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March 27, 2015 Updates

Christopher A. Vito: Villanova product (and former Sixers G) Maalik Wayns is with the 87ers these days, but is inactive tonight with a left leg injury. 87ers G Maalik Wayns spent time w/ a Lithuanian club, before returning to U.S. to undergo surgery. Also became a 1st-time dad in November. Twitter @ChrisVito

Rod Boone: Earl Clark said he's surprised to be with #Nets. Said he was home working out when his agent called him and told him to come to Brooklyn. Twitter @rodboone

As Khimki announced, Petteri Koponen extended his contract with the club for two more seasons. The Finn guard has the option to stay in Russia until the summer of 2017, however his deal includes also NBA out clauses. EuroHoops.net

What it’s like to be negotiating Draymond Green’s extension with your former boss, Arn Tellem (Green is represented by B.J. Armstrong, who works for Tellem)? Bob Myers: I mean, it's good, (negotiating with) anybody you respect like Arn and B.J. Yeah, I look forward to it. I like those guys. I know them. I think the hardest thing to do is negotiate with somebody that you don't have any prior relationship with. It's much easier to negotiate with somebody you have a history with, that you have a respect for and appreciation for, that you know you're going to get the truth. ESPN.com

Murry, 25, appeared in three games for the Wizards and there were discussions about signing him for next season, according to sources. But the guard sprained his ankle one day after signing his second 10-day contract, tweaking it in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. Washington Post

March 26, 2015 Updates

Jorge Castillo: Wizards are releasing Toure’ Murry and plan to sign another player with Beal out, according to source. Murry sprained his ankle Monday. Twitter @jorgeccastillo

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed forward Chris Johnson to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Johnson re-joins the team following a 10-day contract with the Jazz from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, during which time he appeared in two games and averaged 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 19.0 minutes per game. NBA.com

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived guard Ian Clark. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players. Clark (6-3, 180, Belmont) appeared in 23 games as a reserve this season for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game. He also appeared in seven games (six starts) while on assignment with the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede, where he averaged 14.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.0 minutes per contest. The second-year guard appeared in a total of 46 games over two seasons with the Jazz, owning a career scoring average of 2.4 points in 7.2 minutes per game after originally joining Utah as an undrafted rookie free agent on July 29, 2013. NBA.com

David Locke: The Utah Jazz have waived Ian Clark. Waiving Clark makes a lot of roster mangement sense. Better to have non-guarnteed contract on books than expiring. More flexibility Twitter @Lockedonsports

Guard Nate Robinson sat out Wednesday’s game at New York with a sore left knee, his second 10-day contract expires today (Thursday) and he will not be re-signed just yet because of the injury, a league spokesman said. The spokesman said the Clippers will see how Robinson’s knee is recovering before making a decision on whether to bring him back for the rest of the season. Robinson averaged 5.1 points and 2.2 assists in nine games for the Clippers. He shot just 33.3 percent from the field while averaging 14 minutes per game. Los Angeles Daily News

Ben Bolch: Clippers will monitor Nate Robinson's sore left knee before deciding whether to sign him for rest of season. His second 10-day just expired. Nate Robinson indicated Wednesday he could possibly be ready to play Sunday or Tuesday, when Clippers play Warriors at Staples Center. Twitter @latbbolch

Emiliano Carchia: Alessandro Gentile: It’s too early to talk about the future. I’m a player of Olimpia Milano and I am giving everything for this team. Alessandro Gentile scored 29 points with 7 boards and 4 assists for 30 of evaluation in Milano’s victory 99-85 vs. Baskonia Twitter @sportando

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