Eric Nehm: In addition to Nik Stauskas, the Bucks will be bringing in center Justin Patton on a training camp deal, per a league source. Patton, 23, was recently released by the Clippers and spent seven games with the Wisconsin Herd last season.
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The Los Angeles Clippers have waived Justin Patton. Patton was included in the Clippers’ three-team trade for Luke Kennard.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers announce they have waived center Justin Patton. Patton, 23, was acquired as part of a three-team deal with the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 19.
John Hollinger: Pistons had $1.085 million of pro-rated non-taxpayer MLE remaining and, per league source, used roughly half of it on Patton. Meaning they could easily go to this well again for another player — giving them a free ~$500k in return for a non-guaranteed 20-21 deal.
James Edwards III: Sources tell @The Athletic that Patton’s deal has a non-guaranteed second year for the minimum.
Rod Beard: #Pistons didn’t have a center under contract for next season. John Henson and Thon Maker will become free agents. Patton is a low-risk option and new GM Troy Weaver has seen him play.
Mavs PR: The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired center Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Utah’s 2020 second-round pick. In a related move, Dallas has also requested waivers on center Justin Patton.
Brad Townsend: Patton cannot be waived tonight, so the Cauley-Stein deal won’t go through until tomorrow at soonest. No announcements on that front tonight.
Brad Townsend: Although Cauley-Stein deal hasn’t been announced, I’m told there are no wrinkles or holdups, there’s an order that must be followed. Notice the Mavs haven’t yet waived Patton. That’s the roster spot needed to add Cauley-Stein.
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Maddie Lee: Thunder announced it has signed 22-year-old center Justin Patton. The 76ers waived him in April. pic.twitter.com/TAu0eRcXjC
Ryan McDonald: The Jazz will host a minicamp tomorrow and Thursday. Some interesting names on the list including recent first-round pick Justin Patton and the AGELESS Perry Ellis pic.twitter.com/yyPUdN2l61
Keith Pompey: Sixers announce that they have waived Justin Patton
Jordan Schultz: Veteran center Greg Monroe plans to sign with the #76ers tomorrow, a league source tells ESPN. Philadelphia will waive center Justin Patton and Monroe will then sign.
Shams Charania: The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining center Justin Patton’s third-year team option, league sources tell me and @ Jon Krawczynski.
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Shams Charania: Celtics guard Payton Pritchard has a Grade 1 MCL sprain in right knee and expected to return to on-court activities in two weeks.
Adam Zagoria: Former @NovaMBB big man Omari Spellman will play in the G league bubble with the New Orleans G League squad from Erie, per league source. He was in camp with the @New York Knicks
In yet another sign of the upward ascendancy of both the sports card and digital collectibles markets, three limited-edition NBA highlight video cards have sold for more than $30,000 over the past 10 days on NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based platform that allows fans to buy, sell and trade numbered versions of specific video highlights.
Since its launch, the company has reportedly registered nearly $20 million in sales ($6 million from packs and $14 million on its secondary marketplace) with upwards of $1.5 million in trading volume in January alone.
On January 15, a Ja Morant highlight (No. 1 out of 49) was purchased off the platform’s secondary marketplace for a then-record $35,000. According to The Action Network, the Morant highlight’s original owner got it out of a pack and sold it in November for just under $2,000. That new owner then sold it last week for $35k, making an exceptional return on investment in less than 50 days. Four days after the Morant sale, a group of investors bought a LeBron James dunk highlight (No. 23 out of 59) for $47,500, capping off a 24-hour stretch in which the site saw more than $1 million in sales. Then, on Friday, a collector purchased a No. 1 LeBron James moment from Top Shots’ From The Top Series 1 set for a whopping $71,455, shattering the record.