Bobby Marks ESPN
Minnesota is sitting right at $119M in salary for next season which takes into account the $19.8M Jimmy Butler player option. The salary cap is projected to be $109M. The Timberwolves now have $55M (could increase to $60M) commited to Towns and Andrew Wiggins in 2019-20.
Bobby Marks ESPN
The cap hit on the Karl-Anthony Towns rookie max extension is: $27.25M, $29.43M, $31.61M, $33.79M and $35.97M. Towns will be subject to the poison pill restriction this season and the extension will begin in 2019-20. For trade purposes, $7.8M (last year of his rookie contract) is used for outgoing salary and $27.6M (the average of the current salary and max extension) for the purposes of determine incoming salary. The total salary could increase to $190M if Towns earns All-NBA, MVP or Defensive Player of the Year this season. The cap hit in 2019-20 would be $32.7M if he earned one of the honors.
Marc J. Spears The Undefeated
The Sacramento Kings have waived center Deyonta Davis.
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Knicks rookie Kevin Knox was asked about his expectations for himself this season at a promotional event for Subway earlier this week. “I just want to win. I feel like that's something, in New York, they haven't seen in a while,” he told ESPN in an interview to promote Subway's new sandwiches. “So that's something that we hopefully can bring back this year, win some games. Get to the playoffs and stuff like that. Of course I want to win rookie of the year, but I can't really do that without the success of my teammates and the coaching staff, who would help me reach those goals. But the No. 1 goal in my head throughout the season is win games.”