HoopsHype Training Camp rumors

September 30, 2013 Updates

Locker rooms can be crowded places during training camps. But that won’t be the case with the Pistons when camp begins Tuesday. Barring a last-minute invite, the 15 under contract will be the only players hitting the practice floor Tuesday morning when coach Maurice Cheeks opens his first camp with the Pistons. The NBA-mandated roster limit is 15 during the regular season, but teams can invite more players to camp for various reasons. The Knicks are bringing 20 players to camp. Detroit Free Press

September 29, 2013 Updates
September 28, 2013 Updates

At the conclusion of the Washington Wizards’ first training camp session on Saturday at George Mason’s Patriot Center, Otto Porter Jr. stepped on the floor and starting shooting stand-still jumpers. Unfortunately for Porter, that was the most action that the third overall pick from Georgetown was allowed to get. “No moving. Keep that to a minimum,” said Porter, who is sidelined with a right hip flexor as camp began. Washington Post

If the latest camp roster addition ends up making the team, he'll certainly bring the youthful Utah Jazz's average age up. NBA veteran Brian Cook will participate in the Jazz's training camp, which begins Monday with the annual Media Day session. Cook didn't play in the NBA last season after being waived by the Wizards before the first game, but the 32-year-old has logged playing time in nine seasons dating back to 2003. The 6-foot-9 power forward from Illinois began his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and has also played for Orlando, Houston, the Clippers and Washington. Deseret News

September 27, 2013 Updates

Without a contract into the start of training camp, free agent forward Mickael Pietrus will scour the market over the next few weeks in hopes – and expectation – of a full salary guarantee to sign with an NBA team, a league source told RealGM. Pietrus has worked out with several teams, including the San Antonio Spurs two weeks ago, and the 31-year-old recently rejected a training camp invitation from a team, a source said. RealGM

September 26, 2013 Updates

The Jazz are also expected to add forward/center Dwayne Jones as well as guard Justin Holliday, the older brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holliday. Southeastern Louisiana had tweeted that guard Brandon Fortenberry would also receive an invite, but the Jazz said Thursday that was unlikely to occur. Salt Lake Tribune

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