Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak was quite surprised the Lakers were awarded Carlos Boozer via the NBA’s amnesty provision, acknowledging as much before Boozer was formally introduced on Friday at the team’s practice facility.
“Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest,” Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said. “Not for a second did we think he’d be available to us. Personally, I know he’s going to have a great year this year, and at his age, there’s no reason he can’t play three, four or five more years. I think that’s his expectation as well.”
Sources: 76ers Promote Elton Brand to General Manager
Philadelphia has hired Elton Brand as general manager, league sources tell ESPN. Brand will be elevated from VP of Basketball Operations. He made strong impression on ownership and Brett Brown in process, beating out several inside and outside candidates.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2018
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Sources: NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections for Future Seasons
Sources: The NBA has informed its teams of updated projected salary cap and tax level for 2019-20 ($109M, $132M) and 2020-21 ($118M, $143M).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 18, 2018
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Sources: Pelicans, Jarrett Jack Agree to Deal
Free agent guard Jarrett Jack has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, per league sources.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 17, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter