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Shams Charania: The Chicago Bulls are sending Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple and a second-round pick to New Orleans for Lonzo Ball, who’s signing a four-year, $85M contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
The L.A. Clippers have acquired forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Avery Bradley, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank.
Frank continued, “Garrett is respected throughout the NBA as a veteran leader and a versatile defender. JaMychal is a high-energy big who has become an excellent outside shooter. We welcome both players to the Clippers and feel they will fit well with this group.”
JaMychal Green, Justin Holiday, and Garrett Temple are all available, per league sources. The Grizz would surely like to recoup at least one of the second-rounders they flipped for Holiday.
The real market for members of the Grizzlies, league sources told Sporting News, is in other players on the roster, especially power forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple. Several teams this week have expressed interest in one or both players, including Portland and Charlotte.
Jason Jones: Kings have announced the deal
Alex Kennedy: Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) confirms he has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies via text: “I just talked to Brandon Williams and Vlade Divac. It was a good conversation! I’m excited about the opportunity in Memphis.”
Chris Herrington: Sacramento getting a 2021 second-rounder in deal with Grizzlies, per source.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is finalizing a trade to send forward Garrett Temple to Memphis for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash, league sources tell ESPN.
Some inside and outside of the Kings’ organization believe Temple would be most likely candidate to move on. He’s a solid player, due $8 million next season, and could help a lot of contending teams. But Temple, who will be 32 to start next season, might be taking a risk by walking away from guaranteed money in hopes of a bigger payday.
While Hill is the most intriguing trade piece, the Kings have received inquiries about veterans Garrett Temple, Vince Carter and Kosta Koufos, all of whom are relative bargains with salaries of around $8 million. Koufos and Temple both have player options on their deals for next season.
Temple was so good in the 105-99 win over the Magic – scoring 17 consecutive points, shooting 14 of 17 and dishing five assists – that there were jokes in the locker room he was playing his way into a trade, which made Temple laugh. “The rumors are what they are,” Temple said. “I haven’t seen my name in any. People say we don’t listen to the rumors but guys do. We’re looking at HoopsHype just like everybody else.”
The Kings need to create at least one roster spot to facilitate a potential trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Hill, but there have been no indications the Kings plan to part with Temple, who has a player option on his contract for next season for $8 million. “He’s the glue in our locker room,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “He’s the guy that everybody goes to, the ultimate professional. … He’s a real quality human being. Throughout this journey, it’s not been an easy season playing with a lot of young guys, but he’s been very patient, very guiding. He’s a stud.”
J. Michael: Based on what Im being told, I speculated this Fri, Wiz REALLY like Temple. They’re not trying to unload him #WizardsTalk #NBA @CSNWizards
The problem: The Wizards have not been contacted by the Jazz about Temple, another person told CSN later in the day.
Jeff Zillgitt: As @Jody Genessy tweeted, Jazz have interest in Wizards G Garrett Temple and Wizards not opposed to making a deal, I’ve been told.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder is pushing for the deal, according to the source, because the 6-foot-6 Temple would give the team a big defensive presence in Exum’s absence.
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September 23, 2021 | 4:49 am EDT Update
The Sixers would be best served if Simmons and Paul rethink their plans, though Simmons “is clearly aware of sanctions available to the organization to fine and suspend him, including withholding of salary,” according to Wojnarowski. An NBA source said Wednesday that Simmons initially asked for a trade at the draft combine in Chicago “right after” the end of the 2020-21 season. The Game 7 home loss to the Hawks occurred on June 20, with the combine running from June 21-27.
Simmons has apparently already received $8.25 million of his 2021-22 salary, with another $8.25 million due if he’s on the roster Oct. 1. The Sixers aren’t saying what they plan to do or if they must make that payment when, barring a dramatic shift, Simmons follows through with his holdout, according to the source.
Rather than increasing Simmons’ value in a trade, the Sixers’ preference is for Simmons to report and play this season in Philadelphia, according to an NBA source. Rivers said the same thing Wednesday: “We would love to have Ben back.”
Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson: 76ers retiring Kobe Bryant’s Lower Merion No. 33 like Heat retired MJ’s No. 23 ‘interesting idea’ @ScottONeil tells @BallySports: “That’s something that @dmorey & @DocRivers & Elton will weigh on for sure. That’s something that Chris Heck the President of 76ers will weigh on.”
September 23, 2021 | 2:02 am EDT Update
The Warriors recently connected Wiggins with an Oakland doctor who understands issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy, sources said. The doctor explained the suffering and deaths she has witnessed in patients who contracted the coronavirus, sources said, but Wiggins remains unmoved in his decision against vaccination.