The Mavericks agreed to take Pachulia and send a future second-round draft pick to the Bucks in the wake of DeAndre Jordan’s decision to walk away from the verbal commitment he gave Dallas last week.
February 21, 2017 | 8:37 pm EST Update
Tim MacMahon: Story going online now: Sources tell @Marc Stein and me Utah has expressed interest in re-acquring Deron Williams via trade with Mavs.
After sweeping changes to install Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations, the Los Angeles Lakers have hired prominent player agent Rob Pelinka as general manager, league sources told The Vertical. Pelinka was the longtime agent for Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who was a strong advocate of the hiring of Johnson to owner Jeanie Buss, league sources said.
Pelinka will be the day-to-day executive running the organization, engineering trades, and coordinating scouting and the draft. He’ll answer directly to Johnson. Pelinka has played a part in helping teams engineer numerous trades in his role as an agent. In his role recruiting as an agent, Pelinka has been immersed in evaluating the deep 2017 NBA draft class.