Wes Goldberg: Steve Kerr says he and the front office are fans of Gary Payton II, whose second 10-day contract expires after tonight’s game. Says if Payton II can change the flow of the game defensively and needs to just be “a solid shooter” to make it in the NBA.
August 2, 2021 | 2:30 pm EDT Update
Otto Porter Jr. and Rudy Gay are two players the Jazz hold interest in. But those names also come with caveats. Gay is thought to be leaning toward the Los Angeles Lakers.
Barry Jackson: Per source, Heat has told Dedmon it wants him back but Dedmon expected to generate interest in league after strong performance for Heat and will consider Miami, others. Question is whether Heat offers minimum deal or maybe more with 3.6 M bi-annual exception.
August 2, 2021 | 1:37 pm EDT Update
The Heat, I’m told, are likewise strong favorites to re-sign restricted free agent sharpshooter Duncan Robinson with or without the addition of DeRozan and are believed to be attempting to make all of these moves without surrendering Tyler Herro via trade. Longtime Heat executive Andy Elisburg, regarded as one of the league’s foremost salary-cap savants, will only add to his legend if Miami can get all that done.