Shams Charania: The Phoenix Suns are waiving center Damian Jones, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Duane Rankin: OFFICIAL: #Suns signed free agents guards E’Twaun Moore, Langston Galloway and center Damian Jones as well as free agent forward Johnathan Motley, the team announced today. Motley averaged 24 points last season in G League. Has played 46 games with Dallas and L.A. Clippers. pic.twitter.com/zwgITkS3CP
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent C Damian Jones has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, sources tell ESPN.
Chris Kirschner: Not surprising, but the Hawks will officially not extend qualifying offers to DeAndre' Bembry, Skal Labissiere, Damian Jones and Charlie Brown Jr. They will be unrestricted free agents.
Mark Medina: Warriors officially exercise team option on Damian Jones. My writeup earlier today about it bayareane.ws/2ERh6Oa
The Warriors anticipate exercising Damian Jones team option for the 2019-20 season, a league source told Bay Area News Group. The Warriors have until Wednesday to finalize the decision. Jones, who is making around $1.5 million for the 2018-19 season, will be paid $2.3 million for the 2019-20 season. The Warriors could have saved in both salary and luxury taxes by not guaranteeing Jones’ team option. But that would have made Jones an unrestricted free agent next July and allow him to entertain offers in the open market without having his rights to match them.
Damian Jones is the underdog. With the thinnest resume, he has the most ground to make up to earn Kerr’s trust. Furthermore, he’d like to persuade general manager Bob Myers to pick up the team option for 2019-20, his fourth season. “This is a big year for me, so I’ll have to treat it as a contract year,” Jones conceded to NBC Sports Bay Area this week. “The team option is coming up (an Oct. 31 deadline). I’m going in with the mindset that I’m playing for something. Something big.”
April 17, 2021 | 8:01 pm EDT Update
Mike Trudell: Frank Vogel said it’s “unlikely” that Anthony Davis plays in Monday’s game against Utah, but they’ll “see where he’s at” presumably after he gets some more work in tomorrow at the practice facility.
Mike Trudell: Andre Drummond said his toe may get sore from time to time moving forward until it’s fully healed, but overall he’s not worried about it and has it under control. Didn’t seem to impact him today (27 points on 10 of 15 FG’s and 7 of 8 FT’s, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block).
Anthony Slater: Warriors just announced that Eric Paschall has begun controlled individual workouts in the Bay Area and the team hopes to get him back in team practice when they return from the road trip next week. He’s been out with a hip flexor strain.
April 17, 2021 | 7:49 pm EDT Update
Jovan Buha: Final: Lakers 127, Jazz 115 (OT) The Lakers improve to 35-22 and 17-12 at home. They’re 1.5 games back of Denver for the West’s No. 4 seed. Andre Drummond had 27 points. KCP and Dennis Schröder each had 25 points. Up next: vs. Utah on Monday.