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Scott Agness: One day after the conclusion of their preseason, the Pacers waived Walt Lemon Jr., C.J. Wilcox and Amida Brimah. They will soon head to Fort Wayne and begin training camp with @TheMadAnts.
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors have waived Sagaba Konate, who was in camp on an Exhibit 10 deal. The roster now stands at 19 - 12 players on guaranteed deals and 7 on partial or non guaranteed contracts competing for 3 roster spots and 2 2-way spots.
Chris Miller: #Wizards have waived Justin Anderson, Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will move to the @CapitalCityGoGo. Fred Katz first reported #RepTheDistrict
Scott Agness: Pacers have waived forward JaKeenan Gant, league source told @TheAthleticIND.
JD Shaw: The Spurs waived Matt Farrell today, league sources told @HoopsRumors . Farrell is expected to play for the team’s G League affiliate this coming season.
JD Shaw: The Cavs will waive recently signed players Scoochie Smith and Isaac Hamilton. The team reached agreement with Kobi Simmons yesterday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Detroit Pistons waived guard Beno Udrih, league sources tell ESPN. Pistons have 14 guaranteed contracts on roster.
Shams Charania: Sources: Milwaukee has waived guard Gerald Green. The 10-year veteran reenters free agency before season starts this week.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived guard Andrew Andrews, forward Marc Loving and forward James Webb III, 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today.
Scott Bordow: Suns have waived Elijah Millsap. Roster now at 17 players and a clarification: under new CBA teams can carry 17 all year
The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have waived three players: 6-8 forward DeQuan Jones, 6-5 guard Trey McKinney Jones and 6-8 forward Ben Moore.
Manny Navarro: #Heat announce they've waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. The roster stands at 17 with Derrick Walton Jr. (two-way contract) and Matt Williams Jr. still on the team.
Michael Scotto: Oklahoma City Thunder will waive guard Isaiah Canaan, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dallas is waiving rookie guard PJ Dozier, league source tells ESPN.
Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have waived Donald Sloan, The Washington Post has leaned. Carrick Felix makes the final roster, which is now set at 17.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland has waived Kendrick Perkins, league source tells ESPN. Cavs reach 15-man roster. Perkins came to camp in terrific shape.
The Warriors have waived guard Georges Niang and forward Michael Gbinije, the team announced in a press release. Both men were second-round picks in last year’s NBA draft.
Sean Cunningham: Warriors just announced they've released Trevor Thompson. His signing was announced around 10am this morning.
The Boston Celtics announced Friday that they signed former Washington Wizards big man Daniel Ochefu. The Celtics will waive Ochefu and then sign him to their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, a source told Celtics Wire.
It’s expected that the Jazz will waive Nazareth Mitrou-Long, a guard out of Iowa State who played light minutes this preseason. The Tribune has learned the last roster spot will come down to forward Joel Bolomboy, a 2016 draft pick out of Weber State, or guard Royce O’Neale, who was most recently playing overseas.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets waive Isaiah Taylor, Tim Quarterman, George de Paula, Chris Johnson. Troy Williams, Nanu Onuaku, as expected, make roster.
Brian Lewis: The #Nets waived guard Tahjere McCall and forward Kamari Murphy. They hold both players G League rights, so they're Long Island bound
JD Shaw: The Orlando Magic have waived Troy Caupain and Rodney Purvis, per the team. The roster stands at 18.
Matt Velazquez: According to the team, Bucks are requesting waivers on Xavier Munford, who signed with Milwaukee a week ago.
The Denver Nuggets have waived veteran NBA forward Josh Childress, league sources told Def Pen Hoops. The move brings the Nuggets’ roster count down to 17 players. Childress confirmed the transaction in a text message on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin and forward Akil Mitchell. Doyle and Senglin originally signed as free agents with the Nets on Aug. 4, while Mitchell inked a free agent deal with Brooklyn on Sept. 24.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies signed guard Durand Scott and waived guard Jeremy Morgan.
The roster spot of Cavs veteran forward Richard Jefferson is in jeopardy, according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd. The signing of Dwyane Wade gives the Cavs 16 fully guaranteed contracts, along with Kay Felder’s partial guarantee. Even if Felder is traded or released, the Cavs will have to rid themselves of a guarantee contract and Jefferson is a likely candidate, Lloyd continues. Jefferson, 37, has a $2.5MM contract but if he’s released it will cost the club approximately $10.5MM in luxury taxes since it is a repeat offender, Lloyd points out. A second-round pick may have to be packaged to move Jefferson, Lloyd adds.
Calvin Watkins: Mike D'Antoni told reporters today it was hard to release Pablo Prigioni. Expect to see Tyler Ennis get some minutes at point guard behind James Harden.
Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough told ArizonaSports.com that Archie Goodwin had asked to be traded, and when the team was unable to move him before Monday’s roster deadline they waived him instead. “Not that these decisions are ever easy,” McDonough said, according to the report. “We felt like we got down to 16 really good, quality NBA players. Archie and his agents for the last few months asked us to accommodate a trade request. With that in mind, we told Archie and his agent we’d try to help him move to a team where he’d have an opportunity and play. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to work out a deal. This time of a year, it’s hard.”
Jake Fischer: The Detroit Pistons have claimed Beno Udrih off of waivers, according to a league source. The Pistons will waive Ray McCallum Jr.
Chris Haynes: Cleveland Cavaliers to waive veteran Dahntay Jones, league sources inform ESPN. DeAndre Liggins makes the squad.
Goodwin, 22, is expected to garner significant interest on the waiver wire. The 6-foot-5 Goodwin is a dynamic athlete and has shown flashes as a scorer and playmaker.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers will also waive James Webb III, Shawn Long and Cat Barber, according to source. They hold DLeague rights to Webb, Long & Barber.
Jake Fischer: Nik Stauskas has made the Philadelphia 76ers' 15-man roster, according to a league source. They will release Brandon Paul.
Adrian Wojnarowski: For now, Mitch McGary is hoping to resume career in China or Europe, sources tell @The Vertical. Wherever he plays, he has issues to resolve.
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September 26, 2021 | 12:48 pm EDT Update

Ja Morant: 'I'm a Top 5 point guard'

Where do you feel you rank among the top point guards in the game? Ja Morant: Top 5. If you’re Top 5, who else is there with you? Ja Morant: Morant: Steph (Curry). I’m a big Chris Paul fan. I’d say Dame (Lillard) and (Russell) Westbrook. It’s tough. The point guard position is so loaded. Some guys have to get left out.
Your teammate, Jaren Jackson Jr., was the No. 2 breakout player, according to a poll of 15 NBA executives I did for HoopsHype. What do you expect from a healthy Jaren this season? Ja Morant: To me, personally, I think he’s No. 1 if he’s healthy. He’s been battling some injuries that set him back. A healthy Jaren is definitely the number one breakout player this season. He’s just a special talent that’s gifted. He’s 7-foot-1, can shoot the three, can put it on the floor, and can play inside. He does so much on the floor. As long as he stays healthy, which we need him to be, he’s definitely number one.
What do you think of Dillon Brooks as a defender and as a player overall for this team? Ja Morant: Dillon is an important piece to this team offensively and defensively. I’ve been saying a lot now that I feel like he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for his defense, especially against some of the top guys. Some of them probably won’t admit it, but I feel like most of the games when they struggled, Dillon was guarding them. Soon, that’ll come that he gets his respect for that. Offensively, how he’s able to score the ball from all three levels is big-time for us.
Speaking of locker rooms, what are the expectations in the locker room for the Grizzlies this season? Where do you guys think you can compete on what type of level? Ja Morant: I feel like we can compete with the top teams in this league. We all have that mindset, and this chip on our shoulder we go out and play with each and every night. Now, it’s continuing to buy in and keep gelling as a team and getting better with chemistry. Having more guys step up and talk who’ve been in the game for a while to help the young guys come along. Our goal this year is to continue to be better in all areas and better than we were last year.
Granted, all of that stuff is a lot easier to say in the offseason than it is to actually feel when a player is on the outside looking in. But while it could just be a bunch of PR-friendly cliches being spewed, this team also really could be that committed to winning. Ellington certainly thinks so, and during a recent appearance on BallIsLife’s “Noble and Roosh Show,” he also outlined a few other reasons he thinks guys will be all right with not playing as much as they have in the past: “I think we have one of the older rosters, so I think guys are able to be mature about that. We understand that everybody’s not going to be able to play 30 minutes a game, so there’s going to be sacrifice. There’s going to be sacrifices that need to be made, and I think that’s part of the understanding. “But also, understanding that with the older roster, guys aren’t going to be able to play. Guys aren’t going to play every single game. I think you’re going to see sometimes guys get rested and that’s where the ‘Next Man Up’ mentality comes into play.”
It’s why he also likes that the team made sure to add a few younger players as well: “I think it’s a great combination, man, of basketball IQ, championship experience, hunger with the guys wanting more. You got a mix of guys that haven’t won championships who are hungry for championships. You got some young guys in Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk, THT, you got some young guys that are dogs. I think it’s a great mix of veterans and some mid guys and some young guys. I think the roster was constructed beautifully.”
September 26, 2021 | 6:15 am EDT Update

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "There’s no room for players who do not want to get vaccinated"

“The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or remove them from the team,” NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells Rolling Stone. “There is no room for players who are willing to risk the health and lives of their teammates, the staff and the fans simply because they are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation or do the necessary research. What I find especially disingenuous about the vaccine deniers is their arrogance at disbelieving immunology and other medical experts. Yet, if their child was sick or they themselves needed emergency medical treatment, how quickly would they do exactly what those same experts told them to do?”
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