Wednesday 23 August 2017 / 08:24 AM

BIG-MONEY DEALS SWEEP LEAGUE

With the NBA season only a week old, the league made some news on Monday off the basketball court.

Players selected in the 2013 NBA Draft are eligible for extensions ending Monday (US), with the deadline hitting at midnight. Teams across the league used the deadline to push deals across.

The Utah Jazz gave starting center Rudy Gobert a massive four -year deal worth $102 million. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves gave backup Gorgui Dieng a four-year, $64 million deal.

The Hornets also inked their starting center Cody Zeller down to a manageable $56 million deal over four years.

But the big spenders of the day were the Oklahoma City Thunder, who locked up Victor Oladipo at four years for $84 million, and Steven Adams at $100 million over four years.

It was big money across the board – and thus is the new normal in the NBA going forward.

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