NBA free agency rumors: Knicks’ Enes Kanter leaning toward opting in for 2018-19

Enes Kanter may be on the verge of locking in financial security for next season.
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Kanter is leaning toward opting in to the final year of his contract with the Knicks, according to ESPN.

Enes Kanter is leaning heavily Mike Gillislee Jersey toward opting in to his $18.6 million player option for 2018-19, per ESPN sources. Kanter will continue to survey the market until his Friday deadline but, barring an unforeseen significant change in the market, he will opt-in, per ESPN sources.

With George on the roster, the 76ers wouldn’t be as reliant on Simmons’ playmaking. He’s more than capable of running his own pick-and-roll, and he’s a decent playmaker for others. He’s be able to space the floor at a high rate for Simmons and Embiid to attack as well, having made 3.1 3-pointers per game at a 40.1 percent clip this season.

Then there’s George’s defense. The 76ers had the third-best defense in the NBA this season built around Simmons, Embiid and Robert Covington. Throw a one-time member of the All-Defensive First Team into the mix, and they’d have the makings of the most dominant defense in the league.

The Rockets seem intent on adding a third All-Star to their core this offseason. James has been linked to them, and so has George.

The Mavs rescinded their qualifying offer to McDermott on Wednesday for financial reasons, which allowed McDermott to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Tigers face a pitcher who Jaelen Strong Womens Jersey made his major-league debut Tuesday against the Astros in Houston in Borucki. He took the loss after allowing two runs, six hits and four walks in six innings.

Fiers pitched seven strong innings Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics, but took the loss despite allowing only one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five.

Fiers has faced the Blue Jays six times in his career, five as a starter, and is 1/3 with a 4.11 ERA. He made two starts against Toronto last season and was 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA. In two career starts at the Rogers Centre, Fiers is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA.

The only disappointing news for the Tigers Sunday came from a hamstring injury to center fielder Leonys Martin, who hobbled off the field after a beating out an RBI bunt single in the fifth inning. It was at first announced as a cramp, but Gardenhire said the injury was severe enough to put him on the disabled list. Another player will be brought in for the game Monday.