At midnight Eastern time, the NBA free agent market officially opens. And much of it could be for naught.
The Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Jason Kidd to become Milwaukee’s coach, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 that was formerly their own, and another in 2019 belonging to either Milwaukee or Sacramento.
Last year, the Canadian kid the Cleveland Cavaliers took first was Anthony Bennett from UNLV; this year it was Andrew Wiggins from Kansas. Taking Bennett first hasn’t worked out. Not yet, at least.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh told the Heat on Saturday that they are opting out of their contracts and will become free agents on Tuesday — the same decision that LeBron James revealed earlier in the week.
A sure thing is hard to find in sports betting and basketball scouting, although some players are guaranteed to be great. Jabari Parker is a next-best-thing player.
Khem Birch was not picked Thursday in the NBA Draft, but the former UNLV forward picked his spot less than 24 hours later. He is signing as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.
The moment NBA commissioner Adam Silver drafted Baylor’s Isaiah Austin on Thursday night — the NBA was the true winner of the evening.
It’s too late to go back now, but another year of college basketball probably would have served Khem Birch better. Still, staying for his senior season did not help Deonte Burton.
Dallas has no picks in tonight’s NBA Draft. That leaves the team’s front office personnel plenty of time to knock some items off their to-do lists.
Andrew Wiggins of Kansas was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Duke’s Jabari Parker went second to the Milwaukee Bucks, followed by Kansas center Joel Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon to Orlando and Dante Exum of Australia to the Utah Jazz.