While Mangok Mathiang is right to identify gratitude for a new beginning, it is hoped the European expedition will be over soon. He sees this as a temporary disposition. There is no doubt. “My main aspiration is to play in the NBA,” Mathiang admitted. “And stay in the NBA permanently. I’m new to this and I know it’s going to take time. [Going to Europe] is me taking another route to try and make that happen.”
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Mangok Mathiang has signed the contract with Vanoli Cremona, a source told Sportando.
Emiliano Carchia: Vanoli Cremona made an offer to Mangok Mathiang, a source told @Sportando. The big man has played four games with the Hornets last season (2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game). Vanoli Cremona is waiting for a final decision from the player
The Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has waived Mangok Mathiang. Mathiang signed a two-way contract with Charlotte on Aug. 2, 2017.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets now have an open two-way spot, along with rookie J.P. Macura, who showed some flashes in summer league.
The Charlotte Hornets are signing former North Carolina guard Marcus Paige and former Louisville center Mangok Mathiang to the NBA’s newly-created two-way contracts, an informed source told the Observer. Those contracts – each of 30 NBA franchises can have two two-way deals – means Paige and Mathiang will play primarily for the G-League Greensboro Swarm next season.
Rick Bonnell: Source: @Charlotte Hornets signing UNC’s Marcus Paige and Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts. Story coming.
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Tim Bontemps: The NBA and NBPA are in the process of finalizing an agreement on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the upcoming season, sources told ESPN.
Tim Bontemps: The impending agreement will cover the way vaccinated and unvaccinated players will be monitored, sources told ESPN. Unvaccinated players will have restrictions similar to what was in place last season, while vaccinated players largely won’t.
Tim Reynolds: The NBA has given teams a draft of the health and safety protocols for this season. As reported, unvaccinated players will be tested (almost) daily, vaccinated players will not be. Unvaxxed players will also be limited in how much they can be around vaxxed players in team areas.
The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with forward Aaron Gordon, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Ben Anderson: Miye Oni said his mom told him he couldn’t declare for the NBA draft early unless he promised to graduate within five years. Said he has four classes left to finish his political science degree. Worked on it, along with his new rap album a lot over the summer.
Jay Allen: Chauncey Billups says he was “pretty bad” with the referees as a player. His daughter will be grading him each game on his interactions with the officials. What will happen if he gets a technical? “I’m pretty sure she’s going to make me pay her. She’s tough on me.” #RipCity
Fans wanting to attend Grizzlies games this season at FedExForum must present proof of having received at least one vaccination dose, or if they are 12 and over and unvaccinated, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours in advance, according to a team source on Tuesday.