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@ 22.50NBA0 International teams highlight 2015 NBA preseason schedule
The NBA today released its 2015 preseason schedule that tips off on Friday, Oct. 2 and features three top international teams -- Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru -- traveling to the U.S. for six games against six NBA teams.
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, a six-time Turkish League champion, will be the first international team to play in the U.S. this preseason, taking on the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 5 at Barclays Center before meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 9 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli club facing NBA teams in the U.S. for the fifth time in six years, begins its trip against the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 8 at FedExForum, followed by a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 11 at Staples Center.
Paschoalotto/Bauru, which competes in Brazil's premier basketball league, will play the New York Knicks on Oct. 7 at Madison Square Garden and the Washington Wizards on Oct. 11 at Verizon Center.
The preseason schedule is also highlighted by two nationally televised games each for TNT and ESPN, with three of those four games involving the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
TNT will air Golden State's matchup against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Oct. 15 (10 p.m. ET) and the Warriors' game against the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Oct. 22 (10 p.m. ET). ESPN will televise a meeting between the Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 20 at Staples Center (10:30 p.m. ET), in addition to a game between the Wizards and Miami Heat on Oct. 21 at AmericanAirlines Arena (8 p.m. ET). NBA TV will televise the Global Games while additional televised games on the network will be announced at a later date.
The NBA preseason begins on Friday, Oct. 2, when the Denver Nuggets play the Clippers at Staples Center. The 2015-16 regular seasons tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The six preseason games showcasing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru complement the NBA Global Games 2015-16 schedule, which includes six NBA teams playing seven games in six countries (seven cities).
The October trip for Fenerbahce will mark its first appearance against NBA teams on U.S. soil. As part of NBA Global Games, Fenerbahce hosted the Boston Celtics during the 2012 preseason, the Thunder during the 2013 preseason, and the then reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs during the 2014 preseason, all in Istanbul.
Maccabi Haifa traveled to the U.S. during the 2014 preseason for games against the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and Wizards. In 2013, Maccabi Haifa won its first title since its founding in 1953, defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Super League Championship.
The two preseason games will be Paschoalotto/Bauru's first experience against NBA competition. Paschoalotto/Bauru won the Brazilian National League Championship in 2002 and the FIBA Americas League Championship in 2015.
On opening night of the 2014-15 regular season, the NBA featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories on official rosters (active and inactive).
See below and attached for the full 2015 NBA preseason schedule. Please visit www.NBA.com for more information.
2015 NBA PRESEASON SCHEDULE Date | Game | Location | Time (ET) October 2 Denver @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
October 3 Charlotte @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM New Orleans @ Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM
October 4 Utah @ LA Lakers Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI 3:00PM LA Clippers @ Toronto Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC 4:00PM Charlotte @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 6:00PM
October 5 Sacramento @ Portland Moda Center, Portland, OR 7:00PM Fenerbahce Ulker @ Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 7:30PM Toronto @ Golden State SAP Center, San Jose, CA 7:30PM
October 6 Utah @ LA Lakers Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI 6:00PM Philadelphia @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00PM Milwaukee @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Houston @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM Indiana @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM Denver @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM Boston @ Olimpia Milano Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy 8:30PM (NBA TV)
October 7 Atlanta @ Cleveland Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH 7:00PM Oklahoma City @ Minnesota Target Center, Minneapolis, MN 7:00PM Dallas @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:00PM Sacramento @ Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM Paschoalotto/Bauru @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM Orlando @ Miami KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY 7:30PM
October 8 Cleveland @ Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM Maccabi Haifa @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM Chicago @ Denver Coors Events Center, Boulder, CO 7:00PM Golden State @ Portland Moda Center, Portland, OR 7:00PM San Antonio @ Sacramento Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM Toronto @ LA Lakers Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA 7:00PM Brooklyn @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM Boston @ Real Madrid Barclaycard Center, Madrid, Spain 9:00PM (NBA TV)
October 9 New York @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 7:00PM Atlanta @ New Orleans Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL 7:00PM Orlando @ Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM Fenerbahce Ulker @ Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK 7:00PM Utah @ Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM
October 10 Brooklyn @ Philadelphia Times Union Center, Albany, NY 3:00PM Chicago @ Minnesota MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB 7:00PM Portland @ Sacramento Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM Detroit @ Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 7:30PM
October 11 LA Clippers @ Charlotte Shenzhen Universiade Center, Shenzhen, China 1:30PM (NBA TV) Paschoalotto/Bauru @ Washington Verizon Center, Washington, DC 6:00PM Orlando @ Houston State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, TX 6:00PM Maccabi Haifa @ LA Lakers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 6:30PM
October 12 Memphis @ Cleveland Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH 7:00PM New Orleans @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Portland @ Utah EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM Philadelphia @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM Minnesota @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 7:30PM San Antonio @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 7:30PM
October 13 Miami @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM Milwaukee @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM Detroit @ Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN 7:00PM Dallas @ Oklahoma City BOK Center, Tulsa, OK 7:00PM Houston @ Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ 7:00PM Sacramento @ LA Lakers MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV 7:00PM Denver @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:30PM
October 14 Detroit @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Toronto @ Minnesota Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON 7:00PM Boston @ Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 7:30PM San Antonio @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 8:00PM Charlotte @ LA Clippers Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China 8:00PM (NBA TV)
October 15 Indiana @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM Houston @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:00PM (TNT)
October 16 Washington @ Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA 7:00PM Oklahoma City @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM Phoenix @ Denver Pepsi Center, Denver, CO 7:00PM Boston @ New York Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 7:30PM Atlanta @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM
October 17 Orlando @ Flamengo HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6:00PM (NBA TV) New York @ Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 7:00PM Sacramento @ New Orleans Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky 7:00PM Miami @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:00PM Golden State @ LA Lakers Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA 7:00PM Washington @ Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI 7:30PM
October 18 Philadelphia @ Brooklyn Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 1:00PM Detroit @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 3:00PM Minnesota @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 5:00PM Cleveland @ Toronto Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 6:00PM Denver @ Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK 6:00PM Utah @ Portland Moda Center, Portland, OR 6:00PM Miami @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 7:00PM
October 19 Chicago @ Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 7:00PM Dallas @ Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH 7:00PM New Orleans @ Houston Toyota Center, Houston, TX 7:00PM Brooklyn @ Boston TD Garden, Boston, MA 7:30PM Portland @ LA Lakers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
October 20 Indiana @ Chicago United Center, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Minnesota @ Milwaukee Kohl Center, Madison, WI 7:00PM Oklahoma City @ Utah EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM Phoenix @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM Golden State @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM (ESPN)
October 21 New Orleans @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM Charlotte @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM Phoenix @ Dallas American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 7:30PM Memphis @ Atlanta Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 8:00PM Washington @ Miami AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL 8:00PM (ESPN)
October 22 Charlotte @ Indiana Allen County War Mem. Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN 7:00PM Denver @ Utah EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT 7:00PM Golden State @ LA Lakers Honda Center, Anaheim, CA 7:00PM (TNT) New York @ Boston TD Garden, Boston, MA 7:30PM Portland @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM
October 23 Memphis @ Orlando Amway Center, Orlando, FL 7:00PM Dallas @ Chicago Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE 7:00PM Miami @ New Orleans Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA 7:00PM Milwaukee @ Minnesota Target Center, Minneapolis, MN 7:00PM Philadelphia @ Boston Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH 7:30PM Washington @ Toronto Bell Centre, Montreal, QC 7:30PM Atlanta @ Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 7:30PM Houston @ San Antonio AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 7:30PM Source: NBA
@ 17.07NBA0 Greg Whittington reached a non-guaranteed agreement with Heat
Forward Greg Whittington reached a non-guaranteed agreement with the Miami Heat. The forward went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Undrafted Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has reached agreement on a 1-year, non-guaranteed deal with Miami, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 1 Settembre 2015
@ 09.21NBA0 Shaq introduced Kobe as 'The greatest Laker ever' in his podcats
Shaquille O'Neal hosted Kobe Bryant in the last episode of "The Big Podcats". Kobe introduced Kobe Bryant as "the greatest Laker ever". Per USA Today, “I just want people to know that I don’t hate you. I know you don’t hate me. I called it today a ‘work beef,’ is what we had. I was young, you was young. As I look at it, we won three out of four so I don’t really think a lot was done wrong. I just wanted to clear the air and let everybody know that no, I don’t hate you. We had a lot of disagreements, we had a lot of arguments, but I think it both fueled us — and I was thinking back the other day why Phil Jackson never really jumped in, because he knew that you say something about me, I get pissed off, I say something about you and you get pissed off, and again it works.” Source: USA Today
@ 09.03NBA0 Chuck Hayes officially sign a one-year deal with the Clippers
The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has signed free agent center/power forward Chuck Hayes. A 10-year NBA veteran, Hayes appeared in 642 career regular season games (244 starts) with Houston, Sacramento and Toronto averaging 3.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.4 minutes. Hayes, 32, spent the last two seasons with the Raptors and averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 29 appearances in 2014-15. After going undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-6 inch Hayes was selected sixth overall in the 2005 NBA D-League Draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, where he played in 15 games before signing with the Rockets as a free agent in January, 2006. A San Leandro, California native, Hayes played four seasons at the University of Kentucky from 2001-2005, averaging 9.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 blocks in 26.2 minutes. Hayes posted numbers that ranked him seventh in rebounding (910), eighth in steals (170), ninth in blocks (128), 16th in assists (292) and 35th in scoring (1,211 points) on Kentucky’s all-time list.
Source: Los Angeles Clippers Official Website
@ 08.54NBA0 Vlade Divac will serve as Kings Vice President and General Manager
The Sacramento Kings today announced that Vlade Divac will serve as the Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager moving forward. Hired in March as the V.P. of Basketball and Franchise Operations, his expanded role in the Kings front office emphasizes a commitment to improving the organization on the court and comes in conjunction with Mike Bratz being named Assistant General Manager, Roland Beech as Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Data Science and Peja Stojakovic as Director of Player Personnel and Development. Source: Sacramento Kings Official Website
@ 23.05NBA0 Lakers to sign Marcelinho Huertas to a one-year deal
As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Brazilian point-guard Marcelinho Huertas has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. This morning Turkish reporter Ismai Senol wrote that Huertas had signed a deal with a Western Conference team.
FC Barcelona point guard Marcelo Huertas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) 31 Agosto 2015Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
@ 22.42NBA0 Bucks to sign Charlie Westbrook
According to Shams Charania of Real GM, the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed on a deal with Charlie Westbrook, former Tezenis Verona guard. Westbrook played in France last season and spent the training camp with the Heat in 2013.
The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed on a deal with guard Charlie Westbrook, league source tells RealGM. Westbrook went to Miami camp in 2013.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 31 Agosto 2015Source: Shams Charania
@ 16.25NBA0 Sixers eye Kendall Marshall
According to Michael Kaskey of ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers have expressed interest in free-agent point guard Kendall Marshall, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Marshall played only 28 games last season due to an ACL injury.
The #sixers have expressed interest in free agent G Kendall Marshall, per source.
— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) 31 Agosto 2015Source: Michael Kaskey
@ 16.07NBA0 Marcelinho Huertas to sign with a Western Conference team?
According to Ismail Senol, Brazilian point-guard Marcelinho Huertas has agreed to a deal with a Western Conference team. Huertas had a deal in place with Galatasaray but asked for more time to evaluate NBA opportunities. It's still unclear for which NBA team Huertas will play and which kind of deal has signed.
Marcelinho Huertas, NBA'de bir Batı Konferansı takımıyla anlaştı. Galatasaray'ın oyun kurucu için hedefleri Jerome Dyson ve Errick McCollum.
— Ismail Senol (@ismailsenol) 31 Agosto 2015Source: Ismail Senol
@ 09.59NBA0 Nick Young launches official inquire to join Australian National Team
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young was not joking around when he tweeted last week that he wants to play for Australian National Team at the next Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Young' fiancee is the famous Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. Per TMZ, But we spoke with a top official for Basketball Australia who tells us, "Nick's representatives have been in contact with an 'official inquiry.'" The official told us Nick would have to become an Australian citizen to be eligible for the team -- and the process was thoroughly explained to Young's camp. For the record, it's not an easy process -- according to the official, Young would have to start by living in Australia for "an extended period of time." Source: TMZ
@ 09.50NCAA0 Killian Tillie commits to Gonzaga
Killian Tillie will play for Gonzaga from next season. The younger brother of Kim, forward of Baskonia, decided to go overseas and start his college career. Tillie, a 202cm forward, will play along with another European as Domantas Sabonis, son of the basketball legend Arvydas.
@ 22.09NBA0 Pistons, Lakers and Kings eye Eric Moreland
According to Shams Charania of Real GM, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers are looking to sign free-agent Eric Moreland. The big-man played for the Kings last season but Detroit seems the frontrunner in this moment.
Moreland would hold strong chances in roster competitions with the Pistons, Lakers and Kings, Charania adds. Source: Shams Charania
@ 16.38NBA0 2K Sports revealed NBA 2K16 player rating for Kobe: 85
2K Sports has now revealed the NBA 2K16 player rating for Kobe Bryant: 85. This is the lowest rating he has ever received in a NBA 2K game before. Kevin Durant has a higher rating of 91 even though he was injured for most of the previous season as well. Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors has a 73 rating in the game. Aaron Brooks of the Chicago Bulls has a rating of 75. Langston Galloway from the New York Knicks received a 72 overall rating. Source: Attack of the fan boy
@ 14.15NBA0 Jordan Sibert will sign a camp deal with Magic
Jordan Sibert traveled to Florida on Friday and will sign soon with the Orlando Magic, he said. He will compete for a spot on the team during training camp.
Sibert played for the Magic’s summer league team in Orlando in July. In three games, he averaged 11.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Source: Dayton Daily News
@ 13.49NBA0 Steve Ballmer turns down $60mln offer for TV rights
Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has turned down a $60 million-a-year offer for local TV rights and is forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network, according to the New York Post. Source: NY Post
@ 09.40NBA0 Boozer likely to wait for the start of the NBA season before signing
There is no China in the future of Carlos Booze. He wants to wait for the start of the NBA season and then sign a deal with a playoff team.
Yahoo Sources: Likelihood is free agent Carlos Boozer waits for NBA season to start, sees where a need and fit develops with playoff team.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) 28 Agosto 2015
@ 23.30NBA0 Wizards to sign Toure Murry to a camp-deal
According to J.Michael of CSN, the Washington Wizards have signed former Knicks guard Toure Murry to a training camp deal. The player already spent five games with the Wizards last season on a 10-day contract. Source: J.Michael
@ 23.14NBA0 Thunder to sign Talib Zanna to a camp-deal
As reported by Shams Charania of Real GM, the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed big-man Talib Zanna to a one-year non guaranteed deal. Zanna spent last season in D-League with OKC Blue.
OKC has agreed to 1-year non-guaranteed deal with free agent forward Talib Zanna, sources tell RealGM. Zanna played for Thunder D-League.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 28 Agosto 2015Source: Shams Charania
@ 22.50NBA0 Jazz Sign Free Agent J.J. O’Brien
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free agent forward J.J. O’Brien. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. 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 honorable mention after posting eight double-figure scoring efforts and logging two games with 10-or-more rebounds as a junior. The 23-year-old forward was a member of the Utah Jazz at the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League where he saw action in all three games, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.0 minutes. He also played with the Jazz entry in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, owning averages of 4.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.8 minutes. A native of San Diego, O’Brien played high school basketball at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Source: Utah Jazz
@ 12.29NBA0 Jordan Clarkson will not suit up for Philippine NT?
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson will not suit up for Philippine national basketball team anytime soon. In an email to US-based Philstar.com contributor Homer Sayson, Mike Clarkson, Jordan’s father, cited timing as a factor in his son’s decision to pass on the chance to don the country’s colors, emphasizing Jordan’s current commitment with the Lakers in the NBA. Source: Phil Star
@ 08.58NBA0 Sacramento Kings sign Marshall Henderson for training camp
Sacramento Kings signed guard Marshall Henderson for the training camp. The player spent last season in Iraq with Nift Al-Janoub.
Former Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson has signed to go to training camp with the Kings, a source told Yahoo Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) 28 Agosto 2015
@ 01.09NBA0 Kyrie Irving to sit out until January?
According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, Cavs point-guard Kyrie Irving is unlikely to play in the opening game of the season against the Bulls and will likely sit out until January while he's recovering from a left kneecap fracture. Cavs don't want to hurry his recovery and prefer a patient and cautious approach in this situation.
Kyrie Irving had surgery on his knee back in June. Source: Chris Haynes
@ 23.36NBA0 Clippers eye Chris Singleton
According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Clippers had some conversations with free-agent Chris Singleton, who spent last season in China and in D-League. Turner adds that there's no deal in place in this moment.
Clippers also spoke with reps for forward Chris Singleton, per source, but no deal in place.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) 27 Agosto 2015Source: Brad Turner
@ 20.40NBA0 Former NBA star Darryl 'Chocolate Thunder' Dawkins dead
Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died at 58, according to WFMZ. Dawkins was nicknamed Chocolate Thunder by Stevie Wonder. The 58-year-old made history in 1975, when he became the first player ever drafted directly from high school to the NBA. The Orlando native played 15 seasons in the NBA, spending the majority of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets.Source: WFMZ
@ 20.21D-League0 Rapper Lil B will have a tryout for the Delaware 87ers
Rapper Brandon Christopher McCartney, known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod will have a tryout for the Delaware 87ers on September. The rapper born in 1989 had already a tryout for the Warriors D-League affiliate team in 2012.
@Sevens@Sixers tryout invite accepted see you there!! Philly here I come thanks to your front office for keeping your word - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) 26 Agosto 2015
@ 12.31NBA0 Suns to sign Deonte Burton to a camp-deal
As reported by Eric Pincus of BasketballInsiders, the Phoenix Suns have signed guard Deonte Burton to a one-year non guaranteed deal. Burton played the Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Phoenix Suns have signed Deonte Burton to a non-guaranteed summer contract, limited inj. protection @BBallInsiders
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) 27 Agosto 2015Source: Eric Pincus
@ 08.45NBA0 Derrick Rose reportedly sued by ex-gilfriend for gang rape #Article/2015/08/26/derrick-rose-sued-for-gang-rape">As reported by TMZ, Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA superstar and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says she and Rose dated from 2011 to 2013. During that time, Rose allegedly tried to pressure her to masturbate in front of him, allow him to have sex with her friends and engage in group sex with strangers, all of which she says she refused. The plaintiff says she escaped the house with a friend, but later that night, Rose and his friends broke into her apartment and gang raped her while she was incapacitated. She says she remembers only "flashes" of the incident, but can remember the defendants forcibly raping her. She claims she waited for two years to file the suit because she was "ashamed and embarrassed" of what happened and concerned her "conservative family" would find out. Source: TMZ
@ 22.42NBA0 Rafael Hettsheimeir to work out for the Spurs
As reported by David Pick, Brazilian big-man Rafael Hettsheimeir will work out for the San Antonio Spurs. Hettsheimeir played well during the recent PanAm Games, where he averaged 10.2 points per game. Last season he played for Bauru in Brazil.
Spurs to workout Brazilian hulk Rafael Hettsheimeir, agent told me. Liked him at PanAm games.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) 26 Agosto 2015Source: David Pick
@ 22.14NBA0 Hornets sign forward Kidd-Gilchrist to a contract extension
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Michael is a huge part of what we are trying to build here in Charlotte,” Cho said. “He has dedicated himself to improving and expanding his game. Michael continues to develop on both ends of the court and has become a key piece of our team. We are thrilled that he is a Charlotte Hornet.” The fourth-year small forward has played the first three seasons of his career in Charlotte after being selected with the second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. In 2014-15, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged a career-best 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 28.9 minutes over the course of 55 games played (52 starts). His 7.6 rebounds per game ranked first among all small forwards in the NBA. Last season, he registered career highs of 12 double-doubles and 35 double-figure scoring games after totaling one and 14, respectively, the previous season. The University of Kentucky product holds career averages of 9.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game in 195 career appearances (192 starts) in three seasons in the NBA. During the 2014-15 campaign, Kidd-Gilchrist posted a net differential of +10.8 points per 100 possessions, the largest differential of any Hornets player (Charlotte was +3.1 with him on the court as opposed to -7.7 with him off the court). His contributions are not limited to the defensive side of the ball, as the Hornets scored 2.7 more points per game with him in the lineup and Kidd-Gilchrist improved his field goal percentage from eight feet from the basket and further by 11.5 percentage points as compared to his first two seasons (.280 from 2012-14 compared to .395 in 2014-15). In the last two seasons under Head Coach Steve Clifford, Kidd-Gilchrist has been an essential component to Charlotte’s success. The team has posted a 62-55 record (.530) with him in the lineup as opposed to a 14-33 record (.298) when he has been unable to play. As a rookie, he was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in November 2012 and was named to the 2013 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. “I want to thank Hornets ownership, Rich, Chad, Coach Clifford and the entire organization,” said Kidd-Gilchrist. “I’m excited to continue my career in Charlotte and be a part of the Hornets organization moving forward. I can’t wait to get out on the court with my teammates for this upcoming season.” Source: Charlotte Hornets
@ 18.28NBA0 Heat remain willing to dealing Chris Andersen
Heat are trying to trade both Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers but they have not found much of market for them. Per Miami Herald, Miami remains willing to dealing Chris Andersen (due $5 million) but hasn’t found much of a market for him, according to an NBA official who has been in contact with the Heat. There has been no evidence/confirmation that the Clippers are considering aJamal Crawford-Andersen swap that has been raised only as a logical hypothetical by a couple of NBA media members. And though Crawford can't be ruled out for Miami, the Heat is happy with its perimeter depth. The Heat expects to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp (as opposed to trading him first) but hasn’t ruled out trading him in October or beyond if it can find a taker, something it hasn't been able to do to this point. Source: Miami Herald
@ 16.01NBA0 Simmons: Clippers are one of 3 most dysfunctional NBA organizations
After the 250.000 fine from the NBA, ESPN and Grantland journalist Bill Simmons wrote a series of tweets against the Clippers and their owner Steve Ballmer.
1. Steve Ballmer seems like a nice enough guy. Donald Sterling was one of the worst human being who ever owned a pro sports franchise.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
2. With that said - since last summer, the Ballmer Clips have been just as much of disaster behind the scenes as the Sterling Clips were.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
3. Ballmer has shown ZERO evidence that he knows what he's doing. And it's been the best kept secret in the NBA for 15-16 months.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
4. The Clips organization has been as dysfunctional as ever - not just the team but especially off the court. It's a laundry list of things.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
5. And I'm gonna be interested to see which reporter jeopardizes their long-term access/connections to write the story... Cuz it's coming...
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
6. Three most dysfunctional NBA organizations right now are the Kings, Hornets and Clippers and I am not sure of the order... (Ok I'm done)
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
PS: Sorry to offend the Knicks and Nets fans that you don't have a top-3 most dysfunctional NBA organization... You were honorable mention.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) 25 Agosto 2015
@ 01.04NBA0 Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson to join Suns training camp
According to Paul Coro, former Sixers center Henry Sims and former Nets power forward Cory Jefferson will join the Phoenix Suns training camp. The Suns have 13 players under guaranteed contracts for the coming season but can carry up to 15 if players such as Sims and Jefferson can bolster their front line and stick for the opening-night roster. Their current frontline players under contract are centers Tyson Chandler and Alex Len and power forwards Markieff Morris, Mirza Teletovic and Jon Leuer. Source: Paul Coro
@ 23.19NBA0 HEAT Signs Keith Benson
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed center Keith Benson. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Benson has spent the past two seasons playing professionally in Belarus, China, Lithuania and Estonia while previously playing in Italy and the Philippines. He split last season between Neptunas Klaipeda of the Lithuanian Basketball League and BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn of the Estonian Basketball League. He appeared in 26 games (eight starts) for Neptunas, averaging 5.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 11.8 minutes while shooting 52.3 percent from the field and 80.9 percent from the line. He also appeared in 21 games (all starts) for BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn last season and averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.67 blocks and 27.6 minutes while shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 72.9 percent from the line where he was named to the All-Estonian Third Team. Benson has appeared in three NBA games, all with Golden State, totaling three rebounds in nine minutes of action. He also has appeared in 44 NBA Development League games (37 starts) while playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce (2011-12) and Erie BayHawks (2012-13), averaging 12.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.59 blocks and 26.0 minutes while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. In his 20 games with the Skyforce, he posted seven double-doubles while scoring in double-figures 18 times. Additionally, he has made appearances in the last three NBA Summer Leagues, mostly recently with the Orlando Magic this season, where he helped the team to the championship game after averaging 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.40 blocks and 23.4 minutes in five appearances (two starts). He lead the team blocks (12) and field goals made (24) while placing second in points (64), rebounds (31) and free throws made (16). Benson was originally drafted in the second round (48th overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Source: Miami Heat
@ 20.30NBA0 Lakers Sign Michael Frazier
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Michael Frazier to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. The 21-year-old Frazier, a 6’4’’ shooting guard, most recently played for the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes per game over six contests (all starts). In his three collegiate seasons at the University of Florida (2012-15), Frazier averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 25.7 minutes per game while shooting 44.3% from the field and 43.2% from beyond-the-arc. As a sophomore in 2013-14, Frazier made 118 three-pointers (a Florida single-season record) on an impressive 44.5% clip from deep, while averaging 12.4 points and 30.5 minutes per game, playing a key role in Florida’s run to the 2014 Final Four. That season, Frazier was both an All-SEC Tournament and All-NCAA Tournament South Regional team selection, in addition to his SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades. The Tampa, FL native went undrafted as an early entry in the 2015 NBA Draft. Source: Los Angeles Lakers
@ 19.08NBA0 Lakers, Metta World Peace had casual conversations about a return
Metta World Peace is unlikely to return to the Lakers, according to Brad Turner of the LA Times. The forward, who has played last season in China and Italy, has been working out at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo over the last two months. Per LA Times, e Lakers and Metta World Peace have had “casual conversations” about the forward returning to play for the team, said an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The executive said there has been no talk about a deal and that nothing is imminent. Kobe Bryant liked the idea of Metta World Peace coming back to the Lakers, but would let the front office make the final decision. Source: LA Times
@ 18.00NBA0 Clarkson to play 2015 FIBA Asia Championship for the Philippines?
Jordan Clarkson of the Lakers could play the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship late in September. The tournament will also qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Clarkson was named in the preliminary roster of the Philippines being his mother filipino. Clarkson has filipino passport and he is now in the Asian country to try to confirm his eligibility. Clarkson's goal is to play FIBA Asia Championship as a "natural born player" and not as a passport player (like Andray Blatche).
#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">Official 24-man Philippine basketball team lineup submitted by SBP exec director Sonny Barrios to FIBA Asia last Aug. 20, only players from this lineup may be picked for the final 12-man roster to be submitted by Sept. 8 for the FIBA Asia Championships in Changsha on Sept. 23-Oct. 3 ... the players in the "just-in-case" 24-man list are Andray Blatche, Jimmy Alapag, Gabe Norwood, Sonny Thoss, Calvin Abueva, J. C. Intal, Aldrech Ramos, Marc Pingris, Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, Matt Ganuelas, Dondon Hontiveros, Gary David, Ranidel de Ocampo, Moala Tautuaa, Asi Taulava, Terrence Romeo, JuneMar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Paul Lee, Kiefer Ravena, Jordan Clarkson, L.A. Tenorio and Bobby Ray Parks ... all players are Philippine passport holders including Clarkson @draylive @jalapag3 @gnorwood5 @sonny_thoss @8calvinabueva @jcintal7 @aldrech17ramos @jeanmarc15 @jaywill_17 @real_mateo @dhonts7 @gry_dvd20 @teamrdo @agelessasi88 @tbvr07 @saginghilaw15 @ladylassiter13 @lethalweapon03 @kieferravena15 @la_tenorio @ray15parks #LabanPilipinasPuso Una foto pubblicata da Joaquin Henson (@therealdeanquinito) in data: 24 Ago 2015 alle ore 17:42 PDT
Source: The Score
@ 13.47NBA0 Nick Young to play with Australia at Olympic Games in Rio?
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young expressed his desire to play for the Australian National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio. Young is engaged with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. This is what Young wrote on Twitter: Can I play for the Australia Olympic team. And this is what Bogut said: Yes and Iggy can rap the anthem....... #cantwait
@ 11.12NBA0 New Orleans Pelicans agreed to a one-year deal with Jeff Adrien
New Orleans Pelicans reached a one-year agreement with center Jeff Adrien. The player stays in NBA after having ended the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Pelicans are finalizing a one-year deal with free agent forward Jeff Adrien, a source told Yahoo Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) 25 Agosto 2015
@ 09.49NBA0 Lakers considering a new deal with Metta World Peace
The Los Angeles Lakers are considering the possibility to bring back to Los Angeles Metta World Peace. The player is free agent after one season between China and Italy.
The Lakers are looking for a small forward.
Lakers are seriously considering signing free agent Metta World Peace, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. For now, there's no deal in place.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) 24 Agosto 2015
@ 23.24NBA0 Jazz Sign Jeff Withey to Multi-Year Contract
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Withey (7-0, 222, Kansas) spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.0 points on 52.3 percent shooting, 2.3 rebounds and 0.72 blocks in 9.9 minutes over 95 career games (four starts). He scored 10-plus points on three occasions during the 2014-15 campaign, including a season-high 14 points and a career-tying-high eight boards on March 20 at Golden State. Withey has nine career games with three-or-more blocks, including two five-block games. The 7-0 center was originally selected in the second round (39th overall selection) of the 2013 NBA Draft by Portland prior to being traded to New Orleans. Prior to the NBA, Withey played four seasons at Kansas (2009-13), averaging 13.7 points and 8.5 rebounds during his senior campaign. He finished his career as the all-time career shot block leader for both Kansas and the Big 12, ending his Jayhawks tenure with 312 total blocks. Withey was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons (2012, 2013) and earned All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2013. During the 2011-12 season, he set an NCAA Tournament record for most blocks in a single tournament with 31 rejections in helping KU to an appearance in the Final Four and National Championship Game. A native of San Diego, Calif., Withey’s last name is pronounced “WITH-ee.” Source: Utah Jazz
@ 22.46NBA0 Steph Curry wants to stay with Warriors long-term
Steph Curry is not very high on free-agency and wants to stay with the Warriors long-term, as he told in an interview with Sporting News. Curry may become an unrestricted free-agent in 2017 but he's not thinking about that and wants to remain a Warriors as long as possible.
"As I am thinking right now, free agency isn’t really appealing to me because I love where I’m at, love the organization I’m playing for, and the Bay Area is home for me and my family,” Curry said. "It helps being world champs and you want to continue to build the momentum that we’ve established and I hope to have a huge part of that in the long term, “But I think the best approach for me is to try and stay as in the moment as possible." Source: Sporting News
@ 21.44NBA0 Jazz to sign free-agent big man Jeff Withey
As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Utah Jazz have agreed to a deal with free-agent big man Jeff Withey, who'll sign a two-year partially guaranteed deal. Withey has good chances of making the roster in the camp, Wojnarowski adds.
Last season Withey averaged 3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in New Orleans. Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
@ 21.35NBA0 Rockets re-sign Jason Terry
Jason Terry has officially signed his deal with the Houston Rockets, as Daryl Morey announced on Twitter. Terry signed a one-year deal, worth the veteran's minimum. Rockets roster now stands at 13.
Welcome back to the Rockets @jasonterry31! His championship experience is invaluable #GoRockets
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) 24 Agosto 2015Source: Daryl Morey
@ 14.52NBA0 Dario Saric: 'This year it's time for Efes, then it's time for America
Dario Saric, Sixers draftee, made an interview with a Croatian website and talked about his future in the NBA. The player, currently under contract with Anadolu Efes, seems very willing to play in the NBA next season, as he told to Jutarnji list.
"Next summer I will, probably, finally go where I want, to the biggest basketball league in the world, NBA," Saric said. "It is imperative to do more next year with Efes and then it's time for America. This year we tried something , but as Efes asked me to stay and said that they remain as an important player , I was forced to stay on it . Finally , I see that it makes sense to stay and improve here."
So looks like Saric confirmed the fact that Sixers and Efes had talks about a possible buyout for him but they couldn't reach a deal. There wasn't an NBA opt-out for this summer in Saric's deal but next season he'll have the possibility to opt-out of the contract. Source: Jutarnji List
@ 20.14NBA0 Tomas Satoransky may join Wizards next season
According to J.Michael of Comcast Sportsnet, the Washington Wizards expect that second-rounder Tomas Satoransky will finally join the team in 2016, when his deal with Barcelona will expire. The Wizards visited Satoransky in the past week and the talks with him went pretty well.
Satoransky was selected with the 32nd pick in 2012 NBA draft. Source: J.Michael
@ 12.02NBA0 Kobe Bryant is back on the court shooting
Kobe Bryant returned back on the court shooting for the first time after the shoulder surgery. Kobe Bryant posted a photo on Instagram.
#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">First day back on the court shooting! Bout damn time!! #shoulderrecovery#20thseason @drinkbodyarmor #lakers Una foto pubblicata da Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) in data: 22 Ago 2015 alle ore 13:59 PDT
@ 19.16NBA0 Four NBA teams eye Corey Webster
As reported by Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops, at least four NBA teams have expressed interest in bringing New Zealand guard Corey Webster to the training camp. Webster recently signed a contract extension with New Zealand Breakers but there's an NBA opt out in the deal.
Webster attended Pacers mini-camp in June.
Four NBA teams have expressed interest in New Zealand's Corey Webster for a training camp invite, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) 22 Agosto 2015Source: Michael Scotto
@ 17.58NBA0 Sacramento Kings Bring Back the Baby Blues
Get ready to rock the baby blues this season. Pre-order yours now » http://t.co/CcM9Zyp6xupic.twitter.com/iDDokjgkt5— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) August 22, 2015
The Sacramento Kings announced the return of the uniforms worn by the team from 1985-1990, including during the inaugural season in Sacramento. Kings players will rock the infamous “baby blues” during all nine#FlashbackFriday home games this season. The Kings will also wear the retro jerseys for the final home game of the regular season, the last ever to be played in Sleep Train Arena.
In 1985, Sacramento became the new (now permanent) home of the Kings following their relocation from Kansas City. Home games were hosted at ARCO Arena I, and the team reached the NBA playoffs finishing the 1985-86 season ranked fifth in the Midwest Division and seventh in the Western Conference.
“The 1985-86 NBA season is one of the most memorable in Kings history,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “Bringing back the ‘baby blues’ enables the best and loudest fans in the NBA to celebrate memories of our storied franchise history. We look forward to honoring our proud past as we look forward to our proud future at Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento.”
The retro jerseys will be featured at the following nine #FlashbackFriday home games, as well as the last home game of the season: Oct. 30 vs. Los Angeles Lakers Nov. 6 vs. Houston Rockets Nov. 13 vs. Brooklyn Nets Nov. 27 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Feb. 19 vs. Denver Nuggets Feb. 26 vs. Los Angeles Clippers Mar. 11 vs. Orlando Magic Mar. 25 vs. Phoenix Suns Apr. 1 vs. Miami Heat Apr. 9 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (last home game of the regular season) Get stoked, and join the #FlashbackFriday social conversation for your chance to be featured by the team in-arena and online. Follow @SacramentoKings on Twitter for a chance to score radical Kings giveaways.
“To quote the infinitely wise Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” said Kings Announcer and Vice President of Community Impact Scott Moak. “And you do NOT want to miss the chance to see our players in their retro jerseys.”
If loving Sacramento is wrong, the Kings don’t want to be right.
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FAX ALL MEDIA INQUIRIES to 916-928-0727. P.S. Don’t forget to include a cover sheet! Source: Sacramento Kings Official Website
@ 15.19NBA0 Raptors had some talks with Ross' camp for a contract extension
The Toronto Raptors and Terrence Ross had some talks for a contract extension, as tweeted by Ryan Wolstat. The Raptors president and GM Masai Ujri confirmed the talks with Ross' agents.
Ross is eligible to a contract extension. If he doesn't reach an agreement with Raptors by the end of October, he'll be unrestricted free agent from July 1, 2016.
Masai said there have been some talks with Terrence Ross camp.— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) August 20, 2015
@ 13.07NBA0 Shannon Scott's Scouting Report Positives: Scott is a good ball handler, with great floor vision and ability to distribute the ball. Scott is really good in transition, where he looks to push the ball and make the right decision - either assisting to his teammates or finishing at the rim. In the half court offense, Scott is very patient and always under control. He likes to be in ball screen situations and create off that, making the right read. Scott prefers getting in the lane and making the right decision – he is decent finisher around the rim, and can finish equally good with both hands and through contact, since he is pretty physical and has good body control.. Scott is capable outside shooter when his feet are set, and most of the time he would shoot the ball from catch and shoot situations (he prefers driving the ball and finishing around basket and that is his strength). Scott is a good distributor, has good floor vision, and one of his strength is change of pace and good patience. One of his main assets is his on ball defense – Scott has great lateral speed and footwork. He is very aggressive defensively and can really lock down opposing guards. Moreover, Scott is very physical, does not back down and really takes pride in his defense. Negatives: Scott has to improve his ability to score the ball. With this being said he has to work on his 3pt jumper, and be more consistent shooting behind the arc. Moreover, he is not great at shooting the mid range shots off the dribble, and this is something he really misses in his offensive repertoire, especially when coming off ball screens. Scott can be seen shooting mid range jumpers, however he has to get more comfortable with those kind of shots in order to improve his scoring ability. Also Scott has to minimize effortless turnovers, even though he is a good passer, he has tendencies to make bad decisions in terms of his passing choices.
(SCOUTING REPORT BY NIKOLA KNEZEVIC)
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@ 13.06NCAA0 Corey Hawkins' Scouting Report Positives: Hawkins is offensively skilled combo guard who can play equally efficient off and on ball. Hawkins has great ball handling skills, which makes him hard to defend since he keeps defenders constantly on their hills. He can score in numerous ways and he is really hard to stop when he has ball in his hands. In the half court offense, Hawkins is more than capable of creating his own shot either from 1 on 1 situations or coming off ball screens. He can shoot off the dribble from behind the arc, but also he is efficient getting in the lane and scoring around the rim or assisting to his teammates. Hawkins can finish with both hands equally well, and on his drives he favors going to his left. Coming off ball screens he makes right reads depending of how defense is positioned, and with this being said Hawkins is aggressive combo guard who will find the way to score the ball either behind the 3pt line, mid range or around the basket. Moreover Hawkins improved his passing; he became better ball facilitator, moving the ball and finding the open guy. Defensively, Hawkins is decent on ball defender and can keep his man in front. He has decent footwork and lateral quickness. Moreover, he is really good defensive rebounder for his size, since he has good habit of going to the glass. Negatives: Hawkins is really talented offensive player, however his shot selection can be questioned sometimes since he can take some bad and off balanced shots. Hawkins has ball in his hands a lot and the entire defense focuses on him; with this being said, sometimes he tries to do too much which can lead to forced shots and turnovers. Even though, he improved his passing, he can still work on this segment of the game and get better. Hawkins has good floor vision and he is good decision maker when ball is in his hands so he is capable of being even better passer (SCOUTING REPORT BY NIKOLA KNEZEVIC)
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@ 11.08NBA0 Raptors Sign Shannon Scott
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have signed free-agent guard Shannon Scott. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. Scott, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, averaged 8.5 points, 5.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 30.5 minutes in 35 games, all starts, for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2014-15. He ranked 17th in the nation in assists per game. He posted a career-high 21 points versus Minnesota and 16 assists versus Sacred Heart. He was named to the Honourable Mention All-Big Ten team. As a junior, Scott saw action in 35 games, with 21 starts. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team. In his four seasons with the Buckeyes, Scott averaged 5.5 points, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 22.1 minutes. He ranks second all-time in school history with 211 steals. Scott played in six games with the San Antonio Spurs’ entry in the 2015 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He averaged 6.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 23.5 minutes to help San Antonio claim the championship. He hit the game-winning shot against Boston in the semifinals to propel the Spurs to the title game. Scott is the son of Charlie Scott, the former North Carolina standout who played professionally in the ABA and NBA for 10 years. Source: Toronto Raptors
@ 11.01NBA0 Spurs show interest in Rasual Butler
According to Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops, the San Antonio Spurs are interested in free-agent forward Rasual Butler. Last season Butler played in Washington, averaging 7.7 points per game and shooting 39% from 3-point line.
Source: San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in free agent forward Rasual Butler. He shot 39% from 3PT range last season in Washington.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) 22 Agosto 2015Source: Michael Scotto
@ 09.37NCAA0 10 colleges reportedly interested in Kostas Antetokounmpo
Kostas Antetokounmpo is the youngest brother of the family Antetokounmpo. His two older brothers, Giannis and Thanasis will play in the NBA next season. Giannis a star of the Bucks while Thanasis just signed a contract with the Knicks. Kostas, born in 1997, will likely go to college in the near future and at least 10 schools are interested in him, according to SDNA. Kostas Antetokounmpo is drawing interest from Iowa State, Marquette, Florida State, Kansas, Maryland, Wake Forest, Texas, Minnesota, Memphis e St. John’s. Source: SDNA
@ 00.50NBA0 Miami signs Corey Hawkins The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Corey Hawkins. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The former UC Davis ended last season with averages of 20.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists
@ 22.15NBA2 76ers' Joel Embiid to miss also some games of 2016-17 season?
Joel Embiid underwent foot surgery early this week and will miss his second straight season. But according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Embiid may miss also some a couple of games of the 2016-2017 campaign. Per Philadelphia Inquirer, via The Score, The 76ers are reportedly aiming for an October 2016 return for the 7-footer, although he may need to miss some games to begin the year, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. "Talking to my sources, they want to see him return around October – not this October, but the next October, for that season," Pompey said. "And he may not even return for the start of that season. He may miss a couple games. But that’s their goal."
@ 17.25NBA0 Jarell Eddie will join Warriors training camp
Jarell Eddie will join Golden State Warriors training camp. The sharpshooter was still free agent.
The Golden State Warriors have reached agreement on deal w/ free agent sharpshooter Jarell Eddie, sources tell RealGM. Camp battle for spot.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 21, 2015
@ 12.37NBA0 Carlos Boozer intrigued by interest he's getting from China
Carlos Boozer hopes to continue his career in the NBA after his one-year experience with the Lakers. But the unrestricted free agent forward may sign in China. Boozer is drawing interest from Sichuan Blue Whales, where Metta World Peace played last season. Shandong is another team seriously interested in the free agent, a source told Sportando.
Hearing Carlos Boozer, arguably top UFA still available, is intrigued by interest he's getting from China but still angling for new NBA home
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 21, 2015
I'm told Sichuan Blue Whales, after employing Metta World Peace last season, foremost among Chinese teams to register interest in Boozer
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 21, 2015
@ 10.34NBA0 JR Smith on Instagram: I wanted to rejoin an incredible organization
JR Smith posted a photo on Instagram after he re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
#000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" href="https://instagram.com/p/6oG0NDNfH-/" target="_top">Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best. The Cavaliers had things they needed to do in order to piece together a championship caliber roster. I ended up deciding that instead of potentially securing a larger deal elsewhere, I wanted to rejoin an incredible organization in pursuit of the ultimate goal, an NBA championship. Thank you to the Cavaliers for making this happen. Can’t wait to get started! #TheLand
Una foto pubblicata da JR Smith (@teamswish) in data: 20 Ago 2015 alle ore 18:17 PDT
LeBron James on Twitter welcomed him back.
Welcome back brother @TheRealJRSmith! Happy you're sticking around. #TheLand#StriveForGreatness
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 21, 2015
@ 10.09NBA0 Jason Washburn will sign with the Hornets
Jason Washburn will sign with the Charlotte Hornets for the training camp, a source told Sportando. The big man spent the season in Belgium with Basic-Fit Brussells averaging 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in Scoore League.
@ 10.05NBA0 Warriors Rookie Kevon Looney Undergoes Successful Surgery
Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney underwent a successful right hip arthroscopy this morning to repair a torn labrum, the team announced today. The procedure was performed by renowned Steadman Clinic orthopaedic surgeon and hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon at the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Vail, Colorado. Looney will begin rehabilitation from the surgery immediately and is expected to be out a minimum of four-to-six months before returning to basketball activity. “Kevon has his entire NBA career ahead of him and we felt that, in consultation with our medical staff, Kevon and his representatives, it was best to address the issue now,” said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. “He will have our complete support throughout the rehabilitation process and we are confident he will make a full recovery.” Looney, 19, was selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In one season at UCLA in 2014-15, he posted averages of 11.6 points, 9.2 rebounds (second in the Pac-12), 1.4 assists and 1.28 steals in 30.9 minutes over 36 games, earning Second Team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team accolades. In six games with the Warriors 2015 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas in July, the 6’9” forward averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per contest. Source: Golden State Warriors Official Website
@ 09.13NBA0 JR Smith will sign a two-year, $10+M contract with Cavaliers
JR Smith will sign a two-year, $10+ million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The second year will be a player option. Smith opted out of his $6.4 million contract for next season to test free agency.
ESPN sources say JR Smith has landed a two-year deal with Cavs worth $10+ million with a player option entering Year 2— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 21, 2015
@ 23.25NBA0 Pelicans Sign Bryce Dejean-Jones
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team has signed free agent rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dejean-Jones, 6-6, 209, was a member of the Pelicans summer league team in Las Vegas after going unselected in the 2015 NBA Draft. In six games, Dejean-Jones averaged 12.8 points on .619 shooting from the field, including .500 from three point range, to go along with 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.2 assists in 21.7 minutes per game. During his senior season at Iowa State University, Dejean-Jones averaged 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals, helping the Cyclones win the 2015 Big 12 Tournament. Source: New Orleans Pelicans