JD Shaw: Free agent guard Khyri Thomas has signed in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv, per the team. Thomas has seen action with Detroit and Houston the past three NBA seasons.
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Donatas Urbonas: Maccabi Tel Aviv are targeting Khyri Thomas, sources tell me and @MosesB1.
Michael Scotto: The Houston Rockets have waived guard Khyri Thomas, team says.
Mark Berman: NBA source: The #Rockets are signing guard Khyri Thomas to a contract that covers the final two games of this season plus three years.
Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets are signing guard Khyri Thomas to a multiyear contract, sources tell me and @Alykhan Bijani. Houston initially signed Thomas via hardship exception.
Mark Berman: The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed guard Khyri Thomas to a 10-day contract using a hardship exception.
Mark Berman: NBA source confirms the #Rockets likely to sign guard Khyri Thomas to a 10-day contract Friday.
Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets plan to sign former Pistons guard Khyri Thomas, league sources tell myself and @Alykhan Bijani.
Jeff Garcia: Did confirm the Spurs signed G Khyri Thomas to an Ex 10 deal this past Friday. As part of Ex 10 deals, they did waive him and he will play with Austin should there be a G League season. He last played with Pistons. #gospursgo
Jeff Garcia: The OKC Thunder were one of the teams that expressed interest in signing Khyri Thomas. #gospursgo
Bobby Marks: The Hawks have waived Khyri Thomas. The guard was part of the trade from Detroit. Thomas had $744,684 in guaranteed money for 2020-21
Sarah K. Spencer: The Hawks will waive Khyri Thomas, per source.
The Pistons’ 2018 draft class is now officially under contract. Guard Khyri Thomas has signed his rookie contract with the team, it announced this week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thomas was drafted No. 38 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in last month’s NBA draft, then traded to the Pistons in exchange for two future second-round picks.
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I think everyone knows they kind of have to trade Russell Westbrook, that is partially why they are now entertaining keeping him. I do think, from what I’ve heard, there’s a segment within the franchise that does believe Russ could be utilized better, that this could work that they could, you know, with the right head coach with the right supporting cast, they can figure that out.
“I think the biggest thing I learned is that the League, the media, nobody will care until you’re winning,” he tells SLAM. “I could feel bad for myself all I want about [how] people didn’t respect or appreciate the season I had, or anything, but I didn’t win a lot of games. So, I think that’s been the biggest thing that I’ve locked in on and I decided within. I have to win games if I want people to respect my name, and if not, then I can’t be mad at people not watching enough games and how I really play. That’s the challenge that I’ve tried to take on. I’ve talked to teammates [and] we’re all trying to take that challenge on. I think that’s the next step for us.”
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz will work out BYU small forward Gideon George on Sunday morning, I’m told…..
The Orlando Magic have hosted G League Ignite prospect and Filipino National Team center Kai Sotto for a pre-draft workout. Sotto was one of the first prospects to sign with the G League straight out of high school and was projected to join Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga among others in the 2021 G League bubble. However, after committing to the Philippines national team, he was unable to play for the team.
Patrick Baldwin Jr.: I plan on staying in. I think the feedback I’ve been getting is pretty good. Typically, a lot of the teams haven’t even mentioned the testing as a factor for me. A lot of what I do is shooting, spacing the floor, making the correct play and being a heady basketball player. That’s something I’ll bank on going into this process. I’ve gotten some pretty good feedback so far.
The news of Ham’s hiring — which still hasn’t been announced by the Lakers — has been met with endorsements from those who crossed paths with Ham during his career: former coaches, teammates and colleagues lauding the Lakers for handing things over to a first-time coach. “He’s going to be honest as a coach of the Lakers, which is what I think you need in the NBA today — somebody that’s going to be honest but know how to be honest without actually just tearing you down,” former teammate Chauncey Billups, now the coach in Portland said Saturday. “What can you say? He’s won as a player. He’s won as a coach. I mean, this dude is more than qualified for the task at hand. I’m so happy and proud of him. I spoke to him last night and he was so excited.”
Years later, Billups experienced the same things with Ham as a teammate with the Pistons, one of Ham’s six NBA homes. “I’m sure if you talked to the guys that he played with, he was probably their favorite-teammate type dude. He was always so competitive,” Billups said. “He brought the heat to practice every day. Every time he got in the game, he just raised the level of play. He’s the man. Not one person would say anything bad about him. “He’s that guy.”