Paul Garcia: Former Spurs guard Ray McCallum will be signing with the Detroit Pistons his agency announced.
Michael Scotto: Source: Detroit Pistons and free agent guard Ray McCallum have agreed to a one-year, minimum deal.
Alex Kennedy: According to sources, the Houston Rockets' recent free agent mini-camp included the following: Chris Copeland, Ray McCallum, Phil Pressey, Alex Kirk, Peyton Siva, Greg Whittington, Denzel Livingston, Chris Walker, Victor Rudd, Scott Suggs and Chasson Randle among others.
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team has signed guard Ray McCallum and center Alex Stepheson to 10-day contracts pursuant to the NBA’s hardship rule. McCallum (6-3, 190) has appeared in 144 career games (43 starts) with the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs and averaged 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 18.0 minutes during his three-year NBA career. He played 31 games (three starts) for the Spurs this season and recorded 2.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 8.3 minutes before he was waived on Feb. 29.
Shams Charania: Along with Ray McCallum, the Grizzlies are planning to sign center Alex Stepheson today using injury exceptions, sources tell The Vertical.
Ronald Tillery: Source confirms Griz will sign guard Ray McCallum and center Alex Stepheson today to 10-day contracts using injury exceptions.
Free-agent guard Ray McCallum is traveling Friday morning to Memphis and will likely sign a deal with the Grizzlies, league sources told The Vertical. In the wake of guard Mario Chalmers' season-ending injury and subsequent release, the Grizzlies are looking to bolster their guard depth, sources said.
Frank Isola: Knicks considering signing former Spurs guard Ray McCallum or former Blazers guard Tim Frazier to a 10-day contact. Jimmer not returning
Frank Isola: Knicks had met with Tony Wroten but either Ray McCallum or Tim Frazier is considered more likely candidates.
Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis said there’s still a chance guard Jimmer Fredette signs a second 10-day contract, but admits management is “collecting names’’ off the waiver wire, looking at younger players to develop. One player who could fit that bill is San Antonio third-string point guard Ray McCallum, a 2013 second-round pick who is being waived to make room for veteran Andre Miller.
July 27, 2021 | 7:57 pm EDT Update
Tony Jones: The Oklahoma City Thunder are not expected to extend a qualifying offer to center Tony Bradley, League Sources tell The Athletic, making him an unrestricted free agent. Bradley, a former Jazz, is expected to have multiple teams interested in him on the open market
JD Shaw: Free agent big man Dewan Hernandez has committed to summer league with the Wizards, source tells @HoopsRumors. Hernandez, a Miami product, was drafted No. 59 overall by the Raptors back in 2019.
For the inquiries about his age ― and, by extension, the negative connotations that accompany being the oldest first-round prospect of his class ― Chris Duarte has an emphatic answer. “I’m 24 years old and my response is, if you want to win right now, go ahead and take me,” Duarte said Tuesday. “If you want to win six or eight years later, go ahead and draft an 18-year-old kid and develop him.”
“We’ll see what happens,” said Duarte, a native of the Dominican Republic who was a basketball late-bloomer. “My goal is to play in the NBA and stay there for a long time. So we’ll what happens. I like the Knicks. I like Golden State. So we’ll see what happens.”
The Knicks, said multiple sources, have been trying to package their picks (19th, 21st and 32nd) to move up in the draft. It might be necessary if they target Duarte, whose draft range starts at the end of the lottery. According to Hoopshype, New York reached out to the Warriors about their 14th pick and the Pelicans about their 10th pick.
Scott Agness: Pacers’ advance scout job is open for the second time in a year, league sources said. Gary Schmidt is not returning. Jimmy Powell, who had been in that role for the previous 21 years, retired before the 2020-21 season.
July 27, 2021 | 7:17 pm EDT Update
According to a league source, the Warriors view Josh Giddey as a strong possibility with the No. 7 pick. At 6-foot-8, 185 pounds with preternatural passing ability and an improved jumper, he boasts an intriguing mix of ready-made NBA skills and long-term potential. Odds are that Giddey, who doesn’t turn 19 until Oct. 10, could fill a role for the Warriors next season as a secondary ballhandler off the bench.