @ POR 8 1 1    Jordan BellGSW @ POR 7 0 2    Zach CollinsPOR vs. GSW 10 2 0    Enes KanterPOR vs. GSW 6 2 0 Yesterday’s Score  Golden State Warriors  119  OT…

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Andre Iguodala out for Game 4 of West Finals

According to Mark Medina of the Mercury News, Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will miss Game 4 of Western Conference Finals with a sore left calf. Iguodala left in the third quarter of Game 3 with tightness in his left calf. A MRI performed Sunday came back negative. He was listed as questionable as it pertained to his participation in Game 4. His impact on the floor in the playoffs has been huge, as it gives the Warriors another perimeter defender to throw at some of the all-world talent…

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Ryan Saunders signs multiyear deal with Timberwolves

Ryan Saunders is no longer the Timberwolves interim head coach. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Minnesota and Saunders have agreed to a multi year contract that makes Saunders the head coach. Saunders , the sone of former head coach Flip Saunders, was named the the interim coach after Tom Thibodeau was broken off on January 6 and at 32, was the league’s youngest head coach. However his installation in the position did not leave to immediate success; the team went just 17-25 with Saunders at the helm…

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May 19, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performances Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. MIL 36 9 5   12-13 ft George HillMIL @ TOR 24 7 2   2 stl Marc GasolTOR vs. MIL 16 12 7   5 blk Pascal SiakamTOR vs. MIL 25 11 1   3 stl Brook LopezMIL @ TOR 16 6 1   2 stl Norman PowellTOR vs. MIL 19 4 3    Malcolm BrogdonMIL @ TOR 20 5 1   2 stl Kyle LowryTOR vs. MIL 11 4 5    Pat ConnaughtonMIL @ TOR 8 3 2    G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ TOR 12 23 7   4 blk Yesterday’s…

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Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as GM

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team had hired former Brooklyn Nets assistant generals manager Trajan Langdon as their new GM. According to The Advocate’s Scott Kushner Langdon set the foundation for this move in his time as as a scout with the Spurs and Cavaliers where he “built his reputation as a scout with the Spurs and Cavaliers before joining general manager Sean Marks’ staff in Brooklyn in 2016, where the Nets have taken the league by surprise.” Prior to his time as a scout, he had a brief career as…

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