Chris Haynes: #Cavs, Tristan Thompson agree to 5-year, $82 million deal, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom.
October 16, 2017 | 7:30 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver will likely waive guard Jameer Nelson to create a roster spot for Jefferson, league sources tell ESPN.
After further evaluation, Exum (6-6, 190, Australia) has elected to undergo surgery to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 24 in Los Angeles. Further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball practiced in full Monday and declared himself ready to play in the team’s season opener Thursday against the LA Clippers. When asked what made the regular-season opener special after his experiences in the summer league and preseason, Ball downplayed it a bit, saying, “It’s the opener. That’s all there is to it. Gotta get a win.”
Walton also commented on Ball’s shoe choice for the regular season, saying that what the rookie wants to wear will be Ball’s decision. “As long as the shoes are strong enough to support, he’s going to wear what he wants,” Walton said. “They’re shoes, he should be fine. Guys used to play in Chuck Taylors, and played entire NBA careers. Unless there’s like an actual, something wrong with the way they’re made, the stitching where it just rips out, which I haven’t seen happen, I think he should be able to wear what he wants.”
One day after his first full-court scrimmaging of the preseason, Charlotte Hornets point guard Michael Carter-Williams experienced knee pain Monday, and was held out of scrimmages.