Mikhail Prokhorov is in talks with multiple suitors to sell the Brooklyn Nets — and he’s pushing for an eye-popping price tag. The Russian billionaire is demanding a valuation of around $2 billion for his money-losing NBA team — near the record-setting $2.2 billion price that the Houston Rockets fetched earlier this month, sources told The Post. In recent days, prospective bidders have been pushing Prokorov to sell control of the team immediately, versus his recent pitch to sell an initial minority stake along with the right to take control in three years, insiders said. A deal — which wouldn’t include the Barclays Center arena that the Nets call home — could be announced in the coming days or weeks, sources said.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Last season, the Thunder resembled a traveling one-man show. Russell Westbrook’s solo act captivated the NBA world as he became the first player since 1962 to average a triple-double for a season. For his efforts, he won the league’s most valuable player award. What Westbrook’s tear didn’t do was lead Oklahoma City back into contention in the wake of Kevin Durant’s departure the previous summer. Sure, the Thunder made the playoffs when many thought they wouldn’t, but they were dismissed in five games in the first round by the Houston Rockets. Westbrook’s individual greatness appeared to have taken the Thunder as far as the team could go without more help. This summer, General
OAKLAND – Everybody remembers how wonderfully the Warriors’ 2016-17 season ended. Fewer remember how horribly it began, and just how many questions and concerns surfaced following last year’s disastrous Oracle Arena opener. After adding free agent Kevin Durant to a nucleus that won an NBA record 73 regular-season games the season before, so many spectacular things were expected from the Warriors right out the chute. But when the chute finally opened on Oct. 26 of last year, they laid a big, fat, ugly egg. They got spanked – and spanked hard — by to the San Antonio Spurs, 129-100. The Warriors were outscored in every quarter on their home floor. They committed 16 turnovers and shot 7 for 33 from
The thrilling summer of free agency has come and gone, but there is still plenty to talk about in terms of contracts. That's because it's extension time in the NBA, with players and teams having until Oct. 16 to finalize new deals. We'll keep you up to date on all the new deals being inked around the league below: Oct. 16: LaMarcus Aldridge , San Antonio Spurs The Spurs and Aldridge have had a rough couple of years, but the two sides have figured out whatever problems they had and reached an agreement on an extension for three-years $72.3 million. Oct. 9: Joel Embiid , Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid is the face of "The Process" and it appears to have been trusted. The 76ers will be signing Embiid