“That was a tough situation because we thought it was betrayal,” Pierce said. “That’s why the whole thing evolved like it did with us not talking to him. Ray didn’t really have the best relationship with Rondo anyway. That was nothing. [Rondo], me and Kevin, he didn’t have any talk with us [before his Miami decision]. “I tried to call him and I didn’t get any return calls before he signed with Miami. That was our rival. We were brothers. We came in together. We just wanted a heads-up or a ‘what’s on your mind?’ or something like. Then, all of a sudden, he left. That was the biggest disappointment on my end. Not even getting a callback at that moment.”
October 16, 2017 | 8:06 pm EDT Update
Free agent forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN. Denver will likely waive veteran guard Jameer Nelson to make room on the 15-man roster for Jefferson, league sources said.
A Cavs source tells ESPN that Kendrick Perkins’ “weight and game look like his early OKC days” as CLE’s G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, signed Perkins on Monday. The Cavs believe Perkins can be a hybrid player/teacher for a team this season, in the mold of Nazr Mohammed, Nick Collison and Elton Brand.
Logan Murdock: Warriors forward Omri Casspi has been upgraded to probable for tomorrow’s game against Houston. Iguodala remains questionable.