Bradley Beal isn’t the only player bothering John Wall. James Harden – who’s earning a lot of money from the Rockets and adidas – is drawing the ire of the Wizards point guard. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: One league source familiar with Wall’s state of mind simply put it this way: “Wall’s got jealousy issues. He’s always upset with someone who makes more money than him.” A front office executive tells The Ringer that Wall was “rankled” after Harden signed a four-year, $118 million extension with the Rockets. O’Connor also pointed out this line from Nick DePaula of Yahoo Sports on Wall rejected adidas’ offer: “He wanted Harden money,” a source told The Vertical. I wonder how Wall feels about
The Jazz plan to waive Kendall Marshall. In a deal constructed around salary-cap maneuvering, the Philadelphia 76ers sent guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.
Duke has been busy handing out scholarship offers to two Class of 2017 standouts in the last 24 hours. The Blue Devils offered 6-foot-6 wing Jermaine Samuels Jr. of the Weston (MA) Rivers School, according to ESPN's Adam Finkelstein. Samuels Jr. has just completed an official visit to Villanova and will soon visit Duke, according to Finkelstein. Duke on Wednesday also offered 6-5 shooting guard Alex O'Connell of Alpharetta (GA) Milton, he Tweeted. O'Connell visited Duke in June.