The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team has signed …

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team has signed free agent guard Jordan Crawford to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Tom Moore: #Sixers have signed F Shawn Long to 10-day contract with 16th-player roster exception (at least 4 guys out with longterm injuries).
Keith Pompey: The #sixers will sign @shawnlong21 to a 10-day contract today, according to sources. They have an extra spot due to NBA injury exception. pic.twitter.com/S2MPbrJ3VJ
New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Hollis Thompson's 10-day contract is set to expire on Sunday, but he is expected to be extended a second 10-day contract. The Pelicans listed him as a starter for Sunday night's road game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Thompson, 6-foot-8, 206 pounds, has averaged 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds after five games, which includes four starts.
Chris Haynes: Charlotte Hornets to sign Johnny O'Bryant to second 10-day contract on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Had 15 points, 6 boards last night.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed forward Justin Harper to a 10-day contract. Harper, a two-time NBA D-League All-Star, most recently saw action with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he appeared in 37 games (all starts) and posted averages of 16 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes per game, while shooting 40 percent from three-point range.
Chris Reichert: The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed David Nwaba from the D-Fenders to 10-day deal. He's the 31st D-League call up this year
The Dallas Mavericks reached down to the NBA Development League and signed Ferrell to a 10-day contract on Jan. 28, and after three games the Mavs and Ferrell agreed to a two-year contract that pays him $208,000 this season and $1.3 million next season. Cook played for the D-League’s Canton Charge, but signed a 10-day contract with the Mavs on Sunday. In the process, the 6-foot-2 guard noted that he and the rest of the D-League players were some of Ferrell’s biggest cheerleaders. “Guys in the D-League, we all root for guys who get called up (to the NBA),” Cook said. “I think guys who prosper from getting called up on 10-day contracts give us a lot of confidence.”
Chris Haynes: Charlotte to sign guard Briante Weber to 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN. Weber recently completed two 10-days with Golden State.
Scott Agness: Ben Bentil, rookie out of Providence, signs a 10-day contract with the Mavs. Pacers gave him $50K in guarantees as he played for Mad Ants.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract. O’Bryant joins the Hornets from the NBA Development League’s Northern Arizona Suns, becoming the D-League’s 21st Gatorade Call-Up this season. The Hornets roster now stands at 14 players.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are in the process of signing Hollis Thompson to a 10-day contract, league sources say. ESPN reported earlier this week that the Pelicans would audition Thompson, Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook and Reggie Williams for a roster spot
Chris Haynes: Add Iowa Energy high-flying guard Wayne Selden to the list of participants, a source told ESPN. - RT: Marc Stein: Guards that the Pelicans will work out this week include Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson, per league sources
Do you feel like you might need to free a roster spot for buyout season? Bob Myers: “Well, Briante is on his second 10-day and it’s really a 12-day because (it has to last three games). That’ll give us more time to evaluate him push it past the deadline. So we’ll see who was or was not traded and who might or might not be a candidate for a buyout. The buyout market is always fluid. It’s unpredictable. Often times you hear a player’s name and that doesn’t come to fruition or conversely, you’ll not have thought of a possibility and that pops up. So technically, having let (Anderson) Varejao go, we have a spot. (Briante) Weber currently has it. We can be flexible. So we’ll see what happens. It’s kind of hard to speculate on the buyout market because it’s somewhat unpredictable.”
Jefferson wanted to stay in the states to prove himself instead, to prove he could make it in the NBA. Even if that meant extended time in the D-League. “It might have been a gamble to go to the D-League, but you have to believe in yourself,” Jefferson said. “I chose to bet on myself and I know I can add to an NBA roster.”
San Antonio selected him with the last pick in that June’s NBA Draft, No. 60 overall, a pick that was traded to Brooklyn that night. Almost three years later, Jefferson in an All-Star in a Spurs jersey – an Austin Spurs jersey. Leading the Austin in total points and rebounds this season, Jefferson will play in the 2017 D-League All-Star Game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on NBA TV. “I probably thought I was going to San Antonio for a few seconds on draft night before my agent told me I was in a trade,” Jefferson said. “If I could actually be a Spur some day, that would be everything coming full circle and a dream come true.”
Anthony Slater: Warriors make the second Briante Weber 10-day contract official. Clock starts today. Last 10-day before they must make season-long decision.
Vander Blue: Jae is my brother. I live with Jae in the summer, so I talk with him every day, we have the same agent. That’s my big brother. So we talk every day just about life and everything. I’m in contact with him every single day. I haven’t talked with Jimmy in a little bit. We don’t talk as much as we used to, but Jimmy is always there for me to trying to give me some assistance, trying to help me. In Marquette, we are family, so we’re all still pretty close and we take pride on that. It’s a brotherhood, so all those guys are still very supportive of me, they tell me what they think about me. They all believe I’m an NBA player and it’s gonna happen soon. We’re all just trying to embrace our grind. They grind in the NBA, I’m grinding here, but we all just want to see everybody be successful.
Vander Blue: The team, we’re playing the right way, we’re the best team as you said. We got blessed with three All-Stars, and also the coaching staff and the coach. So it’s a lot of good positive things in this. The ultimate goal is the call-up, but it’s a process so I’m just keeping my faith and keep believing in myself.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed center Mike Tobey to a second 10-day contract. Tobey signed his first 10-day contract with Charlotte on Feb. 3 from the Greensboro Swarm, after becoming the first Gatorade Call-Up call-up from the Swarm since its inception.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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PJ Tucker on not re-signing with Bucks: 'I was pretty surprised'

Tucker declined to discuss the offer he received from the Bucks in free agency. “I was pretty surprised,” Tucker said of not ending up back with the Bucks. “You win a championship and you’re part of winning something special like that, you would expect that. A chance of it not happening? There’s a chance. It didn’t happen. Does it happen a lot? I don’t think so, not in that situation, not in those situations. You watch role guys in series in the past, usually those guys go back. So I’ll take my situation as just that, a particular situation. I move on from it and keep it going.”
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Tucker was successful in helping the Bucks win a championship in July, but just three months later he’ll be facing his former team as a member of the Heat. “I don’t even want to talk about it,” Tucker said when asked about specifics regarding his departure from Milwaukee. “It’s that far removed from my mind now. Like it’s something that happened. Everything worked out. I’m happy where I’m at. And I move on.”

PJ Tucker on not re-signing with Bucks: 'I was pretty surprised'

But Thursday’s matchup against the Bucks feels somewhat personal for at least one player on the Heat’s roster, and he actually won an NBA championship with Milwaukee last season: Veteran forward P.J. Tucker. “I mean, come on, we’re competitors. I was part of that,” Tucker said this week of facing his former team on Thursday at FTX Arena (8 p.m., Bally Sports Sun). “To not be back? For sure. You know it’s like natural human behavior. Definitely, I want to win this game better than I want to win any other game. Yes, I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t.”

Zion Williamson expected to play on minutes restriction when he returns

There’s an expectation that Williamson will resume play under a minutes restriction when he does take the floor, sources said, typical for stars returning from injury. But with Williamson, who bristled at the training wheels Pelicans officials placed on his reintegration from a torn meniscus injury as a rookie, it could be a higher-stakes game of poker.
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When he joined the Pelicans’ recent preseason trip to Minnesota, several league personnel on hand were struck by his heavier appearance than his listed playing weight last season of 284 pounds. “I know Zion at 280, and he was not 280,” said one observer. “These are the injuries you have to be the most concerned about, a foot injury for a guy with noted weight issues,” said one Western Conference executive.
Before Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin addressed reporters last Thursday, word was already circling around the league that Williamson was unlikely to make his 2021-22 debut before November, at the earliest. It was even known in rival front offices that Griffin planned to speak on the matter rather than issue a press release. This all comes after league figures raised a collective eyebrow when Griffin blamed Williamson’s season-ending finger injury on poor officiating.
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Tatum’s post-COVID-19 recovery ramp-up saw him turn into one of the league’s top free-throw machines, drawing 7.6 a night in the final 18 games of the regular season. It started with his 53-point explosion against Minnesota on April 9, which seemed to be his springboard to the next level of his game. That would have ranked him seventh in the league for the season, right between fellow Hanlen client Bradley Beal and James Harden. He was averaging just 4.4 free throw attempts per game up to that point but kept it going in the playoffs with four double-digit free-throw attempt nights in six games (including the Play-In Tournament game against Beal’s Wizards) and going 62 of 66 overall in those games.