April 11, 2019, 12:00 pmDave JoergerTeam, Sacramento Kings
The Kings announced that they’ve extended GM Vlade Divac’s contract through 2022-23, Marc Stein reported that they have interest in Luke Walton should he become available, our own Aaron Bruski reports along with Dave Joerger that he’s on the ropes and Sam Amick reported that assistant GM Brandon Williams will not return next season.
Things are moving pretty fast in Kings land. Vlade’s move to consolidate power is underway and getting rid of Williams is a good first step, as he was unpopular in the building and made moves to undermine Joerger throughout the season. Joerger didn’t do himself any favors with the way he handled playing time, though the bigger issues came in the two prior seasons and after the drama between sides there is an air of house-cleaning right now. Joerger had a nice coaching season for the most part and is one of the better young coaches in the game, personality quirks aside, and the Kings are playing with fire here upsetting a core that blasted away expectations. As a fun aside, expect plenty of Mark Jackson/Steve Kerr comparisons to come out of Sacramento in the coming days.
Source: Sam Amick of The Athletic
October 19, 2019, 11:59 pmDion WaitersSG, Miami Heat
The Heat have suspended Dion Waiters one game for conduct detrimental to the team.
In the team's release, Pat Riley said, "“There were a number of unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unprofessional conduct on the bench last night.” Waiters had been away from the team for personal reasons but apparently had issues after returning. With Duncan Robinson drawing preseason starts, Tyler Herro drawing rave reviews and Kendrick Nunn putting up some big lines, Waiters is going to have a tough time holding off the competition for minutes, let alone return fantasy value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 11:36 pmRay SpaldingPF, Houston Rockets
Rockets have waived Ray Spalding, Matur Maker and Shamorie Ponds.
Several NBA teams have shown interest in Spalding so he may end up on a roster. Otherwise, Spalding, Maker and Ponds will likely see time in the G League. None are worth drafting in standard leagues.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 10:42 pmJalen McDanielsPF, Charlotte Hornets
Hornets have converted the contract of second round pick Jalen McDaniels into a two-way contract.
McDaniels will likely see the majority of the time in the G League. However, the Hornets roster is rather thin and may get some call ups. There is no need to draft him until we see him in action.
Source: Bobby Marks on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 8:29 pmAllen CrabbeSG, Atlanta Hawks
Allen Crabbe (right knee arthroscopy) is unlikely to play until mid-to-late-November, according to coach Lloyd Pierce.
Peirce will see how Crabbe performs once he starts practicing before integrating him into games. He underwent surgery in April and has yet to be completely recovered. He will likely see a limited role and can be left undrafted.
Source: Sarah K Spencer on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 8:16 pmCaleb MartinPG, Charlotte Hornets
Caleb Martin has agreed to a partially guaranteed three-year deal with the Hornets.
Martin went undrafted but has now joined twin brother Cody on the team. He will likely spend some time in the G League.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 8:01 pmRayjon TuckerPG, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have requested waivers on Rayjon Tucker, Trevor Lacey and Jemerrio Jones.
Tucker appeared in three preseason games and averaged 3.3 points in 9.7 minutes per game. Lacey and Jones did not appear in any preseason games. All three players are likely to be headed to the G League.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 7:52 pmAnzejs PasecniksC, Washington Wizards
Anzejs Pasecniks and Jalen Jones have been waived by the Wizards.
Both players signed with the team on Wednesday and played in Friday's preseason game against the Sixers. Pasecniks racked up 4 points and 3 rebounds while Jones scored 7 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. Both players may end up in the G League.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 7:29 pmJohn HensonPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Henson (right groin strain) is unlikely to play in the season opener on Wednesday.
Henson has not been able to practice fully and missed every preseason game. Once healthy, Henson is expected to back up Tristan Thompson at center. It's worth noting that Henson is also dealing with an ankle injury as well, so this may be more than just a one game absence.
Source: Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com
October 19, 2019, 6:22 pmJalen AdamsPG, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have waived Jalen Adams, Javon Bess and Kavell Bigby-Williams.
It's the time for coaches to decide who will and will not make the 15 man roster. Adams, Bess and KBW will look to latch onto a G-League affiliate.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 5:30 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) was limited to non-contact work during Saturday's practice, but expects to play in the Blazers' opener.
Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game after injuring his ankle through 16 minutes of play. Whiteside expects to be fine for Wednesday and is in line to have a bounce back season in his new threads.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter