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Greg Whittington To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Heat

Sep 1, 2015 10:22 AM

Undrafted Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told RealGM.

Whittington had several training camp options, deciding upon the Heat due to the team's roster opening and familiarity in summer league. Whittington will fly to Miami and sign his deal this week.

Whittington averaged 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks in 24.5 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Tags: Greg Whittington, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons To Sign Eric Griffin On Camp Deal

Sep 2, 2015 1:46 AM

The Detroit Pistons will sign free agent forward Eric Griffin to a training camp contract, a league source told RealGM.

Griffin, an athletic 6-foot-8 forward, signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks last offseason before spending the year with Texas in the D-League. He averaged 19 points and 6.6 rebounds in 49 games for the Legends.

Griffin played for the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA summer leagues in July.

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Tags: Eric Griffin, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wizards Expect Tomas Satoransky To Join Team In 16-17

Sep 1, 2015 2:02 PM

Tomas Satoransky is expected to join the Washington Wizards next season.

Wizards' officials met with Satoransky, 23, this summer when his native Czech Republic played against Marcin Gortat’s Polish national team in preparation for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament.

Satoransky was the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and is entering the final season of his contract with Barcelona. Satoransky averaged 8.1 points and 3.3 assists in 20.3 minutes last season. He shot 54.2 percent from the floor, including 43.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 83.9 percent from the free throw line.

Satoransky figures to be John Wall's primary backup at point guard.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Tags: Tomas Satoransky, Washington Wizards, Euroleague, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International League

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Spoelstra: How Many Teams Can Lose LeBron, Have Compelling Team 13 Months Later

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 PM

The Miami Heat lost LeBron James during the summer of 2014 and should be competitive in 15-16 even if it's still unclear how the pieces fit.

“How many teams, if you lose the best player in the game, can have a compelling team 13 months later?” said Erik Spoelstra.

“It’s not the kind of lineup where you can just throw it out there, and you know it will work,” Spoelstra said. “It’s going to take practice.”

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Tags: Miami Heat, NBA

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Peja Stojakovic Hired By Kings For Front Office Position

Sep 1, 2015 12:13 PM

Peja Stojakovic has been hired as the Sacramento Kings' director of player personnel and development.

Stojakovic also will be the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate.

Stojakovic played nearly eight seasons for the Kings after being drafted 14th in 1996. He averaged 18.3 points and played in three All-Star Games.

Sacramento Bee

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Chuck Hayes Agrees To One-Year Deal With Clippers

Aug 31, 2015 5:47 PM

Chuck Hayes has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Hayes had previously agreed to a deal with the Houston Rockets.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeAndre Jordan Parts Ways With Agent

Aug 31, 2015 5:26 PM

DeAndre Jordan has parted ways with Relativity Sports.

Jordan has been represented by Dan Fegan and Jarin Akana.

Jordan backed out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Relativity Sports will still receive four percent of Jordan's four-year, $88 million contract.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marcelo Huertas Signs One-Year Deal With Lakers

Aug 31, 2015 5:07 PM

Marcelo Huertas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian point guard, has been with Barcelona since 2011 when he helped replace Ricky Rubio.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Marcelinho Huertas, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Charlie Westbrook Agrees To Deal With Bucks

Aug 31, 2015 5:04 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with Charlie Westbrook, a league source tells RealGM.

Westbrook was in camp with the Miami Heat in 2013.

Westbrook played collegiately at South Dakota and most recently played in France.

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Tags: Charlie Westbrook, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Russell Westbrook Marries Nina Earl

Aug 31, 2015 11:21 AM

Russell Westbrook married Nina Earl on Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The couple met while they were both at UCLA playing basketball.

Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka, Dorell Wright and James Harden were in attendance.

"They both couldn't be happier and can't wait to spend the rest of their lives together," a source said.

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Tags: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Justise Winslow Glad He's On Team Not In 'Rebuilding Stage'
Justise Winslow plans to become a rotation player on a deep Heat team.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Blazers' Offseason Was About Finding Players On Same Career Arc As Lillard
The Blazers have shifted this offseason to fully build around Damian Lillard following the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Nick Young Trying To Join Australian National Team
Nick Young has serious interest in playing for Australia's basketball team in the Olympics.


Eric Moreland Expected To Decide Among Interest From Lakers, Pistons, Kings
Eric Moreland has multiple deals to compete for a roster spot in training camp, with the Pistons as the front runners, league sources told RealGM.

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Jim Buss: We're Not Going To Sell Lakers
The Buss Family has no interest in selling the Lakers as they continue to run the franchise as a family business.

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

Dunc'd On Pod: Eastern Conference Offseason Grades With Danny Leroux
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux of RealGM and the Sporting News give their grades for each Eastern Conference team's offseason.

RealGM Staff Report

Steve Ballmer Rejects $60M Annual TV Deal To Start Streaming Option
The Clippers are currently aired to approximately five million Los Angeles-area homes through Fox Sports' Prime Ticket.

Claire Atkinson/New York Post

Carlos Boozer Waiting For NBA Opportunity
Carlos Boozer will see where there's a need for him with a playoff team as the season progresses.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jazz Sign J.J. O'Brien
J.J. O'Brien averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists during his senior campaign with the Aztecs.

RealGM Staff Report

Toure' Murry Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards
Toure' Murry spent five games with the Wizards last season on a 10-day contract.

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Kings Sign Marshall Henderson To Camp Deal
Marshall Henderson starred at Ole Miss before going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft.

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Thunder Signing Talib Zanna On Non-Guaranteed Deal
The Thunder have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with Talib Zanna, league sources told RealGM.

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Kyrie Irving Could Be Out Until January
The rehabilitation of Kyrie Irving from a fractured kneecap is going smoothly, but he is almost certainly not going to be ready for the Cavaliers' opener on Oct. 27.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Chris Singleton Receiving Interest From Clippers
Chris Singleton spent the 14-15 season with the Jiangsu Dragons and then in the D-League with the Blue.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam
Chris Jent joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Maloneís lead assistant with the.

RealGM Staff Report

Darryl Dawkins Passes Away At 58
Darryl Dawkins was the first player ever drafted directly from high school to the NBA.


Brandon Jennings Okay Coming Off Bench
Brandon Jennings was in favor of the Pistons re-signing Reggie Jackson this offseason despite the fact they play the same position.

Steve Schrader/Detroit Free Press

Woman Files Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose's lawyer acknowledged that Rose and the woman were in a consensual, nonexclusive relationship.


Chuck Hayes Won't Sign With Rockets, Pursuing Other Teams
Chuck Hayes will not sign with the Rockets for the 15-16 season as expected.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Kings, Wizards, Clippers
Ryan Hollins has most recently played for the Kings and Clippers.

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