Chandler Parsons may have been motivated to leave the Houston Rockets for a bigger role.
James Harden believes the Rockets won't take a step back despite losing Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason.
"Dwight and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets," Harden said while appearing at a charity event in the Philippines, according to The Philippine Star. "...
Francisco Garcia is considering a possible deal with the Houston Rockets among other teams.
“We’ve talked about him,” agent Aaron Goodwin said of conversations with the Rockets. “Francisco is just looking for the opportunity to continue to play toward a championship. We’re looking through his options, seeing what would be the best opportunities for him. He definitely has...
Blake Griffin today announced that he will not participate on the USA Basketball Men’s National Team this summer. Griffin was one of 19 players selected to the USA roster from which the 2014 USA World Cup Team will be selected. “I appreciate the invitation to play for Team USA this summer,” Griffin said. “It is a special opportunity anytime you have a chance to represent...
Free agent guard Jameer Nelson has finalized the paperwork on his two-year, $6 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks, a league source told RealGM.
Nelson will earn $2.73 million in the first season of his deal and $3.27 million in Year 2, which will be a player option.
Well over 10 NBA teams – including the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards and Chicago...
The Phoenix Suns released Dionte Christmas on Thursday.
Christmas averaged 2.29 points in 31 appearances for the Suns last season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract.
Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.
Wiggins cannot be traded for at least 30 days. Wiggins has been mentioned in trade rumors involving Kevin Love.
The Oklahoma City Thunder drafted Josh Huestis with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
First round picks typically receive guaranteed contracts for two seasons, but the Thunder and Huestis agreed for him to spend his rookie season with their D-League affiliate. Huestis will receive approximately $25,000 instead of $750,000. Huestis can start his rookie scale contract...
The Los Angeles Lakers have still not hired a head coach and two sources disputed the notion that they are potentially waiting to see if Doc Rivers becomes available with the Donald Sterling situation dragging out.
Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned.
The Lakers haven't interviewed...
The Houston Rockets have signed first round pick Clint Capela.
The Rockets had considered keeping Capela in Europe this season in hopes of using cap space to sign Chris Bosh.
The Rockets will pay the maximum $500,000 to Capela's previous club, France Chalon, to receive his official FIBA letter of clearance.
Under the NBA rookie scale, Capela will make $991,000 next season and...
Jameer Nelson will sign a $2.7 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
Nelson was waived earlier this offseason by the Orlando Magic.
The Mavericks are using their room exception to sign Nelson.
The Orlando Magic have signed rookie guard Devyn Marble.
The draft rights to Marble (56th overall pick), along with Evan Fournier, were acquired from Denver in exchange for Arron Afflalo on June 26. Marble (#11, 6’6”, 200, 9/21/92) played in 136 career games during four years at the University of Iowa, averaging 12.5 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 2.9 apg. and 1.29 stlpg. in 27.6 minpg.
The Boston Celtics are ready to all but move on from their pursuit of Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls engaged in talks.
Danny Ainge has targeted a trade for Love over the past few months.
"The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on Wednesday. "Danny's a smart guy. He knows...
Steve Ballmer severely overbid for the Los Angeles Clippers based on the expected 2014 revenues of the franchise.
Ballmer's $2 billion bid is 12.1 times the expected 2014 revenues.
The book, called "Project Claret" so as not to give away on the cover sheet that these numbers are indeed the financials of the Clippers, reveals that the team is projected to finish the...
Shannon Brown was released by the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
Brown signed with the Knicks late last season and played with the team in Summer League.
Ray Allen is leaning toward playing one more NBA season and signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source.
Allen would join former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cavaliers.
Allen averaged 9.6 points in his 18th NBA year last season.
Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal.
Aminu averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor last season for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/23/5990120/mavericks...
Erick Green will sign with the Denver Nuggets.
Green was the Nuggets' second round pick last year, played overseas in 2013-14 and will join the team for training camp next season.
The Nuggets have a need for a third point guard and Green fits that role. With Green, Denver will have 14 guaranteed contracts.
Green averaged 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game during...
Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season.
“My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun...
The Dallas Mavericks have voided hte one-year contract of Rashard Lewis.
Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.
"We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued succes," said Donnie Nelson in a statement.
The Chicago Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The trade could not be completed until next month because McDermott and Mirotic just signed their rookie contracts.
The source contends that the Wolves believe this trade offer is better than the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony...
The Dallas Mavericks will meet with Jameer Nelson On Thursday.
The Mavericks still have their $2.7 million room exception to offer to Nelson and are hopeful of being able to complete a deal.
The Mavericks are continuing to look for another veteran point guard.
Donald Sterling filed a suit in Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon seeking damages from the NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling, alleging they defrauded him and violated corporate law in attempting to sell the franchise to Steve Ballmer.
Sterling asked for an injunction to freeze the $2 billion sale, arguing that his wife had no authority to sell the franchise because he is the...
Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.
Johnson fell to the Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was...
The Utah Jazz will trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Carrick Felix, a future second round pick and $1 million in cash.
The Cavaliers have been searching for non-guaranteed contracts in order to flip them to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal involving Kevin Love.
The Wolves are seeking cap relief along with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony...
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic.
Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.