How the Jazz’s summer league game reveals a defensive change is coming

Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 86-82 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers from writer Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune. 1. Jared Butler, Xavier Sneed, Tacko Fall don’t play I hate leading a Triple Team with someone who wasn’t on the court … but, to be honest, that was the main story in a … Read more

NBA stars keep falling for Skip Bayless’s trap

jump without bayPhoto: fake images There is not much that surprises me in the world of sports today. We have seen some of everything, good, bad and ugly. One thing I keep thinking about is how many players (mainly from the NBA) keep tripping over jump without bay‘troll trap that sets Indisputable and Twitter. Trae … Read more

The Chicago Bulls should make an aggressive play for Isaiah Roby

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 12: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (22) and Chicago Bulls center … [+] Nikola Vucevic (9) looks for the rebound during an NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls on February 12, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via … Read more

Agent: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193 million extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s missed season due to injury and his unusual absence from the New Orleans Pelicans during his recovery didn’t stop the club from betting big on their long-term future together. The star forward agreed to a five-year, $193 million extension with New Orleans on Saturday that has the potential to … Read more

Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans agree to a five-year designated rookie max extension that could be worth up to $231 million, agent says

4:53 p.m. ET Andres LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has agreed to a five-year, $193 million rookie designated maximum extension that could earn him up to $231 million, CAA Sports co-head of basketball Austin Brown told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Saturday. If Williamson makes the All-NBA team, wins MVP or Defensive Player of the … Read more

Boston Celtics acquire Malcolm Brogdon in trade with Indiana Pacers, sources say

1:55 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN The Boston Celtics acquired Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers on Friday, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, delivering the kind of playmaking point guard that president of basketball operations Brad Stevens and coach Ime Udoka believed they needed to elevate the franchise as a championship contender. The Pacers will get … Read more

Ja Morant agrees to 5-year extension worth up to $231 million with Memphis Grizzlies, agent says

Memphis Grizzlies All-NBA guard Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year designated rookie extension likely to be worth $231 million, his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem/YouFirst Sports, told ESPN. Morant, who was part of the All-NBA Second Team, is guaranteed $193 million and will trigger supermax escalators to take the deal to $231 million by … Read more