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@ 10.58NBA0 Blazers officially re-sign Mo Harkless
The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed forward Maurice Harkless, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
“Moe is an impact player with a bright future and a high upside,” said Olshey. “We look forward to his continued growth and are pleased he chose to make a long term commitment to the Trail Blazers.”
Harkless, 23, averaged 6.4 points (47.4% FG, 27.9% 3-PT, 62.2% FT), 3.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.62 steals and 18.7 minutes in 78 games (14 starts) with the Trail Blazers last season.
“I'm excited to be back with the Blazers, ready to continue to grow as a team with this group of incredible guys and coaches, and build on what we accomplished last season,” said Harkless. “Portland has become a city I've grown to love and I'm happy to say that I'll be here for the next four years. I’m grateful to Mr. Allen and the organization for the belief they've shown in me and this opportunity they have provided for me.”
In 2015-16, his first season with the Trail Blazers, Harkless scored in double figures 23 times, eight of which came in the final 10 games of the season. He averaged 11.9 points on 50.0% shooting, and hauled in 6.6 rebounds in his 14 starts.
In four NBA seasons with Orlando and Portland, Harkless holds career averages of 6.7 points (45.9% FG, 30.0% 3-PT, 58.9% FT), 3.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.95 steals and 21.7 minutes in 279 games (118 starts).
Originally selected by Orlando with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft out of St. John’s, Portland acquired Harkless on July 14, 2015 in exchange for a 2020 second round pick. Source: Portland Trail Blazers
@ 10.30NBA0 Mavericks re-sign Dirk Nowitzki
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have re-signed 13-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. During his 18-year tenure in Dallas, Nowitzki has guided the Mavericks toward many of the franchise’s greatest achievements. Nowitzki led Dallas to its first-ever 60 win season in 2002-03, first NBA Finals appearance in 2006, a franchise-high 67 wins in 2006-07 and to the organization’s first World Championship when the Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. He is currently the longest-tenured player in the NBA with one team. Source: Dallas Mavericks
@ 09.59NBA0 Celtics sign five players
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent guard/forward Gerald Green, re-signed center Tyler Zeller and signed 2016 NBA draft picks forward Jaylen Brown, guard Demetrius Jackson and forward Ben Bentil. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Source: Boston Celtics
@ 21.55NBA0 Cavs reportedly interested in Kenny Gabriel
According to Eurohoops, the Cleveland Cavs are interested in forward Kenny Gabriel and they invited him to the training camp. Gabriel did well in Summer League and averaged 7.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Former Pinar Karsiyaka player also received interest from Lokomotiv Kuban. Source: Eurohoops
@ 21.05NBA0 Trail Blazers sign C.J. McCollum to a multi-year contract extension
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard CJ McCollum to a contract extension to bring him under contract through the 2020-21 season, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. The reigning winner of the Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, McCollum averaged 20.8 points (44.8% FG, 41.7% 3PT, 82.7% FT), 3.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.21 steals and 34.8 minutes in 80 games (all starts) last season. “I’m ecstatic to be able to extend my career in Portland and grateful for the trust and the opportunity the organization has provided for me,” said McCollum. “Since I arrived in Oregon I've considered it home and look forward to building something special, not only on the court, but in the community as well.” Portland selected McCollum, 24, with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft out of Lehigh University. “CJ is a foundational player and an essential member of the core of this team,” said Olshey. “We are excited about his long term commitment to our organization” In three seasons with the Trail Blazers, McCollum holds averages of 12.7 points (44.3% FG, 40.8% 3PT, 78.4% FT), 2.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.86 steals and 23.5 minutes in 180 career games (83 starts). McCollum increased his scoring average by 14.0 points from the 2014-15 season last year and finished ninth in the NBA with 197 3-pointers, the fourth-most by a Trail Blazer in a single season and the most by a Trail Blazer while shooting at least 40% from the three-point line. Source: Portland Trail Blazers
@ 20.10NBA0 Celtics and second-round pick Ben Bentil agree to a three-year partially guaranteed deal
As reported by the Boston Globe, the Boston Celtics and second-round pick Ben Bentil have agreed to a three-year partially guaranteed deal. Bentil was selected with the 51st pick in the draft. The deal is partially guaranteed in the first year and non-guaranteed in the other two.
According to league sources, the Celtics & 2nd round pick Ben Bentil have finalized a 3-year deal with a partial guarantee in the 1st year.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) 27 luglio 2016Source: Adam Himmelsbach
@ 19.48NBA0 Kevin Durant reportedly told Westbrook and Collison that he was coming back to OKC
According to Royce Young of ESPN, a couple of weeks before his decision of joining the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant was pretty sure that he was returning to OKC. He had a dinner with Westbrook and Collison and he assured both of them that he was coming back and that he was also on the verge of buying a new house:
"Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant's sitting there at dinner, telling him 'Hey, I'm coming back, man. Don't worry about it,'" ESPN's Royce Young said on a podcast Tuesday. ""Kevin Durant ... was telling people, 'Hey, yeah, I mean I'm coming back.'" Young said on the podcast. "A week before (Durant) sat down in The Hamptons, he was in Oklahoma City ready to make an offer on a multi-million dollar house. Like, the guy was pretty serious about coming back, and then things turned rather quickly for him to leave" Source: Royce Young
@ 13.24NBA0 Thunder's Victor Oladipo wants max deal in next summer's free agency
Victor Oladipo will be free agent next summer and the new Thunder guard is aiming for the maximum contract. Per The Oklahoman, Westbrook, however, isn’t the only one whose contract will expire after the 2016-17 season. New Thunder guard Victor Oladipo will be a free agent, too, and he’s reportedly seeking the maximum salary, sources told ESPN’s Zach Lowe. Under the projected 2017 salary cap ($102 million), Oladipo’s salary would jump to a little under $24 million in 2017-18 if he were to receive a maximum extension. Source: The Oklahoman
@ 09.37NBA0 Celtics to sign Demetrius Jackson to a four-year, $5.5 million contract
The Boston Celtics will sign Demetrius Jackson to a four-year, $5.5 million contract. Jackson was selected in the second round of 2016 NBA draft. The fourth year is a team option.
According to a league source, 2nd round pick Demetrius Jackson has finalized a four-year, $5.5 million deal with the Celtics.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) 26 luglio 2016
@ 09.18NBA0 Hornets sign Treveon Graham
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Treveon Graham. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We were impressed by Treveon’s play last season in the D-League and followed him closely during his four-year career at VCU,” said Cho. “We are excited to add someone with Treveon’s ability on both sides of the ball to our training camp roster.”
The 6-5 Graham appeared in 46 games (20 starts) for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA D-League last season, averaging 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.4 minutes per contest. He recorded four double-doubles and tallied 11 games with 20-plus points, including four games with 30-or-more. Graham most recently competed with the Utah Jazz at the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and with the Orlando Magic at the 2016 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, earning 2016 All-Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League honors.
The Washington, D.C. native spent four seasons at Virginia Commonwealth (2011-15), where he posted career averages of 13.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.4 minutes per game. Graham earned consecutive All-Atlantic 10 First Team accolades in 2014-15 and 2013-14, while also being named the 2015 Atlantic 10 Tournament MVP. He was also selected to the 2013 All-Atlantic 10 Second Team as a sophomore. He left VCU ranked fifth all-time in scoring with 1,667 career points. Source: Charlotte Hornets
@ 23.31NCAA0 Jonah Bolden leaves UCLA Bruins, will sign a pro contract in Australia
UCLA announced that Jonah Bolden has decided to leave the college and become a pro basketball player. Bolden will forgo his final two years of eligibility. As reported by SNY, A school source said the 6-foot-10 Bolden will return to his native Australia and play professionally there. Bolden played in 31 games, making 11 starts, during his one season with the Bruins (2015-16). He averaged 4.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Source: SNY
@ 22.47NBA0 Moe Harkless staying in Portland, he agreed to a four-year $40 mln deal
Restricted free-agent Moe Harkless is staying in Portland. As reported by Shams Charania, Harkless agreed to a four-year $40 mln deal with the Blazers, plus incentives. With Harkless' deal Blazers could pay up to 60 mln in taxes this year.
RFA Moe Harkless has agreed to a four-year, $40M-plus deal to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 26 luglio 2016Source: Shams Charania
@ 20.36NBA0 Tyronn Lue signs multi-year contract extension with Cavs
CLEVELAND, OH – The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and Head Coach Tyronn Lue have agreed on a new, multi-year contract, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Ty took over our team under very trying circumstances and his calm, confident approach was invaluable as we found our way to success,” said Griffin. “His vision, leadership and tactical acumen were fundamental to us reaching our goals. We couldn’t be happier to have Ty continue to lead our group into the future.” Lue was promoted from associate head coach to head coach on January 22, 2016, thus becoming the 20th head coach in franchise history. The Cavs went on to finish the 2015-16 season with the best record in the Eastern Conference (57-25) and the franchise’s first ever NBA Championship. Source: Cleveland Cavs
@ 20.19NBA0 Heat sign Dion Waiters
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Dion Waiters. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Dion is not a Room Exception player,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He wanted to play for the Miami HEAT and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization. We are very honored that he made the commitment to come to South Florida and sign with us. Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot. I really like the depth and versatility that we now have in our perimeter positions. Welcome aboard Dion!” Waiters has appeared in 289 games (110 starts) over his four-year NBA career and averaged 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.01 steals and 28.3 minutes while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 33.4 percent from three-point range and 70.7 percent from the foul line. The former fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft was named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team and earned NBA Rookie of the Month honors in February of 2013. Waiters appeared in a career-high 78 games (15 starts) with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season and averaged 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.04 steals and 27.6 minutes while shooting 39.9 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from three-point range and 71.3 percent from the foul line. He came off the Thunder bench in 63 contests, helping the OKC reserves outscore their opponents reserves 32 times, recording a 29-3 record over that span. He led the team in points twice and scored in double-figures 34 times, including four 20-point games. He posted a 19-point game vs. Phoenix on November 8, and along with Enes Kanter’s 21 points, they became the first pair of teammates in the Thunder era to each score at least 19 points off the bench during a single game. In his 15 starts, Waiters averaged above his season averages of points (11.1), rebounds (3.0), steals (1.60) and free throw percentage (.786). Additionally, he appeared in all 18 postseason games with the Thunder and averaged 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 27.3 minutes while shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from three-point range and 66.7 percent from the foul line. He scored in double-figures seven times, including a 19-point game in a win during Game Three of the Western Conference First Round against Dallas, and again paired with Enes Kanter’s 21 points to become the first set of teammates to each score at least 19 points in a playoff game in Thunder history. Source: Miami Heat
@ 16.28NBA0 Tyler Johnson says he threw up a couple of times when Nets offered him a four-year, $50M deal
Tyler Johnson said he threw up a couple of times and was shocked when the Nets offered him a four-year, $50 million contract. Johnson signed an offer sheet with the Nets and the Miami Heat matched the proposal. Per Sun Sentinel, what was Tyler Johnson's reaction when he heard he was going to receive a four-year, $50 million contract? "I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock. I even lost a little bit of weight, because just the anxiety of going through that whole process and not knowing where I was going to be," the Miami Heat guard said Monday during a team-sponsored water-safety event at Bucky Dent Water Park. Source: Sun Sentinel
@ 12.10NBA0 Clippers sign Raymond Felton
The LA Clippers announced today that the team has signed guard Raymond Felton. Felton, 32, joins the Clippers after spending the last season with the Dallas Mavericks, where he averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 80 games (31 starts). The South Carolina native appeared in five playoff games (four starts) for the Mavericks last season, averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists. Source: LA Clippers
@ 10.35NBA0 Coach Tyronn Lue will sign a five-year, $35 million contract extension with Cavs
Coach Tyronn Lue will sign a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Per The Vertical, After helping to deliver the Cleveland Cavaliers an NBA championship, head coach Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year, $35 million contract extension, league sources told The Vertical. The agreement was reached on Monday and a formal announcement is expected in the next 24 hours, league sources told The Vertical. Source: The Vertical
@ 08.58NBA0 Kings are trying to lure Nick Calathes out of Panathinaikos
The Sacramento Kings are trying to acquire Nick Calathes out of Panathinaikos. The Greek-American point guard returned to Athens last summer after his two-year experience in the NBA with the Grizzlies. Now the Kings are trying to bring him back overseas.
Source: Sacramento Kings are trying to lure Nick Calathes out of his star-role in Athens.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 26, 2016
@ 08.42NBA0 NBA champion Sasha Kaun retires at 31
Sasha Kaun retires at 31. The Russian big man spent his only season in the NBA in 2015-2016 and won the title with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Per KU Sports, Sasha Kaun has decided to retire from pro ball at the age of 31. Kaun said he started thinking seriously about retirement “toward the end of the season. I kind of feel my ankle has been bothering me awhile. With the amount of pain I was going through, I just wanted to be done. It’s something I’ve had all my career,” he added of right ankle problems. “It was definitely getting worse and worse, year by year. Especially coming here (one year in NBA after seven seasons in Moscow) ... the intensity of the game I just kind of realized I don’t think I can go and do it any more. “I said, ‘You know what? I’m not going to be happy playing. I’m not going to be happy not playing. I think it’s a good time to call it quits.’’’ Source: Ku Sports
@ 22.25NBA0 Glen Rice Jr. arrested for robbery and battery
As reported by TMZ, former Wizards player Glen Rice Jr was arrested this morning for robbery, aggravated battery and possession of marijuana in Georgia. He has since been released from custody. Less than a year ago Rice Jr was shot in a leg in a gunfight at TI's restaurant. Source: TMZ
@ 21.48NBA0 Hornets sign Mike Tobey
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed center Mike Tobey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We really liked what we saw in Mike during mini-camp and he continued to impress throughout Summer League,” Cho said. “He is a talented young big man with a lot of potential and we look forward to seeing what he can do moving forward.” Tobey, a four-year player at Virginia, saw action in 138 games during his career, posting averages of 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game. His .622 two-point field goal percentage ranked third in the ACC during the 2015-16 season. The 7-0 center tallied 11 outings of double-digit scoring and 15 games of five-or-more rebounds, including one double-double in his final collegiate campaign. He was named ACC Sixth Man of the Year following the 2014-15 season. The Monroe, N.Y. native, went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and played in all five games for the Hornets at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. He averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes per game, tallying three games of ten-or-more points including one double-double. Source: Charlotte Hornets
@ 20.44NBA0 Ray McCallum agreed to a one-year deal with the Pistons
As reported by Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops, point-guard Ray McCallum has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons. McCallum will sign for the veteran's minimum. Last season he played 31 games for the San Antonio Spurs.
Source: Detroit Pistons and free agent guard Ray McCallum have agreed to a one-year, minimum deal.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) 25 luglio 2016Source: Michael Scotto
@ 20.22NBA0 Sixers sign Brandon Paul
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has signed guard Brandon Paul. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Paul appeared in each of the Sixers’ six games at Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas and averaged 11 points, three rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes per game. He scored 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3FG) and grabbed six rebounds in the Sixers’ 108-71 victory over the D-League Select Team on July 13. Last season, Paul started 25 of 33 games with FIATC Joventut in the Spanish Liga ACB, where he led the team in scoring with 13 points per game. In 2014-15, Paul appeared in 43 games, making 24 starts, for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 15 points, four rebounds and two assists in 26.3 minutes per contest. In his first professional season, 2013-14, Paul saw action in 22 games with Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian VTB United League, while also appearing in two games with the Charge. Paul played four seasons at the University of Illinois prior to entering the 2013 NBA Draft. He was named Third Team All-Big Ten following his senior season, during which he averaged 17 points per game, leading the Illini to a 23-13 record and an appearance in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Source: Philadelphia 76ers
@ 17.58NBA0 Demetrius Jackson agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Celtics
As reported by the Boston Globe, the Boston Celtics have agreed to a guaranteed deal with point-guard Demetrius Jackson. He was selected with the 45th pick in 2016 NBA draft. This move may jeopardize the future of James Young and R.J. Hunter with the Celtics, considering that the backcourt is pretty filled. Source: Boston Globe
@ 12.22NBA0 Thunder sign Alex Abrines
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed guard Alex Abrines to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Abrines was originally selected by the Thunder with the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and this past season, Abrines appeared in 37 games with FC Barcelona where he averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists. During EuroLeague competition Abrines shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range. “We are pleased to welcome Alex to the Thunder organization,” said Presti. “He brings a unique blend of international experience and skill for his age. He will continue to add depth and versatility to our core of perimeter players.” At the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Abrines was named the EuroLeague’s Rising Star, as voted on by the league’s coaches. Additionally, Abrines received All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention honors this past year after helping lead FC Barcelona to the Supercup and a spot in the League Finals. “I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to join an organization like the Oklahoma City Thunder,” said Abrines. “I look forward to meeting my teammates and contributing any way that I can as a member of the team.” A member of the Spanish National Team, Abrines previously won a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and a bronze medal at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Source: Oklahoma City Thunder
@ 10.05NBA0 Bobby Brown signing a training camp deal with the Rockets
Veteran scoring guard Bobby Brown has agreed to a training camp deal with the Houston Rockets, according to David Pick. Brown, 32, finished last season with Besiktas but in the last few years played mostly in China.
Overseas scoring sensation Bobby Brown has won Mike D'Antoni's blessing, agreed to non-guaranteed vet-camp deal with the Houston Rockets.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 23, 2016Source: David Pick
@ 18.02NBA0 Celtics keeping Tyler Zeller, will sign a two-year $16 mln deal
As reported by Steve Bulpett, the Boston Celtics have agreed to a two-year $16 mln deal with restricted free-agent Tyler Zeller. The second year of the deal it's a team option, Bulpett adds.
Per sources, Gerald Green to get 1 yr deal at vet minimum (little more than $1.4 million); Zeller 2 yrs at $8 mil per, only 1st guaranteed.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) 23 luglio 2016Source: Steve Bulpett
@ 16.20NBA0 Gerald Green expected to sign with Celtics
As reported by Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Gerald Green will sign a one-year deal, fully guaranteed, with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him back in 2005. Last season Green played with Miami where he averaged 9 points per game. Source: Sean Deveney
@ 10.25NBA0 Spurs sign Livio Jean-Charles
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Livio Jean-Charles. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Jean-Charles, 6-9/225, was originally drafted by the Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The 22-year-old has spent the last four seasons with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne of the French Pro-A League. Last season he saw action in 25 games, averaging 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 21.2 minutes while shooting .552 (64-116) from the field and .655 (19-29) from the foul line. In the playoffs he appeared in 11 games, upping his averages to 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 25.9 minutes helping lead ASVEL to the French League championship. Jean-Charles also made eight FIBA Europe Cup appearances, averaging 8.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.9 minutes. Prior to joining Lyon-Villeurbanne, Jean-Charles spent two seasons with Centre Federal du Basket-Ball in the French-NM1 League. Jean-Charles represented France on the U-20 National Team at the 2012 and 2013 U-20 European Championships. At the 2013 U-20 Championships, he averaged 17.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists. In April 2013, Jean-Charles participated in the Nike Hoop Summit where he was named the Most Outstanding Player after a 27-point, 13-rebound effort, leading the World Team to a 112-98 win over the USA Junior Select Team that included current NBA players Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker. Source: San Antonio Spurs
@ 09.55NBA0 Cavs sign Chris Andersen
The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers have signed center Chris Andersen, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Andersen (6-10, 245) split time between Memphis and Miami last season, appearing in 27 games (15 starts) with averages of 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.9 minutes. Over his 14-year NBA career, he holds averages of 5.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 17.8 minutes over 683 games (45 starts) with Denver, New Orleans, Miami and Memphis. Andersen has a career field goal percentage of .533, having hit at least .500 from the field in each of the last eight seasons. A native of Long Beach, Calif., Andersen won an NBA Championship with Miami in 2013 and set an NBA playoff record by shooting .807 (46-57) from the field over 20 games during the Heat’s title run (minimum 20 FGA). Overall, he has appeared in 73 career postseason games (two starts), averaging 5.3 points on .631 shooting from the field, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 17.1 minutes. Andersen will wear jersey number 00 for the Cavaliers. Source: Cleveland Cavs
@ 22.15NBA2 Dirk Nowitzki to sign a two-year $50 mln deal to stay in Dallas
As reported by Marc Stein of ESPN, Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to a two-year deal, worth $50 mln, with the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki will finish his career in Dallas and is getting paid for his amazing career. The second year of the deal is only partially guaranteed for 5 mln, Stein adds in his piece. Source: ESPN
@ 20.06NBA0 Pelicans Sign 2016 First Round Draft Pick Buddy Hield
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team has signed 2016 first round draft pick Buddy Hield. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Hield, 6-4, 214, comes off his senior season at the University of Oklahoma, where he claimed the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, as well as Consensus First Team All-America, Big 12 Player of the Year and First Team All-Big 12 honors. Hield helped lead the Sooners to the 2016 Final Four on his 25.0 points per game, ranked second in the nation, and his top ranked 3.97 three-point field goals per game, while registering twelve 30-point performances during the course of his senior campaign. Over his four-year career, Hield averaged a career 17.4 points, finishing as the Big 12’s al-time leading scorer (2,661). “We could not be more excited to add a player and person like Buddy Hield to the New Orleans Pelicans,” said Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps. “He embodies all the traits we care about in our organization. His work ethic, energy and confidence have been on full display since he stepped foot in New Orleans. We look forward to helping him grow as a player as he will help us become a better team.” Hield appeared in five games for New Orleans during the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 16.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. Source: New Orleans Pelicans
@ 17.49NBA0 Yogi Ferrell agreed to a partially guranteed deal with Brooklyn
Former Indiana alumn Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a one-year partially guaranteed deal with the Nets, as reported by Shams Charania. Ferrell went undrafted out of Indiana and now will have a chance to compete at the training camp.
Brooklyn Nets & former Indiana All-American point guard Yogi Ferrell have agreed to a 1-year, partially guaranteed deal, per league sources.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) 22 luglio 2016Source: Michael Scotto
@ 14.49NBA0 Juancho Hernangomez will play for the Nuggets next season
As reported by Gigantes del Basket, Spanish forward Juancho Hernangomez will leave Spain to immediately join the Denver Nuggets next season. Hernangomez was selected with the 15th pick in NBA draft. Despite the interest from some top european teams, Hernangomez has decided to join the Nuggets immediately. Source: Gigantes Del Basket
@ 01.54NBA0 Cat Barber to sign a partially guaranteed deal with the Sixers
Point guard Cat Barber has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Shams Charania. Barber averaged 23.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in college last season.
Sources: Undrafted NC State guard Cat Barber has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 21 luglio 2016Source: Shams Charania
@ 00.22NBA0 Wizards sign Tomas Satoransky
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard Tomas Satoransky. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to be able to bring Tomas to the organization after monitoring his development overseas for the last several years,” said Grunfeld. “He will provide energy and athleticism at both guard positions, giving us more depth and versatility in the backcourt.” Satoransky (6-7, 210) was originally selected by the Wizards with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft as an international prospect. Washington has held his rights over the last four seasons. Last season, he averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 assists while shooting.439 from three-point range in 43 games for Barcelona in the ACB League (Spain) and tallied 9.0 points and 4.2 assists in 29 games of Euroleague action. In 2014-15, he averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 assists while shooting .432 from three-point range in 68 combined games between ACB and Euroleague play for Barcelona. After being drafted by the Wizards, the Prague native played two seasons for Sevilla in Spain (2012-14). Prior to being drafted by Washington, he played three pro seasons (2009-10 through 2011-12) in Spain (for Qalat Caja Sol Sevilla and Cajasol Sevilla) and two pro seasons (2007-08 & 2008-09) in his native Czech Republic (for USK Prague). Satoransky is a member of the Czech Republic National Team. Source: Washington Wizards
@ 00.03NBA0 NBA Statement Regarding 2017 NBA All-Star Game
The NBA issued the following statement Thursday regarding the 2017 NBA All-Star Game: "The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte with the hope of rescheduling for 2019. "Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change. We have been guided in these discussions by the long-standing core values of our league. These include not only diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others but also the willingness to listen and consider opposing points of view. "Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community -- current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.
"We are particularly mindful of the impact of this decision on our fans in North Carolina, who are among the most passionate in our league. It is also important to stress that the City of Charlotte and the Hornets organization have sought to provide an inclusive environment and that the Hornets will continue to ensure that all patrons -- including members of the LGBT community -- feel welcome while attending games and events in their arena. "We look forward to re-starting plans for our All-Star festivities in Charlotte for 2019 provided there is an appropriate resolution to this matter. "The NBA will make an announcement on the new location of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in the coming weeks." Source: NBA
@ 23.32NCAA0 Zach Brown commits to St.John's
Big man Zach Brown has committed to St.John's for 2017-2018 season. Four star prospect was considered as one of the best big men in his class before having some issues with the law.
@ 20.50NBA0 NBA is ready to remove Charlotte as host for 2017 All-Star Game
As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, the NBA is ready to pull 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte. North Carolina didn't make any kind of progression in changing discriminatory legislation against LGBT community. New Orleans is emerging as a strong candidate to replace Charlotte as host of 2017 All Star Game.
Failure of North Carolina to change discriminatory legislation targeting the state’s LGBT community pushing NBA to abandon Charlotte game.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 21 luglio 2016Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
@ 19.48NBA0 Jarrod Uthoff to sign a two-year deal with the Raptors
Forward Jarrod Uthoff has agreed to a two-year partially guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to Shams Charania. Uthoff went undrafted out of Iowa, where he averaged 19 points per game in his final season in college.
Sources: Undrafted Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 21 luglio 2016Source: Shams Charania
@ 15.56NBA0 Kyle Collinsworth signs a two-year deal with Mavs
Kyle Collinsworth has signed a two-year partially guaranteed deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Collinsworth went undrafted last June.
Just signed a 2 year partial guaranteed contract with the @dallasmavs! Grateful for the chance the mavs organization has given me!!
— Kyle Collinsworth (@bigrussia5) 21 luglio 2016
@ 09.09NBA0 Pelicans to sign rookie Chieck Diallo to a three-year deal
Chieck Diallo will sign a three-year contract with the Pelicans. Diallo was selected by the Pelicans with the 33rd overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft.
Teen big man Chieck Diallo was taken No. 33 overall in last month's NBA Draft and lands a three-year deal in New Orleans, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 20 luglio 2016
@ 09.02NBA0 J.R. Smith fights off shirts in video game
The Ringer has also produced an old-school style video game, titled "Summer of JR," where the free agent takes on all comers who attempt to throw t-shirts at him, including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and President Barack Obama. Source: Cleveland.com
@ 20.29NBA0 Alonzo Gee to sign a one-year deal with Pelicans
Alonzo Gee is close to signing a contract with the Pelicans. Gee will sign a single-season deal.
Free agent Alonzo Gee is finalizing one-year deal with New Orleans, league sources tell The Vertical. Sides working to complete in next day.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2016
@ 19.40NBA0 Timberwolves sign Jordan Hill
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward/center Jordan Hill. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Hill, 28, spent this past season in Indiana with the Pacers averaging 8.8 points, on 50.6 percent shooting, and 6.2 rebounds in a career-best 73 games played. Hill averaged 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in 11 starts and scored in double figures 20 times for the Pacers in 2015-16. The 6-10 forward/center has played parts of seven seasons with Indiana, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston and New York. In 420 games, including 120 starts, Hill owns career averages of 8.0 points, on 49.7 percent shooting, and 5.9 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per contest. Hill’s best season came two years ago with the Lakers when he made a career-best 57 starts, totaling career-high averages of 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per contest. Hill was originally selected 8th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Knicks. Source: Minnesota Timberwolves
@ 17.49NBA0 Spurs to name Brian Wright assistant GM
Brian Wright is leaving the Pistons to join the Spurs. Wright will be the new assistant GM of San Antonio.
San Antonio is hiring well-regarded Detroit executive Brian Wright as assistant general manager, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 20 luglio 2016
@ 08.39NBA0 Mo Harkless, Blazers "not any closer" to reaching a deal
Mo Harkless is not close to re-sign with the Blazers. Per CSNNW, Harkless was given a $4 million qualifying offer in June, which is a 125% raise from last season. Walters said there is a chance Harkless will accept the one-year qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-2017 season. "He's in no rush,'' to make a decision, Walters said. Source: CSNNW
@ 23.49NBA0 Nets sign Joe Harris
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Joe Harris to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “We are pleased to welcome Joe to the Nets family,” said General Manager Sean Marks. “We are confident that Kenny and his staff will continue to create an environment in which Joe and our other young players will develop and thrive.” Harris (6’6”, 219) has appeared in 56 games in two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2014-16), averaging 2.5 points in 9.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in six games during the 2015 postseason. This past season, Harris saw action in five games with the Cavs and 10 games with Cleveland’s D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, registering averages of 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.1 minutes per game with Canton. The 24-year-old underwent right foot surgery in January before being traded to Orlando and waived by the Magic. Harris was originally selected with the 33rd pick (second round) in the 2014 NBA Draft by Cleveland after a four-year career at the University of Virginia. At UVA, the Chelan, Wash. native earned All-ACC first-team honors as a junior and helped lead Virginia to two NCAA Tournament appearances. As a senior, Harris garnered All-ACC third-team recognition while leading the Cavaliers to their first ACC tournament title since 1976, first outright ACC regular season title since 1981 and first Sweet 16 appearance since 1995. He finished his collegiate career second in school history in three-pointers made (263) and three-point percentage (.407). Source: Brooklyn Nets
@ 17.51NBA0 DeMarcus Cousins on Kings draft decisions: I don't really understand it
Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins did not understand the strategy used by Sacramento in the past NBA Draft. The Kings selected Georgios Papagiannis with the 13th overall pick and Skal Labissiere with the 28th pick. Per ESPN, Cousins, while speaking to reporters Monday after Team USA's practice in Las Vegas, was asked about the Kings' moves in the draft last month, when they traded the No. 8 overall pick to the Suns for a package that included the 13th and 28th picks. Sacramento selected Greek center Georgios Papagiannis at No. 13 and former Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere at No. 28. "I can't control [the draft decisions]," Cousins said. "I control what I can control. I don't really understand it, but I do my job." Source: ESPN
@ 17.43NBA0 Magic's Jodie Meeks underwent foot surgery
The Orlando Magic announced that newcomer Jodie Meeks underwent foot surgery. Meeks had a surgical procedure today to further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. There is no timetable for his return.
@ 15.51NBA0 NBA, Twitter team up to produce exclusive live programming
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) announced today an expanded content partnership that will bring exclusive original live programming and more video to Twitter, Vine and Periscope.
The NBA, through its NBA Digital partnership with Turner, and Twitter will deliver a free live stream of a new weekly NBA pregame show with first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation. The weekly pregame show will be featured exclusively on Twitter for logged-in and logged-out users. Ahead of the 2016-17 season, the NBA will announce an additional to-be-determined show that will also stream exclusively on Twitter.
"We're excited about bringing live content to Twitter, which has proven to be an ideal destination for real-time sports conversations," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. "We've seen technology bring fans closer to our game, teams and players in ways we could have only imagined a decade ago. This expanded partnership will help feed our fans' growing demand for the NBA by more deeply integrating the league across Twitter's many platforms."
"Twitter is the fastest way to find out what's happening in the NBA and to have a discussion about it," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "Watching NBA basketball together with Twitter is a great experience, and the league has been at the forefront of embracing new ways to reach their fans. We're happy to bring even more great NBA content to our global audience."
The partnership also includes an extension of the NBA and Twitter's Amplify program, with the league increasing its content creation across Twitter, Vine and Periscope. NBA videos on Twitter will continue to include #NBARapidReplay highlights, #NBAVine highlights and behind-the-scenes footage, #PhantomCam player arrivals, plays of the game, animated GIFs, #NBAmixtape custom edits, "Day in the Life" takeovers and Periscope live streams of press conferences and interviews.
In addition, @NBA will also produce more videos from major events, including NBA All-Star, NBA Playoffs, The Finals, NBA Draft and others, that will feature player Q&As, takeovers and behind-the-scenes access.
Since the NBA joined Twitter in 2009, the league has built the largest Twitter community of any sports league in the world with more than 22 million followers. The NBA recently became the first organization to surpass 2 billion loops on Vine and, since joining the platform during The Finals 2013, the NBA has built Vine's largest community among all sports leagues, teams and players, with more than 1.8 million followers. Source: NBA
@ 14.43NBA0 Anderson Varejao has no plans to accept the championship ring from time with Cavs
Anderson Varejao lost the NBA Finals against the Cavs his team for 11 seasons in the NBA. Per Uproxx, Varejao is eligible for a championship ring because he spent the first 31 games of this season with the Cavaliers before a trade to Portland set him on a path to the Warriors, who signed him after the Trail Blazers released him. Despite the opportunity, Varejao will not accept the ring from the Cavaliers.
Varejao eligible to receive a championship ring from time with #Cavs, but told he has no plans to accept after finishing with #Warriors.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) 17 luglio 2016Source: Uproxx
@ 09.56NBA0 Thunder top target is to renegotiate Westbrook's contract and eliminate his 2017 free agency
The Oklahoma City Thunder top target for the summer is to renegotiate Russell Westbrook’s contract and eliminate his 2017 free agency. Per The Vertical, For Westbrook, the most likely scenario for a renegotiation would be to use the Thunder’s cap space to guarantee he will stay under contract with the Thunder through the 2017-18 season. This would give Oklahoma City the chance to recruit one of its top targets – 2017 free agent and Oklahoma native Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers – to partner with Westbrook, league sources said. Westbrook and his agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, have been in regular contact with Thunder general manager Sam Presti since Kevin Durant’s departure on July 4, but Westbrook has yet to make a commitment to renegotiate his contract and forgo free agency in 2017, league sources said. Source: The Vertical
@ 08.46NBA0 Denzel Valentine's buzzer beater helps Bulls win Summer League
Rookie Denzel Valentine drilled a turnaround jumper as time expired and the Chicago Bulls knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves 84-82 in overtime Monday to win a wildly entertaining Las Vegas Summer League championship game. Second-year Bulls guard Jerian Grant was named the MVP of the title game, as he contributed 24 points -- including the first five of overtime -- 10 boards and five assists. Bobby Portis was a beast down low, tallying 26 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in the victory. Valentine, meanwhile, finished with only seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, but the pair of clutch buckets more than made up for his poor efficiency. He also added eight rebounds and three assists. Jones, the Las Vegas Summer League MVP, continued his fantastic play in the title match for Minnesota, collecting 27 points and 10 assists in the loss. Adreian Payne was the Timberwolves' main presence inside, accumulating 22 points and 16 rebounds. The only other player in double figures for the team was Silas, who scored 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting.
For the @NBASummerLeague ..... @denzelvalentine of the @chicagobulls! #ThisIsWhyWePlaypic.twitter.com/IqEjnlQHWK
— NBA (@NBA) July 19, 2016Source: NBA
@ 22.56NBA0 Bobby Brown may join Rockets' training camp
As reported by David Pick, American guard Bobby Brown has been working with James Harden and the Rockets in the past few weeks and may join Rockets' training camp. Brown finished last season with Besiktas but has played mostly in China in last few years.
Source: Bobby Brown has been training with James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Mutual interest in scoring vet-camp deal.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) 18 luglio 2016Source: David Pick
@ 22.39NBA0 Suns add Marlon Garnett as assistant-coach
As reported by Marc J.Spears of ESPN, the Phoenix Suns are hiring Marlon Garnett as assistant-player development coach. Garnett comes from the San Antonio Spurs where he worked as video-coordinator.
Suns hire Marlon Garnett as asst. coach/player development coordinator from Spurs where he worked in player development/video coordinator.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) 18 luglio 2016Source: Marc J.Spears