David Nwaba, who signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers last week, was encouraged by Walton's recent compliments. But when the Lakers mull whether to grant Nwaba a second 10-day contract on Friday, the variables go beyond Walton liking Nwaba’s defense. “We want to look at a couple of people before the season ends,” Walton said. “Some of them aren’t available right now. (Nwaba’s) been good. But we have to decide if we want to wait or look at someone else.”
“Sometimes guys don’t really believe in me. It’s your job to prove them wrong,” Nwaba said. “I can do more. I have high expectations for myself. Getting to those expectations is the ultimate goal.”
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets plan to sign guard Troy Williams of D-League Iowa to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Aaron Falk: The Houston Rockets will sign small forward Troy Williams to a 10 day contract, league sources inform the Salt Lake Tribune
Chris Reichert: The New Orleans Pelicans officially announce 10-day contract for Wayne Selden. He's the 35th D-League call up this year #NBADL
Shams Charania: The Dallas Mavericks plan to sign forward Jarrod Uthoff of Fort Wayne to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans are lining up Wayne Selden for a 10-day callup from the @nbadleague, according to league sources
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.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans, I'm told, plan to add Jordan Crawford to their roster early this week as they continue to search for guard and wing help.
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans have Jordan Crawford in their sights for a 10-day callup from the @nbadleague, according to league sources
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.
Shams Charania: The Philadelphia 76ers plan to sign forward Justin Harper of the L.A. D-Fenders to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Adam Johnson: Lakers make David Nwaba call-up official. He is the 24th call-up in D-Fenders history.
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.”
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers plan to sign guard David Nwaba of the L.A. D-Fenders on a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets signed guard Isaiah Taylor to 3year non-guaranteed contract.He'll stay with Vipers. @Calvin Watkins reported 1st
Shams Charania: Warriors free agent Briante Weber has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell @The Vertical.
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.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, @Dallas Mavericks have signed rookie guard Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks signed rookie forward Ben Bentil to a 10-day contract.
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.
Marc Stein: The Mavs have struck 10-day deals with Ben Bentil AND Quinn Cook, according to league sources
Marc Stein: The Mavs' plan is to have deals with swingman Ben Bentil and PG Quinn Cook completed in time for both to practice Sunday, league sources say
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are in the process of signing Reggie Williams to a 10-day deal, according to league sources
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.
Chris Reichert: The Dallas Mavericks are planning to sign Quinn Cook to a 10-day deal, per league sources
Chris Reichert: The Charlotte Hornets are signing Johnny O'Bryant III from the NAZ Suns to a 10-day contract, per a league source
Chris Reichert: The Milwaukee Bucks are signing Axel Toupane of the Raptors 905 to a 10-day contract, per a league source
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 Reichert: After recent 10-day deal with the Miami Heat, Marcus Georges-Hunt is drawing interest from multiple NBA teams, per a league source #NBADL
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.”
“The Spurs organization really uses their development program and people are watching what’s going on every day in the D-League,” Jefferson said. “That’s really encouraging. You know if you keep working, your opportunity will be there. If I don’t get a call-up today, all right, that’s fine. Tomorrow’s a new day.”
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.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Marcus Georges-Hunt to a 10-day contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shams Charania: The Heat are acquiring a hardship exception to sign D-League guard Marcus-Georges Hunt to 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Barry Jackson: Can confirm that Vertical report that Heat signing former Georgia Tech guard Marcus Georges Hunt to 10-day contract. Playing in D League
Ira Winderman: Sun Sentinel confirms Marcus Georges-Hunt will join Heat in time for Friday's game in Brooklyn.
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.
April 19, 2021 | 10:09 am EDT Update
Law Murray: A source confirms that the LA Clippers will not re-sign Malik Fitts to a second 10-day contract ahead of Tuesday’s game in Portland. Expectation is that Yogi Ferrell will take that spot pending health and safety protocols.
Starting Monday, among Washington’s remaining 16 games, the Wizards have three games remaining with Cleveland (20-36) and two games with Oklahoma City (20-36) and Indiana (26-29), which is currently holding on to the ninth spot in the east. And: Washington’s been a respectable 11-17 on the road this season, including wins at Utah, Brooklyn, Denver, the Lakers and Portland. Last-second losses at Boston and Toronto in games the Wizards gave away have kept that road mark from being even better. “The atmospheres aren’t the same (this season, in mostly empty arenas around the league), but the same concept applies,” Beal said. “You have to be able to go into somebody else’s house and be able to win.”
Marc J. Spears: Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has received the March NBA Cares Community Assist Award in recognition of his dedicated efforts to address housing insecurity in Greater Philadelphia.
“Being a white N.B.A. player from the suburbs, I have to level up,” said Scalabrine, who is from Long Beach, Calif., and was often referred to as the White Mamba, a play on Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba nickname. “People don’t understand how a little bit nuts you have to be to sustain an N.B.A. career,” Scalabrine said. “Especially when you’re not that talented. You have to be ready. You have to be up for the fight. You have to be like that every day. And if you’re not, you lose your livelihood.”
For Scalabrine, the reason he gets his skills continually questioned goes beyond the confidence of the challengers. “Joakim Noah said it best,” Scalabrine said, referring to his former teammate on the Chicago Bulls. “He said, ‘Scal, you look like you suck, but you don’t suck.’”
April 19, 2021 | 9:26 am EDT Update
Chema de Lucas: Mike James will play with the Brooklyn Nets until the end of the season. Immediate incorporation. Nets interest in the CSKA Moscow player was first reported by @Eurohoopsnet.
NetsDaily: Lots of rumors out of Europe this morning that Mike James, 6’1” PG who last played for CSKA Moscow, is signing with Nets but Andrey Kartashov of TASS, the Russian news agency, reports “no decision,” that James was “offered” to Nets. James, 30, also played for Suns and Pelicans.
Reigning EuroLeague scoring champion Mike James has emerged as a candidate to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, Eurohoops has learned via a source. James was suspended indefinitely by CSKA Moscow in late March following an incident with team head coach Dimitris Itoudis and has headed back to his native United States. UPDATE: He will join the Nets, according to Chema de Lucas.