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This 4-team Kevin Durant trade would send Donovan Mitchell to the Nets

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This 4-Team Kevin Durant Trade Would Send Donovan Mitchell To The Nets

Earlier into NBA free agency, I explained why the Nets would be unable to trade for Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell in any Kevin Durant deal unless they move Ben Simmons as part of the trade. Simmons has since deactivated his Instagram account, and even though photos of the Australian star sharing laughs with Nets GM Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash at Las Vegas Summer League have surfaced, it’s become increasingly clear that the Nets are among the teams monitoring Utah’s status in case the Jazz decide to move on from their superstar guard.

It’s let’s-make-a-deal season in the NBA. Durant has requested a trade with the Phoenix Suns as his preferred destination. Reports have surfaced suggesting Jazz president Danny Ainge is unsure whether or not Mitchell can be the best player on a championship team. Deandre Ayton has assuredly played his last game in Phoenix, and Myles Turner has been involved in trade rumors in what feels like each of the past three seasons in Indiana. Ayton has already been linked to Indiana, making a deal with those two at the center a real possibility.

Here’s a deal that gets all parties what they want:

NETS RECEIVE: G Donovan Mitchell (via UTA), F Bojan Bogdanovic (via UTA), F Mikal Bridges (via PHX), F Cameron Johnson (via PHX), 2023 first-round pick (from IND, via BOS),

SUNS RECEIVE: F Kevin Durant (via BKN), C Myles Turner (via IND)

JAZZ RECEIVE: F Joe Harris (via BKN), F Ben Simmons (via BKN), G Cam Thomas (via BKN), G Buddy Hield (via IND), 2023, 2025 & 2027 unprotected first-round picks (via PHX), top-5 protected 2029 first-round pick (via PHX), 2026 & 2028 first-round pick swap

PACERS RECEIVE: C Deandre Ayton (via PHX), G Mike Conley (via UTA)

WHY THE TRADE WORKS FOR INDIANA

Tyrese Haliburton and Chris Duarte have Indiana’s backcourt spots locked up, likely for the foreseeable future. What the Pacers need is a steady presence at the five, and veteran leadership in their locker room. That leadership is expensive coming from Conley, who’s due $22.7M next season, but the final year of his contract (the 2023-24 season) is only guaranteed for $14.3M if the Pacers decide to waive him within 48 hours of the 2023 NBA Draft. Conley is from Indiana and a hometown hero is a great storyline for a franchise that struggles to acquire marquee players. Ayton struggled after failing to secure a contract extension in Phoenix and had a public argument with head coach Monty Williams, but the talent is there: He is a 20-and-10 machine with an All-Star ceiling. The Pacers get better in this trade, but it will cost them the worst of their three first-round picks in next year’s draft.

WHY THE TRADE WORKS FOR UTAH

Trading a star in his prime is rarely a popular decision – unless you have the foresight to realize that, as a franchise, you don’t have the facilities to build a contender around that star. The Jazz appear to have that foresight and reportedly want to usher in a full rebuild. They set the bar in the stratosphere after obtaining four first-round picks and three legitimate rotation players in a deal for Rudy Gobert. Add four more first-round picks (and additional pick swaps), two more legitimate rotation players (Joe Harris and Buddy Hield), a potential star in Ben Simmons and a second-year scorer in Cam Thomas. Those rotation players – and even Simmons – can be flipped for additional draft compensation after a few regular-season games showcasing their talents.

WHY THE TRADE WORKS FOR PHOENIX

Because they’ll have an almost bulletproof starting five: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Jae Crowder and Myles Turner. Yes, Phoenix will  have gutted a good portion of both its depth and draft assets, but it’s a steal for them to end up with Turner for Ayton, a player they appear willing to let walk in free agency. Pulling off this deal gives Phoenix one of the most overloaded offenses in all of basketball, lands Durant at the destination atop his most preferred list and makes the Suns championship contenders so long as Paul stays healthy running the point. This, in all likelihood, is a deal the Suns agree to first.

WHY THE TRADE WORKS FOR BROOKLYN

Because you’ve replaced a soon-to-be 34-year-old megastar with a sensational 25-year-old offensive talent who has superstar potential with the right pieces around him. There is no situation where the Nets emerge unblemished after fumbling the Durant-Irving era three years in. What was supposed to be four more years of Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden “signed, sealed and delivered” in Brooklyn has quickly become an era increasingly likely to feature none of the Big 3 who nearly delivered the Nets a championship two seasons ago. But if the Nets can somehow emerge victorious in the Donovan Mitchell sweepstakes, past transgressions will quickly be forgotten. Mitchell is from Westchester, a two-or-so-hour-long drive from Barclays Center. Mikal Bridges placed second in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season. Bojan Bogdanovic is an ex-Net who brings toughness, playmaking and three-point shooting, and Cam Johnson is a nice, young piece as a three-and-D wing. The Nets also get a 2023 first-round pick from Indiana as part of the deal because, don’t forget, they just traded Kevin Durant.

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Manhattan’s average rent hits a new high of $5,113

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Manhattan'S Average And Median Rents Have Been Observed On A Monthly Basis Since Last June And That'S Not Good News For New Yorkers

The average rental price in Manhattan hit a new record high last month as rising mortgage rates and house prices pushed potential buyers to rent.

Average rents in the nation’s most densely populated county hit $5,113 in July, up 28% from a year ago, according to a report released Thursday by real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman.

Median rent, which better reflects the prices a typical tenant would face, hit $4,150, up 2.5% from June and 29% from a year ago.

Most Manhattan landlords require an annual income of 40 times monthly rent, which means tenants would need to take home a salary of at least $166,000 to secure the median apartment.

Manhattan's Average And Median Rents Have Been Observed On A Monthly Basis Since Last June And That's Not Good News For New Yorkers

Manhattan’s average and median rents have been observed on a monthly basis since last June and that’s not good news for New Yorkers

The Average Rental Price In Manhattan Hit A New Record High Last Month As Rising Mortgage Rates And House Prices Push Potential Buyers To Rent

The Average Rental Price In Manhattan Hit A New Record High Last Month As Rising Mortgage Rates And House Prices Push Potential Buyers To Rent

The average rental price in Manhattan hit a new record high last month as rising mortgage rates and house prices push potential buyers to rent

Strong demand for Manhattan apartments is keeping the market tight, with July rental listing inventory down 44% from last year’s level.

The typical apartment spends just 26 days on the market before being bought by a tenant, down 48% from June and less than a third of the standard lead time seen a year ago.

The median rent for a studio was $3,000, up 23% from a year ago, while the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment was up 30% on the year to reach $4,000.

Two-bedrooms had a median rent of $5,000 in July, and three-bedrooms typically cost $6,500, increases from a year ago of 22% and 18% respectively.

In recent months, rising mortgage rates and soaring home prices have deterred many potential buyers from the market.

Last week, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.99%, down from recent highs but still nearly double the rate seen in January, before the Federal Reserve began raising benchmark rates. to fight inflation.

Meanwhile, the national median home price jumped 13.4% in June from a year earlier to $416,000, the highest on record, according to the National Association of Realtors.

A Study Found That San Jose Leads The Nation In Unaffordable Homes, With The Median Home Priced At $1,875,000, Requiring A Salary Of At Least $330,758 To Pay Expected Monthly Payments Of $7,718. .

A Study Found That San Jose Leads The Nation In Unaffordable Homes, With The Median Home Priced At $1,875,000, Requiring A Salary Of At Least $330,758 To Pay Expected Monthly Payments Of $7,718. .

A study found that San Jose leads the nation in unaffordable homes, with the median home priced at $1,875,000, requiring a salary of at least $330,758 to pay expected monthly payments of $7,718. .

National House Prices Rose 19.7% In May From A Year Ago, After Jumping 20.6% In April

National House Prices Rose 19.7% In May From A Year Ago, After Jumping 20.6% In April

National house prices rose 19.7% in May from a year ago, after jumping 20.6% in April

According to a report from Realtor.com in late July, renting is now cheaper than buying a first home in three-quarters of the top 50 U.S. cities — a dramatic change from a few months ago, when the generally cost less.

Median rent hit a record high of $1,876 in June, up 14% from a year ago, but that still represented a monthly savings of $561 from the monthly cost of buying a home. a first home, which jumped to $2,437, according to the report.

As recently as January, buying a first home was the cheapest long-term option than renting in more than half of U.S. cities.

In New York City — across all five boroughs, not just Manhattan — the median rent of $2,989 compared to the median monthly home payment of $5,081, meaning the typical renter paid $2,092 less each month.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many New Yorkers fled the city and rental prices plummeted as desperate landlords tried to lure willing tenants into their homes with special offers.

Many property management companies have offered deep discounts or sweeteners, including several months of free rent, to entice tenants to sign new leases.

Pictured: A Line Stretching Out The Door Of A Two-Bedroom City Apartment

Pictured: A Line Stretching Out The Door Of A Two-Bedroom City Apartment

Pictured: A Line Stretching Down The Street For A Rent-Stabilized Apartment

Pictured: A Line Stretching Down The Street For A Rent-Stabilized Apartment

As rental prices hit record highs in May, New Yorkers also began sharing videos of long lines stretching around street corners of people looking to see some of the city’s most affordable apartments. .

Real estate consultant Jonathan Miller, who prepared the Elliman report, said last month that once the vaccine came out and disrupted the narrative that the city was “unsafe,” not only did some residents choose to return, but other New Yorkers who had been driven out by previous rent hikes seeking to take advantage of the new discounts.

Miller added that as mortgages remain tight, there are fewer people able to qualify for homes in the suburbs around the city, forcing people to join the crowded pool of apartment hunters in the city.

“More and more people have been pushed into the rental market, which has driven up competition and rental prices,” Miller explained.

As rental prices hit record highs in May, New Yorkers also began sharing videos of long lines stretching around street corners of people looking to see some of the city’s most affordable apartments. .

Competition for apartments is only exacerbated by a dwindling supply, as the listing of apartments in Manhattan remains low.

In July, the listing inventory of 6,669 was well below last year’s level of 11,794, according to the Elliman report.

The vacancy rate of 2.08% was also well below last year’s rate of 6.07%.

Discounts have become almost non-existent, with the average discount off the listing price being 0.2%, down from 1% last year.

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Arsenal hail Tony Adams’ ‘good feet’ in fun post as Gunners legend reveals he’s joining Strictly Come Dancing roster

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Arsenal legend Tony Adams has revealed he will be taking part in the next round of Strictly Come Dancing.

Adams, who represented the Gunners for 19 years, revealed on Wednesday he would be appearing on the popular BBC fan series.

Adams swaps football boots for prom shoes

He said on Twitter: “So…I’m officially swapping my old worn out football boots for prom shoes! The glitter appeal was just too much!

“Excited to be a part of @bbcstrictly’s 20th anniversary
this year… I can’t wait to meet my partner and dance #Strictly.

The news sparked a social media frenzy with a number of fans recalling this famous clip of Adams doing an enthusiastic warm-up exercise while manager of Spanish club Granada.

In the clip, Adams can be seen gesticulating towards his players, while running back and forth, then moving side to side.

However, Arsenal opted for the more conventional display of support in a post suggesting Adams could perhaps be a dark horse in the competition.

“Good feet for a big man [wink face],” Arsenal tweeted.


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Adams has won four league titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups and a Cup Winners’ Cup, but perhaps getting his hands on that glittering trophy would be his greatest achievement (!)

A start date for this series of Strictly has not been confirmed, however, the BBC has confirmed that the opening show will be filmed on September 7, meaning the series premiere will likely take place on Saturday 10 september.

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Domino’s would end the sale of pizzas in Italy

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The birthplace of pizza has defeated America’s largest pie chain.

Domino’s closed the last of its 29 branches in Italy, seven years after it began operations in the country, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

The business newspaper said new delivery operations born during the pandemic created unexpected competition that scuttled plans to open 880 stores over time.

A representative for Domino’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In January, its Italian franchise partner cited increased competition as having hurt expansion plans.

“We attribute the problem to the significantly increased level of competition in the food delivery market with both curated chains and ‘mom and pop’ restaurants delivering food, to services and restaurants reopening post-pandemic and to consumers walking around with revenge spending,” said the group, ePizza SpA.

A ‘For Sale’ banner outside a closed Domino’s Pizza store in Rome on Tuesday.Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In an email, Federico Tozzi, executive director of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, said that while other American fast-food chains, like McDonald’s and Starbucks, continue to thrive in Italy, Domino’s could not challenge with success the country’s existing pizza sources. .

“I believe that in Italy there are so many good pizzerias (some of them organized as franchises) that the Italian consumer has so much choice and therefore does not see Domino’s as a valid alternative”, he said. declared.

Domino’s reported otherwise healthy sales outside of Italy during the coronavirus pandemic, but said in its latest business results report that it was struggling to find qualified drivers and was struggling. struggled to manage rising food prices in an inflationary environment.

“The delivery industry continued to be under more pressure,” Chief Financial Officer Sandeep Reddy said, especially with competition from third-party delivery apps.

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The Last Supermoon Of 2022 Rises On Thursday

The last supermoon of the year, also known as Sturgeon Moon, occurs Thursday evening and coincides with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

Before you get too excited about the dual celestial events, there’s some bad news. The bright full moon will likely embarrass those hoping to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower. Meteors are best spotted with dark skies. Usually a new moon is preferable and away from light pollution. In this case, the supermoon will not create good sky-watching conditions for the Perseids.

The Perseids are chunks of Comet Swift-Tuttle, and July 17 to August 24 is the most active time for meteors. This year’s peak, when the most meteors cross the sky, is expected to be August 11-13. Unfortunately, the August full moon is on August 11, which could spoil the view.

According to NASA, the moon will be brighter than anything else in the night sky, knocking out all but the brightest Perseids as they pass through Earth’s atmosphere.

“Unfortunately, this year’s Perseid peak will see the worst possible circumstances for observers,” NASA astronomer Bill Cooke said in a post. “Most of us in North America would normally see 50 or 60 meteors per hour,” he said, “But this year during the normal peak, the Full Moon will reduce that to 10-20 per hour at better.”

Thursday’s cloud cover forecast from the FOX Forecast Center shows mostly clear skies for the Midwest and Central Plains for the full moon. Chicago and Seattle will have a great view of the Sturgeon Supermoon.

Thursday’s cloud cover forecast shows clear skies for the Midwest and Central Plains for the full moon.
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While the full moon is monthly, the August full moon is a supermoon, meaning it is closer to Earth in its orbit, making it appear a bit larger and brighter in the sky. . The July full moon was also a supermoon, the brightest of the year, and the August supermoon has four for the year.

According to NASA, the full moon will appear 7 degrees above the east-southeast horizon when evening twilight ends at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time. Peak illumination, when the moon is at its fullest, occurs at 9:36 p.m. Eastern Time. If you look up and to the left of the moon, Saturn will be just 6 degrees above it.

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The bright full moon will likely hamper the ability to spot the meteor shower.
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According to the Farmers Almanac, the Sturgeon Moon is named after the large sturgeon fish commonly caught in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain during this part of the year.

If you plan to observe the meteor shower or the full moon, use the “Map” tab of the FOX Weather app to get updated forecasts ahead of the event in your area.

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Fed’s Daly: We haven’t finished the battle against inflation yet

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  • There is good news on the monthly data
  • But inflation remains far too high and far from our price stability target
  • That’s why we don’t want to claim victory over falling inflation
  • Jumping around with the idea that 75 bps is what we need and being prescriptive isn’t optimal
  • A 50 basis point rate hike is my baseline
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Looking for a change, she mentions that what the Fed needs is not a “good report on inflation” but rather looking for aggregate data to reaffirm that the Fed is making progress “a way to significantly reduce inflation and achieve our price stability objective”.

This will help reaffirm bettors’ expectations following the reaction to the US CPI data yesterday. The odds of a 75 basis point rate hike have diminished significantly and so far Fed officials are not pushing hard against that. They want to leave the door open because we will have to start all over again in September with another round of data before the FOMC meeting.

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stranger things Season 4 is finally over! Things were so well packed that you could imagine the whole To display ending in this last episode.

But no, it’s not the end. There’s still a whole season to come. This could be bad news for the kids who have to prepare to save Hawkins – or what’s left of him. But it’s good news for those of us who just can’t let go of Steve “The Hair” Harrington and the rest of this endearing team.

For more on Stranger Things season 4 volume 2, dive into Easter eggs, links to previous seasons, and character arcs for the cast in our in-depth article. summary of episode 8 and Episode 9 Season Finale Summary. If you burned through season 4, here’s what we know about the upcoming fifth and final season. We will add to this as news is released.

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When will the last season of Stranger Things be released?

It’s a bigger mystery than exactly what Erica found under Lucas’ bed. There was a year between the first two seasons, then we had to wait two years for season three and another two for season four. (That explains why children grow up so fast — see our photo gallery to marvel at the differences.) The Duffer brothers bluntly told Variety that the wait shouldn’t be that long this time around, but also that they haven’t started filming yet. So we’re estimating a year and a half, which would put the show in early 2024. (David Harbour, who plays Hopper, guesses mid-2024.)

What is this time jump?

As we said, children grow up. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays 11, is now 18, and Joe Keery, who plays Steve, is 30. Each season jumped forward a year, which would push the final season back to 1987. But if the show jumped more than a year, the younger ones might be able to catch up to their actual age — let’s say the show resumed as they are about to graduate from Hawkins.

The Duffer Brothers, the creators of the series, confirmed a time jump, although they did not reveal details. The problem, however, is that Hawkins is literally on fire as we passed out from season four, so it looks like the kids need to get back to the immediate action. This will be something the Duffers will have to work out when they reopen their show’s writers room.

Less parameters

Season four was all over the place, with Hopper and Joyce mostly in Russia, Eleven starting in California (we still want revenge on mean rink Angela) and part of the team returning to Hawkins. The show jumped between settings pretty easily, but the Duffers say it will focus on keeping everyone together at Hawkins for the final season.

Will Byers likes Mike

The show started in Season 1 with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) removed, and it looks like the attention might be returning to him. Ross Duffer says Will is “a big part and focus” of the final season. And actor Schnapp told Variety in July 2022 that the rumors were true, his character is gayand has feelings for his best friend Mike, who is in a relationship with Eleven.

“Now it’s 100% clear that he’s gay and he loves Mike,” Schnapp said.

And everything Will does is made more difficult by the fact that he’s still seemingly able to sense a connection to Vecna.

Eddie and Max

New character Eddie Munson sacrificed himself in season four, and the Duffers assured fans the meaningful death was real. It’s possible that actor Joseph Quinn could appear in a flashback (although Alexei couldn’t do that), but the character will not actively participate in the final season.

It’s different for Max Mayfield, who has been an integral part of the show since the second season. Max ended the fourth season in the hospital, as Vecna ​​tried to kill her in the same gruesome, bone-breaking, eye-gouging way he had killed others before her. She is still alive, but not in great shape, and lingers in a coma. It just doesn’t feel like the Duffers will kill Max, though – in fact, maybe that time jump will help his bones (and brain) heal.

Don’t Expect Another “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill featured prominently in the fourth season – send the decades-old song around the world. But don’t expect the Duffers to just pick another ’80s song for a Season 5 boost.

“I get asked that question already, it’s like, ‘What’s the song [you] going to do in season 5? “, Matt Duffer said in an interview with Collider. “I’m like, ‘We’re not going to do this again.’ bottle up and, alas, there is only one Kate Bush.

The final will still be long

The season four finale lasted over two hours. The season five finale will also be, but not as long, say the Duffers. But it will go quickly. They note that season five will cut right into the action and joke that the finale will contain “eight endings”. Get ready to lock in some serious viewing time in 2024.

And then a spin-off?

The Duffers teased their fans with a letter saying, “There are still many exciting stories to be told in the world of ‘Stranger Things’; new mysteries, new adventures, unexpected new heroes.”

And they confirmed to Variety that “we have a spin-off idea that we’re super excited about.” The creators say they haven’t revealed the idea yet, even to Netflix, and they think everyone will be surprised. But they also said actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike, guessed the spinoff topic correctly. So unless someone can convince Finn to reveal the secret, we’ll have to wait.

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