NBA coaching sources say there is unquestioned mutual interest between Thibodeau and the Pelicans, with Thibs naturally said to be very intrigued by the possibility of coaching Davis full-time after working with him last summer as a Team USA assistant alongside Williams under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
July 2, 2015 | 1:16 am EDT Update
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.: 3 more rumors
Marc Stein: Hearing that the final year of Omer Asik’s new contract in New Orleans is not guaranteed. Guaranteed cash in the deal roughly $45 million
David Baumann: Source: Mavs are “optimistic” they lured DeAndre from LAC after meetings today. Prior to FA, DJ texted @RyanTotka “really considering it.”: 29 more rumors
Chris Mannix: That said, league-wide the expectation is still that this is a two-team race between the Clippers and Mavericks. Both made strong pitches.
Chris Mannix: Source close to DeAndre Jordan calls Lakers presentation “very professional.” Disputes any DJ issue with it. Jordan mulling several options.
Brad Turner: Lakers were “somewhat underwhelming” in presentation with DeAndre Jordan, sources. DJ felt Lakers had been on “whirlwind” last 24 hours.
Brad Turner: Lakers had GM Mitch Kupchak, Coach Byron Scott at meeding. No Kobe Bryant, and no one from Buss family was there, per source.
Mark Medina: I’m told it’s unlikely DeAndre Jordan will make a decision tomorrow after meetings w/ Knicks & Clippers. Will want to process everything 1st
The Sacramento Kings have entered the race for Portland Trail Blazers free-agent swingman Wesley Matthews, according to league sources, and have agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers in an effort to clear salary-cap space. The Kings, sources say, are now pursuing at least three top free agents: Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Matthews, the latter of whom they have secured a face-to-face sitdown with on Thursday.