UCLA junior guard Aaron Holiday has hired agent Charles Briscoe, a partner of Premier Sports Council, forgoing the final year of his eligibility, Briscoe told Yahoo Sports. Holiday announced his plans to declare for the draft last month. Holiday led the Bruins to an NCAA tournament berth this season, averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game.
Aaron Holiday: After much thought and consideration, my family and I feel it is in my best interest to declare for the 2018 NBA draft. I want to thank God for giving me the ability to play this sport. I also want to thank my family, my coaches , UCLA, and the fans for always supporting me.
UCLA's Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh are entering their names into the NBA draft, but they are not hiring an agent, sources told ESPN. Holiday, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, saw a slightly diminished role this season after the arrival of Lonzo Ball. Holiday was a key factor off the bench for the Bruins, averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 41.1 percent from 3-point range. With Ball, Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton all leaving, Holiday could be the go-to-guy for UCLA next season.
November 23, 2020 | 7:57 pm EST Update
According to sources, Knicks GM Scott Perry, who drafted Oladipo when with Orlando, would like to explore that avenue, but Knicks president Leon Rose is less eager. Oladipo has yet to return to elite form since knee surgery nearly two years ago.
According to sources, Oladipo is not as available as he might have been over the summer. He quickly has forged a strong relationship with Pacers new coach Nate Bjorkgren, but the 2019 All-Star is in the final year of his contract.
The Timberwolves are considering bringing back one of their two-way players from last season. The Wolves and point guard Jordan McLaughlin have discussed a new contract, a source said, with the source adding those talks are ongoing.
November 23, 2020 | 6:43 pm EST Update
John Hollinger: Nice FA run this week by Phoenix. The Suns also waived Elie Okobo today, presumably so signing Langston Galloway with BAE would keep them under the tax.
Baynes and the Toronto Raptors agreed to a two-year, $14.3 million deal, per The Athletic. The deal includes a team option on the season year of the contract. Baynes gave serious consideration to joining the Golden State Warriors before agreeing to terms with the Raptors, a league source told HoopsHype.