NBA rumors: Rockets signing Khyri Thomas to a multiyear contract

Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets are signing guard Khyri Thomas to a multiyear contract, sources tell me and @Alykhan Bijani. Houston initially signed Thomas via hardship exception.

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Bobby Marks: The Hawks have waived Khyri Thomas. The guard was part of the trade from Detroit. Thomas had $744,684 in guaranteed money for 2020-21
The Pistons' 2018 draft class is now officially under contract. Guard Khyri Thomas has signed his rookie contract with the team, it announced this week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thomas was drafted No. 38 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in last month's NBA draft, then traded to the Pistons in exchange for two future second-round picks.
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Mavericks offer Nico Harrison a front office leadership position

Tim MacMahon: Sources: Mavs have offered Nike executive Nico Harrison a front office leadership position. Dallas wants him to work in tandem with Michael Finley. Harrison and Finley are both close with Jason Kidd, who is expected to be the Mavs’ next head coach.
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Cavs exploring trade options for Collin Sexton

According to league sources, the Cavaliers have begun to explore trade options involving leading scorer Collin Sexton. Sexton, 22, is extension-eligible this summer, averaged 24.3 points per game last season, and appears likely to seek a maximum contract. Also eligible for an extension is 23-year-old center Jarrett Allen, who is also expected to command a lucrative deal.

Pistons considering several options for No. 1 pick

Based on some of the chatter I heard over the course of this season, there was enough love for Cade Cunningham atop the draft that he felt easy to pencil in, regardless of who won the lottery. That no longer appears to be the case. In addition to Cunningham, league sources expect USC’s Evan Mobley and G League Ignite’s Jalen Green to receive serious consideration from the Pistons’ front office, led by general manager Troy Weaver. The strong sense I’ve gotten is that Detroit will explore all its options before committing one way or another, and that the decision on who to take is far from a done deal.
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Wrapping up with some minutiae: as it turns out, the Pistons and Cavaliers got lucky twice on lottery night. The way the lottery works is that the league draws combinations for the first four slots in order, with any team repeats being thrown out and re-drawn. According to a source with knowledge of the proceedings, the NBA had to draw six times for four slots, with the order being Detroit, then Houston, then Detroit again, then Cleveland, Cleveland again, and finally, Toronto. Conspiracy theorists, do your worst.
June 24, 2021 | 9:00 pm EDT Update