The Philadelphia 76ers claimed and then immediately waived veteran guard Mo Williams on Friday in a move designed to bring them closer to the NBA’s salary floor, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com the Sixers put in a claim on Williams in the wake of his Wednesday release by the Denver Nuggets, who traded for him Wednesday in a move that was also intended to bring the Nuggets closer to the NBA’s annual salary floor.
The Sixers, according to sources, then waived Williams to make roster room to sign guard Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.
Source: Marc Stein of ESPN
Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach
Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN