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Rod Beard: Confirmed report that #Pistons have waived Eric Moreland and agreed to terms with Zaza Pachulia. Interesting mix of vets and young players now.
Barring a major trade, the Pistons won’t be very active during the draft or during free agency. They have no first-round selection in the draft on June 21 — their No. 12 pick was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Blake Griffin deal — and they likely won’t find an impact player with their second-round pick (42nd overall). They will pick up the team option on Reggie Bullock for $2.5 million by July 15 and they’ll have to make decisions on whether to fully guarantee the contracts of Eric Moreland ($1.8 million) and Dwight Buycks ($1.6 million).
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Detroit plans to guarantee the contract of Eric Moreland for remainder of season. The forward received his first career start tonight.
Eric Pincus: The Detroit Pistons have guaranteed $500k of Eric Moreland’s 3-year deal starting at $1.7 mil @BBallInsiders
Vincent Ellis: Source tells Free Press Moreland’s deal is for three years, but not fully guaranteed until July 2019.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed free agent center Eric Moreland. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Moreland, 25, appeared in 44 games (41 starts) with the Canton Charge of the NBA’s G League last season, averaging 12.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.7 blocks, 1.7 steals and 33.4 minutes.
Rod Beard: #Pistons also officially announce signing of Eric Moreland. No terms disclosed, but reportedly a multi-year deal.
Emiliano Carchia: Eric Moreland just signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons, per sources
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Eric Moreland as he continues to recover from a foot injury suffered last season. “I feel it is in my best interest for me to take my time to make sure I am 100 percent healthy,” Moreland told ESPN. “I feel really good and think I am close to being game ready but with the setback I have already been through, I want be extra cautious with my return and do everything I can to make sure I my foot has completely healed.”
Moreland was not cleared by the Cavaliers to participate in training camp this past week. Cleveland will likely re-evaluate Moreland — who re-aggravated the injury last April — prior to the season. Moreland broke his foot last December. Moreland signed with Cleveland earlier this month, but doctors have told Moreland that he is approximately 6-8 weeks away from being 100 percent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed point guard Toney Douglas to a contract, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released. In a related move, the Cavs have waived forward/center Eric Moreland.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: The Cavaliers have signed ex-Kings forward Eric Moreland to training camp deal, according to source.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Cory Jefferson agreed to deal with Cavaliers. Hearing Eric Moreland is also a training camp target.
Shams Charania: Sources: free agent Eric Moreland has reached agreement on a one-year contract to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings. Significant guarantees.
Free agent Eric Moreland has multiple deals to compete for a roster spot in NBA training camp, with the Detroit Pistons as frontrunners, league sources told RealGM.
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August 14, 2018 | 4:27 am EDT Update
Lamar Odom: My last night in this amazing city! Getting ready for my next chapter in China and closing my last chapter in The Netherlands with my manager @iamzoul Had an amazing time in your hometown Rotterdam and thank you @mr2rchiang for assigning this woman to me that became like the sister I never had. The past two weeks felt great and I worked hard on my conditioning and gaining muscle strength. I have started a new healthy food program and I feel like I already gained back 50% of what I used to be during my glory times. I will continue to work hard and will share with all of you updates of my new journey. I will be back soon Netherlands!! 🧀🇳🇱🌷#teamlamarodom #nextstophongkong #bye @ninetyplusofficial
Odom’s own latest post is also from Hong Kong while people have been posting photographs with him in the city on social media. The 38-year old was in Hong Kong and Shenzhen earlier this summer before deciding to make the move to Shenzhen for a fresh start.
A year out from what could be an enormous 2019 free agency in the NBA, there are rumors about the next potential super-team. Two league sources told Business Insider that there is a buzz about the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler teaming up next summer, with one source saying the chatter is “substantial.” Both sources also said the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets could be well-positioned to land the two players if they are indeed keen on teaming up.
One source called the summers of 2017 and 2018 “anomalies” in the way those second- or third-tier players struggled to find long-term contracts. There were more players signing deals like Avery Bradley did with the Los Angeles Clippers this year (two years, $24 million) than Will Barton did with the Denver Nuggets (four years, $54 million). The same source believes 2019 could begin a “return to normalcy” for those players. However, several sources also cautioned against the idea of a spending spree akin to 2016. Teams have learned their lessons from some of the massive four-year deals handed out that summer that looked almost immediately regrettable, sources said. It seems unlikely, for example, that we’ll see players like Timofey Mozgov get four-year, $64 million deals.
Mike D’Antoni: “Well, at different points of people’s careers or lives or circumstances, things are different. … In New York, when they gave away half the team (to Denver in the February 2011 trade that brought Anthony to the Knicks) and everybody expected us to win a championship, it really wasn’t realistic. It put a lot of pressure on everybody, and it kind of burst the pipes. I think this is totally different. We’ve got a team that is a whole bunch of veterans that really, we’ve got one thing in mind, and that’s to win a championship, and we have the possibility. We never had a blow-up before, so it’s not he wanted to play a certain way and I kind of wanted to coach another way. “Back then, there wasn’t even analytics. I was going by my gut, and he was going by (his) gut, and it’s just, you know, styles clash. And I think now, things have changed and everybody is playing the same way. I think it’s a lot better fit and I think we have a really good chance to be really good.”