Avery Bradley still has serious concerns about the coronavirus, particularly because one of his children has struggled with respiratory illnesses. Bradley has finalized his new contract with the Miami Heat — the team he would have faced off against in the NBA Finals had he gone to the bubble at Walt Disney World this summer with his previous team, the Los Angeles Lakers. “I mean, this is the new normal,” said Bradley, who wore a mask for his first media session as a member of the Heat on Tuesday — a call held over Zoom.
Wesley Matthews, whom the Lakers recently signed during free agency, talked about the impact Kobe Bryant had on him during his Achilles tendon injury and rehab.
Restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Ingram's agents, Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of Excel Sports Management, confirmed the deal on Tuesday to The Associated Press. Ingram is the NBA's reigning most improved player after averaging a team-high 23.8 points in his first season with the Pelicans.