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Langston Galloway, Knicks Agree Upon Two-Year Contract

Jan 27, 2015 12:59 PM

Langston Galloway and the New York Knicks have agreed upon a two-year contract, a league source tells RealGM.

Galloway's deal is partially guaranteed for next season.

Galloway has averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 28 minutes per game in eight appearanes with the Knicks.

Galloway went undrafted out of Saint Joseph's in 2014.

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Bucks, Hornets, 76ers Interested In Gary Talton, D-League's Assists Leader

Jan 27, 2015 11:09 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers are exploring the call-up candidacy of Gary Talton, the NBA Development League’s assists leader, league sources told RealGM.

Behind 13 games of 10 or more assists, Talton has averaged 13.2 points, 10.2 assists and 40.6 percent three-point shooting this season. He has split the year with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, his current team.

Talton had two 20-assist performances earlier in the season with Rio Grande Valley, where he was surrounded by a bevy of shooters to feed passes. The 6-foot-1 point guard has notched double-doubles in three of his last five games with Fort Wayne.

Talton, 24, finished his collegiate career at UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago), averaging 12.3 points, 4.4 assists, four rebounds and 34.4 minutes per game as a senior. He went unselected in the 2013 NBA Draft, followed by free-agent workouts for teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Bucks Plan To Sign Jorge Gutierrez To 10-Day Contract

Jan 28, 2015 12:16 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to sign Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract this week.

Gutierrez played for Jason Kidd last season on the Brooklyn Nets.

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K.J. McDaniels Receiving Strong Consideration For Rising Stars Game Despite New Format Narrowing Roster

Jan 27, 2015 6:22 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers’ K.J. McDaniels has performed well enough to garner serious consideration for the NBA’s Rising Stars game during the All-Star Weekend, despite the event’s new format causing his status to be put into question around the NBA, league sources told RealGM.

The NBA has started a rookie-sophomore game centered on a matchup between U.S. and World players, two 10-man rosters with four front court players, four backcourt players and two mixed position players. Each team must have at least three rookies and three second-year players on the roster. Under the old, mixed rules, McDaniels would be considered a lock.

The entry of McDaniels will be up to the voting of assistant coaches, and questions about his candidacy to make the U.S. roster have been met with simple cases of his statistical outputs and transformative abilities on the court this season.

As a rookie, McDaniels, 21, has averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 44 games. He has had a season full of dynamic blocks and dunks, a 6-foot-6 high-flyer who would enhance the exhibition challenge. Despite the U.S.-World change that has narrowed the competition, McDaniels has the prototypical skill set and season production to be part of the player pool.

The 76ers have gone 8-37 this season and have received backlash for their approach to team building, but could have four players in the Rising Stars game: McDaniels, Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington.

McDaniels, the 32nd pick in last June’s NBA draft out of Clemson, has risen into one of the league’s most promising rookies.

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Timberwolves Plan To Sign Lorenzo Brown On 10-Day Contract

Jan 27, 2015 11:21 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to sign Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract.

Brown has played for the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Splash Brothers To Headline Three-Point Contest

Jan 27, 2015 11:21 AM

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will headline the participants of the Three-Point Shooting Contest during All-Star Weekend.

Kyle Korver, Wesley Matthews and J.J. Redick will also participate.

Korver leads the NBA in three-point percentage at 53 percent.

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Ronald Roberts Expected To Sign In Philippines

Jan 27, 2015 12:44 PM

Ronald Roberts is on the verge of signing a lucrative contract in the Philippines.

Roberts was the D-League Player of the Week last week.

Roberts has been on the Philadelphia 76ers' roster this season, but did not appear in any games.

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Pistons Considering Trade For Norris Cole

Jan 27, 2015 7:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons are considering a trade with the Miami Heat for Norris Cole following the season-ending injury to Brandon Jennings.

There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been described as "exploratory," sources said.

Jennings tore his Achilles last week.

Cole will be a free agent in the offseason. In 39 games this season, Cole is averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 23 starts.

 

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Matt Barnes Fined $25k For Incident Involving Sarver

Jan 27, 2015 5:26 PM

Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language toward a fan.

Barnes said on Twitter that he was responding to Phoenix Suns' owner Robert Sarver, who allegedly instigated the incident.

Barnes said Sarver cussed at him first.

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JaMychal Green, Spurs Unable To Agree Upon New Deal

Jan 27, 2015 5:16 PM

JaMychal Green and the San Antonio Spurs were unable to agree upon a new deal and have decided to part ways, league sources tell RealGM.

Green was on a 10-day contract with the Spurs after they cut Austin Daye.

Green was D-League Player of the Month for December.

In four games with the Spurs, Green averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.2 minutes.

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Robert Upshaw Considering Playing In D-League
Playing in the D-League would allow Robert Upshaw to improve his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Wisconsin Proposes Using Jock Tax To Cover $220M Pledge For Arena
Recent estimates indicate that the amount of income tax revenue from NBA athletes in 2015 would total $15 million.

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Langston Galloway, Knicks In Talks On Deal
Multiple NBA teams are prepared to engage with Langston Galloway should he become a free agent, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Nets Evaluating Lionel Hollins
Lionel Hollins is in the first season of a four-year deal worth more than $20 million.

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Kobe Bryant To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery
Kobe Bryant has agreed to undergo surgery.

RealGM Staff Report

Kemba Walker To Undergo Surgery For Meniscus
Kemba Walker is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Klay Thompson, LeBron James Named NBA Players Of The Week
Klay Thompson scored a record 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's game, finishing with 52 overall.

RealGM Staff Report

Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets
The Nets have been pursuing a trade of Brook Lopez.

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Clippers Remain Interested In Nate Robinson, Pursuing Other Deals First
Nate Robinson previously played for Doc Rivers when both were with the Celtics.

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76ers Sign Larry Drew II To 2nd 10-Day Contrat
In six games played since joining the Sixers, Larry Drew II is averaging five points and four assists in nearly 19 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards
Kobe Bryant informed Michael Jordan several times he wanted to play for the Wizards.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

LeBron: We've Improved Mentally More Than Anything
The Cavaliers have won six straight games.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Paxson Refutes Van Gundy's Comments On Bulls Leaking Stories To Undermine Thibodeau
Jeff Van Gundy accused Bulls management of trying to undermine Tom Thibodeau by leaking disparaging stories.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Mavericks Confident About Signing Jermaine O'Neal By All-Star Break
The Mavericks are confident that they are moving closer to signing Jermaine O'Neal, according to sources.

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Nets, Hornets Discuss Trade Involving Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson
Michael Jordan has been intrigued with the possibility of Joe Johnson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Quincy Miller To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Kings
Quincy Miller was leading the NBA Development League with 26.3 points 3.7 blocks per game when the Kings signed him.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Nuggets Recall Erick Green From D-League
Erick Green played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 21 points and 3.0 assists per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Robbie Hummel Suffers Fracture In Hand
Robbie Hummel is averaging 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Cavs' Unbalanced Roster Led To Poor Body Language, Effort
One unnamed player said "it was never Coach [David] Blatt's fault."

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer (via Fear The Sword)

LaMarcus Aldridge Likely To Have Double Recovery Time By Waiting On Surgery
LaMarcus Aldridge is not risking his long-term health by playing with a torn ligament.

Jason Quick/Oregonian