The Clippers have hired Paul Hewitt as a scout, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Hewitt previously was a head coach in the collegiate ranks, manning the sidelines at Siena, Georgia Tech and George Mason.
Here’s more from the Pacific Division:
- The Lakers are embarking on a rebuild, something the franchise doesn’t undergo often, and if the team’s young talent can take steps in the right direction, it will likely help Los Angeles draw big time free agents next summer, Shaun Powell of NBA.com writes in a piece that previews the team’s 2016/17 season. Powell adds that the Lakers brought in veterans, like Luol Deng, in part to mentor their young talent.
- Rudy Gay will likely leave the Kings either via trade this season or in free agency next year, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders writes. Gay holds a player option worth slightly more than $14.26MM for the 2017/18 campaign and Kyler believes the forward turns it down in search of a long-term deal.