Too agile and athletic for Timofey Mozgov and too big and strong for any other Net, Embiid had 20 points and seven boards in just 11:28 in the first half, putting the Sixers on his back and putting the Nets in a 76-51 hole. “He commands a lot of attention and he’s super talented offensively. When healthy he’s worth every last penny of his new contract, and also got to the free-throw line a lot,” Nets guard Jeremy Lin said of Embiid’s new five-year, $148 million deal.
July 17, 2018 | 2:07 pm EDT Update
Alex Kennedy: Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) confirms he has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies via text: “I just talked to Brandon Williams and Vlade Divac. It was a good conversation! I’m excited about the opportunity in Memphis.”
Amar’e Stoudemire says when the NBA season kicks off in the fall … he WILL be on an NBA roster — telling TMZ Sports he’s already been in contact with “a few teams.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Clippers are promoting Agua Caliente G League head coach Casey Hill to Doc Rivers’ Clippers staff, league sources tell ESPN. Also, Natalie Nakase will be promoted to Clippers player development staff.
Nick DePaula: Chicago Bulls 1st round Draft pick Chandler Hutchison has agreed to a multi-year shoe deal with Nike. pic.twitter.com/k3DlI7N6jR