To pick up the portions of the New York Knicks’ offense he missed during his civil trial, Derrick Rose will have to “learn by fire” this weekend, head coach Jeff Hornacek said.
Rose missed five preseason games and seven practices during his civil trial in Los Angeles over the past two weeks. A jury on Wednesday found Rose and his two friends not liable in a civil lawsuit that accused them of gang-raping Rose’s ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. I’ll probably overload him with a lot of information and then when he comes in [Saturday for practice with teammates], he’ll try to learn by fire,” Hornacek said Thursday.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Report: Lakers, Andrew Bogut Agree to Deal
Free agent center Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent David Bauman of ISE tells The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2017
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Source: Nuggets, Mason Plumlee Agree to Deal
Restricted free-agent center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal to return to the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN.
Agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports and Denver president of basketball operations Tim Connelly reached agreement on the deal late Sunday night, league sources said.
With the deal, Denver was able to avoid Plumlee signing a $4.6 million qualifying offer for the 2017-18 season — which would’ve allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins Expected to Finalize Extension Before Training Camp
The Wiggins 5-years, $148M extension is expected to be done before Saturday’s 1st practice, per a chat I had w/ owner Glen Taylor.
The Wiggins 5-years, $148M extension is expected to be done before Saturday’s 1st practice, per a chat I had w/ owner Glen Taylor. #Twolves
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) September 18, 2017
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter