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Casey Prather, Earl Barron Sign Camp Deals With Suns

Casey Prather and Earl Barron have accepted training camp invitations with the Phoenix Suns.

Prather and Barron are vying for roster spots as the Suns have 13 guaranteed contracts without the Eric Bledsoe situation being cleared up.

Prather played for Atlanta's NBA Summer League team, averaging 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds with 40 percent shooting in 20 minutes per game.

Barron, who played 12 games for the Suns early in the 2010-11 season, played in China and Lebanon last season.

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Agent: Zydrunas Ilgauskas Isn't Considering Comeback

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has been retired for three seasons and the Cleveland Cavaliers retired his No. 11 last season, but he could be considering a comeback.

ESPN Cleveland radio host Tony Rizzo first talked about an Ilgauskas return on Sunday and reiterated the possiblity on Monday.

Ilgauskas and LeBron James have remained close friends and the Cavaliers have a clear need at center.

Ilgauskas' agent, Herb Rudoy, told RealGM's Shams Charania that speculation on a comeback is a "false rumor."

Via Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thanasis Antetokounmpo Turned Down Significant Money In Europe To Remain In D-League

Thanasis Antetokounmpo chose to play in the D-League for just $25,000 while turning down significant financial offers in Europe.

Antetokounmpo wants to play in the NBA and believes playing for the New York Knicks' D-League affiliate will help accomplish that goal.

According to agent Tim Lotsos, Varese offered Antetokounmpo a two-year deal worth $550,000 with an opt-out to join the NBA after one year. Olympiakos in Greece and Sevilla in Spain also offered him deals.

“Amazing isn’t it?,’’ Lotsos told The Post in a phone call from Greece. “To my surprise, he passed on it. He’s very ambitious and determined to make the NBA. It’s a big sacrifice. It could’ve really put him ahead of schedule in his career. I didn’t try to force him. I wanted him to make his own decision.’’

Last season, before Thanasis was drafted, Antetokounmpo played in the D-League.

“He spoke with Steve Mills and Phil Jackson,’’ Lotsos said. “He felt he’s in their plans in the future. They don’t have room for him on the roster, but they supported the idea of keeping [him] within the system and working and improving. He felt they do have a plan for him but they didn’t guarantee anything for next year.’’

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Cavs Attempting To Deal For Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been attempting to trade for Timofey Mozgov over the past six to eight weeks, according to Brian Windhorst.

But Sports.ru's Alexander Chernykh has reported that it will not happen.

Mozgov is making $4.65 million this season with the Denver Nuggets and has a $4.95 million team option in 15-16.

The Cavaliers have a clear need at backup center.

Via James Herbert/CBS Sports

Jordan Clarkson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night.

In the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Clarkson led the Lakers’ entry in scoring, (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.0) while shooting 42.1% (8-19) from beyond-the-arc in five games (all starts).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kyrie Irving To Start At PG For Final Team USA Tuneup

Kyrie Irving will start at point guard when Team USA players Slovenia in its final tuneup before the FIFA World Cup.

Mike Krzyzewski is considering using Irving and Derrick Rose as alternating starters at point guard.

"We'll see as thing goes on," Krzyzewski said after Monday's two-hour practice. "We might alternate 'em. Both of them are going to play significant minutes."

Krzyzewski could also use Irving and Rose on the floor together.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Gilbert Had Lengthy Meeting With Love Before Agreeing To Trade

Dan Gilbert had a lengthy meeting with Kevin Love in Las Vegas before the Cleveland Cavaliers reached agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a trade.

Gilbert received permission from the Wolves and NBA officials to meet with Love.

The Cavaliers and Wolves reached agreement in principle weeks ago, but had to wait until Andrew Wiggins became eligible for a trade.

Love withdrew from Team USA on July 26 while the team was training in Las Vegas.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Team USA Considers Alternating Irving, Rose At Starting Point Guard

Kyrie Irving will start at point guard for Team USA in the final exhibition game against Slovenia on Tuesday night.

Mike Krzyzewski revealed that alternating Irivng and Derrick Rose at starting point guard is one option under consideration throughout the World Cup, which starts on Saturday.

"We'll see as thing goes on," Krzyzewski said after Monday's two-hour practice. "We might alternate 'em. Both of them are going to play significant minutes."

Rose and Irving could also play minutes together, as Rose continues to acclimate himself to full-speed basketball.

"I asked him today, and he said, 'I feel great,'" Krzyzewski said of Rose. "He did everything. He's full go. I think there's a part of him that's like: 'Quit asking me how I feel. I'm good.' So I'm not going to ask him anymore."

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

NBA Live 15 Picks Damian Lillard As Cover Athlete

EA Sports NBA Live 15 has selected Damian Lillard as its cover athlete.

"I'm so honored and I'm so blessed to be in this position," said Lillard. "I'm so thankful to EA Sports for making me the cover guy. It's been a long time coming. It took a lot of hard work, and it's a dream come true."

Lillard is entering his third NBA season with the Portland Trail Blazers and also signed a major endorsement contract with Adidas this year.

Via Tim Brown/Oregonian

C.J. Fair To Sign Camp Deal With Pacers

Free agent rookie C.J. Fair of Syracuse has received a training camp invitation from the Indiana Pacers and will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the franchise, league sources told RealGM.

After four collegiate seasons, Fair went undrafted in June and played for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas summer league. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged four points and 2.6 rebounds in five games for Dallas’ entry – including a vicious left-handed dunk on the Toronto Raptors.

Fair, 22, scored 16.5 points per game as a senior for Syracuse.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Emeka Okafor Receives Interest From Cavaliers, Heat

Emeka Okafor is unlikely to sign with a team until midseason as he continues to heal from a herniated disk.

Aron Baynes Exploring Deals In Europe, Still Hopes To Re-Sign With Spurs

Aron Baynes is searching for a contract worth $1.5 million Euros.

Love Chooses Jersey No. 0 With Cavaliers

Kevin Love wore No. 42 in his six seasons with the Timberwolves.

GM: Kobe Bryant Has 'Zero' Value On Trade Market Due To $48.5M Contract

Kobe Bryant’s plan is to retire in two years, though he says he reserves the right to change his mind.

Cavaliers Acquire Kevin Love, Send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett To Timberwolves In Three-Team Deal

The Cavaliers have acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade.

Cavs Sign 2nd Rounder Dwight Powell

Dwight Powell averaged 14.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals during his senior season and was the Pac 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Team USA Cuts Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver For World Cup Roster

Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward were left off the World Cup roster.

Hawks Re-Sign Shelvin Mack

Shelvin Mack averaged 7.5 points, 3.7 assists (second on the team) and 2.2 rebounds in 20.4 minutes while ranking seventh in the NBA in assist/turnover ratio (3.04).

Suns Made Last Ditch Bid For Love With Offer Of Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe has been seeking a five-year, $85 million max contract and would consider only a max deal in a sign-and-trade, which would be four years and $64 million.

Thunder Name Mark Daigneault Head Coach Of D-League Affiliate

Mark Daigneault joins the Thunder organization after spending the past four years working under Billy Donovan at Florida.

Hakim Warrick To Work Out For Spurs

Hakim Warrick will work out for the Spurs on Sept. 1.

Francisco Garcia Re-Signs With Rockets

Francisco Garcia will sign for one season at the veteran’s minimum, worth $1.32 million.

Carmelo: Leaving Knicks 'Was Close'

Carmelo Anthony decided to re-sign with the Knicks in July after strongly considering joining the Bulls.

Mavs, Bernard James Finalizing One-Year Contract

Bernard James has been with the Mavericks since the 12-13 season.

Wolves To Acquire Young From 76ers For Mbah a Moute, Shved, Miami's 1st Rounder

The Wolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Heat to the 76ers for Thaddeus Young.

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On Offseason, Looking Ahead Toward Season

Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti discuss the offseason that was, the incredible potential of this year's Cavaliers, how each conference could shake out, the best case scenario for the Knicks and many other topics.

Tim Leiweke Leaving MLSE By June 30

Tim Leiweke told the board it’s his goal to pursue his personal goal of owning his own business.

Blazers Sign Darius Morris To Camp Contract

The Blazers have signed Darius Morris to a non-guaranteed camp contract.

Celtics Sign Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford To Camp Deals

The Celtics have signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to camp contracts.

Brook Lopez Weighs 15 Pounds Less Than He Did Last Fall

Brook Lopez has lost weight since arriving at training camp last fall weighing 290 pounds.
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