Drew Goudelock will return to China in order to play for the Shandong Golden Stars, the player’s agency announced.
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Andrew Goudelock: Proud to be a new member of @MaccabitlvBC! Looking forward to the new journey
Andrew Goudelock is signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv, as reported by Walla.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Galatasaray extended an offer to free-agent guard Andrew Goudelock, I’m told. He’s a scoring machine in Europe.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Houston Rockets did not pick up team option on Andrew Goudelock.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets have told rep for Andrew Goudelock they will not keep him on roster past Aug 1 when contract would have been guaranteed, per source. Rockets normally don’t make those kinds of decisions until the deadline, but let rep know early so he can line up next opportunity.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets received Andrew Goudelock’s FIBA Letter of Clearance, clearing the way to sign him almost a week after deal, source said.
Waqar H: Will he be in uniform tonight? – Jonathan Feigen: Physical is scheduled for tomorrow. Then need the FIBA letter of clearance. Will be soon. Tigers’ season is over.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Rockets, Andrew Goudelock deal is guaranteed for the season. Year II for minimum, effective August 1.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Andrew Goudelock headed to Houston for physical. He should be fine – shot 41.6% deep in China.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets reach agreement to sign guard Andrew Goudelock out of the CBA, source said. Goudelock, a former D-League star, had a pair of stints with the Lakers, averaging 4.3 points. Goudelock averaged 12 points in three playoff games with the Lakers in 2013, playing with Rockets center Dwight Howard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Houston is signing guard Andrew Goudelock, league sources tell @The Vertical. He played season in China.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets reach deal w/guard Andrew Goudelock who’s been playing in China. Played for Lakers 2011-12 & 1 game in 2012-13.
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September 23, 2018 | 3:48 am EDT Update
Against the displeasure of Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau, owner Glen Taylor has mandated that a deal needs to be negotiated to trade disgruntled All-Star forward Jimmy Butler in the next several days, league sources told ESPN. Butler has likely worn the Timberwolves uniform for the final time, because Taylor has no interest in bringing Butler into the team’s training camp and threatening a bigger circus than already exists within the franchise.
Thibodeau has been willing to coach the Timberwolves through the dysfunction that has surrounded his star players, but Taylor has sided with Butler and agreed that the four-time All-Star should be away from the Wolves for the foreseeable future, sources said.
Now Towns will have to follow his bold words with bold action. With his contract out of the way, the Timberwolves have shifted their focus, a source said, to finding a trade partner for Butler, who has been agitating to get out throughout the summer. The expectation from Taylor is that a deal will be done so the Timberwolves can avoid bringing Butler to training camp, which begins on Tuesday.
So far, few franchises, if any, are engaged in serious conversations with the Timberwolves on Butler, sources said. The list of organizations interested in talking further with Minnesota is significant, league sources said: Brooklyn, Detroit, Houston, the LA Clippers, Miami and Philadelphia are among the teams interested in probing for deals.
They wanted direction on how to proceed with Butler, and Taylor told them: Butler is available in trade talks, and I want it done sooner than later, sources said. “The owner’s trading him,” one Board of Governors source told ESPN. “That was made clear. It’s just a matter of when.” “He basically said, ‘If you don’t get anywhere with [Layden], and you’ve got something good, bring it to me,” another high-ranking league official told ESPN.
Taylor has far less of a stomach for a dysfunctional season of feuding among Butler, Towns and forward Andrew Wiggins and the damage that’ll do to the franchise’s image, league sources said. The franchise’s business operations want to limit the sullying of what had been until now a successful marketing campaign around the franchise’s starry young core, league sources said.