So, Michael Beasley (Heat) has inked a season-long deal for the season after completing his 10-day contract, Nate Robinson (Clippers) is entering his second 10-day contract fulfillment … But how about a one-day contract?
16-YEAR-OLD SIGNS ONE DAY DEAL WITH ROCKETS
Young Bryson Jones has signed a one-day contract with the Houston Rockets, the team announced.
Jones, a Make-A-Wish recipient, who is battling a degenerative muscle disorder, had his wish of becoming a Rockets player granted by the team.
Via Houston Observer:
Bryson Jones, 16, who is from Crosby, Texas, is battling degenerative muscle disease and one of his wishes was to be a Houston Rocket.
As a part of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Jones got his wish on Tuesday morning as he signed a one-day contract with the Houston Rockets, which he received from Rockets VP Gersson Rosas.
A customized Rockets jersey was presented to Jones, with the No. 1 and Jones on the back and will get to high-five the players during pregame at Tuesday’s meeting with the Magic along with getting to stay and watch the game as well.
Along with the jersey Jones received shoes from James Harden and Jason Terry.
Note: It is unclear if Trevor Ariza will change his squad number. Rockets “declined to comment.”
KLAY THOMPSON OUT 7-10 DAYS?
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson will miss out on at least two weeks worth of action due to a sprained right ankle, it is reported.
Via Inside Bay Area:
Thompson, who was injured in the third quarter of Monday’s win against the Los Angeles Lakers, won’t be reevaluated until at least seven days, according to the team.
Thompson, the team’s second-leading scorer, returned to the Lakers game after getting the ankle re-taped but left the locker room afterward limping. An X-ray exam on the ankle was negative, according to Kerr.
Thompson, who signed a four-year contract extension at the start of the season, has only missed one game in his career because of injury.
JACK HALEY PASSES AWAY
Jack Haley, a member of the 1995-96 NBA title-winning Chicago Bulls team has died, he was 51.
Via FOX Sports:
Haley died Monday from heart disease, his family said in a release issued by the Lakers. A source close to the family said he collapsed in the family’s restaurant, Captain Jack’s, in Sunset Beach, Ca.
Phil Jackson, who coached Haley in Chicago, broke the news on Twitter.
The family issued this statement through the Lakers: “It is with great sadness that the Haley family announces the passing of our beloved father, son, and brother. Our hearts are broken by this sudden, unexpected loss. Jack was honored and grateful for the opportunity to play in the NBA for nine years, alongside world-class athletes with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and New Jersey Nets.