Humpday happenings that you might have missed

NBA

  1. The NBA projects the salary cap for the 2022-2023 season will increase by about 10%. It will go from the $112.4 million that it was the previous season to $123.6 million.

Report: NBA salary cap will jump to $123.6 million for 2022-23 https://t.co/j7XMKdUsoE pic.twitter.com/MMS6coOKq4 — theScore NBA (@theScoreNBA) June 29, 2022

  1. All-Star point guard Dejounte Murray will be traded by the San Antonio Spurs. Murray will be sent to the Atlanta Hawks in return for wing Danilo Gallinari and several 1st round picks. The Spurs will receive a 1st-round selection in 2023 via the Charlotte Hornets. In addition to the Hawks’ 1st-round picks in 2025 and 2027, as well as the option for a pick swap in 2026.

The Atlanta Hawks are trading Danilo Gallinari and multiple first-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star guard Dejounte Murray, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2022

  1. Philadelphia 76er’s standout, James Harden, has decided to enter free agency and has declined his $47.4 million player option for 2022-2023. Harden is reportedly still very set on returning to Philadelphia. By opting out he has given them more flexibility and ability to attract new additions to the team.

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden is declining his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season and intends to return on a contract in free agency that gives the team financial flexibility to bolster the roster, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2022

  1. Top free agent, Jalen Brunson has meetings scheduled with the Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks. Dallas is interested in keeping Brunson but New York is reportedly the front runner to be his landing spot.

"The Knicks don't make these moves without high confidence that Jalen Brunson is going to say yes in free agency" On @GEICO SportsNite, @IanBegley joins @emacSNY to break down the Knicks' moves, and what might come next pic.twitter.com/SdGT3pZT1X — SNY (@SNYtv) June 29, 2022

  1. Bradley Beal, 28-year-old star that has spent his entire 10 year career with the Washington Wizards, will decline his $36.4 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent. Beal is anticipated to return to the Wizards on a 5-year extension worth $248 million.

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal has declined his $36.4M option and become a free agent, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Beal is eligible to sign a 5-year max to return to Wizards – or sign elsewhere on a 4-year deal. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2022

MLB

  1. Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena and outfielder Yordan Alvarez both exited Wednesdays game against the New York Mets after colliding while going for a fly ball. Both players are being evaluated for concussions. Houston went on to beat New York 2-0.

A scary collision in left field between Jeremy Peña and Yordan Álvarez as they tracked down a Dom Smith pop up. Álvarez was carted off and Peña departed the game. pic.twitter.com/DjNRnFiNI3 — SNY (@SNYtv) June 29, 2022

  1. Both benches and bullpens cleared after Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta hit Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk on the left elbow in the 3rd inning. Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo left the dugout 1st and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. followed jumping the dugout fence. Vladimir and Pivetta exchanged words, no physical altercation occured. J.D. Martinez pushed in the tiebreaking run after he was hit by a pitch with bases loaded in the 10th inning. Boston beat Toronto 6-5, narrowly escaping the 3-game sweep.

Nick Pivetta hit Alejandro Kirk on an inside pitch and Vladdy was not happy about it 😳 pic.twitter.com/qtzI1JsYeR — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 30, 2022

  1. Sandy Alcantara pitched his 2nd complete game of the season and Avisaíl García hit a 2-run homer in the 9th inning, elevating the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Sandy Alcantara convinces Don Mattingly to let him keep going… 2 on, 1 out, 1 run lead in the 9th…@Marlins | #MakeItMiami pic.twitter.com/ZoPQ2JdyoK — Bally Sports Florida: Marlins (@BallyMarlins) June 30, 2022

did that really just happ— OH YES HE DID. #MakeItMiami pic.twitter.com/g65Mij25Vc — Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 30, 2022

  1. The Atlanta Braves moved to 21-5 for the month of June after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday. Kyle Wright pitched 7 tight innings and Adam Duvall sent one over the wall to contribute to the win. The Braves have matched the team record for the most wins in a calendar month, tying their 1966 record.

Duvy sends that jawn into the seats! pic.twitter.com/11GdllXzGi — Atlanta Braves Radio Network (@BravesRadioNet) June 30, 2022

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