Adrian Wojnarowski: Caron Butler has agreed to a two year deal with Kings, league source tells Yahoo.
July 29, 2015 | 9:59 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: The Rockets have agreed to terms with free agent center Chuck Hayes on a one-year veteran’s minimum deal, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Iranian big-man Hamed Haddadi has reached an agreement with Chinese team Sichuan Blue Whales, as reported by Iran’s Basketball Federation website. Haddadi already played in China last season with Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles.
New Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu has committed to joining the Nigerian National Team after playing the NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, Nigeria’s head coach Will Voigt told HoopsHype. Nigeria is slated to compete at the Afrobasket next month. The winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2016 Olympics.
July 29, 2015 | 7:19 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: As @Marc J. Spears noted. Minimum for Andre Miller. $1.49 but only $947k hits the cap. NBA reimburses the T’Wolves $500k.
July 29, 2015 | 7:02 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent Andre Miller has reached agreement on a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell RealGM.
July 29, 2015 | 6:56 pm EDT Update
Jon Krawczynski: Andre Miller is in town visiting Wolves. A get acquainted meeting. Andre Miller was in Washington when Ryan Saunders was an assistant there. Mutual respect. Wolves looking to add veterans to young core
Sean Cunningham: There is interest in Eric Moreland from teams outside Sacramento, interest that is greater than for some, others equal to a camp invite. More on Eric Moreland and the Kings parting ways coming up on News10 at 6pm.
July 29, 2015 | 6:11 pm EDT Update
The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have hired Rex Kalamian (Kah LAY mee an), Andy Greer and Jerry Stackhouse as assistant coaches on head coach Dwane Casey’s staff. “I am pleased to add Rex, Andy and Jerry to our coaching staff,” said Casey. “They are established winners at the NBA level, and bring valuable experience and a passion for the game to our team. Together with Nick and Jama, we have a group that will challenge our players daily to improve and compete.”
The Golden State Warriors will bring back all but one member of Head Coach Steve Kerr’s coaching staff that, in their first season together in 2014-15, produced a franchise-record 67 regular-season wins and the team’s first NBA Championship in 40 years, the team announced today. Luke Walton, 35, will slide into the seat previously occupied by Alvin Gentry, who was named head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this offseason. Entering his second season as an assistant coach with the Warriors, Walton previously served as a player development coach for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League in 2013-14 and as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis during the 2011 NBA Lockout. The San Diego native enjoyed a 10-year playing career in the NBA (2003-13) with the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, capturing NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.
Jarron Collins, 36, has been promoted to the role of assistant coach and will move to the front of the bench after spending the 2014-15 season as a player development coach. Prior to joining the Warriors, he served two seasons as a personnel scout for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Stanford grad played 10 seasons in the NBA (2001-11) with the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers.
Additionally, the team announced the promotion of Theo Robertson to the role of video coordinator/player development. Robertson, who played collegiately at Cal from 2005-10, served as a video intern during his first season with the Warriors in 2014-15.
We know John Wall likes tattoos, and he has a bunch of them. But what do they mean? In a new video from Redbull’s The Red Bulletin, the Washington Wizards star opens up about the meaning behind some of his most important ink.
July 29, 2015 | 4:32 pm EDT Update
Seraphin, however, is still a free agent. The (possibly former) Wizards big man is one of the top players left on the market and the Wizards, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are interested in his services, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Relativity Sports’ business operations are unaffected by layoffs at film and television studio Relativity Media, which owns a minority equity stake in the sports agency, a Relativity Sports source said today. Variety earlier today reported that Relativity Media issued layoff notices to 75 of its 350 employees. Relativity Sports was launched in July ’12 and was styled as a division of Relativity Media, but it is actually a separate company, said this source.
Omri Casspi is by all accounts a great teammate and friend. But his country’s policing practices are going global and jeopardizing the safety of communities that you have pledged to defend. Here is hoping you read this and here is hoping you return home clear that everything you stand for, everything that compelled you to wear that shirt on December 12 for Eric Garner, puts you on the other side of the barricades of Sheldon Adelson. UPDATE, 7/28/2015: I spoke to Rudy Gay’s Agent Alex Saratsis. He was very upset that it had been widely disseminated that Rudy Gay was a part of delegation. He made clear that Rudy Gay had been asked. He did not give a reason why Rudy Gay did not make the trip.
July 29, 2015 | 3:38 pm EDT Update
Were you certain that you’d be back here? Lavoy Allen: There were other options. There was Spain, Italy, France, Israel, I could go on… Australia. I was really unsure (if I’d be back).