Sources tell cleveland.com, along with their well-documented hunt for a shooting wing, including recent discussions about a sign-and-trade for restricted free agent swingman Josh Hart, the Cavs are currently exploring the free agent point guard market in hopes of adding a third guard to play behind starter Darius Garland and backup Rubio. The Cavs have looked into the possibility of Raul Neto and Brad Wanamaker, sources say.
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Virtus Bologna and Partizan target Brad Wanamaker for the next season as reported by Italian Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. Wanamaker will wait for the August free agency first as La Gazzetta dello Sport said.
Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in Brad Wanamaker, Basketnews.com reports. The versatile guard spent the last 3 years in NBA.
Brad Wanamaker: Appreciate you Boston! Signed my first and second lol NBA contracts with a great organization. Loved hooping with all my teammates and coaches I came across my two season there, wish you guys all the best going forward and I’ll always be grateful for my time there. 💚
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent G Brad Wanamaker has agreed to a one-year, $2.25M deal to join the Golden State Warriors, his agent Steve McCaskill tells ESPN. Wanamaker played a productive role with Celtics – and now’s expected to see some significant minutes as Steph Curry’s backup.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston has declined a qualifying offer to guard Brad Wanamaker, making him an unrestricted free agent, source tells ESPN.
A new day has come in Olimpia Milan, and that day is Ettore Messina. The new president of basketball operation is targeting Brad Wanamaker e Gigi Datome for the next season as reported La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Olimpia Milano is pursuing Brad Wanamaker and Aaron White for next season. Wanamaker spent the season in the NBA with the Boston Celtics averaging 3.9 points in 39 games. Wanamaker has played in Italy, Germany and Turkey with Gherardini’s Fenerbahce. Aaron White spent the past years with Zalgiris Kaunas and is also drawing interest from the Washington Wizards. Milano, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, made an offer to White.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics make Brad Wanamaker signing official. He will wear jersey No. 9 this season.
The Celtics are closing in on a contract with free agent guard Brad Wanamaker, a league source confirmed to The Athletic.
Wanamaker could fit that mold. Scouts praise the polish he has developed in seven years in Europe and believe he has the physicality, toughness and intelligence to defend multiple positions at the NBA level. One opposing front-office source informed The Athletic, “He has a grownup’s game.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker is finalizing a deal to join the Boston Celtics next season, league sources tell ESPN.
Adam Himmelsbach: The Celtics and Euroleague star Brad Wanamaker are close to finalizing a contract, as @Adrian Wojnarowski said. According to a source, Boston is seeking a two-year deal and Wanamaker, a former Pitt star, is leaning toward one year. Either way, it’ll likely be done soon, possibly tomorrow.
Emiliano Carchia: Brad Wanamaker is still pursuing his NBA dream and is in talks with OKC, per sources
Brad Wanamaker is in advanced talks with the Denver Nuggets, according to Eurohoops sources.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: OKC Thunder brought in guard Brad Wanamaker for an audition. He was voted All-EuroLeague under David Blatt.
What can change that? Wanamaker has in his current contract an NBA buy out option until the 15th of July. If he gets the right offer from the NBA, the 27 years old guard can return to the States after seven season. If not, then Fenerbahce is waiting for him with open arms.
David Pick: Sources tell me All-Euroleague guard Brad Wanamaker fielding serious NBA interest and could leave David Blatt, Dacka in offseason.
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September 16, 2021 | 3:27 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.”