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Ian Begley: In wake of NBA voiding NYK’s 10-day deal with Ryan Arcidiacano, club is still expected to sign Arcidiacano in coming days, per sources. Teams can ink players to traditional 10-day deals on 1/5. NBA voided NYK/Arcidiacano deal today due to roster issue (details in previous tweet).

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Fred Katz: The NBA disapproved Ryan Arcidiacono’s 10-day contract, sources say, after two Knicks exited health and safety protocols today and one was released, bringing their total in protocols down to two. Knicks could still sign Arcidiacono to a regular 10-day contract later this week.
Shams Charania: The New York Knicks are planning to sign guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a 10-day contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. There's strong possibility for Arcidiacono to stick for the season.
Jared Weiss: Celtics are waiving Theo Pinson, Garrison Matthews and Chris Clemons, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. Pinson, Clemons, Luke Kornet, Ryan Arcidiacono and Juwan Morgan will go to Maine while Garrison Matthews becomes a free agent. Jabari Parker & Bruno Fernando remain with the team.
Chris Grenham: The Celtics officially waived Juwan Morgan and Ryan Arcidiacono yesterday, according to the NBA’s transaction wire.
Anthony Slater: The Warriors are working out Ryan Arcidiacono this week, per source, as they continue to look for different options to compete for the vacant 15th roster spot in camp.
KC Johnson: The Bulls are declining the $3M team option on Ryan Arcidiacono, per source. Arcidiacono could be a candidate to return on a minimum deal, although he also is expected to draw interest in free agency.
KC Johnson: Bulls hold team option on final season of Ryan Arcidiacono's deal, per source. Along with partial guarantees in Young/Satoransky deals, Bulls can still be in position to play the 2021 cap space game.
Even while Arcidiacono has been a pleasant surprise, he's still playing on a one-year contract, so his NBA career will be in limbo this summer. He said he's not thinking about the future. "I try to take it day by day and go from there, but I think I've played well enough that something will happen," Arcidiacono said. "But you've just got to stay humble and stay hungry and keep taking advantage of the last 12 games and take it one day at a time."
Not surprisingly, Bulls coach Jim Boylen was emphatic when asked if Ryan Arcidiacono has proved himself to be an NBA player. He was a two-way player last season, spending most of his time with the Windy City Bulls. "Absolutely. Archie's a winning player," Boylen said. "He has improved. When he got here, he didn't look at the rim. He'd get in the paint and he wouldn't look at the rim. Everybody would pull back and he didn't want to shoot it. He has learned how to finish.”
Arcidiacono will compete to make the NBA roster in training camp with the likes of guard Antonius Cleveland, whom the Bulls claimed off waivers last week. The Bulls are carrying 14 guaranteed contracts.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono (ar-chee-dee-ACK-uh-no) to a Two-Way contract. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Arcidiacono (6-3, 195) appeared in five games for the Bulls’ Summer League squad this year and averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.0 minutes per contest.
The Bulls are continuing to fill out the margins of their roster, agreeing to sign former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a two-way contract, a source with knowledge of the agreement told The Athletic. Arcidiacono played for the Bulls' Summer League team in Las Vegas after going undrafted in 2016 and playing last season in the G League with the Austin Spurs. Arcidiacono had previously signed a deal to play the upcoming season in Italy with JuveCaserta Basket, but the team was recently excluded from the Italian league Serie A due to financial concerns.
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Ivica Zubac: 'I want to stay and I think the Clippers want to keep me'

The Clippers have until June 29 to exercise a $7.5 million team option on Zubac’s contract and they are widely expected to do it after the big man’s displays this last year and justified projections that he can improve further. “I want to stay and I think they want to keep me,” Zubac said. “I think I should be there and they’re going to pick it up. I like Los Angeles a lot and I like the Clippers. It’s like a family to me. Hopefully, everything is going to work out.”
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Zubac is fresh off his most productive run in his NBA trip so far. The 25-year-old center averaged career-highs in all statistical categories with 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 blocks over “I think I did better than the previous year,” Zubac, 25, said on his 2021-22 performances with the Clippers. “I think that I improved on some stuff. There was more opportunity for me offensively and I think I took advantage of that. We didn’t make the playoffs in the end but considering all the injuries and missing Paul George and Kawhi Leonard throughout the season, I think we did a pretty good job in the regular season. Fighting and finishing with a winning record.”
For those who want the Knicks to be a solid, respectable, playoff team a lot sooner than that, let me introduce you to Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon. The University of Virginia alum averaged 19.1 points, 5.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds last season. He shot 44.8 percent overall (31.2 percent from 3) and is a terrific free-throw shooter. Now 29, Brogdon is set to make $22.6 million next season in the final year of his contract. And according to NBA sources, he is available in a trade for the right package, a possibility that has some members of the Knicks front office intrigued if they strike out on free agent Jalen Brunson.

Nikola Jokic comfortable with direction of Nuggets

Nuggets management has been in touch with Nikola Jokic in the days following Tim Connelly’s stunning departure, and the team’s franchise superstar is comfortable with the direction of the team, a league source told The Denver Post. The two parties have spoken over the phone, allaying concerns over Connelly’s exit for Minnesota, which became official Monday.
Nuggets general manager Calvin Booth is widely expected to assume responsibilities running the team, although nothing’s been made official from the organization. Nuggets governor Josh Kroenke is scheduled to address the media for the first time in years on Thursday. Jokic is close with Connelly, who helped orchestrate the Nuggets’ impromptu trip to Serbia two weeks ago to present him with the MVP trophy. Typically laidback and reserved, Jokic has generally deferred questions about roster decisions to team management. He’s often said he has trust in those tasked with filling out the roster around him.
This summer will mark Zubac’s return to the national team and it’s an ambitious one. “I think we have a really good chance to do something in the EuroBasket this summer,” Zubac said. “We got a lot of good players and I think that this is the year that we’re all going to come together. We can get a good result. Of course [I’m committed]. I’ll be there. Hopefully, everyone else will. I think we have a good team and this is a good chance for us to finally fight for the medal.”
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