Dwain Price: Both Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler joked today about Tyson possibly signing a 10-day contract with the #Mavs. Tyson said: “I’ve learned in life I don’t rule anything out. But that’s not mentally where I’m at.” Tyson and Kidd were teammates when the Mavs won the 2011 NBA title.
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Marc J. Spears: Rockets veteran center Tyson Chandler, who just completed his 19th NBA season, says to @TheUndefeated he is open-minded about continuing his playing career but opportunity and the state of the world will have a lot to do with that decision.
“My daughter is 13 going on 14, going to high school next summer, which is the reason why I’m evaluating where things are. She has to be OK with me continuing to go. It’s an important time in our lives. So, I want to make sure I make the right decision and I’m there. I’ve been blessed and fortunate to make a lot of money throughout my career. If it’s time to move on and do something else, it’s time to move on and do something else.
Scott Cacciola: Tyson Chandler said he’d like to play one more year, and that’s it.
Ryan Ward: Luke Walton won’t play Tyson Chandler in the finale either unless circumstances change. Also said he doesn’t think Chandler is planning on retiring after this season.
Mike Trudell: Tyson Chandler talked about the unfortunate injuries that derailed both his and L.A.’s season, but when asked if he’s thought about his future given his years in the league, he said he’s not ready to go out yet: “I feel like I got a lot left.”
Scott Bordow: Tyson Chandler just told me he wants to play 19 or 20 years in NBA. This is his 17th season. Contract up after next year so he’d like one more deal.
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October 17, 2021 | 7:48 pm EDT Update
The NBA G League will increase its base player salaries from $35k to $37k this season, adding $2k per player, sources told Hoops Rumors. Players previously made $7,000 per month — or $35k per season — numbers that will see slight increases starting with the 2021/22 season.
Dane Moore: Chris Finch on Malik Beasley’s role: “We’ve been tellin’ him that he’s probably gonna get more opportunities with the second unit than he is with the first. Just because of all the high usage guys that are in that unit.”
Tom Orsborn: As Spurs’ elder statesman, Thad Young says he’s “a voice behind coach Pop” and his staff and is continuing to “instill the will that I bring to the court, all the intangible things I do.”
JD Shaw: Swedish point guard Barra Njie is signing a contract in the NBA G League and entering the October 23 draft, agent Jerry Dianis tells @HoopsRumors. Njie rejected multiple EuroLeague and ACB offers, Dianis said.