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Tom Moore: Jason Thompson confirms signing with Turkish club Fenerbahce via text message. JT played in China last year. #NBA
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: NBA veteran Jason Thompson, split last season with Warriors and Raptors, finalized a deal in China with Shandong.
This will be it as Raptors for James Johnson and Jason Thompson and likely for Luis Scola and Biyombo as well. Ujiri and the front office have a ninth pick to either put on the trade market or use to draft a key part of the future.
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors like the way Jason Thompson fits both on/off floor. A few other teams expressed interest but Masai Ujiri said Jason Thompson preferred situation in Toronto.
Ryan Wolstat: Masai Ujiri said he’s happy they were able to convince Jason Thompson to sign with Raptors over other suitors. Thinks he can help
Shams Charania: The Toronto Raptors are waiving forward Anthony Bennett to sign veteran Jason Thompson for the season, league sources tell The Vertical.
Mitchell said the Wolves will be patient while released players sign with teams aimed at the playoffs. They can wait and hope that a veteran — such as power forward Jason Thompson, perhaps — is available or sign one of the D League’s top big men. “After the dust settles, there are going to be some guys out there we’ll want to look at,” Mitchell said. “You don’t want to do it too fast because you don’t want to fill a spot and then someone becomes available. There are only so many playoff teams and only so many roster spots.”
If the Heat waits until March 7/8, the Heat will consider players from a list it has compiled –– one that includes Dorell Wright, Wroten, Jordan Crawford, Jason Thompson, D-League players and some others likely to be available.
Olympiacos also has Jason Thompson who got cut by the Golden State Warriors, as an alternative choice, if the deal with Bargnani does not happen.
At this point, Bargnani is not eager to return to Europe and finish the season in Euroleague. However, Olympiacos has only hours in order to add a player before the end of the Euroleague transfer deadline and the Greeks are making a run on him. That’s why Thompson is also on their radar.
Zach Lowe: Not sure if anyone has reported yet, but Warriors WILL use the stretch provision to spread J Thompson’s $2.68M for 16-17 over 3 seasons.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors cut forward Jason Thompson to make roster room for Anderson Varejao, a source said.
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There have always been whispers in league circles that Portland should break up the Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum duo, but there has been no indication it will. Portland is a playoff bubble team, though, and has few other avenues to make noteworthy changes.
Tim Bontemps: If today was July 1, I think Durant would leave. I think it’s most likely he signs with the Knicks, and if not the Knicks I could see he and Kawhi Leonard teaming up with the Clippers. I would be surprised if he was with anyone but the Knicks, Clippers or Warriors next season, though. And I also won’t be surprised if he changes his mind plenty of times between now and when he makes that decision.
Lacob’s reasoning: Look at the Warriors’ banners. They have three of them in the past four years. Look at the trophies. Durant has collected two consecutive NBA titles and Finals MVPS since joining the Dubs in 2016. Look at the business opportunities. Durant can re-sign with the Warriors next season to a five-year deal worth $219 million, along with maintain and expanding his business portfolio in Silicon Valley. “It’s not even on my mind,” Lacob said. “There’s no more uncertainty this year than there was last. He’s been on a one-year deal each year. So I don’t really understand what all the hullabaloo is about.”
“He loves being a part of our organization and being a part of the Bay Area,” Lacob said of Durant. “He’s earned the right to be a free agent or do whatever he wants in terms of contract status. I would let it play out and see what happens. I’m not too worried about it.”
To keep Davis past his current contract, the Pelicans will have to ask for more. Can the city and the franchise keep growing with their superstar? That is the pertinent question. “They have to know we’re nothing without them,” Davis said. Oh, Davis is something without them. But he’s also private, and he loves that there aren’t as many demands of him in a smaller market.
There are whispers around the league that neither Jimmy Butler nor Kawhi Leonard wants to play with LeBron, and sources I’ve talked to would be shocked if Klay Thompson left Golden State. That might leave the Lakers with Walker or Middleton as their top remaining free-agent targets. If I’m the Hornets, that possibility would have me worried.
The Warriors would like to agree to an extension with Thompson before he becomes a free agent next summer. Same thing with Green before he is on the market in 2020. They are talking with their reps, but nothing has changed. Both want to enter the open market, though, to maximize their deal.