Malika Andrews To Host 'NBA Today' On ESPN

Malika Andrews will host NBA Today as part of a new, multi-year contract extension. Andrews will be joined by ESPN NBA analysts Kendrick Perkins, Chiney Ogwumike, Vince Carter and ESPN Senior Writer Zach Lowe to form the NBA Today panel.

NBA Today will broadcast from ESPN's Los Angeles Production Center and will air Mondays through Fridays from 3-4 p.m. on ESPN.

"It's an incredible time to cover the NBA - a league that is full of characters and stories that have resonance far beyond the sports world," said Andrews. "Our goal every day is to deliver information and analysis to our viewers that can't be gleaned anywhere else. I'm so excited to showcase the league and the talented reporters, analysts and insiders on our team."

NBA Today will replace The Jump, which will air its final episode on Friday, October 8th.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264118/Malika-Andrews-To-Host-NBA-Today-On-ESPN

Dunc'd On: Western Conference Over/Unders 2021-22 and Best Bets

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Nate and Danny go through the Western Conference Over/Unders in reverse alphabetical order, as Nate engages in some epic waffling.

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264116/Duncd-On-Western-Conference-Over-Unders-2021-22-and-Best-Bets

Nets Don't Tender Isaia Cordinier; Cordinier Becomes Free Agent

The Brooklyn Nets did not offer Isaia Cordinier the required tender to retain his draft rights. Cordinier will now become an NBA free agent.

The 6'5'' guard out of France was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 44th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Cordinier's draft rights were traded to Brooklyn in 2018 in a trade that sent Jeremy Lin to the Hawks. Cordinier has played with both Atlanta (twice) and Brooklyn (once) at Las Vegas Summer League in recent seasons.

Since being drafted in 2016, Cordinier has continued to play in France for Antibes and Nanterre 92. In 2020-21, for Nanterre 92, Cordinier averaged 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists over 47 games (all starts).

NBA teams are required to offer second round picks a contract tender in order to retain their draft rights. That tender must be for at least a one-season contract, which can be fully non-guaranteed. If a team fails to offer the required tender, the player's draft rights are renounced and they become an NBA free agent.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264115/Nets-Dont-Tender-Isaia-Cordinier;-Cordinier-Becomes-Free-Agent

Nets Don't Tender Isaia Cordinier

The Brooklyn Nets did not offer Isaia Cordinier the required tender to retain his draft rights. Cordinier will now become an NBA free agent.

The 6'5'' guard out of France was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 44th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Cordinier's draft rights were traded to Brooklyn in 2018 in a trade that sent Jeremy Lin to the Hawks. Cordinier has played with both Atlanta (twice) and Brooklyn (once) at Las Vegas Summer League in recent seasons.

Since being drafted in 2016, Cordinier has continued to play in France for Antibes and Nanterre 92. In 2020-21, for Nanterre 92, Cordinier averaged 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists over 47 games (all starts).

NBA teams are required to offer second round picks a contract tender in order to retain their draft rights. That tender must be for at least a one-season contract, which can be fully non-guaranteed. If a team fails to offer the required tender, the player's draft rights are renounced and they become an NBA free agent.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264115/Nets-Dont-Tender-Isaia-Cordinier

O.J. Mayo, Jarrell Brantley Sign With BC UNICS In Russia

O.J. Mayo will continue his basketball career outside of the United States for a third straight year. Mayo has signed with BC UNICS in Kazan, Russia.

In 2019-20 and 2020-21, Mayo played for Liaoning in China. He averaged 24.9 points in 68 games over the two CBA seasons.

Mayo hasn't played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Following that season, Mayo was suspended for two seasons due to violating the NBA's substance abuse policy.

BC UNICS also agreed to terms with Jarrell Brantley. Brantley spent the last two seasons with the Utah Jazz on Two-Way contract. In 37 NBA games, Brantley averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game.

Brantley was recently waived by Utah, after he had previously signed the team's qualifying offer. Brantley agreed to amend his contract to remove a small guaranteed amount, in order to sign with BC UNICS.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264114/OJ-Mayo-Jarrell-Brantley-Sign-With-BC-UNICS-In-Russia

Rockets Waive Tyler Bey

The Houston Rockets have waive forward Tyler Bey. This waiver was necessary to create the roster spot for Houston to re-sign Dante Exum. The Rockets signed Bey to a fully non-guaranteed training camp contract in late-August.

Bey spent his rookie season in 2020-21 with the Dallas Mavericks on a Two-Way contract. In 18 NBA games, Bey averaged 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 3.9 minutes. In 13 games in the G-League bubble, Bey averaged 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds.

When he clears waivers, Bey will be an unrestricted free agent.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264113/Rockets-Waive-Tyler-Bey

Jimmer Fredette, Noah Vonleh Sign With Shanghai Sharks

Former NBA players Jimmer Fredette and Noah Vonleh have signed with the Shanghai Sharks for the 2021-22 season. This will Fredette's fifth season with the Sharks and Vonleh's first season in Shanghai.

Fredette has played with Shanghai from 2016-17 through 2018-19. He returned to the Sharks for the 2020-21 season after playing for Panathinaikos in Greece in 2019-20.

In 174 games for Shanghai, Fredette has averaged 34.1 points per game. He's also become a fan favorite with his high-scoring games and deep shooting range. Fredette briefly returned to the NBA, with the Phoenix Suns, at the end of the 2018-19 season, after the CBA season ended.

Vonleh played in four regular season game for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2020-21 season. In seven NBA seasons, Vonleh has averaged 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds over 339 games played.

Fredette and Vonleh will team with another former NBAer, Jamaal Franklin, on the Sharks. Both Fredette and Vonleh remain NBA free agents and will be free to sign an NBA contract when the CBA season completes.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264112/Jimmer-Fredette-Noah-Vonleh-Sign-With-Shanghai-Sharks

Wolves Sign 2020 First Round Pick Leandro Bolmaro

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed 2020 first round pick Leandro Bolmaro. Bolmaro signed his rookie scale contract a year after spending the 2020-21 season with Barcelona in Spain.

The 21-year-old guard averaged 4.9 points in 13.1 minutes over 75 games in various European competitions last season. Bolmaro has also logged time with the Argentinian national team, including at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021.

The New York Knicks drafted the 6'7'' combo guard with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Wolves later acquired Bolmaro's draft rights in a pre-arranged trade with the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's expected that Bolmaro will compete for a rotation spot for Minnesota this season, while also likely logging some developmental time with Iowa of the G-League.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264111/Wolves-Sign-2020-First-Round-Pick-Leandro-Bolmaro

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