Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Leandro Barbosa has agreed to a two-year, $8M deal with the Suns, league source tells @The Vertical.
October 22, 2016 | 12:12 pm EDT Update
Rod Beard: #Pistons announce they have signed 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye to a contract. Presumably will go to @grdleague
Tim Kawakami: Major stories like that telescope all attention on 3 or 4 things about one team when 20 or 30 things like this are happening on all teams. That’s a great story. @Ethan Strauss did a tremendous job. But the things highlighted in that story are just some of the things going on.
Even more telling? Draymond Green is starting to kick again. As he did on Friday night in his teams (thankful) final exhibition season game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Stuck in the third week of October, Allen Crabbe got a taste of what playoff basketball is all about (via Pro Basketball Talk).
October 22, 2016 | 10:07 am EDT Update
Like it or not, true or not, there are going to be a ton of trade rumors with Paul Millsap because of his contract situation. From a management standpoint, is there something you can do to prevent it from becoming a distraction? Wes Wilcox: Paul is a great professional, and it’s absolutely our goal for Paul to be a Hawk long-term. It’s as simple as that.