Adrian Wojnarowski: The WCC’s Defensive Player of the Year — guard Jahlil Tripp of Pacific — is signing an Exhibit 10 deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, his agent Daniel Green tells ESPN.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted free agent Jordan Ford of Saint Mary’s — WCC leading scorer and 12th in nation — signing with the Los Angeles Clippers on an Exhibit 10 deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: Michigan's Zavier Simpson has agreed to an undrafted free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Darren Wolfson: Hear former East Ridge HS, Carleton, and Baylor big Freddie Gillespie will land with the Dallas Mavericks. Great night for Twin Cities basketball. Sacar Anim and others will have some opportunities too.
Shams Charania: Undrafted Butler guard Sean McDermott has agreed to a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Undrafted free agent Josh Hall signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder early Thursday morning, hours after the draft ended. A 6-foot-9 wing, Hall committed to N.C. State out of Moravian Prep School in Hickory but decided to skip school and enter the draft.
Brad Townsend: U of Houston swingman Nate Hinton tells folks on IG Live that he’s going to the Mavericks as an undrafted free agent. pic.twitter.com/v2c9Q2xU7n
Adrian Wojnarowski: UAB guard Nate Darling is signing a two-way deal with Charlotte, his agents Mike George and Nate Daniels of @OneLegacySports tell ESPN.
Shams Charania: Undrafted Penn State forward Lamar Stevens has agreed to a two-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Undrafted Kansas guard Devon Dotson is signing with the Chicago Bulls, source tells ESPN. Dotson is a Chicago native who grew up idolizing Derrick Rose.
Shams Charania: Undrafted Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans has agreed to a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
August 12, 2022 | 4:09 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent center Willie Cauley-Stein has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Cauley-Stein will compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Luka Doncic was ready to go but with him resting in the closing minutes, Goran Dragic had to be Batman again. The captain of the Slovenian national team made a big three that decided the 104-103 overtime win over Turkey in Istanbul.
It was only a prep game as the two teams are preparing for the upcoming Eurobasket and the FIBA World Cup, but it will be remembered. Dragic finished the night with 28 points and the winning three, while Doncic had 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in 27 minutes of action. He didn’t play in the overtime.
NBA star guard and Raleigh native John Wall is hosting a series of events this week to honor his late mother. With the Los Angeles Clippers guard in attendance, the John Wall Family Foundation hosted a back-to-school event Thursday morning at Durant Road Elementary School. The foundation will help the Durant Road Elementary students throughout the school year. On Thursday, Wall’s foundation presented a check for $11,200 to the the Salvation Army of Wake County Red Shield Club of Raleigh for summer day camp scholarships.
Kids ages 8-18 will get a chance next week to receive face-to-face pointers from an NBA player who grew up in Lowell. The Terance Mann Complete Player Basketball Camp will be held Aug. 15-18 at The Mill Works, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford. The hours of the camp are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Monday to Thursday.
August 12, 2022 | 2:38 pm EDT Update
The Russell Westbrook situation does seem a little more interesting, at least in the sense that the Lakers might have more control than they do in talks with James. The team, after all, could always add more stuff to any trade offers in an effort to unload Westbrook. And depending on what the expectations are in return, they could simply just keep piling on the limited trade assets that they have (pick swaps, second-round picks, etc.). So far, that’s a road the Lakers haven’t seriously taken, Rob Pelinka surprising plenty of folks around the NBA with his hesitancy to attach multiple draft picks with Westbrook in trade talks.