>>Former Bulls F Gibson Arrested in New York City
New Minnesota Timberwolves player Taj Gibson was arrested for a traffic violation in New York City.
The New York Police Department says a 2016 Mercedes Benz sedan made an illegal U-turn in Queens early Thursday. Police stopped the car and Gibson, who was driving, produced a suspended Illinois driver's license.
The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/2uWDsUS ) reports Gibson was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a moving violation. He's due in court on Sept. 1.
Gibson recently agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract to play in Minnesota. The deal reunites the 32-year-old power forward with Tom Thibodeau, who coached him for five seasons in Chicago.
The Timberwolves said in a statement Saturday they're aware of the incident involving Gibson and are "confident that the matter has been resolved."
>>Hoiberg Doesn't Expect Bulls To Buy Out Wade
NBA fans might dream of Dwyane Wade teaming up with LeBron James to make another run at an NBA title, but that scenario doesn't appear likely to happen anytime soon.
Wade, 35, opted in to his $24 million player option with the Chicago Bulls just days before the team traded franchise cornerstone Jimmy Butler to Minnesota on draft night, potentially upsetting the veteran guard enough to request a buyout. But if there is a buyout coming, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says he doesn't anticipate it happening before the season begins.
Hoiberg told ESPN quote - "As of right now, no. I don't see that. Dwyane, he's going to have an important role on this team as a mentor. He's going to obviously play for us and hopefully play well. And take the role of leadership. It's going to be very important with him."
With Butler shipped to Minnesota, the Bulls have taken a drastic new direction this offseason. The team waived starting point guard Rajon Rondo and drafted 7-footer Lauri Markkanen, signaling a potential rebuild for the foreseeable future.
Although Wade's NBA experience and championship pedigree would benefit a team like the Bulls as they develop their young talent, it might not be an ideal situation for the aging superstar, whose odds of winning a title in Chicago dropped significantly this offseason.
>>Raptors, Pacers Make Swap
The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that would send free agent C.J. Miles to Toronto and Raptors point guard Cory Joseph to Indiana, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The move comes a day after the Raptors shed the salary of forward DeMarre Carroll through a trade with the Nets.
Miles is one of the few remaining established 3-point shooters on the free-agent market, having shot 41 percent last season for the Pacers. He'll create spacing for a Raptors offense that was toward the bottom of the league in 3-pointers made and attempted.
Joseph is a 6-foot-3 point guard who spent the last two seasons backing up Kyle Lowry, who the team re-signed. The Raptors have two promising young guards in Norman Powell and Delon Wright, which made Joseph -- and the roughly $15.5 million left on his contract over the next two seasons -- relatively expendable.