Kobe Bryant has a chance to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, even though he is not attending Team USA’s minicamp this week, USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo told SheridanHoops Tuesday. “If he had a great year, it would be a great story for him to try to close out his career by winning a gold medal,” Colangelo said.
February 25, 2017 | 5:14 pm EST Update
Deron Williams cleared waivers and has confirmed his intent to join the Cavs for the remainder of the season, according to a source with direct knowledge of the arrangement.
There were no takers on the waiver wire for Williams and what’s left of his $9 million contract, though it is believed Williams’ powerful agent, Jeff Schwartz, warned interested parties not to claim his client — who wanted to join the Cavs.