Mar 11, 2014 12:33 AM EDT
Dell Demps said Monday that there are no guarantees that the New Orleans Pelicans will sign Pierre Jackson to a contract for next season.
The Pelicans have watched Jackson in the NBA D-League and overseas and like the 5-foot-10 point guard.
Jackson was acquired by the Pelicans after going in the second round of the NBA Draft last year but never signed a rookie deal with the organization.
Jackson averaged 29.1 points and 6.2 assists while shooting 44.9 percent from the field in 31 D-League games.
Mar 10, 2014 8:49 PM EDT
The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson continue to discuss a deal for him to run the front office.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that no one in Jackson's camp thinks a deal is "close."
Bill Simmons of ESPN reported on Sunday that Steve Kerr would be a leading candidate to become head coach if Jackson is hired. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News also reports Kerr could be strongly considered.
Kerr is currently an analyst with TNT and was previously general manager of the Phoenix Suns.
"My guess would be Steve Kerr because they're close," said Simmons. "Steve Kerr wants to get into coaching and has said hopefully this season would be the year."
Mar 10, 2014 6:22 PM EDT
The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson are discussing a deal for him to run the front office.
Donnie Walsh was given tremendous power when he was hired in 2008 in a similar deal, but that had limitations when James Dolan chose to intervene. Dolan also gave considerable power to Isiah Thomas.
"Nobody will ever have full autonomy," a high-ranking league official told Yahoo Sports. "Donnie had it in his deal, and when he questioned it, it was, 'See you later.' "
Dolan believes Jackson is capable of swinging the balance of power in free agency.
But Dolan's persistent policy of stonewalling the media provides a foundation for the Knicks' turmoil.
"The biggest issue for [Dolan] is the no-talk policy with the media," a high-ranking league official said. "Everybody signs on, except for Walsh. And after that [Dolan] said, "Never again.' "
Mar 10, 2014 5:27 PM EDT
D.J. White worked out for the Golden State Warriors on Monday, according to a source.
White has played with the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mar 10, 2014 3:16 PM EDT
Nerlens Noel is hoping to make his NBA debut in his hometown of Boston on April 4.
The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Celtics that night. Noel hinted toward his hope of playing on April 4 by posting "4-4-14" on his verified Twitter page.
Noel has been slated as unlikely to play this season. Noel tore his ACL last season as a freshman at Kentucky.
“Just in general, he’s all in in regards to the practices and the weighs,” Brett Brown said. “He’s just come with boundless energy. And I really don’t want to go on record too much in regards to the tweet, because I really don’t know enough about it. I haven’t spoken to him about it. That’s that.”
Mar 10, 2014 9:33 AM EDT
The New York Knicks will sign Earl Clark and Shannon Brown to second 10-day contracts.
Clark and Brown were signed following the release of Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace.
Mar 10, 2014 9:31 AM EDT
The New York Knicks are pursuing Phil Jackson to run the basketball side of their organization. If Jackson accepts the job, the first major order of business will be the free agency of Carmelo Anthony.
“I don’t even know what’s going on with that,’’ Anthony said. “Nobody came to me about that. Until that time comes, I’m not going to know what’s going on.
“It’s hard to say at this particular moment. If anything, it’s not going to be right now. I’m pretty sure they’d try to wait for the offseason and then we’ll deal with all that stuff.’’
Mar 10, 2014 9:21 AM EDT
Along with James Nunnally and Kevin Murphy, the Philadelphia 76ers will work out Darius Johnson-Odom and Scott Suggs on Tuesday, league sources told RealGM.
Johnson-Odom, who played four games for the Los Angeles Lakers a season ago, has averaged 21.9 points and six assists with Springfield of the NBA D-League.
Suggs is averaging 17.7 points on 48 percent shooting per game for Erie.
All four players will be under consideration for a possible 10-day contract with the 76ers.
Mar 10, 2014 1:55 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will workout Kevin Murphy with the possibility of signing him to a 10-day contract.
Murphy is averaging 26 points per game in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede.
Mar 10, 2014 1:53 AM EDT
Rajon Rondo and Josh Smith discuss the possibility of playing on the same team again.
Rondo and Smith were teammates as Oak Hill.
"We call each other every once in a while to check up and see how one another is doing," Smith said on Sunday. "He's my best friend, especially in the NBA. We still talk all the time, and our families take vacations together. He's a very good friend."
Rondo will become a free agent in 2015.
"The conversation comes up," Smith admitted. "We always tell each other what a surreal moment that would be, for us to connect again. With the different free agencies that we have [Rondo comes off the Boston books in 2015; Smith is locked in through 2017], it could be far-fetched, but it could be possible. I tend to be an optimist."
Drew Gooden had long made clear to the Wizards management that he was interested in a possible signing.
Phil Jackson's role would be president of basketball operations, in complete control of all basketball-related matters.
The Heat have signed DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract.
Drew Gooden has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games.
Orlando Johnson has averaged 9.0 in five appearances with the Kings.
Bobby Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.
Carmelo Anthony denied a report that he discussed joining the Bulls with Joakim Noah during All-Star Weekend.
Phil Jackson has been offered a role with the Knicks and will decide within the next week.
The Lakers are not inclined to make an in-season coaching change, according to sources.
Carmelo Anthony would benefit financially and possibly have more clarity about the Knicks by waiting until 2015 for free agency.
Ty Corbin is in the final season of his contract.
Phil Jackson has expressed interest in the media in running a front office.
Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas both originally signed 10-day contracts on Feb. 25.
Kobe Bryant believes Pau Gasol remains in the Lakers' plans.
Nate Robinson said he will "for sure" be healthy by training camp.
Drew Gooden's first 10-day contract will expire Friday.
Sources say that it would be difficult for Carmelo Anthony to leave New York while also taking less money.
Reggie Williams is averaging 21.1 points per game for the 66ers this season.
With the Lakers likely to sit out 2014 for max contract players, Steve Nash is unlikely to fall victim to the stretch provision.
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