A person with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons’ off-season plans said signing Green is not realistic because they expect the Warriors, playing in the NBA Finals and working for a new arena, to match any offer sheet. The person, not publicly authorized to discuss the team’s plans, said that the Pistons do not want to tie up salary cap space for 72 hours – the time allotted the Warriors to match any offer – when more easily obtainable free agents might be available.
September 24, 2016 | 5:50 pm EDT Update
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With no timetable on Jrue Holiday’s return, the New Orleans Pelicans signed former Duke point guard Quinn Cook on Saturday. Cook attended the Pelicans’ opening training camp practice on Saturday morning, but he did not participate. Cook, a 6-foot-2, 184 pounds, played for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League after he was waived by Cleveland Cavaliers before the start of the regular season. ”We’ve got versatile players, combo guards more than anything,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said.
The Heat released a statement Friday afternoon stating that the team is unable to clear Chris Bosh to return to basketball activities after conducting his physical this week. Bosh, 32, missed the second half of the past two seasons after developing blood clots. “I was just disappointed and sad,” Dragic said of what he felt when he heard the news about Bosh. “It was a lot of emotions involved, but it is what it is. I’m here to work, I’m here to play basketball. Of course, we wish him all the best.”
”I feel great and I’m just happy to be out there,” Davis said. ”I love the game so much that it started to be frustrating when I couldn’t play or they pull you out. The main goal is to be ready for October 26 (opener against Denver). ”Right now, I think I’m heading in the right direction toward getting there. Today everything felt great. I feel like I’m more explosive than what I was and more powerful.”