Category: NBA News

Lowe: How to fix the NBA supermax

Jul 27, 2018 Jimmy Butler in June 2017 fell right into the nebulous region where debating a maximum or new supermaximum contract becomes especially fraught for teams. With another All-NBA berth the next season (2017-18), Butler would qualify for a five-year, $ 220 million supermax — vaulting to a salary equivalent to 35 percent of…

The best-case scenario for Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors

8:35 AM ET Andre SnellingsESPN Just how good will the Toronto Raptors be with Kawhi Leonard? That question is loaded with uncertainty given Leonard’s still unknown health status and motivation level in Toronto. He reportedly has a desire to play in Los Angeles, and the Boston Celtics will be a powerful force in the Eastern…

Lowe: What the Kawhi Leonard trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBA

2:00 PM ET At the end of a mid-December practice last season, the five highest-ranking members of Toronto’s brain trust called DeMar DeRozan into the office of Masai Ujiri, Toronto’s president of basketball operations, for something of an intervention. “I didn’t know what the hell was going on,” DeRozan told ESPN a few months later.…

Is Melo a better fit with LeBron, CP3 or Wade?

3:05 PM ET Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder are headed for a split, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young reported Friday, which will most likely result in Anthony becoming a free agent later this summer. So where will Melo land? Wojnarowski further indicated that the most likely possibilities would land Anthony with one…

What can the Celtics trade for Kawhi Leonard?

8:46 AM ET After Friday’s news that Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded, Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks talked about what the Boston Celtics should consider in a trade offer for Leonard: Boston’s ‘good problem’ Kevin Pelton: The Boston Celtics are on the clock for Kawhi Leonard. That’s what I took from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski…