Before free agency officially tips off at midnight ET on Sunday morning, players and teams had to make decisions on contract options, qualifying offers, and contracts that were either partially or non-guaranteed. Here’s the low down on who’s staying and who could be going.
These players had an option in the final year of their contract. If they exercised it, they were in for one more year. If they declined it, they become free agents Saturday morning.
9 — Consecutive years in which at least one player from the University of Kentucky has been taken in the first round of the NBA Draft. The Wildcats’ streak also continued this year with the selection of Kevin Knox (ninth, to New York) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11th, to Charlotte, then traded to the Clippers). The last year no Wildcat went in the first round was 2009, when the only Kentucky player taken was guard Jodie Meeks, in the second round, by Milwaukee. Since then, including Knox and Gilgeous-Alexander, 27 Wildcats have gone in the first round.
$100,322 — Price paid by an unknown bidder for LeBron James’s jersey that he wore in Game 1 of this year’s Finals, when he scored 51 points in the Cavs’ infamous overtime loss to the Warriors
Without taking any free-agency meetings, George made the announcement that he is staying with the Thunder at a house party in Oklahoma City hosted by Russell Westbrook, sources at the party confirmed.
With many assuming that the Los Angeles Lakers were the unquestioned favorites for George, his decision to stay with the Thunder came as a bit of a shock. However, sources told http://www.warriorsprostore.com/WOMENS-LATRELL-SPREWELL-JERSEY.html ESPN’s Latrell Sprewell Jersey Ramona Shelburne that George informed the Thunder of his intentions well before Saturday’s party so they could operate in free agency with confidence that he was staying.
George was traded to OKC almost exactly a year ago after informing the Indiana Pacers that he would not re-sign with them, instead preferring to join his hometown Lakers in free agency. The Thunder spent the year recruiting http://www.nflgiantsofficialonlinestore.com/GIANTS-KEENAN-ROBINSON-JERSEY George to sign up long-term, beginning with fans welcoming him at the Authentic Keenan Robinson Jersey airport and a welcome party organized a day after..