NBA News: Player News and Updates for 6/4/15
NBA Player Updates 6/4: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
June 4, 2015
Well, today’s the day. After more than a week of waiting, the 2015 NBA Finals will be tipping off this evening and we’ll see who will strike first between the Cavaliers and Warriors. In the meantime, let’s check in on some of today’s headlines.
There’s been quite a bit of drama and rumor surrounding Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his ongoing contract negotiations with the team. The latest reports from sources close to the situation have Wade eyeballing a $20 million annual salary.
That’s a bit of a stretch from the Heat’s ideal scenario, which involves Wade opting into the final year of his deal. That number would be worth $16 million.
Wade’s been with Miami for the entirety of his dozen-year NBA career. He’s coming off a 2014-15 during which he averaged 21.5 PPG, 4.8 APG and 3.5 RPG over 62 appearances.
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Good news for the Blazers’ Wesley Matthews. He’s already on the court practicing standing 3-pointers, just three months after he had surgery to repair his torn Achilles.
Matthews underwent the procedure on March 10, and predicted he’d be good to go in a five-month timeframe. As crazy as it sounds, he may very well be on track to meet that goal.
Speaking of the Blazers, SG Dorell Wright was doing workouts by himself at the team’s facility this week, according to sources close to the situation.
Wright is coming off a fractured left hand. He posted averages of 4.6 PPG and 2.3 RPG in 2014-15.
Now let’s close out with a couple of Nets items. The team has some big decisions to make this off-season, as they’ve got some expiring contracts and opt-out issues to contend with.
The Nets’ plan is reportedly to keep their core group together, as they’ll be attempting to re-sign both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Those two have opt-out clauses in their contracts, both coming due late this month. It’s hard to imagine they don’t want to test free agency.
Also, the team is reportedly not going to be buying out PG Deron Williams’ deal. He’s got $43 million coming to him over the next two years, and is coming off a career-low 38.7 percent field goal percentage this past campaign.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NBA schedule, including the start times and TV networks you can catch the matchups on .
Thursday, June 4, 2015:
9:00 PM ET:
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (ABC)
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