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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Bulls among the teams calling about Kevin Durant

When the two-time NBA Finals MVP made it known he wanted to be traded out of Brooklyn, expected business quickly fell by the wayside as teams tried to reposition themselves to at least make an offer. According to a source, the Bulls were a part of those phone calls, despite Durant reportedly having the Heat and Suns among his desired destinations — and despite the reality that the Bulls don’t have the type of high-profile player or quality of draft picks the Nets were looking for in a trade package.
Phoenix has the kinds of players who might make this a win-win for all involved — namely, Suns small forward Mikal Bridges and restricted free agent center DeAndre Ayton. In the days before Irving’s choice to opt-in, sources close to Ayton had raised this possibility of an Ayton-Bridges deal being very much on their radar. At that time, however, it was unclear whether Durant was going to ask out.
Beck: I asked a well-connected NBA source which teams, other than the increasingly desperate Lakers, would be willing to acquire Irving. His answer: “None.” I think I agree. The league has seen Irving wreak a lot of havoc over the last five years, from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn. It’s left an impression. But the Lakers badly need another scorer/playmaker next to LeBron and AD, and Irving is an infinitely better fit than Russell Westbrook.