Jessica Camerato: The Sixers signed guard Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract, waived James Michael McAdoo.
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Shams Charania: Sources: Philadelphia is signing Rockets free agent guard Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract, releasing forward James Michael McAdoo.
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets terminated Demetrius Jackson’s two-way contract. He will sign a 10-day contract, but does not appear in team’s plans. Will be assigned to RGV, source said, and play in G League Showcase during his 10-day.
Adam Johnson: Demetrius Jackson’s two way contract with Rockets has been terminated and he has been signed to a 10 day contract, league source tells @Adam Johnson
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce the 2-way contract with Demetrius Jackson for RGV. Former Notre Dame guard had solid yr with Maine in D-League last season.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets agreed to 2way contract w/guard Demetrius Jackson. 2016 2nd-round pick by Celtics who waived him.Played n 5games
Michael Scotto: Houston Rockets and Demetrius Jackson have agreed to a two-way deal, league sources told @BBallInsiders.
Adam Zagoria: Former Notre Dame PG Demetrius Jackson signed a 2-way contract with Houston, agent Kieran Piller confirmed.
Bobby Marks: Creative use of the stretch provision by the Celtics on the contract of Demetrius Jackson. Boston exercised the 2019-20 non-guaranteed team option on Jackson one day prior to waiving the former second round pick. Exercising the option allowed Boston to stretch the contract over seven years and not five. The cap hit per year is $92,857 instead of $130,000.
Adam Himmelsbach: If Demetrius Jackson is not claimed on waivers, the Celtics will likely stretch his $650k guarantee over three years, source says.
Steve Bulpett: Celtics to waive Demetrius Jackson, avoid paying his $650,000 guarantee. His initial indication is he’ll likely not play in SL game tonight.
Boston would now need a series of transactions to create cap space for Gordon Hayward. The Celtics would have to pull the qualifying offer on Kelly Olynyk, renounce free agents Jonas Jerebko, James Young, Gerald Green and waive the contracts of Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson (or trade).
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July 20, 2018 | 1:56 am EDT Update
The Warriors have no such expectations with Cousins. Next summer — assuming they bring back either Klay Thompson, Durant or both, which would cap them out — they can only give Cousins a 20-percent raise, which jumps him from $5.3 million to around $6.4 million. If he returns healthy and looks like even 80 percent of the player he was before last January’s Achilles tear — an outcome both the player and team desire — Cousins will command way more than that max Warriors number, likely in the high teens per year. And he won’t be in the discount mood, understandably, considering all the money he lost out on this summer.
Could Luol Deng be a stopgap as a small center after sitting out most of last season? The executive said Deng is all but semi-retired. He may never play again in the NBA unless he has a change of heart.
The Cavaliers waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins Tuesday so he could be free to pursue training camp deals, a source told cleveland.com. Perkins, 33, was signed by the Cavs on the final day of the regular season so he could be on their playoff roster. But Cleveland gave him a non-guaranteed, $2.4 million contract for this coming season with the hope it could be used as part of a trade.
The Knicks’ decision to waive small forward Troy Williams on Monday has provided undrafted Arizona guard Allonzo Trier a puncher’s chance at making the 15-man roster following his solid — if overlooked — summer-league performance. Trier is on a two-way G-League contract, allowing him to be on the Knicks’ roster for a maximum of 45 days, with the clock stopping in early April.
He was like us. Not “us” in the old, non-athlete kind of way but in a bigger “us” context. An “us” we could all aspire to and appreciate. He is, as much as possible, normal. He isn’t egotistical or at all self-centred. He put team and others ahead of himself. I don’t remember a lot of “I” conversations or “me” conversations; it was generally “us” and “we” and the team. Admirable. I will fully admit to having a fondness for the young man that transcended an appreciation for his estimable basketball skills.
I liked that he talked to us about his feelings and his life, his kids and his dad’s health issues and, yeah, his battles with demons far too many people suffer with in silence. And the overwhelming sense I got from reading missives on social media yesterday and talking to friends and loved ones was that those were traits you appreciated, too. Normalcy.