Veteran 7-foot NBA center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. Adams' extension is for $35 million, said a person familiar with the deal. The acquisition of Adams comes after Derrick Favors left New Orleans in free agency for Utah, where he's spent much of his career.
Wizards guard John Wall offered up a very telling non-answer when asked whether he requested a trade out of Washington, Brandon Ingram and Bam Adebayo signed 5 year extensions with their current teams for big money, the Utah Jazz plan to allow a limited number of fans at home games next season, and Marshawn Lynch handed out 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving on the streets of Hawaii. PLUS: Win the KBO and you get a badass sword, don’t let Patrick Mahomes near your turkey, and the Utah monolith is a huge John Stockton fan.
As expected, it didn’t take long for the Pelicans and Brandon Ingram to agree to a deal as free agent negotiations opened. The two sides avoided a potentially messy restricted free agency period by quickly coming to an agreement on a 5-year, $158.2 million deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. After three inconsistent seasons with the Lakers, Brandon Ingram looked like the No. 2 pick he once was this season in New Orleans. The forward averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists on 46.3% field goal shooting and 39.1% three-point shooting.