James Harden fired back at his former head coach after Kevin McHale declared on NBA TV this week that the Rockets superstar is “not a leader,” criticism that Harden considered a sign of McHale’s character.
“He’s a clown, honestly,” Harden said after the Rockets’ open practice Saturday at the Toyota Center. “I did anything and everything he asked me to do. I’ve tried to lead this team every day since I stepped foot here in Houston. To go on air and just downplay my name, when honestly he’s never taught me anything to be a leader…
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Sources: Jimmy Butler Expected to Play in Season Opener
Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler practiced again Sunday and is expected to play in season opener in San Antonio on Wednesday. Heat/Timberwolves talks have been dead, for now, league sources said.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 14, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Bulls Claim Tyler Ulis Off Waivers
League sources: the Bulls have placed a waiver claim on guard Tyler Ulis. Ulis spent training camp with the Warriors and was released this week. Former Kentucky star was a local standout at Marian Catholic HS.
— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) October 14, 2018
Source: Jeremy Woo on Twitter
Report: Pelicans Waive Jarrett Jack
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Garlon Green and guard Jarrett Jack.
Green, who was originally signed on July 24 after playing on the Pelicans’ summer league team in Las Vegas, appeared in four preseason games, averaging 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jack, who signed with New Orleans on September 19, appeared in three preseason games, averaging 3.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds.
New Orleans’s roster currently stands at 16, including one two-way player (Trevon Bluiett).
Source: New Orleans Pelicans