This year’s offseason, the NBA had some pretty big moves including Paul George’s move to the Oklahoma City Thunder from Indiana, Chris Paul’s departure from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets and Jimmy Butler’s shift from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 2017 NBA regular season starts October 17 with the NBA’s defending champion Golden State Warriors hosting the Houston Rockets.

According to the basketball association, the next season of NBA games will improve the game by adding new rules about timeouts. Moreover, the NBA board looks forward to having a more player-friendly schedule for this upcoming season.

TJ Warren has agreed to a contract extension

According to Warren’s agent Ty Sullivan and the general manager of the Phoenix Suns Ryan McDonough, Warren’s contract extension has been finalized on Monday afternoon for a $50 million deal.

Warren has missed several games of the previous NBA seasons due to his run of injuries as a pro, including his season-ending foot operation in 2015 and 2016. According to the Suns, the deal secures one of the team’s talented and hardworking cornerstone players.

Moreover, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, a $50 million contract deal for an extension is a clear indication that the Phoenix Suns plan to have Warren in their long-term plans to compete again for the playoffs.

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Warren now enters his fourth season in the league. Since he made his NBA debut against Golden State Warriors, Warren has garnered career averages of 11.2 points, 0.4 blocks, 0.9 steals, 0.9 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game. Before his official debut, Warren sustained a small crack in a bone in his left thumb, sidelining him for few weeks. In 2015, Warren had his season-best game 17 points on 8-10 shooting and five rebounds in a 106-97 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Marc Gasol insisted he’s happy staying with Memphis Grizzlies

With Marc Gasol’s 10th season in the basketball league with Memphis Grizzlies, many are doubting the certainty around Gasol’s long-term future with the team. Gasol stated during the Grizzlies Media Day last Monday that he has strong desire to stay in Grizzlies for the long haul. He said that he is very fortunate and very happy to represent the city that he loves.

“I’ve been here now for 10 years with this team. I’m really happy,” he added.

Marc Gasol has career averages in playoffs of 17.2 points, 1.7 blocks, 0.9 steals, 3.5 assists, and 8.9 rebounds per game.

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