Jimmy Butler hopes to remain with the Bulls next season and hopes Chicago will pick up the team option on Rajon Rondo. Another player that would love to remain in Chicago is Nikola Mirotic, restricted free agent from July 1. Per ESPN, All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler knows he will be the subject of trade rumors yet again this summer, but he repeated his desire to stay with the Bulls for the long term after Friday's series-ending loss to the Boston Celtics. In the process, Butler also acknowledged that he would like for Rajon Rondo's team option to be picked up this summer. "Of course," Butler said. "He's been huge for us this year, man." As for Mirotic, he will be a restricted free agent this summer, but he is hopeful he'll be able to return to the Bulls next season. "I'm going to wait till July," Mirotic said. "But I can tell you my first option is Chicago." Source:
Chris Paul did not want Paul Pierce to finish his career in Utah. And he did it, leading the Clippers to a win in Game 6 in Salt Lake City against the Jazz. Paul Pierce will retire when the Clippers finish the season.
Chris Paul: "During a TO, I looked over at Truth (Paul Pierce) and said we aren't ending your career in Utah."
— Spencer Checketts (@1280Spence) 29 aprile 2017
The Grizzlies ended the season at the first round of the playoffs. Coach David Fizdale praised his roster. Per Memphis Commercial Appeal, “We really had a committed group. We had a group that cared. We had a group that believed,” Fizdale said. “That’s all I could ask for as a coach. If I were grading that I’d say an 'A.' Losing in the first round of the playoffs is not something I want to be part of my DNA. I don’t want this to become a habit. I don’t want this to become a moral victory for this team.” Source:
Memphis Commercial Appeal
The Grizzlies ended their season at the first round of the NBA playoffs eliminated in six games by the Spurs. Marc Gasol said that “a 43 regular season wins is unacceptable”. Gasol added that he will work out this summer on rebounding.
The Orlando Magic will offer David Griffin their president of basketball operations position. Per ESPN, The Orlando Magic intend to offer their president of basketball operations position to Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, multiple sources said. The Magic can engage Griffin in contract talks at the conclusion of the Cavs' season, sources said. Griffin's contract with Cleveland is up at the end of the season, and he and the team have not held meaningful discussions on an extension. He still could remain with the Cavs on a new deal, sources said. Per USA Today, The Orlando Magic have serious interest in Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Kevin McHale for their team president position, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. Source: