Jon Krawczynski: Everyone that you talked to in the league believes that Simmons will eventually be traded, that the Sixers cannot afford to hold on to him and that Simmons is being very real in his threats not to show up.
September 20, 2021 | 5:03 pm EDT Update
September 20, 2021 | 3:35 pm EDT Update
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed Xavier Sneed. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sneed was a member of the Hornets 2021 Summer League Roster in Las Vegas, averaging 6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in four games. He appeared in 13 games last season with Charlotte’s G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, averaging 8.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. Sneed finished the 2020-21 season with the second-best steals per game average amongst league leaders.
Two familiar faces won’t be around when the Miami Heat begins training camp next week at AmericanAirlines Arena. Bill Foran — a linchpin in the Heat becoming what Pat Riley calls the NBA’s best-conditioned team — retired this month after 33 years with the organization.
And shooting coach Rob Fodor — credited with helping several of the Heat’s players improve their perimeter accuracy — won’t be around the team in training camp and likely, beyond. Fodor could have returned for a fifth season if he wanted but preferred to live in another part of the country, according to a source. Now residing in California, Fodor will retain his role as the Heat’s shooting coach but will assist Heat players via Zoom sessions and phone calls.
September 20, 2021 | 1:33 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: Warriors are working out free agent guards Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley & ex-Warrior Quinn Cook among others this week, sources told @TheUndefeated. Warriors would like to sign a big man & 2 guards for camp. Workouts will include 5-on-5 games with a diverse group of free agents.
Marc J. Spears: Also told Warriors have sincere interest in @Isaiah Thomas, sources said. The injury plagued two-time NBA All-Star told @TheUndefeated he is “fully healthy now and can do everything I used to do and more.” Thomas says he physically better now than in 2017 and is dunking again.