“It’s a little bit skewed,” Spoelstra said, noting the zero moves this season come after an offseason of widespread change. “I wouldn’t necessarily jump to that conclusion that organizations have changed their perception and won’t pull the quick trigger. It’s never just about coaching. It has to be a collaboration, with players, with personnel and most importantly with personnel and management. Thank God we have that here.”
September 24, 2017 | 4:16 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: The Grizzlies JaMychal Green remains the lone restricted free agent not to sign. Green has until Oct. 1 to sign his $2.8M qualifying offer.
September 24, 2017 | 4:02 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Restricted free agent Nikola Mirotic has agreed to a two-year, $27M deal to return to Chicago, league sources tell The Vertical.
The New York Knicks sought Tristan Thompson in a potential trade for Carmelo Anthony with the Cavaliers and were rebuffed, two sources told cleveland.com. The Knicks wanted Thompson, 26, a center who like James is represented by Rich Paul. The Cavs told them no. Thompson is under contract for three more seasons, beginning at $16.4 million this year. Cleveland was willing to do a deal that would’ve cleared some contracts off the books, such as sending Iman Shumpert ($11 million this year) and others.