Report: Phoenix Suns will buyout Tyson Chandler,expected to sign with Lakers

According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Phoenix Suns will buyout center Tyson Chandler, making him a free agent. Should he be claimed on waivers, Chandler would be owed $13.6 million this year. Left unclaimed, he becomes eligible to sign with any team he chooses. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign Chandler as soon as he clears waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.   As @TheSteinLine reports, center Tyson Chandler is getting a buyout with the Suns and will become a free agent upon clearing waivers. Chandler…

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Miami offered Josh Richardson and first round pick for Jimmy Butler

The Jimmy Butler trade fiasco languishes into its third week, two things are abundantly clear-the Army Corps of Engineers cannot rebuild the bridge between Butler and the Timberwolves and whenever they ultimately move Butler, they will not get back fair market value back or even as much talent and assets they sent to acquire him in the first place. The later seems to already be playing itself out in their talks with the Miami Heat. The Heat offered Josh Richardson and a protected first round pick in exchange for the…

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Timberwolves preparing to start season with Jimmy Butler on their roster

Although Jimmy Butler still wants to be dealt, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been slow in acquiescing to this request.  This seems to be in part because the team President and Head Coach, who are the same person, do not want to trade him and the Wolves not getting a offer they deem satisfactory enough to warrant pulling the trigger. It appears the club is planning to start the 2018-19 campaign with the All-Star guard on their roster, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic. Butler was at the Timberwolves’ facility…

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Patrick McCaw planning to reject deal from Warriors

The 22-year old restricted free agent has held out of training camp and, as of yet, has not signed the Warriors’ $1.7 million qualifying offer that expires Tuesday. According to a report from the Mercury News , McCaw, who averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, will turn down said qualifying offer. The Warriors also have a two-year, $4 million contract offer for McCaw but according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, the third-year guard will turn down that offer as well . It’s actually a two-year deal…

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Luol Deng expected to sign with Timberwolves this week

When Luol Deng and the Los Angeles Lakers reached a buyout agreement last week, he would undoubtedly draw interest from multiple teams. Not surprisingly one of those teams would be the Minnesota Timberwolves. According The New York Times Marc Stein, the “leaguewide expectation” is that Deng and Minnesota getting a deal done this week. The veteran free agent @LuolDeng9 has drawn interest from other teams but the leaguewide expectation, sources say, still points to Deng coming to terms with the Timberwolves this week — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 10, 2018…

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Minnesota Timberwolves to work out Afflalo, Brewer and Young

According to Darren Wolfson of KTSP.com, Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled to bring in NBA vets Aaron Afflalo, Corey Brewer and Nick Young among others to see if they would be a fit with the T’Wolves. In his 53 appearances with the Orlando Magic last season, Aaron Afflalo posted 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per contest. Corey Brewer split time between the Los Angeles and the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. In his 72 games , including 18 starts, Brewer averaged 5.3 points, 2.1…

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Philadelphia 76ers are interviewing for vacant GM position

The Philadelphia began interviewing candidates for their General Manager position left vacant by the resignation of Bryan Colangelo following some infamous Twitter activity. Yesterday the team interviewed Utah Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik. Zanik had previously been an agent with ASM Sports prior to joining the Jazz as the assistant General Manager. He joined the Milwaukee Bucks in June 2016 for the same role on the promise he would be the GM-in-waiting. The Bucks ended passing him up to hire Jon Hurst. Sources: After contentious ownership disagreement over search, Bucks…

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GP II among three players to sign Trail Blazers training camp deal

According to ESPN’S Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers have inked Gary Payton II , Chinanu Onuaku, and Cam Oliver to training camp deals. Chinanu Onuaku, Cam Oliver and Gary Payton II have agreed to training camp deals with Portland, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 3, 2018 We last stew Payton II last year, as he played on a two-way deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. In his 23 total game between the Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks, Payton II posted averages of 3.0 points and…

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Luol Deng and Lakers reach buyout agreement

According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the Los Angeles Lakers and veteran forward Luol Deng have reached a buyout agreement. Deng, who has career averages of 15.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, had 2 years remaining on a 4 year. $72 million deal he signed during the free. agency free-for-all in the summer of 2016. The 14 year veteran and two-time all-star will enter free agency and, according to sources, willl draw interest from multiple contending teams. Prior to making this move, the Lakers were projecting to…

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Atlanta Hawks and State Farm agree to arena naming rights deal

The Hawks have played their last game in Phillips Arena. That is because according to WSB’s (Atlanta) Zach Klein, the Hawks and State Farm have agreed on a 20-year naming rights contract that will now have the team balling in State Farm Arena. Breaking:Multiple NBA League sources tell me Hawks have a new naming rights deal – Have signed a 20-year-deal with State Farm to play at State Farm Arena – They played at Philips Arena since 1999 – State Farm Arena is undergoing $192-million renovation pic.twitter.com/E6gb1Gh5zk — Zach Klein…

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