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.
Mark Berman: The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed guard Khyri Thomas to a 10-day contract using a hardship exception.
Mark Berman: NBA source confirms the #Rockets likely to sign guard Khyri Thomas to a 10-day contract Friday.
Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets plan to sign former Pistons guard Khyri Thomas, league sources tell myself and @Alykhan Bijani.
Jeff Garcia: Did confirm the Spurs signed G Khyri Thomas to an Ex 10 deal this past Friday. As part of Ex 10 deals, they did waive him and he will play with Austin should there be a G League season. He last played with Pistons. #gospursgo
Jeff Garcia: The OKC Thunder were one of the teams that expressed interest in signing Khyri Thomas. #gospursgo
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.
June 24, 2021 | 9:18 pm EDT Update
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs will do their due diligence during this process. They’ve interviewed Corey Kispert, Keon Johnson, Ziaire Williams, Sharife Cooper (he’s not 6-3 like listed, a source said), Miles McBride & BJ Boston along w/ Scottie Barnes. Kai Jones & Jalen Johnson the notables Friday
Chris Grenham: Providence’s David Duke Jr. tells me he will begin his pre-draft workouts w/ teams after the combine. He has yet to interview with the Celtics, but he has thought about playing in Boston: “Being a hometown kid, I definitely had dreams of playing for the Celtics one day.”
June 24, 2021 | 9:00 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Mavericks are negotiating with the respected Nike executive Nico Harrison about taking over as the team’s president of basketball operations, league sources say, with the hope of hiring Harrison alongside Jason Kidd as their next coach.