James Wiseman practiced with the Pistons for the first time on Tuesday since he was traded by Golden State. Wiseman is eager to jump start his career with a rebuilding team, according to James Edwards III of The Athletic.
“I’m embracing all of the opportunities here,” said Wiseman, who could make his Pistons debut on Wednesday. “It’s a new start for me, I’m embracing it. I’m super excited.”
We have more Eastern Conference news:
- James Johnson re-signed with the Pacers after they waived him and coach Rick Carlisle is thrilled to have the veteran forward back on the 15-man roster, Dustin Dopirak of the Indianapolis Star writes. “Very important for us,” Carlisle said. “Glad that we could get it worked out. He’s contributed so much to our situation just in terms of setting examples, mentoring, being very positive, being very truthful. He has a really strong reputation in this league as a great competitors, as a very tough guy. Those kinds of things. He’s been a difference maker so it’s great to have him back on board.”
- Jamaree Bouyea, who is playing on a 10-day contract, logged 28 minutes off the bench in the Heat’s 112-108 loss to the Nuggets on Monday. Miami will have to decide after the All-Star break whether to offer him another 10-day — or give him a two-way slot if the team elevates Orlando Robinson to the 15-man roster. “I feel like if we keep him around, he’ll continue to show he can really play basketball,” Bam Adebayo told Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald.
- Josh Hart has made a strong impression with the Knicks since he was acquired from Portland. Coach Tom Thibodeau said he wanted Hart on his side for a long time, according to Peter Botte of the New York Post. “I know the teams that I’ve been with since he’s been in the league, we’ve always had interest in him,” Thibodeau said. “If you coach against or you play against him, those are the types of guys that you respect. You respect a fierce competitor. Obviously, he’s got great talent. He wouldn’t be here without great talent. But his competitive spirit is special.”