Keith Smith: In other Celtics news, beyond Larry Bird’s birthday, Boston has officially signed Amile Jefferson. Fully non-guaranteed training camp contract for Jefferson.
Jay King: The Celtics have signed former Duke big man Amile Jefferson to an exhibit 10 deal, per source. He played 18 games for the Magic last season.
The Orlando Magic have acquired veteran forward James Ennis from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick (owed to the Magic from the L.A. Lakers), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. The Magic have also waived forward Amile Jefferson.
The Orlando Magic have signed forward Amile Jefferson, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Forward/Center Amile Jefferson has agreed to a two-year NBA contract with the Orlando Magic, agent Michael Tellem of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN. Jefferson had been on a two-way deal with Magic.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have signed DaQuan Jeffries and Vic Law to Exhibit 10 contracts. In addition, Amile Jefferson has signed his two-way contract with the Magic.
Roy Parry: According to league sources, Amile Jefferson's reported deal with the Magic will be a two-way contract. That will close out the team's two-way contract slots; the Magic reportedly reached a two-way deal agreement with guard Josh Magette earlier this week.
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Amile Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Orlando Magic, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have issued qualifying offers to Khem Birch and Amile Jefferson, making both of them restricted free agents on June 30.
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Amile Jefferson has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell Yahoo. The former Duke standout finished last season on two-way with the Timberwolves.
Michael Scotto: Minnesota Timberwolves are signing forward Amile Jefferson to a two-way contract, league sources told @BBallInsiders. He's averaged 18 points and 13.1 rebounds per game for the Iowa Wolves in the G-League. The former Duke standout earned First Team honors at the G-League Showcase
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has signed forward Amile Jefferson and guard Melo Trimble. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Jefferson, 24, played with the Timberwolves in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in five games. He was a fifth-year senior at Duke University in 2016-17 and averaged 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 61.3% from the field. Jefferson was a member of Duke’s 2015 NCAA Championship team and was a teammate of the Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones.
August 4, 2021 | 6:31 am EDT Update
The 25-year-old averaged 19.3 points in his four games at these Olympics, leading the Italians to the quarterfinals. A 6-foot-8 wing, Fontecchio has flirted with the NBA before, had a draft workout with Boston before not getting selected in 2015, and hasn’t ruled out leaving Europe. “I just think it’s all about opportunity to show your potential,“Fontecchio said. “Right now, I’m happy where I am … but the future, you never know what’s going to happen,”
Greek basketball superstar and NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo cancelled celebrations scheduled for his old neighbourhood Sepolia out of respect for the difficult times the country is living through due to the devastating fires. “I hope we don’t have victims from the fires” said Gianni on his personal twitter account. Initially scheduled for today, 4 August, Gianni went on twitter to announce that his arrival and celebrations at Sepolia will be put on hold, but promises to announce a different date when circumstances permit.
TMZ Sports has obtained video showing the controversial arrest of New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes … an incident LAPD is now investigating for possible use of excessive force. The clip starts with 21-year-old Hayes — the #8 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft — tussling on the ground with 3 police officers who are attempting to control and cuff Jaxson. One of the cops presses his taser against the Pelican center’s chest and shocks him.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles PD Chief Michael Moore announced the department launched an investigation into the arrest after Hayes alleged force was applied to his neck — causing him difficulty breathing. It’s important to note the video we obtained starts with Jaxson on the ground and the taser against his body. TMZ Sports did not edit the starting point of the video.
However, what happened before the video starts rolling is critical … ’cause cops say Hayes is the one who started and escalated the physical confrontation. Police claim when they arrived on the scene, Hayes attempted to enter the home — despite their commands — before he ultimately shoved an officer, injuring him.