The Bucks are hosting a free agent mini-camp on Tuesday…

The Bucks are hosting a free agent mini-camp on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as they look to fill out their training camp roster and identify candidates to play for their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, according to Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The mini-camp, which will give the club a chance to evaluate possible camp invitees, includes a handful of notable names among its 16 participants. Former lottery picks Trey Burke and Hasheem Thabeet are among the first-rounders who will be in attendance at the mini-camp, as Velazquez details. MarShon Brooks, Toney Douglas, Archie Goodwin, R.J. Hunter, John Jenkins, Perry Jones, and James Young are also set to get a look from the Bucks.

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The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Archie Goodwin. Goodwin appeared in 12 games for Brooklyn in the 2016-17 season, recording averages of 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 15.4 minutes per game.
Goodwin’s deal will cover the remainder of this year and include guarantee dates for next season, league sources said. His second 10-day contract with the Nets expires Monday. In seven games for the Nets, Goodwin has averaged 6.6 points and 1.9 assists, while shooting 57.1 percent from the field.
Goodwin was particularly intrigued with the situation the Nets find themselves in, one that includes young players looking to make a roster in the future. He told NetsDaily he hopes to make Brooklyn his home. “Being in Phoenix for three years where I never really got an opportunity, then (I was in) New Orleans where I didn't get an opportunity as well,” he said at shootaround. “Just looking at this opportunity here and being able to come in and work like I've been working, I'm just trying to take advantage." "It’s just one of those things where, in order for you to just be successful in the NBA, you have to work hard, that's already understood, but you also have to be in the right place at the right time,” Goodwin says of this opportunity in Brooklyn.
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The chances that the Wizards make a roster move now? Despite a sub-.500 record, that still remains very unlikely. League sources told CSNmidatlantic.com that the Wizards had discussions about Archie Goodwin, released by the New Orleans Pelicans, but that didn't go anywhere.
Goodwin, a 6-5 guard who orchestrated his release from the Phoenix Suns before the season when he was unhappy with his role, spent one season in Kentucky like John Wall and was a late first-round pick in 2013. The defensive effort has gotten better and with Ian Mahinmi back to help bolster the second unit, team president Ernie Grunfeld doesn’t seem likely to make a decision this early. Giving up on rookies such as Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu, all three on non-guarantees that are a minimal hit on the salary cap, to clear a roster spot wouldn’t make sense at this stage either.
Shams Charania: New Orleans has waived guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell The Vertical. Goodwin had 8-point game but played sparingly since signing.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Archie Goodwin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Archie Goodwin, 22, is expected to join the Pelicans for Monday’s road game against the Golden State Warriors. He was waived last month after three seasons with the Phoenix Suns and now will have an opportunity to earn a rotation spot for the Pelicans, who are without guards Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter.
Marc Stein: Former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin has emerged a likely potential signee for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to league sources. The Pels would have to waive someone to create a roster spot to sign Goodwin but yet to make a final decision on how to do so, sources say.
Shams Charania: Free agent Archie Goodwin is finalizing a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.
Goodwin, 22, is expected to garner significant interest on the waiver wire. The 6-foot-5 Goodwin is a dynamic athlete and has shown flashes as a scorer and playmaker.
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Kristaps Porzingis wanted to be traded at the end of last season?

Kristaps Porzingis is entering his third full season with the Dallas Mavericks and is hoping for a fresh start under Jason Kidd after the team parted ways with Rick Carlisle. “I’ll say this: at the end of last year Porzingis wanted to be traded,” said Tim MacMahon on The Hoop Collective Podcast. “My understanding is he feels like he has a fresh start with the coaching change. He’s had the healthy offseason. He’s been able to work, not just on his game but on his body some more. That he’s coming back with a refreshed feel. “At the end of last year, he wasn’t going to come out and ask for a trade. He’s smart enough to understand the optics.”
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Rob Pelinka: 'We made an aggressive attempt to re-sign Alex Caruso'

The team themselves have never addressed those reports, but during his customary preseason media availability, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka did push back on the sentiment of them nonetheless, disputing the premise of a question about whether keeping Talen Horton-Tucker or Caruso was “an either/or decision” for the team. “We made an aggressive attempt to re-sign Alex Caruso, and we made an aggressive attempt to keep Talen,” Pelinka said on Thursday. “That’s the thing with unrestricted free agency is that you can be in the mix, but players control the ultimate choice.”
“Alex was tremendous here as a championship player, and we’ll be forever grateful for his contributions and his growth,” Pelinka said. “Seeing him go from a G Leaguer, to a two-way (player), to an elite player was something we’ll always be proud of. But he had choices and he chose another team. We pursued him and wanted to keep him, same with Talen, and obviously came to a deal with Talen, and Alex moved on.”
The 6-9 James was listed as weighing 250 pounds last season. Entering his 19th season in the NBA and turning 37 in December, James felt he needed to make a change. “I think the thing that stands out is his fitness level, and he’s slimmed up,” Pelinka said on a videoconference call with reporters Thursday afternoon. “I think … we all know LeBron studies the greats and he adds things into his game and I think going into this stage of his career he’s made a decision to come back a little bit leaner and I think that’s going to translate in explosiveness and quickness.”