The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t just trying to fend off the Dallas Mavericks’ pursuit of marquee free agent Mike Conley.
The Grizzlies, according to league sources, also have interest in Mavericks free-agent swingman Chandler Parsons, who is widely expected to leave Dallas this summer in free agency, given the team’s focus on other free-agent targets.
ESPN reported last week that Conley and Miami Heat free-agent center Hassan Whiteside are Dallas’ top two free-agent targets. But Grizzlies officials, sources say, remain confident about their chances of retaining Conley and have Parsons high on the list of wing players they want to sign with the rest of their salary-cap space.
Cavs Announce Signing of LeBron to New Deal
LeBron James and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers made it official Friday, with the team announcing that James has signed a new multiyear contract.
The deal is for three years, $100 million, agent Rich Paul told ESPN. A source told ESPN that James has a player option for the third year.
Sources: Pacers Agree to Deal With Free-Agent Poythress
University of Kentucky free-agent forward Alex Poythress has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical.
For Poythress, 22, who went undrafted in June, this is essentially a make-good training camp deal – with an eye toward spending the year as a non-roster Pacers player on the franchise’s Fort Wayne NBA Development League affiliate.
Pelicans Announce Signing of Shawn Dawson
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed forward Shawn Dawson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dawson, 6-6, 195, has played professionally since 2012 with Israel’s Maccabi Rishon LeZion and is a two-time Israeli League All-Star (2015, 2016) who holds career international averages of 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in 22.2 minutes per contest.