NBA News

Willy Hernangomez    C  Knicks

 

 

Willy Hernangomez was named to the All-Rookie First Team. Willy is joined by Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid, while Jamal Murray, Yogi Ferrell, Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram and Marquese Chriss were named to the All-Rookie Second Team. Saric, Brogdon and Embiid are the finalists for the Rookie of the Year Award which will be announced on Monday night. As for Willy, he should open the 2017-18 season as the starting center for the Knicks and is a potential breakout candidate.

J.J. Redick    G  Clippers

 

 

The Nets are expected to pursue free agent sharpshooter J.J. Redick according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post. Lewis adds that Redick owns an apartment in Brooklyn and has been working out with Jeremy Lin. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said back in May that the 76ers are the favorites to sign Redick, but it's worth noting that the Nets have a ton of cap space to make a competitive offer as well. Redick could command $18-$20 million per season based on previous reports, so it seems like a near lock that he won't return to Los Angeles.

Brian Lewis on Twitter

Jun 26 - 12:12 PM

Gerald Henderson    G/F  76ers

 

 

The 76ers still haven't decided if they will pick up Gerald Henderson's $9 million team option for 2017-18. The 76ers only have a few roster spots open and are hoping to make a splash in free agency, so they are likely leaning towards declining it. The 76ers have been linked to shooting guards such as J.J. Redick and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and they already have several interesting young SGs in Timothe Luwawu, Justin Anderson and Furkan Korkmaz. The deadline is Friday, but expect Henderson to fine a new home in 2017-18.

Tom Moore on Twitter

Jun 26 - 11:49 AM

Ricky Rubio    G  Timberwolves

 

 

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Minnesota "remains intent" on trading Ricky Rubio.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 26 - 11:35 AM

Ricky Rubio    G  Timberwolves

 

 

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Minnesota "remains intent" on trading Ricky Rubio. Stein adds that the one of the reasons why Rubio could be on the move is the Wolves are looking for more shooting. This report contradicts Wolves GM Scott Layden's comments this week, as Layden said the team was "planning" on keeping Rubio and gushed about his strong finish to the 2016-17 season. With Kris Dunn in Chicago, whoever the Wolves bring back in a deal for Rubio would immediately step into a large role in Minnesota. For now, it doesn't sound like a deal is in the works yet. Rubio has two years and $29 million left on his deal, so the Wolves won't give him away for cheap.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 26 - 11:35 AM

Louis Labeyrie    F  Knicks

 

 

Louis Labeyrie will play in the Summer League for the Knicks. He was the 57th pick in the 2014 NBA draft and has been playing overseas in France. Labeyrie averaged 9.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in 22.0 minutes per game with Paris-Levallois, shooting 59.0 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the line. The 6'10" power forward is already 25 years old and will try to secure a training camp invite with a strong showing this summer.

NY Post

Jun 26 - 11:31 AM

Ramon Sessions    G  Hornets

 

 

The Hornets aren't expected to exercise Ramon Sessions' team option for 2017-18. Thursday is the deadline, but Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer said the Hornets won't pick up his $6.3 million option "barring an extreme change in circumstance." Hornets GM Rich Cho has said many times that he wants to address the backup PG this spot this offseason, so this shouldn't be a surprise. If the Hornets aren't able to bring in a quality backup behind Kemba Walker, we could see Malik Monk play some PG during his rookie season -- the Hornets are going to experiment with him there during the Summer League.

Charlotte Observer

Jun 26 - 11:24 AM

Ramon Sessions    G  Hornets

 

 

The Hornets aren't expected to exercise Ramon Sessions' team option for 2017-18. Thursday is the deadline, but Rick Bonnell said the Hornets won't pick up his $6.3 million option "barring an extreme change in circumstance." Hornets GM Rich Cho has said many times that he wants to address the backup PG this spot this offseason, so this shouldn't be a surprise. If the Hornets aren't able to bring in a quality backup behind Kemba Walker, we could see Malik Monk play some PG during his rookie season -- the Hornets are going to experiment with him there during the Summer League.

Charlotte Observer

Jun 26 - 11:24 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Pistons

 

 

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Press said that restricted free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will likely be looking at $20 million per year. Ellis adds that the Pistons would be "reluctant" to re-sign him to a max deal which would start at $24.75 million per season, especially with Detroit flirting with the luxury tax line. Even after taking Duke SG Luke Kennard at No. 12 in the draft, KCP is one of coach Stan Van Gundy's favorite players and they should still be considered the favorites to bring him back if his price doesn't get out of hand. In case you missed it, KCP will be suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 due to a DUI incident back in March.

Detroit Free Press

Jun 26 - 11:17 AM

Ante Zizic    C  Celtics

 

 

Zizic, who was selected by the Celtics with the 23rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has arrived in Boston to begin practicing with the team, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.

RotoWire

Jun 26 - 11:13 AM