Dwain Price: DeAndre Jordan on not having Dirk and Barnes on opening day: “Those two guys are the cornerstones of our team. Dirk’s been here for 40 years. Harrison is a helluva offensive player who we run a lot of things for, and he’s a defender for our team, a rebounder for our team.” #Mavs
June 28, 2022 | 3:23 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Jazz are making a hire to the front office too: David Fizdale has agreed to become an associate GM, sources tell ESPN. After 18 seasons as an NBA head and assistant coach, Fizdale will move into management and work closely with GM Justin Zanik and CEO Danny Ainge with Jazz.
Salman Ali: From @Houston Rockets: “The Houston Rockets have reached a buyout agreement with John Wall for the final season of his contract and have waived the 5-time All-Star. From top to bottom, the Rockets organization thanks John for his professionalism and wishes him the best.”
JD Shaw: Swingman Denzel Mahoney has accepted a summer league invite from the San Antonio Spurs, per source. Mahoney joined the team for training camp last fall and played for the team’s G League affiliate this year.
JD Shaw: The Minnesota Timberwolves are adding guard Kahlil Whitney to their summer league roster, source tells @HoopsRumors. The 21-year-old spent time with the Rockets’ G League team this past season.
JD Shaw: The Sacramento Kings have received a summer league commitment from guard DJ Steward, source tells @HoopsRumors. Steward attended training camp with the team in the fall. He averaged 14.6 points per game in the G League this season.