Jeremy Woo: I’m told LaMelo Ball is currently scheduled for team interviews and a media session via the combine this week. Unclear if he’ll take part in any other portion (logic suggests no). With Edwards, Wiseman and other skipping out, Ball is the highest-profile prospect participating.
November 28, 2020 | 2:45 pm EST Update
Bobby Marks: The New York Knicks are signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract, a source tells ESPN. Kidd-Gilchrist gives New York someone who can guard multiple positions. He was one of the better defensive players that was still on the free agent board.
November 28, 2020 | 9:33 am EST Update
Bobby Marks: Contract notes Austin Rivers 20/21 $3.5M 21/22 $3.3M 22/23 $3.15M Y2/Y3 become guaranteed if not waived by 7 days after the last day of the Moratorium for each year NYK sitting right at $18.3M in room. Could increase to $23.3M by using the room exception on Elfrid Payton.
Retired NBA star Paul Pierce is shooting for a big profit in Calabasas, where his amenity-loaded mansion is on the market for $10.995 million. Pierce paid $6.5 million for the property in 2009, a year after he won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics and took home Finals most valuable player honors. The 10-time All-Star decked the place out during his decadelong stay, painting the exterior salmon and adding high-end amenities such as a bowling alley, wet bar and gym. Out back, he installed a green basketball court emblazoned with the Celtics logo.
November 28, 2020 | 4:50 am EST Update
Marc Stein: NBA teams are scheduled to begin training camps Tuesday with individual workouts capped at four players and four team staff members at one time, league sources say, with all those participating required to register three negative PCR tests
Daryl Morey: Both Ben (24) and Joel (26) are superstar players in the peak of their prime. It is actually very rare to find examples where this is the case and it usually leads to something special. If you compare Ben and Joel to historic comparable players there is obviously no perfect comparison for either but both have a high probability to be in the top players of all time given how they have started and their age.