Price played a career-low 14 games. And while he recognizes “Father Time is definitely creeping up on you,” Price believes he’s found the Fountain of Youth “You keep your body fresh, keep your mind fresh and you can play a long time in this league,” he said. It’s how Price has survived 12 NBA seasons, including three different stints with the Suns. “I’ll work my butt off this summer and I’ll be physically in the position to prove to whoever or wherever the situation I may be in that I can still help out. Hopefully, it’s here,” he said.
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The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Ronnie Price for the remainder of the season. The Suns have also waived forward Mike Scott and center/forward Jared Sullinger.
Doug Haller: Suns plan to waive Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott, both acquired in trades today. They’ll sign G Ronnie Price for rest of the season.
Phoenix Suns: Suns have signed Ronnie Price to a second 10-day contract. pic.twitter.com/aEq1O9XFdj
Shams Charania: Sources: Suns plan to sign guard Ronnie Price to a 10-day contract Friday. Price was waived by OKC out of camp, now returning to Phoenix.
Erik Horne: Earl Watson said he’s already called Ronnie Price to ask him to coach with Suns. Jokes that he hopes he doesn’t play elsewhere.
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forwards Mitch McGary and Chris Wright along with guard Ronnie Price and center Kaleb Tarczewski, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Oklahoma City plans to waive Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price ($5M guaranteed), keep rookie Semaj Christon on final roster.
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Ronnie Price, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Shams Charania: The Thunder and free agent guard Ronnie Price have finalized a guaranteed two-year, $5 million contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
Ronnie Price was reported to be coming to Oklahoma City, but hasn’t yet. What gives? The veteran guard is on the way, as is Thunder rookie Domantas Sabonis, who’s one of a handful of first-round draft picks that’s yet to sign his contract. Price has been to Oklahoma City but then left without a signed deal.
Eric Pincus: I hear Ronnie Price will join the Oklahoma City Thunder, I believe on a 2yr, terms TBD @BBallInsiders
John Gambadoro: Ronnie Price has agreed to a 2-year deal with another NBA team. Suns had interest in bringing Price back on a 1-year deal before he agreed to a deal with another team.
Suns interim head coach Earl Watson said Price is a future coach, in a similar mold to Watson after a 13-year career as a backup point guard. But because of injuries on the Lakers and Suns, Price has started nearly as many games (31) in the past two seasons as he started in his first nine season (39). Ronnie Price and the Suns talk like he is a part of their future, even though he is on a one-year contract this season. “Ronnie is the ultimate pro,” Earl Watson said. “He’s the type of guy you always want on your team because he’s going to lift up the locker room, make guys practice and play hard and he’s a future coach. It’s great for the young guys to see a veteran with everything he’s fought in his career to continue to fight and get better late in his career.”
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Former EuroLeague center Tarik Black is back in the NBA. According to a tweet from the player’s agency Priority Sports, Black signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets to return to the league after spending the last three seasons in Europe.
Grizzlies PR: The @memgrizz today announced the team’s 2021 training camp roster. Memphis converted Yves Pons to a two-way contract and signed Shaq Buchanan and Sean McDermott. In addition, the Grizzlies waived Carsen Edwards and Daniel Oturu.
Kristaps Porzingis is entering his third full season with the Dallas Mavericks and is hoping for a fresh start under Jason Kidd after the team parted ways with Rick Carlisle. “I’ll say this: at the end of last year Porzingis wanted to be traded,” said Tim MacMahon on The Hoop Collective Podcast. “My understanding is he feels like he has a fresh start with the coaching change. He’s had the healthy offseason. He’s been able to work, not just on his game but on his body some more. That he’s coming back with a refreshed feel. “At the end of last year, he wasn’t going to come out and ask for a trade. He’s smart enough to understand the optics.”
“He’s already done that once,” replied Brian Windhorst. “But at the end of last year when he stood in the corner and checked the wind for an entire playoff series, he was hoping to be traded,” added MacMahon. “From what I gather, he’s coming back optimistic now.”
The team themselves have never addressed those reports, but during his customary preseason media availability, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka did push back on the sentiment of them nonetheless, disputing the premise of a question about whether keeping Talen Horton-Tucker or Caruso was “an either/or decision” for the team. “We made an aggressive attempt to re-sign Alex Caruso, and we made an aggressive attempt to keep Talen,” Pelinka said on Thursday. “That’s the thing with unrestricted free agency is that you can be in the mix, but players control the ultimate choice.”
“Alex was tremendous here as a championship player, and we’ll be forever grateful for his contributions and his growth,” Pelinka said. “Seeing him go from a G Leaguer, to a two-way (player), to an elite player was something we’ll always be proud of. But he had choices and he chose another team. We pursued him and wanted to keep him, same with Talen, and obviously came to a deal with Talen, and Alex moved on.”