Last Week in NBA

On May 30, 2016, in Sporting News, by Buddy TB

NBA-Bismack Biyombo will leave his current contract to become a free agent. There’s no doubt. The African power forward next year would collect $ 2.8 million, but that will not happen. His market value is much higher and he knows it. His final regular season and playoffs have brought him fantastic revalue in the market. US media has speculated about the possible value of Biyombo in a television enriched market. Some, such as Washington Post, and is not the only place possible, the Raptors player salary is projected in at least $ 16 million annually.

It might seem a lot (in fact, some analysts believe that the player would be payed less) for a player who could hardly be a starter in any team. But Biyombo has a great future at his 23 years. And his great defensive qualities and rebounding skills, makes the attack-limited player still a solid option. There is already talk of interest from big franchises, the Lakers or Celtics teams. Although there are other teams that look for a power forward in July, also historical teams as Bulls or Rockets.

-Washington Wizards player Markieff Morris was arrested Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport, his hometown, after in a control search in which, apparently, marijuana was found in his suitcase, according to CSN Philadelphia. It is not the first time the former Phoenix Suns has a marijuana related problem.

The player suitcase was searched under a “suspicious object” and in a second search, there was located what the police report described as “alleged marijuana ‘in his luggage, so Morris was taken to a nearby police station where he was interrogated and later released without charge, while the police investigation continues. Morris, whose departure from Phoenix was tumultuous, played his first season in Wizards averaging 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 27 games.

-An agreement was reached between Washington Wizards and Scott Brooks for the coach to manage the bench over the next 5 seasons. Therefore, he will receive 35 million dollars. Brooks, who was also a good option to fill the Rockets bench, he could be some great support for the Wizards when next summer they will acquire Kevin Durant, the Washington native player. And it must not be forgotten that Brooks was Durant coach for 7 years in the OKC Thunder.

The new Wizards coach joins a team that fired Randy Wittman after the poor results of the squad, which was unable to reach the playoffs. Scott Brooks is 50 years old, he was an NBA champion as a player in 1994 and started his coaching career in 2000.

 

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