Skal Labissiere signed a 4 year / $6,385,249 contract with the Sacramento Kings, including $6,385,249 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,596,312. A first-round pick in 2016, the Haitian native began his career in Sacramento before being traded to the Blazers in 2019. — John Ledesma (@JohnnyNBA) October 17, 2020, Doc Rivers, Jared Dudley, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Mike Krzyzewski, Kobe Bryant, Manu Ginobili, Team USA, Daryl Morey, Tilman Fertitta, Uncategorized, Daryl Morey, Tilman Fertitta, Houston Rockets, Now, with the Lakers in a much different position, coming off a championship and measuring what it will take to remain a contender as other teams around the league improve, Rose is again a focal point. Labissière is only 23 years old, with solid physical tools and gradually developing defensive awareness. And with some pressure to act, both the Lakers and the Pistons might be pushed into finding common ground on a trade. The second-year point guard dictated the terms of Atlanta's win over Detroit, which could prove significant for the Hawks. The survey showed 75.9 percent of Republicans rated the NBA as either “unfavorable/very unfavorable.’’ Democrats voted the NBA as 13 percent “unfavorable/very unfavorable’’ Independents came in at 37.7 percent. A source told The Athletic's Chris Kirschner that the Hawks plan on keeping Labissière, Damian Jones, and Bruno Fernando on the roster (in addition to Dewayne Dedmon and Clint Capela). … And he knew that he would have to change a little bit and be a leader, we do play Argentina in the semis, and we’re beating them by 20 points and Ginobili gets hurt … and it becomes a six-point game, because now [Kobe’s] not interested anymore. NBA Bar Races: Who has the best stats in playoffs history? It's unclear how large a role Labissière will play in Atlanta, but if he is part of the rotation it will likely be at backup power forward.

Labissiere averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hasn't appeared in a game since then. The Hawks are Labissière's third team in his four-year NBA career. The Trail Blazers now have an open roster spot.

NBA Rumor: Skal Labissiere Trade. Now, everything has shifted a little.

The Hawks on Thursday waived Nene, who was acquired in the four-team trade that sent Clint Capela to Atlanta, and also agreed to trades with the Clippers for Derrick Walton Jr. and the Blazers for Skal Labissiere. How the big man improves on defense will help shape Atlanta's future. Given how little the organization has invested in him, it would be just as easy for the two sides to simply walk away if it doesn't work out. As The Athletic’s John Hollinger said on Wednesday, Portland has been pursuing deadline deals to reduce its luxury tax payment. “I didn’t think it was going to happen.

And I don’t think the Pistons wanted to make a major move because Derrick was happy there. The deadline is at today at noon PT. Krzyzewski noted that Bryant wasn’t simply leading by example, though. The former Cat was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 2016, but his rights were immediately traded to the Kings. It's equally possible Atlanta simply did this deal for the cash and plans to continue using Carter, John Collins, and De'Andre Hunter at power forward. Atlanta is one of the most entertaining teams in the NBA.

Believe me, he already had that figured out. A year ago, Labissiere was traded from the Kings to the Blazers for Caleb Swanigan. A report from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz revealed that several NBA teams are skeptical of the current draft process.

CBS Sports NBA contributor Sam Quinn listed the Trail Blazers as a team that is poised to make a move on draft night. Now, they’re both in a position to where a deal is much more likely now.”, “They clearly need a point guard. The promising and polarizing rookie has a chance to swing Atlanta's future. In 2020-1, Labissiere will earn a base salary of $3,484,882, while carrying a cap hit of $7,016,541. Reports: Trail Blazers Trading Skal Labissiere, Cash to Hawks, Quinn’s Bold Prediction Tabs Blazers as a Candidate to Trade Up. Atlanta's season is officially over as the NBA board of governors voted on a return-to-play format that includes 22 teams. October 15, 2020 | 2:56 pm EDT Update. know, the Lakers wanted to be involved in case the Clippers got involved or someone else, the Bucks or the Nuggets, whoever.

Cast off from the Warriors, the fourth-year center is entering the most crucial season of his career. So there was interest but not too serious.

Reality Check Insights conducted a survey of 1,400 Americans on “Race and Policing” and included an NBA question to measure if the league has become political. The tax bill is now $5.9M. He averaged 5.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and nearly one block per game on over 55 percent shooting in 33 games with Portland this season. Still just 24 years old, the forward has a chance to point his career back in the right direction. Skal Labissière. More HoopsHype Rumors. He makes just $2.3 million this season and will be a restricted free agent in the summer; he likely won't cost much to bring back if Atlanta wants to keep him around. The Trail Blazers now have an open roster spot.

Team Executives Express Concerns Over Re-Tooled Draft Process. He played in 33 games for the Blazers this season before suffering a cartilage lesion in his left knee on Dec. 28. … So. Born: March 18, 1996 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ht. ESPN’s Bobby Marks broke down how the trade impacts Portland financially: Portland saves $3.8M toward the luxury tax in the Skal Labissiere trade to Atlanta. Still, this isn't a terrible gamble for the Hawks to take. “He had this vision of moments. “When we were starting to build a culture at USA basketball, and [Bryant], Chauncey Billups and Jason Kidd were added. The tax bill is now $5.9M. According to Chris Haynes, the Portland Trail Blazers are sending Labissiere and $2 million to the Atlanta Hawks. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski was the head coach that team, and he shared a particularly memorable anecdote about Olympics Kobe during a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s “The Old Man and the Three” podcast.

Top Rumors, Trade, Derrick Rose, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Free Agency, Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers. The Portland Trail Blazers are trading injured big man Skal Labissiere to the Atlanta Hawks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Hawks acquired Skal Labissière from the Trail Blazers Thursday afternoon, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. He was looking ahead to a matchup with Manu Ginobili.

Acccording to John Schuhmann of, Melo is one of the 10 "most intriguing" free agents this offseason. Labissiere arrived in Portland at last year’s NBA Trade Deadline. The Labissiere trade looks to be for that purpose. Atlanta has now traded for three big men in the last three days, and with this deal, has filled all 17 spots on its roster. According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Kawhi Leonard has “privately clamored” for the Los Angeles Clippers to address their point guard position. Keep up with the important notes and moments from the Hawks' second preseason game.

The findings, their research team found, is very much so. The 21-year veteran still has more to offer, both on and off the court. That’s who he was,” Coach K said of the late NBA icon. This is personal for Dudley. Can it translate that into winning this season? After sending Jabari Parker to the Kings int he Dedmon deal, the Hawks don't have a true backup power forward; perhaps they view Labissière as a higher-upside upgrade over Vince Carter. Former Blazers Teammates Turner, Lillard Still Kidding Around, Carmelo Anthony Shows Off Range in Workout Video.

“I think both sides were reluctant when they went into in January, February,” one general manager told Atlanta will send back a late second-round pick and Portland will also give up $1.9 million in cash in the deal, per John Hollinger. “He had always said, ‘I’m not going to be here forever,’ and, ‘At some point, I might want to go back to the East Coast,'” Fertitta said. And Blazer’s Edge’s salary cap guru Eric Griffith highlighted further financial details: Skal's cap hit is $2.34M so Blazers reduce their luxury tax bill from $9.5M to $5.7M -- $3.8M saved.Also get out from under the last 70ish days of Skal's salary (roughly $925k).Total savings for Blazers in salary/tax: Very roughly $4.7M. College: Kentucky Rivers had him play hurt and didn't give him a fair chance to show what he could do. Bradley Beal on Wizards: 'I'm a loyal guy, I want to be here', Draft prospect Killian Tillie: 'I think I can play very similarly to Danilo Gallinari', Celebrity virtual fans at the NBA bubble: From Barack Obama to Lil Wayne, Billy King on GM School, Steve Nash, Doc Rivers and more, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Trail Blazers-Kings trade grades: Teams exchange frontcourt prospects with Skal Labissiere-Caleb Swanigan deal The Kings sent Skal Labissiere to the Trail Blazers for Caleb Swanigan Mike D'Antoni a finalist for Pacers job? Skal Labissiere is on the move again.

Labissiere played in 42 games for the Blazers since being acquired at last year’s deadline.

The Clippers started Patrick Beverley at the point guard spot in 2019-20, but he’s not a traditional floor general who can score, run a team’s offense and get others involved with elite passing skills. Fertitta said Morey warned him in March 2019 — when the GM signed a five-year contract extension — that this could be a year when he decided to step away because of his son’s high school graduation. How can the fourth-year wing make an impact this year and solidify his place in Atlanta's plans? … We’re getting ready for Beijing, I’m with my staff in Vegas…and all of a sudden there’s a knock on the door, two days early, and it’s Kobe,” Krzyzewski remembered.


He knew that for us to win the gold medal we would have to beat Argentina … and he wanted to guard Ginobili.

If the Hawks still plan on periodically using Collins as a backup center, it wouldn't make much sense to have Labissière soaking up frontcourt minutes.

Portland saves $3.8M toward the luxury tax in the Skal Labissiere trade to Atlanta. The Athletic’s John Hollinger reports that the Blazers are sending about $1.75 million in cash to Atlanta as well, with Portland receiving back a top-55 protected 2024 second-round pick. Pronunciation: \La-bee-SEE-AIR\ Skal Labissière Twitter: OneBigHaitian. It wasn’t just to set an example for the team. Jared has said many times how Doc Rivers was unfair to him when he played for him in the 13-14 season.