July 25, 2016 | 1:49 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Portland guard CJ McCollum has reached agreement on a four-year, $106M maximum contract extension, league sources tell @The Vertical.
July 25, 2016 | 12:48 pm EDT Update
Paul Garcia: Former Spurs guard Ray McCallum will be signing with the Detroit Pistons his agency announced.
“I just felt like it was the right [choice for him],” Lowry said. “He was going to make his decision based on him and his family and like I said all year, all the time, I’m always going to support my friend. He’s my friend first and foremost. He’s a guy I respect and I truly love. Whatever decision he made, I’d be happy for him, but I’m happy he made that right decision. “He knew what he wanted. I think our organization did a good job of making sure they gave him what he needed and rewarding him for all the work he’s put in.”
DeRozan isn’t one to spend a lot of time reflecting, choosing to focus on what needs to be done instead. Still, it was impossible to avoid looking back on all that has happened over his seven years in Toronto on the morning he headed over to the arena to sign his new contract and meet with the media. “It’s just [about] how much I’ve grown here, how much I’ve seen the city grow, how much recognition I’ve seen the city gain,” DeRozan said. “The whole nines. It’s amazing for me to be a part of that and I feel like I had something to do with it and feel like I’m a staple in the country now.”
As a member of the Heat’s summer league team, Winslow played in three games and averaged 16.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. But he still struggled to make shots from beyond the arc, hitting 23.5 percent of his 3-point shots. “It’s time,” Riley said of Winslow. “I remember when James Worthy came to the Lakers and Jamaal Wilkes was the incumbent and then there came that time, there came that time when it was just a matter of time when James Worthy was going to take his position. Are we ready for Justise Winslow to start at the three? I am. I’m not just throwing him out there. This guy has been thrown out there last year and played significant minutes and significant time. I trust him. So you guys put too much on the things that he can’t do versus what he can. And those things that he can’t do, he’s going to be able to do better with more minutes.”