Jessica Camerato: The Sixers signed guard Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract, waived James Michael McAdoo.
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Shams Charania: Sources: Philadelphia is signing Rockets free agent guard Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract, releasing forward James Michael McAdoo.
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets terminated Demetrius Jackson’s two-way contract. He will sign a 10-day contract, but does not appear in team’s plans. Will be assigned to RGV, source said, and play in G League Showcase during his 10-day.
Adam Johnson: Demetrius Jackson’s two way contract with Rockets has been terminated and he has been signed to a 10 day contract, league source tells @Adam Johnson
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce the 2-way contract with Demetrius Jackson for RGV. Former Notre Dame guard had solid yr with Maine in D-League last season.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets agreed to 2way contract w/guard Demetrius Jackson. 2016 2nd-round pick by Celtics who waived him.Played n 5games
Michael Scotto: Houston Rockets and Demetrius Jackson have agreed to a two-way deal, league sources told @BBallInsiders.
Adam Zagoria: Former Notre Dame PG Demetrius Jackson signed a 2-way contract with Houston, agent Kieran Piller confirmed.
Bobby Marks: Creative use of the stretch provision by the Celtics on the contract of Demetrius Jackson. Boston exercised the 2019-20 non-guaranteed team option on Jackson one day prior to waiving the former second round pick. Exercising the option allowed Boston to stretch the contract over seven years and not five. The cap hit per year is $92,857 instead of $130,000.
Adam Himmelsbach: If Demetrius Jackson is not claimed on waivers, the Celtics will likely stretch his $650k guarantee over three years, source says.
Steve Bulpett: Celtics to waive Demetrius Jackson, avoid paying his $650,000 guarantee. His initial indication is he’ll likely not play in SL game tonight.
Boston would now need a series of transactions to create cap space for Gordon Hayward. The Celtics would have to pull the qualifying offer on Kelly Olynyk, renounce free agents Jonas Jerebko, James Young, Gerald Green and waive the contracts of Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson (or trade).
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March 24, 2018 | 5:26 am EDT Update
Think about it. It’s fair to wonder if the Jazz even wanted to win. Put yourself in Dennis Lindsey’s shoes. The Jazz GM has a solid team, a frontline center and an exciting rookie to build around. But he needs another star. The top of the draft looks chock full of them. So maybe, with your team stinking up the joint in January, you sit Gobert a few more weeks and join the race to the bottom. Earlier this week, I asked Jazz coach Quin Snyder if he ever had those conversations. “Never,” Snyder said. “That’s just not how we do things. There was never any kind of suggestion of that. In the larger picture, we’re finding out who we are. This experience right now, having to compete for a spot, there is value in that. Things might happen — you can’t take anything for granted. The result ultimately isn’t the only reflection of where you are. The goal for me is to continue to improve. Not X wins, or how many in a row, but how can we keep getting better. It’s how we started the beginning of the year. It’s how we are now. We aren’t overthinking it.”
“He pays attention to every detail,” Mitchell told Yahoo Sports. “Every little thing. Even at shootaround, if we’re walking through a play, if you’re standing in the wrong spot, he’ll yell at you, he’ll let you know so you are always locked in. That plays a part in development. When you are locked in all the time, you form habits.”
Tom Orsborn: Manu on winning six straight: “Unexpected to tell you the truth. Not that we aren’t optimistic,. But we were a little demoralized, a little down…But we can’t be satisfied. We have to go on the road and keep improving.”
“One thing when you’ve got a bunch of young guys is they don’t understand what it takes to survive in this league,” Bickerstaff said. “If you want to make it there’s a matter of bounce-back, a matter of pride, a matter of mental toughness that you have to show on every given night and every opportunity you get. What happened tonight… there’s no defending the way we played.
Bickerstaff nor Gasol were in the locker room when it opened for media after the game. Perhaps that was a good thing because several Grizzlies players didn’t appear to take the loss hard given the amount of laughter and joking between them.
Curry was not made available to reporters postgame. He wasn’t anywhere in sight once the locker room opened. After his first two ankle injuries, he talked to reporters. After all three that happened in-game this season, he was in the locker room, which gave an early sense of how he was feeling and moving, a peek at Stage 1 of the treatment. But this injury is different, it’s likely more severe and, for the first time during this recent rash of freak accidents to all their main guys, the return timeline is threatening to bleed into the postseason.