According to NBC 5 in Dallas, Noel has done just that and will be seeking a huge deal from Mark Cuban’s organization. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11 center. “We’re in a holding pattern,” is what Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told me back in July on NBC Sports Radio when I brought up the contract talks between Dallas and Noel.
Every year, the National Basketball Players Association, composed of every active NBA player, votes on league-wide awards. It gives us fans a rare glimpse of how NBA players perceive and appreciate their peers. The Warriors did not claim any individual awards this year. Although Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant possibly could’ve snagged one of the various awards, Draymond Green probably had the best chance on the team at winning one for the category “Best Defender.” Unfortunately, he was edged out by Kawhi Leonard. One player from every team was selected as “Best Teammate.” David West, the oldest player on the squad, was selected by his fellow Warriors. He’s known as a locker room leader who’s
With the trade that sent guard Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets, plus the rumored plan to waive Andrew Nicholson, the Portland Trail Blazers may gain an open spot on their roster. Haley O'Shaughnessy of The Ringer gave suggestions of NBA veterans, a few of which could be considered for that spot. The name that stands out the most for Blazers fans is a player that has been a thorn in the team’s side for years in guard Tony Allen. As O’Shaughnessy writes: Allen is a six-time All-Defensive Team selection. He’s a lockdown technician, Kobe Bryant’s least-favorite guard to square up against, the Grindfather, a Memphis institution, and a free agent. He’s also 35 years old and can’t shoot in a shooter’s