David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Hawks’ deal with Dominican guard Edgar Sosa, I’m told, is non-guaranteed. He won the Italian ship.
Ira Winderman: Have confirmed that former South Carolina point guard Tre Kelly (30) has been working with Heat and could be 20th and final player for camp.
Orazio Cauchi: #Bucks have officially signed Josh Powell, Charlie Westbrook and Jon Horford. Roster now stands at 20. #NBA
Ira Winderman: Heat summer-camp center Joshua Smith says he has reached an agreement with the Houston Rockets.
Chris Haynes: Forward Nick Minnerath reached agreement on 1-year, non guaranteed deal with #Cavs, league sources told @Clevelanddotcom. Played in France.
Although things could change in the next couple of weeks, a source with knowledge of the situation informed me that the Sixers do not expect Jordan McRae to be with the team for upcoming training camp. McRae, who was the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was offered the required tender in the form of a non-guaranteed, one-year minimum deal by the Sixers last week, which allows the team to keep his rights for the season if he again signs overseas. He has yet to accept the offer.
Free-agent guard Jordan Crawford has reached agreement on a contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: Angola star Yanick Moreira of SMU has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Pacers will be getting another up-close look at 6-foot-8 forward CJ Fair. The team and Fair have agreed to a non-guaranteed deal for training camp, according to multiple reports.
Shams Charania: Free agent DeQuan Jones has agreed on a training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell Yahoo. Jones played for ORL in 12-13.
Eric Pincus: The Indiana Pacers' contract with C.J. Fair is also a non-guaranteed min summer contract @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: Terrico White inked his deal with the Phoenix Suns, also a non-guaranteed min summer contract @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: Also Christian Wood signed his four-year, standard Philadelphia 76ers deal with $50k guaranteed @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: A "summer contract" is 1-year, non-guaranteed, with limited injury protection. On a summer contract, a team is responsible for just $6k if the players is injured - even season ending - big difference. If a player gets hurt a standard, non-guaranteed contract - he is compensated until healthy - even if for the season @BBallInsiders
Shams Charania: Jordan Bachynski, 7-2 center out of Arizona State, has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons, source tells Yahoo.
In need of some big bodies, the Wizards have signed a couple centers, Josh Harrellson and Jaleel Roberts, to non-guaranteed contracts with invitations to training camp, which is slated to begin at Towson University on Sept. 29. Despite the lack of centers, both players are long shots to make the Wizards roster because it is already at the 15-man limit and the team plans to utilize more small-ball lineups this season.
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Josh Harrellson has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Washington Wizards, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Sam Thompson and center Jason Washburn to its training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The training camp roster now stands at 18. As a senior at Ohio State last season, Thompson, a 6-7 forward, averaged career highs of 10.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Over his four-year career at Ohio State, he appeared in 146 games (83 starts), averaging 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.9 minutes per game. Thompson went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Bill Oram: Lakers training camp roster up to 18 with today's addition of Robert Upshaw. Does that mean he'll be a Laker on Oct. 28? Doubtful.
Eric Pincus: Also, Dahntay Jones' $1.5 mil deal with the Brooklyn Nets is also a summer contract, limited injury protection @BBallInsiders
Eric Pincus: Patrick Christopher has signed a 1-year minimum summer contract with the Memphis Grizzlies @BBallInsiders limited injury protection
Eric Pincus: Also Jarrell Eddie signed a two-year minimum deal with the Golden State Warriors, non-guaranteed @BBallInsiders
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.
November 29, 2021 | 4:29 am EST Update
As Wes Unseld Jr. typically does after victories, he checked in with each player in the locker room. Often Unseld merely bumps fists with a player at that player’s locker, pats him on the back or says something along the lines of “good job.” But after the Wizards beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-114, with Bradley Beal playing a decisive role, Unseld had a specific message for his star.
Unseld wanted Beal to know Beal outdid himself this time — putting the team first by consistently making the “right” basketball play instead of trying to win the game all on his own. The scene illustrated the difficult adjustment Beal is trying to make, and it also showed how much Unseld appreciates his star’s efforts to make that adjustment.
“It’s a total mental transition from last year,” Beal said. “My mentality, obviously, was I had to score in order for us to be in games last year. For us to be in a game, not win a game. But to actually be competitive in a game, I had to score a lot of points. It’s not like that this year, and I have to take that mindset back at times.”
With reports that Jokic’s brothers are going to the Monday match after buying tickets, Heat veteran Udonis Haslem recently issued a stern warning to them. “I have nothing to do with that, man,” Haslem said to the Miami Herald. “We’re going to play a basketball game. “That’s over with. I don’t have nothing to do with that. I keep hearing about the Jokic brothers buying tickets to come to the game. They better stay in line and don’t come down there and start trouble. Miami is my city. It’s my city.”
Haslem has already expressed his respect for Jokic and a desire to move on from the issue. He reiterated that the Heat will go to play basketball, and that Jokic’s siblings should just enjoy the game and go home afterwards if they do intend to attend. “What the hell you buying tickets for?” Haslem continued. “To come do what? That’s my city. Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Come enjoy the game and take your [butts] home. Ain’t nobody messing with your brother. We come to play basketball.”
Curry also seemed fired up to show he can excel on defense, too. After fielding criticism about his defense for most of his 13-year NBA career, Curry impressed the Warriors so much with his six steals, eight deflections and overall hustle that they acknowledged viewing him more as a defensive asset than a liability. “He’s one of the best defenders we have on our team now,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is an early candidate to collect his second Defensive Player of the Year honor this season. “It’s beautiful to watch. When he’s giving the type of effort that he gives on that side of the floor, everyone else has to follow. It makes our defense that much better.”