Rod Beard: Been on a 3-hour flight but confirmed that #Pistons are replacing Keenan Evans' two-way contract with Isaiah Whitehead's.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Guard Isaiah Whitehead has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Detroit Pistons. Whitehead was Brooklyn’s second-round pick in 2016 and had played overseas this season.
Rod Boone: #Hornets have released Jaylen Barford and Isaiah Wilkins, trimming their roster to 17 ahead of tomorrow night's preseason finale.
Emiliano Carchia: Isaiah Whitehead signed today his contract with Lokomotiv Kuban for next season, a source told @sportando The deal will be official soon
Nikos Varlas: Isaiah Whitehead signs a one-year, $1M deal with Lokomotiv Kuban (via @nikosvarlas) eurohoops.net/en/eurocup/721…
The Denver Nuggets have traded forwards Darrell Arthur and Kenneth Faried, a 2019 protected first round pick and a future second round draft pick to Brooklyn in exchange for guard Isaiah Whitehead, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Denver has subsequently waived Whitehead.
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead's $1.54 million salary guarantee date has been pushed back to July 31, league sources told The Athletic.
Nets Daily: Nets have a $1.5 mn team option on @Isaiah Whitehead. Decision due on June 29. Considering how small option is (1.4% of salary cap) and how much they've invested in his development, I think there's a good chance they keep him. #HazardZetForward
June 20, 2021 | 1:02 am EDT Update
Shortly after his hiring, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer called Lue “the best coach in the NBA” considering he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers when they won the 2016 NBA title and appeared in four consecutive Finals. No pressure, but the Clippers have expected the same thing since acquiring Leonard and George two years ago. “I’m big on pressure,” Lue said. “If you don’t have pressure, that means you don’t have a chance at winning a championship. When you talk about pressure, that means you’re in a situation to win. That’s what I want to do. I want to be one of the greatest coaches. In order to be great, you have to win.”
Throughout the Clippers’ playoff series against Dallas and Utah, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, Jazz coach Quin Snyder and Clippers players all praised Lue for his in-game adjustments while convincing players to accept the changes. ““I try to think two or three steps ahead. I think my coaching staff does a great job of that,” Lue said. “We want to make sure when they make adjustments, we already know the adjustments they’re going to make and have a counter for it. So just try to prepare for it before they do it, understand what they’re trying to do and anticipate what their adjustments might be.”
Michael Scotto: James Harden on playing injured against the Bucks: “It’s basically a grade 2 hamstring strain, so the first possession of Game 1 up until Game 5, that was the first time I did any basketball competition against anybody. I was literally going out there on a limb.”
Royce Young: Did you know: KD actually wears a full size bigger in games than his actual shoe size. From @Herring_NBA’s 2018 story about why KD’s shoes fall off all the time:
Anthony Puccio: Brook Lopez smacks the Brooklyn logo on his way out. The franchise’s leading scorer finally got his revenge
June 20, 2021 | 12:41 am EDT Update
Ajayi Browne: “I’m still happy with my decision.” ⁃Blake Griffin on his decision to join the Brooklyn Nets this year.