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David ‘Dubi’ Pick: NBA free-agents J.J. Hickson and Dominique Jones have signed with Jiangsu Tongxi of the China association, according to source.
Marc Stein: NBA veteran JJ Hickson, who split last season with Denver and Washington, is finalizing a deal in China with Fujian, league sources say.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: JJ Hickson, last with Nuggets and Wizards, negotiating a deal in China, according to source.
The Washington Wizards are in discussions to sign free-agent big man J.J. Hickson for the remainder of the season, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. A deal has not been finalized and won’t be on Tuesday, but it would be for the pro-rated veteran’s minimum. Hickson, 27, was bought out by the Denver Nuggets on Monday after appearing in 20 games this season. The eight-year veteran averaged 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game. He would serve as the Wizards’ third center behind Marcin Gortat and Nene.
The Wizards have a roster spot open after trading big men Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair plus a first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for Markieff Morris last Thursday. They are about $1 million under the luxury tax threshold and will remain under if Hickson signs for the pro-rated minimum.
Free agent J.J. Hickson is nearing a deal with the Washington Wizards for the remainder of the season, league sources told The Vertical. The Wizards have yet to finalize the pro-rated veteran’s minimum contract with the 6-foot-9 forward, but he is expected to sign in the next day or two, sources said.
Shams Charania: Free agent JJ Hickson is in advanced discussions on a deal with the Washington Wizards for rest of season, league sources tell The Vertical.
The Denver Nuggets have waived forwards J.J. Hickson and Steve Novak, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Chris Dempsey: The #Nuggets tried to trade Hickson, but could not. He’ll be able to search for a situation where he can get consistent playing time.
Shams Charania: Denver has waived forward JJ Hickson, league source tells The Vertical.
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August 5, 2021 | 8:39 am EDT Update
New York Knicks All-Star forward Julius Randle has agreed to a four-year, $117 million contract extension — elevating his deal’s total value to five years and $140 million, his agents, Aaron Mintz and Steven Heumann of CAA Sports, told ESPN.
Ian Begley: League sources say part of Julius Randle’s thinking on signing his 4 year, $117M contract extension w/NYK is that he loves the organization/fans & wants to ‘commit his prime to the team.’ Sources add that Randle wants to commit now to give more NYK financial flexibility. ESPN 1st
Marc Berman: No surprise. There will be no free-agency watch for Julius Randle. Source confirms CAA and Leon Rose has locked Julius Randle up on 4-year extension. Insider says Randle preferred giving franchise full flexibility next summer and not muddy things.
Mike Vorkunov: Very good deal for both sides. Knicks lock in Randle long-term and now they have their cap sheet accounted for through summer of 2023. Randle might have been able to get more money next summer but injury + regression are risks. Instead, he still gets a lot of money and no worries
Love will turn 33 before the season begins and has acknowledged he’s no longer equipped to carry a franchise. The Cavs have already spoken to him about minutes and his role moving forward, according to a source. If he can ever get over this calf strain and get in true game shape again, the coaching and training staffs will have to closely manage his minutes (ideally under 25 a night) to try and keep him effective.
Ben Golliver: Gregg Popovich on USA’s sacrifices at Tokyo Olympics: “Khris Middleton’s wife gave birth & he came the next day, after the Finals. Those were pretty big sacrifices. More for his wife than for him, now that I think about it. Take the credit away from him & give it to his wife.”