Josh Lewenberg: Nurse on Paul Watson: “He can play. He’s gonna be part of our future, from what I’ve seen so far.”
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors make the signing of Paul Watson official. He'll take the 2-way spot of Shamorie Ponds, who was waived earlier today.
JD Shaw: The Hawks formally announce the signing of Paul Watson to a 10-day contract. Watson averaged 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 34.3 minutes per game in 13 starts for the Raptors 905.
Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks are signing G/F Paul Watson of G League’s Raptors 905 to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Ian Begley: The Knicks announce that they have waived Paul Watson. Watson is on an Exhibit 10 contract, so he will earn additional salary if he plays with the Westchester Knicks - New York’s G League club - for 60 days.
Ian Begley: The Knicks announce that they’ve signed Paul Watson, who was with their G League team last year. Watson will likely play with their G League team - the Westchester Knicks - again this season.
June 27, 2022 | 5:44 pm EDT Update
Zach Klein: In talking with multiple sources around the NBA, many believe Hawks on verge of trading for San Antonio’s All-Star guard Dejounte Murray – However, it’s looking like John Collins is not part of deal. Would be Gallo & multiple 1st round picks. Spurs prepping for future & ’23 draft
JD Shaw: Former @BroncoSportsMBB star Derrick Alston Jr. will play summer league with the Dallas Mavericks, league source tells @HoopsRumors. Alston played for the Jazz’s G League affiliate this season, averaging 18.4 points and 6.4 rebounds.
June 27, 2022 | 4:15 pm EDT Update
Any potential interest the Heat has in acquiring Irving, 30, will depend on what his price is on the trade market or in free agency. The belief is the Heat is not currently willing to give up its top assets to acquire Irving — a list that obviously includes Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, and also Tyler Herro.
There are rumors floating about that Victor Oladipo is looking for a short-term contract to build his value and the Kings have been mentioned as a potential landing spot. He’s played with Sabonis in both OKC and Indiana, so there is some familiarity, but the injury risk is substantial.