Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Julyan Stone. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stone (6-6, 200) has appeared in 47 career NBA games (two starts) over three seasons with Denver (2011-13) and Toronto (2013-14), averaging 1.3 points, 1.1 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per contest. He most recently joins Charlotte after a stint with Reyer Venezia Mestre of the Lega Basket Serie A in Italy, appearing in 26 games and helping the squad to a 2017 Serie A Championship. Prior to his time with Reyer Venezia Mestre, Stone played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League last season, seeing action in 33 games (31 starts), averaging 7.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 34.7 minutes per contest.
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Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets have signed Julyan Stone to be their third point guard. (More)…
Shams Charania: Sources: Charlotte plans to sign guard Julyan Stone to a two-year minimum deal, with second year trigger date, pending FIBA clearance.
Negotiations are progressing toward guard Julyan Stone being released from his contract with an Italian team so he can sign with the Charlotte Hornets. A source familiar with the situation cautioned nothing has been signed yet. However, Stone could soon be available to be the Hornets’ third point guard behind starter Kemba Walker and backup Michael Carter-Williams.
Once the American guard will be free agent, he will sign a two-year guaranteed contract with the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. Stone returned to Venezia in the middle of last season and helped the team to win the Italian championship.
The agent for guard Julyan Stone still hopes to work out a compromise with an Italian pro team, allowing Stone to sign with the Charlotte Hornets. Stone would be the Hornets’ third point guard behind starter Kemba Walker and backup Michael Carter-Williams. The Hornets are reportedly prepared to sign Stone, 28, to a two-year contract. That would be contingent on Stone being released from the contract he signed recently with Venice-based Reyer Venezia.
Stone is in a family health crisis that is the driving factor in his wanting to play in the United States next season. According to Stone’s Instagram account, his father is in a coronary care unit with severe lung, heart and kidney ailments. Stone said on Instagram that he and Funiciello have proposed numerous compromises with Reyer Venezia in pursuit of a release. Funiciello is hopeful of coming to a resolution sometime this week.
The Charlotte Hornets have interest in signing Julyan Stone to be their third point guard, an informed source confirmed Saturday. The complication is Stone, who has played for the Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors, is under contract to a pro team in Italy.
International basketball website Sportando reported the Hornets’ interest in Stone Friday. Stone, 28, recently signed a two-year contract with Venice-based team Reyer Venezia. According to Sportando, Stone would like to sign with the Hornets, but doesn’t have an out clause in his contract. The issue for Stone relates to his father’s health: Based on Stone’s Instagram account, his father is in a coronary care unit in the United States with severe lung, heart and kidney ailments. Stone would like to be let out of his contract in Italy to be closer to his father the upcoming season and to better pay for his care.
Julyan Stone recently signed a two-year contract extension with Reyer Venezia. But the guard has a two-year offer from Charlotte Hornets he would love to accept. Stone has his father seriously sick and he wants to stay in the USA also for this reason.
The Indiana Pacers announced Sunday they have waived 6-9 forward Jeremy Evans and 6-6 guard Julyan Stone. Evans played in two preseason games and did not score. Stone played in five games, scoring one point and averaging two rebounds per game.
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford has declined his $4.5 million player option for next season and will become a free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Crawford, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year, will become one of the top reserve scorers on the open market after facing Monday’s deadline to decide on his option.
Milos Teodosic’s tenure with the Los Angeles Clippers may finish after just one season. The Los Angeles Clippers, in fact, are not planning to keep the Serbian point guard for the next season, a league source told Sportando. Teodosic has a player option, worth $6.3 mln, for the next season, that he can exercise until June 24, but his deal won’t become fully guaranteed until July 15. If the Clippers will decide to waive him before July 15, they’d only have to pay him $2.1 mln. The Clippers are moving towards in the direction of parting ways with Teodosic, a league source told Sportando.
If Clippers will, in fact, waive Teodosic, there’s a growing feeling around that the league that he may consider a return in Europe, if the right offer will present itself, a source told Sportando. But interest from other NBA teams can’t be ruled out at this points.
Marc Stein: The Grizzlies, meanwhile, continue to receive significant trade interest in the No. 4 pick in scenarios where they would also send out Chandler Parsons. The Grizz are said to be taking more calls than they’re making, but staying in the high lottery is obviously crucial to Memphis twitter.com/TheSteinLine/s…
Just about eight months after it was announced, International Smoke will open its doors in Houston next month. The restaurant from cookbook author and food personality Ayesha Curry and Chef Michael Mina is set to debut at 600 Sorella Court, occupying a 6,000-square-foot space. According to a press release, the restaurant will have two of its very own terraces on which diners can enjoy dishes like jerk-spiced duck wings, binchotan-grilled lobster, and Argentine ribeye, a dish that involves hay-smoked beef and chimichurri sauce.
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“Last summer, they could have acquired Paul George. ” said Adrian Wojnarowski on the Adam Schefter podcast. “I think Paul George wanted to know, ‘if LeBron commits to some years going forward, then I might be willing to commit.’ “When LeBron wasn’t willing to commit to an extension, that told me, they could have had Paul George without losing Kyrie. That’s a very different team: Kyrie Irving, Paul George and LeBron James. “When he wasn’t ready to do that then, Cleveland was worried and rightly so.”
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors GM Bobby Webster (from his @TSN1050Radio interview this morning) on RFA Fred VanVleet: “He’s a huge priority. I don’t want to get fined here, we’re a little limited in what we can say, but we love Freddy and he knows that. He is our highest priority.”