Chris Fedor: Can confirm through a league source that #Cavs will be signing Mfiondu Kabengele, who they liked and considered in the 2019 draft, to a 10-day contract tomorrow.
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers are signing forward Mfiondu Kabengele to a 10-day contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
James Ham: According to a league source, the Sacramento Kings are expected to release forward/center Mfiondu Kabengele. This move will bring the regular roster back to 15 players.
Bobby Marks: Because his 3rd year team option was declined, the maximum that Sacramento could offer Kabengele in free agency is $2.17M (the same salary if his 2021-22 team option was not declined).
Andrew Greif: The Clippers are not picking up their third-year option on center Mfiondu Kabengele. Today was the deadline to make a decision. Kabengele was the 27th pick in the 2019 draft. He could still be back with the team next year, but he'll obviously be evaluated as the year goes on.
May 8, 2021 | 6:38 pm EDT Update
Fred Katz: How crazy is this run Westbrook has been on of late? He has a chance to tie Oscar Robertson’s all-time triple-double record of 181 tonight. He has been in the NBA for 13 years. And more than 11 percent of his career triple-doubles have come in the last six weeks.
Jon Krawczynski: Asked Rubio if he’d try to get @Alex Rodriguez to pay his technical fine: “I will definitely call the league to see if they can take the fine out. Should he be the one to take it? I don’t think that’s a good way to introduce myself, to be honest with you.”
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse tells a story about going fishing with Jonas Valanciunas in Lithuania one time. “I have never seen a guy so happy when he was reeling in a fish. So intense, so excited. I just told him next year when we’re out on the floor I’m going to tell you to rebound like it’s a fish.”
May 8, 2021 | 5:28 pm EDT Update
Scott Agness: Pacers assistant coach Greg Foster is back, and continues working with Goga Bitadze. They hugged before beginning pre-game warmups.