Asvel’s president Tony Parker announced the French team has signed Derrick Walton Jr, recently released by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Keith Pompey: The #Sixers are waiving Derrick Walton Jr. and Ryan Broekhoff, according to a source.
Noah Levick: Can confirm @Keith Pompey that the Sixers are waiving Ryan Broekhoff and Derrick Walton Jr. The plan is for Walton to join the Blue Coats, per source.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The 76ers agreed to a one-year deal with free agent G Derrick Walton Jr., sources tell ESPN.
Even with a 10-day deal, Walton isn’t worried about making a big impression and putting additional pressure on himself. He wants to take things in stride and figure out what the coaching staff wants and to transition into that. It’s what he’s always done — and what got him a shot with the Miami Heat as an undrafted rookie. “I can shoot it and that’s what I hung my hat on. I’m a better defender than I get credit for. And overall, I think I’m just a heady player,” Walton said. “I’m this guy that’s always thinking two steps ahead.”
Shams Charania: The Pistons plan to sign guard Derrick Walton Jr. to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks are not planning to hold on to Derrick Walton Jr., per source.
Andrew Greif: Guard Derrick Walton Jr. has filled the Clippers’ final roster spot. He’s been signed to a 1-year, non-guaranteed deal, source told @latimessports.
The Clippers have signed free agent point guard Derrick Walton Jr., according to RealGM’s official log of NBA transactions. Details aren’t known, but RealGM classifies it as a one-year contract, so an Exhibit 10 deal seems likely.
Ira Winderman: Former Heat guard Derrick Walton Jr. has signed with the Bulls. The Heat pulled his qualifying offer in July, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Mike McGraw: Told Derrick Walton Jr. signing with #Bulls is a training camp addition. Not likely to make team, but you never know. Former Michigan PG was two-way for Miami last season.
What the last year amounted to is a crash course in the real world. “It opened my eyes to the business side of the game,” Walton confessed earlier this week. “Going into it, it’s all about the love of the game. Obviously, I love basketball, I love what I do. I remember at the beginning, I walked into agency meetings and I was like, ‘Look, I don’t really care about none of the other stuff. I just want to make sure I’m in the best position to perform.’ I mean, how dumb does that sound? That’s how naive I was and that’s how I approached it.” Walton, 23, says he knows where he’ll play next season. An agreement is in place, but his agent, Mark Bartelstein, is requiring him to sit on the news until next week. All Walton can put out publicly is this: “Long story short, I’m good. I’m going to a great situation. All I can say.” Having that settled makes it easier to decompress and process his rookie season and the lessons learned.
Barry Jackson: Derrick Walton Jr., one of the Heat’s two-way players last season, intends to sign with the Chicago Bulls, agent Mark Bartelstein told me. Walton played with the Heat in summer league in July.
The Heat withdrew their offer after Derrick Walton Jr. struggled with his shooting during summer league. And now, Walton’s an unrestricted free agent. But, according to Walton, not for long. “I’ll be making a decision in the next couple days, and (that’s) pretty much all I can say about it,” Walton said.
Ira Winderman: The Miami Heat have withdrawn their qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr. He is now an unrestricted free agent, putting his future with the team in doubt.
Barry Jackson: Derrick Walton Jr. will remain with Heat in summer league this week even though Miami withdrew qualifying offer today, FYI. Heat will look at other options for second 2 way contract (along with Duncan Robinson, who got a 2 way)
Albert Nahmad: Heat have tendered qualifying offers to both Derrick Walton Jr. and Derrick Jones Jr., making them restricted free agents with $1.3M cap holds. Coming off two-way contracts, their qualifying offers will be another two-way, for the $77,250 two-way salary, with $50,000 protected.
The Miami Heat have extended a qualifying offer to guard Derrick Walton Jr. for another two-way contract for next season. The offer makes Walton a restricted free agent, with the Heat with the right to match outside bids at Sunday’s start of free agency.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Derrick Walton Jr. to a Two-Way Contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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