Instead, the pivot point will be the length and structure of the contract. Ingram will have the opportunity to sign a “3+1” offer sheet with another team where the fourth season is a player option, like Gordon Hayward did with the Hornets back in 2014. However, Griffin can offer a five-year deal but must decide whether to include a fifth-year player option. Typically, it is hard for general managers to get max free agents to accept straight five-year contracts when a “3+1” is available since it gives the player so much more control but each situation is different. Either way, Ingram will be a Pelican next season unless Griffin and Ingram engineer a surprising sign-and-trade, which feels incredibly unlikely.
January 21, 2021 | 10:54 pm EST Update
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets will acquire Kevin Porter Jr. from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a source said. @wojespn first. Rockets sending a protected second round pick. Will waive Chris Clemons to open the roster spot.
January 21, 2021 | 10:44 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a trade to send Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium .
Marc Stein: The Bulls’ Thaddeus Young is finalizing an agreement to purchase a minority ownership stake in Australia’s @BrisbaneBullets , @NYTSports has learned. The deal will reunite Young and his former teammate Kevin Martin, former high-scoring NBA guard who is Brisbane’s majority owner.