JD Shaw: Orlando re-signs Gary Clark. “Gary showed that he has the ability to compete with anyone during the NBA restart,” president of basketball ops Jeff Weltman said. “He can both make shots and provide great effort on the defensive end. We are happy to have Gary return to Orlando.”
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Gary Clark has agreed to a two-year, $4.1M deal to stay with Orlando, source tells ESPN.
Shams Charania: Free agent swingman Gary Clark has agreed to a second 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Josh Robbins: Asked about not signing forward Gary Clark to a second 10-day contract, Steve Clifford responded, “It’s a possibility. It’s being worked on now. That’s all I can really say.”
Josh Robbins: The Magic have signed forward Gary Clark to a 10-day contract and have released point guard Josh Magette, team officials said.
Bobby Marks: As expected, Chriss (and Gary Clark) cleared waivers. Golden St. was hoping a waiver claim would give them more room under the hard cap.
Mark Berman: #Rockets announce they’ve waived forward Gary Clark.
Shams Charania: The Rockets are waiving swingman Gary Clark, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Tim MacMahon: Rockets are waiving forward Gary Clark, source confirms, adding that Houston could bring him back on a team-friendly deal similar to the one recently signed by guard Chris Clemons. The rest of Clark’s salary would have been guaranteed today.
Tim MacMahon: The Rockets could also end up filling the open roster spot with a player from the buyout market, per source.
Mark Berman: #Rockets rookie forward @Gary Clark , who signed his new 3-year contract today in Utah, on having to earn every bit of it: “It means a lot b/c that’s my story,all the way back before Cincinnati,not having anything & earning it all & proving everyone wrong. It’s a great feeling”
Clark has been in the regular rotation for so long, some might have forgotten he’s still on a two-way contract. With the recent tweaks to how two-way days are counted, Clark’s 45 days should expire somewhere around mid-December. Nothing is set in stone yet, but Houston and Clark’s representatives have had initial discussions about converting his deal to a standard NBA contract, a source told The Athletic. The discussions have been positive so far — Houston wants Clark in a Rockets uniform and both parties want to come to an agreement.
Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets will convert undrafted forward Gary Clark’s deal to a two-way contract, per his agent @austingwalton. He will have a chance to contribute right away, until the start of the G-League season on November 2.
Mark Berman: #Rockets rookie forward @Gary11_Clark, undrafted free agent,on signing his contract: “It was pretty cool. It was surreal because, finally, the people upstairs were saying you’re a Rocket now. It still hasn’t hit me yet. I haven’t even told my mom yet. This is my biggest moment so far”
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Undrafted rookie forward Gary Clark out of Cincinnati has agreed to a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets.
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November 27, 2020 | 6:18 am EST Update
Real Madrid lost star guard Facu Campazzo to the NBA (the Denver Nuggets to be specific) and there is a reported possibility that this may also happen with another player of the team. According to Marca, Real Madrid forward Gabriel Deck will be using the exit clause on his contract with “Blancos” and sign with an NBA club even next week if his team doesn’t present him with an extension offer really soon. There are some NBA teams that have “shown an interest” for the Argentinian player and he’s ready to make the jump, unless something changes with his contract situation with Real.
One longtime league executive said the past week was the most hectic of his career. In addition to the draft and free agency crammed together in an abbreviated offseason, there are so many other less-publicized tasks that teams are trying to sort through, from COVID-19 protocols to fans possibly attending games to scheduling. It’s wild to think that regular-season games are scheduled to tip off in less than a month.
Olgun Uluc: An interesting development: Brisbane Bullets big-man, Tyrell Harrison, has been classified by the NBPA as eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft, his agent tells ESPN. The Kiwi is 21 years old, a legit 7-foot, and should get a minutes bump with Magnay gone. An intriguing, raw prospect.
For example, every day at 5 a.m., inside room 950 in the Gran Destino (where all the top-seeded teams stayed), Masai Ujiri would wake up, read his book, hop on the Peloton, and work out before heading down for breakfast. He thought nothing of his daily ritual until one morning, several weeks into the bubble, when he got a text from another former player of his: “Morning boss, you good up there?” The text was from Kawhi Leonard—Finals MVP with the Raptors, now a star on the Clippers—who was staying in room 850, directly below his old boss. Ujiri had been waking Kawhi up with his noisy workouts for weeks, but Kawhi was reluctant to say anything.
Ujiri told Kawhi that he would stop for the time being and joked that he would continue again when the Raptors met the Clippers in the Finals, messing with Kawhi’s sleep. Kawhi responded with the kind of trash talk that’s best read aloud in Kawhi’s dry monotone: “Haha, you know the saying ‘Don’t poke the bear’? I’m gonna call the NBA on you…get you out the bubble.”
NBA star Markelle Fultz is taking Wakanda Forever literally … he just got a foot-long image of the Black Panther tattooed on his thigh — and it’s AMAZING!! TMZ Sports has learned back in the summer, Fultz hit up “Ink Master” star Roly T-Rex about getting some ink done. And, with Chadwick Boseman’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement at its peak … the two got to thinking a “Black Panther” piece would be perfect.
November 27, 2020 | 1:58 am EST Update
And as is usually the case when the Celtics don’t turn a highly publicized rumor into a reality, we’re getting a reason why that deal never went through. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Celtics were never really that high on Turner. Boston apparently didn’t see him as a very big upgrade to their frontcourt, and was even exploring other deals to trade Turner had the deal with Indiana come to fruition. “Talking to people and reading the tea leaves as best I could, it really comes down to the Celtics didn’t want Myles Turner,” Lowe said on The Lowe Post Podcast. “I did hear from some teams around the league that the Celtics have done some preliminary research on what Myles Turner’s trade value would have been to them had they acquired him either in this deal or in a separate deal, and obviously didn’t like what they saw.”