Kelly Iko: The Rockets are waiving Jaron Blossomgame and Michael Frazier today, sources tell @Alykhan Bijani and I.
Shams Charania: Free agent Jaron Blossomgame has agreed to a training camp deal with the Houston Rockets, agent Andy Shiffman tells @The Athletic @Stadium.
Jonathan Feigen: Blossomgame will sign an Exhibit 10 contract. He averaged 18.5 ppg in the G League last season.
With those spots available, the Cavs have signed Jaron Blossomgame and Jalen Jones to Two-Way contracts. Blossomgame, a 25-year-old forward, was a 2017 second-round pick by the San Antonio Spurs. He was recently acquired by the Canton Charge in exchange for John Holland.
Adam Johnson: The @CantonCharge have acquired Jaron Blossomgame from the @austin_spurs in exchange for the returning rights to John Holland and a 2nd rd pick in 2019 G League Draft. Huge trade!
June 21, 2021 | 3:44 pm EDT Update
Tim Reynolds: Two more Olympic developments to watch in the coming days, per people in the know: Paul George and Chris Paul are still in decision-making mode. With CP3, it’s obviously a bit more complicated now, but there are some who believe there’s still a real chance he decides to play.
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said he honestly didn’t have a clue how the Suns were going to play without Chris Paul. No sample size to go off and it was in the Western Conference Finals. Didn’t know what to expect with production but knew the team would still compete.
Gerald Bourguet: E’Twaun Moore on being thrown back into the rotation in the Western Conference Finals: “My job is to put the team in the right positions, get everybody set up. Try to get the best shot, the best possession possible.”
June 21, 2021 | 3:41 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Warriors star Stephen Curry has opted against playing for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell me and @Anthony Slater. Curry had been deciding on participating over the last few weeks, and USAB expected him to be out of the available pool.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Pacers are putting a premium on head coaching experience in search. Stotts and Clifford have been consistent playoff coaches in recent years, and Shaw — now coach of G League Ignite — has history as a former top assistant with Pacers.
Gerald Bourguet: “That was pretty cool. I was happy for him and his family. He’s a big reason why we’re having this success, because of the team that he’s put together and the character of the players and the talent he’s assembled.” – Monty Williams on James Jones winning Executive of the Year
Chris Paul celebrated Juneteenth in a very special way this year. The NBA All-Star bought out all three locations of Atlanta’s popular plant-based burger chain, Slutty Vegan, to help feed the local community. On Saturday, June 19, patrons of Slutty Vegan enjoyed the chain’s iconic One Night Stand burger and a side of fries, free of charge.