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January 27, 2015 Updates

Collective bargaining agreement rules prohibit the Nuggets from extending Nelson's current contract, which has one year on it — a player option — that pays him $2.8 million next season. But if Nelson opts out of his contract after the season, then the Nuggets could sign him to a multiyear deal. Last summer, the Nuggets made a run at him in free agency, but he signed with the Dallas Mavericks, for whom he thought he would get more playing time. Denver Post

Ronald Roberts signed a deal to play in the Philippines with San Miguel Beerman, according to sources. The rookie comes from the Santa Cruz Warriors where he was averaging 29.5 points, 13.5 points and 2.5 assists per game. Marc Stein was the first to report about a deal in the Philippines. Sportando

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of the season. Galloway, 6-2, 200-pounds, is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists over 28.0 minutes in eight games (four starts). He re-signed with the Knicks on Jan. 7, with the first of two consecutive 10-day contracts, becoming the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks’ first-ever Call-Up. NBA.com

The Knicks and guard Langston Galloway have reached an agreement on a deal through the 2015-16 season, as SNY.tv first reported Tuesday morning via league sources. “It’s true!! The NY Knicks worked until late in the night and snow storm!!” Larry Galloway, the player’s father, told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog by email. The Knicks Blog

The Pistons have an open roster spot, and Van Gundy said a third point guard likely will be with the Pistons by the end of the week. Despite trade speculation, Van Gundy dismissed the idea of dealing anything of value just to add a third point guard. "We want to give ourselves every chance, so we want to get some help, but we won't mortgage anything in terms of the future," Van Gundy said. "We're not going to go out and give away assets, picks or anything like that. No, we're not gonna do that." That means a temporary solution probably could be found in the D-League, with a 10-day contract. Detroit Free Press

Marc J. Spears: Bakersfield center Earl Barron is signing with Shanxi in China, a source told Yahoo. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA center Earl Barron's hope is to sign with an NBA team after his season is over with China Shanxi. He could be back as late as 3/15. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

Arash Markazi: Doc said the Clippers won't panic and sign someone if Barnes is out for any length of time. Doc's still waiting on the "buyout season" guys. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

January 26, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Hearing Earl Barron, who played so well at @nbadleague Showcase, has been offered China deal too good to pass as he awaits next NBA chance. Leaving Bakersfield Jam for China would afford Earl Barron time to come back after Chinese playoffs to resume search for another NBA gig. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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