@ 00.43NBA0 Extension talks between Warriors and Klay Thompson are stalling
Klay Thompson's camp is frustrated that the Golden State Warriors haven't offered a maximum contract in their ongoing extension talks with Friday's deadline nearing, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thompson is seeking a maximum deal paying upward of $15 million per season, a source said. The Warriors have improved their offer to get in the vicinity but have not offered a full maximum contract, sources said. Source: Marc J.Spears
@ 21.47NBA0 Kings waive Trey Johnson
The Sacramento Kings today waived guard Trey Johnson, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. The Kings roster now stands at 14 players. Johnson, a 6-5 guard, appeared in four exhibition games for Sacramento, totaling eight points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes off the bench. Source: Sacramento Kings
@ 21.41NBA0 Cavs officially waive Shane Edwards
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Shane Edwards, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavs roster now stands at 15. Edwards appeared in six preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game. Source: Cleveland Cavs
@ 21.22NBA0 Suns waive Earl Barron
The Phoenix Suns today announced they have waived center Earl Barron. A seven-year NBA veteran, Barron signed with the Suns on Sept. 26. In six preseason appearances, Barron averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes. Source: Phoenix Suns
@ 21.16NBA0 Cavs exercise fourth-year option on Dion Waiters
The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Waiters owns career averages of 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.2 minutes per game in 131 games (72 starts) in his two seasons with the Cavaliers.
@ 19.33NBA0 Rockets sign Akeem Richmond, waive Geron Johnson
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed Akeem Richmond as a free agent and requested waivers on Geron Johnson. Richmond (6-0, 180, East Carolina), an undrafted free agent in the 2014 NBA Draft spent the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons at East Carolina after transferring from Rhode Island following his sophomore year. Richmond appeared in 139 contests over the course of his NCAA career (61 starts) averaging 11.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in 25.3 minutes played. In his senior season, the point guard was named to the 2014 All-Conference USA Second Team. Johnson (6-3, 203, Memphis), appeared in 67 contests at Memphis University holding career averages of 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 28.3 minutes. Johnson was signed on October 24, 2014 and did not appear in any preseason games for the Rockets.
Source: Houston Rockets Official Website
@ 18.55NBA0 Nets waive Casper Ware
Brooklyn Nets have officially waived guard Casper Ware. He had arrived via trade from the Philadelphia 76ers and his contract was non-guaranteed. Source: Brooklyn Nets
@ 17.34NBA0 Jazz Exercise Team Options on Burke and Gobert
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has elected to exercise its third-year team options for guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert. The options for both players are through the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Burke (6-1, 190, Michigan) is entering his second NBA season after averaging 12.8 points, a team-leading 5.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 70 games (68 starts) during his rookie campaign. He was named to the 2014 All-NBA Rookie First Team and finished third in 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year balloting. Burke was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month three times (December, January and April), becoming the first Jazz player to win multiple Rookie of the Month awards. He also registered 12 games with 20-plus points, and handed out 10 or more assists on seven occasions. Burke was also selected to the 2014 NBA Rising Stars Challenge and won the 2014 Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Gobert (7-1, 245, France) is also entering his second NBA season after appearing in 45 games (all as a reserve) for the Jazz in 2013-14 and averaged 2.3 points and 3.4 rebounds as a rookie. He led Utah in rebounding on three occasions in his rookie campaign and was second on the team in blocks per game (0.9). Gobert was named to the 2014 All-NBA Summer League Second Team after averaging 11.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 23.8 minutes over four games in Las Vegas. He also won a bronze medal with the France Men’s Basketball Team at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Both Burke (ninth overall) and Gobert (27th overall) were selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft, and their rights were acquired by the Jazz in separate draft night trades. The Jazz will tip off its 41st NBA campaign against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at EnergySolutions Arena at 7 p.m. Source: Utah Jazz Official Website
@ 17.12NBA0 Nets will waive Casper Ware
The Brooklyn Nets will waive Casper Ware according to Jake Fischer. The point guard was traded to the Nets for Teague. Ware ended last season with the 76ers.
@ 17.08NBA0 Zero discussion on an extension between Tristan Thompson and Cavaliers According to Cleveland.com, The deadline for the Cavaliers and Thompson to agree to a rookie-scale extension is Oct. 31. That's less than a week away and sources close to the situation says, "There has been zero discussion on an extension" between the two sides. It's no secret Thompson's agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, also represents the one guy responsible for the bright lights returning to Quicken Loans Arena with the Cavaliers boasting a league-high 29 national televised games. If a deal is not reached by the deadline, Thompson will become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015. Cleveland would then retain the right to match an offer sheet to Thompson, and they could also attempt to sign him themselves at that time. However, with a big increase in the salary cap coming for next year, it is unlikely that the value of the double-double producing power forward will decrease. Source: Cleveland.com
@ 14.56NBA0 ESPN ranks Kevin Durant at No.8. The MVP responds on Twitter
ESPN ranked Kevin Durant as 8th best player for this season. Via Bleacher Report, ESPN justified the ranking by explaining that the Jones fracture in Durant's right foot bumped last year's No. 2 down six spots, with Royce Webb stating "Instead of shooting jumpers, he's shooting selfies." Durant did tweet (then delete) a reply in which he says both his jumper and selfie games are on point.
Source: Bleacher Report
@ 10.38NBA0 Spurs sign Fuquan Edwin and Robert Vaden
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Robert Vaden. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Vaden, 6-5/205, most recently played for Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Belgium. This past season he appeared in 10 games, averaging 9.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 27.0 minutes He has also played internationally for Telekom Baskets Bonn of Germany (2012-13), BK SPU Nitra of Slovakia (2010-11) and Aget Imola of Italy (2009-10).
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Fuquan Edwin. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Edwin played collegiately at Seton Hall University from 2010-14. In 127 career games with the Pirates, he averaged 12.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.32 steals and 1.4 assists in 30.3 minutes. Following his senior season, the New Jersey native was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Source: San Antonio Spurs
@ 10.11NBA0 Warriors waive 5 players
Golden State Warriors have officially waived 5 players: Aaron Craft, James Michael McAdoo, Jason Kapono, Michael Watt and Sean Kilpatrick. Justin Holiday will make the roster. Source: Golden State Warriors
@ 09.44NBA0 Kings' Ray McCallum's game-winning tip-in against Lakers
Ray McCallum's putback at the buzzer gave the Sacramento Kings a 93-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. The Kings overcame a 13-point deficit in the final 4 minutes.
@ 00.34NBA0 Pelicans Exercise Fourth-Year Option on Anthony Davis
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has exercised the fourth-year option on Anthony Davis.
Davis, the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky, has appeared in 131 games in his first two seasons, holding career averages of 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. During the 2013-14 season, Davis averaged 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and a league-leading 2.8 blocks on his way to earning his first All-Star selection. Source: New Orleans Pelicans Official Website
@ 23.33NBA0 Thunder waive Jenkins, Solomon and Zanna
The Oklahoma City Thunder waived guard Michael Jenkins along with forwards Richard Solomon and Talib Zanna, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Jenkins appeared in all seven preseason games for the Thunder and averaged 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.5 minutes. Solomon saw action in three preseason contests and recorded averages of 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.9 minutes. Zanna played in seven preseason games for Oklahoma City and averaged 4.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 17.4 minutes. Oklahoma City’s roster now stands at 15. Source: Oklahoma City Thunder
@ 23.26NBA0 Anthony Morrow out with a sprained left MCL
Thunder guard Anthony Morrow sustained a sprained MCL at Thursday's practice and will now miss the start of the regular season. The injury is to Morrow's left knee. Typical recovery time is four-to-six weeks, but Morrow will be re-evaluated in a week. Source: Darnell Mayberry
@ 23.19NBA0 Pelicans waive Kevin Jones and D.J. Stephens
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Kevin Jones and guard D.J. Stephens. Jones, 6-8, 260, spent the 2013-14 season with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League where he averaged 16.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, earning a selection to the 2014 NBADL All-Star Game. This summer, Jones was a member of the Indiana Pacers’ summer league team. The West Virginia product appeared in three preseason games, totaling seven points and six rebounds in 16 minutes. Stephens, 6-5, 188, began his professional career with Ilysiakos B.C. of Greece where he averaged 10.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. After appearing in 12 games, Stephens returned to the United States, signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on March 26, appearing in three games and averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. Stephens concluded the 2013-14 season in Turkey, appearing in seven games for Anadolu Efes, where the Texas native averaged 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds. The former Memphis Tiger appeared in three preseason games with the Pelicans, totaling five points and two rebound in 11 minutes. Source: New Orleans Pelicans
@ 21.55NBA0 Nets officially trade Marquis Teague to the Sixers
The Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Marquis Teague, along with the 2019 second round draft pick that was obtained from Milwaukee this past June, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Casper Ware, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Ware appeared in nine games for Philadelphia last season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 1.1 assists in 12.9 minutes per game. Source: Brooklyn Nets
@ 20.52NBA0 Brooklyn Nets Exercise Options on Plumlee and Karasev
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the third-year contract options on forward/center Mason Plumlee and guard/forward Sergey Karasev, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Both players will remain under contract through at least the 2015-16 season. Selected out of Duke in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft (22nd overall), Plumlee was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team following his first season with Brooklyn. In 74 games (22 starts) last season, Plumlee averaged 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.79 blocks in 18.2 minutes per game for the Nets. He led all rookies in PER, Win Shares, Win Shares/48 Minutes, True Shooting Percentage, Field Goal Percentage and Dunk Rate and was second among qualifying rookies in blocks per game. This past offseason, Plumlee was selected as a member of USA Basketball Men's National Team and won a gold medal in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in September. Karasev, who was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade on July 10, 2014, was selected by Cleveland in the first round (19th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft. The native of Russia averaged 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game in 22 appearances with the Cavaliers last season. Source: Brooklyn Nets
@ 15.58NBA0 Jeanie Buss: Any free agent afraid to play with Kobe is a loser
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance. "Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant is probably a loser, and I'm glad they wouldn't come to the team," Buss said during a "SportsCenter" interview Thursday. Source: ESPN
@ 12.47NBA0 Lance Stephenson says he wanted to stay with Pacers
Lance Stephenson said he wanted to remain with the Pacers but Indiana gave him no time to make the proper decision.
Stephenson left the Pacers to sign with the Charlotte Hornets. Per Indianapolis Star, "I wanted to stay there but they gave me a deadline where I had to choose," Stephenson said. "So there wasn't no time for me to make a decision. They gave me a deadline (before) how long it (was) going to take for them to go somewhere else. "I had to make a quick decision and me and my agent decided we would see what other teams (were) talking about." On July 2, the Pacers turned their attention to Plan B and agreed to terms with free agent CJ Miles. In Stephenson's view, the Miles' deal sealed his departure from the Pacers. "They didn't have nothing else. They had no more money or anything. That was basically it right there," Stephenson said. "Soon as I said no to that offer, they went and signed CJ. I figured they thought I had no chance of coming back, they just went on and signed CJ. … I felt like it was a wrap after that." "They said shorter deals but it didn't make no sense to do the deals that they were talking about," Stephenson said. "I figured I'd just go somewhere else where I could be more happy and I feel like I'm playing (for) at least what I'm worth." Source: Indianapolis Star
@ 11.28NBA0 Steve Nash earned $416,000 per game played with the Lakers
Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season by the Lakers. The Canadian point guard signed a three-year, $27.9 million contract with the Lakers back in the summer 2012. In the three years, Nash has played 67 games out of 250 (included the games of the season 2014-2015) earning $416,000 per game played with Lakers’ jersey. Source: AS
@ 11.00NBA0 Warriors rookie required to sing while wearing ridiculous costumes #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/uhRag3t5y1/" target="_top">When you realize you have to sing in front of thousands of people. #RookieLife#OpenPractice#WarriorsGround
Una foto pubblicata da Golden State Warriors (@warriors) in data Ott 10, 2014 at 8:18 PDT
During Thursday's open practice, the rookies were required to sing while wearing ridiculous costumes. Former Ohio State guard Aaron Craft dressed as a bear while singing "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus. Aaron Craft was a little bear and sang "Party in the U.S.A" by Miley Cyrus.
#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/uhJbE1N53d/" target="_top">Aaron Craft gettin' down to Party In The USA at #Warriors Open Practice...dressed as a bear A video posted by Golden State Warriors (@warriors) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:08pm PDT
James McAdoo dressed as Pikachu had to sing The Fresh Prince of Bel -Air theme song :
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A video posted by Golden State Warriors (@warriors) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT
Mitchell Watt sang "I Can Show You The World"
#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/uhKXUMN54_/" target="_top">One more rookie song. This time it's Mitchell Watt, with an excellent rendition of "I Can Show You The World". Full video coming soon on warriors.com.
Un video pubblicato da Golden State Warriors (@warriors) in data Ott 10, 2014 at 7:16 PDT
Source: Bleacher Report
@ 08.57NBA0 Charlotte Hornets waive Justin Cobbs
Charlotte Hornets have waived Justin Cobbs, a source told Sportando. The product of California (15.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists as senior) has played two preseason games with Charlotte averaging 1 point and 1 rebound. “Justin was really good for us. He plays hard and is a very mature kid with a good work ethic. He makes shots, isn’t selfish and plays defense. He has a bright future” Charlotte Hornets assistant GM Chad Buchanan told Sportando. Cobbs spent also part of the preseason with Spanish and Euroleague team Laboral Kutxa. “Justin worked very hard and I think these weeks were very useful for him. And he helped us a lot. He’d be an interesting player for Europe. In 1-2 seasons he’ll be an Euroleague player” said Marco Crespi, head coach of Baskonia.
@ 08.47NBA0 Lakers Point Guard Steve Nash Out For The Season
Due to a recurring back injury, Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be out for the season, it was announced today. After consultations with Lakers medical staff, both Nash and the organization believe it is best to focus on rest and rehabilitation at this time. “Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,” said Nash. “I work very hard to stay healthy and unfortunately my recent setback makes performing at full capacity difficult. I will continue to support my team during this period of rest, and will focus on my long-term health.” “As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve,” said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigors of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play, but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time. Steve has been a consummate professional, and we greatly appreciate his efforts.” Source: Los Angeles Lakers Official Website
@ 00.46NBA0 Rookie big man Jordan Vandenberg signs with the Knicks
The Knicks have announced that they have signed Jordan Vandenberg.
The rookie big man comes from North Carolina State where he averaged more than 4 points and 4 rebounds as senior.
Jordan Vandenberg has played with Knicks in the NBA summer league averaging 2 points and 4 rebounds in 2 contests.