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Eddie Sefko: Expect Mavericks to sign Jalen Jones soon, a source says, after they waive Terry Larrier, who has suffered a significant knee injury. His training camp guarantee will be paid and he will rehab in Dallas with Mavs/Legends.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Mavericks have waived guard Jalen Jones, who was on a two-way NBA contract.
Mark Followill: Per Rick Carlisle, Kyle Collinsworth was waived after Jalen Jones was claimed on waivers. Collinsworth could be back on a 10-day contract in the Mavs open roster spot
Shams Charania: Sources: The Dallas Mavericks have claimed Pelicans free agent Jalen Jones off waivers, waiving guard Kyle Collinsworth. Both are on two-way NBA contracts.
Bobby Marks: The Jalen Jones waiver claim would be the first time a player on a Two-Way is claimed. Dallas now inherit his NBA days of service remaining for the rest of the season. Jones is under contract for next season.
Will Guillory: Source: Pelicans have waived Jalen Jones, one of their two-way players
Chris Reichert: Hearing that Jalen Jones two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans is for two years, per a league source
Chris Reichert: Jalen Jones’ deal with the New Orleans Pelicans is a two-way contract, per league sources. @Orazio Cauchi reported signing initially
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August 18, 2018 | 9:59 pm EDT Update
According to a source, the Cavaliers finished runner-up for Vonleh. San Antonio and Milwaukee also made bids. Vonleh was traded midseason by Portland to Chicago, which didn’t make an offer, despite him averaging 9.9 points and 10 rebounds in a seven-game stretch soon after the deadline deal. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he “inhales rebounds.’’
Vonleh expected a larger second contract. His deal isn’t even fully guaranteed. “Free agency was pretty tough this year,’’ he said. “I didn’t get anything. There were a lot of teams with interest. But I love the game of basketball. I’m happy to have another year in the league. I’m going to play this year out and see how things go and try to be in the league for many years to come.”
“I think I can definitely bring a lot,’’ Vonleh said. “They lost guys like Kyle O’Quinn, and Porzingis is hurt right now. Enes Kanter is a great rebounder, but I think I can help with that and bring energy.’’
Oscar Robertson’s 1971 Milwaukee Bucks NBA championship ring fetched $91,137.60at an auction Friday night. The ring, which features a diamond and the inscription “NBA World Champions” on the face, was one of 51 pieces of Robertson memorabilia auctioned off by Lelands.com. The collection also included Robertson’s Indiana State high school championship ring, College Player of the Year trophy, and several game-worn jerseys.
Detroiter Derrick Coleman was selected first overall in the 1990 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets, but not many know he played for 10 years with congestive heart failure. “I was diagnosed in 1995 while I was still playing,” said Coleman, now retired. “I know it looks like athletes have it all together, I thought I was Superman, but I wasn’t. Now, I bring awareness to testing, diet, exercising and advocacy for heart patients.”
Coleman said he never felt it and was the first in his family to be diagnosed with congestive heart failure after a stress test. He later had to be cardioverted shocked 12 times to regulate his heart. “Doctors said if I didn’t get better enough for a stint, I’d have to have a heart transplant,” Coleman said that alone nearly gave him a heart attack. “They told me to stay in bed, but I got up because I knew I had a stubborn heart and I will not give up.”
August 18, 2018 | 8:29 pm EDT Update
One of the Richmond league’s founders, Paul Taylor, grew up with Iverson in Newport News and Hampton, and invited him to come the final game of the season. “I didn’t expect him to come,” said Anthony Brown, a former Monacan High School standout, who played on Saturday for the victorious Richmond Kougars and took home the MVP trophy. Iverson high-fived him as he held up the trophy. “It felt good,” Brown said. Taylor, who was released from prison last year after serving more than two decades for murder, and Jawad Abdu, a former Richmond gang member, started the league to right some of the wrongs they’d done in the community.