Shams Charania: The Philadelphia 76ers held a free-agent workout this week with veteran guards Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush and Sean Kilpatrick, along with G League Delaware’s Haywood Highsmith, per league sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
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Marc J. Spears: NBA free agent guard Brandon Rush, who has recovered from a broken thumb suffered on Sept. 10, is slated to workout for the 76ers next week, a source said. Indiana and Golden State showed interest before the injury.
John Krawczynski: Wolves continue to do due diligence on available vets even after locking up Deng. Monta Ellis, Brandon Paul and Brandon Rush among those to work out, @ShamsCharania and I hear.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves had more free agent workouts today, I hear. Brandon Paul, former Wolf Brandon Rush, and Darius Johnson-Odom were in.
Jason Quick: Blazers will not sign Brandon Rush to another 10-day contract. He has left the team. He did not see action with Portland.
Erik Gundersen: The Blazers have finally made the Brandon Rush homecoming official.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brandon Rush has agreed to a 10-day contract with Portland, league source tells ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brandon Rush played the past nine years in the NBA, but didn’t make the Milwaukee Bucks as a non-guaranteed player in training camp. He spent some time with Blazers this summer. He becomes the 14th man on Blazers roster.
Priority Sports: Congrats to our guy @BRush_25 on signing w the @Bucks so excited for this opportunity for you! Let’s have a great year! #FeartheDeer
Bucks have entered mix for ex-#Twolves wing B. Rush, I hear. They also have interest in D. Cunningham. But don’t look for him to land there.
Darren Wolfson: Back on MN soil. Was curious if ex-#Twolves wing Brandon Rush has a market. Told the Mavs, Heat, + Pacers are among a few teams to check in.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard/forward Brandon Rush. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Darren Wolfson: Hornets, Warriors, Knicks, Wizards were also in mix for Brandon Rush. But great opportunity here with #Twolves. Still have $19M in space.
Michael Scotto: Source: Minnesota Timberwolves and Brandon Rush agree to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves inquired today about FA Brandon Rush, I’m told. There was no holiday break for GM Scott Layden. Reminder: never inquired on Curry.
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December 12, 2018 | 3:57 am EST Update
The Clippers, it seems, closely watch every Raptors and Warriors game this season. Even though they are having a terrific season of their own — experiencing the rare joy of expectation-free success in the NBA — the Clippers are rather transparently obsessed with chasing Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant in free agency next summer.
But even by these modern standards, the Clippers’ pursuit is still a little revolutionary. Raptors officials have noticed a Clippers employee at roughly 75 percent of the team’s games thus far this season. That has included president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank, which is rare. Presidents and general managers are almost never seen attending a game that doesn’t involve their teams.
Tobias Harris, the centerpiece of the Griffin trade, might be headed to his first All-Star Game and has been so valuable that some executives think they should use one of their max slots on him. The reviews for rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who the Clippers semi-hid by promising him they’d draft him in the lottery, and he at least partially shut down workouts, have been excellent.
On Saturday Dinwiddie became eligible for a four-year contract extension worth a maximum of $47.5 million. But despite being the poster child for the Nets’ much-hyped player development (he was a finalist for last season’s NBA Most Improved Player Award), Dinwiddie still does not have an extension. “No news. Nothing to report,” Dinwiddie’s agent, Raymond Brothers, said. “Dec. 8, it came, it’s gone. I don’t have an extension,” said Dinwiddie, 25. “Just let Raymond and [Nets general manager] Sean [Marks] talk about it. I already said what I needed to say.”
One NBA source proclaimed surprise the Nets didn’t offer Dinwiddie an extension, and at least three others suggested he would be worth more in the unrestricted free-agent market next summer, when a number of teams should be flush with cash. So, by all accounts, he is offering the Nets a hometown discount.
Dinwiddie also has been linked with the point guard-needy Suns. Phoenix now reportedly is looking at a three-way deal that would send Trevor Ariza to the Lakers and ship Los Angeles’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a third team in order to get them their guard.