Erik Horne: The Thunder announced it has waived Markel Brown, who was signed earlier this week. #okstate
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The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed guard Markel Brown to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
JD Shaw: The Oklahoma City Thunder have reached agreement on a training camp deal with free agent guard Markel Brown, league sources tell @HoopsRumors.
Michael Scotto: Former Nets and Rockets guard Markel Brown has agreed to a one-year deal with Darussafaka in Turkey, The Athletic has learned. He reunites with former Net Cory Jefferson.
Michael Scotto: The Houston Rockets tendered a qualifying offer to two-way player Markel Brown, league sources told The Athletic. Brown will become a restricted free agent as a result. The former Brooklyn Nets guard will also play in Summer League with Houston.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Houston Rockets plan to release guard Briante Weber, who’s on a two-way NBA contract, and plan to sign Markel Brown of G League’s Oklahoma City on a two-way.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived guards Bryce Alford and Markel Brown and forward Rashawn Thomas, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Fred Katz: Thunder announce the training camp signings of Bryce Alford, Markel Brown, Isaiah Canaan and forward Rashawn Thomas.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Markel Brown, waived by Cavaliers, agreed on deal with Khimki Moscow. Russians cut Justin Carter.
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs have released Cory Jefferson, Markel Brown and Jonathan Holmes according to a league source.
Shams Charania: Sources: Brooklyn free agent Markel Brown has agreed to a deal with Cleveland. Brown is among Cavs’ camp invites to battle for open spots.
Anthony Puccio: Source told me last week that #Nets and Pelicans were exploring trade for Markel Brown, but clearly fell through.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on @The Vertical: Brooklyn has rescinded qualifying offer on guard Markel Brown, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Zach Lowe: Nets will tender Markel Brown a qualifying offer, making him restricted free agent, sources say.
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September 20, 2021 | 8:16 am EDT Update
UNICS Kazan announced the signing of former Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo. The 33-year-old veteran will make his european debut in VTB League and the EuroLeague this season, signing a one-year deal with the club. Mayo has 573 NBA games under his belt, with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steal per contest.
“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said. Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.
Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022. It will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team. The site for work on cataloging the memorabilia is being modified for security and should be ready within weeks, the Tribune-Star reported.
September 20, 2021 | 4:09 am EDT Update
According to a league source, projections indicate that a $171 million salary cap is possible, assuming no cap smoothing, by 2025. Should the NBPA instead agree to cap smoothing, it’s likely the league will still see annual increases to the extent of $15 million, according to source.
The NBA also has a $1.5 billion streaming deal with Chinese-based company Tencent Holdings. “I think everyone expects that so long as the public is demonstrating through ratings that they are watching the NBA, you can probably expect increases there as well,” said former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson. “I would think the NBA is going to look for significant increases.”
Brother Pau Gasol recently spoke with Spanish newspaper Marca, and the topic of Marc’s future came up. “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides. I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.“