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.
October 22, 2016 | 7:16 pm EDT Update
Justin Verrier: Pelicans officially waive Quinn Cook and Quincy Ford. Pels are fans of both but have a need for a bigger wing with Holiday, Evans, Qpon out.
Tim MacMahon: A source said C Jaleel Cousins, DeMarcus’ younger brother, is expected to join the D-League Texas Legends if he clears waivers following his release from the Mavs. All of the Mavs’ cuts are open to joining the team’s D-League affiliate with the exception of G Kyle Collinsworth, who plans to play overseas. However, there is a decent possibility that final cut Jonathan Gibson gets claimed by another NBA team.
When asked what made him comfortable being managed by his sister, Aaron Gordon had a long list. “Her credentials alone. Where she graduated from. What she’s into academically. How capable she is as an individual. The extension of her love for me. And then basically, me being naïve coming into the NBA at 18 years old. “I’m a little bit more mature than the average 20-year-old. But that doesn’t really mean nothing.”
Elise Gordon is currently applying to business school with plans of earning a master’s degree in business. She also is working as a legal assistant for BDA Sports, an agency that represents her brothers. Despite being back home now in San Jose, she says she’s “always here to help” her brother, who now has a “strong foundation.” “Although we are no longer living together and I am taking more of a long-distance position, we’re still in close contact and I’m still working with the agency,” Elise Gordon said. “The time we spent together provided us both with an amazing experience and our personal relationship has never been stronger.”
One year after signing the Rockets superstar, Adidas finally unveiled the Adidas James Harden Volume 1 collection Saturday. Harden signed a 13-year, $200 million contract with the apparel provider last summer and took the whole year to work out his first signature. And yes, this release does include the version that everyone absolutely annihilated with jokes in August.