He has received considerable criticism for his struggles on defense for much of his career. But to see him not hustling to get back into the fray on the offensive end and not attacking Damian Jones and John Collins in the half court was something entirely different. Through all of the ups and downs in a Timberwolves uniform, rarely has it been a question if Towns is playing hard. Maybe he hasn’t executed the game plan properly. Maybe there were some physical shortcomings that prevented him from doing everything he wanted to do. Maybe his teammates were missing assignments or bricking shots that led to Wolves losses. But he always went hard.
December 4, 2020 | 7:19 pm EST Update
The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed guard Quinn Cook, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Eric Pincus: Cook was on the books at $3 mil – they cut him with $1 mil guaranteed. They’re re-signing him at the min, so his cap hit will be $1.6 mil – so $2.6 mil on the cap to Cook instead of $3 mil. He’ll earn $1 mil + $1,737,145 = $2,737,145 total – so almost the original $
December 4, 2020 | 7:01 pm EST Update
Jason Jones: The Kings have picked up the fourth-year option on Marvin Bagley III, according to league sources. Bagley, the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, will earn $11.3 million next season. He’s looking to bounce back after being limited to 13 games last season due to injuries.