Baskonia star Pierria Henry is mulling an NBA offer and could leave the team in the near future, according to a report from Encestando (hat tip Sportando). Chema de Lucas of mibaloncesto.com added (via Twitter) that the team in play for Henry is the Timberwolves.
Henry, 28, is also a strong target for Real Madrid next season, according to Encestando. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 assists in the EuroLeague this season, making an impact on both ends.
“His game may be better suited for NBA than Europe,” an NBA scout told Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News (Twitter link). “Has developed into one of the best backcourt defenders in Europe, will translate well to NBA. Led Euroleague in steals.”
Minnesota has one available roster spot to use with just under a month left in the 2020/21 season.
Here are some other odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- ESPN examines which new acquisitions have surprised the most with their respective teams. The panel of writers discuss players such as Clippers guard Rajon Rondo, Lakers center Andre Drummond and Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr.
- Joe Vardon of The Athletic explores the NBA’s fine and suspension system, along with where the money from each eventually goes. “We’ve never heard a single thing about it,” Draymond Green said, mentioning that he and many NBA players don’t know what happens to the money they forfeit. “For years we’ve all been told, ‘Yeah, the fine money goes to charity,’ but we don’t hear anything about these charities, we don’t have any say so about these charities. Nor do you ever hear, ‘Oh your fine money went to said charity.’” As Vardon details, it’s difficult to track where the money from any one specific fine goes, but there are a number of foundations that have benefited from the program.
- Jared Weiss of The Athletic remembers Terrence Clarke, a projected second-round draft pick from Kentucky who tragically passed away in a car accident last week at just 19 years old.