The Golden State Warriors will hold their 2016 Training Camp, fueled by Gatorade, at the team’s Practice Facility in Downtown Oakland beginning Tuesday, September 27, it was announced today. The team also announced the signing of free agent center JaVale McGee, free agent forward Elgin Cook, and free agent guards Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey and Elliot Williams. The team’s roster currently stands at 19 players.
Shams Charania: The Warriors and veteran guard Elliot Williams have agreed to a one-year deal, league sources tell The Vertical. Strong partial guarantee.
Elliot Williams in a very short time proved to be the key in Panathinaikos’ success and the Greeks want to extend his contract for next season, considering him one of the main pieces of the team in the after Diamantidis era.
Chris Reichert: Lots of reports out there that Elliot Williams is close to signing with European powerhouse Panathinaikos. Can confirm that Elliot Williams has indeed signed with Panathinaikos, per a league source.
Shams Charania: The Memphis Grizzlies plan to re-sign center Ryan Hollins, letting guard Elliot Williams free after his 10-day, league sources tell Yahoo.
Bobby Marks: 10-day contracts for Lorenzo Brown (PHX) and Elliot Williams (MEM) expire on Sunday. Both teams can offer a 2nd 10-day.
Chris Reichert: The Memphis Grizzlies have officially signed Elliot Williams to 10-day contract. He's the 5th D-League call up this season. #NBADL
Marc J. Spears: The Grizzlies will open a roster spot for D-League Santa Cruz guard Elliot Williams by cutting center Ryan Hollins, source told Yahoo Sports
July 31, 2021 | 7:28 am EDT Update
Mike Finger: Had a nice conversation with Patty Mills about the 2014 “Beautiful Game” Spurs and his currently rolling Boomers. As for whether he’ll have a new NBA contract by the time we see him again Tuesday? “That’s kept in the inner circle,” he said. “In the Australian trenches.”
Neil Dalal: Montrezl Harrell sounds like someone who expects to play for the Wizards and so does Kyle Kuzma pic.twitter.com/grM4WjkaTm
Filip Petrusev was selected with the 50th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the recent NBA draft. Players in that selection range tend to be stashed outside the NBA and that is looking like the case for the young Serbian big. “We think Petrusev is someone who has a real chance to help us down the road,” explained 76ers president Daryl Morey, “He’ll likely start overseas and be someone who could come over later.”
Gary Washburn: Nigeria’s Chimezie Metu, tore into the country’s govt and Olympic committee for mistreatment of NGR athletes. “I’d like to use this time to bring awareness and comment on the off-the-court things a lot of Nigerian athletes have had to go through. in these Olympics.” #Tokyo2020
After the game, the 24-year-old Metu expressed frustration with the way he said the Nigerian Olympic Committee handled organizational matters for the Tokyo Games. The basketball teams sent to Saitama had difficulty obtaining proper credentials, and 10 track and field athletes from Nigeria — nearly half the country’s team — were disqualified from competing at the Olympics because the national federation hadn’t ensured they would meet minimum doping test requirements before coming to Tokyo.
“They were disqualified and they had nothing to do with it,” said Metu, who plays for the Sacramento Kings. “What there was was a lack of attention to detail and a lack of empathy for the hard work that has been put in by us athletes. … For 60-some athletes to come here and fly halfway across the world and be disrespected and humiliated by our country … it’s a lack of attention to detail by our government.”
Brown said four members of his staff who made the trip to Japan — which wound up being a 30-hour ordeal instead of the planned 10-hour flight, another issue that Metu blamed on a lack of organization — were never allowed in the Olympic village because of credential and paperwork issues “I don’t know why it is this way,” said Brown, who started a foundation earlier this year seeking financial help for the men’s basketball program.
Australia upped its Group B record to 3-0 and secured first place with the 89-76 victory versus Germany on Saturday. Patty Mills packed a game-high 24 points and also dished out six assists leading the way. Jock Landale with 18 points and Nick Kay with 16 points delivered a large chunk of the 42-28 points edge in the paint.