Rohan Nadkarni: A name I’m hearing the Lakers are seriously interested in after the Boogie Cousins injury: Dwight Howard. The Grizzlies haven’t bought him out yet, but he’s not expected to play in Memphis this season. Javale McGee is the only other center on LA’s roster.
Marc Stein: As they prepare to leave the country today, Team USA gets one roster boost to counter the unexpected departure of De’Aaron Fox: Marcus Smart, I’m told, has been cleared to make a full return to the court from the calf injury that has sidelined him for the past week-plus
Chris Haynes: Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox will withdraw from Team USA to focus on upcoming season with goal of making playoffs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Ben DuBose: Daryl Morey basically confirms the Terrence Jones addition on today’s podcast: “Terrence Jones… who we’re also probably going to bring in here.” #Rockets
Asked about returning to the Philippines, Jones said nothing is certain yet, but he wants a shot at getting back to the NBA. “I am looking forward to my next chapter which is getting back to the NBA. Hopefully. I am just preparing if the team gives me an opportunity. If that’s Houston, I have a familiar relationship with them and I’ll try to help them win a championship,” he said, adding he will always cherish what he’s had in the PBA. “It’s a great experience overall. It’s something I will never forget as a man and a father. It’s a humbling experience for me.”