Jamal Crawford, J. R. Smith, Nick young and Demarcus cousins are among the players that NBA clubs can sign before the start of the 2019/2020 season in Orlando, new York Times journalist mark Stein reports on his Twitter page.
The League allowed teams to sign players who were under contract in the NBA and G-League this season or did not play for a professional team outside of the United States. 3-time NBA best sixth player Crawford, 4-time all-star player cousins, 2018 NBA champion Golden state Warriors young and 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers Smith fall into this category, despite not playing a single game this season.
Former Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Toronto center Greg Monroe will not be able to participate in the restart of the championship, despite a recent return to the United States. Monroe played in the Euroleague and the German championship with Bayern.
The NBA is concerned about the growing incidence of coronavirus in Florida
NBA Commissioner Adam silver is concerned about the rising incidence of coronavirus in Florida, where League games are scheduled to take place after the season resumes, according to ESPN. However, the functionary is convinced that the plan to restart the championship is correct.
To date, almost 94 thousand cases of dangerous infection have been registered in Florida.
Recall that the NBA season was suspended in mid-March. It is expected to resume on July 30. According to the plan, 22 teams will participate in the end — game of the season: 13 — from the Western conference, 9-from the Eastern.
However, a number of League players are opposed to the resumption of the championship. They are afraid of the risk of spreading the coronavirus, and also do not want to play against the background of mass protests in the United States.
Pat Connaughton: “Yannis works as if he is a role player selected in the second round of the draft»
Milwaukee swingman Pat Connaughton told how he met Yannis Adetokumbo in the gym late one night and what struck him.
“Yannis clearly understood what he had to work on, so we threw around the ring together and had a little competition. I mean, it works like he’s a role player selected in the second round of the draft. At the same time, he has talent at the level of MVP and NBA champion. I think that’s what the culture at Milwaukee is built on, ” Connaughton said on JJ Redick’s podcast.