Ira Winderman: The two-way contract of Heat guard Charles Cooke expires today, with the Heat expected to now leave that roster spot open until adding a player (or two) just before season’s end, who would then be playoff eligible.
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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Charles Cooke to a 10-day contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cooke has been assigned to the HEAT’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and will be available for tonight’s game against the Salt Lake City Stars.
Shams Charania: The Miami Heat have signed guard Charles Cooke of G League Sioux Falls to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Cooke spent last season with New Orleans.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Charles Cooke and guard DeAndre Liggins and waived Marcus Lee and Malik Newman. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Cooke, who signed a two-way contract with New Orleans on August 1, 2017, split last season between the Pelicans and the Greensboro Swarm and the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League. In 25 G League games (10 starts) last season, he averaged 12.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.40 steals and 25.3 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. He also appeared in 13 NBA games with the Pelicans, totaling six points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 38 minutes of action.
Michael Scotto: The New Orleans Pelicans will not tender Charles Cooke a qualifying offer, a league source told The Athletic. He will become an unrestricted free agent as a result. Cooke appeared in 13 games for the Pelicans this season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Undrafted Dayton guard Charles Cooke has agreed to a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted rookie Charles Cooke out of Dayton has agreed to a free-agent contract with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN.
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Bobby Marks: Clint Capela has now met the minutes criteria in his contract. The center has now played 2,000 minutes and is eligible for a $1M bonus if Houston reaches the Western Conf. Finals. Capela also has bonuses for free throw and defensive rebounding % that he is unlikely to reach.
Matt Velazquez: Asked Giannis about him and the team watching Marques Johnson’s jersey retirement. @Eric Nehm followed up by asking him if it made him think about the future. “It’s too far, man. I’ll think about that probably 30, 40 years from now.” I told him it probably won’t take that long.
Rick Bonnell: Jeremy Lamb swishes off the glass from beyond mid-court, at the buzzer, to beat the Raptors in Toronto. As Lamb said, “That was crazy.”
Connor Letourneau: Zaza Pachulia is receiving his championship ring pregame tonight. Nick Young, who is out of the league, plans to stop by a game at some point in the next couple weeks to get his ring. Patrick McCaw had his sent to him.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on Sunday that he wants his team to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and secure home-court advantage in the team’s final season at Oracle Arena. But as his group heads into the final 10 regular season games of its season, the overall health of the group will take precedent over any playoff positioning. “Health always comes first,” Kerr said prior to Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. “So each player we look at individually.”
Kerr said the Warriors will play to the end and try to earn the home-court advantage. “The only way that would happen is if we were mathematically out of it,” Kerr said. “And then at that point maybe you make a decision, but it hasn’t even entered my mind. We’re just going for the one seed and trying to stay healthy and do all that at once.”