As Eurohoops had reported, Aaron Harrison signed a deal with Galatasaray and thus will compete in the Turkish League as well as the 7DAYS EuroCup competition. The deal eventually became official on Wednesday, September 5. The 23-year old has never played for a team in Europe, as he has spent his career on the other side of the Atlantic, playing in the G-League and the NBA. Last year, Harrison played in nine NBA games for the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
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Galatasaray will be signing American guard Aaron Harrison to a one-year deal, according to Eurohoops sources. The deal will bring the player outside the USA for first time of his career.
After a long negotiation and several ups and downs, now finally seems that American guard is Aaron Harrison is heading to Galatasaray. As reported by several Turkish media and confirmed to Sportando, the two sides have finally reached an agreement on a one-year deal.
Orazio Cauchi: Guard Aaron Harrison and forward Nigel Hayes are expected to sign with Galatasaray, a source told @Sportando . Harrison played 9 games with the Dallas Mavericks last season, while Hayes had three different experiences with Lakers, Raptors and Kings.
Dwain Price: Carlisle on the #Mavs signing Aaron Harrison for the rest of the season: “We like him. It’s a good opportunity for him. I see him getting better each day. A good kid, hard worker. He’s got a skill, so we’ve got six left and he’ll get a chance to play quite a bit I would think.”
Mark Followill: Mavs signed Aaron Harrison to a 10-day. For G-League team in Reno, avg about 19 ppg & shot 42.5% from 3
The Greensboro Swarm announced today that the team has acquired returning rights player Aaron Harrison. The Swarm’s roster now stands at 12.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets waived Harrison before his salary became guaranteed for this season. He played 14 Swarm games on assignment from Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has waived guard Aaron Harrison. Harrison (6-6, 212, Kentucky) was originally signed by the Hornets on July 14, 2015. The Kentucky product appeared in 26 games over two seasons with Charlotte, including two playoff outings in 2016. Charlotte’s roster now stands at 14.
The Charlotte Hornets are waiving guard Aaron Harrison on Tuesday, league sources told The Vertical. Harrison, 22, has seen limited minutes behind veterans Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb. With both signed through the 2017-18 season, there was little opportunity for Harrison’s role to grow in Charlotte. Harrison played 26 games for the Hornets since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2015, including limited minutes in five games this season.
Aaron Harrison’s contract would have become guaranteed for the season on Friday. Charlotte’s roster will drop to 14 players, and sources say the team has no immediate plans to add a player to replace Harrison.
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September 16, 2021 | 3:40 pm EDT Update
Popovich’s coaching staff in Tokyo included Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University men’s head basketball coach Jay Wright. Hill told The Undefeated that he hopes to hire a new coach for USA Basketball before the 2021-22 NBA season begins on Oct. 19. A source told The Undefeated a current NBA coach with previous USA Basketball experience would likely be hired as the next coach of the team. Other possible candidates with USA Basketball coaching experience include the Philadelphia 76ers’ Doc Rivers, Atlanta Hawks’ Nate McMillan, Phoenix Suns’ Monty Williams, New York Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau and Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra. Another potential candidate is former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, who has coached USA Basketball in qualifying play in recent years.
When asked what type of coach he’d like to hire for USA Basketball, Hill said: “Someone who understands and has a healthy respect for the international game. The dynamics are a bit different in that environment than they are in the NBA regular season. You’re going to be dealing with some tough love of players, and being able to mentor them. That’ll check the boxes, if you will. “Someone who can manage a locker room, who understands the international play, obviously can coach, and understands this isn’t over. Spending the last year just really studying the international game, it’s different. It’s a different game than our game, and understanding that and respecting that is vitally important and not just for the staff but for the players as well.”
Hill said that USA Basketball will probably host a minicamp with its national team next summer. Despite the daunting pressures and challenges that come with USA Basketball keeping its power status, the new managing director says he is embracing the tough golden opportunity. “We’re all alone in terms of what those expectations are,” Hill said. “You don’t run from that. That’s something you welcome, you embrace, and you recognize that you’re supposed to win. There’s a tremendous amount that goes into the process, and the other teams have been together for years, they have continuity, it’s a different game, there’s a little bit more physicality …
The Los Angeles Clippers were casually linked to a Russell Westbrook trade in the past before he was eventually traded to the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers in each of the past two offseason. The interest in Westbrook has led some to speculate that they could trade for John Wall, who the Houston Rockets are attempting to move. “The Clippers were never interested in Russell Westbrook,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast. “They were a rumored Russell Westbrook trade in a few places whenever that happened. They were never interested. That was never a real thing. I think they value their optionality too much.”
September 16, 2021 | 1:03 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent center Jahlil Okafor is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
The Cairns Taipans have announced that high-flying import Cameron Oliver will not be returning to the NBL this season, and instead accept an Exhibit 10 contract in California. The club originally signed Oliver with the intentions of providing him with a pathway to a higher level and are thrilled that he is one step closer to the NBA. After a stellar debut with the Taipans, Oliver committed to a new two-year deal in 2020. His second season with the club was cut short due to family reasons, which the club accepted and provided him with a release to return home to the US. He received a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets towards the end of the 2020-21 NBA season and in August suited up for the Golden State Warriors at Summer League.
“This is such a positive outcome. Cam said that he has never felt this close to his NBA dream, and this is exactly what we want. It speaks volumes of the Taipans organisation because they took a chance on him and look where he is now,” said Coach Forde. “I came into this role knowing that Cam was on the fringe of the NBA – so we have been diligently planning for this possibility and it’s fortunate it’s at this time, during the pre-season. We’ve been prepared for all scenarios but now we can progress forward with certainty. “I’m so happy for him, the team are extremely proud of him and now we get to move forward, sign another talented player and focus on winning a Championship for Cairns.”