Emiliano Carchia: Jordan Loyd has reached an agreement with Valencia Basket, a source told @Emiliano Carchia and @Chemadelucas. Loyd has played 12 games with Raptors last season
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Blake Murphy: The Raptors have waived Jordan Loyd. The team is framing it as a mutual parting of ways, which makes sense – Loyd was about to enter year two of a 2-way contract, and this allows him to seek other opportunities.
Blake Murphy: Loyd was awesome for Raptors 905 last year. All-G League, in the MVP discussion, huge character guy. Sounds like he received a big overseas offer and the Raptors didn’t want to stand in his way.
American guard Jordan Loyd has reached a buyout agreement with Turkish side Darussafaka and will now be able to sign a two-way contract with the Toronto Raptors, a source told Sportando. Loyd signed with Darussafaka this summer after a strong season in Israel with Hapoel Holon.
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August 9, 2022 | 6:25 pm EDT Update
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the meeting took place this past Saturday, and Kevin Durant indicated that he could stay with Brooklyn if general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash were no longer there. Understandably, peers of Marks and Nash were not happy. “I get that players have more power these days, but I think it’s a little too far if he’s out here trying to get Steve fired,” said one coach, who was quickly reminded of Magic Johnson’s fingerprints on Paul Westhead’s firing back in November of 1981 and other power plays, some of which may well have been justified.
The head of basketball ops from another club was similarly displeased. “Livid,” he said. “Livid. He and Kyrie (Irving) basically told Sean they were coming (as free agents in 2019), and Sean did pretty much everything they wanted after that. Signing DeAndre Jordan for four years? That’s something Kyrie and KD wanted. Getting James Harden? Then getting a guy who should be a perfect complement to them (Ben Simmons) when Harden wanted out? Sean did all that.”
However, when asked if he would welcome Durant to his own club should he be attainable at a fair price, the exec paused and laughed. “Well … ” he said. “OK, you got me there. But, see, that’s the part of this that will always be hard for some people to grasp. I’m talking about the fans who just see the players as employees. These guys are not interchangeable parts. You can’t just plug in someone else to do what KD does.”
Marc Stein: Dallas plans to hire former NBA swingman Marko Milič — Slovenia’s first NBA player — to join the coaching staff in player development, league sources confirm. Milič obviously knows Luka Dončić well and played with Jason Kidd in Phoenix. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
Detroit Pistons center Kelly Olynyk is a married man! The basketball star, 31, wed his longtime love Jackie McNulty, 31, in a traditional, yet playful, outdoor ceremony at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California Saturday, as personal guests of the winery’s owners.