Michael Scotto: Xavier Munford will participate in a free agent mini-camp for the Houston Rockets tomorrow, @TheAthleticNBA has learned. Munford played this past season in China. Previously, he played in the NBA for the Bucks and Grizzlies.
Free-agent guard Xavier Munford is considering taking his talents to the Chinese Basketball Association, a league source told Amico Hoops. Munford is 6-foot-4 and spent last season on a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. It is believed the Bucks gave him a qualifying offer, making Munford a restricted free agent. If so, the Bucks would have the right to match an offer from another NBA team.
Matt Velazquez: Per source, the Bucks have extended a qualifying offer to Jabari Parker, making him a restricted free agent. As expected. Bucks also extended qualifying offers to two-way players Marshall Plumlee and Xavier Munford to make them restricted as well.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Xavier Munford to a Two-Way contract, and have converted forward Joel Bolomboy to a standard NBA contract.
Matt Velazquez: Per league source, the Bucks are moving Xavier Munford up from the Wisconsin Herd to a two-way contract. Joel Bolomboy & Sean Kilpatrick both are on two-way deals now, which means one of them will need to be moved off their two-way — to Bucks roster or waived — to make this work.
Shams Charania: Sources: Milwaukee is signing guard Xavier Munford of G League's Wisconsin on a two-way NBA contract. Munford has averaged 24 points for Bucks' affiliate.
Matt Velazquez: According to the team, Bucks are requesting waivers on Xavier Munford, who signed with Milwaukee a week ago.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Milwaukee Bucks are signing FIBA AmeriCup gold-medalist with Team USA Xavier Munford.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Barcelona free-agent Xavier Munford agreed on Summer League deal with the Golden State Warriors.
David 'Dubi' Pick: I can confirm that ex-NBA guard Xavier Munford has signed to save Barcelona from Euroleague elimination.
Chris Reichert: Barcelona is very interested in signing guard from D-League and Xavier Munford is a definite target, per a source #NBADL
Former Grizzlies point guard Mario Chalmers is also a free agent and could draw interest from Memphis. Another former Grizzlies guard who could be a potential option is Xavier Munford, who played 14 games for Memphis last season.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Xavier Munford, cut from Clippers, to join Hornets D-League affiliate, Greensboro Swarm, according to source.
Ronald Tillery: Xavier Munford signed multi-year deal for the minimum. Griz have option for next season, per NBA source
Shams Charania: Memphis is acquiring another injury exception to sign guard Xavier Munford of D-League Bakersfield, league sources tell The Vertical.
September 20, 2021 | 8:16 am EDT Update
UNICS Kazan announced the signing of former Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo. The 33-year-old veteran will make his european debut in VTB League and the EuroLeague this season, signing a one-year deal with the club. Mayo has 573 NBA games under his belt, with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steal per contest.
“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said. Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.
Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022. It will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team. The site for work on cataloging the memorabilia is being modified for security and should be ready within weeks, the Tribune-Star reported.
September 20, 2021 | 4:09 am EDT Update
According to a league source, projections indicate that a $171 million salary cap is possible, assuming no cap smoothing, by 2025. Should the NBPA instead agree to cap smoothing, it’s likely the league will still see annual increases to the extent of $15 million, according to source.
The NBA also has a $1.5 billion streaming deal with Chinese-based company Tencent Holdings. “I think everyone expects that so long as the public is demonstrating through ratings that they are watching the NBA, you can probably expect increases there as well,” said former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson. “I would think the NBA is going to look for significant increases.”
Brother Pau Gasol recently spoke with Spanish newspaper Marca, and the topic of Marc’s future came up. “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides. I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.“