James Edwards III: The Pistons have assigned Jerami Grant to the Motor City Cruise as he begins on-court work following thumb surgery on Dec. 16, sources tell @TheAthletic. No timetable for a return yet.
Shams Charania: The New York Knicks are planning to sign guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a 10-day contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. There's strong possibility for Arcidiacono to stick for the season.
Shams Charania: The San Antonio Spurs plan to sign guard Jaylen Morris of NBA G League Austin affiliate to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: The Indiana Pacers are signing G League guard Ahmad Caver on a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to sign guard Malik Newman to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Newman has been playing for Cavaliers‘ G League affiliate.
Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks are planning to sign G League forward Cam Oliver and former Rockets guard Chris Clemons on 10-day hardship deals, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Michael Scotto: The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to sign Zavier Simpson to a 10-day hardship deal, a league source told @HoopsHype. Simpson helped the OKC Blue advance to the G League Showcase Finals.
Shams Charania: The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to sign forward Feron Hunt of NBA G League's Texas Legends to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: The Toronto Raptors are signing forward D.J. Wilson on a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Wilson, the No. 17 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has averaged 13.9 points and 9.7 rebounds for G League’s OKC Blue.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Jared Harper from the team’s G League affiliate, the Birmingham Squadron, to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a related move, the Pelicans waived two-way player Daulton Hommes.
Shams Charania: The Mavericks are signing guard Charlie Brown of NBA G League Delaware to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Clippers are signing forward Moses Wright to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Wright is averaging 13.5 PPG/8.5 RPG for the Clippers‘ G League affiliate this season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Washington Wizards are signing G/F Jordan Schakel on a 10-day hardship exemption, source tells ESPN. He's been shooting 48 percent on three-pointers over his last eight games for the Capital City Go-Go of the G-League.
Shams Charania: The Chicago Bulls are signing guard Mac McClung to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. McClung went to training camp with the Lakers and has played for their G League South Bay affiliate.
Marc Stein: Lance Stephenson is being lined up by the Atlanta Hawks for an @nbagleague call-up from @NBAGrandRapids, league sources say. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
Marc Stein: Toronto is calling up Nik Stauskas of @NBAGrandRapids from the @nbagleague, league sources say. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
Shams Charania: The New York Knicks are signing guard Matt Mooney of the NBA G League's Mexico City Capitanes to a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Mooney is Mexico City's third call up this season.
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers are signing guard Mason Jones to a two-way contract from their G League affiliate South Bay Lakers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: The Dallas Mavericks are planning to sign guard Theo Pinson of NBA G League's Maine Celtics via hardship, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Marc Stein: The Lakers are finalizing a call-up of former All-Star Isaiah Thomas from @NBAGrandRapids in the @nbagleague, league sources say. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com
Shams Charania :Thomas is planning to sign a 10-day contract under the hardship exemption, sources said.
Dave McMenamin: If LAL - which has full 15 man roster - is granted a hardship exemption by the NBA, it plans to sign Isaiah Thomas to a 10-day contract on Friday, sources tell ESPN. Ironically, Thomas was traded from CLE to LAL in ‘18 in deal that opened up the cap space for LAL to sign LeBron
Shams Charania: The Milwaukee Bucks plan to sign swingman Axel Toupane of G League’s Santa Cruz on a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The move will fill the team’s open two-way slot.
Shams Charania: The Toronto Raptors are signing forward Donta Hall of G League’s elite Ignite team on a 10-day contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
After taking several months to conduct a national search, NBA officials chose the Ultimate Fieldhouse over at least five other serious contenders. The facility, perhaps best known as home to the annual Under Armour “Stephen Curry Select Camp” that brings together some of the nation’s top high school recruits, came ready-made for Ignite’s purposes. It already featured a private court, which is in the process of being lengthened from high-school dimensions to regulation NBA size. There are also skills stations where players can work on ballhandling and passing; shooting machines that provide analytics and feedback for every shot; and a nearby training center where athletes can test everything from their speed and coordination, to the efficiency of their nervous system.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs are signing Sir’Dominic Pointer of the Canton Charge to a 10-day contract today, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom. Pointer actually played for Charge in this morning’s game. A 6-foot-6 wing averaging 12.1 points with Canton, he’s the sixth callup from Canton this year
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team has signed forward Jarrod Uthoff (YOU-toff) to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle. Uthoff will wear jersey #19 for the Grizzlies. In addition, the Grizzlies waived guard Dusty Hannahs.
Rod Beard: #Pistons announce they have signed @Grand Rapids Drive big man Donta Hall to a 10-day contract. He's played well with the Drive.
The Grizzlies are expected to sign Memphis Hustle guard Dusty Hannahs to a 10-day contract, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Hannahs, who is in his third season with the Hustle, was signed to a 10-day contract by the Grizzlies last March. He made his NBA debut on March 31 against the Clippers and appeared in a total of two games before being waived on April 4.
The Golden State Warriors have signed Ky Bowman, Marquese Chriss and Juan Toscano-Anderson to contracts, the team announced today.
Anthony Slater: Per source: Warriors are signing wing Juan Toscano-Anderson into one of their vacant roster spots tomorrow. Bay Area native. Was with team in camp. Played for Santa Cruz in G League this season.
Anthony Slater: Per source: Warriors signing Zach Norvell to a 10-day contract to fill another vacancy. He's a lefty scoring guard. Currently averaging 16 points per game in G-League, shooting 40 percent from 3.
The Sacramento Kings today signed forward-center Eric Mika to a 10-day contract, according to General Manager Vlade Divac.
Shams Charania: The Charlotte Hornets are signing forward Ray Spalding to a two-way NBA contract, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Matt Mooney to a Two-Way contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today.
Gina Mizell: The #Suns are planning to sign Tariq Owens to a two-way contract, league sources tell @The Athletic. Owens has been with G League affiliate NAZ this season and played for Phoenix’s Summer League team. Suns have had a two-way spot open all season (Jared Harper has the other)
Andre Fernandez: Sources tell @TheAthleticNBA that the #Heat will sign rookie forward Kyle Alexander to a two-way contract. @TheAthleticMIA #HEATTwitter
Wooten is on a G League contract with Westchester, so he can sign a 10-day contract with any NBA team at the moment. Multiple teams outside of the Knicks have expressed an interest in signing Wooten recently, per league sources.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Levi Randolph to a Two-Way contract and waived forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Tyler Cook, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs are signing Levi Randolph to a two-way contract, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom
Second-round pick Jaylen Hands is playing well lately for G-League Long Island, but he isn’t Brooklyn-bound anytime soon. As an NBA rights player, the Nets would have to cut somebody (David Nwaba is out for the season), and give Hands a 10-day deal. With Caris LeVert having returned to practice, though ruled out against Minnesota, and Pinson looking better Saturday, they’ll stand pat.
Shams Charania: G League guard Gary Payton II is close to a contract with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Payton didn’t play in Showcase game today in Las Vegas.
Fred Katz: Wizards won’t have to waive anyone to sign Payton. They have applied for & expect to receive a hardship exception, which allows them to have 16 players because of their injury issues. Teams can receive hardship when 4+ guys are injured, have missed 3+ games & will miss more time
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed forward Juwan Morgan. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. In a related move, the team has waived forward Stanton Kidd.
Tim MacMahon: Source: The Rockets are signing guard Michael Frazier, who was named the G League's Most Improved Player this season. He averaged 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists for Rockets affiliate Rio Grande Valley.
Isaac Humphries has signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told foxsports.com.au. The Australian centre played his last game for the Hawks’ G-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, this past weekend, and the NBA team chose to reward his recent productive play with this deal.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce the signing of guard Chris Chiozza to get to the required 14 players. He played with the Vipers when on a 10-day contract with the Rockets and has been in the G League with Capital City this season.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Scott Machado to a 10-day contract, it was announced today.
Shams Charania: The Miami Heat have signed guard Charles Cooke of G League Sioux Falls to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Cooke spent last season with New Orleans.
Jovan Buha: The Clippers are signing G League guard Justin Bibbs of the Maine Red Claws to a 10-day contract tomorrow, league sources tell @TheAthletic.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed forward B.J. Johnson to a 10-day contract, it was announced today.
The Hawks plan to sign shooting guard B.J. Johnson to a 10-day contract this week, according to several people familiar with the situation.
Michael Scotto: The Brooklyn Nets will sign Tahjere McCall of the G League's Long Island Nets to a 10-day contract, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA.
Shams Charania: The Minnesota Timberwolves are signing forward Cam Reynolds of G League’s Stockton Kings to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce the signings or Chris Chiozza and Terrence Jones to 10-day contracts. Chiozza assigned to the Vipers.
Chris Kirschner: The Atlanta Hawks are signing guard Jordan Sibert from their G-League affiliate to a 10-day contract, league sources tell the @TheAthleticNBA and @TheAthleticATL.
Shams Charania: The Washington Wizards and guard John Jenkins of G League Westchester are finalizing a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Indiana Pacers are signing guard Stephan Hicks from G League affiliate Fort Wayne on a 10-day contract.
Marc J. Spears: Guard Gary Payton, Jr., expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Wizards tomorrow, a source said.
Fred Katz: The Wizards, by rule, have to add a player by tomorrow. And Scott Brooks had an A+ non-answer when asked what type of player the team, which has only 13 guys on the roster, might be after: “Yeah, we will definitely add a player soon. Pretty quick. Yeah.”
James Edwards III: According to sources, the #Pistons are signing former MSU point guard Kalin Lucas to a two-way deal, cutting Zach Lofton.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Milwaukee Bucks are signing forward Bonzie Colson to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He was playing with Canton Charge of G League. He missed pre-draft and summer after broken foot ended Notre Dame career.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Cleveland Cavaliers are signing Deng Adel of G League's Raptors 905 to a two-way NBA contract.
The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard Kadeem Allen to a Two-Way contract.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Knicks are signing G League Westchester guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way NBA deal.
Mike McGraw: Brandon Sampson, 6-5 guard from LSU, is going to be a #Bulls two-way player, replacing the injured Tyler Ulis.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Chicago Bulls are signing forward JaKarr Sampson of G League affiliate Windy City to a two-way NBA contract.
The Washington Wizards announced today that the team has signed guard Chasson Randle from the Capital City Go-Go, the team’s NBA G League affiliate. Randle has appeared in seven games this season with the Go-Go, averaging 23.1 points, 4.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. Randle has scored at least 20 points in six of his seven games played with the team this season and is shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 46.8 percent from three. The Stanford-product earned an NBA call-up earlier this season, but did not appear in any games for the Wizards.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Denver Nuggets are signing G League Memphis guard Brandon Goodwin to a two-way NBA contract. Goodwin was with the Nuggets prior to team signing Nick Young this week.
The Denver Nuggets have been granted an injury hardship relief exception from the NBA and will use that exception to sign guard Brandon Goodwin of the G League, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Mirjam Swanson: Good news for Johnathan Motley fans: The Clippers have transferred the two-way forward to L.A. from the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario.
Andrew Greif: Johnathan Motley is joining the Clippers. Two-way player spent training camp with the Clips and has averaged 24.4/11.6/3.1 assists with team's G League affiliate.
Harrison Wind: Can confirm that the Nuggets are bringing in G League guard Brandon Goodwin, per a source. Goodwin was with the Memphis Hustle, averaging roughly 23 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists in 9 games this season. Nuggets are signing Goodwin with an injured player exception.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The San Antonio Spurs are signing forward Ben Moore to a two-way NBA contract. Moore started this season with the Indiana Pacers.
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard Chasson Randle from the Capital City Go-Go.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed forward Jeremy Evans to a 10-day contract, it was announced today. The team was granted an injury hardship exception by the NBA to allow for the additional roster spot.
Sean Cunningham: Kings coach Dave Joerger on Nigel Hayes signing said he hasn’t seen him play a lot. Said he was between a small and power forward.
Marc Stein: The Rockets are poised to sign Tim Quarterman from the @ACClippers of the @nbagleague to a 10-day contract, league sources say
Jonathan Feigen: Can confirm the Rockets are in the process of bringing in Quarterman again. Still have not yet done the physical, etc. Was in camp with them for a couple weeks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: G League guard Xavier Silas will sign a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, league source tells ESPN.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team signed guard Marquis Teague to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle. Teague becomes the first GATORADE Call-Up in Hustle franchise history. Teague (6-2, 180) started in all 47 of his games with the Hustle this season and averaged 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 32.5 minutes while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from three-point range and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. He has led the Hustle in total points, total assists and free throws made and attempted during the team’s inaugural season in the G League. In the month of March, Teague averaged 22.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists in 34.7 minutes for the Hustle.
Adrian Wojnarowski: One of the most interesting 10-day contract deals in recent years: The Utah Jazz are signing David Stockton today, league sources tell ESPN. He is the son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton. David has been playing in Reno of G League.
Shams Charania: Sources: Pelicans plan to sign guard Larry Drew II of G League Sioux Falls to a 10-day contract.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Guard Briante Weber has agreed to a 10 day contract with Memphis, league source tells ESPN.
The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to get some point guard help from a familiar face. According to league sources, Brandon Jennings is coming back to the franchise that drafted him. Taken by the Bucks with the No. 10 pick in the 2009 NBA draft and most recently a member of the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks' G League affiliate, Jennings, 28, is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Bucks in the coming days.
May 20, 2022 | 8:25 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams: First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart Second team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III
Bobby Marks: Robert Williams has a $223,215 bonus as part of his rookie extension. However, because Williams is still in the fourth year of his rookie scale contract, the bonus is not earned. The bonus is now deemed likely and his cap hit for 2022-23 is adjusted to $10,937,502.
Melissa Rohlin: Gary Payton II (fractured left elbow) has started to do various light individual on-court activities and will be re-evaluated in one week. Andre Iguodala (disc injury in his neck) continues to show progress and an update will come when he’s cleared to practice.
May 20, 2022 | 7:27 pm EDT Update
The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet.
In terms of the Lakers’ preferences, sources say team officials have prioritized a coach who can command respect and authority from the locker room and who has a strong enough presence and voice to manage the varying roles and relationships across the roster. Those characteristics bode well for Ham’s candidacy. Throughout assistant coaching stops with the Lakers, Hawks and Bucks, Ham has been known for his no-nonsense style and ability to resonate with his players — attributes that have stood out in his communication with the Lakers thus far as well, sources said.