The teams were not specified, though one source said there are two Eastern Conference teams and one from the West who are interested in sign-and-trade scenarios involving Bertans. That is along with at least three teams – the Hawks, Knicks and Suns included – expected to target Bertans early in free agency using their cap room, as NBC Sports Washington previously reported. Though the teams looking at a sign-and-trade are not known, the dots could possibly be connected to those who were interested in Bertans before the trade deadline. That list included the Celtics, Lakers and Nuggets.
March 6, 2021 | 6:25 pm EST Update
Law Murray: Silver says that 25 percent of NBA players come from out of United States, promotes G-League/G-League Ignite as a paid option for some talents while league continues to discuss one-and-done rule
Houston general manager Rafael Stone says he’s very happy with the performances of second-year guard Kevin Porter Jr. and rookie forward KJ Martin during their stint at the NBA G League’s Florida bubble. Both are being recalled to the Rockets over the All-Star break.
On Porter, here’s what Stone told Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston: When we acquired him we laid out that we wanted him to play through the break, which he’s done. We had very specific goals in mind for how he wanted him to play, what we wanted him to try and achieve. We’re extraordinarily happy with him. He did all of that.
Jeremy Woo: Jonathan Kuminga is not expected to play for G League Ignite tonight, per source, as they fight for a playoff spot against Austin in their final regular-season game. It’s a win-and-in situation for Ignite. Tip at 7PM ET on ESPN+