LeBron James failed to take the opportunity to deny that he would move from the Cavaliers to the Knicks next summer, according to reports. Speculation over the possibility of James leaving Cleveland next summer, when he can opt out of his contract, has grown over the past few months. After losing the NBA Finals 4-1 to Golden State Warriors, losing General Manager David Griffin and possibly teammate Kyrie Irving, James is said to be unsettled in Cleveland.
Continuing to reshape their front office, the Clippers have hired Trent Redden as an assistant general manager, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Redden had been the senior vice president of basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was fired along with general manager David Griffin. Redden filled one of the two assistant GM positions that came open when Gerald Madkins left to join the New York Knicks and Gary Sacks left to pursue other interests. Redden is the latest executive to join the Clippers, who have offered their general manager job to Mike Winger from Oklahoma City. Winger, who is expected to take the job, would replace
There was plenty of scoffing around the league in the summer of 2016 when Phil Jackson signed the oft-injured, already declining Noah to a four-year, $72 million contract that was seen as one of the worst of a summer (and it was an ugly summer for contracts). “It’s tough, man, because I got a lot of love and respect for Phil,’’ Noah said. “I went through a lot of adversity,’’ Noah said.