The Hawks are interested in bringing back Joe Johnson. And a reunion is a real possibility. The Hawks are one of several teams with serious interest in signing the seven-time All-Star and Johnson has serious interest in the returning to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation. The Nets bought out Johnson’s contract and waived the guard/forward on Thursday. Another team can claim Johnson and assume his salary. More likely, he will become a free agent when he clears waivers at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
August 29, 2016 | 7:14 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Lakers signed forward Travis Wear to a training camp deal, league source tells @The Vertical. He will compete for a roster spot.
Daryl Mark Pulido: Any updates with Larry Sanders? Are the Cavs interested in him to join the Camp in September? – Steve Kyler: Nothing new, but Larry Sanders is not doing a camp-only deal, it has to be right situation with real opportunity.
Bill Oram: Lakers will hold announce naming rights partnership of new training facility on Wednesday. Whole lotta UCLA Health folks set to attend… Not hard to connect some dots here https://t.co/zKl0qp5w0S
August 29, 2016 | 6:40 pm EDT Update
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: NBA veteran Jason Thompson, split last season with Warriors and Raptors, finalized a deal in China with Shandong.
Darren Wolfson: As Taylor said on the Scoop podcast, Ricky Rubio starting year here. But Sac. has long admired him, as reported. #twolves – RT: SiriusXM NBA: @Mitch_Lawrence says the #Kings had been telling teams they were close to trading for a PG – was thought to be Ricky Rubio. Appears off now.