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Bledsoe's Free Agency Serving As Test Case For Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson is monitoring the contract situation of Eric Bledsoe, who remains a restricted free agent. Jackson is eligible for a contract extension and could become a restricted free agent himself next summer if he is unable to agree upon a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jackson has made it clear that he desires a starting role, while also suggesting that he seeks the salary...
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Celtics To Formally Complete Evan Turner Signing Before Camp

The Boston Celtics will complete and announce the signing of Evan Turner before training camp, according to a source. Turner has not officially signed despite his reported deal for part of the midlevel exception in late July. The Celtics have the limit of 20 players on the roster without Turner officially signed.
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Zoran Dragic On Verge Of Leaving Europe For NBA

Slovenia star Zoran Dragic is in advanced discussions to leave his European club, BC Unicaja, to sign with an NBA team, league sources told RealGM.After the Slovenian national team’s elimination in the FIBA World Cup to Team USA last Tuesday, Dragic focused on reaching terms on a deal in the NBA and has made significant progress this week. As a skilled, polished player, Dragic...
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Denzel Bowles Close To Signing With Jilin Of China

Free agent center Denzel Bowles is closing on an agreement with Jilin of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.Bowles worked out for Detroit this week, and the 6-foot-10 big man received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.Bowles played for Jilin last season and had a workout for the Charlotte Bobcats upon his return. He averaged five points and 4.2 rebounds...
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Blatche signs with Chinese team

Andray Blatche has signed a one-year deal with Xinjiang Guanghui of the Chinese Basketball Association. Blatche most recently was with the Brooklyn Nets. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Blatche will sign a $2.5 million net deal. Blatche can rejoin the NBA in March.
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Ramon Sessions Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Kings

Ramon Sessions has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Sessions. Sessions' deal is fully guaranteed with no options, according to a source that spoke with RealGM's Shams Charania.
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Jarell Eddie Agrees To Camp Deal With Hawks

Undrafted rookie forward Jarell Eddie has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told RealGM.Out of Virginia Tech, Eddie reached a summer league agreement with the Washington Wizards after June's NBA draft.Eddie mulled several training camp invitations -- including from the Wizards -- before informing the Hawks of his decision...
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Wolves Offer Max Contract To Eric Bledsoe, Pushing For Sign-And-Trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe a four-year, $63 million max contract. Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July. Fox 10 in Phoenix earlier reported the Wolves had made a maximum contract...
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Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Shanghai Sharks are making a strong push to sign Aron Baynes. Baynes is currently a restricted free agent of the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs would retain Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.
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Timberwolves Optimistic About Extension For Ricky Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have discussed a contract extension and the team is optimistic about a deal. "I feel optimistic," Milt Newtons said. "Knowing Ricky the person, he wants to be here. Now we just have to deal with his agent. If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush. "There some things we agree...
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Lou Amundson Signs Camp Deal With Cavs

Lou Amundson has signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. Amundson recently worked out for the Cavaliers. Amundson most recently played for the Chicago Bulls.
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Hamady Ndiaye Likely To Sign In China After Nets Void Deal

After the Brooklyn Nets voided his free-agent deal due to a failed physical, Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.Several Chinese teams have been in discussions with Ndiaye before and after his decision to join the Nets for training camp.A seven-footer out of Senegal, Ndiaye was a...
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Miroslav Raduljica Signs Deal With Shandong Lions In China

Free agent seven-footer Miroslav Raduljica has signed a one-year contract with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.Raduljica had interest from several NBA teams, including the San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers, as well as discussions in Europe. With Gustavo Ayon leaning toward a deal in the European League, a lucrative offer in China formalized...
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RealGM Radio: On The Atlantic Division With Kharpertian, Weiss

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) focuses on the Atlantic Division with Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game (@uuords) and Jared Weiss of CLSN Radio and CelticsBlog (@CLNS_JaredWeiss). The three work through an eventful off-season in terms of players and coaches alike from the Jason Kidd fiasco to the major New York / Dallas trade that brought Jose Calderon to...
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Mickael Pietrus Works Out For Kings

The Sacramento Kings worked out free agent Mickael Pietrus this week in Sacramento, league sources tell RealGM. Pietrus is on workout trail as he remains unsigned.
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Lorenzo Brown To Sign One-Year Deal With Pistons

Free agent guard Lorenzo Brown has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, a league source told RealGM. Brown averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 assists in 26 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season, after the 6-foot-5 guard signed with the franchise as a released free agent. Brown, 24, was the 52nd overall selection by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the...
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Sources: Taj Gibson Not Too Thrilled To Continue Being Backup Forward

Taj Gibson privately isn't too thrilled about the prospect of continuing to be a reserve forward, according to sources. But Gibson has been an upbeat, team-first player who values winning and chemistry too much to make it an issue or distraction. The Chicago Bulls signed Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic this offseason.
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Popovich Worried Spurs Will Get Satisfied From 13-14 Championship

Gregg Popovich made sure the San Antonio Spurs used their 2013 NBA Finals defeat as motiviation, but he faces the opposite problem now. “I'm worried for one reason,” Popovich said. “They are human beings. They are going to feel satisfied.” The Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in five games for the championship last season. Miami stole Game 2 on the Spurs' home court...
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Canton Charge Hire Jordi Hernandez As New Head Coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Jordi Fernandez as the new head coach of their exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League affiliate, the Canton Charge. "Jordi is a natural fit to lead the Charge after being a tremendous asset to our staff last year and playing a critical role cultivating talent with the Cavaliers for four seasons,” Cavaliers Director of Development...
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Kyrylo Fesenko Signs Camp Contract With Timberwolves

Kyrylo Fesenko has signed a training camp contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fesenko has played five NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers. Fesenko last appeared in camp with the Chicago Bulls in 2012.
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Josh Akognon Signs With Foshan Of China

Free agent guard Josh Akognon has signed a contract with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.Akognon had discussed training camp deals with NBA teams, but the Cal State Fullerton alum to return to China for a second consecutive season. He averaged 28 points and five assists for Qingdao in 2013-14.Akognon, a 5-foot-11 sharpshooter, played three regular...
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Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM. Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.
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Heat Hire Keith Smart, Chris Quinn For Coaching Staff

The Miami Heat have hired Keith Smart as assistant coach and Chris Quinn as assistant coach/player development. Additionally, the Heat also named David Fizdale to assistant head coach and Juwan Howard to assistant coach.
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Kings Agree Upon One-Year Guaranteed Deal With Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a one-year, fully guaranteed deal, according to a source. Hollins, who will turn 30 in October, most recently played for the Los Angeles Clippers. Hollins has played 435 career games since coming into the NBA out of UCLA in 2006.
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J.J. Hickson Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation

J.J. Hickson has been suspended for five games by the NBA for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy. Hickson signed with the Denver Nuggets in the 2013 offseason.
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