Eric Nehm: In addition to Nik Stauskas, the Bucks will …

Eric Nehm: In addition to Nik Stauskas, the Bucks will be bringing in center Justin Patton on a training camp deal, per a league source. Patton, 23, was recently released by the Clippers and spent seven games with the Wisconsin Herd last season.

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The Los Angeles Clippers have waived Justin Patton. Patton was included in the Clippers' three-team trade for Luke Kennard.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers announce they have waived center Justin Patton. Patton, 23, was acquired as part of a three-team deal with the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 19.
John Hollinger: Pistons had $1.085 million of pro-rated non-taxpayer MLE remaining and, per league source, used roughly half of it on Patton. Meaning they could easily go to this well again for another player -- giving them a free ~$500k in return for a non-guaranteed 20-21 deal.
Brad Townsend: Although Cauley-Stein deal hasn't been announced, I'm told there are no wrinkles or holdups, there's an order that must be followed. Notice the Mavs haven't yet waived Patton. That's the roster spot needed to add Cauley-Stein.
Justin Patton: We’re on a mission‼️ #ThunderUp

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Maddie Lee: Thunder announced it has signed 22-year-old center Justin Patton. The 76ers waived him in April. pic.twitter.com/TAu0eRcXjC
Shams Charania: The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining center Justin Patton’s third-year team option, league sources tell me and @ Jon Krawczynski.
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Kevin Durant on Charles Barkley: I don't know why they still ask for this idiot's opinion

Now, in a recent Instagram post, Durant was less reserved in his criticism of Barkley. BasketballNews.com’s Etan Thomas posted about Barkley’s recent comment that NBA players “deserve some preferential treatment” when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine because of how much they pay in taxes. “Yea, that’ll go over well Barkley smh,” Thomas wrote in the caption. In the comments, Durant responded: “I don’t know why they still ask for this idiot’s opinion.”
Today, on a different IG post, Durant seemed to weigh in on the exchange between Shaq and Mitchell. “Them old heads need to go enjoy retirement,” Durant commented. “These boys have coaches they work with everyday lol.” LeBron James also weighed in: “There’s a difference between constructive criticism and soft hating though. I’ve seen it both ways come my way, mostly the hate. You can hear it in their delivery.”
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