[Charania] Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is expected to commit to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell me and @anthonyVslater. Durant averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists over 12 games this postseason.
15 years ago, Giannis was homeless in Greece, was in constant fear of deportation and racist retaliation, and didn’t play basketball. Against all odds, Giannis has already carved out a better life for his family. Now, after scoring 40 points in game 7, he has a chance at basketball immortality
[Wojnarowski] As expected, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie plans to decline the $12.3M player option on his 2021-2022 contract and become an unrestricted free agent, sources tell ESPN. He has a Monday deadline. Dinwiddie missed most of the season with an ACL injury.
[Eric Nehm] PJ Tucker: "It's the playoffs, man. I don't know what people think. We dream about this our whole lives. You dream about being in the playoffs and guarding the best player in the world. Like, I'll die out there. I'm living my dream."
[Wojnarowski] Mike Budenholzer Likely Secured Future With Bucks After Advancing to ECF: "He's gone through Miami and now he's gone through the Brooklyn Nets into the Eastern Conference Finals. I'm told that has gone a long way in securing Mike Budenholzer's future in Milwaukee."
[Post Game Thread] The Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) defeat the Brooklyn Nets (3-4), 115-111 OT, behind 40 PTS 13 REB 5 AST from Giannis Antetokounmpo and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.Post Game Thread
[Nichols] Suns Coach Monty Williams refers to the chippiness between these teams during the regular season and says he's reminded players not to get distracted today: "We want to win the game, not the argument"
Khris Middleton last night: ✅ 23 PTS ✅ 10 REB ✅ 6 AST ✅ 5 STL Since the NBA started recording steals in 1973-74, Middleton is the only player to record at least 20p/10r/5a/5s in consecutive playoff games.
[Scotto] “I think Blake Griffin could be worth a little more than the taxpayer mid-level exception or around $6 million,” one NBA executive told HoopsHype. Another executive pegged Griffin’s value closer to the $3-5 million range.
The Clippers have not had consecutive days off in three weeks, and are not scheduled to have one through the end of the Conference Finals. Today's game tipped off 39 hours after the end of their last game.