LeBron James became eligible for a two-year extension on Thursday. While the Lakers and James have until June 30 — when James would become an unrestricted free agent — to reach an agreement, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin indicated on NBA Today that there’s mutual interest in getting an extension done (video link). “All signs point toward both sides looking to extend their partnership … [Read more...] about Lakers Notes: James, Westbrook, Trade Options, Randle, Horton-Tucker, Walker
A total of 18 NBA teams currently have both of their two-way contract slots filled, as our tracker shows. That doesn’t mean those players will be locked into those slots for the rest of the 2022/23 season, or even until opening night, since two-way deals are low-cost contracts that don’t count against the salary cap, making them easy to replace. But it means those spots are … [Read more...] about NBA Teams With Open Two-Way Contract Slots
The Pacers wanted to keep Duane Washington Jr. for training camp, according to Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files, but apparently weren’t willing to offer him a two-way contract. Washington was seeking a better opportunity and ultimately signed a two-way deal with the Suns. He spent time with the Pacers on a two-way deal last season, earning a standard contract in April before … [Read more...] about Pacers Expressed Interest In Keeping Duane Washington Jr.
The Pacers have agreed to a one-year deal with swingman Deividas Sirvydis, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link). As Scotto notes (via Twitter), Sirvydis will compete for a roster spot in training camp, meaning his deal is likely either partially or non-guaranteed. Sirvydis, 22, was the No. 37 pick in the 2019 draft. Born in Lithuania, he holds two years of … [Read more...] about Pacers To Sign Deividas Sirvydis
Pacers center Myles Turner has been the subject of many trade rumors, but for now he’s still in Indiana. Turner told Marc J. Spears of Andscape that he’s got some things to prove next season as he enters a contract year. “Whether that’s in [Pacers] training camp or whether that’s a training camp somewhere else, I’m going to go and be myself. And that’s all anybody, that’s all I … [Read more...] about Central Notes: Turner, Murphy, Cavs, Hammon, Marsh