Michael Grange: Chatted with Edy Tavares, ex-Raptors 905-turned LeBron’s newest teammate. Said his agent had to tell him 3x before he believed the news.
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Rick Noland: Tavares signed for 2 more seasons after this one. Griff says he’s more game ready than Sanders
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Dahntay Jones and center Edy Tavares, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced on Wednesday from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to waive Larry Sanders and sign center Edy Tavares from NBA Development League, league sources told The Vertical.
The Larry Sanders experiment is apparently over with the Cavaliers, who are planning to release him and sign 7-3 center Edy Tavares for the playoffs, a source told cleveland.com.
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign center Edy Tavares to a multiyear contract on Wednesday, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Shams Charania: Tavares, 7-foot-3 center, has been critical part of Raptors 905’s championship contention in D-League. He’s played 12 NBA games for Hawks.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Axel Toupane (pronounced too-PON) for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Aaron McMann: Update: no roster moves coming for the Pistons. Too late to waive players, source says.
Shams Charania: Sources: Pistons signing guard Lorenzo Brown of D-League, releasing Beno Udrih. Udrih had productive season for DET before injury Sunday.
Shams Charania: The New Orleans Pelicans are signing forward Axel Toupane from D-League’s Raptors 905, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Chris Reichert: The New Orleans Pelicans are signing Axel Toupane from the Raptors 905, per @Shams Charania. The Raptors 905 losing Axel Toupane in the playoffs could be a back breaker. He had 41 points in their game 1 win over Canton #NBADL
Chris Haynes: New Orleans to sign Quinn Cook (@QCook323) to two-year deal following two 10-day contracts, league sources tell ESPN. This year, plus next.
Bobby Marks: Strong gesture by Nets management honoring the commitment to Cliff Alexander and Prince Ibeh. Nets had committee to both players for a 10-day contract this season but injuries derailed the signing. The Nets commitment to both is similar to what Golden State did with Jose Calderon and his agent Mark Bartelstein back in early March.
The Orlando Magic have signed Patricio Garino and Marcus Georges-Hunt today. Garino and Georges-Hunt will be with the team for the remainder of this season, and their contracts will include non-guaranteed salaries for at least the 2017-18 season. They are expected to play summer-league ball for the Magic and then have an opportunity to earn regular-season roster spots in training camp.
Josh Robbins: The Magic will waive C.J. Wilcox today to sign Patricio Garino for the remainder of the season & to a non-guaranteed salary for 17-18.
Former Georgia Tech star Marcus Georges-Hunt will sign with the Orlando Magic for the remainder of the season. Georges-Hunt will join the team for its final five regular-season games, a good friend of Georges-Hunt’s confirmed. An Orlando Sentinel article reported on Sunday that the signing appeared likely. “I’d say it’s definitely for sure,” said Shawn Fowler, a Tech donor and graduate who had communicated with Georges-Hunt Sunday.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Gary Payton II to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Gary Payton II to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Payton, 24, appeared in 49 games (all starts) with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League this season, and averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 32.7 minutes per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field.
Chris Haynes: Gary Payton II to sign two-year deal with Milwaukee, league source tell ESPN. Partial guaranteed next year. @Charles F. Gardner first on agreement.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that the team has signed forward Alex Poythress from the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Pursuant to the NBA’s roster hardship exception, the Sixers roster now stands at 16.
Scott Agness: Sixers officially call up rookie Alex Poythress from the Mad Ants using NBA’s roster hardship exception. He’s in Toronto for tonight’s game.
Chris Reichert: The Orlando Magic plan to sign Marcus Georges-Hunt from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League, per league sources.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: The NBA has awarded the 76ers an injury hardship exception, clearing way to sign Alex Poythress of D-League Ft. Wayne.
Marc Stein: The Mavs plan to sign Jarrod Uthoff to a rest-of-the-season deal while letting Manny Harris return to the @TexasLegends, league sources say
Chris Haynes: Brooklyn Nets will extend a second 10-day contract to guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets will sign guard Archie Goodwin to a second 10-day contract, a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Fred Kerber: #BrooklynNets AGoodwin sed D-League represented opportunity: “I didnt look at it as a punishment…I wanted 2 get meaningful minutes playing
Fred Kerber: #BrooklynNets coach Kenny Atkinson very positive on 10-day guy Archie Goodwin. re: his shot: “I’ve seen worse”
“When I got the 10-day, that was the accomplishment. I didn’t really feel like I was on a 10-day once I was here,” Crawford said. “The hard part was getting the 10-day. I was grateful for the opportunity, when I (got) here I just wanted to make myself as comfortable as possible and just try to play my game.”
Crawford is averaging 14.3 points in his first seven games with the Pelicans and is shooting a staggering 51.9 percent from the 3-point line on 5.4 attempts per game. Crawford said that he was determined to make his way back into the league, and once he was given a chance by the Pelicans, his mission was to display that he was still capable of being an explosive scorer in the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard David Nwaba to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“We have been impressed by David’s focus and determination, especially on defense,” said Pelinka. “He has a mentality about him that is infectious, and he works hard every day to improve himself. He has brought energy to both our Lakers and D-Fenders games, and has certainly earned his spot on the roster.”
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers and guard David Nwaba are finalizing a two-year deal, league sources tell @The Vertical. Team option for next season.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have signed Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff to second 10-day contracts.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Brianté Weber to a multi-year contract. The Virginia Commonwealth product signed consecutive 10-day contracts with Charlotte on Feb. 27 and March 9.
The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract. A three-year NBA Development League veteran, most recently playing with the Windy City Bulls, Eddie owns 26 games of NBA experience with the Washington Wizards last season.
Shams Charania: The Phoenix Suns plan to sign forward Jarell Eddie of D-League’s Windy City on a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are signing Quinn Cook to a 10-day deal, according to league sources.
Chris Reichert: Brooklyn Nets officially announce Archie Goodwin signing. He’s the 40th D-League call up this season #NBADL
Shams Charania: The Brooklyn Nets are signing guard Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract from D-League Greensboro, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Daryl Morey: Welcome to the @Houston Rockets @Troy Williams ! Some highlights youtu.be/04wFrTvlDVY
David Nwaba, who signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers last week, was encouraged by Walton’s recent compliments. But when the Lakers mull whether to grant Nwaba a second 10-day contract on Friday, the variables go beyond Walton liking Nwaba’s defense. “We want to look at a couple of people before the season ends,” Walton said. “Some of them aren’t available right now. (Nwaba’s) been good. But we have to decide if we want to wait or look at someone else.”
“Sometimes guys don’t really believe in me. It’s your job to prove them wrong,” Nwaba said. “I can do more. I have high expectations for myself. Getting to those expectations is the ultimate goal.”
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets plan to sign guard Troy Williams of D-League Iowa to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Aaron Falk: The Houston Rockets will sign small forward Troy Williams to a 10 day contract, league sources inform the Salt Lake Tribune
Chris Reichert: The New Orleans Pelicans officially announce 10-day contract for Wayne Selden. He’s the 35th D-League call up this year #NBADL
Shams Charania: The Dallas Mavericks plan to sign forward Jarrod Uthoff of Fort Wayne to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans are lining up Wayne Selden for a 10-day callup from the @nbadleague, according to league sources
The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team has signed free agent guard Jordan Crawford to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans, I’m told, plan to add Jordan Crawford to their roster early this week as they continue to search for guard and wing help.
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans have Jordan Crawford in their sights for a 10-day callup from the @nbadleague, according to league sources
Tom Moore: #Sixers have signed F Shawn Long to 10-day contract with 16th-player roster exception (at least 4 guys out with longterm injuries).
Keith Pompey: The #sixers will sign @shawnlong21 to a 10-day contract today, according to sources. They have an extra spot due to NBA injury exception. pic.twitter.com/S2MPbrJ3VJ
New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Hollis Thompson’s 10-day contract is set to expire on Sunday, but he is expected to be extended a second 10-day contract. The Pelicans listed him as a starter for Sunday night’s road game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Thompson, 6-foot-8, 206 pounds, has averaged 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds after five games, which includes four starts.
Chris Haynes: Charlotte Hornets to sign Johnny O’Bryant to second 10-day contract on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Had 15 points, 6 boards last night.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed forward Justin Harper to a 10-day contract. Harper, a two-time NBA D-League All-Star, most recently saw action with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he appeared in 37 games (all starts) and posted averages of 16 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes per game, while shooting 40 percent from three-point range.
Shams Charania: The Philadelphia 76ers plan to sign forward Justin Harper of the L.A. D-Fenders to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Adam Johnson: Lakers make David Nwaba call-up official. He is the 24th call-up in D-Fenders history.
Chris Reichert: The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed David Nwaba from the D-Fenders to 10-day deal. He’s the 31st D-League call up this year
The Dallas Mavericks reached down to the NBA Development League and signed Ferrell to a 10-day contract on Jan. 28, and after three games the Mavs and Ferrell agreed to a two-year contract that pays him $208,000 this season and $1.3 million next season. Cook played for the D-League’s Canton Charge, but signed a 10-day contract with the Mavs on Sunday. In the process, the 6-foot-2 guard noted that he and the rest of the D-League players were some of Ferrell’s biggest cheerleaders. “Guys in the D-League, we all root for guys who get called up (to the NBA),” Cook said. “I think guys who prosper from getting called up on 10-day contracts give us a lot of confidence.”
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers plan to sign guard David Nwaba of the L.A. D-Fenders on a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets signed guard Isaiah Taylor to 3year non-guaranteed contract.He’ll stay with Vipers. @Calvin Watkins reported 1st
Shams Charania: Warriors free agent Briante Weber has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Chris Haynes: Charlotte to sign guard Briante Weber to 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN. Weber recently completed two 10-days with Golden State.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, @Dallas Mavericks have signed rookie guard Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks signed rookie forward Ben Bentil to a 10-day contract.
Scott Agness: Ben Bentil, rookie out of Providence, signs a 10-day contract with the Mavs. Pacers gave him $50K in guarantees as he played for Mad Ants.
Marc Stein: The Mavs have struck 10-day deals with Ben Bentil AND Quinn Cook, according to league sources
Marc Stein: The Mavs’ plan is to have deals with swingman Ben Bentil and PG Quinn Cook completed in time for both to practice Sunday, league sources say
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are in the process of signing Reggie Williams to a 10-day deal, according to league sources
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract. O’Bryant joins the Hornets from the NBA Development League’s Northern Arizona Suns, becoming the D-League’s 21st Gatorade Call-Up this season. The Hornets roster now stands at 14 players.
Chris Reichert: The Dallas Mavericks are planning to sign Quinn Cook to a 10-day deal, per league sources
Chris Reichert: The Charlotte Hornets are signing Johnny O’Bryant III from the NAZ Suns to a 10-day contract, per a league source
Chris Reichert: The Milwaukee Bucks are signing Axel Toupane of the Raptors 905 to a 10-day contract, per a league source
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are in the process of signing Hollis Thompson to a 10-day contract, league sources say. ESPN reported earlier this week that the Pelicans would audition Thompson, Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook and Reggie Williams for a roster spot
Chris Reichert: After recent 10-day deal with the Miami Heat, Marcus Georges-Hunt is drawing interest from multiple NBA teams, per a league source #NBADL
Chris Haynes: Add Iowa Energy high-flying guard Wayne Selden to the list of participants, a source told ESPN. – RT: Marc Stein: Guards that the Pelicans will work out this week include Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson, per league sources
Do you feel like you might need to free a roster spot for buyout season? Bob Myers: “Well, Briante is on his second 10-day and it’s really a 12-day because (it has to last three games). That’ll give us more time to evaluate him push it past the deadline. So we’ll see who was or was not traded and who might or might not be a candidate for a buyout. The buyout market is always fluid. It’s unpredictable. Often times you hear a player’s name and that doesn’t come to fruition or conversely, you’ll not have thought of a possibility and that pops up. So technically, having let (Anderson) Varejao go, we have a spot. (Briante) Weber currently has it. We can be flexible. So we’ll see what happens. It’s kind of hard to speculate on the buyout market because it’s somewhat unpredictable.”
Jefferson wanted to stay in the states to prove himself instead, to prove he could make it in the NBA. Even if that meant extended time in the D-League. “It might have been a gamble to go to the D-League, but you have to believe in yourself,” Jefferson said. “I chose to bet on myself and I know I can add to an NBA roster.”
San Antonio selected him with the last pick in that June’s NBA Draft, No. 60 overall, a pick that was traded to Brooklyn that night. Almost three years later, Jefferson in an All-Star in a Spurs jersey – an Austin Spurs jersey. Leading the Austin in total points and rebounds this season, Jefferson will play in the 2017 D-League All-Star Game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on NBA TV. “I probably thought I was going to San Antonio for a few seconds on draft night before my agent told me I was in a trade,” Jefferson said. “If I could actually be a Spur some day, that would be everything coming full circle and a dream come true.”
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The Spurs are reportedly exploring the feasibility of a massive acquisition of Paul, but the odds of the stars aligning for San Antonio reportedly aren’t realistic according to Adrian Wojnarowski, who appeared on CBS Sports Radio on Sunday with Gary Parrish to discuss where Paul might land.
“Not that I see,” Wojnarowski said of Paul’s chances of ending up with the Spurs. “I don’t know where that came from. I’ve spent a lot of time around the Spurs this spring. They would have to just tear up that entire payroll. It’s almost unlike anything the Spurs would’ve done or would do to even have a chance at him. I mean, they’d have to really gut the roster. And to do that for a 30-plus year old point guard, who has a couple great years left, there’s no question — I think there’s more pressure on the Clippers to have to re-sign him than for the Spurs to turn their whole franchise over to make a run at him.”
“Listen, Chris Paul, financially, the difference with him staying in L.A. and to get paid, I’d have a hard time imagining him leaving there,” continued Wojnarowski. “There’s so much money for him to be made and at that Los Angeles market, just in terms of his marketing endorsements, I still think they’re a pretty overwhelming favorite to re-sign him.”
Have they told you they’re going to pick up that option? Bryn Forbes: “Not explicitly, but they don’t really tell you much explicitly, ‘This is what’s going to happen.’ From making the team, I didn’t know what to expect. (Popovich) told me after the last (preseason) game that I made the team. Every step of the way, you find out that last day, even if you thought you knew from the jump.”
Did you know Coach Popovich was going to play you that much? Bryn Forbes: “His style is to just kind of throw you in the fire sometimes, when you least expect it. You come to the game like, ‘Ah, I probably won’t play this one, I’ll probably just be sitting,’ and boom, you’re in the game in the second quarter. You’ve just got to stay prepared. For him to put his trust in me, you always want to show up when he does that, so that he feels more comfortable putting me out there.”
Kevin Durant on Bob Myers: “He doesn’t walk around like he’s the leader. We know he makes the big decisions but we work together, all of us, him and Steve especially. If you see Bob walking with a group of Warriors employees, you wouldn’t know he’s Bob Myers, the president of the team. He just fits in with everybody.”