Nick Young might have some explaining to do when he touches down in Oakland. It didn’t take long for fans to sift through his Twitter account and find tweets from 2016 in which he called out Warriors fans for not knowing anything about basketball.
Limited Mens Jesse James Jersey Joseph makes $7.6 million next season, and clearing that off the team’s payroll will give Toronto some room to breathe. This probably isn’t the only move that the Raptors are discussing: trading DeMarre Carroll or Jonas Valanciunas would allow Toronto to really shed salary, and both players seem moveable. (Valanciunas was the team’s starting center, but the Raptors arguably drafted his replacement in 2016 and also have Bruno Caboclo potentially ready to move into a larger role.)
For Indiana, dealing for Joseph would give them a point guard for their rebuild that’s still only 25 years old and a decent prospect. The Pacers recently lost Jeff Teague to free agency and have reportedly considered Lance Stephenson at the point, which would be highly entertaining. But a tank doesn’t mean that the Pacers stop playing all semblance of organized basketball, and you still need someone to reliably get Myles Turner the ball so his development isn’t stunted. Absorbing Joseph’s salary would do that.
Shaq also took the opportunity provided by his wild new shoes to throw a lighthearted jab at Lonzo Ball’s Big Baller Brand, tagging his post #shaqshoestherealbigballerbrand. You know, that popular hashtag. And while Lonzo Ball’s shoes have gotten a lot of attention for their $500 price tag, I can’t even imagine how much Shaq’s glowing, possibly hovering sneakers cost.
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