HoopsHype Training Camp rumors

September 22, 2014 Updates

Summer is over and NBA training camps will open around the country over the next week, but Ray Allen is still a free agent and he has several teams waiting on a decision regarding his basketball future. Among the teams interested in the free agent are the Washington Wizards, who have “periodically” checked in on Allen just as several other teams have since reaching out to the sharpshooter at the beginning of free agency in July, according to a person familiar with the situation. But Allen still hasn’t decided whether he will play another season or retire, and if he chooses to suit up again, the Wizards would have plenty of competition to land the shooting guard. Washington Post

September 21, 2014 Updates

Other than Jerome Jordan, we still don't know who has been invited to Nets training camp. Last year, the Nets waiting until three days before Media Day to announce that they have signed Jorge Gutierrez, Chris Johnson and Gary Forbes, then surprised everyone with the addition on Marko Jaric on Media Day. Not that it mattered. He was done. So we expect to hear this week on the official list. Teams can invite up to 20 players, with or without contracts, to training camp. We doubt they will bring in four more players, with 16 already in camp. We are told no headlines, no big names. NetsDaily

They came from near and far on Saturday to the Nets’ practice center in East Rutherford, where it was just infinitesimally possible that a cup of coffee in the NBA awaited their arduous efforts. The cost of this farfetched daydream was $150, the entry fee to try out for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the independent D-League team that occasionally feeds short-termers to injured and shorthanded NBA rosters. Of these 40 candidates, maybe two or three would be invited to return to the main training camp in Fort Wayne. They would still then have to make the D-League roster, and then... well, that’s where the dream comes in. New York Daily News

Lawson says he returns to the team in similar shape as what he played in last season, when he set career highs in points and assists per game. "I'm probably over by about four pounds," Lawson said. "But that's all. I always come back and work it off in one or two weeks and will be ready for training camp." Boulder Daily Camera

September 20, 2014 Updates

Sullinger was asked in June what weight he's trying to get to and he said, "My main weight is 260 by training camp. I'm in the 280s range right now." Pictures recently emerged of a new, slimmer Sullinger, which only shows that his weight loss has been a major success. The 6-foot-9 power forward still says he hasn't reached his final goal, but with over a week left until training camp, he has plenty of time to arrive at his target weight. Hopefully tweeters have continued to flood him with hate, just for the motivation. Celtics Blog

The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday the team’s annual media day will take place Monday, September 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Real Sports Bar & Grill (15 York Street). Players and coaches will be available for interviews and photos. Head Coach Dwane Casey and his team begin training camp in Toronto on the Air Canada Centre practice court September 30 before moving to Vancouver from October 1-5. A specific practice schedule with days and times will be released in the near future. NBA.com

September 19, 2014 Updates

The Wizards have signed small forward Damion James, according to the RealGM transactions log, though the team has yet to make an official announcement. J Hoops Rumors

September 18, 2014 Updates

Zoran Dragic arrived in Malaga late last week to start the training camp. “I am here preparing the season with Malaga. But if I have the chance to go the NBA my desire is to go” said Zoran Dragic to La Opinion de Malaga. “I think that the best option for me is to go the NBA now because I don’t want to lose one year. I think I am ready to play in the NBA but the truth is that I don’t know anything about the NBA at the moment. My heart is with Unicaja” added Zoran Dragic. Sportando

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