David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: NBA veteran Jason Thompson, split last season with Warriors and Raptors, finalized a deal in China with Shandong.
February 23, 2017 | 3:41 pm EST Update
Marc Stein: At the finish line, league sources say, New York was prepared to trade Derrick Rose for Ricky Rubio straight up. But the Wolves balked.
Cleveland had pegged Bogut as a potential buyout candidate for the Mavericks, and the Sixers are expected to buy him out of his $11 million contract. The Cavs would be interested in signing him as a free agent.
Cleveland is also considering center Larry Sanders, who last played in the NBA in the 2014-15 season and has a suspension for marijuana to his name. Sanders interviewed with the Cavs Wednesday.
Joel Embiid said he wasn’t happy with how the 76ers handled his being sidelined with a bone bruise in his left knee. The center pointed out that the Sixers informed the media he was a day-to-day injury.
“I was told that I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks,” Embiid said. “So I wasn’t happy with the way it was handled. I thought keeping my name out there was going to literally have people think about me all the time instead of saying when I was going to come back.”