HoopsHype Training Camp rumors

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

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Eric Boateng and guard Darius Johnson-Odom. Boateng, a free agent center out of Arizona State University, has split time over the last three seasons playing for the Idaho Stampede and the Austin Toros of the NBA’s Development League in addition to playing internationally for the Greek Basket League team Peristeri and the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig in Germany. RealGM

September 25, 2013 Updates

Former New York Knicks first-round pick Renaldo Balkman has reached an agreement on a nonguaranteed deal with the Dallas Mavericks, a source said. Balkman, 29, a defensive-minded 6-foot-8 small forward, has been out of the NBA since 2011-12. He has since played in the Philippines, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. ESPN.com

Former New York Knicks draftee Renaldo Balkman is considering joining the Mavericks as the final member of their training camp roster. The Mavericks were hoping to bring in active defensive-minded bodies to fill out their camp roster and Balkman would fit that need. Dallas Morning News

September 24, 2013 Updates

The Knicks announced Tuesday they have added another big man to the training-camp roster in 6-foot-11 center Cole Aldrich, the former Kansas star drafted 11th in 2010. He’s been signed to a non-guaranteed contract. Aldrich, considered a draft bust, has played 89 games in three seasons with Oklahoma City, Houston and Sacramento. Last season, he averaged 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.6 minutes over 45 games, split between the Rockets and Kings. New York Post

Adonis Thomas received a training camp invitation from the Hawks. That brings the final roster to 20 players when practices begin Tuesday. Thomas, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward out of Memphis, was part of the Hawks’ Las Vegas Summer League team. He played in three games and averaged 1.3 points and 9.7 minutes. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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