@ 22.26NBA0 Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo
As reported by Marc J.Spears, Warriors have signed James Michael McAdoo. The news was confirmed by his agent Jim Tanner. Forward out of North Carolina has signed a one-year deal
The Warriors signed undrafted rookie forward James Michael McAdoo to sign to a 1-year deal, @_tandemse agent Jim Tanner told Yahoo Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) 2 Settembre 2014
. Source: Marc J.Spears
@ 20.22NBA0 Spurs to work out Earl Clark
Sean Deveney: Free-agent forward Earl Clark, who followed up a breakthrough year with the Lakers by bouncing between the Cavaliers and Knicks last year, will be working out this week for the defending champion Spurs, a source told Sporting News. Source: Sean Deveney
@ 17.47NBA0 Keith Smart to join Erik Spoelstra's staff in Miami?
Keith Smart may join Erik Spoelstra’s coaching staff in Miami, according to Yahoo Sports.Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat's revamped assistant coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports.In the wake of a shakeup that resulted in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart, 49, and Miami are discussing a role on head coach Erik Spoelstra's bench, sources said.David Fizdale will continue as Spoelstra's top assistant, and ex-Heat player Juwan Howard will move up to an assistant coaching job after a season working in player development, sources said.Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 15.03NBA0 Jodie Meeks patterns work ethic after ex-teammate Kobe Bryant
Jodie Meeks signed with the Pistons this summer after his experience with the Lakers.
Meeks told his Kobe story speaking with the Detroit Free Press, “Practice was at 11, we had to be there at 10. Well, I wanted to get there at 10,” Meeks said. “He was already there fully dressed and sweating. I got to the locker room at 9:30, got on the court at 10, and he had been there an hour and a half working on stuff.
“I was like, ‘Man, it is true.’ This guy is working like this and at the time he was 34 years old. He felt like he still had a lot to prove, and he was still trying to prove people wrong. I was like, ‘Man, great player….’
“No matter if he was sick or hurt or injured, he never made excuses. He just kept working hard. He got better, and you see where he’s at.” Source: The Detroit Free Press
@ 14.42NBA0 Ray Allen say he is not in any rush to make a decision
Ray Allen is not in a hurry to decide his future. The former Sonics, Celtics and Heat could return for his 19th year in the NBA or retire. Per The Courant, "I'm not in any rush [to make a decision]," Allen said during a break in the Citi Ray Allen Basketball ProCamp at East Granby High on Saturday morning. "I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes." Source: The Courant
@ 13.26NBA0 Petteri Koponen hopes to be playing in the NBA by the 2015-16 season
Petteri Koponen has one year remaining on his contract with Khimki Moscow and he hopes to play in the NBA next summer.
His NBA rights belong to the Dallas Mavericks.
Per ESPN, Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen hopes to be playing in the NBA by the 2015-16 season. Here at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Koponen told ESPN.com he intends to make the jump to the NBA after completing the final season on his contract with BC Khimki in Russia. "I always said my dream is to play in the NBA," Koponen said. "Every summer we talk a little bit with Dallas to see what the situation is and what they think. I've got one more year left on my contract in Russia and then of course I would like to come over. I hope I get some options to go there and show I can play at that level." Source: ESPN
@ 10.29NBA0 Kobe Bryant Admits He Will Have to Offset Diminished Athleticism
During his recent promotional tour in China, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant admitted that he is not as athletic as he used to be.
Per LA Daily News, (Kobe) Bryant held a fireside chat recently during his promotional Nike tour in that region, touching on everything. His mental focus. How he stays motivated. What moves he works on during the offseason. How he keeps his confidence. And, of course, how will he play in the 2013-14 season after appearing in only six games last year because of injuries to his left Achilles and left knee. “I can say I want to be able to jump as high as I used to. I want to be as fast as I used to. But no; I don’t jump as high as I used to,” Bryant said. “That’s okay. I’m not as fast as I used to be. That’s okay, too. I’ll figure out another way to do it.” The majority sentiment supported by Bryant and those around him suggests he will resort to his strong fundamentals both with his footwork and in the post. It also appears Bryant could face some restrictions with his minutes both with playing time and possibly even sitting on certain back-to-backs. Source: LA Daily News
@ 20.09NBA0 Sixers show interest in Joe Ingles
Australian forward Joe Ingles has received some interest from the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Sportando. Ingles is currently playing in the FIBA World Cup with Australian NT.
Brett Brown, coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, worked with Ingles during 2012 Olympic Games in London and he's a big fan of him. Ingles is a free-agent after spent the last season with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
A couple of days ago David Pick reported that some NBA teams are eyeing Ingles. Source: Sportando
@ 16.50NBA0 Nazr Mohammed had a workout with the Heat
The Heat, looking to add another veteran backup center, summoned 6-11 Nazr Mohammed, 34, for a workout and meeting with team executives on Thursday. Mohammed, who has career averages of 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds, played in 80 games for the Bulls last season. Source: Barry Jackson
@ 16.24NBA0 Kings waive Wayne Ellington
Marc Stein: Sacramento, I'm told, waived Wayne Ellington on Sunday, which was last day teams could apply waive-and-stretch provision to coming season. Source: Marc Stein
@ 09.32NBA0 Miami Heat reshuffling assistant coaching staff
The Miami Heat are reassigning two assistant coaches.
Per Yahoo Sports, Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on head coach Erik Spoelstra's staff – and could be completely off the bench, according to league sources. Those changes will clear the way for Juwan Howard to be promoted from his role in player development, league sources said. It is immediately unclear what role Rothstein and McAdoo will have in the organization, but both are expected to continue to have jobs with the Heat. Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 02.48NBA0 Luke Hancock to sign with Grizzlies
According to Shams Charania, NCAA champion Luke Hancock has signed a one-year deal with Memphis Grizzlies. It's a minimum-deal but we don't know if is it fully guaranteed or not.
Luke Hancock -- NCAA champion at Louisville -- has agreed to a 1-year, minimum deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 1 Settembre 2014Source: Shams Charania
@ 00.13NBA0 Kevin Durant officially signs a new 10-year contract with Nike
Kevin Durant has officially signed a new 10-year with Nike. The deal will run through start of the 2024-2025 season. Nike retained the NBA MVP after matching the $285 million offer made to the player by Under Armour.
Kevin Durant has now officially signed with Nike. Deal runs through start of 2024 season.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 31, 2014
@ 17.17NBA0 T-Wolves have record week with 300 full season-ticket packages sold
The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs in 10 years and just traded the face of their franchise so he can go chase a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland. Kevin Love is gone now, and yet somehow the Timberwolves have parlayed that into a record-setting week at the box office. After completing the long-rumored trade that sent Love to the Cavaliers and brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, the Timberwolves have sold more than 300 full season-ticket packages in the last week. That beats the previous record in 2011 that was set when Ricky Rubio announced that he was coming over from Spain to play for the team. Source: ESPN
@ 14.38NBA0 Nike to retain Kevin Durant Durant after matching the 10-year offer made by Under Armour
Kevin Durant will likely sign a new 10-year contract with Nike who matched the “crazy” proposal made to the NBA MVP by Under Armour. Per ESPN, With Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunderstar. Nike has countered Under Armour's offer of between $265 million and $285 million and believes it will keep Kevin Durant for the next 10 years, sources told ESPN. Nike, whose seven-year deal that guaranteed Durant $60 million is expiring, made an initial offer of about $20 million a year that was far from what Durant was looking for. Under Armour's huge play for Durant had many believing that Nike would even let him go at that price. Source: ESPN
@ 18.59NBA0 Indiana Pacers invited center Josh Crawford for a workout
The Indiana Pacers are evaluating many players for next season. The team called center Josh Crawford for a workout for next week, a source told Sportando. The player spent last season in Israel with Ironi Ramat Gan and then in Bulgaria with Beroe (14.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg).
The team will choose between four centers.
@ 14.46NBA0 Spurs in the mix for Ray Allen
Marc Stein: One more Spurs rumble with Team USA v Finland now seven hours away: Reigning champs, I'm told, trying to barge into Ray Allen Sweepstakes.
Clippers in the mix as well. Dallas has also pursued Ray Allen this summer. LeBron's Cavs, of course, still badly want the sharpshooter, too. Ray Allen himself, mind you, has been saying for weeks that he's still deciding whether or not to play next season, let alone choose where. Source: Marc Stein
@ 02.21NBA0 Clippers eye Ray Allen
Arash Markazi: Doc Rivers had been in contact with Ray Allen earlier this summer. Expect the Clippers to make a run at him again. Source: Arash Markazi
@ 01.14NBA0 Pacers big man Ian Mahinmi will likely be out 2-3 months
Ian Mahinmi may miss from two to three months of action after the shoulder injury he suffered with the France National Team. The Pacers big man was forced to leave National Team and to withdraw from FIBA Basketball World Cup. Per The Indianapolis Star, According to ffbb.com, Mahinmi discussed his injury at a press conference. "The injury prevents me from playing. The shoulder is dislocated, is resocketed ... The risks are high. My health is better to stop." He added that it's an old injury. "The injury was incurred before the playoffs. But it did not stop me from playing. I have not missed a practice or a game." Source: Indianapolis Star
@ 01.03NBA0 Spurs interested in Gustavo Ayon
According to Marc Stein, Spurs have expressed some interest in Mexican big-man Gustavo Ayon. Spurs still want to re-sign Aron Baynes but they also like Ayon, who finished last season with the Hawks.
A couple of days ago Ayon told that he has received an offer from China but he wants to take a decision only after FIBA World Cup. Source: Marc Stein
@ 20.21NBA0 Ty Lawson: 'People are probably going to sleep on us' Ty Lawson in a Q&A with Jeff Caplan on NBA.com touched several topics.
On Javale McGee: 'I can see that he’s taking a more serious approach. When he was at Washington he was just about, ‘OK, I’m here, I’m 7-foot, I’m playing.’ But now he’s really actually trying to get better. You can see that. When he’s working out and he misses a jump hook or something he actually gets mad'
On the new identity for the Nuggets 2014/15: 'This year it’s going to be more of a defensive mindset. I already know we can score, everybody knows we can score with the best of them. But my mindset going into training camp is everybody buying into the defensive end. We’ve got to make stops. I feel like if we can do that, and score in the half court, we’ll be one of the top teams out there'
On the regular season' opening month: 'The West is going to be crazy. Everybody got better. Houston may have slipped a little bit, but I feel like you’ve got to be ready to go every night against the West. There’s not going to be any slouch teams. I even feel like Sacramento is going to be decentSource: nba.com
@ 15.12NBA0 Timofey Mozgov: 'Playing for David Blatt would be interesting'
Timofey Mozgov, Russian big man of the Denver Nuggets, told to Itar Tass that he feels happy in Denver but, at the same time, that playing again for coach David Blatt would be interesting. Blatt coached Mozgov in the Russian NT and the big man knows very well the philosophy of american-israelian coach.
""Of course, it would be interesting to play in a team coached by David Blatt - said Mozgov. - I am familiar with his coaching philosophy working with the Russian national team." Source: Itar Tass
@ 13.58NBA0 Zoran Dragic has received interest from NBA
According to Marc Stein, a couple of NBA teams have interest in Zoran Dragic, younger brother of Goran. He recently signed a two-year extension with Unicaja Malaga in Spain and he has a buyout around 800.000$.
Pacers are one of the teams that have interest in Zoran Dragic, sources told Sportando. Source: Marc Stein
@ 08.19NBA0 Leandro Barbosa agreed to terms with Warriors
Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, according to ESPN. Golden State has secured a commitment from the 31-year-old on a one-year deal at the veteran minimum, according to NBA front-office sources. Source: ESPN
@ 08.10NBA0 Celtics' Jeff Green donates $1M to Georgetown
Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center. The university announced the gift from the former Hoyas star on Thursday, Green's 28th birthday. He helped lead Georgetown to the Final Four in 2007 and was the No. 5 overall pick in the NBA draft that year. Green's donation will go toward the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center, which is named after the former Hoyas Hall of Fame coach. It's a $62 million project that will be completely supported through philanthropy. "I'm very fortunate to be in a position to give back to the university and to the program that has done so much for me," said Green, who earned his degree in English, with a minor in theology, from Georgetown in 2012. Source: NBA
@ 21.35D-League0 Grizzlies name Bob Donewald Jr. Head Coach of Iowa Energy
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced Bob Donewald Jr. as head coach of its NBA Development League team, the Iowa Energy. Per team policy, terms of the deal, which is pending NBA approval, are not disclosed. “Bob has a proven track record of player development and shares in the collaborative vision of the Memphis Grizzlies and Iowa Energy,” said Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger. “He is a tireless worker and effective communicator who will be important in helping our players reach their potential as we begin our new partnership with Iowa.” “We are pleased to welcome Bob to our organization,” said Jed Kaplan, Managing Partner of the Iowa Energy. “Bob has a great passion for the game, and we are excited for him to become a member of the Iowa community.” Donewald joins Iowa with over two decades of coaching experience with eight different organizations throughout the world, most recently serving as head coach of the Chinese National Team (2010-12) and spending three seasons in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) as head coach of the Shanghai Sharks (2009-11), owned by former NBA All-Star Yao Ming, and the Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2011). In addition, Donewald has worked four NBA seasons, including three as an assistant coach under Paul Silas with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-04), New Orleans Hornets (2002-03) and Charlotte Hornets (2001-02). His NBA tenure also includes a stint with the New Jersey Nets (1993-94) as a scout and assistant to Vice President and General Manager Willis Reed. Source: Memphis Grizzlies
@ 19.38NBA0 Michael Carter-Williams not ready for full five-on-five contact yet
Michael Carter-Williams ended his rookie season in the NBA averaging 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Carter-Williams underwent shoulder surgery last April and he is not ready yet for for full five-on-five contact. Per Philly.com, On the progress of Michael Carter-Williams following his April shoulder surgery: "Things are coming along. I haven't seen the full report of late and haven't seen the most recent checkup. He can shoot and is working hard. He is not ready for full five-on-five contact." Source: Philly.com
@ 16.58NBA0 Lakers worked out eight free agents
After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; and guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. Source: USA Today
@ 16.16NBA0 Jazz sign free agent Kevin Murphy
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Kevin Murphy. Per team policy, financial terms were not released.
Murphy (6-6, 185, Tennessee Tech) finished the 2013-14 season with the Idaho Stampede, where he ranked second in the league in scoring and was named to the 2014 All-D-League First Team. He appeared in 34 games (24 starts) for the Stampede, averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.9 minutes and scoring in double figures in 30 games, including 20-plus points in 27 contests and 30-or-more points 13 times. Murphy recorded a career-high 51 points on Feb. 1 vs. L.A. D-Fenders, finishing 21-for-33 from the field (.636). Prior to joining Idaho, Murphy played 13 games (seven starts) for Stasbourg IG of France and averaged 8.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 18.8 minutes per game.
Originally selected by the Jazz in the second round (47th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Murphy appeared in 17 games as a reserve for Utah during the 2012-13 season, averaging 0.9 points in 3.1 minutes. Following the season, he was traded to Golden State as part of a three-team trade on July 10, 2013.
The 24-year-old guard played four seasons at Tennessee Tech University (2008-12), amassing 2,019 points, 535 rebounds and 248 assists during his collegiate career and ranks second on the school’s all-time scoring list. He was twice named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) First Team (2011, 2012) as well as the OVC All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012). During his senior season, he averaged 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 34.5 minutes, including a 50-point performance in a win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that marked the highest scoring game by a Division I player during the 2011-12 season.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Murphy played high school basketball at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., earning the Naismith Award following his senior season.
@ 09.11NBA0 76ers don't know yet if Joel Embiid will play in any games this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Joel Embiid will play in any games this season
“I don’t know at this point. Right now, he’s in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests,” said Sam Hinkie.
“He’ll get a good baseline and then we’ll put together a rehab plan. He’s still in a boot. He was shooting threes on one leg in our gym [Monday]. I don’t know how it will play out.” Source: Philly.com
@ 01.19NBA0 Rockets sign Tarik Black
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce they have signed center/forward Tarik Black. He'll obviously be a longshot to make team, but could be a good RGV prospect. Source: Jonathan Feigen
@ 00.26NBA0 Roger Federer newest Nike tennis shoes channel the Air Jordan 3
(Photo via Nike & USA Today)
Roger Federer debuted during the game against Matosevic in the US Open the newest Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour AJ3. Per USA Today, Federer’s latest model channels the Air Jordan 3, which debuted in 1988. Federer told For The Win via email through a Nike rep that he really got into basketball, soccer and tennis when he was seven years old, the same year the Jordan 3 was released.
(Photo via Nike & USA Today)
When he was looking to do a collaboration with the brand’s most legendary pitchman, those were the model of Jordans he liked the most. Also involved in the collaboration process? Michael Jordan himself. The NBA Hall of Famer said that he was intrigued when he heard about Federer’s interest in wearing a Jordan tennis shoe.
(Photo via Nike & USA Today)
Source: USA Today
@ 22.34NBA0 Spurs to work out Julyan Stone
According to Shams Charania, Julyan Stone, former Raptors point-guard, will have a workout with the San Antonio Spurs. Stone received interest also from Kings, Bucks and Sixers.
The San Antonio Spurs are bringing in free agent Julyan Stone for a workout, league source tells RealGM. Stone's had talks elsewhere too.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 27 Agosto 2014Source: Shams Charania
@ 22.23NBA0 Heat sign Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown, former Lakers guard, has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Heat. The contract is worth 1.3 mln for this season. Source: Jeff Zillgitt
@ 19.45NBA0 Doc Rivers Agrees to Contract Through 2019 Season
The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the team through the end of the 2019 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This is an important day for this organization,” Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said. “I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court. Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hard core, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent. It was one of my top priorities to ensure that he was firmly in place as the long-term leader of this team.” Source: Los Angeles Clippers
@ 17.09NBA0 NBA to expand the area that must be clear behind the baskets
The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive vice president of team marketing and business operations Amy Brooks in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press. Only 20 camera positions, 10 on each baseline, will remain, down from 24 last season and 40 during the 2010-11 regular season. Each baseline can have six photo spots on one side of the basket and four on the other, and dance teams or other entertainers cannot be stationed along the baseline. Source: ESPN
@ 15.28NBA0 Clippers likely to waive Miroslav Raduljica
Los Angeles Clippers are likely to waive Serbian big man Miroslav Raduljica, arrived via trade from the Milwaukee Bucks, sources told Sportando. Raduljica has a 1.5 mln deal for the next season and it is fully guaranteed.
The two sides are working on a buyout and Serbian player doesn't seem to fit in Clippers' plan. Source: Sportando
@ 11.21NBA0 Spurs to sign Josh Davis
According to RealGM, Spurs have signed undrafted free-agent Josh Davis to a multi-year partially guaranteed deal. He went undrafted out of San Diego State.
In his senior he averaged 7.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Source: Real GM
@ 09.57NBA0 Bucks officially sign Damien Inglis
The Milwaukee Bucks announced that they have signed Damien Inglis to a multi-year deal. Inglis was selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
@ 02.55NBA0 Joel Embiid showing support for his friend Shabazz Napier
Joel Embiid loves his friend and he showed support to his man Shabazz Napier, who has been posterized by Lebron James in the NBA 2K15 trailer. 2K developers are so mean, but that's what happens when you unfollow or block Lebron.
LOL that's mean...... Why my mans tho? That's what happen when u unfollow or block Lebron. Now I gotta unblock him pic.twitter.com/8zem2WauU5
— Joel SHMURDA Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) 27 Agosto 2014
First thing when I get 2k, I put the whole SIXERS squad on 99
— Joel SHMURDA Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) 27 Agosto 2014
I'm definitely lowering the cavs players rates for sure #hating
— Joel SHMURDA Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) 27 Agosto 2014
Also creating Rihanna on the game so we can average double doubles and be MVPs
— Joel SHMURDA Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) 27 Agosto 2014Source: Joel Embiid
@ 02.32NBA0 Sam Hinkie: 'We never asked for Anthony Bennett'
Sam Hinkie insists he never talked about acquiring Anthony Bennett from the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I can tell you unequivocally we didn't have any conversations about (Bennett),” the Sixers' general manager said during a 30-minute conference call Tuesday. Source: Tom Moore
@ 01.01NBA0 Clippers to waive Carlos Delfino
Yet according to a person with knowledge of the Clippers' situation, it's likely that Delfino - who is owed $3.25 million next season and has a team option for the 2015-16 campaign - will be waived using what's deemed the "stretch provision." The provision allows the payment of a player's contract (and the related salary cap hit) to be stretched out over several years, and would allow the Clippers to make another addition via free agency (or perhaps even two).
One strong free agent possibility is 27-year-old shooting guard Chris Douglas Roberts, though he can't sign until the aforementioned moves are made. Source: Sam Amick