9:33 AM EDT, Sun June 26, 2016
Blazersedge 21 hours ago

Is Criticism Warranted for the Portland Trail Blazers' 2016 Draft?

Blazer's Edge staff writer Eric Griffith joins the weekend podcast to discuss all the 2016 NBA Draft day trades, why the Portland Trail Blazers were mostly inactive, Steph Curry's "mocking" celebrations in Portland, LeBron James' championship in Cleveland, the Arron Afflalo trade, hope for Al Horford and more! Blazer's Edge staff writer Eric Griffith joins the Weekend Podcast to discuss, among other stuff: The trades that did go down on 2016 NBA Draft night The possible reasons the Blazers didn't land a first-rounder Steph Curry's "mocking" of Damian Lillard's celebrations in Portland ...
Blazersedge Jun 24, 2016

Does Neil Olshey Deserve More Criticism For The Arron Afflalo Trade?

The Portland Trail Blazers didn't have a first-round pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Their February 2015 trade for Arron Afflalo was the main reason why. Even though there's not a single minute of actual basketball played, there are few nights on the NBA calendar more exciting to a true hoops geek than draft night. It's where franchises decide their future. For the teams at the top of the lottery, it's a chance to strike instant pay dirt on a blue-chip prospect like a LeBron James or Kevin Durant; for the teams further down the ranks, it's far more challenging but no less interesting. What's...
Posting and Toasting Jun 22, 2016

P&T Round(ball) Table: Should the Knicks bring back Derrick Williams?

The staff fights to the death for D-Will's honor. And lo, as expected, both Derrick Williams and Arron Afflalo made it clear that they intend to opt out of their respective deals. As for Afflalo, the reaction over at P&T headquarters can be summed up thusly: To Arron Afflalo pic.twitter.com/FnLK2mpz0w — Joseph Flynn (@ChinaJoeFlynn) June 21, 2016 On the other hand, there was much speculating on what to do with Williams, who exceeded expectations in his one season in New York. The 24-year-old forward, lead New York in scoring off the bench and was pretty much the team's only...
Newsday Jun 21, 2016

Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams opt out of deals with Knicks, source says

Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams have informed the Knicks that they are opting out of their contracts, a league source said.
New York Post Jun 21, 2016

Knicks up to $30M in cap space as Afflalo, Williams opt out

Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams will opt out of their respective contracts, which should leave the Knicks with at least $30 million of cap space when free agency begins July 1, according to an NBA source. After getting benched late in the season in favor of Sasha Vujacic, Afflalo was a shoo-in to not opt...
Posting and Toasting Jun 21, 2016

Derrick Williams and Arron Afflalo are opting out, will become free agents

Here they are: Source: Arron Afflalo will opt out of his $8 million player option with the New York Knicks and become an unrestricted free agent. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 21, 2016 Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams have told the Knicks that they will not opt in to their contracts for 2016-17, per league sources. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 21, 2016 1. I was a little nervous, but this was probably to be expected. You'd really have to doubt your own earning ability to neglect an opportunity to sign a new contract this summer. There's a lot of money out there! 2. I...

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