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The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wizards are in the process of bringing the 31-year-old Lucas to Washington after losing star guard Bradley Beal to a wrist injury that's expected to sideline him for at least six weeks. ESPN.com
AEK Athens is going to sign American center Derrick Caracter. Caracter has signed just one month ago for Flamengo and with the Brazilian club he won the Intercontinental Cup against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Caracter will substitute Vernon Goodridge. Sportando
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. NBA.com
Carter, recognizing that the Mavs couldn’t come close to matching Memphis’ deal if Parsons landed in Dallas, opted to take the sure thing from the Grizzlies, a Western Conference playoff team that needed a sixth man with his scoring and playmaking abilities. “They offered that young man a lot of money,” Carter said, referring to Parsons. “I kind of understood how it goes from there. It’s a business. I get it, so there’s no hard feelings or anything like that. I understand how it goes. It was a great situation, a great offer from Memphis. It was kind of like, ‘If I pass on this now, what would be left here for me?’ Obviously not much. Had to move on.” ESPN.com
Carter appreciates that the Mavs didn’t pass on him at a time when his stock wasn’t high after disappointing stints in Orlando and Phoenix. “[Mark] Cuban believed in me in the beginning when I guess a lot of people felt like I was just done or couldn’t play anymore,” Carter said. “I just got better and better. A lot of guys think when you get to that age, how can you get better? But I think I got better. I fit with this team. I think it worked and coach made it work. I was just glad to be a part of it.” ESPN.com
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Larry Drew II. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. NBA.com
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