Over the last few years, the NBA has searched for ways to speed up the game. This latest one is the most significant of them all.
The NBA’s Board of Governors voted to reduce the maximum number of timeouts allowed per game for teams from 18 to 14, per a press release from the NBA.
In addition, during the last three minutes of a game, teams will be limited to two team timeouts each instead of the previous rule that allowed three per team in the last two minutes.
Miles can also tackle the wing defense assignments DeRozan won’t take, though he’s only an average defender.
The only negative is this deal does ensure that Toronto cannot exceed more than about $125 million in team salary this season. Moving Carroll’s $14.8 million salary to Brooklyn does give the Raptors some breathing room in filling out their roster, but that will limit their flexibility.
The Pacers don’t seem terribly interested in a full-on rebuild, so snagging Joseph for a player that was leaving anyway is a nice move. Joseph is a versatile player that can handle the ball or play off other ball-handlers. He thrived next to Kyle Lowry and held the fort in the second half of the year with him sidelined.
Expect to see Joseph playing minutes with Darren Collison, Lance Stephenson, and Victor Oladipo at different points of the game.
Toronto, however, could move on from Joseph knowing the backup point guard position is in good hands with Wright. When Lowry went down in the second half of the season, Wright received more Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys minutes and even outplayed Joseph at times. The two Cheap MLB Jerseys Free Shipping are similar players, but Wright is slightly better off the ball and under team control on his rookie contract for two more seasons. With the Raptors facing a luxury-tax payment, that cost difference was important.