The Portland Trail Blazers will sign Tim Frazier to a contract for the remainder of the season.
Frazier was just named D-League Player of the Week.
The Blazers need depth in the backcourt with Wesley Matthews out for the season.
Patrick Beverley will miss the remainder of the season after deciding to undergo surgery on his wrist.
Beverley has had multiple injuries, struggling through last season’s playoffs with a knee injury and going out this season after two games with a hamstring injury.
Beverley will be a free agent this offseason.
Myles Turner has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
Turner spent one season at Texas where he averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.
Turner is a likely late lottery pick.
Chris Mullin has accepted St. John's offer to become head coach.
“He’s in,” a source close to Mullin told the Daily News, adding that he’s on his way to New York.
Mullin is St. John's all-time leading scorer.
Mullin served in several capacities with the Golden State Warriors, including five seasons as general manager. He is leaving a position as an advisor for the NBA Sacramento Kings.
Stephen Curry and Brook Lopez have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Curry helped the Warriors to a 4-0 week, with all four wins coming against teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. He averaged 30.0 points (third in the conference) and 8.0 assists (second in the conference), and connected on 24-of-38 three-point field goals (63.2 percent). Curry posted back-to-back point-assist double-doubles on March 24 and 27 during wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies.
Lopez led the Nets to a 3-1 week behind a conference-best 28.8 points, 8.5 rebounds (10th in the conference) and 2.25 blocks (tied-third in the conference). Lopez shot 57.8 percent from the field overall and converted better than 60.0 percent twice. He recorded two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 34-point, 10-rebound effort during which he also contributed three blocks and two steals in a 91-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets on March 25.
R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.
Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said.
Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.
Derrick Rose returned to the contact portions of practice on Monday and is on track for his four-to-six week recovery from a knee injury.
"He was aggressive," Tom Thibodeau said. "He was a little winded, but we expected that. Overall, I thought it was good. He said he feels good physically. The big thing is going to be the wind and conditioning. He’s been out a long time."
The goal is for Rose to log as many regular-season games as possible with the Chicago Bulls to build chemistry and conditioning.
The Westchester Knicks of the D-League have fired Kevin Whitted as head coach.
Craig Hodges will take over head coaching duties for the final games of the season.
The two coaches had tension throughout the season running the triangle offense with the second-worst record in the D-League.
Whitted, a first-year coach, was hired by Westchester general manager Allan Houston, his former Tennessee teammate.
Hodges is a Jackson disciple.
Maine Red Claws guard Tim Frazier has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 23 – Sunday, March 29. This is the third Performer of the Week honor for Frazier this season.
Frazier’s Red Claws went 3-0 last week, clinching the Atlantic Division and the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference. During the week, he averaged 20.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting (22-for-45), to go along with 7.7 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks.
George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg.
"Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. But I don't know what's going on with, I'm not a part of it. The training staff hasn't told us what they're planning on doing, and the front office doesn't. So they collectively talk. But the things he does in practice looks like the old PG, so whenever he comes back he'll be good ... People are going to be surprised. He's going to have a big play his first couple of possessions back."
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