NBA rumors: Lakers considering JaKarr Sampson, Tim Frazier to complete the roster

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The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have signed free agent JaKarr Sampson to a contract. Sampson played in China for the Shandong Golden Stars before returning to the NBA G League to compete with the Windy City Bulls where in averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 24 games.
Emiliano Carchia: Our boss @Emiliano Carchia is not able to tweet from the plane but can't stop breaking news... Former NBA forward JaKarr Sampson signed a deal with Shandong to return to CBA, a source told Sportando.
The Bulls have signed forward JaKarr Sampson to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from Chicago’s G League affiliate the Windy City Bulls, pursuant to the NBA’s hardship roster rules. Sampson (6-9, 215) appeared in 24 games this season for Windy City, posting averages of 21.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.17 blocks in 30.2 minutes per game. In Windy City’s first franchise playoff game on March 27 versus the Westchester Knicks, Sampson posted 15 points to go along with eight rebounds and a game-high three blocks in the loss.
The Chicago Bulls have signed free agents Kaiser Gates and JaKarr Sampson to round out their 2018-19 training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Gates (6-8, 227) played in three games on the Bulls’ 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League team, averaging 6.7 points per game. Prior to his Summer League experience, Gates played three seasons at Xavier (2015-18), appearing in in 97 games (22 starts). He finished his career with an average of 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Gates’ statistical averages improved in each season at Xavier, averaging 7.2 points, 4.6 rebounds per game and scoring in double figures in 11 games in his final season. As a junior in 2017-18, his .378 shooting percentage from behind the arc ranked second on the Big East-champion Musketeers.
Darnell Mayberry: Another addition to the Bulls’ training camp roster: JaKarr Sampson, The Athletic has learned. Sampson, a 6-9 forward and three-year veteran, appeared in 22 games with Sacramento last season. He’ll come to Chicago competing for a roster spot.
The Sacramento Kings today announced that the team has signed forward JaKarr Sampson to a two-way contract. The 6-9, 207-pound forward and 2017 NBA G-League Western Conference All-Star joins the Kings as a two-way player after spending last season with the Iowa Energy, where he accrued averages of 15.1 points (.489 FG%, .287 3pt%, .688 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 25.7 minutes in 47 games (22 starts).
The Denver Nuggets have waived G D.J. Kennedy, F JaKarr Sampson and F Axel Toupane, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Kennedy, was signed by Denver on Aug. 16, 2016 and has appeared in one preseason game for the Nuggets, posting four points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals in 12 minutes of play.
The Denver Nuggets have signed forward JaKarr Sampson to a multi-year contract, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Philadelphia waived forward JaKarr Sampson to make room for Anthony, and The Vertical reported that Sampson agreed to a contract with the Denver Nuggets. That transaction remains unchanged.
The 76ers released Sampson to create roster space for the acquisition of Joel Anthony, yet the franchise had held out hope of re-signing Sampson. Sampson’s deal with Denver will be non-guaranteed in the second year.
The Sixers acquired Anthony, a former Detroit Pistons center, in Thursday’s three-team trade with the Pistons and Houston Rockets. Anthony is expected to be released. The Sixers hope to be able to resign Sampson, assuming he clears waivers by 5 p.m. Sunday. “I don’t have anything negative to say about Philly,” Sampson said Friday. “I feel like a lot of people in my situation might have something negative to say about Philly, like a ‘why-me’ type of thing. But I don’t have anything negative to say about the organization. I love those guys.”
The Sixers wanted him to remain with the team in New Orleans and fly with them on Saturday to Dallas for Sunday’s game against the Mavericks. Sampson, however, opted to fly back to Philadelphia. The 6-foot-9, 215-pounder left because he wouldn’t be allowed to accompany the team to games because of NBA rules. He basically would have spent most of his time at the team hotels. Sampson also has been receiving interest from teams that are considering him on a waiver pickup. As a result, he wanted to be in Philadelphia just in case something happened.
The Sixers hope that JaKarr Sampson clears waivers around 5 p.m. Sunday and returns to the team. But coach Brett Brown realizes there are no guarantees. He wouldn’t be shocked if another NBA team snags the hard-nosed, defensive-minded guard they waived Thursday evening to make room for Joel Anthony.
The Sixers picked up Anthony, a former Detroit Pistons center, and a 2017 second-round pick in a three-team trade with the Pistons and Houston Rockets. The team is expected to waive Anthony with a chance at reuniting with Sampson. “Maybe we will see him, again,” Brown said of Sampson at Friday’s shootaround. “People go to different places, and it ends up right where he should be and a good thing.”
Bob Cooney: Sam Hinkie: "Waiving JaKarr Sampson wasn't fun." There is possibility he may come back, though.
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