HoopsHype AJ Price rumors


November 6, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed free agent point guard A.J. Price. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. NBA.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: Indiana has signed guard A.J. Price, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

The Indiana Pacers are working to complete the signing of free-agent guard A.J. Price after abandoning plans to sign Gal Mekel because of a procedural snag with Mekel's visa, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Pacers, after Wednesday flying Mekel to Boston so he could meet the team there Thursday, pulled out of a deal to sign the Israeli point guard upon learning that Mekel's visa that allows him to play in the NBA would likely not be renewed until Friday in the wake of his recent release by the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN.com

The Pacers, sources said, then moved onto Price, who spent his first three NBA seasons in Indiana and became a free agent this week after his recent release by the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN.com

November 2, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard A.J. Price, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavs roster now stands at 14. NBA.com

November 1, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways with A.J. Price, the team announced on Saturday. Price, 28, had a solid preseason showing with the Cavaliers appearing in six games and averaging 7.2 points, 1.5 assists in 13.3 minutes per game. Cleveland will replace Price with free agent point guard Will Cherry, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. Cleveland Plain Dealer

September 22, 2014 Updates
April 3, 2014 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that the team has waived guard A.J. Price. The Wolves roster stands at 14. During the 2013-14 NBA season, Price appeared in 28 games with the Timberwolves and averaged 1.6 points, 0.5 assists and 0.4 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game. Playing in his fifth season out of Connecticut, Price has averaged 5.9 points and 2.2 assists in 15.3 minutes over a 235 game career. NBA.com

January 3, 2014 Updates
November 20, 2013 Updates

When the free agent recruiting period began, the Wizards quickly got a commitment from Eric Maynor on the first day, for a two-year deal worth the biannual exception of roughly $2 million per season. While waiting for a call, Price found out that he would have to look elsewhere. “It just let me know that they wanted to go in a different direction. It wasn’t any hard feelings, any ill feelings, it just made it clear,” Price said. “This is a business. They didn’t owe me anything. They gave me the opportunity to come in and play, which is what I was grateful for, that’s all I could ask for. The fact that they went in a different direction was a decision that was made. Washington Post

Wizards officials and members of the coaching staff felt Price clung to the ball too much and struggled to get players into sets. But Price found an even chillier response from the rest of the league in free agency. Uncertain about where he would end, Price considered overseas offers before eventually landing in Minnesota in late September. “In this new collective bargaining agreement, it’s difficult for certain-level guys to find a job to find a job. There’s still guys out there who don’t have a job,” Price said. “Surprised a little bit, but definitely grateful I did end up somewhere, in a great situation, here in Minnesota, on a good team. I’m happy about that.” Washington Post

October 18, 2013 Updates

One night, he played video games, went to bed in his dorm room and didn’t get up until the school sent a trainer over five days later. He spent those five days in a state he compares to “blackout drunkenness.” He said his friends and dorm mates just thought he was ill with the flu. “I still don’t remember two weeks of my life,” he said. “Friends came to my room and I didn’t recognize them. This is what people told me afterward. I don’t remember any of it.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Six months into his recovery, he was arrested for his involvement with the stolen laptops. “I was 18, it was a stupid, boneheaded mistake,” Price said. “Even though as stupid and embarrassing as it was to me and my family, it’s something I wouldn’t take back because it definitely prepared me for life after that. It helped me see the bigger picture, definitely humbled me. I wouldn’t change anything that’s happened to me. “If that hadn’t happened to me at 17 or 18, who’s to say something wouldn’t have happened at 25 or 26 that would have been much more destructive to my career. It happened at a young age. I got through it. I got over it. I got better from it.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 27, 2013 Updates

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