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Will Guillory: Source: Redick and Melli for James Johnson, Wes Iwundu and a 2nd round pick
Johnson, 34, has played for seven NBA teams, including Toronto twice, and understands the trade deadline uncertainties as well as any player. “It is part of the business,” he said. “You work hard on your game, and it’s not for everybody. Every team you get on, every situation you get on, it may not be the situation for you, so you continue to work. “You’re on an interview every time that you get minutes on the court, so you’ve got to do your job as hard as you can and as best as you can when you get your minutes.”
Dwain Price: The #Mavs have acquired F James Johnson from OKC in a 3-team trade. The Mavs shipped F Justin Jackson to OKC and G Delon Wright to the Pistons, who sent F Trevor Ariza to OKC. The Thunder also received a 2023 2nd-round pick from DAL or Miami, and a 2026 2nd-round pick from DAL.
Marc Stein: One more time amid the madness so we’re all clear: Dallas gets James Johnson (from OKC) Detroit gets Delon Wright (from Dallas) OKC gets Trevor Ariza (from Detroit), Justin Jackson (Dallas) and draft compensation to be explained later
Nate Duncan: By trading for James Johnson, Dallas clears Delon Wright’s $8.5m for 2021-22. With that an Curry trade, now project for $35m in space in 2021.
Adrian Wojnarowski: OKC is trading James Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell ESPN.
Marc Stein: Oklahoma City has agreed to trade James Johnson to Dallas for Delon Wright and Justin Jackson, league sources say
Dane Moore: The Timberwolves’ trade for Ricky Rubio, according to Gersson Rosas: Minnesota receives: Ricky Rubio, No. 28 (Jaden McDaniels) Oklahoma City receives: James Johnson, No. 17 (Aleksej Pokusevski), Minnesota’s 2024 2nd round pick A little different mechanically than expected.
Shams Charania: Minnesota is trading James Johnson to Oklahoma City as part of the Ricky Rubio trade, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium .
Shams Charania: Timberwolves forward James Johnson has opted into his $16M deal for 2020-21 season, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
“Today is a very good day because we think the acquisition of Andre, Jae and Solomon will help us with our versatility and create a more balanced roster,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “Today is also a sad day because we lose three very good players who have been part of our family. We wish Justise, James and Dion nothing but the best in the future.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota has joined the Miami-Memphis deal — and will trade Gorgui Dieng for James Johnson, league source tells ESPN.
Jeff Siegel: If my math is right, Memphis will have a 940k TPE for Iguodala’s salary minus Johnson’s incoming number and trade Hill and Crowder for Winslow and Waiters. Miami will trade Winslow and Waiters for Iguodala and Hill, then generate a 7.53M TPE for Johnson minus Crowder.
Jeff Siegel: Miami will have to pay James Johnson his $896,202 trade bonus. That amount will be included on the Grizzlies’ books.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Miami has agreed to trade Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder, league sources tell ESPN. No picks in the deal.
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May 15, 2021 | 5:21 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Spurs have claimed former Kings and Rockets forward DaQuan Jeffries off free agency waivers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Christopher Hine: Ricky Rubio: “We can give credit to Anthony Edwards, for example, the way he’s finishing the season, we can build around him. Because he’s hungry, he wants more and has what it takes to really be that guy.”
Ava Wallace: Hefty injury report for tomorrow’s Wiz-Hornets game. Bradley Beal (left hamstring strain) is QUESTIONABLE. He missed all 3 games this week. Elsewhere: Garrison Mathews (right wrist sprain) is probable. Raul Neto (left hamstring strain) is questionable.
Sarah K. Spencer: ￼For tomorrow’s game vs. Houston: Kevin Huerter (left ankle soreness) is probable. Tony Snell (right Achilles soreness) is probable. Onyeka Okongwu (right shoulder soreness) is questionable. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out.
Ben Golliver: This autographed pair of Kobe Bryant rookie-year Adidas sneakers is being auctioned at Naismith Hall of Fame ceremony. Current bid is north of $50,000 & final price is expected to exceed $100,000.
May 15, 2021 | 5:15 pm EDT Update
Nick Friedell: Steph said he understands the conversation on both sides of the play-in tournament debate: “It will be interesting to see if it lasts beyond this year when we get back to an 82-game schedule. I don’t think it will, but this year it is what it is …”