Dallas Mavericks sixth man J.J. Barea suffered a torn right Achilles tendon during Friday’s 119-115 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced Saturday.
The injury ends Barea’s season and puts in doubt his availability for the start of next season. Barea, a former undrafted free agent in his 13th NBA season, is in the final year of his contract but has said he plans to play at least two more seasons.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Sources: Nikola Vucevic Out at least Four Weeks with Right Ankle Injury
Orlando Magic All-Star center Nikola Vucevic will miss a minimum of four weeks with right ankle injury, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: 76ers Never Offered Jimmy Butler Max Contract
But on June 30, there was no five-year maximum offer for [Jimmy] Butler, multiple sources say. Perhaps the Sixers pivoted after learning of [Al] Horford’s interest in joining. Perhaps they were concerned about tension between Butler and some within the team, including on the coaching staff. Maybe those two things were interrelated. Like every team chasing Butler, they probably wondered how he would age.
Source: Zach Lowe of ESPN
Report: Trail Blazers Waive Pau Gasol
Portland has waived F/C Pau Gasol, per Gasol. He’s been unable to successfully rehab left foot following surgery. Blazers had protections in 1-year deal. Gasol, Blazers working on details of coaching role as future HOFer remains in Portland to rehab.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 20, 2019
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter