Adam Zagoria: Speaking of the semi-pro @theAmeriLeague, they are also in talks with Nolan Smith, Negus Webster-Chan and Nick Williams.
Former first-round pick David Harrison has verbally agreed to a deal with the semipro Las Vegas Dealers, who are also in significant discussions with ex-NBA player Royce White. The Dealers are part of the startup Amerileague, which intends to target top high school talent and well-known former NBA players.
Harrison has a contract offer for $200,000, according to his agent Zach Charles. White also has a deal on the table worth a guaranteed $200,000, league commissioner Ethan Norof confirmed to ESPN on Thursday night. "We're excited to have David join the Amerileague and look forward to adding additional NBA talent in the near future," Norof said. "We also plan to stay aggressive in our pursuit of the top high school prospects."
October 17, 2021 | 7:48 pm EDT Update
The NBA G League will increase its base player salaries from $35k to $37k this season, adding $2k per player, sources told Hoops Rumors. Players previously made $7,000 per month — or $35k per season — numbers that will see slight increases starting with the 2021/22 season.
Dane Moore: Chris Finch on Malik Beasley’s role: “We’ve been tellin’ him that he’s probably gonna get more opportunities with the second unit than he is with the first. Just because of all the high usage guys that are in that unit.”
Tom Orsborn: As Spurs’ elder statesman, Thad Young says he’s “a voice behind coach Pop” and his staff and is continuing to “instill the will that I bring to the court, all the intangible things I do.”
JD Shaw: Swedish point guard Barra Njie is signing a contract in the NBA G League and entering the October 23 draft, agent Jerry Dianis tells @HoopsRumors. Njie rejected multiple EuroLeague and ACB offers, Dianis said.