Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the Dallas Mavericks have officially signed Yogi Ferrell to a multi-year contract.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed Okaro White and waived forward Derrick Williams. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Six current NBA players, including five who have earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA this season, highlight the 12-man East and West rosters in the 2017 D-League All-Star Game. The East team features Yogi Ferrell (Long Island Nets/Dallas Mavericks), Ray McCallum (Grand Rapids Drive/Charlotte Hornets) and Chris McCullough (Long Island Nets/Brooklyn Nets). The West team is headlined by Johnny O’Bryant III (Northern Arizona Suns/Denver Nuggets), Briante Weber (Sioux Falls Skyforce/Golden State Warriors) and Okaro White (Sioux Falls Skyforce/Miami Heat)
Miami opted to sign White to a two-year contract, with NBA rules for capped out teams prohibiting a longer deal, according to cap expert Albert Nahmad. Per sources, White will be guaranteed 25 percent of his $1.3 million salary if he’s on the team July 1, another 25 percent if he’s on the team Aug. 1, and be guaranteed his full $1.3 million salary if he’s on the opening night roster next season.
Ira Winderman: Okaro White is not at shootaround with Heat. By rule he cannot participate until signed. He will receive 2-year deal, Sun Sentinel confirms.
Anthony Slater: Briante Weber on joining the Warriors: "This is my 2K team. I play with them on the video game." pic.twitter.com/RPd47JQ6b3
Anthony Slater: Warriors officially announce the signing of Briante Weber to a 10-day contract. He will wear #2.
Ira Winderman: Source confirms to Sun Sentinel that Heat made offer to Briante Weber on Thursday. Also had offer from Hornets, but took Warriors.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Ray McCallum to a 10-day contract. McCallum joins the Hornets from the NBA Development League’s Grand Rapids Drive, becoming the 17th Gatorade Call-Up this season. The Hornets roster now stands at 15 players.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on @The Vertical: Golden State is waiving Anderson Varejao, clearing way to sign D-League guard Briante Weber to a 10-day contract
Barry Jackson: ... White could end up being waived if Heat doesn't make move with Williams but bring back White later. Spoelstra says no decision on White.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed center Mike Tobey to a 10-day contract. Tobey joins the Hornets from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, becoming the Swarm’s first-ever call-up and the D-League’s 16th Gatorade Call-Up this season. The Hornets roster now stands at 14 players.
Shams Charania: Charlotte plans to sign guard Ray McCallum of Grand Rapids in the D-League to a 10-day contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
For those in Quinn Cook's life - whether they be fans, colleagues or others - a question seems to continually surface. "What more does this guy have to do to get an NBA call-up?" Cook, for the record, does not torture himself with that query. At least he doesn't anymore. "I see it literally like 20 times a day on Twitter and Instagram," the Duke product and second-year Canton Charge point guard said about people opining on his NBA chances. "So I see it, but I don't think about it, man. It drove me crazy last year, just feeling sorry for myself, saying 'why this?' and 'why that?' instead of just focusing on the task at hand."
Former 18-year NBA veteran and two-time All-Star Jerry Stackhouse now coaches the D-League's Raptors 905. He has watched Cook average 25.3 points on 50.9 percent shooting from the field in three games against his division-leading team this season. "It's baffling to me how he's not in the NBA," Jerry Stackhouse said. "I've seen this kid make shot after shot after shot, and he does a good job of running the team. It's not like he's a guy that just creates for himself. He has the ability to pass. He has the pedigree. He's a winner. He's a champion. You put those qualities together that he has, it's just a matter of time."
"I understand what's going on and I understand it's a business," Cook said of the Cavs. "For that team, they need a veteran point guard. That's what they're looking for. They have a young guy in Felder and to make a championship run I think the only thing they're missing is a veteran point guard to give Kyrie some breaks. ...; They're trying to win championships."
Rich Cho on if he can confirm the team will be signing Mike Tobey to a contract: "Yes, yes, we’re going to be signing Mike to a 10-day [contract]. He’s going to fly out tonight to Utah [for the team’s matchup against the Jazz on Saturday]. If everything goes as expected, we’ll sign him to a 10-day tomorrow.”
Shams Charania: The Charlotte Hornets plan to sign center Mike Tobey of D-League Greensboro to a 10-day contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed guard Chasson Randle. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Randle has appeared in four games since signing two 10-day contracts, the first on January 10 and the second on January 20. He posted 10 points in 16 minutes in a January 16 win over the Bucks in Milwaukee.
The 76ers intend to sign Chasson Randle to a three-year deal, according to an NBA source. The Vertical first reported this news. The third-string point guard will be signed for the remainder of the season and the next two years.
Brooklyn Nets: NETS TRANSACTION: The Brooklyn Nets have signed @QuincyAcy to a multi-year contract. pic.twitter.com/FAEGHzoolH
Tom Moore: #NBA source: #Sixers plan is to ink guard Chasson Randle to a 3-year contract but deal isn't signed yet
Jessica Camerato: Can confirm Sixers plan to sign guard @ChassonRandle to a 3-year deal. First reported by @Shams Charania.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed guard/forward Lamar Patterson to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Patterson was with the Sacramento Kings in training camp this season and most recently played in 28 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 24.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 35.8 minutes. He ranked fourth in the D-League in scoring, 12th in assists and tied for 12th in steals.
Chris Vivlamore: Our man @Marc Stein reports Hawks interested in signing Lamar Patterson to 10-day. Told two other teams extremely interested as well.
Shams Charania: The Mavericks are planning to sign guard Yogi Ferrell of D-League's Long Island on a 10-day contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
The Denver Nuggets have signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets will waive G Mo Williams and plan to sign forward Johnny O'Bryant to a 10-day contract, according to league sources.
The Orlando Magic have signed guard-forward Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Brown becomes the 12th GATORADE Call-Up from the NBA Development League this season. He will wear #21 with the Magic. Brown (6’7”, 211, 10/10/92) has played and started in 16 games this season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, averaging 21.6 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 3.4 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 39.2 minpg., while shooting .472 (42-89) from three-point range. He also appeared in nine games this season with New Orleans, averaging 3.8 ppg. and 2.9 rpg. in 15.8 minpg. Brown was signed by the Pelicans on Nov. 21, then waived on Dec. 9.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Quincy Acy to a second 10-day contract. Acy (6’7”, 240), who was originally signed by the Nets on January 10, has appeared in four games for Brooklyn, averaging 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per contest.
Okaro White was the D-League player the Heat signed to a 10-day contract this week, but he’s not the only intriguing NBA prospect on the Sioux Falls Skyforce roster. “Briante Weber and Keith Benson. Hands down, they are NBA players,” White said. “It’s just funny how it works here. Even last year with the team they had with the kind of players they had, no one got a call up but Briante. But hands down. Seeing it in practice and seeing it in games, hands down Briante is an NBA player and Keith Benson. I think it’s only a matter of time.”
The 76ers are “likely” to sign Chasson Randle to second 10-day contract, according to a league source.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers are likely to sign Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract. pic.twitter.com/vQEoXWK1kZ
Shams Charania: Sources: Brooklyn forward Quincy Acy will re-sign on a second 10-day contract. He averaged 6.3 points/2 rebounds in 4 games of first 10-day.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Okaro White headed to Miami from D-League, per @Shams Charania. Heat, sources said, will sign him tomorrow.
Oliver Maroney: Mavericks announce the signing of Pierre Jackson to a 10-day contract. More below: pic.twitter.com/CZ49Vwf4vO
Earl K. Sneed: Rick Carlisle says Pierre Jackson will probably be active today vs. the Timberwolves. #DALvsMIN
Michael Scotto: Nets will sign Quincy Acy to a 10-day contract today, a league source told Basketball Insiders. @Marc Stein first reported the agreement.
Derek Bodner: Source confirms @Shams Charania report that the #sixers will sign former Stanford guard Chasson Randle. Likely to happen tomorrow. Randle has averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game for the Westchester Knicks, New York's D-League Affiliate.
Keith Pompey: A league source confirms a Vertical report that the #Sixers will sign Chassan Randle on Tuesday.
Shams Charania: The Philadelphia 76ers will sign Chasson Randle of Westchester to a 10-day contract on Tuesday, league sources tell The Vertical.
Marc Stein: Quincy Acy has been playing with the @TexasLegends in the @NBADLeague since his release from the Mavericks on Nov. 17. Mavs teammates were crushed when Quincy Acy was let go to address a backcourt injury crisis. Hard to believe he didn't get a call-up sooner.
Marc Stein: The Brooklyn Nets are signing Quincy Acy to replace Anthony Bennett, according to league sources
Marc Stein: The Nets just released former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and will sign Quincy Acy to a 10-day deal to replace him, ESPN sources say
Keith Pompey: PGS Chasson Randle, Briante’ Weber, Yogi Ferrell and Cat Barber are all scheduled to work out for #Sixers Monday, according to source.
Nets Daily: Hearing he's not the only D-League PG getting workout with Philly. - RT: Marc Berman: With Baker contract getting guarantee for season, Knicks D-Leaguer Chasson Randle will work out for Sixers. http://nyp.st/2jgEfKk
With undrafted rookie Ron Baker solidifying his place as a Knick after Friday’s heroics in Milwaukee, Westchester Knicks point guard Chasson Randle has a workout Sunday with the 76ers, according to an NBA source. The Sixers have been looking for perimeter help to offset their glut of big men.
Randle was cut in training camp after suffering an orbital bone fracture and was told he could be re-signed to the roster in January when 10-day contracts are distributed. The Knicks now would have to cut either Marshall Plumlee or Maurice Ndour to open a spot.
The source also confirmed that guard Jonathan Gibson will be waived to make room on the roster for Jackson. Signed in November, Gibson was pressed into starting duty when the Dallas backcourt had a rash of injuries, but his playing time has drastically dwindled in recent weeks as injured players have returned.
Shams Charania: The Mavericks are signing D-League Texas guard Pierre Jackson to a partially guaranteed two-year deal, league sources tell The Vertical.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Reggie Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shams Charania: New Orleans plans to sign 6-year NBA veteran Reggie Williams of OKC in the D-League with roster opening, league sources tell The Vertical
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans are calling up swingman Reggie Williams from the @nbadleague's Oklahoma City Blue, according to league sources
Michael Gallagher: The Nets announced they have signed Spencer Dinwiddie.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Nets signed D-League guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a partially guaranteed three-year deal, league sources tell @The Vertical.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Anthony Brown. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brown, 6-7, 211, most recently played for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League after being selected by the club with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA D-League Draft. Brown appeared in three games for Erie, averaging 29.3 points on .558 shooting from the field, including .650 from three-point range, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 41.5 minutes per game. Brown’s signing from the D-League marks the third GATORADE Call-Up of the season.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are closing in on the signing of former Lakers guard Anthony Brown out of the @nbadleague, according to league sources
Ramona Shelburne: Remember when the Lakers cut Anthony Brown at the end of the preseason? The Pelicans are bringing him up from the DLeague, per source.
Point guard Chasson Randle, playing while wearing a mask after fracturing his orbital bone, is averaging 26 points in the first two games for the Westchester Knicks. He was cut by the Knicks in training camp with the idea he would play in Westchester and perhaps be re-signed. Ron Baker, who is not in the rotation, took Randle’s spot. “We’re not going to bring him up unless someone has an injury,’’ Hornacek said. “He’s doing a great job down there, had a nice game [Wednesday] night. Of course, we have an eye on him. With the group we have now with 15 guys, more than likely it’d be an injury for him to come up.’’
Point guard Chasson Randle (fractured orbital bone), who is not on the 15-man roster, is starting his rehab stint with the Westchester Knicks at training camp and is expected to be signed when he’s back in shape. Hornacek, meanwhile, still is trying to find his bench rotation. The new flavor of the week is defensive forward Maurice Ndour, who managed five fouls in six minutes of action and went scoreless. Hornacek has soured on the two rookie Europeans, small forward Mindaugus Kuzminskas and center Willy Hernangomez, because of their inexperience on defense.
D-League call ups since 2011 have earned a total of almost $431M in current and future salaries. This figure does include non-guaranteed, partially guaranteed and fully guaranteed contracts that are currently in place.
Here are some other tidbits not included in the chart above: Of the 155 players called up, 47 became millionaires!; Of those 47 players, 5 earned more than $20M; Of the 155 players, 28 are currently in the NBA (18 percent); Not 1 of these players made an NBA All-Star game.
The three largest earners of the bunch are Hassan Whiteside ($100M), Tyler Johnson ($52M) and Lance Thomas ($31M); bet you didn’t expect that last one!
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Dahntay Jones, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Jones (6-6, 225) appeared in 43 games (39 starts) for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League this season, averaging 15.7 points on .546 shooting from the field, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 35.7 minutes. He also shot .546 from the field, .413 from the three-point line and .851 from the charity stripe with Grand Rapids.
Adam Himmelsbach: Former BU star & new Celtic John Holland: "Everybody’s journey is different. But I’m happy to be back and trying to help in any way I can. So grateful to be with the Celtics, one of the best organizations in the history of the game. I’m honored."
Chris Reichert: The Boston Celtics have officially signed John Holland to a 2yr deal. He's the 40th call up this season #NBADL
Shams Charania: Forward John Holland will sign a two-year deal with Boston, with next season being non-guaranteed, league sources tell The Vertical.
Shams Charania: The Boston Celtics plan to sign forward John Holland of D-League Canton with final roster spot, league sources tell The Vertical.
Barry Jackson: The Heat has indicated to Briante Weber that it intends to sign him, per source. 3 yr deal, partially guaranteed. Yahoo 1st on this just now
Shams Charania: The Miami Heat are planning to sign Sioux Falls guard Briante Weber to a three-year contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
September 18, 2021 | 5:41 pm EDT Update
You’re here for at least the next five years now that you’ve signed an extension. Do you allow yourself to think – or dream – about what might come over that time span since you’ve talked openly about wanting to win a title in New York? Have you allowed yourself to think about how things might progress? Julius Randle: Obviously, it’s a process. Everything is a process. We’ve been building this from the ground up. But for me, personally, that is the expectation (winning a title in New York). That’s what I want to happen within that time frame. There’s a lot of things, factors that go into that. So obviously you’ve got to weigh that stuff in.
Julius Randle: But as far as myself, I know Thibs (Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau) is thinking (it as well), it’s just win at all costs. For me personally, that’s just how I prepare myself. I prepare myself to compete at the highest level of our game. Like I said, there’s a lot of factors (that go into winning an NBA title). But I trust Leon (Knicks president Leon Rose), I trust Thibs, Wes (Knicks vice president William Wesley), our coaches, Scott (Knicks GM Scott Perry) – all these guys, I trust. That was part of my process in thinking of signing the extension and that’s my goal, that’s our goal as a team and the guys that are around us. We want to be able to say that we won a championship here in New York. I don’t think there’s any better feeling than that.
Did you guys see the video clip of Trae Young at the Garden with WWE? Do you care about that stuff? Julius Randle: Yeah I see it. But honestly, I don’t care. Obviously, that’s (for) entertainment purposes and all that (stuff), so I let people enjoy it. For me, honestly, I don’t care. I honestly didn’t even watch it. Knicks fans, they’re going to make a big deal out of it – they didn’t like it (laughs). But it’s all fun and games and hopefully they enjoyed it.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.
September 18, 2021 | 8:54 am EDT Update
There are reports that Anthony Davis will play center for the Los Angeles Lakers this coming season with LeBron James taking the power forward position. In the past AD said that he does not love playing the five but can do it if needed. Lakers legend James Worthy thinks that the best option is to use the former number one pick in the post. “I think initiating Anthony Davis in the post is the best option,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet. “I’ve never been one of those players to say ‘I don’t wanna play three, I wanna play four. I wanna play.’ I don’t know what the problem is, maybe who he defends or where he is on the floor. I think the five is a good spot for him. Because other fives don’t have a shot at guarding him.
“You want to make opponents make adjustments. Him at the five shooting three is going to pull Gobert out and they’re going to have to put somebody small on him and he can take advantage of that. I think he needs to look at what position best suits the team and what position best suits how they wanna play before he just says ‘Ahh, one or the other.’”