Shams Charania: The Milwaukee Bucks are signing C/F Johnny O'Bryant to a training camp deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. O'Bryant spent two of his four NBA seasons with the Bucks (2014-16) and is returning to compete for a roster spot.
Johnny O’Bryant arrived in Tel Aviv and he is eager for the upcoming season, his first in Europe, as a member of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. “When you look at the EuroLeague, it’s the second best league in the world and a place where really good NBA players have come from”, he said, explaining his decision. “And when Maccabi called, obviously it’s a really great franchise, and it was a no-brainer coming here and help this club win but also help myself get back to where I think I belong. I’m a really skilled player I didn’t get to really show it in the NBA, I can do passing and shooting, just bringing kinda an all-around big man to the team and a guy that can do a lot to help his team win”.
Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv is finalizing a deal with American big man Johnny O'Bryant, a source told Sportando.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a multi-year contract. The 6-9 Louisiana State product signed consecutive 10-day contracts with Charlotte on Feb. 24 and March 6 after becoming the D-League’s 23rd Gatorade Call-Up this season. O’Bryant has played in four games with the Hornets, averaging 4.5 points on .533 percent from the field and 2.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per contest. The third-year pro scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 field goals in a win against Denver on March 4. He has also appeared in 25 games (all starts) for the D-League’s Northern Arizona Suns this season, owning averages of 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He was also selected as a 2017 NBA D-League All-Star.
Chris Haynes: Charlotte Hornets plan to sign forward Johnny O'Bryant for remainder of season, league sources tell ESPN. He has completed two 10-day deals.
The Charlotte Hornets have signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a second 10-day contract, general manager Rich Cho announced. In two games, O’Bryant averages 8.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes pergame. He scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 field goals in a victory over Denver on March 4.
Chris Haynes: Charlotte Hornets to sign Johnny O'Bryant to second 10-day contract on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Had 15 points, 6 boards last night.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract. O’Bryant joins the Hornets from the NBA Development League’s Northern Arizona Suns, becoming the D-League’s 21st Gatorade Call-Up this season. The Hornets roster now stands at 14 players.
Chris Reichert: Johnny O'Bryant has re-joined the NAZ Suns after two 10-day deals with Denver. He will compete in the D-League All-Star game as well #NBADL
Chris Haynes: Denver will sign forward Johnny O'Bryant to a second 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN. His first 10-day expired Sunday.
The Denver Nuggets have signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets will waive G Mo Williams and plan to sign forward Johnny O'Bryant to a 10-day contract, according to league sources.
Jeff Goodman: Johnny O'Bryant will sign a deal with the Washington Wizards, source told ESPN.
But just days prior to the start of free agency on July 1, the Bucks released O’Bryant, a move that surprised more than a few people in the NBA. “Every time I’ve talked to somebody (from another NBA team), they wanted to know why Johnny was let go,’’ said Gerald Collier, O’Bryant’s agent. “And I would tell them what they (Bucks GM John Hammond) told me and that was that they were looking to open roster space and he was a casualty of it.’’
As for O’Bryant, he’s looking for a new employer as an unrestricted free agent. He has been working out religiously after having attended Bucks assistant coach Tim Grgurich’s camp in Las Vegas, where he did well. “We’re still exploring our options,’’ Collier said. “There are four or five teams that are showing interest. We want to get a roster spot, a guaranteed deal.’’
That won’t be easy, with most teams having already filled out their rosters for next season. But Collier believes in his client and his client believes in him and thus they aren’t going to make a rash decision and pursue some deal overseas. “Our goal is stay in the league,’’ Collier said. “Johnny has improved in each season he’s been in the NBA and he’s still young; he just turned 23 (on June 1). We have received a lot of positive feedback, so we’re staying patient. We’ll see what happens.’’
October 28, 2021 | 3:07 pm EDT Update
Vinny Benedetto: Michael Malone says Nikola Jokic is questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Dallas. Jokic didn’t practice today, though he was on the court in sandals when the media was let in. Malone added Jokic won’t play Friday if he or the training staff has any concerns.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone on his second unit: “That second unit is struggling to score, make shots. Well, Bones has shown he can do that. I’ve got to throw Bones out there and see what he can get going with that group as well.”
When Suns point guard Chris Paul first heard about plant-based diets upon arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago the native of barbeque-loving North Carolina was anything but tempted. “I was like, nah, I’m cool off this,” a smiling Paul told Reuters in an interview. “I’m from the south, and we eat every piece of the pig you can find.” But when the 36-year-old perennial All-Star finally took the leap he was astonished by the impact it had on his health. “It has been life-changing,” said Paul, who joins U.S. women’s soccer team striker Alex Morgan, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton in going vegan.
“Playing as many games as I play throughout the course of a season, everything is about recovery. How fast can my body recover? “And being plant-based, the recovery changed just like that,” he said, snapping his fingers. Other health issues, like his chronically clogged sinuses, also improved once he made the switch. “The more I dive into it, the more my body has changed. I’m grateful,” he said.
Now Paul, one of the all-time great floor generals and an influential voice on issues of racial inequality, has bigger ambitions. He plans to introduce plant-based foods to communities that have never really had the option. “If you live in a neighborhood and on the corner all you have is soda and fast food restaurants, then that’s what’s affordable and that’s what’s accessible,” he said. To change that, Paul has invested in plant-based shake company Koia to put their drinks in vending machines on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU).