Aug 17, 2014 11:16 AM EDT
Shawn Marion has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Marion also received interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.
The Cavaliers could only offer Marion a veteran's minimum deal, but the chance to play alongside LeBron James and compete for a title clinched his decision.
Marion met with Larry Bird earlier this week and could offer more money, but the Pacers would only spend as much on him using their Paul George injury exception as would be allowed while staying under the tax.
Aug 17, 2014 10:23 AM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have expressed interest in signing Shawn Marion.
Marion has met recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, but remains unsigned.
The Miami Heat also remain interested in Marion.
Aug 12, 2014 1:28 AM EDT
Indiana prosecutors have formally charged Greg Oden with battery for allegedy punching his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.
Oden was charged on Monday with felony battery that resulted in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Oden, a former No. 1 overall draft pick, played for the Miami Heat last season.
Aug 09, 2014 3:45 PM EDT
Ray Allen will wait until September before deciding if he will continue his NBA career for a 19th season.
Allen has been linked with joining LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"It's August and I don't want to rush to judgment," Allen said Friday night at the seventh annual Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Classic. "I want to get to September and see how I really feel."
Allen averaged 26 minutes and 9.6 points per game off the bench last season.
Aug 07, 2014 6:40 PM EDT
Free agent swingman Reggie Williams has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Heat, a league source told RealGM.
Williams held discussions with NBA teams in free agency, and his agents, Herb Rudoy and Ronald Shade, finalized the deal with the Heat on Thursday.
Williams spent the majority of the 2013-14 season with the Tulsa 66ers of the Development League and received multiple call-ups to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He scored 11 points in over 16 total minutes last season for the Thunder.
Williams has played parts of five seasons in the NBA, averaging 8.5 points and 37 percent three-point shooting with three teams. He scored 15.2 points per game in a call-up with the Golden State Warriors four years ago.
Yahoo! Sports first reported that Williams was nearing an agreement with Miami.
Aug 07, 2014 3:19 PM EDT
Tim Haraway Sr. said Thursday that he is leaving the Miami Heat as a scout to join the coaching staff of the Detroit Pistons.
“I’m ecstatic,” Hardaway said. “It’s something I wanted to do. It’s all about teaching. I’m good at teaching and understanding players."
Stan Van Gundy was an assistant coach with the Heat during Hardaway's stint with the team as a player.
"Stan and I have great rapport," Hardaway said. "[Heat president] Pat Riley said it’s a great thing for me and he’s happy for me. It’s going to be hard, going to be sad [to leave the Heat]. I am always a Heat family guy. There will always be a big place in my heart for the Heat, Micky Arison, Pat Riley. We helped each other in many ways. Great people. I will miss them. It’s bittersweet.”
Aug 07, 2014 1:04 PM EDT
Undrafted free agent Shawn Jones will sign a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Miami Heat, a league source told RealGM.
Jones went unselected in the June NBA Draft out of Middle Tennessee State, where the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 14.1 points and 8.4 rebounds in 33 games as a senior.
Jones, 22, scored five points and grabbed over five rebounds per game in five summer league games for the Los Angeles Clippers in Las Vegas.
Aug 06, 2014 9:36 PM EDT
Shawn Marion is leaning strongly toward signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers over Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers could offer Marion more than the Cavaliers, but the club is already looking for other options with the expectations that he will eventually sign with Cleveland.
David Aldridge reports that the Pacers will apply for a Disabled Player Exception that would allow the team to sign a free agent to a one-year, $5.3 million deal.
Aug 06, 2014 10:22 AM EDT
Undrafted rookie Tyler Johnson has reached an agreement on a free agent contract with the Miami Heat, a league source told RealGM.
In an impressive Summer League display in which he exhibited his athleticism, defense and growing offensive game, Johnson averaged 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and two assists for Miami. The 6-foot-4 guard also shot 52 percent from the field on just over eight shots per game.
Johnson scored nearly 16 points a game as a senior at Fresno State last season, and he went unselected in the June NBA draft.
Johnson, 21, had significant overseas offers, too, deciding to go with the Heat’s deal with an opportunity to make the regular season roster.
Aug 03, 2014 1:11 PM EDT
Ray Allen knows he is wanted in NBA free agency but is not rushing into a decision on his playing future.
The 39-year-old wants to have his own script on his career.
"I'm not in any rush [to make a decision]," Allen said. "I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes."
Allen will participate in upcoming events: on Monday he will host a golf tourament, and next Friday he will appear in the Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Classic at Mohegan Sun, which raises money for cardiac research at UConn.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have hoped to lure Allen.
"To continue playing, really, the only argument is I can because I'm in great shape," Allen said. "But just because you can doesn't mean you have to. Many people over these last couple of weeks have lobbied for me to continue to play. … My argument for not playing is, I have done a significant amount in my career and I appreciate everything that has come my way and as I've gotten older, I'm 39, there are so many things in life I want to be able to do to affect change — like being around kids full time, which I enjoy.
"So at this point I just feel so good about where I am.
"I don't want to go into a situation where I don't understand the coaching, don't understand the direction of the team. My family is very important in making the decision. Right now, there is nothing that I need to do. If I ultimately decide this will be it for me, I'm content with that."
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