Marc Stein: NBA vet Nik Stauskas is signing with the @nbagleague and will be allocated to his hometown @Raptors905, sources say, via what some league observers are calling “the Jeremy Lin rule” Wrote about the new rule that ensured Lin can join the @GLeagueWarriors: nytimes.com/2020/12/30/spo…
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JD Shaw: The Bucks have requested waivers on Treveon Graham and Nik Stauskas. The team’s roster now stands at 16 players.
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.
Zach Lowe: The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year deal with former No. 8 pick Nik Stauskas, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of @Priority Sports tells ESPN.
“I just finished a season in Spain, the season got cut short because I had to have surgery on my knee, unfortunately,” Stauskas told McCormick. “It was my first experience overseas in the Euro League and it was eye-opening. It was an enjoyable experience. The level of competition was great. I only signed a one-year deal here. I’ll be a free agent again. My main focus right now is just getting myself healthy after the surgery. I really don’t know what the next chapter brings for me but the goal for me is to always get back to the NBA at some point. I’ll continue working for that no matter what.”
That potential career path won’t be pursued until his playing days are over. For now, though, he plans to get as much experience as he can in his home country of Canada. “The last couple of years I’ve done some work with TSN, the Toronto Sports Network, in Canada, doing Raptors playoff coverage,” Stauskas said. “I plan to continue doing that as much as I can while I visit my family back in Toronto. For me, that’s just something that’s good practice, good repetition, for a possible future job doing that full-time when I’m done playing.”
KIROLBET Baskonia picked up Nik Stauskas ahead of the 2019-20 edition of EuroLeague, the Spanish team announced on Thursday. The 25-year-old Canadian guard is set to introduce himself to the fans of Europe’s premier competition.
Donatas Urbonas: I’m hearing that Baskonia is very likely destination for Nik Stauskas.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cavaliers signed guard Nik Stauskas, team says.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Nik Stauskas to a deal for the remainder of the season, league sources told cleveland.com Monday morning.
Stauskas was first acquired by the Cavs in last week’s Rodney Hood trade. Two days later, Stauskas was sent to the Houston Rockets — part of the three-team deal involving Alec Burks. Then, prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, Houston shipped Stauskas to the Indiana Pacers, where he was ultimately waived. Because he was traded once more by Houston after his brief stop in Cleveland and then waived by another team, in this case Indiana, the Cavs were able to sign him.
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have waived Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin. Stauskas and Baldwin were acquired from the Houston Rockets on Feb. 7, along with a second-round draft pick in 2021 and the rights to Maarty Leunen, who is currently playing in Italy.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent guard Nik Stauskas, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Stauskas, 24, holds career averages of 7.0 points (38.6% FG, 34.9% 3-PT, 80.1% FT), 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 21.1 minutes in 267 games (63 starts) over four seasons with Sacramento, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. “Nik is a versatile and talented perimeter player that will seamlessly fit into our style of play,” said Olshey.
Chris Haynes: Free agent guard Nik Stauskas has agreed to a deal with Portland, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: The Brooklyn Nets will not tender Nik Stauskas a qualifying offer, sources told @TheAthleticNYC. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent. The Nets did tender two-way player Milton Doyle a qualifying offer making him a restricted free agent. He’ll play in Summer League with Brooklyn.
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You’ve been ballin’, though. You averaged around 24 points a game in March and 23 points a game since the All Star Break. But you aren’t the clear cut choice for Rookie of the Year. What do you think? Are you the Rookie of the Year? Anthony Edwards: Everybody be askin’ me, I just tell them the same thing: Whoever picking the trophy, whatever it’s called, if they think I am, then yeah. If they don’t, then cool. I’m just here to play basketball. I’m tryin’ to be the best that I can be. I think you’re the Rookie of the Year! Tell me why you might be. Edwards: Well, I’m playing at a really high level right now. Like, I’m playing at a really, really high level. I’m scoring the ball at will. I’m getting a lot of steals. I feel like I’m really fun to watch. See, you don’t know if I have a Rookie of the Year vote. I might need some convincing. We know you’re fun. We see it! What else is it? Edwards” Ain’t too much I’mma do convincin’ wise and talkin’ wise. I just like to go to the court. I don’t really do too much talkin’.
Cool, glad we know some baseball guys. You’ve said before that your favorite team as a kid was the Thunder, because of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. You’ve played both those teams now, is that still true? Has your perception of those two changed at all? Anthony Edwards: Nahhhhh. As far as Durant being my favorite player? Nah. Hell nah, that hasn’t changed. He’s still my favorite player.
Did you guard [Kevin Durant]? Anthony Edwards: ….nah I ain’t guard him. You happy you ain’t guard him? Edwards: I ain’t gonna say I’m happy I didn’t. But, he’s like seven feet. I’m 6’4”, I can’t really do too much. What about Russell Westbrook? You had 21 against the Wizards. Edwads: Yuh, Yuh, Yuh, Yuh, Yuhhhhhh! I love playing Westbrook. Fasho! ‘Cuz, I can guard him. That’s my matchup. They always put me on Westbrook. Yeah, I had fun with that.
Dane Moore: Chris Finch said he had a conversation with D’Angelo Russell this morning about continuing to come off the bench. According to Finch, both parties are cool with that, and DLo will continue to be off the bench. Finch did say DLo’s minutes restriction is now up to “upwards of 30”