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Kobe Bryant could play some minutes at power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Lou Williams will receive a significant portion of the backcourt minutes, leaving Bryant at small forward and even power forward. "If we don't get another guard, then Kobe's in that mix," Scott said. "I'm kind of going through those scenarios. But not...
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports (@Sam_Vecenie) about NBA Summer League including the standouts, disappointments and what it means for the 2015-16 season. They discuss the best players from the 2015 NBA Draft, the top guys in the sophomore class and surprises who earned NBA contracts after competing elsewhere last season. Subscribe...
Ognjen Kuzmic has signed with Panathinaikos of Greece. The Golden State Warriors rescinded their qualifying offer to Kuzmic last week. Kuzmic appeared in just 16 games with the Warriors this past season.
Rakeem Christmas signed a four-year, $4.3 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, sources tell RealGM. The first two seasons are guaranteed while the second two are partially guaranteed for Christmas. The Pacers acquired the draft rights to Christmas from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Free agent guard Ian Clark has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors, league sources told RealGM on Monday. The two sides are finalizing terms on Clark’s deal after the 6-foot-3 guard’s commitment, sources said. Clark will return to the Warriors organization for which he starred during the Summer League championship in 2013 — featuring a 33-point performance with seven...
There were unsubstantiated rumors over the weekend linking J.R. Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports the Lakers will not be signing Smith. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Smith remain engaged in contract talks.
The Miami Heat are waiving forward Henry Walker, league sources told RealGM.
Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to discuss recent offseason transactions, including the Ty Lawson and Brendan Haywood trades. Duncan and Feldman also take listener questions. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
The Boston Celtics have acquired Zoran Dragic and a second round pick from the Miami Heat. The pick is unlikely to ever change hands. Miami will also send cash to Boston to help cover Dragic's salary. The trade helps the Heat considerably with the luxury tax. The trade did not upset Goran Dragic, who is hoping his brother will get more chances at playing time with the Celtics....
Matthew Dellavedova will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal worth $1.2 million. Dellavedova will be eligible for free agency again next offseason.
The Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Mike Miller. Miller was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Portland Trail Blazers and he'll be waived. The Cavs' trade of Miller "was right thing to do" according to a LeBron James' source. Miller was previously waived by the Miami Heat in a tax-savings move that angered James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers. Haywood's contract is non-guaranteed for the 15-16 season. Portland will send two second round picks to the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were unable to find a suitable trade using Haywood's contract and will instead have a traded player exception that can be used later.
The Sacramento Kings have parted ways with Dean Oliver. Oliver is one of basketball's foremost experts on analytics and was Director of Player Personnel. Oliver had multiple years remaining on his contract. Divac has told confidants that he is strongly opposed to the use of analytics in evaluating players.
The Orlando Magic will acquire Shabazz Napier from the Miami Heat, according to sources. The Heat will acquire a future protected second-round pick.
The San Antonio Spurs will sign Youssou Ndoye to a training camp deal, according to sources. Ndoye played for the Spurs in the Las Vegas Summer League. He is expected to spend the 2015-16 season with Austin in the D-League.
Free agent forward Jamil Wilson has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM. Wilson, a second-year pro out of Marquette, will sign his deal on Monday. The 6-foot-7 product averaged 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Washington Wizards in five summer league games this month. Wilson played three seasons at Marquette after transferring...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed James Jones.Jones appeared in 57 games (two starts) for the Cavs during the 2014-15 regular season and averaged 4.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game. He also shot .360 from the three-point line and .848 from the free throw line. Jones previously said he would re-sign with the Cavaliers.
The Sacramento Kings have offered Peja Stojakovic a full-time position in their front office, according to sources. Vlade Divac has reportedly asked Stojakovic to leave Europe and join the Kings in a player personnel role. Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey was retired by the Kings in December. He attended summer league in Las Vegas with the Kings in a consulting role to Divac earlier this...
Sam Dalembert has agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million veteran’s minimum deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to a source. Dalembert played for coach Rick Carlisle two years ago in Dallas, and will get an opportunity to play a significant role at center for the Mavericks
Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a three-year deal with the Indiana Pacers. Robinson, 21, became an unrestricted free agent after the Philadelphia 76ers declined to make him a qualifying offer. Robinson played 35 games in his rookie season for the Minnesota Timberwolves and 76ers, averaging 2.1 points per game.
The Dallas Mavericks have reached agreement with undrafted Arizona forward Brandon Ashley on a partially guaranteed multiyear contract, league sources told RealGM. Ashley, 6-foot-9, averaged 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Atlanta Hawks’ summer league entry in Las Vegas this month. Ashley declared for the NBA Draft after his junior season at Arizona, where he averaged 12.2...
Free agent guard Wesley Saunders of Harvard has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told RealGM. After going unselected in June’s NBA draft, Saunders joined the Utah Jazz for summer league. In six games for the Jazz in Las Vegas and Utah, Saunders averaged 2.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists. A 6-foot-5 playmaker, Saunders averaged...
Undrafted UC Santa Barbara forward Alan Williams has signed a lucrative deal to play next season with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM. Williams had a breakthrough performance in the Las Vegas summer league with the Houston Rockets, averaging 20.5 points and 11.8 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor in four games. He also played for...
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Phil Pressey. Pressey holds NBA averages of 3.1 points (33.3% FG, 35.7% 3-PT, 66.0% FT), 1.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 125 games (11 starts) over the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics. Undrafted out of Missouri, Pressey (5-11, 175) averaged career highs in scoring (11.9 ppg) and assists (7.0 apg) his junior 2012-13 season, finishing...
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Cliff Alexander to a contract. Alexander dealt with a bruised sternum and a back injury while at Kansas. His predraft workouts were cut short when he injured his right knee while working out for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Brooklyn Nets added Alexander to the summer league roster where he played in 11 games in Las Vegas and Orlando, averaging...
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