The Dallas Mavericks are confident they are inching closer to the eventual signing of veteran center Jermaine O’Neal, according to team sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks — who continue to closely monitor the 36-year-old center’s progress as O’Neal works out in preparation for a comeback — hope to sign him by the All-Star break.
October 28, 2016 | 6:08 pm EDT Update
Joe: Any word on Iman Shumpert trade. Or Cavs trade for a point guard? Alex Kennedy: I don’t think we’ll see the Cavs make any kind of move just yet. It’s possible that they’ll weight their options as the deadline gets closer, but trading Shumpert right now wouldn’t be too smart since his value is extremely low.
As reported by Gigantes del Basket, Spanish powerhouse Barcelona is interested in bringing back Pablo Prigioni to Spain. The point-guard, recently waived by the Rockets, could be the right addition for the team, considering that they have lost Pau Ribas. Prigioni is considering the proposal and will take time to make a decision.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has exercised its fourth-year option on forward Doug McDermott, and the third-year options on guard Jerian Grant and forward Bobby Portis. By exercising these options, they will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2017-18 season.