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Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has signed with Real Madrid.

Ayon also had offers from the San Antonio Spurs and in China.

Ayon had an impressive World Cup after spending last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rasual Butler Reaches Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards

11-year NBA veteran Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed contract with the Washington Wizards, a league source told RealGM.

Butler's agent, Joel Bell, confirmed the signing on Monday.

A year ago, Butler played for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA summer league, signed a similar unguaranteed contract with the organization and remained for the entire season. After failing to sign an NBA deal for 2012-13, the 6-foot-7 swingman went through a training camp competition for a regular season roster position.

In 50 games for the Pacers last season, Butler averaged 2.7 points and 7.6 minutes while shooting 41.9 percent from three-point distance. He gradually became a focal voice within Indiana's young core.

Butler, 35, has also played for Miami, New Orleans, the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago and Toronto over his career, averaging 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Butler was the Heat's second round draft pick in 2002 out of La Salle.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Tristan Thompson Seeking Extension Worth $11M Per Season

Tristan Thompson will seek a contract that begins at $11 million per season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet engaged Thompson on an extension.

Thompson is represented by Rich Paul, who is also the agent of LeBron James.

Thompson will become a restricted free agent if he's unable to agree upon an extension.

Via Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Marcus Williams To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets

Free agent Marcus Williams has reached agreement to sign a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, a league source told RealGM.

Williams played collegiately at Arizona, where the 6-foot-7 forward played a starting role and averaged 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds as a sophomore.

Williams was the 33rd overall draft pick to the San Antonio Spurs in 2007.

Williams has played 13 NBA games for the Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers -- most recently with San Antonio in 2009. He spent parts of two years in the NBA D-League before becoming a star in the Chinese Basketball Association, winning the MVP award with Shanxi.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Ainge Undecided On Celtics' Plan With Rondo

Danny Ainge is not sure what the Boston Celtics will ultimately decide to do with Rajon Rondo, who can become a free agent in 2015.

"The truthful answer is I really don't know," Ainge insisted. "I have no intention. I'm not trying to trade Rondo, but because he's a free agent this summer, he assured me that he wants to stay in Boston. We'd love to keep him in Boston."

Rondo has played in just 68 games over the past two seasons.

"The possibility of a trade is not out of the question," Ainge said. "Nobody is untradeable, but I don't see that happening." 

Via Worcester Telegram

Wayne Ellington Signs With Lakers

Wayne Ellington has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced on Monday.

Ellington was recently waived by the Sacramento Kings.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ray Allen Still Undecided On Playing Future; Wizards Among Teams 'Periodically' Reaching Out

Ray Allen is still undecided about playing next season but has several NBA teams awaiting his decision.

The Washington Wizards are among the teams interested in Allen. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls have also reportedly been interested.

The Wizards are "periodically" checking in on Allen.

Via Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

NBA To Review Domestic Violence Policies

The NBA will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures as the NFL continues to deal with a rash of incidents.

Silver said Monday the league has been discussing with the National Basketball Players Association ways to further educate players and provide programs to them and their families.

The league's collective bargaining agreement calls for a minimum 10-game suspension for a first offense of a player convicted of a violent felony. Silver says the NBA will examine that as well.

Via Brian Mahoney/AP

Bulls Re-Sign Nazr Mohammed

The Chicago Bulls have re-signed center Nazr Mohammed.

Last season with the Bulls, Mohammed saw action in 80 games (one start) and averaged 1.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 7.0 mpg. 

He also appeared in two of Chicago’s five playoff contests.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hornets Sign Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Brian Qvale To Camp Deals

The Charlotte Hornets signed Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale and Brian Qvale to training camp deals on Monday.

The Hornets' training camp roster now stands at 17.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Doron Lamb Signs With Mavericks

Doron Lamb won an NCAA championship at Kentucky.

Vogel Sees Absence Of George, Stephenson As Opportunity For Wing Players

Frank Vogel insists he believes the Pacers will continue to be a competing team despite losing Paul George to injury and Lance Stephenson in free agency.

A.J. Price Signs Camp Deal With Cavaliers

A.J. Price will attend training camp with the Cavaliers.

Blake Griffin Surprised Clippers Sold For $2 Billion

Blake Griffin also discussed how Donald Sterling used to bring women inside the Clippers' locker room after games.

Bryant Crawford Commits To Wake Forest

Bryant Crawford is a four-star point guard out of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C.

Crvena Zvezda Signs Stefan Jovic To Three-Year Contract

Stefan Jovic spent the past two seasons with Radnicki Kragujevac.

Bledsoe's Free Agency Serving As Test Case For Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson has made it clear that he desires a starting role, while also suggesting that he seeks the salary that comes along with that.

Celtics To Formally Complete Evan Turner Signing Before Camp

The Celtics have the limit of 20 players on the roster without Evan Turner officially signed.

Zoran Dragic On Verge Of Leaving Europe For NBA

Zoran Dragic is in advanced discussions to leave his European club, BC Unicaja, to sign with an NBA team, league sources told RealGM.

Denzel Bowles Close To Signing With Jilin Of China

Denzel Bowles received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.

Andray Blatche Signs $2.5M Deal With Xinjiang Guanghui

Andray Blatche has signed a one-year deal with Xinjiang Guanghui of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Ramon Sessions Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Kings

The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Ramon Sessions.

Jarell Eddie Agrees To Camp Deal With Hawks

Jarell Eddie has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

Wolves Offer Max Contract To Eric Bledsoe, Pushing For Sign-And-Trade

The Wolves are offering Eric Bledsoe a four-year, $63 million max contract.

Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Spurs would retain Aron Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Timberwolves Optimistic About Extension For Ricky Rubio

The Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have discussed a contract extension.

Lou Amundson Signs Camp Deal With Cavs

Lou Amundson recently worked out for the Cavaliers.

Hamady Ndiaye Likely To Sign In China After Nets Void Deal

Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.

Miroslav Raduljica Signs Deal With Shandong Lions In China

Miroslav Raduljica has signed a one-year contract with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

RealGM Radio: On The Atlantic Division With Kharpertian, Weiss

Daniel Leroux, work through an eventful off-season in terms of players and coaches alike from the Jason Kidd fiasco to the major New York / Dallas trade that brought Jose Calderon to the Knicks.
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