Blake Murphy: Jalen Harris just told us on @FAN590 that he intends to apply for NBA reinstatement when eligible on July 1, and that he believes he’ll be reinstated based on the league’s prescribed treatment/aftercare following his disqualification. Raptors will hold rights if/when reinstated.
Jalen Harris has signed a one-year contract to join Vanoli Cremona, the team announced Saturday. Harris, 22, was the 59th pick of the 2020 NBA draft. In his rookie pro season, he logged 13 NBA appearances with the Toronto Raptors averaging 7.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per match.
JD Shaw: The NBA officially announces Raptors guard Jalen Harris has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating terms of the Anti-Drug Program. He’s eligible to apply for reinstatement in one year.
Shams Charania: Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating terms of anti-drug program, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Harris is able to apply for reinstatement in one year.
Blake Murphy: The violation renders Harris' contract null. He was set to be an RFA. As I understand it, the Raptors will retain his rights and have a window upon reinstatement to decide if they want to bring him back. Obviously, the far larger priority will be helping Harris through this.
June 27, 2022 | 1:35 pm EDT Update
Kyrie Irving needs a trade partner to coordinate an agreement on a deal to get a long-term, maximum contract, but only the Lakers have interest in executing a sign-and-trade once free agency opens on Thursday night, sources said. So far, the Nets have no interest in taking back the available Lakers packages, sources said.
The uncertainty surrounding Irving’s future with the Nets continues to leave the franchise vulnerable to a Kevin Durant trade request, but that has yet to materialize, sources said. Durant has four years left on his contract and remained an advocate for the Nets to commit to a long-term deal for Irving, sources said. Numerous teams around the league are preparing to pursue Durant, one of the elite players in the sport, if he becomes available.
Darren Wolfson: Told no QO coming for Josh Okogie … Look for McKinley Wright to play Vegas Summer League for a different organization. He should be able to land a 2-way elsewhere. #Timberwolves #RaisedbyWolves
The Guelph Nighthawks announced today the signing of former NBA 1st Round Draft Pick and Toronto Raptor Lucas Nogueira. Also known as Bebê, Nogueira is a 7’0” centre from Sao Goncalo, Brazil and will join the Nighthawks as an International Designated Player.
June 27, 2022 | 1:04 pm EDT Update
Jake Fischer: Sources with knowledge of the situation have increasingly believed Kyrie Irving’s willingness to opt out of Brooklyn, sign the $6M taxpayer midlevel with the Lakers, where Irving can re-sign long-term in 2023. More on @getcallin with @BigWos at 7:30ET: https://t.co/Qyn7Obfi2P