Several NBA players watched the LA Rams tackle the Buffalo Bills within the NFL’s season opener on Thursday. LeBron James and Draymond Green were in attendance at SoFi Stadium to witness the Bills decimate the Rams. James was surprised to learn that Bills quarterback Josh Allen might have been drafted by the Cleveland Browns.
Meanwhile, the league is finalizing the small print for the inaugural in-season tournament expected to occur within the 2023-24 season. The league has been vocal about its desire to have a tournament for years. The NBA and NBPA will reportedly have a serious meeting in the subsequent few months.
Here is the most recent NBA news roundup for Sept. 10, 2022, dropped at you by Sportskeeda.
Hall of Fame to welcome 13 recent members
Manu Ginobili is a four-time champion and a one-time Olympic gold medalist.
San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili headlines the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Ginobili is joined by 12 other individuals being recognized for his or her accomplishments. Tim Hardaway was a five-time NBA All-Star and had a 15-year profession.
Swin Money and Lindsay Whalen are WNBA champions, while Marianne Stanley is a former WNBA Coach of the Yr and NCAA Championship-winning coach. George Karl has the sixth-most wins as a coach in NBA history, and Hugh Evans is the seventeenth referee to be within the Hall of Fame.
The Veteran’s Committee voted for Lou Hudson and Theresa Shank-Grentz, while the Contributor Committee chosen Larry Costello and Del Harris. Radivoj Korac will represent the international players. The Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony is on Sept. 10 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
LeBron James cannot imagine the Browns passed on Josh Allen
@CuffsTheLegend Please don’t do that!! 🤦🏾♂️!! Josh Allen is so GOOD man!!@CuffsTheLegend Please don’t do that!! 🤦🏾♂️!! Josh Allen is so GOOD man!!
The Bills QB accomplished 83.9% of his passes, going 26-for-33 for 297 yards. He had three touchdown passes against the defending Super Bowl champions. James is a Dallas Cowboys fan but additionally shows support for the Browns and Rams.
Kyrie Irving, James Harden amongst potential free agents next summer
Spotrac has listed one of the best players who might grow to be available next offseason, including restricted and unrestricted.
After opting into his player option this season, Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets might be an unrestricted free agent next season. James Harden has a player option a yr after taking less money from the Philadelphia 76ers. Draymond Green, Khris Middleton, Kristaps Porzingis and Fred VanVleet are All-Stars with player options to grow to be free agents.
Meanwhile, Jordan Poole and Tyler Herro might be restricted free agents in the event that they don’t sign a rookie max extension before the October deadline. Andrew Wiggins and Nikola Vucevic are also All-Stars entering their contract’s final yr. They might be unrestricted free agents.
2023 NBA free agents top 20
(O= player option):
-J Poole restr.
2023 NBA free agents top 20(O= player option):-Harden O-Kyrie -Dray O-Middleton O-FVV O-Wiggins-Herro restricted-Porzingis O-J Poole restr.-Myles Turner-Vuc-Bogdan O-KPJ restr.-DLo-Bojan-H Barnes-Jerami G-Horford-C Wood-Kuz O30 more:spotrac.com/spots/top-50-2…
Update on potential NBA in-season tournament
“It make sense to take a look at another concepts we have talked about, like an in-season tournament,” Silver said. “In some ways, the players have been more receptive to the potential of an in-season tournament. Since the Play-In has been a bit more successful.”
NBA salary cap and tax level rise for 2023-24 season
NBA expects a rise within the salary cap and tax level for the 2023-24 season. The league told all 30 teams that the projected rise within the salary cap is 8.4% and seven.8% within the tax level. The reported figures for that season are $134 million in salary tax and $162 million tax level.
Meanwhile, the projected salary cap for the 2022-23 season is $123.655 million, with a tax level of $150.267 million. The NBA clarified that the values and figures will fluctuate at the tip of the upcoming season.
The 2023-24 NBA salary cap is anticipated to be $134M ($10.4M higher than this upcoming season), with a projected $162M tax level, per @ShamsCharaniaThe 2023-24 NBA salary cap is anticipated to be $134M ($10.4M higher than this upcoming season), with a projected $162M tax level, per @ShamsCharania https://t.co/5wlwjG6DPr
As for the posh tax, the league collected a complete of $660 million last season. Half of the figure will go into the NBA’s revenue fund, while the opposite half might be evenly distributed to groups under the posh tax.