The Grizzlies will soon sign guard Briante Weber of the NBA Developement League’s Sioux Falls SkyForce to a 10-day contract, sources said. Memphis is also without starting point guard Mike Conley, who has a foot injury.
October 27, 2021 | 3:02 pm EDT Update
JJ Redick is joining ESPN as an NBA analyst a month after announcing his retirement following a 15-year playing career. Redick will make his debut as a studio analyst on Nov. 3 during the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks. Besides contributing to many of ESPN’s studio shows, Redick will also be an analyst on some games this season.
“After 15 years in the NBA, I am excited to take what I have learned on the court and be able to provide my insight and strong opinions about the game I love,” Redick said in a statement. “I am thrilled to have found a place on the biggest platform in sports, ESPN. I look forward to starting my post-playing career with such an incredible organization.”
Adam Zagoria: Nash said the rookies would go back and forth all season The Brooklyn Nets have recalled Day’Ron Sharpe and Cam Thomas from their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, ahead of tonight’s game vs. the Heat at Barclays Center.
Salman Ali: Jalen Green on not attempting a free throw yet: “I understand I’m a rookie and I’m not going to get calls like that. It’s a man’s league anyways. I just have to be strong and keep playing aggressive.”
Salman Ali: Jalen Green on working with John Wall: “Yeah that’s like my big bro. He gives me a bunch of advice. When we’re at the crib, we watch film and stuff together. We break stuff down and watch games.”
Rob Schaefer: LaVine on potentially missing game(s): “I don’t want to put myself in any danger. I don’t have all the information on it yet. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow and going from there. You know me, I try to play through everything. If I’m able to, I will. If not we’ll see how it goes.”
October 27, 2021 | 2:40 pm EDT Update
Brad Turner: LeBron James out tonight with right ankle injury and AD questionable with right knee soreness, per Lakers.
Ira Winderman: Heat announce they will honor Bam Adebayo for his Olympic gold in Tokyo at halftime of Friday’s game vs. Hornets. As part of the event, his new Olympic banner will be unveiled alongside those of Mourning, Hardaway, Wade, LeBron.