Chris Haynes: Per @Shams Charania, #Cavs are bringing in Jack Cooley for camp. I’m told the team will waive Chris Johnson.
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached agreement on a deal with Utah free agent center Jack Cooley, league source tells Yahoo.
Scott said he and general manager Mitch Kupchak will make roster cuts “probably next week.” The Lakers have to trim their 19-man roster to at least 15 by their season opener on Oct. 28.
Camp invite Jared Cunningham is by far the favorite to claim the 14th slot at this point. The team isn't totally against taking on 15 by adding two roster hopefuls, but I'm told it would take an extraordinary effort on the part of the other invites to make that a possibility.
One of those remains finalizing the 15-man roster. And to that end, two of the players in the competition for the final spot — guards Nick Johnson and Erick Green — were on the court for extended minutes Friday in Denver's 106-81 victory against the Phoenix Suns at the Pepsi Center. Johnson had three points (1-of-7 shooting) and three assists in 19 minutes and Green had seven points (2-of-5) with two assists and a rebound in 21 minutes. Each was out there with a lot to prove. It was Johnson's second consecutive game with ample court time. "Nick Johnson got a great opportunity at Golden State in the first half, rotation minutes," Malone said of Tuesday's game.
The training camp battle between Tim Frazier and Phil Pressey is expected to go down to the wire. But after more than two weeks of training camp and four exhibition games, it seems as if Frazier has distanced himself in the race to be the Trail Blazers' third-string point guard. Not that anyone affiliated with the Blazers would say so. "I think they're both doing a good job of competing," coach Terry Stotts said Friday after his team's practice. "We'll make a decision next week."
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived center Jerome Jordan, who was originally signed by the team on Oct. 11. Jordan, 7-0, 253, appeared in 44 games for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2014-15 season, averaging 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game. New Orleans’ roster now stands at 19.
Eric Pincus: Interesting but Dionte Christmas signed a relatively rare - two-year "summer contract" with the Cavaliers - non-guaranteed @BBallInsiders
The Golden State Warriors are signing forward Chris Udofia this morning. Udofia was a 2-time conference Defensive POY in college.
The Sacramento Kings announced today they have waived Marshall Henderson and Vince Hunter, according to Kings Vice President and General Manager Vlade Divac.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors have waived guard Ben Gordon. Free agent guard Ben Gordon appeared in two preseason games with the Warriors. He averaged 1.0 points and 1 assists in 8.3 minutes per game.
Guaros de Lara: We inform Tu Holloway @SFFiveTu will leave the country. The reason? He got an invitation from the Dallas Mavericks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Rockets claimed Iranian forward Arsalan Kazemi off waivers, league source tells Yahoo Sports. He had been on Atlanta roster.
Sam Amico: Cavs have officially signed G Dionte Christmas, per GM David Griffin. Here is Dionte's basketball background. amicohoops.net/2015/10/report…
The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on forward Jon Horford and guard Charlie Westbrook, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Horford saw six minutes of action in last night’s preseason game at Chicago, while Westbrook posted four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in nine minutes. Both were signed by the Bucks as free agents on Sept. 18. The Bucks roster now stands at 18 players.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin. He was signed to the training camp roster on September 28 and played for the Texas Legends of the NBA’s Developmental League last season. In 49 games, he averaged 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 blocks in 35.2 minutes. The Orlando native played collegiately at Campbell University and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed free agent forward/center Alex Stepheson. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Stepheson (6-10, 270) has played professionally in Greece, Slovenia and Turkey since finishing his collegiate career at the University of Southern California. The 28-year-old averaged 12.3 points and a league-leading 9.2 rebounds in 26.8 minutes while shooting 56.3 percent from the field, in 29 games (21 starts) last season for Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi. Unselected in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles native also made three appearances for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Grizzlies’ roster stands at 20 players.
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has waived center Michael Holyfield. Holyfield (6-11, 270) signed with Memphis as a free agent on Sept. 28 and played eight minutes in the Grizzlies’ preseason opener last night against the Houston Rockets. Unselected in the 2015 NBA Draft following a four-year collegiate career at Sam Houston State University, the 22-year-old Albuquerque, N.M. native appeared in five games for Memphis during the 2015 Orlando Pro Summer League. The Grizzlies’ roster stands at 19 players.
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have signed free agent Kadeem Jack. Jack is a 6-9, 235 lb. forward that played collegiately at Rutgers. The Pacers training camp roster now stands at 18.
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed free agent forward Sampson Carter. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Carter (6-8, 220) joins the Grizzlies after playing professionally last season in Slovakia, Portugal and the Dominican Republic. Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, the 25-year-old averaged 7.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 21.8 minutes in 135 games (88 starts) over five seasons (2009-14) at the University of Massachusetts. The Baton Rouge, La. native attended Ridgeway High School in Memphis before beginning his collegiate career. The Grizzlies’ roster stands at 20 players. An updated roster is attached.
Michael Scotto: Indiana Pacers and former Rutgers forward Kadeem Jack have agreed to a training camp deal, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops.
The Cavaliers have signed center Michael Dunigan, the team revealed on its training camp roster, one that also officially confirmed earlier reports of deals with Jared Cunningham, Austin Daye, Chris Johnson, Nick Minnerath and D.J. Stephens. Quinn Cook also appears on the roster, so it looks like he and the team have worked out a deal, as expected. Cleveland has 20 players, 13 of whom have fully guaranteed contracts, though those totals don’t include Tristan Thompson, who remains in restricted free agency with Thursday looming as the final day for him to sign his qualifying offer before it expires. The Cavs would have to waive a player before signing Thompson, since they’re at the preseason roster limit.
The Detroit Pistons announced today their training camp roster and that the club has signed Eric Griffin and Jordan Bachynski to training camp contracts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of free agents Jordan Crawford, Marcus Simmons and Jake Anderson to round out their 2015-16 training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Ira Winderman: Heat confirm signings of guards John Lucas III and Tre Kelley, as previously reported by Sun Sentinel. Camp roster now at maximum of 20.
The Spurs have officially announced their 2015 training camp roster with few surprises. One name among the camp invites that stands out is Rasual Butler, the 12-year vet who shot 38.7 percent on 3-pointers last season with Washington.
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed free agents Yakhouba Diawara (ya-KOO-ba dee-a-WA-ra), Ryan Hollins, Michael Holyfield, Lazeric Jones and Daniel Nwaelele (wah-LAY-lay) Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers announce signings of Jordan McRae, T.J. McConnell, J.P. Tokoto & Christian Wood. Have 20 players on roster http://t.co/XpD4seKkgD
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent center Jeremy Tyler has signed a training camp deal with Houston, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guards Julyan Stone and Dez Wells along with forward Talib Zanna, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guards Ian Clark and Juwan Staten along with free agent forwards Tony Mitchell and Jarell Eddie to contracts, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Clark, 24, holds career NBA averages of 2.4 points and 6.9 minutes in 53 games over two seasons with the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets. Prior to signing with Utah in 2013-14, Clark spent the 2013 NBA Summer League with the Warriors, earning MVP honors in the championship game to help Golden State complete a perfect 7-0 campaign in Las Vegas. The 6’3” guard is the all-time leader in points (1,920) and three-point field goals (340) at Belmont University, where he was named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Year as a senior in 2012-13.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed center Earl Barron, forward DeQuan Jones (duh-QUAN) and guard Edgar Sosa it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Free agent center Chris Johnson has agreed to terms on a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guards Jaron Johnson, Toure' Murry and Ish Smith and centers Josh Harrellson and Jaleel Roberts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Wizards training camp, presented by Draft Ops, begins on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The team will hold their first three practice sessions (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) in Baltimore before returning to Verizon Center for the remainder of camp.
The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has signed free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute and forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili. A seven-year NBA veteran, Mbah a Moute has appeared in 466 career regular season games (301 starts) with Milwaukee, Sacramento, Minnesota and Philadelphia averaging 6.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.3 minutes. Born in Yaounde, Cameroon, the 29-year-old spent last season with the 76ers, averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 28.6 minutes of play over 67 games (61 starts). Mbah a Moute played three seasons at UCLA, where he helped the Bruins reach three straight Final Fours. He was the 37th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Bucks.
Shams Charania: Philadelphia 2014 pick Jordan McRae has signed a one-year tender with the 76ers, league sources tell Yahoo. McRae will go to training camp.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guards Levi Randolph and Corey Walden, as well as forwards Coty Clarke and Malcolm Miller. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The Orlando Magic have signed four free agents: guard Keith Appling, center Nnanna Egwu (NEH-nah EGG-woo), guard Jordan Sibert (SIGH-bert) and center Greg Stiemsma (STEAM-smuh), General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Orlando’s roster stands at 19 players (see below), as training camp opens on Saturday, Sep. 26.
Shams Charania: Wizards have agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with guard Jaron Johnson, out of Louisiana Tech and RGV in D-League, league source tells Yahoo.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say former NBA Sixth Man of the Year Ben Gordon close to securing training camp invite from the champion Golden State Warriors
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Julyan Stone has agreed to deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell Yahoo. Three seasons with DEN and TOR.
Free agent Austin Daye has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team has signed free agents Jeff Adrien, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Corey Webster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Jeff Adrien, 6-7, 245, appeared in 17 games last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game before signing with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. In China, Adrien appeared in 11 games, averaging 13.6 points on .551 shooting from the field, 11.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. Prior to his stint in Minnesota, Adrien was a member of the Houston Rockets’ preseason roster.
New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed forward DaJuan Summers and guard Travis Trice. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Alex Kennedy: Sources: Tre Kelly, who played at South Carolina, is training with the HEAT and may join them for training camp. @Ira Winderman had it first.
Shams Charania: Knicks have agreed on deal to sign forward DaJuan Summers, source tells Yahoo. Agent Brian Elfus of Impact confirms Summers, Mitchell deals.
As the Washington Mystics wrapped up practice Thursday morning at Verizon Center ahead of their Game 1 playoff matchup in New York, a group of rather tall men entered the practice court. The Washington Wizards don't begin training camp until later this month, but many of the players are already working out together. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter were part of the group getting their conditioning game on. Roster mainstay Garrett Temple, rookie Kelly Oubre Jr., newcomers Gary Neal and Alan Anderson were on hand. Also part of the 10 or so players, training camp invitees Toure Murry and Josh Harrellson.
The Golden State Warriors have yet to waive former Celtic Chris Babb, who was acquired in the Gerald Wallace deal, and they plan to invite the swingman to training camp for an opportunity to make the team. The Celtics liked Babb’s effort and he also played a key role for their NBADL team in Maine. The Warriors also have an NBADL affiliate in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Marc J. Spears: Free agent guard Marshall Henderson signed his partially guaranteed one-year contract with the Kings yesterday, a source told Yahoo Sports.
John Lucas III isn't the only new point guard working out with the Heat at AA Arena in recent days. Veteran point guard Tre Kelley also has been training with the Heat, according to a league source, and is a candidate for Miami's 20th and final roster spot for training camp. Kelley, 30, went undrafted out of South Carolina in 2007 and has played in eight countries (including Italy last season) and the D-League but has never appeared in a regular-season NBA game.
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.
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Will his fate be the same as Wall’s? Sources with knowledge of Gordon’s thinking say while Gordon hasn’t approached management to ask for a trade, he’s open to moving to a more favorable situation. In meetings between his representation and Houston this offseason, the Rockets communicated they would love to have Gordon stay. “They always know, and it’s definitely not easy for my position,” Gordon says about Houston understanding how he feels. “But my ultimate goal is to just go out there and play, help, show that I’m healthy and gravitate to these guys to get better.”
But Gordon is a consummate professional. He’s going to put his head down, prepare for the season and do the role that’s asked of him. He was part of the group that took a pre-camp trip down to the Bahamas (Wall was not present, according to sources). The Rockets have gone there in previous seasons as a means to build chemistry and lay the groundwork for a grueling season. The stakes are a bit different now, but the goal remains the same. “It was good,” Gordon says of the trip. “It’s always good to get together and play and be around each other. And now it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty and figure out chemistry. How can this guy fit here? How can we do things? How can we make each other play at a high level? So that’s the thing, those are the next steps to figure out.”
Gordon played in just 27 games last season, dealing with a knee injury early on and, most recently, a groin injury suffered in March. With training camp less than two weeks away, he’s ready for another go. “Physically and mentally, I’m definitely in a good spot,” Gordon says. “Looking forward to training camp with the team and don’t have to really worry about any setbacks or whatnot.”
Orazio Cauchi: Forward Jarrell Brantley, who was waived by the Utah Jazz, is close to signing a deal with Euroleague side UNICS Kazan, according to a source. Brantley was the 50th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. More on @BasketNews_com
Donatas Urbonas: Mike James’ one-year contract with AS Monaco is worth around €900k, according to sources. My friends from France will correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it makes him the highest-paid French basketball league player ever.
Vasilije Micic on offers received during the summer: ‘There were some 90 percent clear offers from the NBA, not 100 but 90 percent about details in the contract. And of course, I didn’t expect any promises like minutes-wise, but a kind of a role with Oklahoma [City Thunder]. And when I realized that Oklahoma was still not sure, because they had actually one and a half months extra with the NBA draft to see how many players they would take and what they would want to do with the trades, for me it was too long to wait. It was too long, especially when I had that offer from CSKA [Moscow]. Of course I spoke with Efes. I wanted to give them priority, if they could offer me something similar. I’m happy that they understood that I wanted to stay here and not leave just because someone said that I had to leave.’
For most of Klay Thompson’s NBA career, the Golden State Warriors often described him as “no maintenance.” Why? Thompson consistently shattered shooting records. He played in nearly every game. And he rarely complained. But after experiencing two season-ending injuries in 2019-20 (torn ACL in left knee) and 2020-21 (ruptured right Achilles tendon), will Thompson prove in the 2021-22 season that he no longer requires such hefty repairs? “I would be optimistic that he’s going to be able to get back and compete at a high level again,” said Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, director of sports medicine and research at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and an outside consultant for the Philadelphia Sixers, Eagles and Flyers. “But his ability to perform precisely at where he was before? That is something that only time will tell.”