One scenario on the personnel grapevine gaining steam is the notion that the Spurs could elect to explore the possibility of dealing away Tiago Splitter to create more financial flexibility. Splitter has two years left on his contract valued at just under $17 million and is quietly regarded as a key contributor in San Antonio given how well he fits as a frontcourt sidekick next to Duncan. But if you’re the Spurs — and if the increasingly loud rumbles about Aldridge having San Antonio as the preferred destination atop his wish list prove true — examining Splitter’s trade market might suddenly become unavoidable.
August 29, 2016 | 7:14 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Lakers signed forward Travis Wear to a training camp deal, league source tells @The Vertical. He will compete for a roster spot.
Daryl Mark Pulido: Any updates with Larry Sanders? Are the Cavs interested in him to join the Camp in September? – Steve Kyler: Nothing new, but Larry Sanders is not doing a camp-only deal, it has to be right situation with real opportunity.
Bill Oram: Lakers will hold announce naming rights partnership of new training facility on Wednesday. Whole lotta UCLA Health folks set to attend… Not hard to connect some dots here https://t.co/zKl0qp5w0S
August 29, 2016 | 6:40 pm EDT Update
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: NBA veteran Jason Thompson, split last season with Warriors and Raptors, finalized a deal in China with Shandong.
Darren Wolfson: As Taylor said on the Scoop podcast, Ricky Rubio starting year here. But Sac. has long admired him, as reported. #twolves – RT: SiriusXM NBA: @Mitch_Lawrence says the #Kings had been telling teams they were close to trading for a PG – was thought to be Ricky Rubio. Appears off now.