There is no need for the Warriors fan to grow anxious with the news Wednesday night that the NBA salary cap and luxury tax threshold will be roughly two percent lower than initially projected. For one, those players committed to returning are not likely to change their minds. For two, the cap/tax figures also will influence other teams that might target members of the Warriors, such as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. Even with the lower numbers, reported by multiple outlets, Kevin Durant remains in line for a raise from the $26.5 million he made last season, and he already has made clear his intentions to accept less than the $31.8 million the Warriors could’ve paid him. With the cap expected
Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was mistakenly arrested and tackled by police. In exchange, a legal fellowship will be created in his name that will bolster the work of the city's police watchdog agency. The city and Blake's attorney announced the agreement Wednesday. The fellow will serve two-year terms and the city will fund it for six years. Blake's legal team also received about $175,000 that included travel expenses for the 37-year-old Blake. Surveillance video showed an officer charging at Blake in September 2015 before grabbing him by the arm and taking him to the ground in a case of mistaken identity. An internal case against the officer is
Yes, the Washington Capitals boast a workhorse star in Braden Holtby, but as they hope to remain elite through a challenging summer, having a strong backup like Philipp Grubauer could be crucial. The good news is that former Capitals GM George McPhee reportedly is not picking Grubauer, instead opting to select intriguing defenseman Nate Schmidt. Multiple outlets report that Schmidt is bound for the Vegas Golden Knights, from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.