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John Hollinger: Hearing that P.J. Dozier’s deal with Denver includes over $1M in guaranteed money. Good on him.
Shams Charania: The Denver Nuggets are signing two-way guard PJ Dozier to a full NBA contract to fill their final roster spot, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
PJ Dozier, Denver — The Nuggets have an open roster spot, and the 23-year-old Dozier has shown some encouraging flashes as a two-way player this season, displaying some of the smooth handle and quickness that had him on draft boards before injuries swallowed up his college career. Dozier still needs to shoot better, but the Nuggets have an open roster spot and could use another wing. If they miss out on the free-agent names above, converting Dozier seems like a reasonable option.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets announce that they have signed P.J. Dozier to a training camp deal and Tyler Cook to a two-way contract. The expectation is that second-rounder Bol Bol will also sign a two-way deal meaning the Nuggets could keep their final roster spot open for now.
Michael Singer: The #Nuggets have signed P.J. Dozier to a training camp contract, a league source told @DPostSports. He’ll have a chance to make the roster or earn a two-way spot. More soon @denverpost.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Guard PJ Dozier has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, agent @KB_Sports tells ESPN. Dozier was on a two-way with Celtics and earned a G-League All-Star spot last season.
The Boston Celtics have signed guard PJ Dozier to a two-way contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sean Deveney: The @celtics have signed PJ Dozier to a two-way contract, a league source tells Sporting News.
Several of Oklahoma City’s 2017-18 players participated in the workout too, including Terrance Ferguson, Raymond Felton and PJ Dozier. Oklahoma City put the players through drills and five-on-five scrimmages. Felton and Dozier are also hitting free agency this summer, but the fact that they participated in this workout may indicate that they’re likely re-signing with the Thunder.
Brett Dawson: Thunder has signed P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract.
Royce Young: The Thunder are in talks with PJ Dozier for their final two-way spot, league sources tell ESPN.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have waived P.J. Dozier, Jameel Warney and Maalik Wayns.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dallas is waiving rookie guard PJ Dozier, league source tells ESPN.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @DallasMavs have signed former South Carolina swingman P.J. Dozier. He averaged 13.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg & 2.8 apg last season.
Mike Fisher: ESPN ‘partial g’tee’ story on #Mavs and PJ Dozier is ‘deceptive,’ source tells me. It’s Exhibit 10 – As w Clavell, LONG way from roster spot pic.twitter.com/Ioekl6vdhF
Adrian Wojnarowski: Undrafted South Carolina guard PJ Dozier has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Dallas Mavericks, league source tells ESPN.
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Kevin Durant admitted it on Tuesday on his new podcast “The ETCs” on The Boardroom. At the 36:30 mark of the podcast, Irving is explaining how he and Durant both arrived in Brooklyn and how much of a surprise it was. And Durant interjects with this point. “The All-Star game video where they caught us in the hallway. That’s when it was solidified that we were going somewhere. They didn’t know for a fact where it was, but it was somewhere.”
The 20-year-old has been motivated all season long by those doubts and he said on Tuesday that being selected 13th overall by the Heat has even motivated him. Channeling his inner Draymond Green, Herro said he can even recite each player drafted ahead of him last year. I think being drafted 13 definitely motivates me, but I love where I was drafted. I mean, I love the opportunity I was drafted into, the situation. But the 12 guys ahead of me definitely are in the back of my head all the time, and I know every last one that was drafted ahead of me. And I mean, it definitely does fuel me.
But it’s a start for the face of the Knicks franchise who never saw his rookie season completed. Just as Barrett was coming on strong, the pandemic canceled the Knicks’ season on March 11 in Atlanta. It may have cost him any chance of all-rookie honors — as he was left off both teams. Sources say Barrett, the third pick in last year’s draft who turned 20 in June, was itching to get back onto the practice court more than any Knick after a six-month hiatus.
The closest that the Warriors’ trusty trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will get to the finals is watching their former teammate Andre Iguodala, now with the Miami Heat, match up against a rival familiar to them all: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. “As a competitor, you always want to be there,” Green said, “but when people ask me if I miss basketball right now, I tell them in a heartbeat, ‘No, I don’t.’ We’ve done it at the highest level that you can possibly do it for five straight years. “What I do miss,” Green continued, “is competing at the absolute highest level. I will miss playing in the finals and knowing that every basketball player in the world is watching me play — performing on that stage.”
Said Johnson: “I told Draymond one night after a show, as everyone was putting masks on and walking to their corners: ‘Hey, life’s good for you right now. I don’t know how much longer you’re going to play, but you know right now that the day you hang them up, everybody’s going to want you to work for them if this is what you want to do.’ ”
There is a plan, and a time and a place for everything, and Larry Tanenbaum and Raptors president Masai Ujiri are working at their own pace on all of it. The long-term future of Ujiri, whose contract runs out at the end of next season, is a growing concern among the team’s fans but Tanenbaum knows there is no need to rush. There are other priorities, as Ujiri spelled out last week. “Our fans, they love Masai for all that he’s contributed to the Raptors franchise and to our community and to our country — and our appreciation for him, that can’t be measured,” Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said in an interview Tuesday. “But it was his and my game plan to secure his management team extension before his own.”