Approximately one year after Adrian Wojnarowski transitioned to ESPN, another high-profile NBA insider from Yahoo Sports is departing the company to become a free agent.
Shams Charania will not return to the site after he couldn't come to terms with Yahoo Sports on a new deal.
"Yes, we can confirm Shams' departure for later this summer," Yahoo Sports general manager Geoff Reiss said in an official statement. "We take pride in how far Shams has come in his three years at Yahoo Sports. He has been a great member of our Yahoo Sports team, breaking news and giving fans great perspective.
"We made the decision to walk away from negotiations. We will continue to discover and develop emerging talent as our track record proves."
Charania, 24, is just one year removed from finishing his education at Loyola University in Chicago, and he's been neck and neck with Wojnarowski while breaking stories, trades, and signings on social media.
While a reunion at ESPN is unlikely due to their already stacked stable of insiders, which also includes Ramona Shelburne and Chris Haynes, both NBC Sports Regional Networks and The Athletic are believed to be interested in Charania's services, sources told the New York Post's Andrew Marchand.