Draymond Green signs max deal with Warriors

Well it looks like the Warriors did not want Draymond Green’s looming free agency to be yet another distracting storyline as they attempt to shift into the next phase of continuing their dynasty post KD. According to Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN the Warriors signed their defensive captain and leader to a four-year $100 million maximum contract. With the signing of Green, the Warriors have the services of three stalwarts – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson – secured through at least 2022.

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Memphis Grizzlies bring back classic jerseys and show updated court for upcoming season

The Memphis Grizzlies’ history dates back to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1995 when they, along with the Toronto Raptors were the NBA’s expansion in to Canada. After the 2000-01 season the franchise relocated to Memphis, where they have remained ever since. This upcoming season, the Grizzlies will be commemorating their 25th year in existence and one of the way they will do that is by paying homage to their past and by bringing back the original Grizzlies jersey. They used this video to show the gamers they’ll be rocking…

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Patrick Patterson agrees to buyout with Oklahoma City Thunder, plans to sign with Clippers

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Patrick Patterson has agreed to a buyout from the Oklahoma City and will join the Los Angeles Clippers after clearing waivers. When Patterson signed a three-year contract with the Thunder back in 2017, it was expected that he would provide sorely needed shooting as their stretch-four but that never materialized, as his minutes and production deteriorated in his two seasons in OKC. This past season he averaged 3.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists. The 13.7 minutes per game he logged , the 37% FG…

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CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year, $100 million extension

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum agrees to a three-year, $100 million extension with the ballclub. McCollum’s agent , Excel Sports’ Sam Goldfeder told ESPN that the deal extends his current deal to five years and $157 million. With Damian Lillard inking a four-year, $196 million deal earlier this summer, the Blazers now have backcourt locked up into the mid 2020’s. McCollum played in 70 games last season and averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest and has increased that output in the playoffs over the last…

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Damion Lee agrees to return to Warriors with two-way deal

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, shooting guard Damion Lee has agreed to a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors. Warriors head coach was complementary of Lee, telling reporters back in April,”I think he belongs in the NBA. He’s proven that, and he’s helped us win games.” Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Warriors had a two-way offer for Lee since July, but he did not sign it immediately in the hopes of securing a guaranteed roster spot somewhere else. In between…

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Pau Gasol agrees to one-year deal with Portland Trail Blazers

Free agent Pau Gasol has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Gasol began last season with the Spurs before being bought out. He signed with the Bucks but only appeared in three games before suffering a stress fracture in his left foot, ending his season. Gasol will bring experience and championship pedigree to an already solid big man lineup that includes Zach Collins, Hassan Whiteside, and (eventually) Jusef Nurkic.

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Ben McLemore agrees to contract with Rockets

Free agent guard Ben McLemore has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with Houston Rockets, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since being taken seventh overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2013, the guard has occasional flashes, but has failed to live up to the expectations when he came out of Kansas ( too early). Last season he did not start any of the 19 games he appeared in and averaged a paltry 3.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in just 8.3 minutes per contest.

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Milwaukee Bucks and Kyle Korver

Veteran sharpshooter Kyle Korver will return for a 17th NBA campaign. Korver’s agent Jeff Schwartz related to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that Korver will get a one-year deal from Milwaukee. Between the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom he started the season with, and the Utah Jazz, to whom he was traded, Korver averaged 8.6 points per game and shot 39.7 percent from three. With the Jazz, he was a solid contributor off the bench averaging 9.1 points in just 19.1 minutes in the 54 in which games he appeared. Offseason trades saw…

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Cavaliers waive JR Smith

JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers are no more. The team, unable to find a trade, decided to waive the colorful guard, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The move comes as little surprise. The ballclub had been shopping Smith since the early part of the season and in fact shut him down November 19. Smith only appeared in a paltry 11 games this season. Smith’s contract was a unique one, as explained by Evan Dammarell of Forbes: Smith’s arrangement with Cleveland was unique, where a team could…

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