September 30, 2020 | 2:38 pm EDT Update
Michael Singer: Michael Malone, on @AltitudeSR re. Barton: “You can look at it both ways. … There’s certain things that Will Barton brings to our team that other guys just can’t do. … Also allowed us to take a look at Jerami Grant as our starting SF.” Said Will’s still rehabbing in Miami.
NBA Central: Hassan Whiteside says last night’s tweets were fake and he doesn’t use twitter pic.twitter.com/Sp6M9oZsMX
Justin Kubatko: LeBron James will play in his 50th NBA Finals game tonight. Only six others have reached that mark: 70 – Bill Russell 64 – Sam Jones 56 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 55 – Jerry West 52 – Tom Heinsohn 50 – Magic Johnson James is the only player above to do so with three different teams.
Noah Levick: Desmond Bane says the Sixers are one of the 26 teams he’s spoken with and that they have “a lot of interest.” He says Elton Brand wasn’t on his interview and that it was led by VP of scouting Vince Rozman.
September 30, 2020 | 2:30 pm EDT Update
The Sacramento Kings won’t renew the contract of Stockton Kings general manager Anthony McClish, league sources told HoopsHype. McClish spent seven seasons with the Kings in various roles, including salary cap management and scouting.
McClish spent the last three seasons as general manager of Sacramento’s G League affiliate and had several players receive two-way contracts, including Gabe Vincent, Wenyen Gabriel and DaQuan Jeffries. Under McClish’s reign, Kalin Lucas, Aaron Harrison, Reggie Hearn, David Stockton, Cody Demps, Cameron Reynolds and Eric Mika also received call-ups to the NBA.