Five Key Stories: 10/12/19 – 10/19/19

If you missed any of this past week’s biggest headlines from around the NBA, we’ve got you covered with our Week in Review. Here are some of the most noteworthy stories from the last seven days:

The Bradley Beal trade rumors will have to wait as the high-scoring guard agreed to a two-year extension with the Wizards. The extension will pay Beal nearly $72MM, although he can opt out after the 2021/22 season. League rules prohibit players from being traded for six months after signing an extension, which takes him past this year’s deadline.

Two days before the deadline, the Raptors worked out a rookie scale extension for Pascal Siakam. The max deal will pay the reigning Most Improved Player nearly $130MM over four seasons and will keep an important piece of Toronto’s foundation in place through 2023/24.

The Pacers are reportedly looking for trade offers involving Domantas Sabonis. The talented young big man is eligible for an extension, but Indiana has long-term cap concerns that may make it wiser to move him.

The Jazz reached a multi-year extension agreement with coach Quin Snyder. It was a “top organizational priority” to keep Snyder, who is entering his sixth year as the team’s head coach.

The NBA had planned to feature Zion Williamson in this season’s first game, but the top pick in the draft will be sidelined for several weeks with a right knee injury. The Pelicans don’t believe it’s severe, but they’re handling the situation with “an abundance of caution.”

Here are 10 more noteworthy headlines from around the basketball world this week:

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One thought on “Five Key Stories: 10/12/19 – 10/19/19

  1. kylewait89

    Beal is still on a tradeable contract…it really isn’t a hindrance.

    Sabonis going makes sense as they added a Goga in the draft and have Turner as well. Doesn’t mean they shuck him for whoever but listening in the chance someone offers a deal worth taking is the smart play.

    Siakam is the future in Toronto. Honestly think they could be a top 4 seed in the East still.

    Buddy is staying in Sacramento and that media is making this a thing is crazy. Sacramento isn’t letting him go anywhere and frankly Buddy doesn’t want to go.

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