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Adrian Wojnarowski: The Detroit Pistons waived guard Beno Udrih, league sources tell ESPN. Pistons have 14 guaranteed contracts on roster.
Shams Charania: Sources: Milwaukee has waived guard Gerald Green. The 10-year veteran reenters free agency before season starts this week.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have waived P.J. Dozier, Jameel Warney and Maalik Wayns.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived guard Andrew Andrews, forward Marc Loving and forward James Webb III, 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today.
Bobby Marks: Luxury tax bill in Oklahoma City drops from $27.8M to $24.5M with the Semaj Christon waiver. $4.5M savings of salary + tax.
Scott Bordow: Suns have waived Elijah Millsap. Roster now at 17 players and a clarification: under new CBA teams can carry 17 all year
The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have waived three players: 6-8 forward DeQuan Jones, 6-5 guard Trey McKinney Jones and 6-8 forward Ben Moore.
Scott Kushner: Source: The #Pelicans have waived Perry Jones and Cliff Alexander.
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Vander Blue, Travis Wear and Briante Weber, it was announced today.
Manny Navarro: #Heat announce they’ve waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. The roster stands at 17 with Derrick Walton Jr. (two-way contract) and Matt Williams Jr. still on the team.
Michael Scotto: Oklahoma City Thunder will waive guard Isaiah Canaan, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dallas is waiving rookie guard PJ Dozier, league source tells ESPN.
Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have waived Donald Sloan, The Washington Post has leaned. Carrick Felix makes the final roster, which is now set at 17.
Ronald Tillery: Griz coach Fizdale on roster cut down: “No one is going to be happy about this one. I’ll tell you that right now.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland has waived Kendrick Perkins, league source tells ESPN. Cavs reach 15-man roster. Perkins came to camp in terrific shape.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies waived guard Durand Scott.
The Warriors have waived guard Georges Niang and forward Michael Gbinije, the team announced in a press release. Both men were second-round picks in last year’s NBA draft.
Keith Pompey: The Sixers informed Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. they would be waived after the game, according to sources.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers’ waiving of Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. becomes official on Saturday, according to a source.
The Bucks have requested waivers on Joel Anthony, Gary Payton II and Brandon Rush. The roster now stands at 15 players.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have waived Damjan Rudez and Kalin Lucas.
Michael Cunningham: #ATLHawks to waive Quinn Cook, Tyler Cavanaugh and Jeremy Evans
Sean Cunningham: Warriors just announced they’ve released Trevor Thompson. His signing was announced around 10am this morning.
The Boston Celtics announced Friday that they signed former Washington Wizards big man Daniel Ochefu. The Celtics will waive Ochefu and then sign him to their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, a source told Celtics Wire.
When Ochefu clears waivers, the Celtics’ roster will go back down to 14 players, leaving one spot open. Boston may carry this open spot into the regular season, although more players getting cut at the last minute, such as Richard Jefferson in Atlanta after Friday’s reported trade, may end up in their crosshairs.
It’s expected that the Jazz will waive Nazareth Mitrou-Long, a guard out of Iowa State who played light minutes this preseason. The Tribune has learned the last roster spot will come down to forward Joel Bolomboy, a 2016 draft pick out of Weber State, or guard Royce O’Neale, who was most recently playing overseas.
Royce Young: With tomorrow the non-guaranteed cut deadline, likely outcome is both Christon and Canaan are waived and OKC keeps the 15th spot open.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets waive Isaiah Taylor, Tim Quarterman, George de Paula, Chris Johnson. Troy Williams, Nanu Onuaku, as expected, make roster.
Brian Lewis: The #Nets waived guard Tahjere McCall and forward Kamari Murphy. They hold both players G League rights, so they’re Long Island bound
JD Shaw: The Orlando Magic have waived Troy Caupain and Rodney Purvis, per the team. The roster stands at 18.
Matt Velazquez: According to the team, Bucks are requesting waivers on Xavier Munford, who signed with Milwaukee a week ago.
The Denver Nuggets have waived veteran NBA forward Josh Childress, league sources told Def Pen Hoops. The move brings the Nuggets’ roster count down to 17 players. Childress confirmed the transaction in a text message on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin and forward Akil Mitchell. Doyle and Senglin originally signed as free agents with the Nets on Aug. 4, while Mitchell inked a free agent deal with Brooklyn on Sept. 24.
Rod Beard: #Pistons have waived Landry Nnoko and Derek Willis, who will go to @grdrive.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on John Jenkins and Jordan Mathews, the team announced today.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies signed guard Durand Scott and waived guard Jeremy Morgan.
The roster spot of Cavs veteran forward Richard Jefferson is in jeopardy, according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd. The signing of Dwyane Wade gives the Cavs 16 fully guaranteed contracts, along with Kay Felder’s partial guarantee. Even if Felder is traded or released, the Cavs will have to rid themselves of a guarantee contract and Jefferson is a likely candidate, Lloyd continues. Jefferson, 37, has a $2.5MM contract but if he’s released it will cost the club approximately $10.5MM in luxury taxes since it is a repeat offender, Lloyd points out. A second-round pick may have to be packaged to move Jefferson, Lloyd adds.
Shams Charania: Sources: Cleveland plans to waive rookie JaCorey Williams to clear roster spot and sign Dwyane Wade. Williams plans to find next team soon.
Ronald Tillery: Hearing Jarell Martin has been told he’ll be waived but has option to stay in Griz camp to entice suitors #MediaDay commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…
Calvin Watkins: Mike D’Antoni told reporters today it was hard to release Pablo Prigioni. Expect to see Tyler Ennis get some minutes at point guard behind James Harden.
Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough told ArizonaSports.com that Archie Goodwin had asked to be traded, and when the team was unable to move him before Monday’s roster deadline they waived him instead. “Not that these decisions are ever easy,” McDonough said, according to the report. “We felt like we got down to 16 really good, quality NBA players. Archie and his agents for the last few months asked us to accommodate a trade request. With that in mind, we told Archie and his agent we’d try to help him move to a team where he’d have an opportunity and play. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to work out a deal. This time of a year, it’s hard.”
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived guard Pablo Prigioni.
In the end, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided to waive Hunter, the rangy, sweet-shooting guard whose statistics ultimately did not match his elegant shooting form. “He loved that community and loved being around that team,” Hunter’s father, Ron, said in a telephone interview. “I think they got rid of a good basketball player but they also got rid of a better person. But that’s not what this is about. You don’t take it personally and you just move on. And that’s what he’s doing. He’s still a young kid. He’s hurt right now, but when he wakes up tomorrow, he’s going to be fine.”
Leo Beas: The Sacramento Kings today waived guards Jordan Farmar and Isaiah Cousins, according to VLADE DIVAC
Sean Cunningham: Lamar Patterson was released Wednesday, cleared waivers Friday. Then was resigned Friday. He practiced with Kings today. But… If Lamar Patterson is cut tomorrow by Sac, he’ll be allowed to be an affiliate player in Reno, should he choose to sign a D-League contract.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets waived guard Pablo Prigioni.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Rockets changed course on point guard release: waived Pablo Prigioni, kept Tyler Ennis.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has waived guard Jordan Adams and center Matt Costello to finalize its 15-man 2016-17 regular season roster.
Archie Goodwin: Want to say thanks to the Suns Organization for giving me a chance to live my dream. Everything happens for a reason
Jake Fischer: The Detroit Pistons have claimed Beno Udrih off of waivers, according to a league source. The Pistons will waive Ray McCallum Jr.
Chris Haynes: Cleveland Cavaliers to waive veteran Dahntay Jones, league sources inform ESPN. DeAndre Liggins makes the squad.
Goodwin, 22, is expected to garner significant interest on the waiver wire. The 6-foot-5 Goodwin is a dynamic athlete and has shown flashes as a scorer and playmaker.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Phoenix guard Archie Goodwin has been released and will become a free agent. Explosive, young guard unexpectedly waived.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers will also waive James Webb III, Shawn Long and Cat Barber, according to source. They hold DLeague rights to Webb, Long & Barber.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Houston is planning to release guard Tyler Ennis, but could negotiate a new deal once he clears waivers.
Jake Fischer: Nik Stauskas has made the Philadelphia 76ers’ 15-man roster, according to a league source. They will release Brandon Paul.
Jessica Camerato: Confirming @Jake Fischer, the Sixers cutting Brandon Paul. He’s received interest from other NBA teams, no talks of Sixers D-Lg, per source.
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forwards Mitch McGary and Chris Wright along with guard Ronnie Price and center Kaleb Tarczewski, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Randy Renner: #Thunder had been trying to work a trade deal for Mitch McGary but nothing in the works up to the end. McGary is owed $1.5 mil
Adrian Wojnarowski: For now, Mitch McGary is hoping to resume career in China or Europe, sources tell @The Vertical. Wherever he plays, he has issues to resolve.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Oklahoma City plans to waive Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price ($5M guaranteed), keep rookie Semaj Christon on final roster.
Jay King: Amir Johnson begins his press conference, “Happy birthday, RJ. That’s my guy.” All the sads.
Bill Oram: Lakers announce they have waived Yi Jianlian. Here’s @Mark Medina’s story on how that played out. bit.ly/2eAk2iy
Serena Winters: Lakers on waiving Yi Jianlian: “…He felt that the minutes & opportunities he’d be afforded here were not in line w/ his goals & ambitions”
Calvin Watkins: Rockets waived forward PJ Hairston, forward Le’Bryan Nash and guard Gary Payton II. The Rockets took a cap hit of $543,471 with the release of Payton.
Jeff Goodman: Boston Celtics have waived RJ Hunter, source told ESPN.
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets have as expected waived Gary Payton II, the first of today’s roster moves, per source.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans just announced that they’ve waived Alonzo Gee and kept Lance Stephenson, even though Gee is owed a full $1.2 million.
After talks with team officials on Sunday, China star Yi Jianlian has asked the Los Angeles Lakers for his release, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that with the Lakers facing roster cut-down decisions by Monday at 5 p.m. ET, Yi and his representatives requested that the Lakers let him go to pursue other opportunities, largely because the role he envisioned in L.A. didn’t materialize.
The Lakers will formally waive Yi later Monday, sources said, and will still have to release one more player to get down to the league maximum of 15. But Yi’s departure would appear to increase the odds that former All-Star forward Metta World Peace will make the opening night roster, as he did a year ago, with fellow veteran Thomas Robinson being another strong contender for a roster spot.
Mark Medina: Not concrete yet, but I’m told Thomas Robinson feels encouraged after receiving positive feedback in recent days about his training camp.
Mitch McGary has a guaranteed contract but little certainty. The third-year Thunder power forward is guaranteed a little more than $1.5 million this season. But he’s coming off a foot injury and is suspended for the first 15 games of the regular season for twice violating the NBA’s anti-drug program. McGary didn’t play a minute in Oklahoma City’s six preseason games, the first four due to his foot injury. He was available but didn’t play in the final two. “If the opportunity doesn’t present itself (to play), that’s totally on me,” McGary said Sunday. “Just means I got to work a little bit harder to get where I want to go. Wherever that is — it may be here; I hope so — I just want to play. That’s it.”
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Tim Hardaway Jr. is making his return to Atlanta at the perfect time, emerging from a career-high 38 points, arriving at Philips Arena on Friday with a team that’s the surprise of the NBA at 10-7. There was early panning of Hardaway’s signing in July, but sometimes you can come back home. Hardaway felt he made the right choice then to leave Atlanta, and he knows it now. “I’m thankful to be back here, man,’’ Hardaway said. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me. I’m happy. I’m excited. This group loves one another. You can see it on the floor we’re playing for one another. The passion is there and we continue to find out identity.’’
The Knicks were still worried they would strike out on another free agent. The Hawks could have matched the offer with Hardaway a restricted free agent. Atlanta passed and the Knicks got shredded for overpaying a player they traded away in 2015 and who had never been a full-time starter. “There was that concern,’’ Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said of the Hawks’ matching. “Tim had started to turn the corner in terms of being a great player. He finished last season having a very, very good second half. We knew that was the beginning. I don’t think there was concern bringing him back. Mills did a great job of figuring out how to get him and what it might take. There was concern Atlanta might match it. When they didn’t, we were very happy.’’
Willie Cauley-Stein hears the criticism, but he won’t be forced into a defense-only box. “I’m not real active around the rim the way people want me to be,” Cauley-Stein said. “I’ve got some mental things with that, that people never understand until it happens to you.” Cauley-Stein is still haunted by some of the injuries he’s suffered playing around the rim defensively.
That includes having to receive 35 stitches in his hand at one point. He also dislocated his finger as a rookie when he hit his hand on the backboard after blocking a shot. “When I’m under the rim I’m real cognitive like, shoot I know I should go get this but nah, I’m not messing with it,” Cauley-Stein said. “So it’s a mental battle when you get injured, you’re thinking about it. It’s just something you have to battle through.”
“I don’t think there’s any bigs in this league that can guard me off the bounce, so I’m quick enough where I can get past big dudes and strong enough when there’s a little guy on me I can just take him in the post,” Willie Cauley-Stein said. “I’m starting to find my package a little bit, I’m starting to get in my bag and I’ve got a few tricks to get fouls and try to get going a little bit more.”