Eric Woodyard: The Utah Jazz have waived guards Stephaun Branch, Isaiah Cousins and Jairus Lyles. The roster now stands at 17 players.
The Sacramento Kings today signed guard Isaiah Cousins, according to Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac. Selected by Sacramento out of Oklahoma in the second round (59th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft, the 6-5 guard averaged 9.7 points (.408 FG%, .407 3pt%, .711 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 27.7 minutes per game over 137 career contests in four seasons with the Sooners (2012-13 – 2015-16).
Shams Charania: Kings second-rounder Isaiah Cousins of Oklahoma has signed a partially guaranteed one-year deal, league sources tell The Vertical.
September 28, 2021 | 3:19 pm EDT Update
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said the Suns tried for two years to acquire Landry Shamet but teams kept telling them no. Compared Shamet to Saric in terms of how coachable and how good of a teammate he is.
Tom Orsborn: Jakob on Thad: “The very 1st day he played in open gym, you could tell the difference. He happened to be on our team, and he just came in w/ a lot of energy & leadership. It was his 1st day there, but he kind of took over the team & told everybody where to go and how to set up.”
September 28, 2021 | 3:17 pm EDT Update
Mike Trudell: Dwight said he’s really looking forward to playing with Westbrook, whose energy he thinks will rub off on everybody else. “All of us are intense … he’s another level.” Westbrook also benefits the big men, said Dwight, as bigs “eat” off his dribble penetration and passing.