Bill Oram: The Lakers are already out here making moves. They waived Travis Wear (previously on 2-way deal) to sign undrafted rookie Johnathan Williams to 2-way. With apologies to Kyle Kuzma, Williams was the Lakers best small ball center in the preseason.
Mike Bresnahan: Lakers sign Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract and waive Travis Wear. Williams, a 6-foot-9 power forward out of Gonzaga, averaged 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in six pre-season games with the Lakers before becoming the last roster cut.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving forward Johnathan Williams III. Williams had strong preseason for Lakers, including 14 points and 12 rebounds last night against the Warriors.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Johnathan Williams, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
June 28, 2022 | 4:37 pm EDT Update
Wrote Friday that the Knicks had amassed “major momentum” in their pursuit of Jalen Brunson after draft night. There is a growing resignation in Dallas, sources say, that the Knicks are indeed Brunson’s top choice and his inevitable destination. More: https://marcstein.substack.com/p/brunson-sweepstakes-just-got-real
David Duke Jr. will play for Brooklyn in the upcoming NBA Summer League out in Las Vegas (July 7-17) where he is expected to have a prominent role at Summer League with an opportunity to compete for a roster spot for the 2022-23 season, a source disclosed.
The National Basketball Association is investing in Zigazoo Inc. as the kids’ social network gets more deeply involved with sports and media properties. The funding round values the company around $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Spencer Dinwiddie just closed a $26 million funding round for his L.A.-based crypto company Calaxy. His most recent score? An all-new contemporary Craftsman-style mansion sited in an exclusive gated enclave of 26 homes, in an incorporated area between Malibu and Calabasas. Originally listed for nearly $7.7 million in December, the price was lowered to $7.2 million before ultimately going to the 29-year-old Los Angeles native for a discounted $6.9 million.