Jon Krawczynski: Clearing up a little confusion: There are no partial guarantees on Wolves G Tyrone Wallace’s contract this season, per source. Last season he was guaranteed $300K if he was not waived by 9/12/18. That clause is NOT included for ’19-20. Fully non-guaranteed.
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Shams Charania: Sources: The Minnesota Timberwolves have claimed former LA Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace off free agency waivers.
Jovan Buha: With Tyrone Wallace and Sindarius Thornwell both being cut, it seems like Clippers will strongly consider Terance Mann for the 14th/15th roster spot.
Albert Nahmad: Pelicans made the offer sheet to Tyrone Wallace too enticing (just $300K of his $1.3M salary for 2018-19 guarantees on 9/12) for the Clippers (who were $4.6M below tax) not to match and bring him to training camp, despite 15 guaranteed and Patrick Beverley’s non-guaranteed.
Albert Nahmad: Tyrone Wallace could’ve accepted his 1-year, two-way qualifying offer, which would’ve paid him between $77K (no NBA service time) and $386K (max NBA service time) with $50K guaranteed. By accepting the offer sheet, he turns it into 2-years, $2.9M with $300K guaranteed on 9/12.
The L.A. Clippers have exercised their right of first refusal and will retain guard Tyrone Wallace, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per NBA rule, the Clippers had two days to match the offer sheet provided to Wallace by the New Orleans Pelicans.
“We identified Tyrone as a versatile, competitive and tough-minded player who adds to the organizational culture,” said Frank. “Ty worked hard with our staff at Agua Caliente and Los Angeles, and his growth has been a reflection of his commitment to getting better. Together with our team’s player development program, Ty demonstrated impressive improvement and contributed meaningfully to our team last season. We are excited to welcome Ty back to the Clippers.”
Keith Smith: Per league source, the Los Angeles Clippers received the offer sheet for Tyrone Wallace from the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday and have until the end of day today to decide on matching or not. The Clippers are expected to decline to match and Wallace will join the Pelicans.
Shams Charania: Sources: Clippers restricted free agent Tyrone Wallace has agreed to an offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans. Clippers placed a two-way qualifying offer on Wallace and can match deal.
Ian Begley: New Orleans Pelicans’ offer sheet for restricted free agent Tyrone Wallace is for two years at the minimum and partially guaranteed, per ESPN sources. Los Angeles Clippers can match the offer.
Alex Kennedy: Ty Lawson and Tyrone Wallace worked out for the New Orleans Pelicans this week, according to sources.
Bobby Marks: One under the radar free agent that is drawing interest from a half a dozen teams is Tyrone Wallace. The Two-Way guard started 19 games last year for the Clippers.
The signing of Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-Day Contract now has the Clippers $545K below the luxury tax. The Clippers still have $538K remaining of the full-mid level exception that could be used down the road for either Tyrone Wallace or CJ Williams. The Clippers can sign either player up to 4 years. Both players are on a Two-Way Contract that will expire on June 30. Williams and Wallace will be a restricted free agent if the Clippers give a qualifying offer by June 30.
Down three guards, the Clippers were forced to waive forward Jamil Wilson to make room for point guard Tyrone Wallace. The Clippers signed Wallace to a two-way contract and immediately pulled him from the development league team, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, to play Saturday against Golden State. “Obviously in training camp, he was the best of our G-League guys,” Doc Rivers said. “He performed the best during training camp and preseason and we had already committed to Jamil and C.J. [Williams].”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Clippers waiving forward Jamil Wilson and will sign guard Tyrone Wallace on two-way contract. Wilson’s played well and looked like an NBA player during two-way deal. With injuries dictating need at guard, Wallace comes from Clips G League team where he’s averaged 22 PPG
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September 18, 2019 | 8:25 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Lakers have been granted a disabled player exception worth $1.75M from the NBA for the expected season-ending ACL injury to DeMarcus Cousins, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. It expires on March 10, 2020.
Antigravity treadmills, light therapy lasers and 3D movement analysis services are just a few of the high-tech rehabilitation gizmos for injured athletes inside Henry Ford Health System’s new and soon-to-open William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine. The three-story, $37-million sports medicine center at 690 Amsterdam in Midtown Detroit is expected to open by Oct. 15.
On Wednesday, some members of the Pistons organization joined Henry Ford for the sports medicine center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. Detroit Lions team owner Martha Ford, 94, the widow of William Clay Ford, was in attendance. (The Lions also use Henry Ford for their team’s doctors.). “Our move to Detroit would not have happened without our partnership with Henry Ford,” said Arn Tellem, vice chairman of the Pistons. “Our organizations have worked side by side to create one of the best developments in medicine and sports, not in the region, in the world. This is a true game-changer for our team, franchise and the community.”
September 18, 2019 | 7:05 pm EDT Update
Rick Bonnell: Nothing new if @Charlotte Hornets 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels will be signed for training camp, per agent @Nima Namakian. Hornets are at maximum 20 camp slots for now, but that is far from set in stone. GM Mitch Kupchak told me he’d like to have McDaniels in team’s development system.
Bitadze arrived in Indiana just days after Summer League ended. With high-profile players like No. 1 pick Zion Williamson and No. 3 pick R.J. Barrett making brief appearances in Vegas before getting shut down, Bitadze said he was aware of the optics surrounding his absence. “It looked like I didn’t want to play or something,” he said.
Pacers coach Nate McMillan echoed Bitadze’s disappointment in missing Summer League, adding the rookie would’ve played if he was able to. “We tried to do everything we could to try to speed up that visa,” McMillan said. “As soon as we drafted him, we talked about it that night. To try to get it, put a rush on it and get it so he could get back and play. I would’ve loved to see him play in Vegas. It didn’t work out, but it was good to see him in some runs in the month of August and September.”