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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February 17, 2019 | 7:51 am EST Update
His Real Madrid days are in the past, but Luka Doncic follows his former team in the ACB and EuroLeague whenever his schedule with the Dallas Mavericks permits. These days he’s in Charlotte taking part in various events of the NBA All-Star Game Weekend, but still reiterated: “I always follow EuroLeague and ACB when I have time”. Asked to pick out four teams for the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, the 19-year-old Slovenian said: “Real Madrid, Fenerbahce, CSKA and Olympiacos”.
The NBA and FIBA plan to launch a professional basketball league in Africa called the Basketball Africa League featuring 12 teams from the continent. The league is scheduled for launch in January of 2020 and will be the NBA’s first collaboration to run a pro sports league outside of North America, and former President Barack Obama, an avid basketball fan, is expected to have a hands-on role.
“The Basketball Africa League is an important next step in our continued development of the game of basketball in Africa,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver in a statement. “Combined with our other programs on the continent, we are committed to using basketball as an economic engine to create new opportunities in sports, media and technology across Africa.”
The NBA 2K League will have $1.2 million in its prize pool for the 2019 season, up $200,000 from the inaugural season last year. Players will receive a base salary of $33,000 for a six-month commitment, with up to $38,000 for players retained from the 2018 season. Meanwhile, the prize pool will be spread out over four tournaments and the league playoffs, with $120,000 up for grabs in the season-opening “THE TIPOFF” tournament. “THE TURN” and “THE TICKET” tournaments each will have $180,000 available in prize money, while the league playoffs will be worth $720,000.
It appears Lonzo Ball found a place to spend some of his time away from the court in recent weeks. Ball and Lance Stephenson dropped a new song titled ‘Swerve’ heading into the All-Star weekend. And, unlike some of Ball’s recent works, it’s a surprisingly good song. The song is based, more or less, on swerving other girls for the ones both Stephenson and Ball have now. While the beat is nice, Ball’s flow, one of his best attributes as a music artist, is highlighted in this song. Unlike his recent song with manager DMo titled ‘Geturmerch,’ this song is much better with strong verses from Stephenson and Ball both.