Kristaps Porzingis has proven to be a marketable phenomenon in the biggest market, and he was rewarded with the biggest shoe endorsement offer of any European player in NBA history – including former MVP and champion Dirk Nowitzki.
Still, the 21-year-old told the Daily News that the contract from Adidas – which was reported by Yahoo! as between $3 million and $6 million per year – is not finalized. He said his current sneaker endorser, Nike, still has a chance to match.
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN