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NBA Mill #2: Updates from Friday, John Collins Situation, Heat Injuries, Kyrie Suspension


  • Lakers and Pistons monitoring the Miles Bridges situation.

  • Rookie extension negotiations with Cam Johnson had been in the range of $66 million. Phoenix refused to move to a higher amount that Johnson desired, according to Shams.

  • Portland Trail Blazers are signing G League center Ibou Badji to a two-way deal, according to Woj. Was previously with the G League team Wisconsin Herd. Blazers will wave Olivier Sarr as a corresponding move.

  • Sixers recall Jaden Springer from the Blue Coats, but he remains out a right quad strain.

  • League source have suggested Horford may get an extra three year deal, at an option or only partially guaranteed the last year. $13 TO $14 million would be the annual base compensation, $42 million total. The price of Horford has a variety of opinions, the Celtics won't be lining up to give him a huge contract. Maybe 10, 11, 12 million per year.

  • NBA veteran Timothe Luwawu Cabbarot will go to Italy to play for Olimpia Milano.

  • Two-way Julian Champaignie has been transferred from Delaware and is available for the Sixers.


  • The NBA and the Nets have been happy with how Kyrie has shown growth, is on track to play Sunday and return for his suspension.

  • Coby White says he will be available to play tonight after an ankle issue.

  • Malcolm Brogdon has stated he's in for tonight's game, according to Adam Himmelsebach. Marcus Smart hasn't been present at the Celtics shootaround in NO and an update for his status will come later.

  • Juan Toscano Anderson is OUT tonight for the Lakers with back soreness.

  • Patrick Williams will play after rolling his ankle in New Orleans.

  • Nate McMillan said Bogdan Bogdanovic is still rehabbing and getting up a lot of shots.

  • Chris Duarte is doubtful to return during this upcoming four game home stand, but eligible to ret urn after Thanksgiving during a 7 game road trip.

  • Chris Boucher is out with a non COVID illness tonight.

  • Gordon Hayward, originally listed as doubtful to return from yet another injury, has been upgraded as questionable for tomorrow's game.

  • Jimmy Butler will miss tonight's game because of knee soreness. Martin and Dedmon more likely to play than Dedmon. Caleb said he plans to play with a knee issue.

  • Update: Butler is expected to return to Miami Saturday and miss the road trip, Dedmon is out, Martin is in, Bam is doubtful, Robinson will miss a game because he cut his hands during shootaround. Gabe Vincent now questionable. Herro can join the team by Sunday's tilt against the Cavs.

  • Heat have a barrage of injuries, have no choice but to list Vincent as active.

  • Furkan Korkmaz is day to day, says he can't do any contact stuff.

  • James Harden worked with resistance bands after the Sixers shootaround, according to Noah Levick.

  • Dean Wade out with knee soreness.

  • Gary Payton II will be reevaluated in two weeks as he continues to rehab from a core muscle injury.

  • Jamal Murray, with Nikola Jokic, has also been placed in health and safety protocols. They and Gordon weren't in Dallas for shootaround. Assistant coach Ryan Sounders is back to the team.

  • Otto Porter Jr. is in a walking boot.

  • Kawhi Leonard, after returning last night, said his recovery would be a long journey.

  • Paolo Banchero is likely out at least one more week.

  • Chris Paul is out for tonight's game with left heel soreness.

Trade Talk

  • The Bucks have obviously been gauging Allen's value, and Jake Fischer reported they are the frontrunners to land the veteran forward Jae Crowder. the Hawks have also been zoned in on discussions for the Suns man.

  • Rumors have emerged the Hawks have opened up preliminary trade discussions around forward John Collins, according to Shams Charania. The Suns are a team showing desire in Collins, but the cheap, small market team probably doesn't want to take on his long term money. The Hawks don't have an imminent deal in place involving Collins, but league executives believe framework for a deal in weeks and potentially months could happen before the deadline. Mike Brown's also a fan of the forward, but the Kings aren't expected to move Barnes. A Turner/Collins swap has been thrown around, and the Jazz have been reported a suitor as per Shams.

  • The Suns have shown interest in other 4s as well: Harrison Barnes, Kyle Kuzma, and Kenyon Martin Jr.

  • The Knicks have shown a willingness to move Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley in trade talks. In some talks with Quickley, NY has sought substantial draft compensation as part of the return.

  • 76ers have engaged in usual trade discussions, and in their eyes, Tobias Harris is a very expendable asset.

  • Some league executives suggest the Lakers' lack of making moves has been tied to them trying to let Westbrook's contract get off the books, and make moves from there.

  • There are three veterans on Charlotte NBA executives are looking at: Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, and Mason Plumlee. Teams like Knicks, Heat, Mavericks, Suns, and Lakers should inquire, via Heavy. Convincing the honor (MJ) of a complete firesale and tank job would be very difficult to do.

  • The Warriors would like to move Wiseman for win now pieces, such as Gary Trent Jr., Malik Beasley, or Dillon Brooks. Warriors may give up too many depth pieces for a deal to work. Some have even speculated GP2 could be brought back in a Wiseman type deal.

  • Teams around the league are showing interest in as trade for lockdown defender Mattise Thybulle. Has averaged 13.1 minutes for the Sixers.

  • The Pelicans are reportedly "unwilling to give up Ingram for KD.

  • Suns are interested in Malik Beasley.


  • Two time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas will join OTE's broadcast team, beginning during tonight's slate of games.

  • Spain made history this morning, seizing the No. 1 spot in the FIBA Men's world ranking. Yes, over USA. Australia kept ground at 3rd, and there wasn't any movement between 3 and 12.