Rudy Gobert believes he has every right to be upset after sustaining a leg injury that’s expected to keep him out at least four weeks. The Utah Jazz big man went down Friday when Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters crashed into his leg, causing Gobert’s knee to buckle. The 7-foot-1 center initially called it a dirty play.
Waiters was going after a loose ball, then dove awkwardly into Gobert’s leg. He later tweeted, “Dove for the ball right…” with video of the play. Waiters told the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday that he has never been a dirty player and, “Tell him to get out of his feelings and that’s what it is, just like that.” “It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee,” Gobert said Monday. “That’s a little more important.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
RFA Montrezl Harrell Stays with Clippers on 2-Year Deal
Restricted free-agent center Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to return to the LA Clippers, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. Harrell’s deal is fully guaranteed, sources said.
Harrell, 24, joined the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets last season and made an imprint with his rebounding and defense. Harrell averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Clippers.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Free-Agent Center Alex Len Agrees to Deal with Hawks
Free-agent center Alex Len has agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. Len averaged 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Suns last season. The 25-year-old was taken fifth overall by Phoenix in the 2013 draft. He’s averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in his career.
Sources: Kings, Nemanja Bjelica Agree to Deal
Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. Third year will be non-guaranteed.
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Source: Shams Charania on Twitter