James Ham: Confirmed that Nigel Hayes was waived by the Kings in order to make room for the LaVine offer. Non-guaranteed contract. He is still with Sacramento at Las Vegas Summer League.
Bobby Marks: Waiver of Nigel Hayes in Sacramento was done to clear out cap space to sign Zach LaVine to the $78M offer sheet. Sacramento can sign Hayes once he clears waivers and the $19.5M in room is restored after Chicago officially matches.
Sean Cunningham: Kings coach Dave Joerger on Nigel Hayes signing said he hasn’t seen him play a lot. Said he was between a small and power forward.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Forward Nigel Hayes is signing for the rest of the season and 2018-19 with the Sacramento Kings, league source tells ESPN.
RaptorsMR: .@Raptors have recalled Nigel Hayes from @Raptors905. #WeTheNorth. Josh Lewenberg: Hayes' 2nd 10-day expires after today. Raptors will have to make a call on him tomorrow. twitter.com/raptorsmr/stat…
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed forward Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hayes, 6-foot-8, 254 pounds, is averaging 16.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 35.6 minutes in 38 games this season with the NBA G League’s Westchester Knicks. He is shooting .450 (227-for-505) from the field, .441 (94-for-213) from three-point range and .744 (64-for-86) at the free throw line. Hayes has scored 20-or-more points 10 times, including a season-high 37 points Nov. 7 at Delaware.
The Lakers elected not to sign forward Nigel Hayes to another 10-day contract after his previous deal expired following the loss to the Raptors.
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers are signing forward Nigel Hayes of G League's Westchester to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Yahoo.
Ian Begley: Knicks say they've signed Jamel Artis, Nigel Hayes & Xavier Rathan-Mayes. All 3 likely have partial guarantees and are signed for 1 year.
September 17, 2021 | 5:16 pm EDT Update
The Denver Nuggets have signed forward Petr Cornelie to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
The word in Spanish basketball circles, as reiterated to me Friday, is that Marc Gasol is most likely to play for Girona if he decides to play on, even though the LEB Oro is one level below Spain’s top tier. I’m told he has been working out with new Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio to stay sharp even after negotiating his release earlier this week from Memphis following the Grizzlies’ recent trade with the Lakers to take on the final year of Gasol’s last NBA contract.
Ballots for the NBA’s 75th anniversary team were due back to the league office today. The league previously announced that the official list of its 75 greatest players, as selected by “a blue-ribbon panel of media, current and former players, coaches, general managers and team executives,” will be revealed in October. The voters will also be revealed — not their full individual ballots but the names of those who made the selections.
Mark Berman: New #Rockets star Jalen Green throwing out the first pitch before the Astros play Arizona.
September 17, 2021 | 3:51 pm EDT Update
After securing the arrival of Mario Hezonja, Russian team UNICS Kazan will announce soon the signing of former NBA guard OJ Mayo.
UNICS Kazan is adding one more marquee name to its roster with O.J.Mayo having a one-year deal with the Russian club. While there’s no signed contract yet, that seems to be more a formality delayed by bureaucratic reasons.
Chris Grenham: Former Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin tells me he worked out with Celtics this week. There is no training camp agreement between Boston and Goodwin yet, but there is interest from both sides. Goodwin played in 47 games with Atlanta last year, averaging 4.9 points and 2.0 assists.