Still not having come to an agreement on a buyout with the Bulls, Dwyane Wade feels misled and has not spoken to any member of the front office for two months according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. It has been widely expected that Wade would receive a buyout from the Bulls and would try and go to a team like the Cavaliers or make his way out to Los Angeles or even back to Miami, but with no buyout yet he is still a member of the Bulls and the frustration is continuing to grow.
Even though the Grizzlies are in a position of being a competitive team but not a contender, they have no intention of moving Marc Gasol or Mike Conley, a source tells Matt Moore of CBSSports.com. Gasol made comments last month that if the Grizzlies were going to continue to not move towards contention they would need to revisit things, but that apparently is not the case.
The Grizzlies will keep building around Conley and Gasol and that is the right move because it is not too often that you are able to have two players of that caliber on your roster at the same time. If they aren’t going to get a huge haul for either of them they should remain untouchable.
New Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas is in the process of changing agencies and leaving his current agent at Excel Sports Management, according to Chris Haynes’ Twitter account. This could mean a number of things. It could mean that he is going to try and negotiate a monster deal to stay in Cleveland, but it more than likely means he wants an agent that is going to be able to fight to get him a big deal when he hits free agency after this season, despite the ongoing concern about the severity of his hip injury. Whenever someone changes agents the year before they become a free agent, especially a player of Thomas’ caliber, it raises some eyebrows.
Lastly, the Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard James Young, according the their official website. Young has been fairly disappointing in his NBA career since being the number 17 pick in the 2014 draft after being at Kentucky for only one year. However, he is only 22-years old and being the talent that he is, he will continue to get chances until he for sure proves that he can’t play in this league.