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Adrian Wojnarowski: The Detroit Pistons waived guard Beno Udrih, league sources tell ESPN. Pistons have 14 guaranteed contracts on roster.
Shams Charania: Sources: Milwaukee has waived guard Gerald Green. The 10-year veteran reenters free agency before season starts this week.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have waived P.J. Dozier, Jameel Warney and Maalik Wayns.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived guard Andrew Andrews, forward Marc Loving and forward James Webb III, 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today.
Bobby Marks: Luxury tax bill in Oklahoma City drops from $27.8M to $24.5M with the Semaj Christon waiver. $4.5M savings of salary + tax.
Scott Bordow: Suns have waived Elijah Millsap. Roster now at 17 players and a clarification: under new CBA teams can carry 17 all year
The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have waived three players: 6-8 forward DeQuan Jones, 6-5 guard Trey McKinney Jones and 6-8 forward Ben Moore.
Scott Kushner: Source: The #Pelicans have waived Perry Jones and Cliff Alexander.
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Vander Blue, Travis Wear and Briante Weber, it was announced today.
Manny Navarro: #Heat announce they’ve waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. The roster stands at 17 with Derrick Walton Jr. (two-way contract) and Matt Williams Jr. still on the team.
Michael Scotto: Oklahoma City Thunder will waive guard Isaiah Canaan, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dallas is waiving rookie guard PJ Dozier, league source tells ESPN.
Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have waived Donald Sloan, The Washington Post has leaned. Carrick Felix makes the final roster, which is now set at 17.
Ronald Tillery: Griz coach Fizdale on roster cut down: “No one is going to be happy about this one. I’ll tell you that right now.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland has waived Kendrick Perkins, league source tells ESPN. Cavs reach 15-man roster. Perkins came to camp in terrific shape.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies waived guard Durand Scott.
The Warriors have waived guard Georges Niang and forward Michael Gbinije, the team announced in a press release. Both men were second-round picks in last year’s NBA draft.
Keith Pompey: The Sixers informed Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. they would be waived after the game, according to sources.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers’ waiving of Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor and James Blackmon Jr. becomes official on Saturday, according to a source.
The Bucks have requested waivers on Joel Anthony, Gary Payton II and Brandon Rush. The roster now stands at 15 players.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have waived Damjan Rudez and Kalin Lucas.
Michael Cunningham: #ATLHawks to waive Quinn Cook, Tyler Cavanaugh and Jeremy Evans
Sean Cunningham: Warriors just announced they’ve released Trevor Thompson. His signing was announced around 10am this morning.
The Boston Celtics announced Friday that they signed former Washington Wizards big man Daniel Ochefu. The Celtics will waive Ochefu and then sign him to their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, a source told Celtics Wire.
When Ochefu clears waivers, the Celtics’ roster will go back down to 14 players, leaving one spot open. Boston may carry this open spot into the regular season, although more players getting cut at the last minute, such as Richard Jefferson in Atlanta after Friday’s reported trade, may end up in their crosshairs.
It’s expected that the Jazz will waive Nazareth Mitrou-Long, a guard out of Iowa State who played light minutes this preseason. The Tribune has learned the last roster spot will come down to forward Joel Bolomboy, a 2016 draft pick out of Weber State, or guard Royce O’Neale, who was most recently playing overseas.
Royce Young: With tomorrow the non-guaranteed cut deadline, likely outcome is both Christon and Canaan are waived and OKC keeps the 15th spot open.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets waive Isaiah Taylor, Tim Quarterman, George de Paula, Chris Johnson. Troy Williams, Nanu Onuaku, as expected, make roster.
Brian Lewis: The #Nets waived guard Tahjere McCall and forward Kamari Murphy. They hold both players G League rights, so they’re Long Island bound
JD Shaw: The Orlando Magic have waived Troy Caupain and Rodney Purvis, per the team. The roster stands at 18.
Matt Velazquez: According to the team, Bucks are requesting waivers on Xavier Munford, who signed with Milwaukee a week ago.
The Denver Nuggets have waived veteran NBA forward Josh Childress, league sources told Def Pen Hoops. The move brings the Nuggets’ roster count down to 17 players. Childress confirmed the transaction in a text message on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin and forward Akil Mitchell. Doyle and Senglin originally signed as free agents with the Nets on Aug. 4, while Mitchell inked a free agent deal with Brooklyn on Sept. 24.
Rod Beard: #Pistons have waived Landry Nnoko and Derek Willis, who will go to @grdrive.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on John Jenkins and Jordan Mathews, the team announced today.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies signed guard Durand Scott and waived guard Jeremy Morgan.
The roster spot of Cavs veteran forward Richard Jefferson is in jeopardy, according to The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd. The signing of Dwyane Wade gives the Cavs 16 fully guaranteed contracts, along with Kay Felder’s partial guarantee. Even if Felder is traded or released, the Cavs will have to rid themselves of a guarantee contract and Jefferson is a likely candidate, Lloyd continues. Jefferson, 37, has a $2.5MM contract but if he’s released it will cost the club approximately $10.5MM in luxury taxes since it is a repeat offender, Lloyd points out. A second-round pick may have to be packaged to move Jefferson, Lloyd adds.
Shams Charania: Sources: Cleveland plans to waive rookie JaCorey Williams to clear roster spot and sign Dwyane Wade. Williams plans to find next team soon.
Ronald Tillery: Hearing Jarell Martin has been told he’ll be waived but has option to stay in Griz camp to entice suitors #MediaDay commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…
Calvin Watkins: Mike D’Antoni told reporters today it was hard to release Pablo Prigioni. Expect to see Tyler Ennis get some minutes at point guard behind James Harden.
Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough told ArizonaSports.com that Archie Goodwin had asked to be traded, and when the team was unable to move him before Monday’s roster deadline they waived him instead. “Not that these decisions are ever easy,” McDonough said, according to the report. “We felt like we got down to 16 really good, quality NBA players. Archie and his agents for the last few months asked us to accommodate a trade request. With that in mind, we told Archie and his agent we’d try to help him move to a team where he’d have an opportunity and play. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to work out a deal. This time of a year, it’s hard.”
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived guard Pablo Prigioni.
In the end, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided to waive Hunter, the rangy, sweet-shooting guard whose statistics ultimately did not match his elegant shooting form. “He loved that community and loved being around that team,” Hunter’s father, Ron, said in a telephone interview. “I think they got rid of a good basketball player but they also got rid of a better person. But that’s not what this is about. You don’t take it personally and you just move on. And that’s what he’s doing. He’s still a young kid. He’s hurt right now, but when he wakes up tomorrow, he’s going to be fine.”
Leo Beas: The Sacramento Kings today waived guards Jordan Farmar and Isaiah Cousins, according to VLADE DIVAC
Sean Cunningham: Lamar Patterson was released Wednesday, cleared waivers Friday. Then was resigned Friday. He practiced with Kings today. But… If Lamar Patterson is cut tomorrow by Sac, he’ll be allowed to be an affiliate player in Reno, should he choose to sign a D-League contract.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets waived guard Pablo Prigioni.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Rockets changed course on point guard release: waived Pablo Prigioni, kept Tyler Ennis.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has waived guard Jordan Adams and center Matt Costello to finalize its 15-man 2016-17 regular season roster.
Archie Goodwin: Want to say thanks to the Suns Organization for giving me a chance to live my dream. Everything happens for a reason
Jake Fischer: The Detroit Pistons have claimed Beno Udrih off of waivers, according to a league source. The Pistons will waive Ray McCallum Jr.
Chris Haynes: Cleveland Cavaliers to waive veteran Dahntay Jones, league sources inform ESPN. DeAndre Liggins makes the squad.
Goodwin, 22, is expected to garner significant interest on the waiver wire. The 6-foot-5 Goodwin is a dynamic athlete and has shown flashes as a scorer and playmaker.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Phoenix guard Archie Goodwin has been released and will become a free agent. Explosive, young guard unexpectedly waived.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers will also waive James Webb III, Shawn Long and Cat Barber, according to source. They hold DLeague rights to Webb, Long & Barber.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Houston is planning to release guard Tyler Ennis, but could negotiate a new deal once he clears waivers.
Jake Fischer: Nik Stauskas has made the Philadelphia 76ers’ 15-man roster, according to a league source. They will release Brandon Paul.
Jessica Camerato: Confirming @Jake Fischer, the Sixers cutting Brandon Paul. He’s received interest from other NBA teams, no talks of Sixers D-Lg, per source.
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forwards Mitch McGary and Chris Wright along with guard Ronnie Price and center Kaleb Tarczewski, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Randy Renner: #Thunder had been trying to work a trade deal for Mitch McGary but nothing in the works up to the end. McGary is owed $1.5 mil
Adrian Wojnarowski: For now, Mitch McGary is hoping to resume career in China or Europe, sources tell @The Vertical. Wherever he plays, he has issues to resolve.
Shams Charania: Vertical Sources: Oklahoma City plans to waive Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price ($5M guaranteed), keep rookie Semaj Christon on final roster.
Jay King: Amir Johnson begins his press conference, “Happy birthday, RJ. That’s my guy.” All the sads.
Bill Oram: Lakers announce they have waived Yi Jianlian. Here’s @Mark Medina’s story on how that played out. bit.ly/2eAk2iy
Serena Winters: Lakers on waiving Yi Jianlian: “…He felt that the minutes & opportunities he’d be afforded here were not in line w/ his goals & ambitions”
Calvin Watkins: Rockets waived forward PJ Hairston, forward Le’Bryan Nash and guard Gary Payton II. The Rockets took a cap hit of $543,471 with the release of Payton.
Jeff Goodman: Boston Celtics have waived RJ Hunter, source told ESPN.
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets have as expected waived Gary Payton II, the first of today’s roster moves, per source.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans just announced that they’ve waived Alonzo Gee and kept Lance Stephenson, even though Gee is owed a full $1.2 million.
After talks with team officials on Sunday, China star Yi Jianlian has asked the Los Angeles Lakers for his release, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that with the Lakers facing roster cut-down decisions by Monday at 5 p.m. ET, Yi and his representatives requested that the Lakers let him go to pursue other opportunities, largely because the role he envisioned in L.A. didn’t materialize.
The Lakers will formally waive Yi later Monday, sources said, and will still have to release one more player to get down to the league maximum of 15. But Yi’s departure would appear to increase the odds that former All-Star forward Metta World Peace will make the opening night roster, as he did a year ago, with fellow veteran Thomas Robinson being another strong contender for a roster spot.
Mark Medina: Not concrete yet, but I’m told Thomas Robinson feels encouraged after receiving positive feedback in recent days about his training camp.
Mitch McGary has a guaranteed contract but little certainty. The third-year Thunder power forward is guaranteed a little more than $1.5 million this season. But he’s coming off a foot injury and is suspended for the first 15 games of the regular season for twice violating the NBA’s anti-drug program. McGary didn’t play a minute in Oklahoma City’s six preseason games, the first four due to his foot injury. He was available but didn’t play in the final two. “If the opportunity doesn’t present itself (to play), that’s totally on me,” McGary said Sunday. “Just means I got to work a little bit harder to get where I want to go. Wherever that is — it may be here; I hope so — I just want to play. That’s it.”
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According to sources, Okafor, the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, worked out for four teams last Wednesday in Las Vegas, and remains hopeful of signing with a team ahead of training camp next fall. Okafor averaged 17.5 points per game as a rookie in Philadelphia in 2015-16. He has spent the last few months working out in Miami with trainers David Alexander and Idan Ravin, fueling speculation that he could land with the Heat, especially if Miami finds a trading partner for Hassan Whiteside.
He will not be back with the Nets, the last team for which he played, a source said. Okafor has had interest from the Pacers and Bulls, among others, this summer but neither were at the workout in Las Vegas.
These are the real boys of summer, the grinders using the 12-day audition in the desert to impress NBA executives enough to earn the honor of an invitation to training camp. Take Cooley, 27, the unofficial dean of NBA Summer League stars. This is Cooley’s sixth stint in Vegas. He’s a member of the Phoenix Suns now, a teammate of Ayton’s. Before that he was a Sacramento King, setting screens for De’Aaron Fox, and before that a Cleveland Cavalier, throwing outlet passes to Andrew Wiggins. For Cooley, this was never a dream. In 2009, he chose Notre Dame, not for a springboard to the NBA, but because it had a top business school. “I used basketball to get the best education,” Cooley said.
But when he graduated, NBA teams called. Some 18 brought him in for pre-draft workouts. When he went undrafted, he started getting invitations to Summer League. “I remember my first year I was struggling to remember all the plays,” Cooley said. “Now my sixth year, this is the most complicated offense I’ve had, but it’s second nature, basic easy stuff. It’s a lot easier to understand.”
There’s Justin Harper, with the New York Knicks. Casper Ware, with the Portland Trail Blazers. Brady Heslip with the Memphis Grizzlies. There are no paychecks for playing in Summer League. There’s per diem, around $100 per day. There’s a hotel room, two-hour practices, daily bus rides and no guarantee of playing time. “It’s a grind, man,” Machado said. “Every time you come out to Summer League, everyone is trying to prove themselves. Me, trying to facilitate, sometimes you overthink it. Every time you come back, you think, ‘Man I did this already.’ It’s a constant grind and constant pressure you put on yourself.”
As Summer League winds down, most of the boys of summer will disperse. Some will sign on with G League teams, to maximize exposure. Others will ink European contracts, where the money is better. They will ride buses to small towns in the U.S. or live in isolation in far-flung cities around the world. They will do it, and they will hope for an invitation back to Las Vegas next summer, for the opportunity to impress once again. “There’s only about 1% of me that thinks about not playing,” Cooley said. “This life is pretty intense. But I love it, I’m glad it’s not easy. Not playing would be a terrible itch that I wouldn’t be able to scratch. I know once the time comes, I will definitely be a part of the game, because I’ll go crazy if I go cold-turkey out of basketball. But right now, I’m a player. The body of work I have put together has caused a pretty good stir here. I believe I’m an NBA player. I believe I can play in the league for a long time.”