Sep 17, 2014 1:53 PM EDT
Michael Beasley is working out for the San Antonio Spurs this week.
Beasley had workouts for several teams this offseason, including two with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he remains a free agent.
Beasley spent last season with the Miami Heat.
The Spurs have an open roster spot as they continue to be unable to sign restricted free agent Aron Baynes.
Sep 17, 2014 11:50 AM EDT
Brandon Jennings has gained approximately 25 extra pounds of muscle in the offseason.
“I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry.
Jennings expects the added weight to help on defense, as well as absorbing contact when driving to the basket.
Jennings also said Stan Van Gundy reminds him of Scott Skiles, who was his first coach with the Milwaukee Bucks.
“He’s really big on details and he said you’re gonna have to play defense and give your all, every night,” Jennings said. “He already said it, I’m not expecting you to lock guys up one on one. Guys are just too good. But what we can do is give a good effort and play team defense.”
Sep 17, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs are taking a more active involvement in the development of unsigned players whom they own the draft rights for in the NBA.
The Spurs have sent an assistant to work with Livio Jean-Charles.
"David was sent by the Spurs, and he will be present throughout the year," said Jean-Charles in an interview with BeBasket. "He is here to witness but also be involved with my season here. But I want to be clear, Peter Vincent is in charge of my evolution at ASVEL."
Tony Parker partially owns ASVEL.
The Spurs also played a role in setting a timetable for Davis Betrans' return from injury. Betrans was a 2011 draft pick of the Spurs, but he has no contractual obligations to the team.
Sep 17, 2014 11:33 AM EDT
Hamady N'Diaye has agreed to a camp contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
N'Diaye will compete for the third center spot on the Nets' roster this season.
N'Diaye played collegiately at Rutgers.
Sep 16, 2014 6:15 PM EDT
Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks.
Wilkins declined to say whether he was one of the six current prospective buyers.
It was released in a briefing on Tuesday that Wilkins will get a statue outside Philips Arena on March 6, 2015.
Sep 16, 2014 6:06 PM EDT
Glenn Robinson III has reached agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a guaranteed contract.
The Wolves had to deal with a long process to sign Robinson due to the upheaval of their roster this summer.
Robinson flew to Minneapolis to sign an agreement on Monday and planned to begin preparations with the Wolves for the start of training camp later this month.
Robinson dropped to 40th overall after leaving Michigan as a sophomore.
Sep 16, 2014 4:59 PM EDT
Free agent center-forward Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told RealGM.
Eric, a 6-foot-11 big man who went undrafted in 2012 out of Temple University, has previously signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will go to training camp with the Bucks.
In his senior season at Temple, Eric averaged nine points, nearly nine rebounds and two blocks per game.
Eric, 26, spent part of last season with the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.
Sep 16, 2014 2:26 PM EDT
Free agent guard E’Twaun Moore has signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, a league source told RealGM.
The first season of Moore’s new contract will be 50 percent guaranteed, with a date in next July to determine his guarantee for the 2015-16 season, a source said.
After spending two consecutive seasons with the Orlando Magic, Moore became an unrestricted free agent and had been mulling offers for his next team. The Bulls fit Moore in his ability to score and shoot, and he’s comfortable near his hometown.
Moore, 25, averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season. The 6-foot-4 two-guard is a career 35 percent three-point shooter.
Moore was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. He spent one season with the Celtics before signing with the Magic as a free agent in 2012.
Sep 16, 2014 2:15 PM EDT
Teams are speculating that the league might apply future TV money to the 2015-16 cap, nudging it up above the current projection of $66.5 million.
The league has told teams in the last two weeks to hold their 2015-16 cap projections steady, but there is a roiling anxiousness that this may change soon.
Teams are projecting that the cap could increase as high as $80 million for the 16-17, which will be the first under the new television contract.
The new normal salary cap could hit $90 million.
Some believe the NBA might backload the television deal so that networks pay less than expected in 16-17 and more each year after due to the potential of a lockout after than season.
Sep 16, 2014 2:08 PM EDT
Under Armour Basketball has signed Emmanuel Mudiay to an endorsement deal.
Mudiay is set to travel to China this month to begin preparing for his debut professional season in the Chinese Basketball Association. Many draft experts project Mudiay to be a top five NBA Draft pick in 2015 because of his combination of size, speed and natural feel for the game.
"With Emmanuel joining our roster, Under Armour Basketball has added one of the game's best young players to our team," said Matt Mirchin, EVP, Global Marketing, Under Armour. "For such a young player, Emmanuel has a complete game, is a leader and plays with a toughness that stands out the moment you see him step on the court. When you combine that with his commitment to training and his positive attitude, he has the potential to be a special player for a long time. We're proud to now be a part of his journey."
Born in Congo, Mudiay began playing basketball in middle school in the Dallas area.
The Kings will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic on Dec. 16.
Sep 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.
Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Suns and then Marcus Morris was traded there in 2013.
Klay Thompson preferred to stay with the Warriors.
Klay Thompson and the Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension.
Deron Williams and Jason Kidd had a close relationship at one point.
The Spurs are open to signing-and-trading Aron Baynes, according to source.
USA Basketball advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006.
Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Wizards, league sources told RealGM.
Mario Chalmers did not expect to return to the Heat as a free agent.
The Heat lost LeBron James in the offseason and have also made some key changes to their coaching staff, which will result in a vastly different identity.
Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.
The Cavaliers are one of the teams Lou Amundson is considering signing with on a camp deal.
Ricky Rubio's agent and the Timberwolves have discussed a contract extension for the point guard.
JaKarr Sampson played for the 76ers in the July NBA summer league.
Khem Birch averaged 5.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.17 blocks and 19.3 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the field in Summer League.
Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, according to sources.
Kevin Garnett has one season and $12 million remaining on his contract.
Charles Grantham severed as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association from 1978 until 1995 had some interesting opinions about the issues that have faced the Hawks in regards to race.
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Milos Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.
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