NBA teams continue to make roster moves during the designated transaction window as the league prepares to restart the season at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Let’s check in on what’s happening around the league:
- NBA legend Vince Carter has officially announced his retirement from basketball. Carter spent 22 seasons in the league, earning eight NBA All-Star selections, two All-NBA honors, and the Rookie of the Year Award for the 1998-99 season.
- Dallas Mavericks big man Willie Cauley-Stein has opted out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania:
- Free agent guard Trey Burke, whom Dallas was interested in for point guard depth, has signed with the Mavericks for the rest of the season, per Charania.
- The Washington Wizards will sign free agent Jerian Grant as a replacement for Davis Bertans, who elected to sit out the NBA restart due to his impending free agency, according to Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington.
- A trio of Sacramento Kings players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Jabari Parker confirmed his diagnosis and recovery through a statement released by the team. Alex Len announcement his positive test on Instagram. And Buddy Hield has also tested positive, per The Athletic.
- Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
- Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young has cut ties with his former agency, Octagon, and “appears on a pathway” to sign with Klutch Sports, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
- Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports says that the schedule for games in Orlando could be released Friday:
Rumors are that the schedule for the Seeding Games (88 in total over 16 days) will be released this Friday. https://t.co/0kxp12Vesz— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 24, 2020
The NBA season is scheduled to restart on July 30 in Orlando.