John Reid: New Zealand guard Corey Webster has definitely been extended an invite to the Pels’ training camp with a non-guaranteed deal, sources say
Breakers and Tall Blacks shooting guard Corey Webster is one step closer to his dream of playing in the NBA. Webster has had his stay at the New Orleans Pelicans extended to take in the upcoming official pre-season training camp, which runs from September 29 to October 2. As such he has been signed to a three-year non-guaranteed contract by the organisation. "I am not there yet but this is another positive step towards my dream of playing in the NBA," Webster said from New Orleans. "The past week has gone well and the coaches have been impressed enough by the workouts to want me to stay for the training camp.
Marc Stein: Besides Rasual Butler and Corey Webster, word is Pelicans are looking hard at Chris Douglas-Roberts for potential training camp invite
Michael Scotto: Source: Bucks are expected to bring in Jon Horford, the brother of Al Horford, on a training camp deal. Jon played for Michigan and Florida.
Shams Charania: Free agent C.J. Fair, out of Syracuse in 2014, has agreed to a 1-year camp deal with the Indiana Pacers, agent Joel Bell tells Yahoo.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: LA Clippers sign former draftee Nikoloz Tskitishvili to one-season non-guaranteed deal. Clippers power-forward signee Nikoloz Tskitishvili averaged 21.1 points & 11.6 boards in Lebanon.
Shams Charania: Nikoloz Tskitishvili -- former No. 5 pick in 2002 -- has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: The Knicks have agreed to a partially guaranteed one-year deal with undrafted Michigan State guard Travis Trice, league sources tell Yahoo.
The New Orleans Pelicans signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a two-year partially guaranteed contract on Thursday. Undrafted in 2014, Kilpatrick played in four games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season and averaged 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Kilpatrick spent most of the 2014-15 season playing in the NBA Development League with the San Cruz Warriors and Delaware 87ers.
Marc J. Spears: Former West Virginia point guard Juwan Staten has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Warriors, agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports
Eric Pincus: Kendall Marshall's deal with Philadelphia is for 4 years descending - only 1st season fully guaranteed @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: The Washington Wizards have signed Ish Smith and Toure' Murry to non-guaranteed minimum summer contracts @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: Sean Kilpatrick has signed a two-year min. deal with the New Orleans Pelicans with $50k guaranteed in 1st season @BBallInsiders
Darren Wolfson: Hear former #Twolves center & @Wellefast workout warrior Greg Stiemsma is close to a deal w/ the #Magic. Would be non-guaranteed. #badgers
Eric Pincus: Vince Hunter signed a 1-year minimum deal with the Sacramento Kings - $35k of that is guaranteed @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Lazeric Jones to a non-guaranteed minimum summer contract @BBallInsiders
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Marcelo Huertas, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets training camp invitees are G/F Devin Sweetney, C Oleksiy Pecherov and G Matt Janning. Camp starts in about three weeks.
Three weeks remain until the Washington Wizards kick off the 2015-16 campaign with training camp and the club has begun completing its roster of attendees by signing point guard Ish Smith and combo guard Toure’ Murry to non-guaranteed contracts with training camp invites, according to a person familiar with the situation. Neither player is expected to make the Wizards’ final roster; Washington is already at the 15-man limit and a move to make room for another player is unlikely. If anything, the Wizards prefer entering seasons with a vacant spot for flexibility.
Washington is also interested in inviting center Jaleel Roberts to training camp. A 7-footer, Roberts went undrafted out of UNC-Asheville in June and played on the Wizards’ summer league team. The Wizards are slated to begin training camp at Towson University on Sept. 29. They will spend three days at Towson before completing camp at Verizon Center.
David Pick: Source: Denver Nuggets, ex-Northeastern shooter Matt Janning sign non-guaranteed camp deal.
Second-round draft pick J.P. Tokoto has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Tokoto, the 58th overall pick out of North Carolina in the 2015 NBA draft, agreed to a non-guaranteed $525,000 tender offer, clearing the way for him to possibly become a restricted free agent in 2016. The Sixers would have to make him a qualifying offer to keep matching rights – or risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent.
Shams Charania: The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed with free agent PG Lazeric Jones on a non-guaranteed deal, source tells Yahoo. Jones out of UCLA in 2012.
Tim Bontemps: Multiple sources confirm the report from @Adrian Wojnarowski about the Nets giving veteran swingman Dahntay Jones a camp deal. For a Nets team that has gotten young quickly, Jones -- a well-respected vet -- is a good presence to have around.
Darren Wolfson: Former #Twolves guard Sean Kilpatrick is moving closer to finding a training camp home. The Pelicans are very much in the mix, I hear.
Matt Ramker: Proud to announce Christian Wood @Chriswood_5 has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers. #Sixers #ASM #UNLV #FindlayPrep
A: I would not be surprised, with 13 fully guaranteed contracts and with Tyler Johnson's partially guaranteed deal, if the Heat open the season either without a 15th player, or with someone not on a guaranteed deal, perhaps cycling through a variety of players with that roster spot. Ennis could elect to bypass his guarantee in order to remain on more of a game-by-game basis, or the Heat could take an extended look at one of their undrafted free agents in camp, perhaps sending one of those players to the D-League while he remains under guaranteed contract. There could be something to be said about retaining flexibility with that roster spot, as long as the Heat believe they have enough depth at small forward. And I believe that remains a question mark.
Late last week, Markel Brown got another tranche of his guaranteed second year, bringing his total to $200,000. On the first day of training camp, he will get fully guaranteed or $845,059. Next up among the five non-guaranteed deals will be Quincy Miller, who'll get $100,000 on October 28, if he makes the team; and Willie Reed, who becomes fully guaranteed that same day. Donald Sloan has to wait till November 1 to get another $200,000 and Ry Boatright until November 15, when he will get $125,000 if he's still on the team. All salaries become guaranteed on January 10.
Ira Winderman: Heat expected to bring in summer-league center Joshua Smith for a workout/tryout next week. Could fill final camp spot.
Barry Jackson: Besides signing VCU guard Briante Weber, Heat also has been speaking to 360-pound Georgetown center Joshua Smith about possible camp invite.
Webster is set to fly to America tomorrow for an NBA workout in an attempt to secure a training camp invite, according to Australian website Downtownball. It has not been confirmed at this stage which team Webster will be working out for, but a source indicated it was the New Orleans Pelicans.
January 23, 2022 | 7:08 am EST Update
The Cavs have their own injury concerns, especially with Lauri Markkanen suffering what sources believe is a high ankle sprain against the Thunder. Sources say X-rays taken were negative. But the organization is preparing to be without him for a while.
Cleveland Cavaliers starting small forward Lauri Markkanen suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half of Saturday night’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. Sources tell cleveland.com that X-rays taken on his ankle were negative. The sense is Markkanen has a high ankle sprain.
Eventually, he was assisted to the locker room by Cedi Osman and Dean Wade. Markkanen wasn’t able to put much weight on his leg and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game with a sprained ankle. A source tells cleveland.com that the Cavs did not examine Markkanen’s knee or Achilles.
Suns backup point guard Cameron Payne didn’t play in the second half of Saturday night’s 113-103 win against Indiana after injuring his right wrist in the first half. Payne was shaking and holding his right hand and wrist after a basket with 1:20 left in the first quarter. He was fouled on the play by Pacers big Isaiah Jackson. Continuing to play, Payne finished with seven points on 2-of-5 shooting and three assists in the first half as he left the game with 9:24 left in second quarter.
Then Jae Crowder immediately ran to the locker room holding his left wrist after scoring on a contested transition with 4:37 left in the third quarter that put the Suns up, 79-61, over the Pacers (17-30), who were coming off back-to-back road wins versus Lakers and Warriors. He didn’t return to the game as well as the Suns posted their eighth consecutive home sellout crowd of 17,071.