Jeff Zillgitt: Statement from Casey Wasserman, CEO of Wasserman, a large firm that represents athletes, entertainers, brands: “Today the NBA showed the world that in sport and in practice we will not stand for inequality and discrimination. The All-Star Game represents everything we as a nation love about basketball on and off the court –diversity, sportsmanship and most of all a commitment to unite fans. With this decision today, the NBA protected that unity and demonstrated true leadership. We all applaud their inclusiveness and conviction.”
Walters says several teams have shown interest in Harkless, but the small forward wants to re-sign with Portland. However, talks with the Blazers have shown “no movement” in recent days. If Harkless receives an offer from another team, the Blazers will have three days to decide whether to match the offer.
Restricted free agent big man Miles Plumlee is re-signing with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to his agent. Chicago-based Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.com on Monday that Plumlee and the Bucks have come to terms on a four-year deal worth $52 million.