June 27, 2022 | 2:34 pm EDT Update
Brittney Griner was formally ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial in Russia. Her detention was extended for another six months. Griner, 31, appeared in court near Moscow Monday. She was in handcuffs and looking straight ahead in photos obtained by The Associated Press.
JD Shaw: Free agent swingman Chandler Hutchison has agreed to play summer league with the Atlanta Hawks, per league source. Hutchison holds NBA experience with the Bulls, Wizards and Suns during his career.
JD Shaw: The San Antonio Spurs have received a summer league commitment from Derrick Walton Jr., source tells @HoopsRumors. Walton, 27, averaged 17.0 points, 10.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 13 games with the Pistons’ G League affiliate this season.
JD Shaw: Former @AlabamaMBB guard John Petty Jr. will play with the New Orleans Pelicans during summer league, @HoopsRumors has learned. The 23-year-old signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the franchise last fall.
PF Flyers is bringing back a brand icon. Today, the classic American heritage sneaker brand re-released 1,000 pairs of the original ‘Cousy All American’ silhouette for fans of the brand and of the NBA Celtics legend, Bob Cousy. Bob Cousy and PF Flyers made history in 1958 when they created the first athletic endorsement.
June 27, 2022 | 1:35 pm EDT Update
Kyrie Irving needs a trade partner to coordinate an agreement on a deal to get a long-term, maximum contract, but only the Lakers have interest in executing a sign-and-trade once free agency opens on Thursday night, sources said. So far, the Nets have no interest in taking back the available Lakers packages, sources said.
The uncertainty surrounding Irving’s future with the Nets continues to leave the franchise vulnerable to a Kevin Durant trade request, but that has yet to materialize, sources said. Durant has four years left on his contract and remained an advocate for the Nets to commit to a long-term deal for Irving, sources said. Numerous teams around the league are preparing to pursue Durant, one of the elite players in the sport, if he becomes available.