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Scotto’s latest: Muhammed, Murray, Chandler, Maine Celtics


Former lottery choice Shabazz Muhammad should be part of veteran free agents Lakers organize training sessions, according to league sources Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

The 14th selection in the 2013 draft, Muhammad is attempting a return to the NBA after being out of the league since 2018. He recently worked for the Kings and said the Mavericks have also shown some interest.

Still just 29 years old, Muhammad holds career averages of 9.0 PPG and 2.8 RPG on .473/.319/.751 shooting in 278 games (17.2 MPG). He played in China for a few seasons after leaving the NBA, and last season played a few G League games in the Showcase Cup before joining a team in the Philippines.

Here are some additional notes from Scotto:

  • Jamal Murray should make his return at the start of next season for the Nuggets after missing all of 2021/22 with a torn ACL. He called the prolonged absence a “learning experience and a test of patience” but he is ready to make a difference next season. “A championship mindset, a winning attitude and raising everyone’s level of playMurray replied when Scotto asked him what he would bring to Denver when he returned. “It’s what I do best.”
  • Former NBA veteran Wilson Chandlerwho played 12 seasons in the league, had “exploratory” discussions with the timber wolves about joining their front office, according to Scotto, who notes that Chandler has had four overlapping seasons under the new Wolves chairman Tim Connelly while the two were with the Nuggets. Chandler has had a productive career, averaging 12.5 PPG and 4.3 RPG on .443/.341/.770 in 676 games (483 starts, 30.0 MPG).
  • Affiliated with the G League of Boston, Maine Celticspromote Jarell Christian to GM of the head coach, and Alex Barlow, Christian’s associate head coach last season, will take his place, sources told Scotto. Christian was previously an assistant coach for the Wizards, according to Scotto.