NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more
The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, and have extended the opt-out deadline to Jan. 13 to give both sides time to ratify the deal. The new CBA will run through the 2023–24 season, though a mutual opt-out option is available in 2022.
Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.
• New York Knicks president Phil Jackson will not opt out of his contract with the team at the end of the season, reports Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report. Jackson may also seek a new contract with the team when his current deal expires in 2019.
• Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki may retire after the season "if things don't go well," reports AFP.
• The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to trade for front-court help, reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
• The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to be active in trade talks before the February deadline, reports Mike Richman of The Oregonian.
• Utah Jazz point guard George Hill may not sign an extension with the team if forward Gordon Hayward leaves in free agency this summer, reports ESPN's Zach Lowe.
• Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook said that people focusing on his triple-doubles is "getting on his nerves," reports Sam Amick of USA Today.
• Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis plans to help recruit free agents to New York this summer, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.