The champion Warriors confirmed to ESPN.com Wednesday that they will be the first team in the NBA to require personal seat licenses for fans wanting to buy season tickets at their new $1 billion arena.
Many NFL teams charge fees for the right to buy season tickets, but the revenue-driver has never been used in the NBA.
According to the report, the Suns and Cavs have agreed to include Eric Bledsoe and a first-round pick in 2018 in the deal, but the Suns are unwilling to include Jackson and already have told Devin Booker he wouldn’t be traded.
If that [Bledsoe, a first-round pick and Jackson] deal for Irving was there, it’d be done by now, an unidentified league source with knowledge of the Cavs’ thinking told Cleveland.com.
CBSSports.com puts a finer point on the potential trade’s context: Phoenix isn’t on Irving’s list of preferred destinations, and since he holds a player option for the 2019-20 season, the Suns don’t want to face dealing Jackson, a key piece in their rebuild, only to see Irving gone after two seasons.
Stay tuned. Under league rules, Jackson can’t be traded for 30 days after signing his rookie contract, which he did July 3. That means the Suns couldn’t deal him until later this week.
So what is this accident Kanter speaks of? No one knows, but apparently he has already punished himself for buzzing off his trademark facial hair.
There is always the caveat, after more than two weeks of Summer League basketball in the NBA, that what you just witnessed does not count for much. The stars of Summer League so often are swept into the league’s dustbin — one of the great all-time Summer-Leaguers, after all, was Anthony Randolph, who is sometimes known by his nickname, Anthony Who?