Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre missed Monday's practice session with the Wizards because of sore knees, but their availability for Game 2 vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday doesn't appear to be in question.
August 2, 2021 | 2:55 pm EDT Update
In fact, league sources said Young has been available for a while leading up to the opening of Monday’s official negotiating period for free agents, which — ahem — begins at 5 p.m. CT Monday.
If the Bulls go the cap-space and offer sheet route and want to start Ball near or north of the $20 million that league sources said he’s seeking, the Bulls would have to renounce their free agents — which includes Daniel Theis and Garrett Temple on top of Markkanen and others — plus trade one of Satoranský or Young or waive both of them before their contracts become fully guaranteed.
With the Suns likely to make Chris Paul a three-year, $90-plus million offer that will keep him in Phoenix, the Knicks may be in line to snare his backup – young lefty free agent Cam Payne. The Knicks have considered a no-frills point-guard scenario with Payne and Derrick Rose splitting minutes in 2021-22.