JaMychal Green has a firm grip on the Grizzlies starting power forward job with Zach Randolph transitioning to the sixth man role. “I would say 95 percent it’s his,” said coach David Fizdale, who mentioned developmental project Jarell Martin as the other candidate. “I think JaMychal has shown an ability to be a starter. With his speed and athleticism and his ability to make open shots, I just think he complements that group very well.” Green, 26, averaged 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game last season.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Knicks, OKC Come to Agreement on Deal for Melo
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.
The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate the deal, league sources told ESPN.
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Enes Kanter After Being Traded:’Beat the Warriors For Me’
Shortly after learning he was being traded from Oklahoma City to the New York Knicks, center Enes Kanter posted a video thanking the Thunder organization, its fans and the city, and imploring the team to beat the Golden State Warriors.
“Please beat the Warriors for me,” Kanter said in a heartfelt goodbye video posted to his Instagram account Saturday afternoon. “Please, I’m gonna be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me.” Kanter is set to be traded to New York as part of a deal that will send 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder, sources told ESPN.
Source: SN Staff on ESPN