caption Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers revealed quite a lot about the NBA’s salary structure after quickly assuring reporters that Kevin Durant can get “whatever he wants” with his next contract. source Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Kevin Durant is expected to sign a contract extension with the Warriors this summer, after winning two titles and two Finals MVP awards with the team. Warriors general manager Bob Myers explained that negotiations were set to go smoothly, with the franchise prepared to offer Durant “whatever he wants.” While it might sound like a generous offer, the comment actually highlights an odd reality about the league – it’s superstars are in many cases wildly underpaid for the value they bring to a franchise due to the salary structure of the NBA. Things have gone about as well as Kevin Durant could have imagined since his … [Read more...] about Warriors GM says Kevin Durant can get ‘whatever he wants’ with his next contract — and it shows how the NBA salary system hurts its best players
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The NBA saw many teams tank this season in hopes to increase their chances at a higher pick in the NBA Draft. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that despite lottery reform that goes into effect next year, he’s worried that teams will still tank. Hall of Famer and NBA TV analyst Grant Hill talked to Business Insider about tanking, but admitted that perhaps he couldn’t comment too freely because he’s Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Hawks – a team that tanked this year. Hill added that tanking doesn’t always work and the draft requires a lot of luck. Grant Hill may not be the best person to ask about how to fix tanking in the NBA. The NBA saw an unusual race to the bottom this year, with eight teams tanking in hopes of securing better lottery odds in what’s considered a stacked draft class. The NBA made changes to its draft lottery in an attempt to discourage … [Read more...] about Grant Hill had a great response to how the NBA can curb tanking and why it’s not a sure-fire method
Scott Davis, provided by Published 12:11 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 Jonathan Daniel/Getty LeBron James takes his game to another level when the NBA playoffs begin. The Cleveland Cavaliers may have a distinct advantage when the playoffs begin because none of their opponents have seen them play at their best, as there is a widely held belief that James doesn't play his hardest in the regular season. James is carrying a bigger load than ever this year, but the chips might be falling in place for him to make an unprecedented eighth straight Finals trip. NBA playoffs, and it's because of how LeBron James prepares for the postseason. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Habits You Should Break Before You Turn 30 Buzz 60 Tariffs Would Impact US Cherries Growth in China Associated Press FOX Business Beat: Facebook data scandal; gas prices to rise? Fox5DC Mercedes Benz is Launching a Car Subscription Service in the U.S. Wibbitz Ashley Madison … [Read more...] about LeBron James goes ‘full throttle’ in the playoffs, and no one in the NBA knows how to handle it
By Connor Letourneau Published 11:18 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Warriors vs. Pelicans Time: 5:30 p.m. Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warriors (264-61 with Warriors and overall); Alvin Gentry, 3rd season with Pelicans (108-134 with Pelicans and 443-504 overall) On air: TV on NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Records: Warriors (57-22); Pelicans (44-34) Projected starters: Warriors: PG Quinn Cook (9.0 ppg, 2.6 apg), SG Klay Thompson (19.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg), SF Kevin Durant (26.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg), PF Draymond Green (11.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 7.3 apg), C JaVale McGee (4.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg) Pelicans: PG Rajon Rondo (8.1 ppg, 8.0 apg), SG Jrue Holiday (18.9 ppg, 5.9 apg), SF E’Twaun Moore (12.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg), PF Nikola Mirotic (14.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg), C Anthony Davis (28.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg) Warriors injury report: SF Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) and SG Nick Young (flu-like symptoms) are probable. PG Shaun Livingston (right knee soreness) is … [Read more...] about Warriors game day: Is this a playoff preview vs. Pelicans?
Scott Davis, provided by Published 10:15 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Lynne Sladky/AP; Business Insider NBA legend Ray Allen spoke to Business Insider to discuss his new book, which covers his journey through the NBA. Allen spoke about how the NBA evolved over his career and which teams were best at taking care of their players. Allen also discussed the concept of super-teams and what he would change about the NBA today. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Rajon Rondo believes that Ray Allen's new book, where Allen takes some shots at the former Celtics point guard, is nothing more than a plea for attention. Media: Sports Illustrated Allen became one of the game's top scoring guards, helped weaponize the three-pointer, played with some of the NBA's most notable "Big Three" teams, owns perhaps the biggest three-pointer in NBA history, and is the all-time leader in made threes. Last Friday, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In March, Allen released … [Read more...] about NBA legend Ray Allen discusses his new book, how the NBA has evolved, and why the concept of super-teams is overstated