Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will purchase the Beijing franchise of a fledgling American-football arena league, the league announced on Friday, October 20. Marbury, who has starred in the Chinese Basketball Association since 2010 for several teams before settling in recent years in Beijing, has already announced that the coming season will be his last on the hardcourt. The China Arena Football League (CAFL), which bills itself as the country’s first professional American football league, said in a statement that Marbury, 40, has agreed to take ownership of the team as the first step in a next-stage career as a sports executive.
October 14, 2019 | 2:55 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: MRI on right thumb of Anthony Davis returned clean today, league source tells ESPN.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward Deng Adel and center John Egbunu. Adel originally signed with Brooklyn as a free agent on July 30 and appeared in one preseason game for the Nets on Oct. 12 versus the Los Angeles Lakers in Shenzhen, China.
Bobby Marks: Confirmed numbers on the Kyle Lowry extension that has been signed: $30.5M base comp (fully gty.) $500K- bonus for All-Star $31M cap hit in 2020-21. As @Adrian Wojnarowski reported: 1st player older than 33 to receive an extension north of $30M. Win-win for both sides
He’s averaging 23.3 points, which ranks him fifth among all players this preseason, while shooting 55.8 percent from the field and a jaw-dropping 57.9 percent on 3s (11-for-19). He’s added averages of 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals in only 24 minutes per game. Per 36 minutes, LaVine is averaging 35.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, five assists and two steals. LaVine’s plus-minus this preseason: a team-leading plus-32. “Zach’s a special cat,” Boylen said last week. “He’s locked in, and he’s worked very hard. And he really makes it look easy at times.”
October 14, 2019 | 1:30 pm EDT Update
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Adams and forward Luke Maye. Adams appeared in two games this preseason and averaged 4.5 pts and 3.0 rebs in 13.0 mpg. Maye appeared in three games this preseason and averaged 2.3 pts and 1.3 rebs in 5.8 mpg.