Jared Zwerling: League source: David West is “very likely” to sign with the Knicks come FA. “He knew that before he chose not to opt in” with the Pacers.
Candace Buckner: Just confirmed thru another league source: Once again, D West is NOT picking up option w/ #Pacers. Source said West made up mind yesterday. West not picking up $12.6 M clearly means this was not a money decision. He turns 35 in August, but still has “passion” to play, per source
Jared Zwerling: As Greg Monroe is a top choice for NY, I'm told, will be intrigue w/ David West. Tough leader NY needs, plays 4. Melo/West/Monroe frontline?
Candace Buckner: Just in: Heard from my source that David West will not exercise his player option and will become a free agent. Story coming soon.
March 6, 2021 | 6:25 pm EST Update
Law Murray: Silver says that 25 percent of NBA players come from out of United States, promotes G-League/G-League Ignite as a paid option for some talents while league continues to discuss one-and-done rule
Houston general manager Rafael Stone says he’s very happy with the performances of second-year guard Kevin Porter Jr. and rookie forward KJ Martin during their stint at the NBA G League’s Florida bubble. Both are being recalled to the Rockets over the All-Star break.
On Porter, here’s what Stone told Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston: When we acquired him we laid out that we wanted him to play through the break, which he’s done. We had very specific goals in mind for how he wanted him to play, what we wanted him to try and achieve. We’re extraordinarily happy with him. He did all of that.
Jeremy Woo: Jonathan Kuminga is not expected to play for G League Ignite tonight, per source, as they fight for a playoff spot against Austin in their final regular-season game. It’s a win-and-in situation for Ignite. Tip at 7PM ET on ESPN+