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NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

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2024-05-28 04:11Posted in Anhui Sports Creators

On May 28, Beijing time, the NBA overnight dynamic summary, 71-year-old legendary Bill Wharton died of cancer; James and Anunoby are expected to stay with the team, the Warriors are expected to peddle Wiggins, the Kings and the coach's contract extension negotiations have broken down, and the 76ers are the first choice for George, Ingram is the main target of the alternative; Melton and Finney-Smith have both attracted the attention of many teams.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

NBA legend Bill Wharton has passed away from cancer

NBA legend and Hall of Famer Bill Wharton has died of cancer at the age of 71.

NBA commissioner Shaw issued a statement of condolences: "Bill Wharton is truly unique. As a Hall of Famer, he redefined the center position. His unique all-around skills led him to dominate the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He won one regular season MVP and one Finals MVP in the NBA, two championships, and was named to the Top 50 and Top 75 Players. Bill Walton then translated his passion and love for the game into broadcast, where he delivered insightful and colorful commentary that has entertained generations of fans. But what impressed me the most about him was his zest for life. He is a regular participant in the activities of the Alliance, he is always optimistic, always smiling from ear to ear and wants to share his wisdom and warmth. I cherish our close friendship, envy his inexhaustible energy, and I admire him for spending time with everyone he meets.

"As a cherished member of the NBA family for 50 years, Bill Wharton will be fondly missed by all who knew and loved him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Lori, his sons, Adam, Nate, Lake, and Chris, and his many friends and colleagues.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

Bill Wharton, the father of Luke Wharton, was selected by the Trail Blazers with the first pick in the 1974 draft and played for the Trail Blazers, Clippers and Celtics in the NBA.

Bill Wharton played in a total of 468 regular season games in 10 seasons of his career, averaging 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, and played in 49 playoff games, averaging 10.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.

Bill Wharton's Honor List: NBA Career 2x NBA Championship, 1x Finals MVP, 1x Regular Season MVP, 1x Sixth Man of the Year, 2x All-Star, 2x Team of the Year, 2x Defensive Team of the Year, 1x Rebounding King, 1x Blocks King, Naismith Hall of Famer, NBA Top 50 and 75 Superstars

College Life: 2xNCAA总冠军、2xNCAA MOP、3x奈-史密斯年最佳大学球员奖

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

James is expected to stay with the Lakers

Previously, 76ers reporter Keith Pompey reported that in addition to George, the 76ers are also looking at other potential free agents such as James and Anunoby; The Suns are also looking to bring in James, but NBA reporter Kevin O'Connor has recently reported that LeBron James is expected to stay with the Lakers unless something unexpected happens. League sources said OG-Anunoby is also expected to stay with the Knicks.

James' player option is worth $51.42 million, and he averaged 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the regular season this season, while Anunoby has a $19.93 million player option in the 2024-25 season, and after being traded to the Knicks by the Raptors, he averaged 14.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 1 block per game in the regular season.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

The Warriors are expected to peddle Wiggins

According to Evan Sidery of The Athletic, the Warriors are expected to aggressively peddle Andrew Wiggins in offseason trade talks; Wiggins has $84.7 million left on his contract for the next three years. With Kuminga on the line, the Golden State Warriors will try to trade Wiggins to find a more suitable player.

In the 2023-24 season, Wiggins played in 71 regular season games (59 starts) for the Warriors, averaging 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 45.3% from the field and 35.8% from three-point range.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

Mike Brown has collapsed with a contract extension with the Kings

Marc Stein of The Athletic revealed the status of Mike Brown's contract extension talks with the Kings, with the former entering the final guaranteed season with the Saskata City team and the 2025-26 season as a common option for both parties, according to Stein. It is reported that Brown's salary is less than $5 million, which is less than the team will pay former coach Walton Jr. this season.

Brown is the most successful coach in Kings history other than Adelman, leading the team to a 94-70 record. In his first season, Brown led the team to a 48-34 record to the playoffs, the team's first playoff appearance in nearly 17 years — ending an embarrassing 16-year streak without making the playoffs. This season, they have a 46-36 regular season record in the stronger Western Conference.

However, it seems that Brown's desire for a big pay raise and the loss of the playoffs over the past two seasons have left team owners hesitant. In the 2022-23 season, the Kings entered the playoffs as the third in the West, but were eliminated by the Warriors' Black Six in the first round of the tie-break; In the 2023-24 season, the Kings defeated the Warriors in the first game of the playoffs, but were eliminated by the Pelicans without Zion in the second game, and were killed by their opponents six times in a single season and missed the playoffs.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

The 76ers prefer George and the alternate target is Ingram

Kevin O'Connor revealed the 76ers' hiring targets, and the Philadelphia team has plenty of salary space this summer. According to the report, the 76ers can create more than $60 million in salary space in the offseason, and the Philadelphia team's plan A is 34-year-old veteran Paul George.

George has a $48.79 million player option and is eligible to sign a four-year, $221 million contract extension with the Clippers. Theoretically, the 76ers and other suitors could offer George a four-year, $212 million contract.

The Clippers were reluctant to offer George a contract bigger than a small card, and the latter signed a three-year, $152.4 million early contract extension with the Clippers in January.

The 76ers' plan B is a trade market, and in addition to the daydream of Durant and Jimmy Butler requesting a trade to Philadelphia, the 26-year-old Ingram is Philadelphia's main backup program, and Yingge is the final year of his contract next season, with a salary of $36.02 million and a 15% trade margin.

In the regular season this season, George averaged 22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, and Ingram averaged 20.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

The Knicks could offer up to $72.5 million for four years for Hatten

According to the American media "The Bleachers", the Knicks can offer Hatten a four-year contract worth up to $72.5 million, with an average annual value of more than $18 million; However, teams that need a center forward may offer a short-term contract for a comparable amount.

The Knicks see Harden as an important part of the team, especially if the "star" player they want isn't a center. Harden is a good "glue" type of player and works well with Jalen Brunson in his pick-and-roll coordination, helping him create the space he needs and is an important part of the team. However, if the Knicks want to bring in better players, Harden could be an obstacle. The Knicks have Mitchell Robinson, who may be worth slightly less on the court than Hatten, but is still a viable alternative.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

Melton will have multiple teams up for grabs

D'Antoni Melton will attract plenty of teams interested in the unrestricted free agent market, the 26-year-old Melton has grown into a reliable three-point shooter and has a strong defense; While the 76ers prepare to chase stars in the offseason, Melton may go elsewhere. The Hornets, Magic and Spurs are all potential homes for the 25-year-old guard.

Melton played in 38 regular-season games for the 76ers this season, averaging 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

Multiple teams interested in Finney-Smith

Finney-Smith is a strong candidate for a Nets trade this offseason. Brooklyn had peddled Finney-Smith before the deadline, which generated a lot of interest from several teams; According to reports, the Bucks, Cavaliers, Grizzlies, Kings, Lakers, Suns, and Thunder could all be Finney-Smith's next home before the draft.

Finney-Smith, 31, has played in 68 games for the Nets this season, averaging 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

Lively missed the Western Conference finals G4 due to injury

According to ESPN's Woj, sources revealed that Mavericks rookie Lively's neck examination results showed normal, but it is unclear whether he will be able to participate in the Western Conference finals G4.

However, Mavericks reporter Brad Townsend said that he was told that although Lively has undergone a neck scan in the hospital, he still needs to undergo further prognostic tests, and the Mavericks will not get the results until later on the 27th local time; At the same time, whether Lively will enter the concussion protection procedure is also subject to the results of further examinations.

Chris Haynes of the Athletic followed up with a report that Lively will not play in the G4 finals due to injury

During one of the defensive rounds in the Western Conference G3, Lively landed on the neck with a knee to Downs and exited the game early due to injury. Before leaving, Lively played 9:28 and finished with 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block on 3-of-3 shooting.

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

Other developments of the alliance -

The Athletic reiterates that Garland will leave the team if Mitchell renews his contract

McConnell could sign a new contract extension with the Pacers this summer until he retires

Hornets forward Grant Williams revealed that he was close to being traded to the Bucks, saying: "We were figuring out which team looked the best, and the Hornets were the best opportunity. I thought the only other possible option was the Bucks, but that deal fell through.

Edwards shouted in the locker room after the G3 game in the Western Conference finals, and he said, "These guys (the Mavericks) are different. It's time to make history, guys. I still don't think they can beat us, brothers. We haven't had a good run in the past few games. Win first, one. Alright, guys, it's our turn. What will we do?

NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

ESPN expert Kevin Pelton has released the annual Top 20:1 Free Agent Rankings. LeBron James Player Options; 2. Paul George Player Option; 3. Tyres-Maxi is restricted; 4. Emmanuel Quickley is restricted; 5. James Harden is completely free; 6. Dantony Melton is completely free; 7. Pascal Siakam is completely free; 8. OG-Anunoby Player Option; 9. DeMar DeRozan is completely free; 10. Malik-Munch is completely free; 11. Nicholas Claxton Completely Free; 12. Tobias-Harris is completely free; 13. Gary Trent Jr. is completely free; 14. Gary Payton II Player Option; 15. D'Angelo Russell player option; 16. Miles Bridges is completely free; 17. Buddy-Heard is completely free; 18. Tyus Jones is completely free; 19. Isaiah Hartenstein Complete freedom; 20. Markle Fultz is completely free

The list is based on WAR adjusted plus/minus data for this summer's free agents based on their performance over the last three seasons, with other free agents worth mentioning who didn't make the list due to low WAR values: Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, Klay Thompson, Derrick Jones Jr., and Kelly Oubre.

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  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness
  • NBA overnight news: James will stay with Lakers Warriors to peddle Wiggins 71-year-old Walton died of illness

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