Canadian power forward Andrew Nicholson is expected to stay in China next season. After last year, in which he played for Guangdong Southern Tigers, Nicholson will likely sign a deal with Fujian Sturgeons.
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Former NBA first-round pick Andrew Nicholson has officially signed a contract in China with the Guangdong Tigers.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Andrew Nicholson has left the NBA and signed a deal in $1M range with China’s Guangdong Tigers.
The Portland Trail Blazers have waived forward Andrew Nicholson, using the stretch provision to spread out the salary-cap hit on the remainder of his contract, league sources told ESPN.
Bobby Marks: The cap hit over the next 7 seasons for Portland on the Andrew Nicholson waiver is $2.8. Trail Blazers tax bill drops from $10.1M to $4.4M.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Portland has waived forward Andrew Nicholson, using stretch provision to spread out cap hit on balance of deal, league sources tell ESPN.
Jeff Zillgitt: On Andrew Nicholson’s four-year $26 million pact with Wizards, he final year is a player option, I’ve been told.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent forward Andrew Nicholson has agreed to a four-year, $26 million deal with the Wizards, league source tells @The Vertical.
Alex Kennedy: Sources: Another player the Warriors expressed interest in as they look to bolster their bench is Andrew Nicholson (who’s unrestricted).
Zach Lowe: Apologies if this has been reported, but Magic NOT planning to extend a qualifying offer for Andrew Nicholson, sources say. Unrestricted FA
The Orlando Magic did have talks with both guard Evan Fournier and big man Andrew Nicholson, but sources close to both said the talks never really went in the direction of a deal and both players had been planning for restricted free agency in July.
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Q: What are the Knicks going to do with Frank Ntilikina? Are the Knicks really trying to move him? Marc Stein: My sense is that the Knicks, despite some recent Twitter chatter on this front, are not actively looking to find a new home for Ntilikina. Is the 20-year-old Frenchman theoretically available? Will the Knicks field calls from interested teams on Ntilikina? Certainly. But there is a difference between listening and shopping.
Q: What are Fred Hoiberg’s prospects for another N.B.A. head coaching job? How much can the Bulls’ roster chaos of the last few years really be held against him? Marc Stein: “By all accounts, Hoiberg prefers to stay in the N.B.A. if he can rather than return to college coaching. But N.B.A. interest, I fear, is going to be limited. That’s my read even if you factor in the belief that, as his Golden Warriors counterpart Steve Kerr recently put it, Hoiberg “never really had a chance” to succeed in Chicago because the personnel for much of his stay so poorly meshed with Hoiberg’s preferred offensive approach. In the Nov. 13 edition of this very newsletter, some three weeks before Hoiberg was fired in Chicago, I wrote about the deep fondness Minnesota owner Glen Taylor still holds for Hoiberg. It stems from Hoiberg’s stint as a Timberwolves player and front-office executive before moving into college coaching at Iowa State. The Wolves, though, are the only known team to rate Hoiberg so highly.”
A new figure has emerged to lead the Trail Blazers in the wake of owner Paul Allen’s passing: his sister, Jody Allen. The Athletic has learned that Ms. Allen has been decisive in ruling on a variety of major decisions for the team, which as of now, she has no intention of selling. “Nothing is for sale right now,” said Chris McGowan, the Blazers president and CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, which also includes the Seattle Seahawks. “We are operating business as usual and Neil and I are collaborating regularly with her on all major organizational decisions.”