HoopsHype Training Camp rumors

September 19, 2014 Updates

The Wizards have signed small forward Damion James, according to the RealGM transactions log, though the team has yet to make an official announcement. J Hoops Rumors

September 18, 2014 Updates
September 17, 2014 Updates

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With the start of training camp about two weeks away, the Knicks on Wednesday signed 6-foot-9 former St. John’s big man Orlando Sanchez to a partially-guaranteed, one-year deal. “I think that they feel that his overall skillset, his passing ability in particular, will fit very well in the triangle,” Sanchez’s agent, B.J. Bass, told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog. “Unless you really watched St. John’s this year, you could miss that. This kid is a very, very gifted passer and so my feeling is that they could have a diamond in the rough.” The Knicks Blog

“I think right now their roster is full but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t make a move at some point,” Bass said. “So more than likely he would end up as an affiliate guy going to Westchester [D-League], but we’re certainly not ruling it out that he could go in there and play very well and force their hand.” The Knicks Blog

Twenty-five extra pounds? Check…wait, that wasn’t here last season “I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry. Training camp doesn’t begin until the first day of October but Jennings and his other 14 teammates have all been at The Palace for a few weeks, per new coach/president Stan Van Gundy’s request. “Usually guys come in and you don’t see them until media day,” Jennings said. “It’s good, we’ve been together for three weeks strong, preparing for the season.” Detroit News

The MinnesotaTimberwolves will open their 2014-15 Training Camp, with a “Dunks After Dark” event at Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Doors will open to the public at 11:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 with the Wolves expected to take the floor shortly after midnight. Modeled after a traditional collegiate “Midnight Madness,” the Wolves’ Dunks After Dark event will be free and open to the public, featuring over an hour of Wolves entertainment, headlined by a scrimmage and a dunk contest involving Wolves’ rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. NBA TV will be on hand to provide live coverage throughout the night. Media availability will follow the conclusion of the event. NBA.com

September 16, 2014 Updates

The Nets begin training camp on Sept. 27. Assuming all goes well during the next couple of weeks, it should be the first time in at least two years that Williams will start a season without a worrisome injury issue. “I practiced one time, played nine minutes in a preseason game and was thrown into the fire at 60 or 70 percent,” Williams said of the 2013-14 season. “It’s definitely different this year, and I think it’s great.” New York Times

September 15, 2014 Updates

With the start of training camp practices just two weeks and one day away, the Wizards have begun putting the finishing touches on the list of attendees. The team signed guard Xavier Silas to a training camp contract and are finalizing an identical deal with swingman Damion James, a person with knowledge of the transactions said Monday. Washington Post

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