Steph Curry is still one of the best players in the NBA to this day. Curry has a contract with the Golden State Warriors through the end of the 2025-26 season. He will be 38 by that point, meaning he will likely end his career at Golden State.
Meanwhile, free agent center Dwight Howard believes he belongs in the Hall of Fame. Howard is one of the best players of his generation despite being hampered by injuries since leaving the Orlando Magic. Some people even think he deserves to be part of the NBA 75.
Here’s the latest round of NBA news for July 30th brought to you by Sportskeeda.
Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren play at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am
The top two picks of the 2022 NBA draft will compete and play in Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am league in Seattle. Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren both played in The CrawsOver in the past before entering the league. Both players are expected to appear at the weekend.
According to Uproxx, Banchero will join the Real Ballers roster and team with Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray. Meanwhile, Holmgren was announced as a surprise participant. Other NBA players who appear in the Seattle Pro-Am League include Jaden McDaniels of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Malachi Flynn of the Toronto Raptors.
Both Banchero and Holmgren also have connections to the Seattle area. Banchero was born and raised in the city while Holmgren played for Gonzaga in college. Gonzaga is located in Spokane, a four-hour drive from Seattle.
Steph Curry wants to end his career at the Golden State
Steph Curry has spent his entire career with the Golden State Warriors. Curry has a contract with the Warriors through the end of the 2025-26 season. At age 34, he’s brought four championships to the Bay Area with a chance to add more before he ditches them.
The two-time NBA MVP was at the Oakland Athletics game on Wednesday. After pitching the first pitch with his wife Ayesha, Steph joined the announcement booth at NBC Sports Bay Area. He expressed his love for the city and even revealed that he’s considering living in the area after he retires.
“I just finished my 13th year,” Curry said. “To be able to say that I’ve played for a team my entire career, and also to say between the 10 years in Oakland and the last three years in San Francisco, I can honestly say how special this place is… Honestly Said I don’t know I never wanna leave I want this to be my only home and I even think about what happens after basketball is over.
#1 overall to join other NBA stars signed to Jordan Brand
Jordan Brand adds another big name to his roster of NBA stars. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Paolo Banchero is Jordan Brand’s newest athlete. He joins other young stars of the brand such as Bam Adebayo, Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson.
Other NBA veterans with endorsement deals with Jordan Brand include Carmelo Anthony, Bradley Beal, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. According to NBA.com, Banchero has used the Air Jordan 36 and Zion 2 during his training this offseason.
The Duke product was voted #1 in last month’s draft by Orlando Magic. Banchero averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals in his only season at Durham. He also averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in two games in the NBA 2K23 Summer League.
Dwight Howard believes he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame
Dwight Howard is still without a team a month after going free agency. Howard played for the LA Lakers last season and averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 60 games. He’s not the player he once was, but he has faith that one day he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Howard opened up about his legacy in an interview with Bally Sports’ Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson. The 36-year veteran was one of the best players to be left off the 75th anniversary team. He was three times Defensive Player of the Year and won a title in 2020.
“It’s not up to me, but I think one day I’ll get the recognition I deserve,” Howard said. “Until then, I will keep getting healthy, keep smiling and enjoy life.”
If Howard doesn’t stay signed for next season, he could be trying to become a WWE Superstar. He recently showed up at a WWE tryout in Nashville, Tennessee. WWE trains their talent at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Howard’s first team in the NBA was the Orlando Magic.
Matthew Dellavedova back in NBA, signs with Sacramento Kings
Former NBA champion Matthew Dellavedova is back in the league. The Sacramento Kings announced on Friday that they have signed the Australian star. Dellevedova last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2020-21 season, limited to just 13 games.
Dellavedova spent last season back at home in the NBL for Melbourne United. He averaged 10.3 points and 4.3 assists last season. He led United to first place in the NBL standings but they were eliminated by the Tasmania JackJumpers in the semifinals.