Jorge Sierra: Agent Bill Neff tells HoopsHype he has not spoken to Milano about client James Nunnally. Nunnally played with Wolves and Rockets this season.
Bill Neff, agent for James Nunnally, denied to Sportando that the forward has agreed to terms with Ax Armani Exchange Milano. “He has not decided his future yet. Milano and other four teams made us an offer before he went to Houston but after that, they have not contacted us” Bill Neff said.
Emiliano Carchia: James Nunnally will sign with AX Armani Exchange Milano, a source told me and @AlessandroMagg4
Forward James Nunnally is heading back to Italy where he has already played with Sidigas Avellino in 2015-2016, a source told Sportando. Nunnally has been waived by the Houston Rockets before his 10-day contract expired and is returning to Europe where he is expected to sign a contract till June 2020 with AX Armani Exchange Milano.
Mark Berman: James Nunnally (@James Nunnally)on being waived by the #Rockets after signing a 10-day contract: "That's the unfortunate part of the business.Things like this happen." (On potential of returning to the Rockets?) "Whatever happens happens. It's a great place,a great situation for me"
Tim Bontemps: Mike D’Antoni is frustrated about how Houston’s roster crunch because the league office wasn’t open today to process the Carmelo Anthony trade cost James Nunnally his roster spot. “It’s not right,” D’Antoni said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA office will not execute the trade today because it's a holiday, league sources tell ESPN. To clear the way for Kenneth Faried to sign and play tonight in Philadelphia, Rockets had to waive to James Nunnally. Trade call on 'Melo will likely be Tuesday.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets will waive James Nunnally today to open the roster spot for Kenneth Faried. Were unable to deal Carmelo Anthony in time to open the roster spot, source said. Chance to bring Nunnally back once the spot opens, but that has not been determined, per source.
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets are waiving guard James Nunnally to create roster space for Kenneth Faried, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
Albert Nahmad: Kenneth Faried is set to clear waivers at 5:00 pm EST today. If the Rockets want to sign him before tonight’s game, they’ll need to first clear a roster spot. If they can’t find a Carmelo Anthony trade in that span of time, they’ll just terminate James Nunnally’s 10-day contract.
The Rockets will need to trade a player to a team with an open roster spot, or waive a player, before signing Faried. It is possible for Houston to hold off on signing Faried to find a way to create the roster spot, but there's a need to get him into the team's depleted frontcourt as soon as Monday night against the 76ers. The cleanest solution to the Rockets clearing a roster spot without a trade is releasing James Nunnally five days early from his 10-day contract. The contract signed on Jan. 16 is set to expire Jan. 25. Nunnally would not need to be waived.
Shams Charania: There’s hope Nunnally and Gordon can play tonight for Houston against Brooklyn, league sources said. Gordon has missed the last eight games.
Shams Charania: With Chris Paul, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon sidelined and Danuel House back to G League, the Rockets plan to sign guard James Nunnally to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have a few possibilities for 10-day contract guys. One of the names to watch would be James Nunnally. There has been contact, but not an offer yet. He has several good standing offers overseas to consider.
Emiliano Carchia: Despite reports of him signing with Baskonia, James Nunnally has not decided his future yet, a source told me and @chemadelucas
Neff sent to Eurohoops the following written statement on the matter. “It has been suggested that my player, James Nunnally, was interested in the Panathinaikos job. Rick Pitino called me to express his interest. I knew their budget and their goals. Neither were going to match James’s ambitions so our conversation was cordial but brief. I wish them well.” Bill Neff, SAGA Sports
Adrian Wojnarowski: Six players hit waivers at 5 PM: MarShon Brooks, Michael Carter-Williams, Patrick McCaw, James Nunnally, Lorenzo Brown and Ron Baker. Rest of non-guaranteed contracts are locked in for season now.
Kelly Iko: Bill Neff—James Nunnally’s agent tells me this morning that he doesn’t think Houston will continue their interest in his client, and instead have focused on James Ennis.
June 25, 2022 | 6:45 am EDT Update
But whatever the case, teams are reportedly making preparations for the Nets star potentially being available in the coming days. That’s according to ESPN insider Zach Lowe on a post-NBA draft episode of his Lowe Post podcast: “I can tell you this. This is what teams are doing. Teams are already operating under, not the assumption, but ‘we need to prepare for the contingency that Kevin Durant is available via trade in six days or seven days.’ … The whole league is now.”
Rumors have it that if Irving ends up leaving the Nets, Durant could also ask out. For Windhorst, trying to trade for KD after the Irving situation blew up would be something the Heat could do. “The godfather move is not to trade for Kyrie Irving. The godfather move is to let the Kyrie Irving situation to blow up and then wait for Kevin Durant to say he wants out of there. That’s the Miami Heat move,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Get Up.
Woj also said that while Irving has given the Nets six NBA destinations he’d prefer if there’s no agreement, there is limited interest in him at max money. The ESPN insider said the only team with any real interest is the Lakers. Still, he argued, getting Irving a contract paying more than $6.3 million — the taxpayers MLE — seems unlikely. “This is getting acrimonious,” Woj told a panel on ESPN’s NBA analysts. “and I think that’s the concern when you look at not only Kyrie’s future in Brooklyn, but also Kevin Durant’s future and whether they can hold this thing together.”
Woj also was clear that with some of Irving’s six landing spots, not all of them reciprocate. “The interest isn’t mutual in several of these places,” Woj said. “Obviously the Lakers are the ones that loom. And will Kyrie Irving walk away from a $36.9 million player option that he can opt into and have that money guaranteed, especially after a year where he lost about $17 million by not being vaccinated last year and untold more with a sneaker deal that isn’t going to be there anymore, certainly at the level it was.”
Several teams have already been linked to a potential swoop on Kyrie if his contract negotiations with the Nets continue to deteriorate. Be that as it may, NBA analyst Chris Broussard believes that Irving’s options aren’t actually as vast as some might think: “Half of these teams don’t even want Kyrie,” Broussard said on First Things First. “I was texting with someone that works for one of these teams yesterday, ‘You want Kyrie?’ ‘No!’ It was the fastest return text I’ve ever got. And then, ‘What do you think of his wish list?’ ‘Tomfoolery & wishful thinking.’ That was the answer.”
Jake Fischer on Dejounte Murray: The Spurs have a really high asking price for him. They’ve told multiple teams that I’ve spoken to have called them that the price is a Jrue Holiday-like deal, three first-round picks seems to be the benchmark.