How things worked out: It’d be safe to call this a good deal for both sides. Gay was with the Rockets long enough to put on their cap at the draft before being traded with Stromile Swift to Memphis for Shane Battier. Gay, still active, has enjoyed a long NBA career with four different teams.
Oregon shooting guard LJ Figueroa had a Zoom interview with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, per a report from Adam Zagoria of The New York Times. This information comes after the NBA announced Figueroa as one of 353 early entry candidates for the 2021 NBA Draft via an official press release nearly three weeks ago. Figueroa averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game during his lone season at Oregon after transferring from St. John’s University, where he starred the previous two seasons.
On Friday, June 18, the San Antonio Spurs announced it's bringing two new Strategic Partners into its investor group: Sixth Street, a top global investment firm, and Texas billionaire Michael Dell. While the NBA Board of Governors hasn’t finalized these moves, they are slated to be approved next week. Michael Dell sits as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Technologies, the company that may or may not be powering your computer.