After his Finals performance a lot of people are going to say “are you $&@$(% kidding me?!?” But Harrison Barnes is about to get paid. Like near the max of $22 million paid. Golden State has his rights and can match any offer, but there is a sense around the league that they are looking at a retooling on the fly — targeting Kevin Durant or Al Horford — and they might let Barnes go. Teams are going to try and poach him. One of those is Philadephia, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. This makes sense for the Sixers. They are loaded with young talent up front — Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid — and Barnes fits in with that age group, can play the three or the four, hits threes, and
Richard Jefferson announced his retirement after the Cavaliers won the championship. Then, he said he wasn’t certain. Now, he’s planning to stick around for a while. Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports: By the end of the week, Jefferson will announce his intention to play another decade. Jefferson was a valuable contributor to the Cavs. He was their next-best player after LeBron James while they were falling down 3-1 in the Finals. Cleveland needed Kyrie Irving and others to step up to come back – Jefferson had already hit his highest gear – but being a team’s second-best player at that stage, winning or losing, is nothing to scoff at. The 36-year-old Jefferson clearly has something left in the tank.