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NBA Raising G-League Salaries

NBA Raising G-League Salaries

There is a large discrepancy between the salaries of NBA players and their G-League counterparts. According to data pulled from Statista, the average NBA salary for the 2017-18 season is about $7 million. Contrast that with the average G-League salary being between $19,000 and $26,000 this past season. This is the major reason why the [...]

April 18, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections: $101 Million for 2018-19 and $108 Million for 2019-20

NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections: $101 Million for 2018-19 and $108 Million for 2019-20

The NBA doesn’t expect to see its salary-cap projections for this year or next year change by considerable margins. In a memo it sent to teams, the financial forecasts for the next two seasons remained largely the same, per Basketball Insiders’ Eric Pincus: Some other food for thought as well: The NBA’s actual salary cap [...]

April 17, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Chris Paul Told Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer That Doc Rivers Contributed to Him Leaving for Rockets

Chris Paul Told Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer That Doc Rivers Contributed to Him Leaving for Rockets

It turns out Doc Rivers is at least partially responsible for Chris Paul leaving the Los Angeles Clippers in favor of the Houston Rockets. Details surrounding the point guard’s exit continue to trickle out almost a year later. That’s how these things work. We’re given a partial picture, and oft-inflammatory interpretations, of a move at [...]

April 12, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Lamar Odom to Help Launch ‘Rich Soil Organics’—A Marijuana Venture

Lamar Odom to Help Launch ‘Rich Soil Organics’—A Marijuana Venture

Lamar Odom is getting into the marijuana business. Yes, that Lamar Odom. And yes, that marijuana business. In a press release (h/t SLAM Online), the former NBA star announced he would be investing in Rich Soil Organics after he found the use of cannabis very helpful during his rehab for substance abuse: While going through [...]

April 6, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Suspended by NBA for Violating League’s Anti-Drug Policy

Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Suspended by NBA for Violating League’s Anti-Drug Policy

Nerlens Noel and Thabo Sefolosha are having seasons to forget—and they’re not getting any better. The NBA suspended both players for five games on Monday for violating its anti-drug policy, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania: Sefolosha played some quality minutes as a small-ball 4 for the Utah Jazz before suffering what was supposed to [...]

April 4, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Kevin Durant on James Harden’s MVP Case: ‘Just Give It to Him. It’s His Time to Win It’

Kevin Durant on James Harden’s MVP Case: ‘Just Give It to Him. It’s His Time to Win It’

Kevin Durant doesn’t get an MVP vote. If he did, though, he’d give it to James Harden. As he recently told The Athletic’s Anthony Slater: “It’s his turn,” Kevin Durant told The Athletic recently. “Just give it to him. It’s his time to win it.” This is not the most eloquent way to lay out [...]

April 3, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Carmelo Anthony Guarantees Oklahoma City Thunder Won’t Miss NBA’s Postseason

Carmelo Anthony Guarantees Oklahoma City Thunder Won’t Miss NBA’s Postseason

Worried that the Oklahoma City Thunder might miss out on making the NBA playoffs? Well, don’t be. Because they won’t. Carmelo Anthony says so. From ESPN.com’s Royce Young: “We’ll be there. We’ll be there,” Anthony said Wednesday. “I think we’re confident enough to know that we’ll be there. Where? We’ll see when that time comes, [...]

March 29, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Steve Kerr Says Warriors Can Beat ‘Anybody’ without Stephen Curry

Steve Kerr Says Warriors Can Beat ‘Anybody’ without Stephen Curry

Steve Kerr isn’t too worried about the Golden State Warriors pushing forward without Stephen Curry. The point guard was diagnosed with a Grade 2 left MCL sprain in his first game back from a sprained right. The injury is expected to keep him out for at least another three weeks, which takes Golden State well [...]

March 27, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Adam Silver Considers Mexico City a Viable Market If NBA Ever Embraces Expansion

Adam Silver Considers Mexico City a Viable Market If NBA Ever Embraces Expansion

Adam Silver is on board for having an NBA franchise in Mexico City. Sort of. During a recent appearance on the Locked on NBA podcast, the Association’s commissioner told David Locke that he considers Mexico City a legitimate expansion prospect (h/t HoopsHype): David Locke: Is Mexico City a viable NBA city? Adam Silver: Mexico City, [...]

March 23, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Warriors Owner Doesn’t Rule Out Making ‘Big Move’ If Golden State Doesn’t Win NBA Title

Warriors Owner Doesn’t Rule Out Making ‘Big Move’ If Golden State Doesn’t Win NBA Title

Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob apparently isn’t married to the current roster. Not if they fail to win this year’s NBA title, at least. From Bay Area New Group’s Mark Medina: Lacob remains confident with the Warriors’ direction. Yet, he also expressed the need “to be relentless” with their roster building and innovation, citing [...]

March 20, 2018 admin Headlines, NBA 0