Nets expected to ‘front of the line’ if Warriors’ McKinnie clears waivers

From SB Nation: By Net Income on October 19, 2019 12:29 pm Free agency 2019 will never end. The Nets now appear to be interested in Alfonzo McKinnie, the 6’8” small forward the Warriors are expected to be waived officially on Saturday. In a summary of possible NBA last minute moves, Bobby Marks writes… Expect Brooklyn to be at the front of the line if former Warrior Alfonzo McKinnie clears waivers. The Nets have an open two-way spot available and can sign the forward as a replacement for the suspended Wilson Chandler(missing the first 25 games). If McKinnie is signed…

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Warriors waive Alfonso McKinnie, Marquese Chriss expected to make final roster

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the Golden State Warriors have waived forward Alphonso McKinnie and will retain Marquese Chriss with that created opening. Chriss, who was taken eighth overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns , averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in his two years with the club. Last August he, along with Brandon Knight was traded to the Houston Rockets for Ryan Anthony and De’Anthony Melton. After just sixteen appearances for the Rockets, he was then shipped to Houston right at February’s…

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Boston converts Tacko Fall’s deal to two-way contract

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Boston Celtics will convert center Tacko Fall’s deal to a two-way contract. The 7-5 big man went undrafted out of UCF but signed an Exhibit 10 deal, a deal that would pay him an additional $50,000 if Fall begins the season with Boston’s D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. The deal also gave Boston the option, which they are exercising, to offer Fall a two-way contract, allowing Fall to bounce back and forth between the Celtics and the Red Claws.

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Milwaukee GM says Giannis will be offered Supermax in 2020

Milwaukee Bucks GM John Hart said Thursday that “of course” the team will offer their MVP forward Giannis Antetokounmpo a “supermax” contract extension in 2020 when he will be eligible. Antetokounmpo is coming off a monster season where put up 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals in leading the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals and capturing league MVP honors. So it is only natural the Bucks will offer him the supermax the second he is eligible. Back in 2014 Giannis declared his intention to…

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Eric Gordon and Rockets agree to 4/$76 million extension

This time of the NBA year is typically known as the “dead period” because major transactional moves are typically at a minimum, save signing to fill rosters out for training camp. This was not the case for the Houston Rockets. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets signed Eric Gordon to a four-year , $76 million contract extension, which was the most the club could offer. The deal will not kick in until the 2020-21 season, as Gordon ( who is only 30 years old) enters the final…

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Warriors sign Andrew Harrison to training camp deal

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden Warriors have signed free agent guard to a training camp deal. Harrison had a sporadic and nomadic 2018-19 season, playing in 17 games between the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 assists per game across his time with the three clubs. He would go on to sign with Russian team BC Khimki, finishing the season there. He’ll likely battle for time at the backup one position with Alec Burks and Jacob Evans.

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Dwight Howard to sign with Lakers

Dwight Howard’s agent Charles Briscoe told Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium that the big man has finalized a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies and plans to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers the moment he clears waivers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN notes that the Howard deal will be a non-guaranteed contract that the Lakers are proceeding “with caution.” More from Woj: “Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they’ll give him a chance to show he’s made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players…

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Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem has been a constant for the Miami Heat for the 16 seasons he has been in the league NBA and he will extend that to a 17th season, as reported by the AP’s Tim Reynolds. Haslem was undrafted in 2002 out of the University of Florida, he balled for French team Élan Sportif Chalonnais, and signed as a free agent with Miami in 2003 and since that time, the only jersey he has played in has been a Heat gamer.

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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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