Basketball players will now be eligible for the Hall of Fame four years after they retire, which creates the potential for Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming to headline a powerful class of 2016.
This is one of the new rules for the Springfield, Massachusetts, shrine. The previous requirement was that a player be retired for five full seasons. Because of the enshrinement calendar, that meant players would be out of the game for six years before they could be inducted.
Source: The Associated Press
Sources: Suns Interested in Kevin McHale, Jim Paxson for GM
In the early stages of the Suns’ GM search, Phoenix has spoken to TNT’s Kevin McHale (former Wolves GM & coach + former Rockets coach) and likewise has interest in Bulls consultant Jim Paxson (former Cavs GM), league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 21, 2019
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Sources: Suns, Jimmer Fredette Agree to Deal
The Phoenix Suns are signing Jimmer Fredette through the rest of the season with a team option for 2019-20, per 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
The 30-year-old Fredette recently played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason. Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai.
Sources: Kelly Oubre to Miss Rest of Season after Left Thumb Surgery
Phoenix F Kelly Oubre, Jr., will undergo minor procedure on his left thumb and miss rest of season, sources tell ESPN. Oubre’s recovery will be 4-to-6 weeks. He heads into restricted free agency on best stretch of career: 20 PPG, 5.7 RPG since becoming starter post-All-Star break
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 21, 2019
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter