Shams Charania: Undrafted Butler guard Sean McDermott has agreed to a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Shams Charania: Michigan's Zavier Simpson has agreed to an undrafted free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Andrew Greif: Confirming @Chris Haynes info from earlier that 6-1 Saint Mary's guard Jordan Ford has signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Clippers, per source. He'll be in training camp next month.
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.
June 16, 2021 | 6:40 am EDT Update
Denver Nuggets star and 2020-21 NBA season MVP Nikola Jokic will not join the Serbian selection for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament nor for the Olympics in case the team qualifies, the player informed Wednesday, via a statement on Serbian state news agency Tanjug. “To my great regret, this is the moment when I have to announce that despite my great desire, I am not able to play for the national team. Simply, the condition of my body requires a longer absence from the court to recover. I have to accept that. I am sure that the guys have the quality to make a result without me, which will bring us all a lot of joy”, Jokic mentioned in his statement.
Mario Hezonja’s return to Europe with Panathinaikos after spending five seasons in the NBA has caught the attention of his former club FC Barcelona, which is looking to bring back the Croatian player next season. As reported by SER’s Pacojo Delgado, the 2021 Liga Endesa champions are close to bringing 26-year-old Hezonja back. On top of that, Barcelona has asked Cory Higgins for a 10% salary cut, and the player is likely to refuse and move on to Olimpia Milano.
“He was unfazed the entire game,” Harden said of Durant. “He was poised, especially in that second half. He started to take his time, he started to get to his spots and kind of like, I (saw) Kevin directing people to where he wanted them to be. Once Kevin gets that, he’s comfortable, he’s in the zone and it’s pretty much hard to stop him.”
Adam Zagoria: Former @StJohnsBBall and @OregonMBB wing LJ Figueroa will work out for the Celtics tomorrow, per source
Adam Zagoria: St. John’s F @JulianChampagn2 was invited to the NBA Combine and will work out for Boston tomorrow, per source. Has a couple other NBA team workouts scheduled. Will decide by July 7 whether to return to school or not.
June 16, 2021 | 1:47 am EDT Update
“One of the best players to ever play the game,’’ Antetokounmpo said after the Bucks fell into a 3-2 hole by blowing a 17-point lead. “He’s the best player in the world right now. We got to beat him as a team and make him make tough shots. And hopefully he’s going to miss. If coach wants to double him, we’ll double him”