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Could stay in Washington
Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said April 9 in an interview with Washington radio play-by-play announcer Dave Johnson that he's hopeful to re-sign Napier when the guard becomes a free agent this offseason. "I think with [Napier and Davis Bertans] ... we acquired them not as rentals, we acquired them to stay here," Sheppard said. "I think the players that we acquired, they're here to show that they can be here for the future. With Davis and Shabazz, they showed enough to us that certainly we would love to retain them. We plan to."
Won't play in 'meaningless' games
Lillard told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports that he will not play again in 2019-20 unless the Trail Blazers have a chance to qualify for the postseason. "If we come back and they're just like, 'We're adding a few games to finish the regular season,' and they're throwing us out there for meaningless games and we don't have a true opportunity to get into the playoffs, I'm going to be with my team because I'm a part of the team," Lillard said. "But I'm not going to be participating. I'm telling you that right now. And you can put that in there."
Nets have interest
Wants to stay in Minnesota
Russell feels like Minnesota is where he's "supposed to be," John Krawczynski of The Athletic reports. "One thing everyone in life, as humans, we all fight for is that feeling of want," Karl-Anthony Towns added. "We want to feel wanted and loved. I think this is the first time in his professional career he's felt that. I know he feels it. I think that that's what's made his arrival here in Minnesota so special to him and to his family."
Is 'so sick of losing'
Huerter expressed his displeasure with the Hawks' lack of success, noting that he's "so sick of losing," Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. "I just want to win. Since my sophomore year at Maryland, we didn't have a good season team-wise and then obviously the first two years here. I want to win in Atlanta. I want to prove to everybody that what we're doing is working. We have to take that next step."
Could play overseas in 2020-21
Ready to 'move forward' with Gobert
Long-term fit in Minnesota?
Extension discussions tabled
Confident in healthy return
During a guest appearance on the All The Smoke Podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Wall expressed confidence in a healthy return to action in 2020-21. "I'm going to be even better than what I was before, and that's the scary part," Wall said.
Working out at private gym
Attracts interest from Spurs, Mavs
May be open to short-term deal
VanVleet (shoulder) admitted Wednesday that he's "flexible" with regard to his free agency during the upcoming offseason, noting that he may be open to a shorter-term deal in light of the NBA's uncertain cap situation, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Strained relationship with Gobert
Mitchell has reportedly been reluctant to mend his relationship with teammate Rudy Gobert in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the NBA season being suspended March 12, Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Tony Jones of The Athletic report. "It doesn't appear salvageable," one source with knowledge of the situation said, when asked if Mitchell and Gobert could patch up their differences.
Kings intend to match offers
May head elsewhere in offseason
Could be cut loose in offseason
May sign qualifying offer
Likely to remain in NY next season
Market could be limited
Likely to push back free agency
Could cash in this offseason
Still hoping to return
Crawford has stayed in shape and is hoping to sign with a team when the NBA season is able to resume.
Could be hot commodity