For most of a year, Taylor has explored a sale of the Wolves and Lynx. How’s that coming? “Well, it’s not coming is the best way to say it,” Taylor said. “I haven’t found anything that for sure says I should move ahead.” Taylor’s price tag for the Wolves and Lynx is estimated to be in the $1.5 billion range. With NBA expansion — Las Vegas and Seattle have been mentioned — current team owners could each be in for a reported $160 million expansion fee windfall. “Obviously I’m aware of that — you’ve got to pick your time,” Taylor said, adding that no definite decision for expansion has been made. “The other question: Is now a good time to sell when you don’t have fans? And it’s not a good time.”
August 5, 2021 | 4:09 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Charlotte Hornets have emerged with strong interest in a potential offer sheet for Chicago restricted free agent Lauri Markkanen, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium . RFAs can begin signing sheets Friday.
Will Guillory: Pelicans released their 2021 Summer League roster. Trey Murphy will be added once the Memphis trade is completed. pic.twitter.com/tqXzQ5dam7
August 5, 2021 | 3:28 pm EDT Update
Three-time Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, agent Wallace Prather of Par-Lay Sports and Entertainment told HoopsHype. Williams had significant interest from several contenders, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told HoopsHype.
Adrian Griffin — Toronto Raptors assistant coach and ex-NBA player — is firing back at his ex-wife, suing for libel after she accused the hoops coach of domestic violence on social media. 47-year-old Griffin filed a defamation suit in New York … blasting ex, Audrey Sterling, as a bitter woman, hell-bent on destroying his life and career by any means necessary.
As we previously reported, Sterling accused Griffin of getting physical with her while she was pregnant, accusing Adrian of choking her, throwing her against the wall, and dragging her across the lawn. She also claimed he wasn’t taking care of their kids.