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Shams Charania: The New York Knicks are signing center Norvel Pelle to a multiyear deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. His second 10-day deal ended today. Pelle finds home after stops in Brooklyn and Sacramento this season.
Ian Begley: Knicks are likely to agree to a new contract with big man Norvel Pelle once his second 10-day contract expires, per league sources. Tom Thibodeau has been complimentary of Pelle’s approach and performance during his stint with the club this month.
Ian Begley: Big man Norvel Pelle is expected to sign a second 10-day contract with the Knicks once his current deal expires, per SNY sources.
Shams Charania: The New York Knicks plan to sign center Norvel Pelle to a 10-day contract this weekend, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Big man Norvel Pelle is also on New York’s radar if a roster spot opens up, per SNY sources.
James Ham: Norvel Pelle’s 10-day contract with the Kings has expired. He played a total of four minutes in a Kings uniform. Kings roster now stands at 14 players.
The Sacramento Kings have signed center Norvel Pelle to 10-day contract, according to Kings General Manager Monte McNair.
Kristian Winfield: The Nets have officially signed ex-Sixers big man Norvel Pelle.
The Nets have signed F/C Norvel Pelle, his agent, BJ Bass, confirmed to SNY’s Ian Begley. Pelle will need to clear health and safety protocols before the signing is official. The 6-10, 231-pound big man played for the Philadelphia 76ers last season after spending numerous years playing in the G-League and overseas.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F/C Norvel Pelle is planning to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, pending clearance of Health and Safety protocols, agent @bjbass2 tells ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Norvel Pelle, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced tonight from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavaliers’ roster now stands at 17, including two Two-Way players.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs have also signed center Norvel Pelle
Derek Bodner: #sixers announce that they have waived Norvel Pelle and Marial Shayok. Pelle was on a non-guaranteed NBA deal, and Shayok was on a two-way contract.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers are waiving center Norvel Pelle, sources tell @PhillyInquirer. Pelle had a non-guaranteed contract, which would have turned guaranteed for $1.5 million if not waived by tomorrow.
Derek Bodner: The #sixers are waiving Jonah Bolden and signing Norvel Pelle to an NBA contract, per source. Pelle, 27, made 14 appearances for the Sixers this season under a two-way contract, averaging 2.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 11.6 minutes per game.
Kyle Neubeck: Today is the deadline to sign two-way deals for this season, and the Sixers are not planning to convert Norvel Pelle’s two-way contract at this time, I am told. #Sixers like what Pelle has brought to the table but are focused on flexibility heading into the trade deadline.
JD Shaw: The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent center Norvel Pelle to a two-way contract, his agent, @bjbass2 of RBA Sports, tells @HoopsRumors.
JD Shaw: Hearing rumblings that the Philadelphia 76ers will sign center Norvel Pelle, who was first team-defense in the @nbagleague, to a two-way contract.
In corresponding moves, the team has waived guard-forward Anthony Brown and center Norvel Pelle.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers announce the signing of Norvel Pelle. pic.twitter.com/AHmqE76gew
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September 22, 2021 | 2:15 am EDT Update
There are many who believed then and continue to insist now that Damian Lillard was about ready to ask out; a source with knowledge of the situation believes Lillard is held back by both his loyalty to Portland and an unwillingness to go back on things he’s already said about sticking things out. He ultimately decided to give this another go, and Lillard has been provided roster upgrades and had a big voice in the coaching search. He may still ask out down the road, but only time will tell how long this honeymoon lasts.
It is clear Simmons wants out though and when you consider that alongside his poor form in the playoffs, the Sixers have little leverage to work with and the offers have reflected that. “The Sixers are yet to find a deal they are willing to do,” Wojnarowski said. “They want Ben Simmons in camp, they want to see his trade value improve and then find a deal out in the marketplace but right now they are going to do it with him on the sidelines because his intention now is to not play another game for that organisation.
“They’ve asked for a steep return. It is hard to trade a star player when you are a contender because you are trying to get back the pieces that keep you a contender now. “The offers on the marketplace just did not meet the threshold that Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers want in Philly. Now there is a standoff.”
The Sixers are expecting at least some sort of absence to open the preseason, sources say, though most are convinced he will eventually show up, citing a lack of precedent for extended holdouts in the NBA. There has been some public debate over whether the Sixers would fine him for such a move in the midst of trying to work through all this, though it seems pretty black-and-white on Philly’s end.
It almost goes without saying that bridge-building would need to be done between Simmons and Doc Rivers. The head coach tried to walk back the despair he showed after Game 7 during exit interviews the very next day, and his defenses of Simmons far outnumber his one high-profile shoulder shrug. Even still, getting the two to connect during the offseason has been close to impossible, sources say. Ultimately, this is in Simmons’ hands. Rivers would tell you himself that he regrets letting his guard down during Simmons’ lowest moment as a professional. Some missteps are just harder to come back from than others.
Paul, who also manages Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Trae Young, has built a $2.7 billion empire and knows how to get what he wants. “I talked to Rich Paul,” former NBA player Jay Williams told ‘Bart & Hahn’. “He was the one that told me: ‘We want out and we’ll go to what ever degree we have to’”.
Kyle Neubeck: One detail I left out from this was the suggestion from a team source that firing Rich Paul (however unlikely) would be one way for Ben to try to rectify what some view as a self-created problem. “He could just say, ‘my agent talked me into this stupid fucking strategy.'”