Shams Charania: Sources: The Rockets changed course on point guard release: waived Pablo Prigioni, kept Tyler Ennis.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Pablo Prigioni has reached agreement on a two-year deal with Houston, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Adrian Wojnarowski: For Prigioni, the second-year on the Houston deal is a team option, league source said.
Pablo Prigioni: My priority is to play one more year in the NBA. (...) I don't know if I'll have options, but I'd like to return to the Clippers. If not, maybe I'd consider playing in Europe.
Doc Rivers would not get into specifics, other than to say his son is one of the players on the team he expects will “get deals this summer, and we’re hoping they’re here.” The salary cap is an issue. The Clippers — not including player options — have roughly $78 million in guaranteed contracts for 2016-17, when the cap is expected to rise to about $89 million. Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute, Jeff Green, Pablo Prigioni and Jeff Ayers are free agents and Cole Aldrich and Wes Johnson have player options, so there are those considerations.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Pablo Prigioni has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league source tells RealGM.
Prigioni, 38, the Argentinian point guard who the Knicks traded to Houston near the deadline for Alexey Shved and a couple of second round picks, was dealt to Denver in the weekend Ty Lawson swap and subsequently waived by the Nuggets. But league sources said neither the Nets or Knicks have interest.
As far as an NBA return to New York for Pablo Prigioni is concerned, it is a case of been there, done that for the Knicks while the Nets simply do not want to go there despite an apparent desire for a third point guard. Prigioni, 38, the Argentinian point guard who the Knicks traded to Houston near the deadline for Alexey Shved and a couple of second round picks, was dealt to Denver in the weekend Ty Lawson swap and subsequently waived by the Nuggets. But league sources said neither the Nets or Knicks have interest.
August 1, 2021 | 6:32 pm EDT Update
Tommy Beer: Teams with the most cap space this offseason – via @spotrac: 1. Knicks – $52.6 million 2. Spurs – $48 million 3. Mavericks – $33.5 million 4. Thunder – $30 million 5. Grizzlies – $24.4 million 6. Raptors – $22.1 million 7. Heat – $20.4 million 8. Hornets – $16.8 million
August 1, 2021 | 5:54 pm EDT Update
The Warriors have been subject to rumors of trading away Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, their two 2021 lottery picks — Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody — and possibly even future draft picks. But sources within the Golden State organization told NBC Sports Bay Area that there is only one player they’d be willing to give all of that away for. And that player isn’t even available yet.
No particular name was mentioned, but it’s hard not to assume Washington Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal is the aforementioned player. Beal would be a logical addition to the Warrior, and would be someone who could help get them back on top of the Western Conference, if not the NBA. But Beal has denied wanting a trade out of Washington.