Keith Smith: Hearing from multiple sources that Boston’s recent camp invites, Ryan Arcidiacono and Garrison Mathews, have a real shot at making the Celtics final 15-man roster. One source said “It’s not a lock that the roster is done either. Brad is still doing some tinkering.”
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Garrison Mathews is signing a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Mathews spent his first two NBA seasons with Wizards and played 64 games (24 starts) in 2020-21.
Sources say former first-round pick Denzel Valentine is interested in coming to Cleveland. Garrison Matthews remains a possibility.
Fred Katz: Sources: The Wizards are rescinding Garrison Mathews’ qualifying offer, which will make Mathews an unrestricted free agent. The 24-year-old Mathews shot 38 percent from 3-point range last year and started 24 games as a two-way player.
Extending Mathews is complicated, too, considering the Wizards’ tight salary-cap situation. Washington is over the cap right now, though it has a couple of exceptions it could use to give him more than the minimum if it wanted to offer him a contract that goes beyond this season. But those exceptions are tiny. They could use the midlevel exception to make him a three- or four-year offer, but the starting salary couldn’t be higher than $1.3 million with minimal raises to follow, not far above the minimum, since they already used the majority of their midlevel on Robin Lopez. Mathews is a reliable defender shooting 40 percent from 3. He’ll stick in the league. Would he accept the security of a deal like that when he could plausibly earn more this summer?
Chris Haynes: Restricted free agent guard Garrison Mathews will sign his qualifying offer and return to the Washington Wizards, his agent @ChrisPatrickJr tells Yahoo Sports.
Fred Katz: The Wizards have extended the qualifying offer to shooting guard Garrison Mathews, sources tell @The Athletic. An expected move. Mathews will now be a restricted free agent when free agency begins Friday.
June 29, 2022 | 3:29 pm EDT Update
The Knicks are among the teams who have expressed interest in acquiring Dejounte Murray via trade, SNY has learned. Bleacher Report stated that the Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs had previously had talks around a potential trade for Murray. […] Some with the Knicks have talked about Murray’s fit in the backcourt if they are able to land Brunson. Some members of the organization are concerned about the backcourt of Brunson and Evan Fournier defensively.
Rod Beard: The #Pistons announced that Cory Joseph has opted in and the team has picked up the option on Hamidou Diallo for next season. They also declined the team options on Luka Garza and Frank Jackson.
Jon Chepkevich: Washington’s Terrell Brown Jr. will join the Minnesota Timberwolves for NBA Summer League, sources tell @RookieScale. Brown boasts a strong scoring résumé, holding WAC, Pac-12, and Portsmouth Invitational Tournament scoring crowns.
Kendra Andrews: Summer League note: G League Santa Cruz Warriors coach Seth Cooper will be the head coach at the California Classic. Warriors assistant coach and director of player development Jama Mahlalela will be the head coach in Las Vegas.