Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has waived guard Keandre Cook, forward Javin DeLaurier, forward Xavier Sneed and forward Kahlil Whitney. Cook (6-5, 187) went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft after two seasons at Missouri State University. The Baltimore native appeared in 33 games during his senior season, averaging 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per game to earn All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team honors. He appeared in one preseason game for the Hornets.
Blake Murphy: The Raptors signed and waived Breein Tyree, Tres Tinkle and Dewan Hernandez today, sources tell me and @ShamsCharania. Those are all 905-oriented moves, no impact on NBA side.
Alykhan Bijani: The Houston #Rockets waived William McDowell-White, Trey Mourning, and Josh Reaves, league sources tell @TheAthletic
Grizzlies PR: The @memgrizz today announced the team waived Bennie Boatwright, Shaq Buchanan and Ahmad Caver to finalize their 2020-21 regular season roster. Press release below.
Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today announced the team has waived guard Charlie Brown Jr. and forwards Zylan Cheatham, Tyler Cook and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Brown Jr., 6-6, totaled 20 points and 4 rebounds last season in 10 games with Atlanta. He was originally signed by the Hawks on July 1, 2019. The 23-year-old played in 29 games in the G League for the College Park Skyhawks where he averaged 17.1 points on 42.2% shooting and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Steve Popper: The Knicks have made it official - announcing the waiving of Myles Powell, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bryce Brown. That finalizes the roster unless they opt to grab another player cut loose from another team.
Fred Katz: The Wizards have cut Jordan Bell, who they signed earlier today, according to a source. Look for Bell to play for the Wizards’ G League team in the bubble.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs have requested waivers on Levi Randolph, Charles Matthews and Matt Mooney thus far, sources tell @clevelanddotcom
JD Shaw: The Bucks have requested waivers on Treveon Graham and Nik Stauskas. The team’s roster now stands at 16 players.
Will Guillory: Pels make it official that they've waived Rawle Alkins, Tony Carr, Jarrod Uthoff and Ike Anigbogu. pic.twitter.com/RJrbdHg2GR
Ira Winderman: The Heat have waived guard BJ Johnson. So 17 player roster now set: 15 standard contracts: Achiuwa, Adebayo, Bradley, Butler, Dragic, Harkless, Haslem, Herro, Nunn, Iguodala, Leonard, Okpala, Olynyk, Robinson and Silva. Two ways: Vincent. Strus.
James Edwards III: Per sources, the #Pistons have waived Anthony Lamb, Louis King and LiAngelo Ball.
James Ham: According to a league source, DaQuan Jeffries is joining the Kings as a two-way player. Wenyen Gabriel is being converted to a regular NBA contract and added to the roster. Tyler Lydon is being waived.
James Ham: The Kings have officially waived Hollis Thompson and Tyler Ulis. Roster is now down to 15 players.
James Ham: Both Hollis Thompson and Tyler Ulis are expected to play for the Stockton Kings, barring someone claiming them off waivers.
Tony Jones: The Jazz have waived Isaac Haas and Mike Scott. Both will play for the SLC Stars. Utah still has to trim its roster by one to get down to 15. Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman will be two-way players
Logan Murdock: Warriors officially waive Alfonzo McKinnie along with Jared Cunningham and Nick Zeisloft, who were signed earlier today.
Chris Grenham: Max Strus has been waived by the Celtics, per the team. Javonte Green has won the final spot.
Daniel Greenberg: The Chicago Bulls have waived three players: Milton Doyle Justin Simon Simisola Shittu Bulls roster now stands at 16 players.
Fred Katz: Wizards have officially waived Anzejs Pasecniks and Jalen Jones, as expected. They’ll play for the Go Go in training camp
Brad Townsend: As expected Chad Brown waived. Plan all along was for him to start in Frisco with the Legends.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs have waived Jarell Martin, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom. Roster is at 13. They are still looking at all their options.
Shams Charania: The Memphis Grizzlies are waiving forward Ivan Rabb and center Miles Plumlee, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Roy Parry: The Magic have waived B.J. Johnson, Vic Law, DaQuan Jeffries, Isaac Humphries and Jon Davis, the team has announced. The moves put the Magic roster at 15, including two-way players Josh Magette and Amile Jefferson.
JD Shaw: The Trail Blazers have waived forward Keljin Blevins and guards Troy Caupain and London Perrantes, the team announced in a press release.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Golden State Warriors are waiving forward Alfonzo McKinnie, clearing way for Marquese Chriss to make regular-season roster. McKinnie will be one of the top available players on market.
Andy Larsen: Jazz just waived Kyle Collinsworth and Juwan Morgan. Both likely to play for SLC Stars.
Kelly Iko: The Rockets are waiving Jaron Blossomgame and Michael Frazier today, sources tell @Alykhan Bijani and I.
The Thunder trimmed their roster this morning by placing DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, Abdul Gaddy, Myke Henry and Eric Moreland on waivers, the team announced in a press release.
The Nuggets released rookie forward Tyler Cook, the team announced Wednesday. Cook had been on a two-way contract, and the timing could allow him to latch on with another team before the season begins. Backup point guard PJ Dozier will be converted to the other two-way spot, a league source told The Denver Post.
Scott Agness: One day after the conclusion of their preseason, the Pacers waived Walt Lemon Jr., C.J. Wilcox and Amida Brimah. They will soon head to Fort Wayne and begin training camp with @TheMadAnts.
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors have waived Sagaba Konate, who was in camp on an Exhibit 10 deal. The roster now stands at 19 - 12 players on guaranteed deals and 7 on partial or non guaranteed contracts competing for 3 roster spots and 2 2-way spots.
Chris Miller: #Wizards have waived Justin Anderson, Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will move to the @CapitalCityGoGo. Fred Katz first reported #RepTheDistrict
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets have waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
JD Shaw: The Spurs waived Matt Farrell today, league sources told @HoopsRumors . Farrell is expected to play for the team’s G League affiliate this coming season.
JD Shaw: The Cavs will waive recently signed players Scoochie Smith and Isaac Hamilton. The team reached agreement with Kobi Simmons yesterday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Detroit Pistons waived guard Beno Udrih, league sources tell ESPN. Pistons have 14 guaranteed contracts on roster.
Shams Charania: Sources: Milwaukee has waived guard Gerald Green. The 10-year veteran reenters free agency before season starts this week.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have waived P.J. Dozier, Jameel Warney and Maalik Wayns.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived guard Andrew Andrews, forward Marc Loving and forward James Webb III, 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today.
Bobby Marks: Luxury tax bill in Oklahoma City drops from $27.8M to $24.5M with the Semaj Christon waiver. $4.5M savings of salary + tax.
Scott Bordow: Suns have waived Elijah Millsap. Roster now at 17 players and a clarification: under new CBA teams can carry 17 all year
The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have waived three players: 6-8 forward DeQuan Jones, 6-5 guard Trey McKinney Jones and 6-8 forward Ben Moore.
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Vander Blue, Travis Wear and Briante Weber, it was announced today.
Manny Navarro: #Heat announce they've waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. The roster stands at 17 with Derrick Walton Jr. (two-way contract) and Matt Williams Jr. still on the team.
Michael Scotto: Oklahoma City Thunder will waive guard Isaiah Canaan, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have waived Donald Sloan, The Washington Post has leaned. Carrick Felix makes the final roster, which is now set at 17.
Ronald Tillery: Griz coach Fizdale on roster cut down: "No one is going to be happy about this one. I’ll tell you that right now.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland has waived Kendrick Perkins, league source tells ESPN. Cavs reach 15-man roster. Perkins came to camp in terrific shape.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies waived guard Durand Scott.
The Warriors have waived guard Georges Niang and forward Michael Gbinije, the team announced in a press release. Both men were second-round picks in last year’s NBA draft.
Keith Pompey: The Sixers informed Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. they would be waived after the game, according to sources.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers’ waiving of Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. becomes official on Saturday, according to a source.
The Bucks have requested waivers on Joel Anthony, Gary Payton II and Brandon Rush. The roster now stands at 15 players.
Sean Cunningham: Warriors just announced they've released Trevor Thompson. His signing was announced around 10am this morning.
The Boston Celtics announced Friday that they signed former Washington Wizards big man Daniel Ochefu. The Celtics will waive Ochefu and then sign him to their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, a source told Celtics Wire.
When Ochefu clears waivers, the Celtics’ roster will go back down to 14 players, leaving one spot open. Boston may carry this open spot into the regular season, although more players getting cut at the last minute, such as Richard Jefferson in Atlanta after Friday’s reported trade, may end up in their crosshairs.
It’s expected that the Jazz will waive Nazareth Mitrou-Long, a guard out of Iowa State who played light minutes this preseason. The Tribune has learned the last roster spot will come down to forward Joel Bolomboy, a 2016 draft pick out of Weber State, or guard Royce O’Neale, who was most recently playing overseas.
Royce Young: With tomorrow the non-guaranteed cut deadline, likely outcome is both Christon and Canaan are waived and OKC keeps the 15th spot open.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets waive Isaiah Taylor, Tim Quarterman, George de Paula, Chris Johnson. Troy Williams, Nanu Onuaku, as expected, make roster.
Brian Lewis: The #Nets waived guard Tahjere McCall and forward Kamari Murphy. They hold both players G League rights, so they're Long Island bound
June 14, 2021 | 7:18 pm EDT Update
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, the 2020-21 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons lead the 2020-21 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Both players received NBA All-Defensive First Team votes on all 100 ballots to finish with 200 points each.
Joining Gobert and Simmons on the NBA All-Defensive First Team are Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (176 points; 80 First Team votes) and Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (157 points; 65 First Team votes) and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (135 points; 43 first Team votes).
The 2020-21 NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (111 points) and guard Jimmy Butler (111), 76ers center Joel Embiid (87) and guard Matisse Thybulle (63), and LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (43).
Below are the other players who received votes for the 2020-21 NBA All-Defensive Team, listed at the position at which they received the most votes. The “Total Points” category represents points that players received at any position, not just the position at which they are listed: Mikal Bridges, Marcus Smart, Luguentz Dort, Chris Paul, Paul George, Alex Caruso, Dejounte Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, TJ McConnell, Dennis Schroeder, Dillon Brooks, Danny Green, Fred VanVleet, Jaylen Brown, Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Russell Westbrook.