Adam Johnson: Former NBA veteran Ben Gordon has signed a D-League contract, league source tells @DLeagueDigest. Windy City Bulls sit atop waiver order
Following GB’s 95-72 win over a stubborn Luxembourg on Wednesday night, which improved Great Britain’s record in Eurobasket qualifying to 2-1, Gordon remained open to the idea of a move to the EuroLeague but insists that the NBA still remains the main priority. “I’m open to any contract offers, obviously the NBA is my main goal but if the offer in the EuroLeague is good, it will be a great opportunity for me,” Gordon said to TalkBasket. “End of the day though, I’m just going to look at my options and evaluate what’s best for me and if it falls in the NBA or the EuroLeague or elsewhere, then I’ll head there.”
Ben Gordon will spend the next few weeks playing for Great Britain's men's national basketball team -- with an eye on an NBA return. Gordon, 33, will suit up for Britain for the first time during qualifiers for Eurobasket 2017 next month. The 11-year NBA veteran hopes to help the British qualify for Europe's biggest tournament while showing talent evaluators that he can still play at an elite level.
Are you still looking for a chance to return to the NBA? Ben Gordon: Yeah, definitely. I would definitely love to get back in the league after being out for a year. Just watching the way the game is being played, up and down. Obviously, the 3-point shot is always a big deal but it seems like just now, more than ever, that shot is being used more and more. So I feel like I can still play at a high level and shoot that 3-ball and add that kind of depth to a team that may be looking to fulfill that need. So yeah, I definitely have hopes of making a return with an NBA team or just playing period, wherever that may be.
June 25, 2021 | 4:16 am EDT Update
What does Lacob think of reports from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that LeBron James has essentially been recruiting Curry to the Lakers for months now? “Look, Steph Curry, if he really wanted to leave at the end of his contract, he’s a free agent, he’s earned the right, he can do it,” Lacob said. “I said that with Kevin Durant. I’m still friends with Kevin Durant and I still really like him. And I will always love him for what he did for this franchise. By the way, he took less money when he was here. He really helped us. We were able to get a couple of other players. … Players don’t usually do that and he did that. So I have great respect and admiration for that for Kevin. And I would for Steph no matter what he does, too. He’s done a lot for us, we’ve done a lot for him. I would hope that we provide the environment for him that he wants to be at for the rest of his. … “I’m certainly not worried about the guy you mentioned recruiting him. I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
Kellan Olson: Chris Paul said he messed around a bit on the court at his house but other than that didn’t do anything while he was under health and safety protocols. On testing positive for the virus: “Shit happens.”
Gina Mizell: Chris Paul said that a few “stars in our league” called to check on him while in protocols and told him “they just love the way our team is” as far as playing together and for each other #Suns
Gerald Bourguet: Devin Booker on adjusting to the mask: “It’s fine, honestly. I honestly don’t see it, and it doesn’t affect me.” Said he talked to Rip Hamilton and got some advice on playing with the mask. Book’s not making excuses
Dave McMenamin: Devin Booker elaborated on @Rachel__Nichols’ report about his nose being broken in three places and needing to get it set back into place. He said normally a patient is put under for the procedure, but there was no time for that. He got 8 shots of numbing agent and it was go time