HoopsHype James Singleton rumors

November 23, 2014 Updates

Singler can be a restricted free agent next summer. I would expect him to remain in Detroit beyond this season, best guess, but we'll see what happens on the open market. He'll get paid but it won't be outrageous and the Pistons can match any offer. Booth Newspapers

March 9, 2014 Updates

The Chinese Basketball Association season is currently in its playoff semifinals, meaning a slew of former NBA players could be available as free agents in the coming weeks. There has been interest in former Celtic Lester Hudson, who scored 40 points in Xinjiang’s victory over Dongguan. Former Sacramento King Bobby Brown tallied 45 points in that game. Other ex-NBAers in China are Shelden Williams, Delonte West, James Singleton, Donte Green, Yi Jianlian, Dominique Jones, and Hamed Haddadi. Boston Globe

October 29, 2013 Updates
April 11, 2013 Updates

The Knicks intend to waive the injured Thomas in the next 24 hours, possibly Thursday, and sign James Singleton, a journeyman forward who had been playing in China. Thomas is expected to have foot surgery, which will end any chance of his returning for the N.B.A. playoffs, making the decision academic. New York Times

Ian Begley: League source says #Knicks deal w/James Singleton is complete. #Knicks will need to cut a player to make room for Singleton. Twitter

An NBA source confirmed reports that the team has reached an agreement with 6-foot-8 forward James Singleton, who has played for the Wizards, Clippers and Mavericks and most recently in China. With the roster already at 15, the Knicks are expected to release veteran big man Kurt Thomas. He is out with a fractured foot. Bergen Record

April 10, 2013 Updates

Frank Isola: Knicks close to reaching deal with free agent forward James Singleton the Daily News has learned. A player, likely Kurt Thomas, must be cut. Twitter @FisolaNYDN

November 30, 2012 Updates
September 20, 2012 Updates

Some say time is the best healer. Apparently, “some” include the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers and James Singleton, who after splitting up on bad terms a year ago are now ready to get back together. On Tuesday, Xinjiang general manager, He Changjiang, confirmed what most people around Chinese basketball had known since the beginning of September: That Singleton and Xinjiang have come to an agreement over a contract for this upcoming season. The deal is believed to be two years, though He publicly denied that there is a set arrangement for 2013-14. NiuBBall.com

September 6, 2012 Updates
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August 7, 2012 Updates

Singleton added that he is considering four offers in China that are more lucrative. He expects to sign for two years, wherever he goes. “I loved playing under Coach Witt and teaming up with the revamped Wizards organization. My short time back there I had a great time. There is no doubt in my mind that I would have had a great year with them, helping them win and grooming the younger guys. But this is my profession and I just felt like some things never change no matter how [much] I improve.” Washington Post

August 2, 2012 Updates
July 24, 2012 Updates

Bringing back Roger Mason Jr., Maurice Evans or James Singleton also remains high on the Wizards’ priority list, but the team already has depth at nearly every position. Mason is also not interested in signing another one-year deal at the league minimum, as he has the past two seasons, according to a source close to Mason. Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Chicago and the Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Mason. Washington Post

July 2, 2012 Updates
May 9, 2012 Updates

The Wizards have interest in bringing Singleton back, just as they did two years ago, and John Wall has already vouched for his return. But Singleton said that while coming back to Washington is an option, he will be focused on another priority when the free agency period begins. “I get married in July, go on my honeymoon, relax, just have fun. Going to Bora Bora. Get married on the 6th, Bora Bora on the 7th.” Washington Post

Singleton averaged 8.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and shot 54.7 percent from the field. And, after relying mostly on hustle and energy, Singleton also showed an ability to step out and shoot. Before the season finale, Andray Blatche joked with Singleton about the newest addition to his game. “He went all the way to China and came back with a jumper,” Blatche said. “You can buy anything in China.” Washington Post

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