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Guard Kay Felder, whom the Bulls waived Dec. 19, reportedly has agreed to terms on a two-way deal with the Pistons. Felder appeared in 14 games for the Bulls, averaging 3.9 points. ‘‘Hopefully it’s a place he can stick,’’ Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. ‘‘Kay’s a really tough-nosed kid. That’s great. I’m excited for him. I thought he did some good things for our team. Ultra-quick, bouncy, can get to the rim, a guy that can get it going.’’
Shams Charania: Sources: The Detroit Pistons are signing guard Kay Felder to a two-way NBA contract. Felder, a Detroit native, was Cleveland’s second round pick in 2016 and in his second NBA season.
Bobby Marks: Chicago will have a $489K cap hit with the Kay Felder waiver. The Bulls now have a league high $15.9M in room with 14 players under contract. Felder had a $1.5M team option in 2018-19 and a claiming team must have room or a trade exception.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guard Kay Felder. Felder (5-6, 176) appeared in 14 games for Chicago and averaged 3.9 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes. He also played in three games for the Windy City Bulls and averaged 17.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists, while shooting 45.2 percent from the field (19-of-42).
Adrian Wojnarowski: Atlanta will likely waive Kay Felder too, league sources tell ESPN.
As for Felder, he’s almost certainly not going to make the 15-man roster, barring the Cavs trading away two players. He’s hoping to get Cleveland’s remaining “two-way” contract, in which he can spend a part of the year in the NBA and the rest in the developmental “G” League. Felder’s roster spot was compromised first by the signing of Calderon, and then by the surprise acquisition of Rose.
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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.