The chances that the Wizards make a roster move now? Despite a sub-.500 record, that still remains very unlikely. League sources told CSNmidatlantic.com that the Wizards had discussions about Archie Goodwin, released by the New Orleans Pelicans, but that didn’t go anywhere.
Goodwin, a 6-5 guard who orchestrated his release from the Phoenix Suns before the season when he was unhappy with his role, spent one season in Kentucky like John Wall and was a late first-round pick in 2013. The defensive effort has gotten better and with Ian Mahinmi back to help bolster the second unit, team president Ernie Grunfeld doesn’t seem likely to make a decision this early. Giving up on rookies such as Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu, all three on non-guarantees that are a minimal hit on the salary cap, to clear a roster spot wouldn’t make sense at this stage either.
Shams Charania: New Orleans has waived guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell The Vertical. Goodwin had 8-point game but played sparingly since signing.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Archie Goodwin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Goodwin will wear #4 and be available for the Pelicans’ game tonight at Golden State. New Orleans’ roster currently stands at 15
Scott Kushner: Source: Archie Goodwin's contract is for two years, with next year as a team option. #Pelicans
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.
August 8, 2022 | 3:18 am EDT Update
Hoop Central: Paolo’s IG story. ‘Lol unfollowed me on the gram n everything it must be personal huh? That’s fine jus make sure y guard up next time n stop sending doubles family.
“You Tried To Flex That #1 Pick Shit On Me When I Been Rooting For You When You Was A Kid Asking To Rebound For Me @paolo5 Don’t Get On This Internet Saying Nothing… You Changed From The Humble Kid You Always Was And I Stand On Real Shit Boy And YOU KNOW!!!!!!!! You Made It And Changed And I Lost All Respect!!” “ Stay Humble. This Life You In Now Is REAL And Ain’t No Joke!!! I STILL WANNA SEE YOU WIN Cause That’s WHO I AM!!!”
ClutchPoints: “It’s a man’s league. He a little boy, he’s too soft.” Dejounte Murray calls Paolo a “little boy” and “soft” ￼ (via @HomeTeamHoops )
Playmaker: This year’s #1 pick, Paolo Banchero, got schooled by Dejounte Murray at #ZekeEnd @RockyPadila
Harrison Wind: Former Nugget Brandon Goodwin threw a punch at Bones Hyland at a Pro-Am today in Atlanta.
To recall back in 2019, Holmgren became the talk of social media after he crossed Curry and dunked the ball on him. The then-high school big man basically used Steph’s own move on him. Now, he just made it to the NBA, with the Oklahoma City Thunder using their second overall pick on him. Curry couldn’t be any prouder of what several of his camp’s alumni have accomplished, including Holmgren. While he will never forget how Chet embarrassed him, he said it’s “dope” that they are now going to face each other in the big boys’ league. “Chet hit me with my own move, little double behind the back … he finished it differently than I would though, I would have just pulled up from 3, he went to the basket and dunked on another dude. It’s pretty dope that he’s now in the league as the No. 2 pick,” Curry explained, per Bleacher Report.
Maxey thrived in the new role. He averaged 18.7 points and shot 48% from deep playing next to Harden. Now that the two have been able to work out in the summer, the young guard out of Kentucky is ready to build more with The Beard. “It’s gonna be great,” said Maxey at his 1% skills camp on Saturday. “Chemistry is everything. We only played like 20-something games together so for us to be able to have a whole training camp and an entire season together, it’s gonna be nothing but good things for us and a positive outcome.”