The Phoenix Suns didn’t even spend 24 hours before coming back to Earth with their free agency strategy this summer. The team abruptly ended pursuit of Paul Millsap, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and may look to trade their veteran players in an effort to go young.
The first game of the evening, which is arguably the most-anticipated matchup, is between the 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum at 7 p.m. Boston originally had the No. 1-overall pick but decided to trade that selection to Philadelphia, giving up the opportunity to draft Fultz. The 76ers gave up their 2017 and 2018 draft picks to trade up.
This could be a revenge game for Fultz — many expected Boston to draft him, but the Celtics went a different route. Instead, Philadelphia used its first pick on Fultz, a prolific scorer who can drain open shots, drive to the hoop, and nail difficult shots over taller opponents.
Simmons averaged 19.2 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game in his one season at LSU, earning No. 1 rankings as the top power forward prospect and the top overall prospect coming into the 2016 NBA Draft. A foot injury suffered in camp deprived Simmons of his rookie season last Cheap Jerseys On Sale year, but he is now set to make his much-anticipated NBA debut this season.
The Wizards offered Wall the extension when free agency began, but he was reportedly not ready to accept it until he saw what moves the Wizards made. Washington matched a four-year, $106 Cheap Jerseys PlUS million offer sheet for Otto Porter Jr., bringing their third-best player back on a lucrative (but deserving!) deal. They also added Jodie Meeks on a two-year, $7 million deal, a value signing that adds shooting to the team’s bench.