It’s Tuesday, June 28, and in two days the NBA won’t really look like the one you know today. Why ? Because the starting signal for the Free Agency takes place Thursday evening at 0 a.m. sharp, and as soon as this shot is fired, the NBA franchises should initiate transfer mode. Do we make a big point before analyzing some of these rumors in the next few hours?
The big breakthrough of the last 24 hours? Kyrie Irving was reportedly cleared by the Nets to seek a sign-and-trade with another team.
Hmmmmmmm we will check it closely… https://t.co/oYi6OekKIu
— TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) June 27, 2022
But in the middle of the night, Shams Charania announced thatUncle Drew finally wanted to exercise his player option in Brooklyn. Probably no departure so Lakers fans will wake up to the pasty.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Irving is bypassing on multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 27, 2022
Another big breaking, the Rockets and John Wall contracted a buyout! For a sacrifice of 6.5 million dollars in its last year at 47.4 millionthe five-time All-Star leaves Houston and unblocks an oh so heavy situation.
Source: Rockets and John Wall have reached a buyout agreement, shaving $6.5 million off of his $47.4 million salary.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 28, 2022
And suddenly ? And suddenly John Wall would be about to engage with the Clippers of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Nicolas Batum…
Other teams are calling to pursue Wall in free agency, but his intention is to join the Clippers, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/6aSX4UfLBc
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2022
Info from Jeff Stotts wanted to be nice but which made Internet users laugh a lot, if John Wall signs in LA, there he would find Jesse Phillips, his former director of performance and rehabilitation in Washington. First reply under the tweet: “Cool, he’s going to find the guy who didn’t keep him in shape.” It’s actually not that simple, but with his injuries in Washington, that kind of reaction was to be expected.
If John Wall does land with the Clippers he will be reunited w/ Jesse Phillips, the team’s Senior Performance Physical Therapist. Phillips worked closely with Wall while the two were in Washington when he served as the Director of Player Performance & Rehabilitation.
— Jeff Stotts (@InStreetClothes) June 28, 2022
Grosse info in provenance of San Francisco : Kevon Looney reportedly set to sign multi-year extension at Golden State.
Report: Kevon Looney expected to stay with Golden State Warriors on multiyear deal https://t.co/tqdmzg6R26
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) June 27, 2022
In a very informative paper, Anthony Slater of The Athletic confirmed the Warriors’ interest in extending Gary Payton II, who reached the end of his contract this summer. The Mavericks are also on the case.
Several notes on the back end of the Warriors roster toward the end of this post https://t.co/zsjdDBIdFy
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 27, 2022
According to Marc Stein, many teams are convinced that PJ Tucker will sign Philly for $30 million over three years. Great news for Philly as the Sixers lacked this bulldog profile.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 27, 2022
The Spurs are listening to the Hawks regarding a Dejounte Murray trade. Against John Collins? No way. the package would go more in the direction of Danilo Gallinari accompanied by several 1st draft picks. Weird.
In talking with multiple sources around the NBA, many believe Hawks on verge of trading for San Antonio’s All-Star guard Dejounte Murray – However, it’s looking like John Collins is not part of deal. Would be Gallo & multiple 1st round picks. Spurs prepping for future & ’23 draft
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) June 27, 2022