League sources said Saturday night that Kirilenko — if he and his $3.3 million contract clear waivers as expected — is eyeing a potential return to European basketball as opposed to resuming his NBA career. There are a handful of teams stateside still interested in pursuing him, sources say, but Kirilenko has not yet made it clear whether he’s prepared to consider fresh NBA offers.
December 1, 2015 | 5:23 am EST Update
Calvin Watkins: James Harden on Kobe Bryant retiring: “Legend. I grew up watching him. He was my quote, unquote MJ that everybody sees. Just for him to be done for his last go out, it’s sad, it’s the end of a dynasty. He had a really good run but it comes to an end, he’s a monster, he’s a beast.”
KC Johnson: Pau Gasol won last year’s Magic Johnson award. Here’s why: Gasol doesn’t usually talk pregame. But we explained newspaper deadlines and the need for him to address Kobe Bryant’s news. So Gasol changed his pregame routine to talk to reporters. That’s class.