The Sacramento Kings made a series of moves today, according to General Manager Vlade Divac, as Sacramento exercised the Standard NBA Contract Conversion Option on forward Wenyen Gabriel and claimed guard/forward DaQuan Jeffries off waivers. Sacramento then exercised the two-way player conversion option on Jeffries and waived forward Tyler Lydon.
August 1, 2021 | 8:24 pm EDT Update
The Pacers would like to unload Jeremy Lamb, who is in the final year ($10.5 million) of his contract and has had health issues since he broke his left leg and tore knee ligaments two seasons ago. They don’t have a spot for him, and his defense is a liability on a team that took a major step back there under Nate Bjorkgren.
Despite anticipation that the Pacers will do something to shake things up — trading Myles Turner or Malcolm Brogdon have been the most popular topics — it’s unlikely anything seismic happens, a league source tells IndyStar going into the weekend.
The Rockets, a league source told IndyStar, are hoping to sign-and-trade Avery Bradley if he can find a suitor. The New Orleans Pelicans has been a possible landing spot for the 6-3 guard, who has been injury-prone as he has played in just 27, 49, 63, 46 and 55 in his last five seasons.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Dylan Windler will not be on the team’s Summer League roster in Las Vegas, sources tell @clevelanddotcom. Windler is starting to get healthy after left knee surgery but team is being cautious, wanting to make sure he’s right for training camp.
Tom Orsborn: Josh Primo’s early impression of fellow draftee Joe Wieskamp: “He’s a great shooter. He gets his feet set really quickly and he makes the right play. He gets to the right spots on defense. He’s always moving, always cutting. He’s been great.”
August 1, 2021 | 7:15 pm EDT Update
According to a league source, the team is losing confidence in its ability to re-sign veteran wing Evan Fournier. The Celtics acquired Fournier from the Magic in exchange for two second-round picks in March. The move was completed to bolster Boston’s playoff push, and because it would give the Celtics the ability to sign Fournier to a long-term deal this summer despite being over the salary cap since they would hold his Bird Rights.
According to a league source, the Celtics prefer to pursue a player with extensive experience and are focused on adding size and shooting, and forward Jeff Green is believed to be a primary target. Green played for the Celtics from 2011-2015, including a season and a half with Stevens as his head coach.