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Monday moments you might have missed


  1. Kevin Durant seems to be sticking firmly to his ultimatum that the team trade him or fire head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks. Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai is committed to and in support of the coaching staff and front office. The Nets have reportedly had talks with almost every team in the league with the hopes of getting a monstrous package of players and draft picks in return for Durant. Tsai said Monday via Twitter :

“Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets.”
In a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that Tsai needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, sources say. Story: — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 8, 2022

  1.  Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray and Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero have taken their beef to social media. The 2 clashing at a pro-am game in their home state of Washington on Sunday. Late in the first quarter of the game, Murray got Banchero with a shot-fake and a pass-fake behind his back, leaving the 2022 number one draft pick a bit turned around. The recently acquired Hawks guard then pulling up for the alley-oop off of the backboard. Murray taking it a step further made a hand motion, signaling Banchero as “too small,” and fired the ball back at the Magic forward. They will have the opportunity to settle their beef on the court as the Hawks and Magicmeet 4 times this upcoming season.

DEJOUNTE MURRAY. 😤😤😤 (via @overtime) — Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 7, 2022

  1. The Los Angeles Lakers have revealed their Classic Edition uniform for the 2022-2023 season. The jersey features the 50’s era blue and gold and recreates the teams first ever home uniform in honor of their 75th anniversary.

The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a new Classic Edition uniform that pays homage to their Minneapolis days. 📸 @Lakers — The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 8, 2022


  1. The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed forward Nicolas Roy to a 5-year deal with an AAV of $3 million. Roy was a restricted free agent coming off of a 2-year contract with a cap hit of $750,000.

Nicolas Roy, signed 5x$3M by VGK, is a playmaking third-line forward. #VegasBorn — JFresh (@JFreshHockey) August 8, 2022

  1. The Arizona Coyotes and restricted free-agent forward Lawson Crouse have agreed to a 5-year contract. The deal reportedly carries an AAV of $4.3 million.

Year-by year breakdown of Lawson Crouse's 5-year extension ($4.3M AAV), per league source: Year 1: $3.6M Year 2: $4.6M Year 3: $4.6M Year 4: $4.8M Year 5: $3.8M — Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) August 8, 2022

  1. The Boston Bruins nailed down their trio of forwards on Monday signing all 3 to 1-year deals. Patrice Bergeron taking $2.5 million and another $2.5 million in incentives. David Krejci re-joining with $1million and another $2 million in incentives and Pavel Zacha agreed to a contract with a cap hit of $3.5 million.

"I wanted to come back because I still know that I have some to give…I love the city. I love the team. I love the guys. And I want to do something special with them." 📰The Captain set to return for 19th season with #NHLBruins: — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 8, 2022


  1. All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker and the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a 4-year contract extension that will bring him through the 2027 season. Tucker will reclaim the top spot as the NFL’s highest paid kicker, boasting a $24 million extension that includes $17.5 million guaranteed and an $11.5 million signing bonus.

Many more moments like this to come for Justin Tucker in a Ravens uniform — Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) August 8, 2022