Brendan Haywood: It was great playing with LeBron because he is one of the best teammates ever. He really wants to have everybody included. He wants to have guys on the same page. He wants to do things off the court to get guys engaged with each other, whether it’s taking guys out to the movies or having a room in the hotel where everybody could down and watch TV, eat, play video games. We knew we couldn’t go out in the city but we were still able to get out of the room. He is just thoughtful like that. He is always thinking about how he can help his teammates and he is the best gift-giver ever. We had all the Beats by Dre headphones. If he had a commercial for it, we had like ten of those. If he did Samsung phones, we all had them. If the new LeBron shoes came out, everybody would get them. He is an incredible, thoughtful teammate. It made guys want to run through a wall for him. It made his teammates work even harder. I think he learned a lot of that from the Heat. Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley taught him how to include everybody but he took it to the next level.
August 3, 2021 | 12:20 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie is nearing a deal with the Washington Wizards, sources tell ESPN.
StatMuse: SGA last season had one of the most underrated seasons ever. 23.7 PPG 5.9 APG 50.8 FG% 41.8 3P% Only one other player in NBA history had those numbers in a season (or better) — Larry Bird. pic.twitter.com/38tKIcjWBe
August 3, 2021 | 12:12 am EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Free agency moratorium has started · First-round selections can sign contracts · Minimum contracts (2 less years) can sign · Restricted free agent can sign an offer sheet · 3rd and 4th year rookie options can be exercised
August 3, 2021 | 12:03 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Atlanta Hawks All-Star G Trae Young has agreed to a five-year, $207 million designated rookie maximum extension, his agent Omar Wilkes of @KlutchSports tells ESPN.