In an offseason without many true stars on the market, Gordon Hayward jumped to the top of the list for many teams with space for a max contract. Teams like the Hornets, Knicks, and Pistons were all in the market for top salary players. In the end, it was the Charlotte Hornets that dealt out over $120 million to the former Boston Celtic.
Elsewhere on the SportsCastr stream, Matt spent time breaking down the recent news story regarding the Los Angeles Clippers. According to The Athletic, many Clippers players were unhappy with how the team management and coaching staff treated Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. This unhappiness could have partially led to the Clippers’ collapse in the playoffs against the Denver Nuggets.
Although this offseason didn’t see the movement of many star players, it is clear that some teams have rebuilt enough to move into a contending position. The Atlanta Hawks are one team that seems ready to move from a tanking mindset to a contending mindset. Only time will tell if the Charlotte Hornets are in the same boat.Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Gordon Hayward, Hawks, Hornets, Kawhi, Kawhi Leonard, Knicks, Lamelo, Lamelo Ball, Los Angeles Clippers, Michael Jordan, MJ, NBA, New York Knicks, Paul George, PG13, Pistons, SCN, SCN NBA, SportsCastr, SportsCastr News Last modified: December 2, 2020