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Chris Singleton To Sign Camp Deal With Pacers

The Indiana Pacers’ deal with free agent Chris Singleton is a summer contract for training camp, a league source told RealGM.

Singleton, the 18th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, averaged 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in three seasons with the Washington Wizards.

Singleton, 24, played his college basketball at Florida State.

David Pick of Eurobasket.com first reported that Singleton had committed to a deal with the Pacers.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Kings Waive Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington has been waived by the Sacramento Kings.

August 31st was the final day in which teams could apply the waive-and-stretch provision for the 14-15 season.

Ellington was traded to the Kings by the New York Knicks in the beginning of August.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Petteri Koponen Hopes To Play In NBA By 15-16

Petteri Koponen hopes to be playing in the NBA by the 2015-16 season. 

Koponen said 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."

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Koponen's NBA rights in 2011 in a draft-night trade trade with Portland. He was selected by Philadelphia on behalf of the Blazers with the last pick of the first round in 2007.

Team sources say that the Mavs have not ruled out importing Koponen themselves in the future, but there was no discussion of doing so for this season with four point guards already on the roster.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Chris Douglas-Roberts Near Deal With Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are close to signing Chris Douglas-Roberts.

Douglas-Roberts had a strong season with Charlotte in 13-14, averaging 6.9 points in 20.7 minutes per game over 49 appearances.

Via Dan Woike/Orange County Register

Derrick Rose 'Fine' With Reserve Role For Team USA

Derrick Rose says he has no issues as a reserve player for the U.S. national team after appearing to be the favorite to start earlier in the summer.

"We have a deep team," Rose said. "And that’s what makes us so good.

"My role is coming off the bench right now. I'm fine with it. I know no second unit can win when I'm on the court or stick me when I'm on the court."

Rose is using the Team USA experience to improve his basketball shape.

"I’m just trying to put that behind me," Rose said of any trepidation he's feeling as he ramps up his comeback from the two devastating injuries that limited him to 10 games over the past two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

"I know the questions are going to come and they're going to be there the whole year. So I can’t get tired of it. I’m feeling good right now. Just trying to get in better shape, get in better condition, so that when I do need to score the ball, then it’ll be there."

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Rajon Rondo Denies Asking Celtics For Trade

Rajon Rondo and his agent Bill Duffy have strongly denied a report that he wants to be traded by the Boston Celtics.

"Neither Bill nor Rajon know where this has come from, but it didn't come from them," Alyson Furch said in a text tonight. "They want this on the record. Neither has spoken to anyone about this."

Rondo is entering the final season of his contract with the Celtics.

Via Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Chane Behanan To Sign In D-League

Former Louisville forward and NCAA champion Chane Behanan has committed to sign in the NBA Development League and enter its draft, a source told RealGM.

After going unselected in June’s NBA Draft, Behanan discussed deals with overseas teams and came close to signing with a club in Germany.

In three seasons at Louisville, Behanan, 21, averaged 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 91 games. Behanan was a starter on Louisville’s title team in 2013.

Last December, Rick Pitino dismissed Behanan from the university for violating school policy. Behanan attempted to transfer to Colorado State University, but the 6-foot-7 forward didn’t play a game there.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

RealGM Radio: On The Central Division With Duncan, Feldman

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) breaks down the Central Division with Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders (@NateDuncanNBA) and Dan Feldman of PistonPowered.com (@PistonPowered).

They analyze the off-season including how adding Stan Van Gundy will impact this year's Pistons team as well as the major changes in Cleveland. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5, predicting how many teams will make the playoffs and choosing break-out players.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Heat To Reassign Ron Rothstein, Bob McAdoo

The Miami Heat have reassigned longtime assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo.

Rothstein and McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on Erik Spoelstra's staff and could leave the bench altogether.

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, league sources said.

David Fizdale has become the top assistant in recent seasons, while Juwan Howard will be promoted from his role in player development.

 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Hedo Turkoglu Close To One-Year Deal With Clippers

Hedo Turkoglu is close to a one-year, $1.4 million deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Turkoglu signed with the Clippers last season after finalizing a buyout with the Orlando Magic.

Turkoglu is 35 and will be entering his 15th NBA season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Luke Hancock has reached agreement on a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry, Second Round Picks From Kings For Gee, Non-Guaranteed Players

The Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Kings.

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

The Grizzlies released Jamaal Franklin under the stretch provision.

Nike Matches Under Armour's $285M Deal For Kevin Durant

Nike has countered a proposal of $265 to $285 million and believes it will re-sign Kevin Durant to a deal for the next 10 years.

Lucas Nogueira Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon

Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon.

Nazr Mohammed Meets With Heat

Nazr Mohammed worked out and met with the Heat on Thursday.

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015.

Jordan McRae Signs With Melbourne United

Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.

Clippers, Spurs Enter Picture For Ray Allen

The Spurs and Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.

Ian Mahinmi Expected To Miss 2-3 Months With Shoulder Injury

Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the French national team.

Spurs Express Interest In Gustavo Ayon

The Spurs have expressed interest in Gustavo Ayon.

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5.

Clippers Release Carlos Delfino

The Clippers released Carlos Delfino on Friday.

Zoran Dragic Being Tracked By Multiple Teams

Zoran Dragic has played for Unicaja Malaga since the 12-13 season and is the younger brother of Goran Dragic.

Miroslav Raduljica To Be Waived By Clippers

Miroslav Raduljica will be waived by the Clippers on Friday morning, league sources told RealGM.

Rockets Unlikely To Acquire Ramon Sessions

The Rockets have limited interest in Ramon Sessions.

Mickael Gelabale Receiving Interest From FC Barcelona

Mickael Gelabale is receiving interest on a possible deal with FC Barcelona, sources told RealGM.

Colangelo: James Harden Has Become USA's Leader

James Harden and Anthony Davis are the only holdovers from the 2012 Olympics team that will play for the United States in the World Cup.

Erazem Lorbek Agrees To Buyout With Barcelona

The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.

Leandro Barbosa Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors

Leandro Barbosa has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Warriors for the veteran minimum.
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