The league likes to keep such things close to the vest, but trust me: The door is open, for the first time in a long time. “I would agree that there is discussion but no decision,” one governor said this week, a sentiment echoed by another.
June 22, 2021 | 3:25 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday has committed to play for Team USA in the Summer Olympics, source tells ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: USA Basketball has known that Paul was trending toward this decision for several days, per sources. If Suns reach NBA Finals, there would be virtually no break before end of his NBA season and start of July Olympics in Tokyo.
Eric Nehm: Brook Lopez tells reporters the Bucks took a couple days off before this series to make sure they could once again “fill up their cup” (Bud’s term) before the Hawks series. They still got film work in, but sounds like they gave themselves a solid rest after their Nets series.
I spoke to Aaron Wiggins’ agent, Austin Walton, earlier this morning, and he mentioned that interest from NBA teams had increased significantly in recent days. He continued to explain to me that Wiggins and his family have decided to preserve his college eligibility in order to keep the door open for a return back to Maryland next season. However, if things keep trending up, and he is provided a certain level of assurance, it is certainly possible that Wiggins stays in the 2021 NBA Draft.
The Grand Rapids Drive announced today the first set of priority home games for the 2021-22 season. This will be the organization’s seventh season in Grand Rapids and first as the NBA G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets. A new team name and logo are scheduled to be revealed next month.
June 22, 2021 | 1:51 pm EDT Update
Chris Fedor: I’m hearing #Cavs center and restricted free agent Jarrett Allen, who was added as a finalist in March, is not going to play for Team USA at the Olympics. USAB wants him to be part of the Select Team, which is something he could still do.