Since Irving has said that he wants his health details to remain private, Kanter acknowledged that receiving the vaccine is his choice, “but in this pandemic, our choice could actually hurt others, and we’re playing a team sport.” “Just think about all of those unvaccinated players going to go against the players who are vaccinated for 48 minutes,” Kanter said. “And it is not like we are playing ping pong. We are playing a contact sport. It is basketball. So 48 minutes they will be sweating and they will be on us the whole game. So I don’t know if the vaccinated players will be comfortable to go against unvaccinated players.”
June 28, 2022 | 8:15 pm EDT Update
Michael Scotto: Sources: The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t tender a qualifying offer to center Moses Brown, @HoopsHype has learned. The 7-foot-1, 22-year-old center will become an unrestricted free agent. Brown could be an intriguing development option for NBA teams around the league.
JD Shaw: Point guard Jared Harper will be playing summer league with the New Orleans Pelicans, @HoopsRumors has learned. Harper signed a two-way deal in March and will soon be a free agent. He averaged 21.2 points and 7.2 assists in the G League.
Damichael Cole: Ja Morant came out to the Mt. Moriah Precinct court today, played 1v1 vs. some kids and Griddy’d his way onto the court. These are the moments the kids in Memphis will always remember, like how when Zach Randolph & Penny would just casually show up at schools. Memphis’ superstar.
Ben Golliver: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says he bankrolled 350 community courts in LA to “impact kids’ lives… But if we get a few fans out of it, I’m good with that too. One fan at a time, we’re scratching, we’re clawing. We’re here to win championships, excite fans & help kids.”
June 28, 2022 | 7:24 pm EDT Update
Sources said the Mavs are willing to give Brunson a five-year contract — which only Dallas can offer due to owning his Bird rights — that is comparable to the four-year, $85 million deal guard Fred VanVleet signed with the Toronto Raptors in 2020.