Nick Friedell: Warriors formally announce Russell deal. Bob Myers “We’re excited to add a player of D’Angelo’s ability to our roster. He’s coming off an All-Star season with the Nets and we feel, at the age of 23 his best basketball is certainly ahead of him in regards to his career trajectory”
July 18, 2019 | 7:20 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson will not play for the Canadian national team in this summer’s FIBA World Cup, agent Rich Paul tells @The Athletic @Stadium. Thompson was named on Canada’s training camp roster this week.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Cam Reynolds has agreed to a two-way deal with Milwaukee, agent @JamesDunleavy3 tells ESPN.
The Washington Wizards’ sideline probably will look slightly different for the 2019-20 season, once the team makes intended internal coaching moves. The Wizards are in the preliminary stages of a shift that would promote Jarell Christian to an NBA assistant coach and have Ryan Richman take over the head coaching duties with their G League franchise, the Capital City Go-Go, according to several people with knowledge of the plans that have not yet been finalized.
The expected in-house moves reflect only minor alterations to Brooks’s staff, a unit that has remained relatively constant in his three seasons as Washington’s head coach. The staff also consists of veteran coach Tony Brown, former player Robert Pack, who coached the Wizards during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Mike Terpstra and Maz Trakh.
Capitol Hill staffers lined up on Wednesday to try free vegan sausages and meet former NBA star John Salley at PETA’s 23rd annual Congressional Veggie Dog Lunch. The annual event is organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a prominent animal rights group, and intended to promote the message that “animals are not ours to eat” and tout what the group says are the benefits of going vegan.