Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Bulldogs for his senior season, putting them in contention to be the preseason No. 1 team in the country. Kispert was a potential second-round pick, ranking No. 47 overall and No. 6 among small forwards in ESPN’s NBA draft rankings. But he, like teammate Joel Ayayi last week, is heading back to Spokane, Washington, to compete for a national championship.
August 3, 2021 | 6:32 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Markieff Morris is finalizing a deal with the Miami Heat, sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Talen Horton-Tucker’s three-year, $32 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers includes a player option Year 3, @KlutchSports CEO Rich Paul told @hoopshype .
August 3, 2021 | 6:10 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Ish Smith has agreed to a one-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Fred Katz: When Ish Smith steps on the floor as a member of the Charlotte Hornets, he will tie an NBA record, playing for his 12th NBA team. Four other players have played for 12 teams: Joe Smith, Chucky Brown, Tony Massenburg and Jim Jackson.