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Shams Charania: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has signed his Rockets contract ahead of NBA restart, sources said.
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets are planning to sign forward Luc Mbah a Moute, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Kelly Iko: Source: Houston Rockets brought in free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute for a workout today. Mbah a Moute last played in the NBA during the 2018-19 season due to injury.
Kelly Iko: In a change of plans, Luc Mbah a Moute will not be making the trip to Vegas for Rockets minicamp. He was expected to join a group of veterans including Nick Young, Thabo Sefalosha, and others.
Jovan Buha: Clippers’ decision to waive Luc Mbah a Moute was more rooted in injury insurance than anything. They now have the flexibility to make two additions, if needed. The deadline for them to sign a player (or two) is before the start of their game against the Jazz on Wednesday.
Marc Stein: The Clippers have waived Luc Mbah A Moute
Marc Stein: Recent season-ending knee surgery left Mbah a Moute with just four games played this season — and for the record, no, he’s not playoff-eligible for any other team anyway since he was released after March 1
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Clippers waiving of Luc Mbah A Moute — who was lost for the season with knee surgery — gives the franchise a roster spot to sign another player prior to the playoffs. That scenario is a consideration for Clippers before end of regular season.
Doc Rivers would not get into specifics, other than to say his son is one of the players on the team he expects will “get deals this summer, and we’re hoping they’re here.” The salary cap is an issue. The Clippers — not including player options — have roughly $78 million in guaranteed contracts for 2016-17, when the cap is expected to rise to about $89 million. Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute, Jeff Green, Pablo Prigioni and Jeff Ayers are free agents and Cole Aldrich and Wes Johnson have player options, so there are those considerations.
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Shams Charania: Blake Griffin has cleared free agency waivers and the six-time NBA All-Star is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Justin Kubatko: Zion Williamson is the fourth-youngest player in history to be named an NBA All-Star (age in years-days on day of game): 19-169 – Kobe Bryant, 1998 20-052 – LeBron James, 2005 20-173 – Magic Johnson, 1980 20-244 – Williamson, 2021 20-266 – Kevin Garnett, 1997
Ahead of Sunday night’s All-Star Game, Paul George talked about what he’s seen from teammate Terance Mann so far this season and explained why he sees a younger version of himself in the 24-year-old swingman. “I’m one of T-Mann’s biggest fans,” George said. “I just love the kid. He reminds me of myself so much coming into the league… Just a kid and a player that can do just about everything on the floor.
Paul George: “He’s a strong kid, strong body, he’s very mature for his age, he’s a hard worker, and he just leaves it on the floor… I see so many similarities in myself in him that I went through on shooting the ball confidently because I was in those same situations… I think he’s gonna be in this league very long, and he has a really good chance to become a really, really, really good player in this league.”
Prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Curry was asked if he could see any comparisons between he and EuroLeague legend Juan Carlos Navarro. It’s clear Curry has turned on his tape before. “I played against him one time in international basketball and seen a lot of film,” Curry said Sunday to reporters. “His creativity, his shot selection, his rhythm on the floor — it jumps off the screen when you play against him. I’ve seen him take the one-footed 3s and the way he moved all around the floor, I learned a little of what I could implement into my game. I’ve tried the one-foot 3s a couple time, made a couple.”
TNT’s 2021 NBA All-Star Game coverage will open with a special conversation between Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP Harris) and award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) at 8 p.m. ET. The two discuss how the VP’s time at Howard University shaped her career, her love of basketball and the need to remain vigilant to stop the spread of COVID-19 and promote the efficacy of the vaccine.