The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but league sources told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that Sanders signed a four-year deal worth $44 million.
Despite the treatment and long layoff, Wade expects to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29, when the Heat host the Chicago Bulls. Wade went through his first workout on Thursday night ahead of Heat training camp, which is set to begin on Oct. 1.
“My tendon feels really, really good. I was really lucky,” said Bryant, who was in Manila to promote a product. A video of Bryant’s question and answer session was posted on YouTube.
After talking with advisors and fellow players, LeBron James has decided not to run for president of the National Basketball Players’ Association, sources told ESPN.com.
The Detroit Pistons have expressed exploratory interest in signing free-agent center Jason Collins, according to sources close to the process.
USA Today reported Muhammad was dismissed for violating a rule by bringing a female guest into his hotel room. Muhammad also will be fined, according to the report.
The reigning champion Miami Heat will open up the NBA season at home against the Chicago Bulls in what figures to be Derrick Rose’s first game since tearing his ACL during the 2012 playoffs, one of three games on Tuesday, Oct. 29 — the first night of the 2013-14 NBA season.
Wall was the top overall pick in the 2010 draft after playing one season of college basketball at Kentucky, immediately becoming the prime building block for a Wizards club that now has missed the playoffs each of the past five seasons.