Mike Fratello, former Cavaliers and Hawks coach and current analyst for NBA TV and the YES Network, threw his hat in the ring and told WFAN on Thursday he would like the Knicks job. “I just want one more big headache. How about that?” Fratello said, adding all the top teams used triangle principles, so he would, too. “San Antonio does it. Golden State has incorporated it. There’s a number of teams that have parts of the triangle that they use. They just don’t use the same wording as Phil and as his great assistant, Tex Winter, did over the years. So you can find a place for it in your offense.”
October 21, 2017 | 3:13 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.
October 21, 2017 | 3:09 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn, Charlotte, Houston and New Orleans involved with free agent guard Jameer Nelson, league sources tell ESPN.
In an expected move, the Washington Wizards have exercised the $3.2 million option on Kelly Oubre Jr.’s contract, ensuring that he will return to the team for a fourth season in 2018-19. Oubre, 21, has a unique standing in the locker room as the team’s only first-round draft pick since 2015. The Wizards acquired Oubre, who was selected 15th overall by the Atlanta Hawks, as part of a three-team draft-day trade. Since having a pedestrian rookie year under then-head coach Randy Wittman, Oubre has since developed into a member of the team’s cherished core.