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Hawks To Sign Jarell Eddie On 10-Day Contract

Mar 4, 2015 8:02 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have reached agreement on a 10-day contract with Jarell Eddie of the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, league sources told RealGM.

Eddie -- the champion of the D-League’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star weekend -- will join the NBA-leading Hawks on Thursday. Atlanta, which had one open roster spot, became the first team to clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday.

After a 37-percent three-point shooting season as a senior at Virginia Tech, Eddie has worked extensively on his stroke and made himself an accurate outside threat.

The 6-foot-7 forward has shot 42.2 percent from three-point range while averaging 12.1 points with Austin this season, attempting over six 3’s per game.

Eddie, 23, went unselected in last June’s NBA Draft. He appeared in the July Summer League with the Washington Wizards, and signed a training camp deal with Atlanta in October. Upon his release from Atlanta, Eddie briefly joined the Boston Celtics on a waiver claim.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Jarell Eddie, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brian Shaw Fired By Nuggets

Mar 3, 2015 12:35 PM

The Denver Nuggets have fired Brian Shaw as head coach.

Shaw was hired as head coach of the Nuggets before the 13-14 season after serving as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers.

Melvin Hunt is a strong frontrunner to become interim head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Agree Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Earl Barron

Mar 3, 2015 11:11 AM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a second 10-day contract with Earl Barron, a league source tells RealGM.

Barron has averaged 1.6 points and 0.8 rebounds in 5.5 minutes over five games with the Suns.

Barron was previously in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam, where he averaged 20.3 points and 10.9 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Earl Barron, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Eli Holman Re-Signing Deal With Zhejiang Lions For 15-16 Season

Mar 4, 2015 12:45 PM

After averaging nearly 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Chinese Basketball Association, center Eli Holman has re-signed with Zhejiang for the 2015-16 season, a source told RealGM.

Holman had considered summer and season offers in the NBA before re-signing in China.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Eli Holman, Zhejiang Guangsha, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Vlade Divac Named VP Of Basketball And Franchise Ops For Kings

Mar 3, 2015 2:42 PM

Vlade Divac has been named vice president of basketball and franchise operations.

Divac played for the Kings between 1998 and 2004.

Divac will advise the Kings' front office and coaching staff, while also assisting in global branding efforts.

“With an unparalleled philanthropic track record that spans the globe, Vlade Divac is the epitome of our NBA 3.0 philosophy,” said Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He has a unique perspective and global stature that will only further elevate our organization around the world.”

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Devyn Marble To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Detached Retina

Mar 4, 2015 4:36 PM

Devyn Marble is expected to miss approximately 4-6 weeks due to a detached retina in his left eye, the Orlando Magic announced.

Marble is in his rookie season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Devyn Marble, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Injury

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Celtics Interested In Re-Signing Jonas Jerebko

Mar 3, 2015 7:28 PM

Jonas Jerebko will be a free agent after the season, but clear the Boston Celtics have interest in keeping him around.

“Jerebko’s somebody that we’ve tried to get before,” Danny Ainge said. “We like shooting bigs. I love guys that know how to play and can shoot 3’s and have length.

“As a spacer at the 4 position, I’ve always liked him. And that’s what he does well is spread the floor. He can shoot the 3 and he can attack close-outs. He just knows how to play.”

The Celtics aquired Jerebko in a trade with the Detroit Pistons.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

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Tony Allen Suspended One Game By Grizzlies For Violating Team Policy

Mar 3, 2015 7:23 PM

Tony Allen was suspended for the Memphis Grizzlies' game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night due to a violation of team policy.

Dave Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Allen violated. 

Joerger said it was an isolated incident, and he expects Allen and the team will move forward after the suspension.

Associated Press

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Alex Len Fined $20K, Hassan Whiteside Fined $15K By NBA For Altercation

Mar 3, 2015 7:21 PM

Alex Len and Hassan Whiteside have been fiend $20,000 and $15,000, respectively, for their altercation in Monday's game, the NBA announced.

The incident occurred during the Miami Heat's win over the Phoenix Suns.

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Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job

Mar 3, 2015 1:20 PM

Mike D'Antoni has interest in becoming head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

D'Antoni hasn't coached since he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers following the 13-14 season.

D'Antoni's first head coaching job in the NBA was with the Nuggets.

D'Antoni's fastpaced system on offense would presumably give the Nuggets a strong homecourt advantage due to the altitude of Denver.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kidd: Khris Middleton Has Accepted Challenge To Get Better
The Bucks would like to re-sign Khris Middleton this summer in restricted free agency.

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Hawks Expected To Sell For More Than $900 Million
Mark Rachesky, chairman of Lionsgate Entertainment, has emerged as the most recent bidder for the Hawks.

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Steve Nash Admits Playing Career Likely Over
Steve Nash played just 65 games for the Lakers over his first two seasons with the club before being ruled out for the entire 14-15 season.

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Dwight Howard Progressing 'On Schedule', Hasn't Begun On-Court Rehab
Dwight Howard has been out since Jan. 30 with the edema.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Russell Westbrook, LeBron James Named Players Of The Month
Russell Westbrook had a PER of 34.6 in February, averaging 31.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 10.2 assists per game.

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Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart Named Rookies Of The Month
Andrew Wiggins averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in February.

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Zoran Dragic Assigned To Heat's D-League Team
Zoran Dragic has appeared in eight NBA games this season.

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Ray Allen Decides Not To Play In 14-15 Season
Ray Allen will reassess his status for the 15-16 season.

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Tony Allen, Nick Calathes Didn't Have Physical Confrontation
Sources claim that the confrontation did not rise to a "physical" level and that the suspension for Tony Allen is largely because he waved off attempts from coaches to calm him down.

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Jerrelle Benimon To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Jerrelle Benimon has averaged 19.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 35 games with the Idaho Stampede this season in the D-League.

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Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract
Elliot Williams has averaged 21.8 points, 7.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game while being named a NBA D-League All-Star.

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Thomas Robinson: I'm Tired Of Getting Treated Like A Rag Doll In NBA
Thomas Robinson has averaged 9.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 16.4 minutes (19.0 PER) of play off the bench in four games with the 76ers.

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Phil Jackson Fined By NBA For Comment On D'Angelo Russell
Upon leaving Ohio State's game, Phil Jackson said D'Angelo Russell was a "great looking kid, [a] great prospect."

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Raptors, Heat, Mavericks Among Teams Interested In JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee was waived this week by the 76ers and is eligible for the playoffs.

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Mavs Sign Bernard James For Remainder Of Season
Bernard James was coming off his second 10-day contract.

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Tony Parker Plans On Playing In Eurobasket 2015
Tony Parker took last summer off after winning the 2014 NBA Finals with the Spurs.

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Quincy Miller Agrees Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Pistons
Quincy Miller has agreed upon a second 10-day contract with the Pistons, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Blake Griffin Could Return On Sunday
Doc Rivers described Blake Griffin as going "full-tilt" in his workout.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Calipari: We Could Have $3 Billion In Created Wealth For Our Players Within Six Years
John Calipari has created a great pipeline at Kentucky to send players to the NBA while achieving success within the college game.

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James Harden Suspended One Game By NBA For Kicking LeBron James
James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking LeBron James, the NBA announced on Monday.

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