Slovenia won its first European basketball championship on Sunday by defeating Serbia 93-85 behind 35 points from Goran Dragic. Dragic’s 35 points in the title game were the most in a single game in EuroBasket 2017. They were also the most in a EuroBasket Final since Pau Gasol had 36 in 2003.
Dragic, the Miami Heat guard who was voted MVP of the tournament after the game, watched the final four minutes from the bench due to cramp. He had been visibly tiring, missing all three shots and the one free throw he took in the final quarter.
Sources: Nuggets Will Decline Nikola Jokic’s Team Option
The next major contract domino for Denver is [Nikola] Jokic’s max deal. As of Sunday morning, one league source told The Denver Post that the Nuggets had not yet declined their $1.6 million team option for Jokic for 2018-19 but “will” do so, making him a restricted free agent and eligible to sign a max contract with Denver.
“Nikola’s going to be here for a long, long time,” president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said following Thursday’s NBA draft. “I think whatever we do, we’re going to ensure he’s here as long as possible. When that moment happens, we’re going to talk to Nikola and his brothers and his representation. He’ll be in Denver for a long, long time. He’ll be buying (a home) here.”
Source: Gina Mizell of The Denver Post
Sources: Milos Teodosic Exercises Player Option with Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic has exercised his $6.3 million player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Teodosic’s salary will become fully guaranteed for next season if he is on the Clippers’ roster past July 15.
Teodosic, 31, had impressive moments in his rookie NBA season in 2017-18. He averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 assists and 25.2 minutes per game in 46 contests with the Clippers. Teodosic served as a starter for 36 games and was one of the Clippers’ key playmakers.
Source: Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports
Sources: Mike Muscala Exercises Player Option with Hawks
Hawks forward Mike Muscala has exercised his $5M player option, source tells ESPN. He will be back with Atlanta.
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Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter