A handful of rumors and updates have ben swirling around the NBA. Find out the latest updates around the league here.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo stated that he could be willing to play for the Chicago Bulls later in his career.
“I think anybody you ask that question that plays basketball, if he said no, he’d be a liar,” Antetokounmpo said in an interview with Fox 32 Chicago. “It’s a team that won multiple championships; it’s a team that one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player to ever play this game, played for. So it’s a no-brainer; everybody would love to play for Chicago.”
- Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers reached a settlement on his wages for last season.
The team held nearly $20 million of wages from Simmons from him missing games, totaling $360,000 per outing.
- Carmelo Anthony is on track to create a four-part docuseries on his life and career titled “Seven.”
Anthony, who will collaborate with Westbrook Studios and Falkon Entertainment on the series, will produce the docuseries through his Creative 7 production company.
- The NBA will not play games on Election Day of 2022 in November.
The decision came out of the NBA family’s focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections.
- According to the Athletic, the Boston Celtics are the frontrunner to land Kevin Durant.
Boston has reportedly made Jaylen Brown the centerpiece of their offer for Durant, but it’s unclear still on if Brooklyn even decides to move KD.
- Knicks and Jazz resume talks on a potential deal for Donovan Mitchell.
While New York has made their interest in Mitchell known for several weeks, there is little traction on a trade and no deal is set in stone. The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards also have interest in acquiring the 25-year-old.
- The Pelicans aren’t expected to pursue Kevin Durant as they’re unwilling to deal Brandon Ingram.
New Orleans is sticking with Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson as their centerpieces with veteran C.J. McCollum leading the team.
- Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said that John Wall is healthy and will compete for the starting point guard job with Reggie Jackson in training camp.
“[John] is healthy, we’ve seen him play, playing five-on-five, individual workouts, he feels good,” Lue said. “We just gotta do a good job of just making sure we’re taking care of his body and making sure we keep him healthy.”
- Kawhi Leonard cleared for 5-on-5 work
- Manchester United report net loss of £115.5m
- Christian McCaffrey added to the injury report Thursday