Training camp Rumors
Boston has agreed to nonguaranteed deals with guards Coty Clarke (Arkansas), Corey Walden (Eastern Kentucky), and Levi Randolph (Alabama), and forward Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross). All four players will take part in training camp, bringing the preseason roster to its maximum of 20 players. The Celtics will hold practices in Waltham during the last week of September before leaving for Europe Oct. 2. They will face Olimpia Milano in Milan Oct. 6 and Real Madrid in Madrid Oct. 8. “I think it can help [team chemistry],” Ainge said of the trip.
Sir’Dominic Pointer, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 53rd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, will play for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. Pointer, 23, will not attend training camp with the Cavaliers and instead will report to Canton once its camp opens up, the source said. The Charge is the Cavaliers’ D-League affiliate.
Eric Pincus: As I understand it, the Lakers hope to have Robert Upshaw in training camp, but he has some private personal steps he needs to achieve. As I hear it, the Lakers have given a goal along with tremendous support to Robert Upshaw, an open door, but he has to walk through it
Of note is that Upshaw does strongly imply he will go to camp with the Lakers. Also of note is his confirmation there is no deal with the team as of yet though he does “know (he) will be a Laker” if he “does the right things; does what (he) needs to do.”
Thunder general manager Sam Presti and his staff have added a familiar player to the team’s training camp roster according to a report from Real GM’s Shams Charania. 6-9 power forward Talib Zanna, who played for the D-League’s Oklahoma City Blue last season has been signed to his second straight Thunder training camp deal. Zanna went undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2014 and was a teammate of Thunder center Steven Adams the year before with the Panthers.
Former Dayton Flyers guard Jordan Sibert traveled to Florida on Friday and will sign soon with the Orlando Magic, he said. He will compete for a spot on the team during training camp. “New journey. Same mission,” he wrote on Instagram.