JD Shaw: The Oklahoma City Thunder have reached agreement on a training camp deal with free agent guard Markel Brown, league sources tell @HoopsRumors.
Michael Scotto: Former Nets and Rockets guard Markel Brown has agreed to a one-year deal with Darussafaka in Turkey, The Athletic has learned. He reunites with former Net Cory Jefferson.
Michael Scotto: The Houston Rockets tendered a qualifying offer to two-way player Markel Brown, league sources told The Athletic. Brown will become a restricted free agent as a result. The former Brooklyn Nets guard will also play in Summer League with Houston.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Houston Rockets plan to release guard Briante Weber, who's on a two-way NBA contract, and plan to sign Markel Brown of G League's Oklahoma City on a two-way.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived guards Bryce Alford and Markel Brown and forward Rashawn Thomas, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Fred Katz: Thunder announce the training camp signings of Bryce Alford, Markel Brown, Isaiah Canaan and forward Rashawn Thomas.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Markel Brown, waived by Cavaliers, agreed on deal with Khimki Moscow. Russians cut Justin Carter.
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs have released Cory Jefferson, Markel Brown and Jonathan Holmes according to a league source.
Shams Charania: Sources: Brooklyn free agent Markel Brown has agreed to a deal with Cleveland. Brown is among Cavs' camp invites to battle for open spots.
Anthony Puccio: Source told me last week that #Nets and Pelicans were exploring trade for Markel Brown, but clearly fell through.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on @The Vertical: Brooklyn has rescinded qualifying offer on guard Markel Brown, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
September 25, 2021 | 12:12 pm EDT Update
Darren Wolfson: Sachin Gupta wants Ben Simmons. The same hurdles remain, but can he now be more creative on three-team scenarios? That still seems to be the key. But make not mistake: Gupta is all in on acquiring Ben Simmons.
Darren Wolfson: (Gupta) is going to work his ass off to try to acquire Ben Simmons and he has full authority to do so. Glen Taylor, Marc Lore, Alex Rodriguez… Trust me, they’ve given him the green light
Tommy Beer: The Knicks announced this morning they have inked Wayne Selden to a deal. He played for NY’s entry in LV summer league. Sources say it is a non-guaranteed training camp contract. The Knicks now have 20 players on their training camp roster, the max allowed by the league. .
But Len and Lopez are gone, leaving Unseld with new arrival Montrezl Harrell, from the Lakers, and slightly-less-new arrival Gafford, who joined the Wizards from the Chicago Bulls at the trade deadline last season and made an immediate impact with his energy, athleticism and ability to slam lobs. Sheppard told The Washington Post in an interview this week that the Wizards would like to add a third center to shore up the spot with Bryant not expected back until winter, but for now, Gafford is Washington’s starter.
The Heat are among the least flexible teams in the league in terms of being able to make in-season moves. After rehauling their roster to sign Lowry and Tucker, extending Butler and signing many players to minimum contracts, they only have three players on the roster that can currently be traded. Theirtrade flexibility will open up in December and January once free agents that were signed become eligible to be traded, but they severely lack tradeable salaries. After their starters, most of whom seem very likely not to be moved, their next highest salary is Tyler Herro at $4.0 million. His salary combined with several of their minimum players will heavily limit the type of return they can get in a trade. They are also just $6.6 million below the hard cap, which is another factor that could hold them back from adding significant money to the payroll.
Darren Wolfson: As for the relationship Gupta with head coach Chris Finch. They were together in Houston. I’m told they have a rock solid relationship. Gupta thinks the world of Finch, Finch thinks the world of Gupta
Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert says the NBA can come knocking on his door any time it wants … telling TMZ Sports he ain’t scared of the league’s “random” drug tests!! Of course, it’s become quite the trend in the Association — you post a jacked pic on Instagram, you get “randomly” hit up for a test.