Harrison Wind: Nuggets announce that they’ve signed Torrey Craig to a multi-year contract. “We are thrilled to have Torrey back on our roster,” said Tim Connelly. “His journey to the NBA was an atypical one and this contract is a testament to his tremendous work ethic and drive.”
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Nick Kosmider: The Nuggets officially announce they have resigned free-agent forward Torrey Craig.
Harrison Wind: Sources: Torrey Craig turned down more money to remain a Denver Nuggets and re-up with the franchise that took a chance on him after he played the 2016-17 season in Australia. His two-year, $4 million deal has no options @BSNDenver
Shams Charania: The Denver Nuggets are signing forward/guard Torrey Craig to a guaranteed two-year, $4M deal, agent Johnny Foster tells Yahoo.
Chris Dempsey: Craig’s deal frees up one of the two two-way contracts for the #Nuggets to use this season. Monte Morris is on the other two-way deal.
Gina Mizell: Can confirm via a league source that the #Nuggets have extended a qualifying offer to wing Torrey Craig, which will officially make him a restricted free agent. He proved himself on a two-way contract last season.
Chris Dempsey: Incidentally, the #Nuggets also have to extend a qualifying offer to breakout F Torrey Craig, which will make him a restricted free agent and give the Nuggets a right to match any offer made to him. He played under a two-way contract in 2017-18.
But Torrey Craig, as has always been the case in his professional basketball career, will now be waiting for a call, ready to hop on a flight, however cramped, at a moment’s notice. “I have no clue,” Craig said when asked about his immediate future. “I really don’t. It’s been a roller-coaster of a season with a contract and the way things have gone, but now that it’s over I don’t know what to expect and I don’t know what will happen, so I’ll just wait and see.”
Rookie wing Torrey Craig parlayed his two-way contract with Denver into a rotation role. But his deal was for one season, meaning he has “no clue” what the future holds for him with the Nuggets — or in the NBA. “I really don’t,” Craig said. “ … Now that this is over, I don’t know what to expect. I don’t know what’s gonna happen. Just gonna wait and see.”
TJ McBride: Torrey Craig says he has no idea what the future holds for him, but that he would like to be in Denver. It does seem like there is mutual interest and the #Nuggets need wing depth.
TJ McBride: Malone was clear that he wants Torrey Craig to be signed to the full-time roster. “He is a valuable player… You have a trade deadline coming up. If you can create a roster spot, can you resign Torrey Craig for he rest of the year? For me, as a coach, that would be ideal.”
The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie Torrey Craig to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Craig, 6-6, 215, appeared in six games (two starts) for the Nuggets’ 2017 Las Vegas Summer League entry, averaging 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.2 minutes per game.
Chris Dempsey: I am confirm the #Nuggets deal with summer league standout Torrey Craig, and add that it is a two-way contract.
Olgun Uluc: There’s confidence from Torrey Craig and the Nuggets that a contract will be signed soon, sources said. Hold off appears to be logistical.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources tell ESPN: The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. Those three teams have max cap space to sign Butler as a free agent in July.
Butler and Thibodeau met on Tuesday in Los Angeles to discuss his situation, according to multiple sources. Over the last several weeks, Butler began to seriously contemplate his future with the Timberwolves and a potential trade request, league sources said. It was in that meeting that Butler expressed a desire to be traded, telling Thibodeau that he does not intend to sign a long-term extension with the Wolves next summer. He has provided a list of one to three teams with which he would be open to signing a long-term deal, sources said.
Thibodeau was initially resistant to the idea, according to sources, but Butler is determined to find a new home. The Timberwolves are scheduled to have media day on Monday and their first training camp practice on Tuesday, so the clock is ticking.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: After NBA investigation into workplace misconduct, Dallas owner Mark Cuban and the NBA have agreed that he’ll donate $10M to organizations that promote women in leadership roles and combat domestic violence. NBA can only fine $2.5M by rules.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There are also NBA-mandated sanctions on Dallas that will require that the franchise make changes on reporting, staffing and policy to improve the workplace culture, league sources said. Donald Sterling had received that $2.5M fine as Clippers owner.