Calvin Watkins: Rockets guard James Harden was wearing a black wrap on his left wrist during Monday’s shootaround. Harden took a hard fall in Saturday’s victory over the Nuggets but recorded a triple-double. When asked if he hurt the wrist Harden replied, “No, I just want it to look good.”
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.