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Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Raymond Felton has agreed to a one-year deal to return to Oklahoma City, league source tells ESPN.
Bobby Marks: Oklahoma City crosses an historic threshold as the first $300M team in salary and projected luxury tax with the Raymond Felton signing. The Thunder now have a tax bill of $150M.
This seemed inevitable. OKC brought in a number of free agents for a workout and Raymond Felton participated in the five-on-five scrimmage with several of the Thunder’s young players (like he was still on the team). OKC seemed to know he was coming back.
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.
Fred Katz: Felton says he doesn’t know what his future holds but says, “I would love to be back, to be a Thunder. That’s for sure.”
Fred Katz: Felton is official
Brett Dawson: Felton will wear 2. Patterson will wear 54. twitter.com/TFred23/status…
Fred Katz: Can confirm, by the way, that Ray Felton is heading to the Thunder on a minimum deal worth $2.3 million in 2017-18.
Chris Haynes: Free agent Raymond Felton agrees to one-year deal with Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.
The Clippers’ revolving cast of reserves will continue this summer with the likely departure of free agents Raymond Felton, Brandon Bass, Mo Speights and Alan Anderson. If the team is committed to having three max contracts (Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan), it has to have success with its mid-level exception and draft picks to have some bench stability. This is where the team needs to improve the most.
Reserve guard Raymond Felton will become an unrestricted free agent and also is expected to seek a mid-level deal, meaning he would also leave the Clippers.
Brad Turner: Raymond Felton’s signed a 1-year deal for vet. minimum of $1.5 million, per source
Brad Turner: Raymond Felton has agreed to a veteran’s minimum contract with the Clippers. Details still being worked out
Dan Woike: Can confirm that #Clippers have agreed in principle to a deal with Raymond Felton. @Chris Haynes first
Chris Haynes: Free agent guard Raymond Felton reaches agreement with Clippers, league sources inform @clevelanddotcom.
Alex Kennedy: Can confirm this. The Pelicans expressed interest, as I tweeted a few days ago. – RT: Chris Haynes: Pursuit of Dallas free agent guard Raymond Felton has intensified in recent days, league sources say. Approximately five teams zeroed in.
Alex Kennedy: The Pelicans have expressed interest in Raymond Felton. New Orleans could be competition for the Mavericks, who would like to re-sign Ray.
Tim MacMahon: Raymond Felton smiled when asked if he thought he made some money during this playoff series. “What you think?” said Felton, who is entering free agency after averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists in the series against the Thunder.
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Tim MacMahon: Source: James Harden’s status will be a game-time decision after he did not participate in the Rockets’ morning walkthrough. He’s officially listed as questionable against the Warriors due to a cervical strain.
Michael Lee: Jusuf Nurkic on trash talk from Ben Simmons: “I’m a better shooter than him, I guess. The way he’s able to shoot – or not able to shoot – is ridiculous.” Evan Turner, seated a few feet away, asked who Nurk was talking about. “The best shooter on the floor. Your boy Ben Simmons.”
Paul Garcia: For Sunday’s Spurs-Knicks game, LaMarcus Aldridge and Derrick White are both listed as PROBABLE again
Cuban offered advice to the next Williamson-caliber player who comes along, especially if it happens before the minimum draft age is lowered to 18. “The next kid in a similar circumstance, go to the G-League, or Europe,” he said. “If you want the international adventure and the exposure to a different type of basketball and different skill sets, go to Europe. If that’s not your thing and you’re not in-tuned to it for whatever reason, and you’ve got a big social media following like Zion Williamson? Go G-League.”
Cuban over the years has expressed concern about the life skills that even some one-and-done players have lacked when coming into the NBA after barely attending college before turning professional. “Got here, didn’t know how to write a check, didn’t know how to sign a lease,” Cuban said Friday. “Just needed somebody basically to hold their hand and it made things difficult for them. It’s hard to focus on your profession when you don’t even know how to focus on the everyday skills that are required for life.”