Get ready for an unprecedented NBA summer in 2019

Ten days into NBA free agency, 36 players have signed true one-year contracts or deals with options that could have them back on the market next year. Only 20 players had signed similar contracts after two weeks last July.
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We saw this coming. Anticipating the financial crunch, a striking 20 of 28 players signed up for their 2018-19 player options back in June. Teams made it clear that future flexibility would be paramount after spending sprees the past two summers.

The good news (well, for some): We’re set for another unprecedented July in 2019. The cap is projected to rise from $101.8 million to $109 million — and then reach $116 million in 2020-21. At least 15 teams Linval Joseph Jersey should have room north of $20 million. And more than 200 free agents will flood the market.

Phillies: RHP Luis Garcia (right wrist strain) will pitch for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday and Sunday and then will be re-evaluated. … OF Rhys Hoskins went through concussion protocol after crashing into the left-field wall Tuesday, but was cleared and was in the starting lineup. He went 0 for 3 with a walk.

We are pleased that the arbitration has reached its rightful conclusion and we wish Steve Sarkisian well, Swann said in the statement.

Sarkisian was fired by USC in October 2015 after the school became aware of several incidents in which he appeared in public or coached the team under the influence of alcohol. Sarkisian was, at one point, suspected by his staff to be under the influence during USC’s 42-14 win over Arizona State in September 2015, according to a source and reported to ESPN in 2015.

The decision officially severs USC from Sarkisian, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.

I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on, Sarkisian said in a statement. Much gratitude to everyone who has shown their support and stood by me. The last two years have been trying, but I am now Authentic Hank Aaron Jersey in a great place, healthy, happy and loving my job with the Falcons and have the support of my family and friends, and that’s where my focus is and will remain.