May 2024 Basketball Wiretap

Dan Gilbert: We Think Donovan Mitchell Will Extend Contract With Cavaliers

Mar 28, 2024 1:52 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are confident Donovan Mitchell will sign a long-term contract extension with the franchise.

“We’ve been talking to him, sure, for the last couple of years about extending this contract,” Dan Gilbert told Larry Lage of the Associated Press. “We think he will extend. I think if you listen to him talk, he loves the city.

“He loves the situation in Cleveland because our players are very young and we’re just kind of putting the core together that he’s clearly the biggest part of.”

Mitchell signed a five-year, $163 million contract in 2020 with Utah and is under contract through the 2026 season.

Mitchell is eligible to sign a four-year extension this summer worth approximately $200 million.

There has been some speculation in the media that Mitchell could reject an extension offer by the Cavaliers and either seek a trade or leave in free agency in 2025. 

Larry Lage/Associated Press

Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Nets Turned Down Trade Offer Of Jalen Green, First-Round Picks For Mikal Bridges

Mar 26, 2024 1:36 AM

The Brooklyn Nets turned down a trade offer from the Houston Rockets at the deadline involving Jalen Green and multiple first-round picks for Mikal Bridges, said Shams Charania on Run It Back.

"Taking us back two months ago, the Rockets called the Nets on Mikal Bridges and I'm told they discussed a concept around Jalen Green and multiple first-round picks.

"That deal was not accepted by the Brooklyn Nets, that didn't progress anywhere," said Charania.

Green is averaging 29.3 points per game over the Rockets nine-game win streak.

The Rockets are 0.5 games behind the Warriors for the No. 10 seed in the Western Conference.

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Tags: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Green, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Trae Young Wants To Stay With Hawks, Win In Atlanta

Mar 6, 2024 9:10 AM

Trae Young was asked how he feels about trade rumors and potentially leaving the Atlanta Hawks. Young made it clear he wants to win, but that he wants to do it in Atlanta.

"For me, my whole vision was to always be here - like my whole goal is to win here," Young said. "Win championships, bring people here with me and build this, this championship here and dynasty here. But who knows? Like it's year six now and who knows? Like, for me, I want that."

Young was asked to clarify that he wants to stay with the Hawks, and he confirmed that desire.

"Yeah, I mean, yeah, you've heard it from the source, like I wanna win but that's what you've heard too. Like I just wanna win," Young answered. "So that's, that's in Atlanta. That's, that's where I wanna be, that's where I envision myself being. But that's, that's it. That's it."

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Tags: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor