Monta Ellis has the ability to opt out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks after this season, but he has become fond of the organization and discussed a desire to retire with the team.
“It is a business, but at the same time, I’m going to look into everything with my family, sit down with my wife, my kids and we’re going to go from there," Ellis said. "But I’m...
The New York Knicks have signed center Jordan Vandenberg.
Vandenberg, 7-1, 245-pounds, an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State University, averaged 2.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over 9.9 minutes in two games with New York’s entry at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV.
Steve Nash is expected to be ruled out for the entire 14-15 NBA season due to recurring nerve damage in his back, according to sources.
Nash had said he expects this season to be his final one.
Nash hurt himself last season getting out of bed and was hurt a week ago carrying his bags.
The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Nash in a sign-and-trade from the Phoenix Suns in 2012, but he has...
The Boston Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM.
Eddie was recently released by the Atlanta Hawks, and he drew multiple waiver bids before the Celtics were awarded his rights. Eddie could be being signed to be released as part of Boston’s allocated players to Maine in the NBA D-League.
Eddie scored eight points and grabbed...
The San Antonio Spurs have waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis.
Cotton, who was signed by San Antonio on July 7, appeared in five preseason contests for the Spurs, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes.
Davis was signed on Aug. 27. In three preseason games, he averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 6.0 minutes.
San Antonio’s roster now stands at 16.
Kevin Love wrote a first-person essay called "How I Spent My Summer Vacation", which details his trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"I grew up a lot – personally and professionally – during my time with the Wolves," writes Love. "I’ll be the first to tell you that I didn’t always handle things perfectly. We are all unfinished...
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have a target return date of Nov. 13 against the Dallas Mavericks, according to a source.
Carter-Williams has been out since May after surgery on his right shoulder.
Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds for the 76ers team that finished with the second-worst record in the NBA last season.
T.J. Warren has sustained a small crack in a bone in his left thumb and will be treated with a splint and rest, the Phoenix Suns announced on Thursday.
There is no timetable for Warren's return.
Warren, a rookie from North Carolina State, was selected by the Suns with the 14th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He has averaged 5.0 points and 12.2 minutes in five preseason appearances.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward/center Willie Reed.
Reed, who was signed to the Nets' training camp roster on September 25, 2014, posted averages of 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason contests.
Kevin Love will play a different role with the Cleveland Cavaliers than he has throughout his entire basketball career, using his size and shooting ability to stretch the floor.
"My entire life I've played the game from inside-out," Love said. "So the more touches I can get inside to get myself going, the better. I'm not accustomed to starting out a game shooting...
The Houston Rockets have signed Geron Johnson and requested waivers on Akil Mitchell.
Johnson (6-3, 203, Memphis), appeared in 67 contests at Memphis University holding career averages of 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 28.3 minutes.
Mitchell (6-9, 230, Virginia), appeared in 133 contests and held career averages of 6.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists as...
Veteran forward Josh Powell has been waived by the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.Powell had a non-guaranteed contract for 2014-15 as part of the multi-year deal he signed late last season. Despite the likelihood of his release, Powell entered training camp as one of the Rockets’ locker room voices, a close friend of Dwight Howard who trained with the All-Star center...
The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised their third-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb, the team announced Wednesday.
During his rookie season with Oklahoma City, Adams appeared in 81 games (20 starts) and averaged 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds (ninth among NBA Rookies) and 14.8 minutes while being named to...
Josh Sharma has given Stanford a commitment for the 2015 class.
Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country.
“Josh is still a few years away from being a major contributor in the Pac-12, but he’s developed nicely over the last 12 months and has great natural size,” NBCSports.com recruiting analyst Scott Phillips...
Joakim Noah still is having issues with his surgically repaired left knee.
“I still have a ways to go," said Noah.
Noah was asked what exactly felt different compared to last season.
“It’s fine. It’s a work in progress. It’s getting better. I’m happy with where it’s at. Let me live, man. Jeez.’’
The Sun-Times reported on Tuesday night that despite having...
The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams.
Benimon appeared in six preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games for the Nuggets Summer League team in Las Vegas.
Williams appeared in six preseason games with Denver, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9...
The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones.
Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players.
Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) appeared in two preseason games for Utah, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5.8 minutes of action. He was signed as a free agent on Aug. 19.
Jones (6-6, 225, Duke) saw action in six preseason games for the Jazz...
Phil Jackson candidly spoke with Charley Rosen about the entire New York Knicks' roster.
"Carmelo Anthony is obviously the team's only certified All-Star," said Jackson. "It's also no secret that Melo has to keep the ball moving, but he's committed to doing this. Passing has never been a great strength of his, but in the triangle he'll be able to...
Thirteen teams voted against changes to the NBA draft lottery system, voting down the measure during Wednesday's Board of Governors meeting.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City were the two teams that led the charge against the system.
The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards were two of the bigger market teams that voted against the reform, while the Sacramento Kings voted...
The NBA has released its annual survery of general managers with the San Antonio Spurs receiving 46.2 percent of the votes for which team will win the 2015 Finals.
The Cleveland Cavaliers came in second with 15.4 percent, followed by the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City tied for third at 11.5 percent. The Golden State Warriors received 3.8 percent of the vote...
The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release signals another step toward the Nuggets keeping Alonzo Gee for the regular season roster...
The Orlando Magic and Nikola Vucevic have agreed upon a four-year, $54 million contract extension.
RealGM's Shams Charania reports that Vucevic's deal is fully guaranteed with no option seasons.
Vucevic was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and came to the Orlando Magic in the Dwight Howard trade.
Jimmy Butler sustained an injury to his left thumb against Charlotte on Monday night.
Subsequent examinations and an MRI on Tuesday confirmed a sprain of thumb ligaments.
Butler will not practice this week and will not play in the Bulls' final preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Butler will be re-evaluated after the preseason finale.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in opposing the NBA's proposed changes to the draft lottery system.
Sam Presti has attempted to warn other small-market executives that changing the system is a risky proposition for their franchises.
Uner the proposed new system, the worst four teams have a 12 percent chance at the first pick, No. 5 has an 11.5 percent...
The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi.
Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas.
Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks...