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it’s not a secret Jay Crowder wants an exchange from Phoenix. Besides the rumors around the league all summer long, he pinned an Instagram comment about Heat trade to get Crowder back. The sun will probably give Cam Johnson Crowder has played many minutes this season to shoot more on the floor, and Phoenix is ​​one of the teams looking to trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Utah, according to multiple reports.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN said in NBA Today Suns in talks with teams over Crowder dealhat tip BasketballNews.com).

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“They have been very active in the past week,” Windhorst said. “Now they are in trade negotiations. Many of them are centered around Jay Crowder. Jay Crowder is a player that is available on the market right now.”

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Heat seeks help at four after PJ Tucker left and show interest in Crowder (as well as in Bogdanovich). Miami may send Phoenix more shooting in the form Duncan Robinson. However, for this to work, the Suns would have to add one more player – Cameron Payne or Tori Craig – and most likely would like to get a pick or a rookie Nikola Jovic from Heat too.

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Boston Seeks Depth In Four After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Danilo Gallinari and would have Crowder’s interest, but it’s very difficult to get wages to match a trade that would work for Boston. There were rumors that New York would also put on Cam reddish in any trade. However, they will still need to add more players in order for the salaries to match (Obi Toppin works but price is too high Immanuel Quickly also works, but the Knicks shouldn’t trade good young players for a 32-year-old Crowder).

Expect Crowder to be on the new team by the start of the season. This is the case when both the player and the team are ready to give up their relationship.

Victor Wembanyama has no control over which NBA team he goes to training camp with in a year – that will determine the lottery ping-pong ball. The 7-foot-4 French prodigy is the clear No. 1 consensus at the top of the 2023 NBA draft boards and is considered a potential player of a generation.

But in a wise statement to the 18-year-old, he said that landing with the right franchise is more important to him than being #1, even though he would like to be picked first. From an interview with Uembanyama during the press session of the French Basketball League: courtesy of BasketNews.com.

“The most interesting thing is to always find an organization that will take care of the project and the player. So it’s better to be second, third or 20th in the draft if you have a better career after that,” he explained. “I don’t know if it’s pride, there’s a part of me [of me] it means that there should be no one in front of me.”

Chances are there’s no one ahead of him (although G League Ignite’s defenseman Scoot Henderson is also considered a potential cornerstone player for the franchise, with 2023 generally seen as a strong pick at the top). The only thing that could make a difference is an injury: Wembanyama is 7ft 4in and weighs only 209lbs. This is the same problem that teams had about Chet Holmgren is going into the draft this year and is now out of action with an accidental foot injury. Wembanyama had serious injuries and did not play at EuroBasket due to injuries.

“It doesn’t bother me,” Wembanyama said of his injury history. “I didn’t have any serious injuries, which is reassuring. We know that in the NBA [medical] support is the best, light years away. So there is no cause for concern.”

NBA fans will get the chance to see Wembanyama and Henderson face off when his Paris-based Metropolitans 92 team faces the G-League Ignite in two games outside of Las Vegas in early October. Those two games are unlikely to change the top of the draft board, but if Wembanyama falls off that top spot for some reason, he doesn’t mind.

As long as he is in the right place for his career.

Robert Williams underwent knee surgery last March and returned to the playoffs playing with a sore knee that swelled up during the NBA Finals: a knee to make sure I run,” and he played well. It was hoped that during the off-season, one of the favorites for Defensive Player of the Year would be ready for the start of the Celtics’ season.

But Williams is currently out of training camp and possibly the start of the season because he needs a knee replacement, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Surgery is scheduled for this week. The Celtics will open the season on October 18 at home against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. While it’s entirely possible that Williams could return for this game, the Celtics would be wise to take their time with a crucial part of their defense for the October game when what really matters to this team starts in April. Boston learned the hard way last season about what happens when players wear out in the postseason, the focus will be on keeping the Celtics core players fresh for this playoff.

Williams averaged 10 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season, but his biggest contribution was on defense — the Celtics had the best defense in the NBA last season and that D was 3.7 points per 100. possessions are better when Williams was on the court. last season. In the playoffs, the Celtics’ defense was 6.4 points out of 100 better when Williams defended the rim – bad knee and all.

With a six-week schedule, if all goes well, Williams should be ready to play in early November.

Like he’s on the court Anthony Edwards was quick – this time with apologies for using homophobic language to describe a group of men in an Instagram story.

It probably saved Edwards a lot of money, but not a punishment…



Source: nba.nbcsports.com

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