J.P. Tokoto plans to sign a training camp deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, a league source tells RealGM.
Tokoto and the 76ers are discussing terms, and the athletic forward has made clear he has no intention of signing overseas or in the D-League.
Tokoto was the 58th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the 76ers out of North Carolina.
The Golden State Warriors have acquired Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for cash and draft considerations.
The 76ers acquired Thompson in a trade with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.
Wallace was acquired by the Warriors in their trade with the Boston Celtics for David Lee.
Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.
According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was “in a hurry.”
Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July 14. Last season, Hill averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Gregg Popovich expects Tim Duncan to have the "same boring game" next season.
“He’s going to come to the game, he’s going to score ‘x’ number of points and ‘x’ number of rebounds," said Popovich. "He’s going to lead, he’s going to tell me what to do during the game and then we’re going to go home. It’s going to be the same routine as usual.”
Duncan is entering his 19th NBA season.
The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Toney Douglas.
Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in 12 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. Originally signed by the Pelicans on February 4, Douglas was waived on February 19 before subsequently re-signing with the team for the remainder of the season on March 24.
Drafted 29th overall out of Florida State in 2009 by the Los Angeles Lakers, Douglas has appeared in 309 career NBA games with New York, Houston, Sacramento, Golden State, Miami and New Orleans, averaging 7.6 points and 2.2 assists in 18.9 minutes per game.
Josh Huestis, the 29th overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft, has signed a four-year, rookie scale contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told RealGM.
Huestis became the first domestic draft-and-stash a year ago out of Stanford University, agreeing to be the Thunder selection and placed into their D-League affiliate for one season. Huestis was in Oklahoma City on Thursday afternoon to sign his deal, which contains two guaranteed seasons and two option years.
Oklahoma City now stands at 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster.
In 44 games for the OKC Blue, Huestis averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He spent the majority of the season sharpening his ability to be a three-point shooting, defensive wing for the Thunder in 2015-16.
Huestis showed activity on both ends of the floor during the Orlando summer league in 2014, averaging eight points and 2.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes over four games. The 6-foot-7 forward sat out summer league this year due to a torn pectoral injury.
Huestis, 23, had a standout career at Stanford, scoring 11.2 points and grabbing 8.2 rebounds per game as a senior.
Flip Saunders was entirely prepared to keep Kevin Love as he entered free agency in 2015 until the Cleveland Cavaliers approached the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Andrew Wiggins' trade.
"I didn’t have a problem keeping Kevin into the final year of his deal and coaching him," said Saunders. "Guys just don’t turn down the extra year and $30 million. Even though he maybe wanted to leave, I thought we still had an opportunity to re-sign him. When you are patient, you can say, “This is what we need to get something done, and if we don’t get it, we’re keeping him.”
Then things kind of fell into place, with LeBron going to Cleveland and [Andrew] Wiggins becoming available. That’s when you can say 'lucky'."
Love had an uneven first season with the Cavaliers, but he decided to re-sign on a five-year deal.
"No, it wasn’t (bluster)," said Saunders. "People thought it was. Thoughts might have changed when I announced I would coach. Because what coach wouldn’t want to coach a guy who was All-NBA? Coaches want to win that night. I’m in a unique situation, because as the coach, I live in the present, but as the GM, I look into the future. I try to steer both courses. But people believed I would coach the guy."
Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday after he was a passenger in a car in a high speed chase.
Police say they tried to pull over a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe for a routine traffic stop but the truck drove off reaching speeds up to 98 miles per hour.
The car was stopped after a two-mile chase and they found more than an ounce of weed and 10 grams of MDMA.
The driver was charged with fleeing from cops, attempting to elude officers, following too closely and drug possession.
Scott was charged with felony marijuana possession and possession of a schedule 1 drug.
The Portland Trail Blazers never made an offer to Wesley Matthews in free agency.
Matthews signed with the Blazers in 2010 and became one of the NBA's best two-way shooting guards. But Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in March.
"I was pissed off," Matthews said. "I felt disrespected."
The only change the Blazers would pursue re-signing Matthews was if LaMarcus Aldridge also committed to remain with the franchise.
"I was angry," Matthews said, "but I also realize that this is a business."
Before free agency, Matthews said he was worth $15 million per season and then he watched DeMarre Carroll and Khris Middleton receive that type of money.
"No knock on them, but I'm taking me 10 times out of 10 over them," Matthews said. "There was a time when I was undeniable in the NBA; you could not deny me. Everything that happened to me before, I was able to get to this point because of my passion, my motive."