August 15, 2022

Pacific Notes: Ayton, Lundberg, Lakers, Wiseman

Pacific Notes: Ayton, Lundberg, Lakers, Wiseman

Market suns Center Dender Eaton she has slow down In the wake of Kevin DurantESPN’s trade demand, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski expects it to rebound soon. Appearing on “NBA Today” (video link), Wojnarowski said Durant’s availability affects the few teams that have room left as well as those that might consider signing and trading a deal with Ayton.

He added that the “worst-case scenario” for Phoenix is ​​that someone will give iTunes a maximum bid sheet, which the Suns will have to decide whether or not to match. If Ayton’s bid is matched, it will be a full year before it becomes eligible to trade again.

Phoenix, of course, is one of the teams Durant is said to want to join, and the details of the iTunes deal could affect what the Suns can offer the Nets. Wojnarowski said Durant’s situation has “complicated the timing” of Ayton’s free agency process.

There is more from the Pacific section:

  • Gabriel Lundbergwho finished the season with a double contract, returned to Denmark instead of playing in the summer league because suns You will not give him any guarantees, he writes Duane Rankin from Arizona. “I didn’t want to risk playing in the summer league without some kind of safety in place,” “It’s true,” said Lundberg, who made four appearances after joining the team in March. “They didn’t want to give me that, so I went home. I can’t risk getting injured without getting a deal. My family depends on me to support them.” Lundberg has not signed a new contract abroad yet, but said he has received several offers.
  • Such as Lakers discuss possibility Keri Irving Trade with Nets, they also checked missiles Protect Eric Gordon And the Pacers Protect Friends HieldWojnarowski said on “NBA Today” (Twitter link). Both are former clients of the general manager Rob PelinkaLos Angeles nearly traded for Hield last summer before deciding to continue Russell Westbrook.
  • the Warriors Center James Wiseman He is not expected to play in Friday’s game, but the team plans to use it at some point during the Las Vegas Summer League, Tweets Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Wiseman, who missed the entire season with right knee issues, took part in a 5-on-5 brawl on Tuesday. Jonathan Kuminga Join the team today and some game action is also expected (Twitter link).