Free-agent guard Ray McCallum is traveling Friday morning to Memphis and will likely sign a deal with the Grizzlies, league sources told The Vertical. In the wake of guard Mario Chalmers’ season-ending injury and subsequent release, the Grizzlies are looking to bolster their guard depth, sources said.
Frank Isola: Knicks considering signing former Spurs guard Ray McCallum or former Blazers guard Tim Frazier to a 10-day contact. Jimmer not returning
Frank Isola: Knicks had met with Tony Wroten but either Ray McCallum or Tim Frazier is considered more likely candidates.
Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis said there’s still a chance guard Jimmer Fredette signs a second 10-day contract, but admits management is “collecting names’’ off the waiver wire, looking at younger players to develop. One player who could fit that bill is San Antonio third-string point guard Ray McCallum, a 2013 second-round pick who is being waived to make room for veteran Andre Miller.
June 27, 2022 | 4:15 pm EDT Update
Any potential interest the Heat has in acquiring Irving, 30, will depend on what his price is on the trade market or in free agency. The belief is the Heat is not currently willing to give up its top assets to acquire Irving — a list that obviously includes Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, and also Tyler Herro.
There are rumors floating about that Victor Oladipo is looking for a short-term contract to build his value and the Kings have been mentioned as a potential landing spot. He’s played with Sabonis in both OKC and Indiana, so there is some familiarity, but the injury risk is substantial.
The way people watch sporting events is shifting. More people consume games via streaming or social media, and the NBA has never been more popular than it is today, especially with advertisers. For example, according to iSpot.tv data, the NBA playoffs brought in $842 million in sales revenue for Disney and Turner Sports. That’s 19% more than the $705 million networks brought in last year and a 54% increase compared to $546 million in 2019. So my point is…numbers can be deceiving.
June 27, 2022 | 4:00 pm EDT Update
League sources reiterated Monday that the Clippers would be making a strong pitch to Wall once he makes it to the open market, with their chances of signing him said to be enhanced by the presence of coach Tyronn Lue.
There is growing pessimism, league sources say, among teams interested in pursuing Kevon Looney about the ability to pry Looney away from the newly minted champions in Golden State. Looney is increasingly expected to re-sign with the Warriors on a multiyear deal after playing a vital role in their fourth title run in a span of eight seasons.