The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Gary Payton II to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Gary Payton II to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Payton, 24, appeared in 49 games (all starts) with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League this season, and averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 32.7 minutes per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field.
Chris Haynes: Gary Payton II to sign two-year deal with Milwaukee, league source tell ESPN. Partial guaranteed next year. @Charles F. Gardner first on agreement.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that the team has signed forward Alex Poythress from the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Pursuant to the NBA’s roster hardship exception, the Sixers roster now stands at 16.
Scott Agness: Sixers officially call up rookie Alex Poythress from the Mad Ants using NBA’s roster hardship exception. He's in Toronto for tonight's game.
Chris Reichert: The Orlando Magic plan to sign Marcus Georges-Hunt from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League, per league sources.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: The NBA has awarded the 76ers an injury hardship exception, clearing way to sign Alex Poythress of D-League Ft. Wayne.
Marc Stein: The Mavs plan to sign Jarrod Uthoff to a rest-of-the-season deal while letting Manny Harris return to the @TexasLegends, league sources say
Chris Haynes: Brooklyn Nets will extend a second 10-day contract to guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets will sign guard Archie Goodwin to a second 10-day contract, a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Fred Kerber: #BrooklynNets AGoodwin sed D-League represented opportunity: "I didnt look at it as a punishment...I wanted 2 get meaningful minutes playing
Fred Kerber: #BrooklynNets coach Kenny Atkinson very positive on 10-day guy Archie Goodwin. re: his shot: "I've seen worse"
"When I got the 10-day, that was the accomplishment. I didn't really feel like I was on a 10-day once I was here," Crawford said. "The hard part was getting the 10-day. I was grateful for the opportunity, when I (got) here I just wanted to make myself as comfortable as possible and just try to play my game."
Crawford is averaging 14.3 points in his first seven games with the Pelicans and is shooting a staggering 51.9 percent from the 3-point line on 5.4 attempts per game. Crawford said that he was determined to make his way back into the league, and once he was given a chance by the Pelicans, his mission was to display that he was still capable of being an explosive scorer in the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard David Nwaba to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“We have been impressed by David’s focus and determination, especially on defense,” said Pelinka. “He has a mentality about him that is infectious, and he works hard every day to improve himself. He has brought energy to both our Lakers and D-Fenders games, and has certainly earned his spot on the roster.”
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers and guard David Nwaba are finalizing a two-year deal, league sources tell @The Vertical. Team option for next season.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have signed Manny Harris and Jarrod Uthoff to second 10-day contracts.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Brianté Weber to a multi-year contract. The Virginia Commonwealth product signed consecutive 10-day contracts with Charlotte on Feb. 27 and March 9.
The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract. A three-year NBA Development League veteran, most recently playing with the Windy City Bulls, Eddie owns 26 games of NBA experience with the Washington Wizards last season.
Shams Charania: The Phoenix Suns plan to sign forward Jarell Eddie of D-League's Windy City on a 10-day contract, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans are signing Quinn Cook to a 10-day deal, according to league sources.
Chris Reichert: Brooklyn Nets officially announce Archie Goodwin signing. He's the 40th D-League call up this season #NBADL
Shams Charania: The Brooklyn Nets are signing guard Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract from D-League Greensboro, league sources tell @The Vertical.
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.
October 20, 2021 | 12:34 pm EDT Update
Andrew Lopez: New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed on a two-year extension worth $30.1 million, his agents Aaron Mintz, Mitch Nathan and Drew Morrison of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN. Valanciunas is now committed to the Pelicans for $44.1M over the next three seasons.
Tim Bontemps: Udoka says starting lineup could change once Al Horford, who is out with COVID-19, is able to return. Besides saying Horford is feeling well, there isn’t an update on his timeline to return.
October 20, 2021 | 11:49 am EDT Update
One league source told me trade talks regarding Simmons have been quiet to this point. Philadelphia still wants him back, and they think he’s their best chance of winning right now, but clearly, Joel Embiid is over it. He was talking about how they can’t be “babysitting” someone. They’ve never been that tight, so I can see now how Embiid is done with this.
Scotto: Deandre and his representation, Billy Duffy and Nima Namakian, made it clear they wanted a max, and Phoenix made it clear they didn’t view him as a max player. With that in mind, I was checking in with executives around the league for their thoughts on the Ayton situation. The first executive said to me, “That owner (Robert Sarver) is cheap, and he’ll get killed for it again. He finally had some goodwill making the Finals, and he pulls this (not extending Ayton). The fact is the kid earned it. Yes, prior to last season, I’d have questions about it, but he performed the whole season, and you invested a number one pick in him. He was a little bit, maybe, slow to develop, but he got there. I don’t think he’s mature enough to handle stuff like that (no extension), so I think it could hurt him for a while. Monty (Williams) seems to have a way with him, so maybe they can pull him back in and say, “Do your job and get paid.”
Another executive focused on it from an optics standpoint. He was saying, “It was one thing not to do an extension with Ayton, but then to do one for Landry Shamet, who hasn’t even played for their team yet was surprising.”
Scotto: One executive told me, “Some of these extensions have been surprising like Jaren Jackson. I can’t believe it. He’s barely played the last two years.” Memphis is making a statement here taking care of their guy. When he’s healthy, he can stretch the floor and he can block shots. They took him high in the draft. He and Ja Morant are the cornerstones there.
Scotto: In the last podcast, I touched on how some executives thought he could get $20 million or $20-plus, and he ends up getting $22.5 million annually on his extension. Gozlan: I wouldn’t have been opposed if he got $100 million, so it goes without saying, I think Phoenix got great value for Bridges. You’ve got to pay up for All-Defense level wings that can guard multiple positions.