Archie Goodwin, 22, is expected to join the Pelicans for Monday’s road game against the Golden State Warriors. He was waived last month after three seasons with the Phoenix Suns and now will have an opportunity to earn a rotation spot for the Pelicans, who are without guards Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter.
Marc Stein: Former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin has emerged a likely potential signee for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to league sources. The Pels would have to waive someone to create a roster spot to sign Goodwin but yet to make a final decision on how to do so, sources say.
Shams Charania: Free agent Archie Goodwin is finalizing a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.
Shams Charania: Archie Goodwin's contract will be a two-year deal with New Orleans, league sources tell The Vertical.
Shams Charania: Pelicans plan to waive Lance Stephenson to create roster space for Goodwin, league sources tell The Vertical.
Archie Goodwin: Want to say thanks to the Suns Organization for giving me a chance to live my dream. Everything happens for a reason
Goodwin, 22, is expected to garner significant interest on the waiver wire. The 6-foot-5 Goodwin is a dynamic athlete and has shown flashes as a scorer and playmaker.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Phoenix guard Archie Goodwin has been released and will become a free agent. Explosive, young guard unexpectedly waived.
December 6, 2021 | 2:57 am EST Update
Given the way that (Patrick Beverley) has set a tone, given the way that he’s kind of changed a lot of the mentality and how well he has played especially defensively, I do think it’s a priority for them to try and keep him long-term.
Hield’s name is likely to come up multiple times between now and the NBA’s February 10 trade deadline, like it did during the offseason. He’s under contract for another two seasons at nearly $40 million, but with his declining scale money and his ability to launch from distance, there should be a market.
According to NBA insider Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Dragic has a preference, which is to join fellow Slovanian star Luka Doncic, in Dallas. Writes Winderman: “The sense is Goran works his way toward his preferred (and most viable) option of the Mavericks, to close out the season alongside Slovenian compatriot Luka Doncic. … Goran already has proven amenable to a bench role, something he thrived in with the Heat.”
Josh Lewenberg: To what does Siakam owe his big game tonight? “My brother has a kid, my niece, and usually I don’t like carrying newborns, they’re just so fragile. She’s 2 months old & I’ve been putting off picking her up. Yesterday I picked her up & she peed on me. I dunno, maybe it was that”