As of Saturday, Tyler Cook’s 10-day deal had expired and by Sunday, those of Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert will likely expire as well. It’s not likely any of them will be immediately extended to a second 10-day deal, as permitted under league rules. A league source said there’s no urgency in extending any of the three, if indeed that’s what the Nets want, since play doesn’t resume until Thursday. That’s when the Nets take on the Celtics at Barclays Center.
Bobby Marks: Brooklyn makes it official on the Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert 10-Day: $110,998 cap hit for both Roberson will earn $148,926 and Shumpert $159,698 Brooklyn has a $93.9M tax bill that is projected right now at $48.9M because of the expected decline in BRI
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Andre Roberson has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Michael Scotto: Andre Roberson’s deal with the Brooklyn Nets is a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, a league source told @hoopshype . He played six seasons with the OKC Thunder, was a teammate of Kevin Durant, and made an NBA All-Defensive Team.
Before signing Iman Shumpert, the Brooklyn Nets considered a deal with veteran forward Andre Roberson, sources said. The Nets looked into Roberson as a wing signing who can provide defense and experience. Roberson showed to the Nets that he is healthy and moving well. In seven NBA seasons, Roberson has averaged. 4.5 points and four rebounds per game, making the All-Defensive second team in 2017.
Brandon Rahbar: Presti on Andre Roberson returning to the Thunder: He says the roster is pretty full right now, but he still has to more work to do. (I don't think Dre is coming back. Here's hoping he lands somewhere and continues his comeback.)
Were you talking to other teams or did you basically just work with the Thunder directly on this before shopping around? Andre Roberson: Oklahoma City is where I wanted to be, to be honest. So I tried to work a deal with them first before we went to anyone else, and that was that.
Erik Horne: The Thunder has made the Andre Roberson signing official. Quote from Sam Presti: pic.twitter.com/2fdoeD9GFG
David Aldridge: OKC considered options, but chose to be loyal to Roberson (@Adrian Wojnarowski first), who’ll return to his elite defensive role w/@Paul George in town.
Brett Dawson: Two motivated parties in the Andre Roberson deal. He wants to be in OKC, Thunder views him as important piece.
Brett Dawson: Sam Presti said after the season that an offer sheet would have made it more difficult with Roberson. This avoids that potential snag.
The Andre Roberson three-year $30M contract not puts Oklahoma City with $125.1M in salary. The Thunder are now $5.8M over the luxury with an early tax bill of $8.9M.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Andre Roberson has agreed to a new three-year, $30M deal with Oklahoma City, league sources tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Roberson preferred the three year deal over four, sources said. He's developed into an excellent role player with Thunder.
Royce Young: One ripple effect from the George acquisition I'm gathering: The Thunder are much more likely to retain Andre Roberson now.
Fred Katz: Possible this makes re-signing Roberson even more likely. OKC opened up money & Thunder always preferred his fit as a SG next to a big SF
Andre Roberson last week expressed his interest in returning to Oklahoma City, and on Monday, Thunder general manager Sam Presti said he's “excited about the fact that (Roberson) is a part of the team.”
“Every indication we've had from Dre and from his people, his agent, is that he loves playing here,” Presti said. “And I've always said this to everybody before: When the player shows an interest in being here, it really exponentially helps your opportunity to get a contract done, if you would like to.”
Fred Katz: Soon-to-be free agent Andre Roberson: "I definitely want to be back…Hopefully, we can work something out."
Erik Horne: Andre Roberson says he's nervous about restricted free agency but wants to work something out with Thunder.
The Thunder have only one clear unknown about the existing roster: Roberson, a restricted free agent this summer. After the team inked extensions with Adams and Oladipo last October, Roberson and the Thunder couldn't find common ground. Roberson has his limitations, but he is one of the elite defenders in the league, and with some development and better understanding of his role as the season went along -- the Thunder preached less shooting, more cutting and driving -- the Thunder are intent on keeping him.
Jeff Goodman: Appears unlikely that Oklahoma City Thunder and Andre Roberson get anything done by deadline tonight on rookie extension, source told ESPN.
Adam Zagoria: Andre Roberson and OKC 'not likely' to get deal done tonight, source says. 1st by @Jeff Goodman
Are you excited about being a free agent at the end of the season or would you rather sign an extension? Andre Roberson: At this moment, I’m not much into that. I just leave that to my agents. I’m going to play my game and live one day at a time. Priority is focusing on the team and do what I do. I’m not really worried about that aspect. If I go out there and play my game, everything is going to take care of itself.
May 29, 2022 | 4:16 am EDT Update
I think everyone knows they kind of have to trade Russell Westbrook, that is partially why they are now entertaining keeping him. I do think, from what I’ve heard, there’s a segment within the franchise that does believe Russ could be utilized better, that this could work that they could, you know, with the right head coach with the right supporting cast, they can figure that out.
“I think the biggest thing I learned is that the League, the media, nobody will care until you’re winning,” he tells SLAM. “I could feel bad for myself all I want about [how] people didn’t respect or appreciate the season I had, or anything, but I didn’t win a lot of games. So, I think that’s been the biggest thing that I’ve locked in on and I decided within. I have to win games if I want people to respect my name, and if not, then I can’t be mad at people not watching enough games and how I really play. That’s the challenge that I’ve tried to take on. I’ve talked to teammates [and] we’re all trying to take that challenge on. I think that’s the next step for us.”
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz will work out BYU small forward Gideon George on Sunday morning, I’m told…..
The Orlando Magic have hosted G League Ignite prospect and Filipino National Team center Kai Sotto for a pre-draft workout. Sotto was one of the first prospects to sign with the G League straight out of high school and was projected to join Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga among others in the 2021 G League bubble. However, after committing to the Philippines national team, he was unable to play for the team.
Patrick Baldwin Jr.: I plan on staying in. I think the feedback I’ve been getting is pretty good. Typically, a lot of the teams haven’t even mentioned the testing as a factor for me. A lot of what I do is shooting, spacing the floor, making the correct play and being a heady basketball player. That’s something I’ll bank on going into this process. I’ve gotten some pretty good feedback so far.
The news of Ham’s hiring — which still hasn’t been announced by the Lakers — has been met with endorsements from those who crossed paths with Ham during his career: former coaches, teammates and colleagues lauding the Lakers for handing things over to a first-time coach. “He’s going to be honest as a coach of the Lakers, which is what I think you need in the NBA today — somebody that’s going to be honest but know how to be honest without actually just tearing you down,” former teammate Chauncey Billups, now the coach in Portland said Saturday. “What can you say? He’s won as a player. He’s won as a coach. I mean, this dude is more than qualified for the task at hand. I’m so happy and proud of him. I spoke to him last night and he was so excited.”
Years later, Billups experienced the same things with Ham as a teammate with the Pistons, one of Ham’s six NBA homes. “I’m sure if you talked to the guys that he played with, he was probably their favorite-teammate type dude. He was always so competitive,” Billups said. “He brought the heat to practice every day. Every time he got in the game, he just raised the level of play. He’s the man. Not one person would say anything bad about him. “He’s that guy.”
Looking into how he normally spends the offseason and even where he received the 2022 NBA MVP trophy, Nikola Jokic predictably would like to train horses following his playing days. He revealed his plans to Peter Andersson of TV4. “My dream is to move back to Serbia and become a trotting coach after my basketball career,” said the Joker, “My country is, unfortunately, the worst in Europe on trotting and there are maybe 150 starting horses and it is very complicated to start abroad. But it’s still great fun.”