James Edwards III: Sources: The Pistons are expecting to finalize a 10-day contract with F Braxton Key. Key is averaging 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in G League. Was on Virginia’s natty team in 2019. Detroit has an open roster spot.
JD Shaw: The Detroit Pistons plan to sign forward Braxton Key of the Delaware Blue Coats to a 10-day contract, agent Billy Davis of @foasports_ tells @HoopsRumors. Key has averaged 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in the G League this season, shooting 48%.
Justin Grasso: Braxton Key's 10-Day contract with the #Sixers is up. He will re-join the Delaware Blue Coats, per team official.
Justin Grasso: #Sixers make it official and announced the signing of Blue Coats' standout Braxton Key. It's a ten-day deal. Key becomes the fifth Blue Coat to get called up this year.
The Sixers are signing Braxton Key to a 10-day hardship exception deal, a team source told PhillyVoice on Tuesday night, giving the Sixers another reinforcement from the Delaware Blue Coats as they continue to deal with COVID complications with their roster.
Key left a strong impression on his parent club during a stint in Las Vegas at the G-League showcase, garnering some consideration for a 10-day deal even prior to more guys going into the health and safety protocols. It seems Reed's entry into the protocol accelerated a decision there. With averages of 13.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game across 26 minutes a night, Key's role for the Blue Coats has expanded this season, with the 6'8" Key playing small-ball big minutes for Delaware, making him at least a semi-plausible fill in for Reed.
December 3, 2022 | 8:06 pm EST Update
But Jalen Brunson, probably the best player on the team this season, doesn’t believe disasters like Saturday’s 121-100 loss should fall on Tom Thibodeau. “Coach Thibs has done a great job,” Brunson said. “He’s been able to put us in positions where we need to succeed. I think he knows where to put those puzzle pieces. It’s just on us to actually execute and do things. So it’s just — I know he’s going to get a lot of the blame, guys are going to get some of the blame. It’s on us. We’re the players out there not battling. It’s his job to put us in positions which he’s done.”
Law Murray: Asked Tyronn Lue about managing the messaging surrounding Clippers injuries, specifically Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. “You’re not going to sit out 8-9 games in a row because you want to sit out… they’re hurt, and they’re doing everything they can to get back.” pic.twitter.com/YQiGIA97Se
December 3, 2022 | 7:01 pm EST Update
Law Murray: Ty Lue on considering John Wall as a starter with Jackson struggling: “There’s consideration for a lot of things.” Mentioned minute restriction as the primary reason why that move isn’t a priority right now. Says Jackson ok, but team has to manage him playing through discomfort
Anthony Chiang: Heat has sent Nikola Jovic, Dru Smith, Jamal Cain for work with its G League affiliate in Sioux Falls. Jovic and Smith are expected to be back with the Heat for Monday’s game vs. Grizzlies. Cain will remain with the Sioux Falls Skyforce for longer.