Free-agent center Omer Asik is finalizing an agreement for a five-year, $60 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Asik’s agent, B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group, was finalizing the deal points of an agreement with New Orleans management on Wednesday night.
October 24, 2016 | 10:04 pm EDT Update
“Now, we’re onto rebuilding, really rebuilding, but at the same time coach’s and my attitude is that we want to win. And we don’t know what we really have. But we love Hassan [Whiteside], we love Josh [Richardson] and Justise [Winslow], and Tyler [Johnson] and a lot of the other young players we have. From that standpoint, its wait and let’s see what happens — and then we’ll go from there.”
Jason Jones: Ty Lawson said Joerger has told him to expect to play 30-40 minutes a night in the first eight games w/ Collison out.
In the end, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided to waive Hunter, the rangy, sweet-shooting guard whose statistics ultimately did not match his elegant shooting form. “He loved that community and loved being around that team,” Hunter’s father, Ron, said in a telephone interview. “I think they got rid of a good basketball player but they also got rid of a better person. But that’s not what this is about. You don’t take it personally and you just move on. And that’s what he’s doing. He’s still a young kid. He’s hurt right now, but when he wakes up tomorrow, he’s going to be fine.”