Heat forward Chris Bosh intends to play in the NBA, even if it means for someone other than the Heat, per Bosh. Full story from NBC Sports.
The Rockets and forward Donatas Montiejunas are still not close on a contract agreement, per Yahoo Sports.
Free agent guard/forward P.J. Hairston has officially signed with the Rockets, per GM Daryl Morey.
No. 1 overall draft pick and 76ers forward Ben Simmons has suffered a broken bone in his foot, per the team. (Amico Hoops report.)
Taj: “The coaching staff really doesn’t need to say much because every time I turn around DWade is stopping the play and cursing guys out.”
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) September 30, 2016
Former Warriors guard Mitch Richmond will join Chris Mullin’s coaching staff at St. John’s, per the school. Mullin and Richmond were teammates on the Warriors during the “Run TMC” era.
The Pistons are in serious talks to add a large practice facility in downtown Detroit should the team move there, per Crain’s Detroit Business.
Retired NBA forward Shawn Marion gave an interview to HoopsHype. You can read the full Q&A here.
Longtime NBA coach Herb Brown said it’s a good thing that the Trail Blazers didn’t land Dwight Howard.
Per the Oregonian: “Herb Brown on Dwight Howard ending up in Atlanta: ‘I was very happy that (Blazers GM) Neil (Olshey) didn’t sign Dwight Howard … I like guys that go out and play and practice hard all the time and don’t always defray and blame things on someone else. He’s a great talent. Howard’s a great talent, but his game has never really improved.” (Full report.)
Blazers coach Terry Stotts is keeping an open mind about the small forward battle between Evan Turner, Mo Harkless and Allen Crabbe, per the Oregonian.
The Blazers have also been impressed with new guard Shabazz Napier, the newspaper reports.
Per the San Antonio Express-News: “Though Tim Duncan decided to call it quits over the summer, Manu Ginobili said his future wasn’t influenced by his longtime teammate.
Ginobili told the Express-News: “Those type of decisions that defines your future … and family and all of that usually doesn’t depend on what Tim does. I just felt like I still wanted to do it. That I can help the team. That I enjoy it. That I’m healthy. That was the main key.”
Retired NBA forward Kevin Garnett attended Clippers practice Thursday and worked out Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and other big men, per the Orange County Register.
Per the Orange County Register: “Paul Pierce, who plans to retire at the end of the season, said he didn’t think he would have a farewell tour around the league this season. He did say, with a laugh, he would accept going-away gifts from any team that wants to offer.”