Former NBA guard Donald Sloan has agreed to a deal with the Adelaide 36ers to complete their roster for the 2020-21 NBL season, sources have told ESPN. Sloan, 32, is coming off a stint with Baskets Bonn in the Basketball Bundesliga, and will be the only import on Conner Henry’s largely local roster.
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Scott Agness: The Mad Ants acquired returning player rights to point guard Donald Sloan in a draft day trade with the Texas Legends. He appeared in 101 games with the Pacers from 2013-15. #ImUp
Adrian Wojnarowski: As Isaiah Thomas continues to rehab his hip, Denver is signing veteran guard Donald Sloan to a training camp deal, league sources tell ESPN. Denver has 15 guaranteed contracts.
David Pick: Late season movement in China: Sources tell me decorated CBA guard Donald Sloan agreed on deal to replace Darius Morris and rejoin Guangdong Tigers for playoffs.
David Aldridge: Wizards likely going the 10-day route on a point guard for their last pre-All-Star game against Knicks Wednesday, per source. Top candidates include @SessionsRamon, Donald Sloan, @Briante Weber. Will look further into @Derrick Rose and others during break if still avaialble.
Chris Reichert: The Texas Legends have acquired Donald Sloan off waivers #GLeague
Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have waived Donald Sloan, The Washington Post has leaned. Carrick Felix makes the final roster, which is now set at 17.
The Washington Wizards announced the addition of guards Carrick Felix and Donald Sloan to their training camp roster, bringing the roster total to 19.
Shams Charania: Free agent Donald Sloan, a 5-year NBA veteran, has agreed on a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical.
He started for the Hornets’ summer-league team in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. However, it seemed clear he was not in the Hornets’ plans when the team recently held a large-group workout for point guards that included veterans Norris Cole and Donald Sloan.
The Charlotte Hornets have invited NBA veterans Norris Cole and Donald Sloan to work out this week, as they look to fill their third point-guard spot next season.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: The Charlotte Hornets are bringing in NBA free-agent guard Donald Sloan for a workout. He lit up the China association.
Marc Stein: Today’s the last day players can sign and still be traded this NBA season so Houston will try to seal a Donatas Motiejunas deal by day’s end
Michael Scotto: Sources: Nets free agent Donald Sloan signs a 1-year, $2.7 million deal with Guangdong Southern Tigers. He won a CBA title with them in 2013
Pacers point guard Donald Sloan has spent the offseason in his hometown Dallas, reshaping his career in more ways than one. As Sloan prepares for his summer of free agency – grinding through two-a-day workouts and day long pick-up games – he has switched representation. Sloan, who approaches his fifth NBA season, will now be represented by sports agents Byron Irvin and Dan Fegan of Relativity Sports. The deal was finalized on Friday night. “Some things weren’t happening the way they should have with who I was represented by the last few years,” Sloan told The Star, “so I just figured now’s a good time as any to make the switch.”
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The Bulls’ offseason overhaul couldn’t have come at a better time, as Zach LaVine is on the final year of his contract with an extension yet to be signed. But if it were up to LaVine himself, he’s reportedly all-in on staying in the Windy City. That’s according to ESPN Chicago radio analyst David Kaplan, who’s heard from sources that the All-Star doesn’t want to go anywhere. Via ESPN 1000 FM: “He has told people that I know: ‘Hey man, if they want me here, I’m not going anywhere. I’m building this thing. I’m the first guy in the door. I wanna be part of this.’”
Is KAT’s trade value at all impacted by missing the playoffs yet again? If a Simmons deal can’t get done, would you think about trading him now, considering the likelihood that you may need to next offseason? — @JWeAnd1 Definitely no interest in trading him now. Towns will have plenty of value for the foreseeable future, barring a big injury. This is a big season. I think there will be more clarity, positive or negative, when 2021-22 concludes. Then the Wolves can make a real decision on how best to move forward. But Towns remains a focal point right now. That’s not changing anytime soon.
Morey will be in a similar position to Thibs in that rival executives will try to back him into a corner and wait for things to get really uncomfortable with Simmons, thereby driving down the asking price. But Morey is much more experienced in front office work than was Thibodeau, a coach to his core who had not yet started his third season as the lead decision-maker. Those around the league believe that if there is any executive able to stomach the circus that is sure to descend upon Philly, to block out the noise that comes with this kind of drama, it’s Morey.
Ben Simmons trade buzz has been one of the offseason’s hottest storylines, but president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and the 76ers have yet to pull the trigger in a deal involving the 25-year-old three-time All-Star. Will the Aussie wear the 76ers’ red, white and blue to start the season? By a wide margin, our panel’s vote projects Simmons to remain in Philly — at least until the season tips off on Oct. 19. 1. Philadelphia 76ers: 45%
Despite the on-paper match, ESPN’s NBA insider Zach Lowe took to his podcast to say there’s a slim chance of that actually happening due to the Clippers’ lack of interest in Russell Westbrook when he was available: “The Clippers were never interested in Russell Westbrook. They were a rumored Russell Westbrook trade in a few places whenever that happened. They were never interested. That was never a real thing. I think they value their optionality too much.” Lowe ultimately concluded, “I just don’t see it,” because, like Westbrook, Wall is over 30 and has a massive contract — $44 million due this season and a player option the following season for over $47 million.