As the yearlong power struggle between franchise and player rages on in New York, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is reportedly willing to make yet another contractual concession in order to facilitate a trade to one of the two contending teams that feature his bestest Banana Boat buds. Anthony is willing to waive the $8,125,785 “trade kicker” in his contract if it means making it easier for the Houston Rockets to match salaries in a trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Houston Rockets are making power moves this offseason. Despite the Warriors’ Western Conference dominance, Daryl Morey and company see this — the prime of James Harden’s career — as their window to make a title run, and they don’t plan on wasting it. The rest of the league watched as the Clippers missed their window. A team led by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan — three All-NBA players — proved unable to advance beyond the second round of the playoffs, largely because the organization was unable to find a reliable small forward. When you’re in that just-below-championship echelon, you can’t sit around and hope things fall into place. You need to make moves to win titles…now.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager today announced that the Grizzlies signed 2017 second round draft pick . Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Brooks (6-6, 220), selected 45th overall pick by the Houston Rockets and traded to the Grizzlies for a future second round draft pick, appeared in 35 games (27 starts) and averaged 16.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.09 steals in 25.3 minutes last season as a junior at the University of Oregon. The 21-year-old, who led the Ducks to their first Final Four since 1939, was named the 2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year and earned All-Pac 12 First Team and All-America First Team honors from USA Today. In addition, Brooks also was one