Maryland freshman forward Justin Jackson said Tuesday afternoon that he would meet with his family to discuss whether he will return to College Park for his sophomore season or remain in the June 22 NBA draft. The deadline for underclassmen to pull out of the draft is Wednesday evening.
Jackson, an Ontario, Canada native who just returned home after finishing his final exams in College Park last week, worked out for the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Jackson indicated after his workout that he has yet to make a final decision. A report on Tuesday by fanragsports.com said Jackson is likely to return to Maryland next season. Maryland officials declined to comment on Jackson’s status.
“Truthfully, I’m hearing a whole bunch of different things. It’s kind of mixed right now. I just really have to sit down and discuss it with my family, my circle, and really try to figure things out,” Jackson told reporters after his workout. “Everyone is just trying to gather as much information as possible and try and make the best decision.”
Sources: Rudy Gay to Decline Player Option with Spurs
San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay is declining his 2018-19 player option to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources tell ESPN.
Gay is turning down a salary of $8.8 million in order to hit free agency.
The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs last offseason, and the deal contained a player option on the second year.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.