Former Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, cut by Boston earlier this summer, is about to sign a $1.5 million deal with the Miami Heat, The Vertical reports. Mickey, a 6-8 forward from LSU, split time between the Celtics and the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League since being drafted in the second round by Boston with the 33rd pick overall in 2015. He played in 25 NBA games last season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 3.6 minutes per game. Mickey joins ex-Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk in Miami. Olynyk signed a four-year, $50 million free agent deal with the Heat in July.
Kevin Durant has joined the long list of American athletes protesting against President Donald Trump, with the NBA star insisting he won’t attend the White House if Golden State is invited. In November, President Obama hosted the 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers at the White House.
Hawks part owner Grant Hill and Sharecare’s Dr. Mehmet Oz show off Atlanta’s new jersey patch. (Twitter/@ATLHawks) The Atlanta Hawks on Thursday became the 13th NBA team to announce a sponsorship deal for the new advertising patches that NBA teams will