Chris Haynes: Free agent guard Cameron Payne has agreed to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $19 million deal, league sources tell @YahooSports .
With the Suns likely to make Chris Paul a three-year, $90-plus million offer that will keep him in Phoenix, the Knicks may be in line to snare his backup – young lefty free agent Cam Payne. The Knicks have considered a no-frills point-guard scenario with Payne and Derrick Rose splitting minutes in 2021-22.
Payne, who turns 27 on Aug. 8, has finally emerged as a bona fide NBA player and league sources thought he could get a deal starting at $10-$12 million.
According to ProFitX, the starting salary for Payne projects to be at $10 million, comparable to both the average player salary and the full midlevel exception.
John Hollinger: Cam Payne's deal with Phoenix has a lightly-guaranteed team option for next season. The Suns now have FIVE backup point guards.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Cameron Payne has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors have waived Cameron Payne, Devin Robinson and Matt Morgan. Some or all of them may end up with the 905. Roster is down to 17. 15 will make the team, they also have both of their 2-way spots open.
Shams Charania: Guard Cameron Payne has agreed to a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: After a strong summer league, the former OKC Thunder lottery pick receives partial guarantees in first season and an opportunity to compete for reserve PG spot in Toronto.
Cameron Payne's time with the Cleveland Cavaliers has ended. Payne's second 10-day contract expired on Friday night, leaving the Cavs with the choice to move on or sign the 24-year-old point guard to a contract for the remainder of the season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Cameron Payne to a second 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today. Payne (6-3, 190) signed his first 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on January 6th and has appeared in four games, averaging 8.8 points on .500 shooting from the field and 2.8 assists in 17.7 minutes per contest.
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign free agent guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium. Cleveland is releasing Pat McCaw, opening roster spot.
"You make decisions and hope for the best," Paxson said about releasing Cameron Payne. "The reality is both Arch (Ryan Arcidiacono) and Shaq (Harrison) have outplayed him. They fit what we want to do. Cam had some struggles with his foot and trying to get him back. "What it does is it gives Chandler an opportunity to play. He'll play some significant minutes I would think," said Paxson. "He has to live up to the standards that Jim wants and we want. But he'll get opportunity. We still have some decisions to make with our roster. But our young guys will play. We're going to be starting a really young team. Looking long term and big picture, this is about the future. We think a year and a half into the big move we made (trading Jimmy Butler), we have to focus on that. It's hard to lose. You walk into the locker room and guys are competing, coaches are preparing, so that's hard. But from my seat, Gar's (Forman) seat, ownership's seat, we have to keep the big picture in mind. And that's what we're doing.
With the trade, Chicago has 16 players on its roster and will need to waive a player. Management was still working on that decision Thursday night; however, the team likely will waive guard Cameron Payne, league sources said. After the Oklahoma City Thunder selected him 14th overall in the 2015 NBA draft, Payne, 24, has struggled to stay healthy and find traction in the league.
September 23, 2021 | 4:49 am EDT Update
The Sixers would be best served if Simmons and Paul rethink their plans, though Simmons “is clearly aware of sanctions available to the organization to fine and suspend him, including withholding of salary,” according to Wojnarowski. An NBA source said Wednesday that Simmons initially asked for a trade at the draft combine in Chicago “right after” the end of the 2020-21 season. The Game 7 home loss to the Hawks occurred on June 20, with the combine running from June 21-27.
Simmons has apparently already received $8.25 million of his 2021-22 salary, with another $8.25 million due if he’s on the roster Oct. 1. The Sixers aren’t saying what they plan to do or if they must make that payment when, barring a dramatic shift, Simmons follows through with his holdout, according to the source.
Rather than increasing Simmons’ value in a trade, the Sixers’ preference is for Simmons to report and play this season in Philadelphia, according to an NBA source. Rivers said the same thing Wednesday: “We would love to have Ben back.”
Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson: 76ers retiring Kobe Bryant’s Lower Merion No. 33 like Heat retired MJ’s No. 23 ‘interesting idea’ @ScottONeil tells @BallySports: “That’s something that @dmorey & @DocRivers & Elton will weigh on for sure. That’s something that Chris Heck the President of 76ers will weigh on.”
September 23, 2021 | 2:02 am EDT Update
The Warriors recently connected Wiggins with an Oakland doctor who understands issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy, sources said. The doctor explained the suffering and deaths she has witnessed in patients who contracted the coronavirus, sources said, but Wiggins remains unmoved in his decision against vaccination.
San Francisco requires full vaccination to be allowed indoors for entertainment, including large events like NBA games at 18,000-seat Chase Center. New York City is the only other NBA market currently facing such restrictions. League sources believe the NBA will grant Wiggins a religious exemption, but San Francisco has the power to override it inside the city.