Mirjam Swanson: Clippers announce they have waived center Justin Patton. Patton, 23, was acquired as part of a three-team deal with the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 19.
John Hollinger: Pistons had $1.085 million of pro-rated non-taxpayer MLE remaining and, per league source, used roughly half of it on Patton. Meaning they could easily go to this well again for another player -- giving them a free ~$500k in return for a non-guaranteed 20-21 deal.
James Edwards III: Sources tell @The Athletic that Patton's deal has a non-guaranteed second year for the minimum.
Rod Beard: #Pistons didn't have a center under contract for next season. John Henson and Thon Maker will become free agents. Patton is a low-risk option and new GM Troy Weaver has seen him play.
Mavs PR: The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired center Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Utah’s 2020 second-round pick. In a related move, Dallas has also requested waivers on center Justin Patton.
Brad Townsend: Patton cannot be waived tonight, so the Cauley-Stein deal won’t go through until tomorrow at soonest. No announcements on that front tonight.
Brad Townsend: Although Cauley-Stein deal hasn't been announced, I'm told there are no wrinkles or holdups, there's an order that must be followed. Notice the Mavs haven't yet waived Patton. That's the roster spot needed to add Cauley-Stein.
Maddie Lee: Thunder announced it has signed 22-year-old center Justin Patton. The 76ers waived him in April. pic.twitter.com/TAu0eRcXjC
Ryan McDonald: The Jazz will host a minicamp tomorrow and Thursday. Some interesting names on the list including recent first-round pick Justin Patton and the AGELESS Perry Ellis pic.twitter.com/yyPUdN2l61
Jordan Schultz: Veteran center Greg Monroe plans to sign with the #76ers tomorrow, a league source tells ESPN. Philadelphia will waive center Justin Patton and Monroe will then sign.
January 18, 2021 | 6:27 pm EST Update
Ava Wallace: The Wizards have had a seventh player test positive, per sources, and one staff member. No staff had tested positive before now. Wizards brought eligible players in for individual work over the weekend but haven’t gathered as a group since last Monday.
Malika Andrews: Steve Nash said “hopefully” Kyrie Irving will be available on Wednesday night in Cleveland after a few more workouts. “What you want to see is him to get some time in his legs so he’s more able to adapt back to playing,” Nash said.
Michael Scotto: Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Kevin Porter Jr. wasn’t at practice today and added, “We all want to see Kevin be successful, and I still feel that way. Whatever it is that happens in the future for him, I hope nothing but the best for him.”