Some Celtics fans wondered why the team failed to make a move for Serge Ibaka before the Toronto Raptors acquired him. But in addition to the fact that he wouldn’t have provided a huge upgrade over anyone in the rotation, Ibaka is set for free agency at the end of this season. “It’s hard to give up two good young assets like Toronto did,” Ainge said, “unless they really have an interest in re-signing him and making him a part of their core group going forward.”
August 19, 2017 | 10:07 pm EDT Update
The Sun Sentinel has confirmed that Jordan Mickey’s agreement with the Heat is for two seasons with the first guaranteed at the $1.5 million veteran’s minimum and the second at the Heat’s option.
Ellington, who joined the Heat in the wake of Wade’s departure, said he appreciated the talk of a potential Wade return, well aware of the respect in South Florida from Wade’s first 13 NBA seasons. “Obviously this is something that D-Wade helped build,” the 3-point specialist said, “so obviously this city and us as a team being able to have somebody like that on our team would be amazing.”
“We’re always together,” Ellington said, having spent last week at Dion Waiters’ fundraiser in their hometown of Philadelphia. “We’re always trying to support each other and hang out with each other. I mean, we were in the gym this morning and there were seven guys in there on a Saturday morning in August. I don’t know if there’s a lot of teams that have that going on. So that kind of just shows the type of dedication we have in our franchise.”
Dwyane Wade’s 15-year-old son Zaire got quite the driving lesson in his dad’s Ferrari on Saturday, and Wade Snapchatted it for his fans. It’s not an ordinary experience for a teenager, but it looks like Zaire did well. His dad was there to support him.
August 19, 2017 | 8:51 pm EDT Update
Brad Turner: Can confirm Clippers have signed center Marshall Plumlee to a partially guaranteed contract, per source.