After a slow start to the season, big news came out of the NBA. The NFL continued its dominance in ratings and generated billions last year. Let’s begin with news from the NBA.
The New York Knicks want to make an big impact with a deal for Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz’s star guard. A trade for Donovan Mitchell would send seven picks in the first round, including guards Evan Fournier, Quinten Grimes and forward Cam Reddish. Although the Knicks are likely to give away a lot of draft picks, Mitchell could be added to make a strong lineup. Mitchell Robinson, Donovan Mitchell and Julius Randle would make a formidable lineup for most NBA teams. The final deal or whether there is one will be fascinating to watch. However, the Knicks will still be competitive if it’s done.
According to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, center Deandre Ayton agreed to a four-year, $133 million maximum offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. The Phoenix Suns had 48 hours to match the largest offer sheet in NBA history. The Suns finally met the offer sheet and could make a deal for Myles Turner with the Pacers. However, it appears that Ayton will be retained by the Suns.
The Suns stated clearly during free agency that they wanted to bring Ayton back and would spend money to do so. Phoenix now goes approximately $15M into the tax. https://t.co/PCVHYtk6OH
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2022
The Utah Jazz made all veteran players available for trade, including sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic, several teams will be interested in trading for him.
Free agent guard Austin Rivers agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the Rudy Gobert deal, Guard Patrick Beverley was traded to the Timberwolves. Rivers was then added to the team as a replacement.
In 2010, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set a total revenue goal of $25 billion by 2027. The NFL generated $11 billion in revenue in 2021.
Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns right tackle Mitchell Schwartz officially announced that he is retiring from the NFL. Schwartz won Super Bowl LIIV with Kansas City and was an all-pro four-time selection.
The NFL will soon move its Sunday ticketing service to streaming, according to RedState’s Brad Slager. The league rights are being offered to Apple, Disney and Amazon.
New England Patriots traded wide receiver N’Keal Harry to the Chicago Bears. Harry wanted a new start, and he’ll be looking to become the best wide receiver on the team. Justin Fields’ young quarterback will be pleased to have him as a player.