The arms race that's about to commence in the National Basketball Association just got another contender vying for the big names - Irving, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kris Middleton could ALL be in the mix - who could command big money. Durant can opt out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors on July 1.
While Russell's potential future is the most significant part of the trade as it could relate to Utah, two other players to keep eyes on are free agent forward Tobias Harris and Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie.
The Nets will clear Crabbe's $18.5m salary for 2019-20, giving them cap space to sign two maximum-level contracts in free agency this summer.
Smith reported a few weeks ago that Durant and Irving were likely to team up with the Knicks, but people close to Irving were trying to convince him to pick the Nets instead. In addition, Atlanta has received a 2020 protected lottery pick. 8, 10 and 17.
Keuchel, Braves reach 1-year deal for about $13M, according to source
As far as his numbers, Keuchel owns a 3.77 ERA, posting 3.74 ERA over 34 starts for the Astros in 2018. He first reached the major leagues with Houston in 2012.
Atlanta Hawks General Manager Travis Schlenk has already proven he can work wonders in the late teens of the NBA Draft (with John Collins and Kevin Huerter in his coffers), so the 17th overall pick is right up his alley.
Taurean Prince is heading to Brooklyn. Most importantly, they moved Crabbe's salary after his injury-plagued season in which he averaged 9.6 points in just 43 games.
The trade off with signing the former Laker is that he lacks the ability to lock down a single player on the defensive end, an issue that when next to Devin Booker, would make the Suns' backcourt as porous as a kitchen sieve.
Prince averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 55 games in the 2018-19 regular season for the Atlanta Hawks.