NBA players have always chafed at either perceived or legitimate inequalities in yearly payroll. Wall is about to enter the third year of a five-year, $80 million (then-“maximum”) contract extension he signed in 2013.
Steven Adams and Andre Roberson are just like the rest of us. The Thunder players sit around and belt out the Backstreet Boys’ “I want it that way.”
Wayne Ellington has likely seen it all in his seven-year career. While that may be the case, the former North Carolina standout actually started a career-high 41 games for the Nets last season. In addition to being a reliable vet, Ellington also upped his production in the latter half of the year. After the All-Star Break, the guard averaged 8.7 points, 2.6 boards and 1.5 assists per game on 38.7 percent shooting from long-range. One of his best games of the season came during that span against the Hornets on April 8. In that contest, the 28-year-old scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-7 from three, grabbed one rebound and dished out an assist. Hopefully there will be more of