Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans Pelicans All-Star F Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of @excelsm_bball tell ESPN.
Eastern Conference GM: “When a player is new to a team, an extension is unlikely. For example, I’d be surprised if Brandon Ingram gets an extension before the deadline in October. Out of all these guys we’re discussing like Pascal Siakam, Jaylen Brown, Buddy Hield and Brandon Ingram, I’d be the most surprised if Ingram gets something done, just because he’s new there. Unless you’re talking about James Harden and you know the player is great so you give him an extension as soon as you trade for him, typically guys who just got acquired don’t get extended. It’s easy for the team to say, ‘Listen, it’s not that we don’t think you’re great, it’s just that we don’t know you yet.’”
January 27, 2021 | 5:15 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: NBA will reschedule certain postponed games in first half of the season — instead of the second half. Changes: – Blazers-Wizards: Feb. 2, (previously second half) – Wizards-Hornets: Feb. 7 (previously Jan. 20) – Blazers-Hornets Feb. 7: postponed to second half
Shams Charania: One new NBA player tested positive for coronavirus out of 492 tested since Jan. 20, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium . Down from 11 positives last week and 16 the prior week.
January 27, 2021 | 3:51 pm EST Update
Mark Berman: Stephen Silas on @Kevin Porter: “We’re still trying to work through that. He’s been here and he’s been great. He’s been attentive. We’ve been doing individual stuff with him as well as today he joined the team stuff and we’re just integrating him slowly.” #Rockets pic.twitter.com/QAx0PUfoU7