But when Knicks president Leon Rose took over in New York, tasked with leading the perennial Eastern Conference doormat back to prominence, Aller was his first call. Rose needed a smart, forward-thinking executive, one with a knack for successful team-building, savvy salary cap management and long-term planning. Rose needed someone he could trust. Their relationship went back years because of Aller’s growing role within the Cavs while Rose ascended the ranks and became one of the league’s most powerful agents — even representing LeBron James early in his career.
August 1, 2021 | 7:05 am EDT Update
The Chicago Bulls and forward Lauri Markkanen are open to a sign-and-trade deal, league sources told HoopsHype. One team to keep an eye on in the sign-and-trade market for Markkanen is the Minnesota Timberwolves, who’ve been searching for an upgrade at the power forward position.
August 1, 2021 | 6:23 am EDT Update
Arturs Kalnitis: Anzejs Pasecniks will take part in the 2021 NBA Vegas summer league with the New Orleans Pelicans. Rihards Lomazs has decided not participate in the SL due to Latvian national team duties.