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RealGM Radio: Dan Feldman On The NBA Finals And Offseason (Jun 2023)

Jun 2, 2023 4:41 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Dan Feldman of Dunc’d On Prime (@DanFeldmanNBA) discuss the NBA Finals and 2023 offseason.

They break down Game One of the Finals, the biggest coaching changes so far, which free agent will get the most guaranteed money and much more.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, NBA, RealGM Radio

Salt Łąkę City Stars Hire Steve Wojciechowski As Head Coach

Jun 2, 2023 1:45 PM

The Salt Lake City Stars have hired Steve Wojciechowski as head coach.

The Stars are the G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz.

Wojciechowski was previously head coach at Marquette.

“The goal in our coaching search was to find a teacher with a high basketball acumen who could connect well with our players, and we have found that with Steve,” said Marquis Newman, General Manager of the Salt Lake City Stars. “We are excited to welcome a dynamic coach like Wojo and benefit from his 22 years of experience developing NBA-level talent. We look forward to having him lead our team and continue to develop the Stars program as a tool for our young players in the Utah Jazz organization.”

“I’m honored and excited to be named the head coach of the Salt Lake City Stars,” said Wojciechowski. “My family and I have lived in Park City for the last two years, so it is special that this opportunity comes in the place I have grown to love. I am looking forward to working with the Jazz and Stars staff to foster an environment of growth and development for the players in the program as we pursue a G League championship. I am eager to get started in preparation for the 2023-24 season.”

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Tags: Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City Stars, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Frank Vogel Hired By Suns As Head Coach

Jun 2, 2023 1:40 PM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to hire Frank Vogel on a five-year, $31 million contract to become head coach.

The Suns also had Nick Nurse, Doc Rivers and Kevin Young as finalists.

Vogel was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers after the 21-22 season.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Michael Winger On $9M Per Year Contract To Run Wizards

Jun 2, 2023 11:09 AM

Michael Winger is believed to have been hired by the Washington Wizards on an annual salary of approximately $9 million.

The Wizards hired Winger away from the Los Angeles Clippers where he was general manager under Lawrence Frank.

When the Minnesota Timberwolves successfully hired Tim Connelly away from the Denver Nuggets in May 2022, they signed him to a five-year, $40 million contract.

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

108 NCAA Players Withdraw From 2023 NBA Draft

Jun 2, 2023 9:05 AM

The withdrawal deadline for NCAA players who declared as Early Entry Candidates for the 2023 NBA Draft was Wednesday, May 31. 108 players chose to withdraw from the draft to retain their NCAA eligibility.

Notable players who withdrew include Zach Edey (Purdue), Reece Beekman (Virginia) and Trey Alexander, Ryan Kalkbrenner and Arthur Kaluma (all Creighton).

Non-NCAA players have until Monday, June 12 at 5:00 PM to withdraw from the draft. The 2023 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 22. 

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Tags: Zach Edey, Reece Beekman, Trey Alexander, Ryan Kalkbrenner, Arthur Kaluma, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Withdrawals

Aleksej Pokusevski Suffered Right Humerus Fracture In Offseason Workout

Jun 2, 2023 8:35 AM

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Aleksej Pokusevski suffered a small fracture in his right humerus during an offseason workout. Per the team, Pokusevski will re-evaluated in four to six weeks.

Pokusevski is coming off somewhat of a lost season. He played in only 34 games in his third year, due to various injuries. The most serious was a non-displaced fracture in his left tibial plateau. That injury caused Pokusevski to miss the bulk of the second half of the season.

The 7-foot forward/center has one season remaining on his rookie scale contract. Pokusevski is extension-eligible this offseason, but it's unclear where the Thunder see him as part of their long-term future.

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Tags: Aleksej Pokusevski, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Injury

Hollinger & Duncan: Veteran Extensions 2023-24

Jun 2, 2023 8:08 AM

One of the under-discussed aspects of the NBA offseason is extensions. Many teams and players have huge decisions that will shape the league, including New Orleans with Brandon Ingram, Toronto with OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam, Sacramento with Domantas Sabonis, Boston with Jaylen Brown, and the Clippers with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.

Plus, John and Nate discuss the market-setting deal for Monty Williams in Detroit.

For a complete list of players eligible for veteran extensions during the 2023-24 season, every Hollinger & Duncan episode, five additional ad-free episodes per week from Nate and Danny and much more, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Offseason Sale!

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Tags: NBA

Trent Redden Regarded As 'Strong Candidate' To Become New Clippers GM

Jun 2, 2023 2:01 AM

Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Trent Redden is considered a "strong candidate" to replace Michael Winger as the team's general manager, according to Marc Stein of Substack.

Redden joined the organization in 2017 after a decade with the Cavs.

Winger left the Clippers to become the Wizards' President of Basketball Operations this offseason. 

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Wizards Hire Travis Schlenk As Senior VP Of Player Personnel

Jun 2, 2023 12:45 AM

The Washington Wizards hired Travis Schlenk as Senior VP of Player Personnel, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Schlenk was formerly the President of Basketball Operations for the Hawks.

The hiring comes under new Wizards President of Basketball Operations Michael Winger. 

The Wizards are still searching for a new general manager. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Tyler Herro Could Possibly Return For Game 2

Jun 2, 2023 12:32 AM

There is a possibility that Tyler Herro could return for Game 2 of the NBA Finals, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Herro will ramp up to his workouts to see how his surgically repaired right hand holds up before making a final decision.

Should Herro not return for Game 2, there is increasing confidence that he would be ready for Game 3. 


Tags: Tyler Herro, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

Adam Silver: Increased NBA Parity Is Fantastic, It's Part By Design, Too

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NBA Has 'Uncovered Additional Information' On Ja Morant, Discipline Will Wait Until After Finals

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Payton Pritchard Seeking Trade From Celtics

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Dunc'd On: Scoot Henderson Scouting Report; Boston Celtics Offseason

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Raptors Still Considering Sergio Scariolo, Jordi Fernandez, Darko Rajakovic For Head Coach

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Brad Stevens Confirms Celtics Will Retain Joe Mazzulla As Head Coach


Jimmy Butler Plans To Spend Remainder Of Career With Heat

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NBA Doesn't Assign Eric Lewis For Finals As Twitter Account Investigation Continues


Michael Porter Jr: My Whole Life Revolves Around Staying Healthy

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Andre Jackson Jr., Oscar Tshiebwe, Jordan Walsh To Stay In Draft; Zach Edey To Return To Purdue

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Tyler Herro To Miss Game 1 Of NBA Finals

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Heat/Celtics Game 7 Averages 12M Viewers On TNT

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Rockets Expected To Hire Three Boston Assistant Coaches

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Thunder Will Try To Move Up From No. 12

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Monty Williams, Pistons Agree To Six-Year, $72M Deal

Shams Charania, James L. Edwards III/The Athletic

Pistons Expected To Hire Charles Lee If Monty Williams Declines Offer

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Pistons Offering Monty Williams Approximately $10M Per Season

Shams Charania, James L. Edwards III/The Athletic

Ron Holland Joins G League Ignite

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Scoot Henderson Views Both Hornets, Blazers As Good Situations

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Nuggets Tried To Trade For Kentavious Caldwell-Pope At 2022 Deadline

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