Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown announced today that the team has exercised the fourth-year options on the contracts of guard T.J. McConnell and forward-center Richaun Holmes. By exercising their options, these players will be under contract with the 76ers for the 2018-19 season.
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Mavs Host Top Prospect Jaren Jackson for Pre-Draft Workout
Sources: NBA Draft Room Likely to Only be Collegiate Players
In a rare occurrence, the invitations to the NBA draft green room possibly will not include a non-collegiate player, league sources told ESPN.
ESPN’s second-rated prospect, Slovenian Luka Doncic, will not be attending the draft unless his Real Madrid season in the Spanish ACB league ends with a playoff loss on Tuesday. Otherwise, Doncic will have another playoff game Friday and will be unable to travel to Thursday night’s draft.
Sources: Trevor Ariza Seeking $50-60 Million in Free Agency
Aside from the looming contract talks of Clint Capela and Chris Paul, the free agency of veteran forward Trevor Ariza’s is another issue the Rockets will need to address come July 1.
Throughout his career, Ariza has signed relatively team-friendly deals, never earning more than $8.5 million per season. According to a person with knowledge of Ariza’s thinking, the veteran small forward will seek a larger deal once free agency arrives. Ariza is believed to want a contract in the range of $50-60 million over 4-5 years, more than $30-40 million Houston would likely offer. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the record about Ariza or the Rockets’ free agency plans.
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