Krasnye Krylia Samara agreed to terms with former Nets Jarvis Hayes for next season without NBA out. The small forward, who signed a one-year deal, spent the last two seasons in the NBA with New Jersey Nets averaging, in 2009-10 (his last year in US), 7.8ppg and 2.4rpg in 45 games (19 in the lineup). Former Georgia product has played 427 games in the NBA with Washington, Detroit and New Jersey (115 in the starting five) averaging 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg.
September 28, 2021 | 3:46 pm EDT Update
Sean Highkin: Damian Lillard says he feels better physically to start this training camp than he has going into other seasons because he took 20 days completely off training after the Olympics. “I need to prioritize. I’m not 24 no more.”
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said the biggest difference from a continuity perspective this year is having the same point guard. Makes things a whole lot easier. Cam Johnson agreed from a player’s perspective.
James Ham: Alex Len spoke to the media today. He said he tried to come back last season and it didn’t work out. He’s excited to be in Sac. Good depth. Physical player that can help add some personality and possibly some 3-point shooting.
September 28, 2021 | 3:30 pm EDT Update
Jeff Zillgitt: Within this story is obviously the Ben Simmons situation, and while the Sixers said yesterday they want him on the court, they’re also targeting the Western Conference for potential trade partners, I’m told.