Mike Singer: Re. possible additions in Denver: One name I’ve heard floated a few times is former Nugget Troy Daniels.
The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Troy Daniels, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Troy Daniels is finalizing a deal with Denver, league sources tell ESPN. His agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports worked out a release with Lakers, and Daniels cleared waivers today.
Chris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Detroit has claimed wing Jordan McRae off waivers and guard Troy Daniels has cleared waivers.
After bouncing around so much, is there part of you that wants to stay with the Lakers beyond one season and make this your home long-term? Tory Daniels: For sure. I mean, I’m human. I don’t want to keep bouncing around. I have a family and nobody wants to keep doing that. It is always good to be wanted, though. That’s how I try to look at it. That’s something I’ve learned over the years after moving a bunch and getting traded here and then getting traded there. When I was in Houston, I got traded to Minnesota and I cried. I sat there and cried because I didn’t want to leave. Everything was going perfect in Houston. I was playing well, I was coming off a good playoff run, I had signed a nice deal with them and I knew everybody.
Troy Daniels: #LakeShow just another opportunity to prove doubters wrong.. #GrindSeason #TheMarathonContinues🏁 #TDfor3 #VA
Duane Rankin: “It’s 29 other teams out here. I would love to stay with the #Suns and play for the Suns, but I’ve got to do what’s best for me.” Troy Daniels showed the rest of the #NBA in Monday's win at Miami he can still produce, scoring 14 points (3-of-3 from 3). bit.ly/2SA8Sfe pic.twitter.com/yJPqy56suX
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies acquired guard Troy Daniels for cash considerations in a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Per team policy, terms of Daniels’ contract are not disclosed.
Spencer Percy: #Hornets will receive trade-exception in Troy Daniels to Grizz sign-and-trade. The TE is worth half of his '16-17 salary - approx. $1.6mil.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Troy Daniels is finalizing a three-year, $10M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told The Vertical.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Memphis will acquire Daniels, a restricted free agent, in a sign and trade deal with Charlotte.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets will receive a $1.6 million trade exception for doing the Troy Daniels sign-and-trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.
September 18, 2021 | 5:41 pm EDT Update
You’re here for at least the next five years now that you’ve signed an extension. Do you allow yourself to think – or dream – about what might come over that time span since you’ve talked openly about wanting to win a title in New York? Have you allowed yourself to think about how things might progress? Julius Randle: Obviously, it’s a process. Everything is a process. We’ve been building this from the ground up. But for me, personally, that is the expectation (winning a title in New York). That’s what I want to happen within that time frame. There’s a lot of things, factors that go into that. So obviously you’ve got to weigh that stuff in.
Julius Randle: But as far as myself, I know Thibs (Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau) is thinking (it as well), it’s just win at all costs. For me personally, that’s just how I prepare myself. I prepare myself to compete at the highest level of our game. Like I said, there’s a lot of factors (that go into winning an NBA title). But I trust Leon (Knicks president Leon Rose), I trust Thibs, Wes (Knicks vice president William Wesley), our coaches, Scott (Knicks GM Scott Perry) – all these guys, I trust. That was part of my process in thinking of signing the extension and that’s my goal, that’s our goal as a team and the guys that are around us. We want to be able to say that we won a championship here in New York. I don’t think there’s any better feeling than that.
Did you guys see the video clip of Trae Young at the Garden with WWE? Do you care about that stuff? Julius Randle: Yeah I see it. But honestly, I don’t care. Obviously, that’s (for) entertainment purposes and all that (stuff), so I let people enjoy it. For me, honestly, I don’t care. I honestly didn’t even watch it. Knicks fans, they’re going to make a big deal out of it – they didn’t like it (laughs). But it’s all fun and games and hopefully they enjoyed it.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.
September 18, 2021 | 8:54 am EDT Update
There are reports that Anthony Davis will play center for the Los Angeles Lakers this coming season with LeBron James taking the power forward position. In the past AD said that he does not love playing the five but can do it if needed. Lakers legend James Worthy thinks that the best option is to use the former number one pick in the post. “I think initiating Anthony Davis in the post is the best option,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet. “I’ve never been one of those players to say ‘I don’t wanna play three, I wanna play four. I wanna play.’ I don’t know what the problem is, maybe who he defends or where he is on the floor. I think the five is a good spot for him. Because other fives don’t have a shot at guarding him.
“You want to make opponents make adjustments. Him at the five shooting three is going to pull Gobert out and they’re going to have to put somebody small on him and he can take advantage of that. I think he needs to look at what position best suits the team and what position best suits how they wanna play before he just says ‘Ahh, one or the other.’”