NBA free agency rumors: Boban Marjanovic signs with Mavericks

first_imgOther outlets are reporting the signing, as wellIt’s a 2-year deal worth $7 million for Boban Marjanovic, a source confirms.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 3, 2019The Mavericks are finalizing a deal with Boban Marjanovic, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 3, 2019The 7-3 center likely will be playing behind Kristaps Porzingis — should he be fully recovered from his ACL tear — and Dwight Powell, meaning his time off the bench will be limited. Related News NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies unload Chandler Parsons, $25M contract with Hawks While he isn’t exactly quick like today’s NBA game is, his large frame allows him to guard the basket easily and be a threat with offensive rebounds.Hopefully his departure from longtime friend Tobias Harris (the duo make up the Bobi and Tobi Show) won’t be hindered too much since they will be playing on different teams now.I’m not crying, you’re crying 😢. NO!!! IM CRYINGGGGGGGG!! 😢😢😢😢— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) July 3, 2019Tobi and Bobi forever 💔😢— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 3, 2019 Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among 3 teams still ‘in the mix’ for Danny Green Dallas has itself a new big man.Free agent Boban Marjanovic has agreed to a two-year deal worth $7 million with the Mavericks, The Athletic reported Tuesday, citing league sources. Marjanovic, 30, first started last season with the Clippers, but was traded to the 76ers in the latter part of the season. Overall, he averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season. Seth Curry free agency rumors: Mavericks land guard with $32 million deallast_img read more

Big Ten Tournament canceled minutes before scheduled tipoff for Michigan vs. Rutgers

first_imgNot long after, they were ordered to depart.The Big Ten Tournament has been contested since 1998. This was the 11th time it was set to be staged in Indianapolis.”The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus,” the league’s statement said. The reason soon became apparent: No one would be starting. The 2020 Big Ten Tournament, originally expected to be played with only media personnel and family members in the audience, was canceled.MORE: Tracking coronavirus cancellations in sportsThere was a rush of similar announcements from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Southeastern Conference, the Mid-American Conference, the American Conference, Conference USA and the Pacific-12.The Big Ten Conference e-mailed a news release at 11:43 a.m. CT declaring it would be “cancelling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately. The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts institutional leadership to determine the next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.”Two games of the tournament had been played Wednesday night with fans in attendance: Minnesota’s victory over Northwestern and Indiana’s thumping of Nebraska.The latter game caused a commotion because Huskers coach Fred Hoiberg coached while visibly distressed, periodically putting his head down and eventually leaving the floor before the game had concluded.He eventually was transported to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with Influenza A. Before that was known, players from the Nebraska team reportedly were kept in their locker room for an extended period, but eventually they were allowed to return to the team hotel.MORE: Why NBA suspended season, and what’s nextPlayers from both Michigan and Rutgers had warmed up, but briefly, on the Bankers Life court before the cancellation developed. Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde tweeted that Wolverines forwards Brandon John’s and Isaiah Livers had entered the court gesturing to fans who were not present. INDIANAPOLIS — The Rutgers players exited at the appropriate time through the tunnel at the North end of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Their second-round Big Ten Tournament game against Michigan was scheduled to tip off in another 20 minutes. As they turned from the tunnel down the hallway through their locker room, though, junior guard Jacob Young slammed a forearm into a small, adjacent sign.It was a curious gesture at that moment. Was he disappointed not to be starting against the Wolverines? Why would he be? He has played in 30 games for the Scarlet Knights and come off the bench in every one.last_img read more