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The Detroit Pistons will sign free agent forward Eric Griffin to a training camp contract, a league source told RealGM. Griffin, an athletic 6-foot-8 forward, signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks last offseason before spending the year with Texas in the D-League. He averaged 19 points and 6.6 rebounds in 49 games for the Legends. Griffin played for the Los Angeles Clippers...
Tomas Satoransky is expected to join the Washington Wizards next season. Wizards' officials met with Satoransky, 23, this summer when his native Czech Republic played against Marcin Gortat’s Polish national team in preparation for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament. Satoransky was the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and is entering the final season of his contract with...
Peja Stojakovic has been hired as the Sacramento Kings' director of player personnel and development. Stojakovic also will be the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate. Stojakovic played nearly eight seasons for the Kings after being drafted 14th in 1996. He averaged 18.3 points and played in three All-Star Games.
The Miami Heat lost LeBron James during the summer of 2014 and should be competitive in 15-16 even if it's still unclear how the pieces fit. “How many teams, if you lose the best player in the game, can have a compelling team 13 months later?” said Erik Spoelstra. “It’s not the kind of lineup where you can just throw it out there, and you know it will work,” Spoelstra said...
Undrafted Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told RealGM. Whittington had several training camp options, deciding upon the Heat due to the team's roster opening and familiarity in summer league. Whittington will fly to Miami and sign his deal this week.
Chuck Hayes has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Hayes had previously agreed to a deal with the Houston Rockets.
DeAndre Jordan has parted ways with Relativity Sports. Jordan has been represented by Dan Fegan and Jarin Akana. Jordan backed out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Relativity Sports will still receive four percent of Jordan's four-year, $88 million contract.
Marcelo Huertas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian point guard, has been with Barcelona since 2011 when he helped replace Ricky Rubio.
The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with Charlie Westbrook, a league source tells RealGM. Westbrook was in camp with the Miami Heat in 2013. Westbrook played collegiately at South Dakota and most recently played in France.
Russell Westbrook married Nina Earl on Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The couple met while they were both at UCLA playing basketball. Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka, Dorell Wright and James Harden were in attendance. "They both couldn't be happier and can't wait to spend the rest of their lives together," a source said.
Justise Winslow is excited to join the Miami Heat, a team that can quickly return to the playoffs after dropping to the lottery in 14-15. “I’m looking forward to going out there and winning championships,” he said. “That’s what this organization is about. We’ve got the tools, the talent to do it. Getting it all together with the core they have, finding ways to complement...
The Portland Trail Blazers have shifted this offseason to fully build around Damian Lillard following the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge. “We had a lot of veteran free agents, [but our offseason plan] was all based on LaMarcus’s decision,” Neil Olshey said. “We had brought some guys in prior to July 3 when LaMarcus informed us he wasn’t coming back, that we felt could play...
Nick Young has serious interest in playing for Australia's basketball team in the Olympics. Young is dating Iggy Azalea, a pop star from Australia. Young would have to become an Australian citizen to be eligible for the team. "Nick's representatives have been in contact with an 'official inquiry,'" said an official for Basketball Australia.
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. The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are strong under consideration for Moreland, sources said, and their front offices expect the 6-foot-10 forward to settle upon a destination once the final offers are presented...
The Buss Family has no interest in selling the Los Angeles Lakers as they continue to run the franchise as a family business. "There is no point to sell, because it's a family business," he said. "We have Jesse [Buss] who runs the scouting and does an incredible job. Joey [Buss], who is the business side and runs the D-Fenders and does a great job. They're the future of the Lakers...
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Steve Ballmer has turned down a $60 million-per-year offer for local television rights and instead plans to start his own streaming network. Ballmer would be the first owner of a major United States' sports team to deliver games to consumers via a Web-based service. The Los Angeles Clippers are currently aired to approximately five million Los Angeles-area homes through Fox Sports...
Carlos Boozer has received interest from China, but he will likely wait for the NBA season to start for an opportunity to open up. Boozer will see where there's a need for him with a playoff team as the season progresses. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Utah Jazz have signed free agent forward J.J. O’Brien. O’Brien (6-7, 220, San Diego State) played one season at University of Utah (2010-11) before transferring to San Diego State (2011-15) to finish his collegiate career. He averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists during his senior campaign with the Aztecs. O’Brien earned a 2014 All-Mountain West Conference...
Toure' Murry has agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards on a non-guaranteed deal for training camp. Murry spent five games with the Wizards last season on a 10-day contract. A bad ankle sprain derailed Murry's second 10-day contract with Washington. The Wizards already have all 15 roster spots taken with guaranteed contracts.
The Sacramento Kings have signed Marshall Henderson to a training camp deal, according to a source. Henderson starred at Ole Miss before going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with free agent forward Talib Zanna, league sources told RealGM. Zanna spent last season with the OKC Blue in the NBA D-League, averaging 13.3 points, 11 rebounds and 60 percent field-goal shooting in 50 games. Zanna joins Dez Wells as training camp invites to the Thunder. Zanna played for the Thunder and Cleveland...
The rehabilitation of Kyrie Irving from a fractured kneecap is going smoothly, but he is almost certainly not going to be ready for the Cleveland Cavaliers' opener on Oct. 27. Irving could remain out until January. Irving underwent surgery in early June with an expected recovery time of three to four months. The Cavaliers want to bring him back slowly without risking a setback, with...
The Los Angeles Clippers have been in touch with representatives for Chris Singleton. Singleton was the 18th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards out of Florida State. Singleton played in China last season with the Jiangsu Dragons and then in the D-League with the Oklahoma City Blue.
The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam. "It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball...
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