Orazio Cauchi: American guard Sindarius Thornwell has signed a deal with German side Ratiopharm Ulm, the team announced. Thornwell spent time between New Orleans and Orlando last season.
Andrew Lopez: Reminder: Sindarius Thornwell’s second 10-day contract expired over the weekend, so the Pelicans have an extra roster spot to play with before Thursday’s deadline. Thornwell could very well be back on the team Friday or so if no deals go down.
JD Shaw: The New Orleans Pelicans have signed guard Sindarius Thornwell to a 10-day contract, the team announced.
Will Guillory: Source: The Pelicans plan to waive shooting guard Sindarius Thornwell. The team thought he did well during his time in New Orleans, but the decision was a tax-related move.
Andrew Lopez: The Pelicans have signed forward Wenyen Gabriel and guard Sindarius Thornwell, source tells ESPN. Both on vet minimum deals. Gabriel on a two-year deal with a team option on second year. Thornwell sticks around after spending bubble with Pels.
John Hollinger: Follow up: Hearing that Pelicans' Thornwell signing is a COVID replacement, but for privacy reasons they can't name the player.
The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed free agent guard Sindarius Thornwell as a substitute player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thornwell, 6-4, 215, most recently played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League, appearing in 40 games (26 starts) while averaging 9.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.0 minutes per contest.
Shams Charania: Clippers free agent Sindarius Thornwell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, per agent Andy Shiffman (@PriorityBkball) of Priority Sports.
Clippers president “Lawrence Frank called me and let me know everything before it happened. He said, ‘We got a chance to get Paul George. And if we get Paul George, we know we are going to get Kawhi (Leonard). With us having to bring Paul George in, we are going to have to let you go,’” Thornwell said Sunday on the first day of the Kuntry Classic Pro-Am in his hometown of Lancaster. “It is understandable. It is the business of the game. Anybody in America would have done that.”
“After everything comes through and clears, there is a possibility, he said, ‘We could might come back and get you and sign you back to the team.’ Thornwell said he would welcome a return to the Clippers to play alongside NBA All-Stars Leonard and George. There are six or seven teams that have expressed interest in him so far, he said, and he is weighing his options.
Jovan Buha: With Tyrone Wallace and Sindarius Thornwell both being cut, it seems like Clippers will strongly consider Terance Mann for the 14th/15th roster spot.
June 28, 2022 | 4:49 pm EDT Update
Tim MacMahon: At this point, it’s widely anticipated that Jalen Brunson will go to the Knicks on a four-year deal in excess of $100M. It remains to be seen how New York will clear the rest of the necessary cap space and whether the Mavs can work a sign-and-trade to recoup assets.
Chris Mannix: Part of the Knicks pitch to Jalen Brunson, I’m told, is the opportunity to be a full time point guard. In Dallas, Brunson can play with Luka. But Luka is the de facto point guard. In New York, Brunson would run the show.
Ben Anderson: At 34, Will Hardy joins Lawrence Frank, George Karl, and Jeff Van Gundy as the third-youngest full-time head coaches in NBA history. Only Minnesota Timberwolves coaches Ryan Saunders and Sidney Lowe (both 33) were younger.
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame announced Thursday the latest group of inductees. Antonio Gates, Chris Webber, Jennie Ritter, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, John Beilein, Mickey Redmond and Kathy Beauregard are the eight new faces for the class of 2022.
June 28, 2022 | 4:37 pm EDT Update
Wrote Friday that the Knicks had amassed “major momentum” in their pursuit of Jalen Brunson after draft night. There is a growing resignation in Dallas, sources say, that the Knicks are indeed Brunson’s top choice and his inevitable destination. More: https://marcstein.substack.com/p/brunson-sweepstakes-just-got-real