Doug Haller: Suns plan to waive Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott, both acquired in trades today. They’ll sign G Ronnie Price for rest of the season.
Shams Charania: Sources: Suns plan to sign guard Ronnie Price to a 10-day contract Friday. Price was waived by OKC out of camp, now returning to Phoenix.
Erik Horne: Earl Watson said he's already called Ronnie Price to ask him to coach with Suns. Jokes that he hopes he doesn't play elsewhere.
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forwards Mitch McGary and Chris Wright along with guard Ronnie Price and center Kaleb Tarczewski, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Oklahoma City plans to waive Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price ($5M guaranteed), keep rookie Semaj Christon on final roster.
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Ronnie Price, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Shams Charania: The Thunder and free agent guard Ronnie Price have finalized a guaranteed two-year, $5 million contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
Ronnie Price was reported to be coming to Oklahoma City, but hasn't yet. What gives? The veteran guard is on the way, as is Thunder rookie Domantas Sabonis, who's one of a handful of first-round draft picks that's yet to sign his contract. Price has been to Oklahoma City but then left without a signed deal.
Eric Pincus: I hear Ronnie Price will join the Oklahoma City Thunder, I believe on a 2yr, terms TBD @BBallInsiders
John Gambadoro: Ronnie Price has agreed to a 2-year deal with another NBA team. Suns had interest in bringing Price back on a 1-year deal before he agreed to a deal with another team.
Suns interim head coach Earl Watson said Price is a future coach, in a similar mold to Watson after a 13-year career as a backup point guard. But because of injuries on the Lakers and Suns, Price has started nearly as many games (31) in the past two seasons as he started in his first nine season (39). Ronnie Price and the Suns talk like he is a part of their future, even though he is on a one-year contract this season. “Ronnie is the ultimate pro,” Earl Watson said. “He’s the type of guy you always want on your team because he’s going to lift up the locker room, make guys practice and play hard and he’s a future coach. It’s great for the young guys to see a veteran with everything he’s fought in his career to continue to fight and get better late in his career.”
September 20, 2021 | 8:16 am EDT Update
UNICS Kazan announced the signing of former Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo. The 33-year-old veteran will make his european debut in VTB League and the EuroLeague this season, signing a one-year deal with the club. Mayo has 573 NBA games under his belt, with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steal per contest.
“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said. Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.
Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022. It will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team. The site for work on cataloging the memorabilia is being modified for security and should be ready within weeks, the Tribune-Star reported.
September 20, 2021 | 4:09 am EDT Update
According to a league source, projections indicate that a $171 million salary cap is possible, assuming no cap smoothing, by 2025. Should the NBPA instead agree to cap smoothing, it’s likely the league will still see annual increases to the extent of $15 million, according to source.
The NBA also has a $1.5 billion streaming deal with Chinese-based company Tencent Holdings. “I think everyone expects that so long as the public is demonstrating through ratings that they are watching the NBA, you can probably expect increases there as well,” said former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson. “I would think the NBA is going to look for significant increases.”
Brother Pau Gasol recently spoke with Spanish newspaper Marca, and the topic of Marc’s future came up. “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides. I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.“