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Jeff Siegel: Something that probably won’t matter but could — Shaquille Harrison has an implicit no-trade clause in his contract with the Bulls, since he never changed teams in free agency despite being waived a couple weeks ago. He’ll have Early Bird rights next year if he’s not traded.
Shams Charania: Guard Shaquille Harrison is signing a one-year deal to return to the Bulls, league source tells
Malika Andrews: Shaquille Harrison addressed media for the first time this morning. He says this is the first time he’s been to Chicago. He said he was surprised to be cut by the Suns. “I didn’t see it coming at all, but that’s the NBA for you.” He wished the Suns luck.
The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Shaquille Harrison. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a preceding move, the Bulls waived center Omer Asik. Harrison (6-4, 190) was waived by the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 15, 2018. He played in four games (three starts) for the Suns during the 2018 preseason and averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.25 steals and 1.25 blocks in 22.4 minutes per game. Harrison first signed with Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2018, and averaged 6.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.13 steals in 23 games last season, his first in the NBA.
Shams Charania: Bulls signing Shaquille Harrison to standard NBA deal, waiving eight-year NBA center Omer Asik. Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis issue and is under salary for for $11.3M this season, then partial guarantee on $11.9M for next season.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @watchstadium: The Bulls are planning to sign guard Shaquille Harrison to a deal. Harrison arrived to Chicago this weekend, joining NBA team after his release from Phoenix on Monday.
The Disabled Player Exception that Phoenix applied for with regards to Darrell Arthur is now voided with his waiver. The Suns will have a $7.4M cap hit on Arthur and $50K with Shaquille Harrison. Teams eligible to claim Harrison must have cap space or a trade exception to claim him based on the guard signed a three-year contract in March. The remaining $1.4M on the Harrison contract is non-guaranteed and he has a $1.6M team option in 2019-20. The Suns will need to waive or trade one player before Jamal Crawford is signed.
Shams Charania: The Suns have waived guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Darrell Arthur, per league sources. @WatchStadium @TheAthleticNBA
Scott Bordow: Also, Suns plan to keep Shaq Harrison as well.
Scott Bordow: Can confirm Suns are signing Shaquille Harrison to multi-year deal, which will be guaranteed through the rest of this season. Good for him. Kid deserves it for way he’s played
Shams Charania: Sources: The Suns and guard Shaquille Harrison are finalizing a multiyear deal, guaranteeing him for the rest of the season. Harrison’s second 10-day contract expires today and he’s performed well since call up from G League’s Northern Arizona.
Gerald Bourguet: #Suns announce they’ve signed Shaquille Harrison to a second 10-day contract. Not surprising considering how well he’s done in limited time
Gerald Bourguet: #Suns make Shaquille Harrison 10-day signing official
John Gambadoro: Suns are signing Shaq Harrison to a 10-day contact and waiving Josh Gray.
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August 22, 2019 | 7:53 am EDT Update
After eight seasons in the NBA, Isaiah Canaan will move to China. The guard has signed a deal with Shandong. Canaan spent last season with between Suns, Timberwolves and Bucks.
Burton’s star shined bright; he was named the league’s MVP after averaging 23.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game. The performance piqued the interest of the Thunder, who have scouts all over the globe mining for gems like Burton. In addition to NBA interest, the year abroad also reinforced his need for a true connection in the locker room, like the one he created among his teammates back in high school. “When I play basketball, the team I’m on becomes my family,” he said firmly. “If I don’t feel it’s a family, I can’t play there. “That’s the main reason I came to OKC, because everybody was welcoming and family-oriented.”
Burton has survived a gnashing, tempestuous sea of instability as a player over the last six years, not to mention the emotional battle he waged in losing his mother. It’s a testament to the 25-year-old’s gentle heart and soul that he’s managed to navigate through it all and still maintain humility, grace and composure as a human being. “I honor my mom daily just by how I act,” he said. “I feel that she would be proud of me daily by how I interact with people.”
CM: And then we don’t talk anymore about his injury history, either. I mean, right before you took the job that was a significant concern, like would his legs be able to hold up. It doesn’t seem to be a variable with him anymore. Scott Brooks: When I took the job, you hear all the rumblings. ‘Brad’s not tough enough. He’s had injuries, you’re going to have him for 50 to 60 games. John and Brad don’t get along.’ Those things that you hear about all the time. One of the things that I saw with Brad from the day one, he practices every day and he basically played every game for the last three years. I think he missed two games since my first year.
And yet, with an MVP trophy and a signature sneaker, Antetokounmpo won’t stop working. “I’m really, really happy about everything, but at the end of the day I can’t stay in the moment that much because I try to stay as humble as I can and hungry, and usually when you stick around the moment, that makes you feel comfortable and I don’t want to be comfortable,” he says. “Feeling uncomfortable is a good thing. When you’re out of your comfort zone, then you get better. You improve, you learn.
Their father, Charles, passed away unexpectedly in 2017 at his home in Milwaukee. He suffered a heart attack, out of the blue, at the age of 54. Now the family carries his name with them at every turn. “Every day that I step on the floor, I think about my dad,” Giannis said through tears during his MVP speech. “That motivates me and it pushes me to play harder and move forward.”