The Baseline keeps the news flowing like betting sites in the USA and just because the NBA is winding down–it doesn’t mean we are. There are still a plethora of topics to delve into like:
Free Agency Wrapping up
- The Houston Rockets announced that James Harden agreed to a 4-year, $228 million deal.
- Jamal Crawford signs a 2-year $8.9 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves per the Vertical.
- The Toronto Raptors have traded DeMarre Carroll to the Brooklyn Nets per ESPN.
- C.J. Miles agrees to a 3-year, $25 million deal with the Raptors in a sign and trade, per ESPN.
- Aron Baynes agrees to a 1-year, $4.3 million deal with the Boston Celtics, per the Vertical.
- Dewayne Dedmon agrees to a 2-year, $14 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, per AJC.
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agrees to a 1-year, $18 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, per ESPN.
- Thabo Sefolosha agrees to 2-year, $10.5 million deal with the Utah Jazz, per ESPN.
- Ersan Ilyasova agrees to a 1-year, $6 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, per AJC.
- Jonathon Simmons agrees to a 3-year deal with the Orlando Magic per the Vertical.
- Rajon Rondo agrees to a 1-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans per the Vertical.
Coast to Coast:
NBA changes for 2017-18
- Trade Deadline moved up to take place before All-Star
- Each team will have seven timeouts per game, with no restrictions per half.
- All team timeouts will be 75 seconds. In the previous format, “full” timeouts were 90 seconds and “20-second” timeouts were 60 seconds. Both “full” and “20-second” timeouts have been replaced by team timeouts.
- Each team will have two team timeouts per overtime period; previously teams had three..
- Halftime will last 15 minutes for all games, beginning immediately upon expiration of the second period. A delay-of-game penalty will be issued if a team is not ready to start play at the expiration of the halftime clock.