Fred Katz: The Wizards have extended the qualifying offer to shooting guard Garrison Mathews, sources tell @The Athletic. An expected move. Mathews will now be a restricted free agent when free agency begins Friday.
May 26, 2022 | 6:49 pm EDT Update
Lukas Kuba: Tomas Satoransky when asked about the interest from Barcelona: “I won’t officially comment on anything yet, all I can say is that both Europe and the NBA are in play.” Says it’s obviously an important decision. “I’m leaving myself more time for the final decision.”
Lukas Kuba: Tomas Satoransky says the #Pelicans “weren’t a good fit” for him, thinks they lost interest in him as the season went on, says “after a couple of months in New Orleans me and my agent felt that some change would occur and we wanted it to happen. I’m glad I ended up in Washington, I have great memories of this month and a half.” #satoransky
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra basically says ignore injury list, that those who played Wednesday he expects to play Friday. With Herro, who has missed last two with groin strain, he was less committal. Declined to say why Butler is not on injury report (as he seems to be ailing).
Santa Clara University star Jalen Williams made it official on Thursday that he’s leaving the school and will remain in the NBA draft process. Williams was a two-time All-WCC guard at Santa Clara. He’s projected to be a late-first round or second-round pick.
May 26, 2022 | 6:17 pm EDT Update
The New York Daily News reported on Wednesday that the Nets were unwilling to offer Irving a long-term contract. SNY has not independently confirmed that report. But if Irving opts out and the Nets have trouble finding common ground with the seven-time All-Star, opposing teams believe the club will be open to exploring trades of Irving.