NBA rumors: Thunder add four to training camp roster

The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard/forward DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, guard Abdul Gaddy, forward Myke Henry and forward/center Eric Moreland, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.

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Keith Smith: I've gotten a bunch of questions about how Boston has 22 guys on their camp roster after signing Bryce Brown and John Bohannon. The easy answer is: they don't. Kaiser Gates and Yante Maten never officially signed with the Celtics. Still could happen, but Boston is at 20 for now.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted free agent forward Simi Shittu — a McDonald's All American — has agreed to a camp deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Olgun Uluc: FWIW: I’m told William McDowell-White’s contract with the Houston Rockets was converted to a two-way, then back to an Exhibit 10. It’s a little loophole so the Rockets can add addendums to the contract and sign additional players.
Kelly Iko: In a change of plans, Luc Mbah a Moute will not be making the trip to Vegas for Rockets minicamp. He was expected to join a group of veterans including Nick Young, Thabo Sefalosha, and others.
Murphy signed a contract with the Timberwolves, the team announced Monday, agreeing to an Exhibit 10 contract, a source said. An Exhibit 10 contract is non-guaranteed, but Murphy will attend Wolves training camp. If he is waived, an Exhibit 10 deal makes it possible for him to earn up to $50,000 in bonuses playing for the Wolves' G-League affiliate in Iowa. Exhibit 10 contracts can also be converted into two-way NBA deals.
JD Shaw: The Phoenix Suns and forward Haywood Highsmith have agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract, source told @HoopsRumors . News of Phoenix being expected to sign him was first reported by @ginamizell .
Former St. John’s guard Justin Simon will sign an Exhibit-10 contract Thursday with the Chicago Bulls, per league sources. Simon will be in training camp with the Bulls and play during the preseason, and then is expected to land with the Bulls G League team.
Miami, which has been cycling through a few young prospects, has four open roster spots to use for training camp invitations and if it chooses, two-way contracts. The Heat is expected to allow training camp invites - including Heat summer league players Kyle Alexander, Chris Silva and Jeremiah Martin - to compete for at least one two-way contract.
Emiliano Carchia: London Perrantes is planning on attending training camp with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told Sportando. Perrantes spent last season in France between Limoges CSP and Cholet
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to an Exhibit 10 training camp deal with center Marques Bolden, league sources tell After not being selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, Bolden played for the Cavaliers during summer league. He will now come to training camp to compete for one of the final roster spots. Following JR Smith’s departure, the Cavs have 13 players under contract, two below the maximum number allowed. The Cavs also have an open two-way contract.
Bolden, 6-foot-11, averaged 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in summer league action. Because of Cleveland’s roster makeup, Bolden will be one of the few bigs invited to training camp. Last week, the team agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with shooting guard J.P. Macura, who will also be looking to claim one of the final spots. According to sources, the Cavs are not expecting to have a full roster going into the season opener. They have a few minimum-level players on their radar for the 14th spot, but nothing lined up quite yet. They might even wait until after camp to see which players get released from other NBA teams.
Sean Cunningham: Cam Reynolds has joined the Kings training camp roster and is working out on Day 1. Former Kings assistant coach TR Dunn also observing practice alongside his former player Peja Stokakovic.
The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward Ismaila Kane, General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. Kane (6-9, 200) appeared in 13 games last season for Atlanta Metropolitan of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and averaged 14.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.69 blocks. The Senegalese native went unselected in the 2018 NBA Draft.
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.
The L.A. Clippers today announced their 2018-19 training camp roster. The team signed free-agent forward Desi Rodriguez to bring the roster to 20 players. Rodriguez, 22, played four collegiate seasons at Seton Hall University, appearing in 129 games (97 starts) and averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds, while shooting 36 percent from three-point range in 26.3 minutes. The 6’6”, 220-pound swingman was named to the Second Team All-Big East as a senior, after averaging 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in his final collegiate season. A native of the Bronx, NY, Rodriguez went undrafted in 2018.
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Charlotte Hornets General Manager & President of Basketball Operations, Mitch Kupchak, announced the team's 2018 training camp roster. The training camp roster stands at 19. The Charlotte Hornets will hold Training Camp at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The team’s training camp roster is listed below.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team’s roster for Grizzlies 2018 Training Camp, presented by Mid-South Ford Dealers. The Grizzlies will hold training camp from Sept. 25-28 at the Grizzlies Built Ford Tough Training Facility inside FedExForum. The Grizzlies’ training camp roster, included below, will be available to the media at the team’s annual Media Day starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at FedExForum along with coaches, players and select members of the front office.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agents Tim Frazier, Shabazz Muhammad and Christian Wood to complete their 20-man roster for training camp, which tips-off on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center.
Ian Begley: Columbia’s Jeff Coby has agreed to a deal with the Knicks, league sources confirm. Coby, a Hatian National Team standout, has worked out w/the Knicks in informal sessions recently and impressed the staff. The Coby agreement was first reported by @NicolaLupo99.
Chris Grenham: Source: Former Providence forward and Celtics draft pick Ben Bentil has received a training camp invite from the Milwaukee Bucks. Bentil spent last season in France and Spain. #pcbb
Nicola Lupo: Former Columbia forward Jeff Coby will sign a deal with the New York Knicks, according to a source. He spent his rookie season in Spain.
Candace Buckner: Lavoy Allen has signed a training camp deal with the #Wizards, The Post has learned. He’s been in Washington for a week working out with the players and must have impressed the Wiz to the point that they gave him with camp invite. Allen will compete for the final roster spot.
Adrian Wojnarowski: As Isaiah Thomas continues to rehab his hip, Denver is signing veteran guard Donald Sloan to a training camp deal, league sources tell ESPN. Denver has 15 guaranteed contracts.
Will Cherry is expected to join the Golden State Warriors on an Exhibit 10 contract, a source told Sportando. The guard, who has played 8 games with Cavs in 2014-2015, spent last season with KK Cedevita in Croatia averaging 10.5 points in the domestic league, 11.1 points in AB Liga and 11.8 points with 4 assists in EuroCup.
Brian Lewis: Nuni Omut, a strong candidate for the #Nets last training camp spot, is a 6-9 Baylor product who shot 43.3% from deep, fifth in the Big 12, and a league-best 48.1% in conference play.
The San Antonio Spurs have signed Amida Brimah and Julian Washburn to training camp deals. Both players will be on Exhibit 10 deals. Brimah was with the Spurs for preseason in 2017 and then played for the Austin Spurs of the G League. Washburn was previously with the Spurs in 2015 and played for their G League team in 15-16 and 17-18.
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.
Keith Smith: Source: The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Jacorey Williams. Williams was signed by Cleveland late in the offseason last year before being waived at the end of the preseason. He then played for the Canton Charge of the NBAGL.
Darnell Mayberry: The Bulls have agreed to a training camp deal with former Xavier forward Kaiser Gates, The Athletic has learned. Gates played on the Bulls’ summer league roster after forgoing the final year of his collegiate eligibility. He shot 37.8% from 3 on 4.2 attempts per game last year.
Cleveland has reached its limit of 20 players for camp, including former Notre Dame standout Bonzi Colson. Former University of Dayton star and Canton Charge alum Scoochie Smith and Isaac Hamilton, another Charge player from last year, also signed camp deals. Smith and Hamilton each received "exhibit 10 contracts," which means they get a $50,000 bonus if they're waived by the Cavs and signed to the Charge. Real GM first reported their signings.
Keith Smith: Source: The Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward Desi Rodriguez to a training camp contract. Rodriguez went undrafted out of Seton Hall at the 2018 NBA Draft. Rodriguez is signing an Exhibit 10 contract per source.
Jerry Zgoda: Veteran center Cole Aldrich says tonight he has signed to go to camp with Atlanta. When he was waived by the Wolves in June, he had some hope he'd still be back with his hometown team this season.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Marcus Lee. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lee began his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley for his senior season where he appeared in 32 games (all starts) with the Golden Bears last season and averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.63 blocks, 1.3 assists and 27.8 minutes while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed rookie free agent guard Rob Gray. Gray (6-1, 185) was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft following his senior season at the University of Houston. He played for the Rockets during the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Shams Charania: Sources: Undrafted Georgetown forward Marcus Derrickson has agreed to sign with the Warriors on an Exhibit 10 contract. He averaged 13 points/five rebounds in eight summer league games for Golden State.
Continuing their backcourt overhaul this off-season, the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a one-year non-guaranteed deal with point guard Isaiah Taylor late Thursday night, a league source confirmed to Taylor, 24, is the latest addition to a crowded perimeter. According to a source familiar with the team's thinking, Taylor is committed to attending Cavaliers training camp, where he will compete for the third point guard spot.
Jordan McLaughlin, a 6’2” senior point guard from USC, has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Nets, essentially a camp invite. The signing brings to 19 players with either agreements or signed contracts, including 15 guaranteed deals.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Jaylen Morris to a Two-Way contract. The team also signed free agent center Brandon McCoy and guard Travis Trice to training camp contracts. Morris, 22, appeared in six games with the Atlanta Hawks last season and averaged 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.4 minutes per game.
Nets Daily: Nets are signing Australian star Mitch Creek to a training camp invite, according to league source. Creek is a 26 year old SG who played last year in Australia and Germany.
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed guard Joe Chealey to the team’s training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chealey, an undrafted free agent out of the College of Charleston, participated in the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League with the Hornets. In four games, he averaged 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 17.4 minutes per game. The Orlando, Florida, native played in 129 collegiate games over four years (2014-18) for the Cougars, finishing his career with averages of 14.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 31.1 minutes per game.
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed guard Jaylen Barford and forwards Zach Smith and Isaiah Wilkins to the team’s training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In two years at Arkansas, the 6-3 Barford averaged 15.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 28.3 minutes per game in 71 contests. An undrafted free agent, Barford recorded averages of 17.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 35 games as a senior in 2017-18. The Jackson, Tennessee, native finished the season amongst the SEC leaders in the following categories: field goals made (first, 224), points scored (third, 628), points per game (third, 17.9), three-point field goals (fourth, 87) and field goal percentage (sixth, .470). As a junior, he averaged 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Brad Turner: The Clippers signed guard Ike Iroegbu contract to play on their G-League team. He'll be in uniform for Clips tonight against the Lakers.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets signed forward Danuel House Jr. He was not in camp with any team so they will have the G League rights to him if he is released.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed DeAndre Liggins. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Liggins, who was originally signed by the HEAT to two 10-day contracts in 2014, spent two seasons with Miami’s NBA G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, helping them capture the 2016 Championship after appearing in 34 games (33 starts) and averaging 13.0 points, 7.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 2.06 steals and 38.4 minutes while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 43.4 percent from three-point range and 71.1 percent from the foul line.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies signed guard Durand Scott and waived guard Jeremy Morgan.
By cutting Williams, the Cavs can keep center Kendrick Perkins in camp. Perkins, a friend of LeBron James, is trying to make an NBA comeback after missing last season. With Cleveland's roster constructed as is, Perkins' chance of making the team is small. The Cavs will have to waive or trade a player with a guaranteed contract before the start of the season because of Wade's arrival. Wade is expected to clear waivers at 5 p.m. Wednesday and sign with the Cavs.
Houston Rockets‏: ROSTER UPDATE: Rockets have signed free agent guard George de Paula. He played on this season's Rockets Summer League team.
Fourteen of the roster spots are accounted for by players on guaranteed deals. The last slot, though, is up for grabs. Over the next three weeks, six players — Joel Anthony, Gerald Green, Kendall Marshall, Gary Payton II, Brandon Rush and James Young — will compete to earn a place on the team. Five of those players have multiple years of NBA experience, with Anthony and Green each with 10 years in the league, Rush with nine, Marshall with four and Young with three. Payton, a rookie last season, may not be as long in the tooth, but he is the incumbent, so to speak, considering he signed with the Bucks late last season and has been with the team all summer.
It's possible the Bucks could keep three of the six players under their control. With both of their two-way contracts open, the Bucks could add Young and Payton — each of whom fit the criteria of have three years or fewer of NBA experience — in those two-way spots. That would allow them to spend most of their time in the G League with the Wisconsin Herd while easily moving up to the Bucks if needed. That's a scenario that has not yet been discussed with Payton or Young, who are focused on making the NBA roster. For Payton, that means defending the spot that's been his this summer. "All these guys know what it takes to make a team," Payton said. "For me, it's just to do what I do best, lock down and play defense and do what I can and just play and compete."
Andy Larsen: The Jazz signed Taylor Braun to be their 20th and final training camp attendee. Braun averaged 8 points per game in the Bundesliga last year
The Cavs will fill out their training camp roster with JaCorey Williams with their 20th and final spot, a team source tells ESPN. Williams, a rangy 6-8 forward, was named Conference USA's Player of the Year last season while putting up 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for Middle Tennessee State University.
Dave McMenamin: CLE adding J.Williams to camp "has no affect" on a potential pursuit of DWade, per source. Need to shed guaranteed contracts either way.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of free agents Jarell Eddie and Jaylen Johnson to round out their 2017-18 training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Eddie (6-7, 218) saw action in five games for the Phoenix Suns last season, along with 45 appearances in the NBA G League for the Austin Spurs and Windy City Bulls. Eddie totaled 4.8 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 12.4 mpg for the Suns during a 10-day contract. In his G League action, he averaged 14.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 1.5 apg in 28.3 mpg total, including 17.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 2.0 apg in 20 games for the Windy City Bulls. The Tampa, Florida, native played in 26 games for the Washington Wizards in 2015-16, scoring 2.4 ppg in 5.7 mpg.
Vincent Ellis: #Pistons announce camp roster and Beno Udrih on it. Told me the other day he wants to catch on somewhere. Has trained here all off-season.
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