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Kenyon Martin Meets With Rockets

Former NBA All-Star Kenyon Martin met with the Rockets in Houston on Friday, primarily to discuss a possible coaching staff role, league sources told RealGM.

A free agent after spending the past two seasons with the New York Knicks, Martin also participated in basketball activities on Friday, giving some Rockets players the impression that he still intended to play this season, sources said.

Nevertheless, the Rockets have discussed a coaching position with players -- a development-type role.
 
Houston has a legitimate roster crunch, but has worked out free agents throughout the past several seasons as an exercise to test players' ability.

Martin, 36, averaged 19.8 minutes, 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 32 games last season. The 6-foot-9 forward has averaged 12.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in a 14-year career, in which he became a decorated finisher with the Nets.
Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Raptors Waive Will Cherry, Jordan Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors have waived Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton.

Cherry played in five contests, averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 assists and 13.9 minutes.

Hamilton averaged 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in six outings.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Mavericks Waive Bernard James, Ivan Johnson, Doron Lamb

The Dallas Mavericks announced Saturday that they have waived Bernard James, Ivan Johnson and Doron Lamb.

The Mavericks' roster stands at 15, with Charlie Villanueva making the regular season roster out of training camp.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Blazers Waive Diante Garrett, Darius Morris

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived Diante Garrett and Darius Morris.

Both players were expected to be waived and were on non-guaranteed contracts.

Justin Holiday Earns Warriors' Final Roster Spot

Justin Holiday has earned the final roster spot for the Golden State Warriors.

Holiday last played in the NBA two seasons ago with the Philadelphia 76ers and was in Hungary last season.

Holiday was a standout for the Warriors' Summer League team this offseason.

Via Diamond Leung/Mercury News

Kings Release Trey Johnson

The Sacramento Kings waived guard Trey Johnson on Saturday, the team announced.

The Kings roster now stands at 14 players. 

Johnson, a 6-5 guard, appeared in four exhibition games for Sacramento, totaling eight points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes off the bench.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Wolves Waive Brady Heslip

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Brady Heslip.

The Wolves roster now stands at 16 players.

Heslip, 24, appeared in four preseason games for the Wolves, tallying five points, two steals and one rebound in nine minutes of play. The 6-2 guard saw action in five games (two starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, shooting 61.1% from the field and 70.0% from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs Waive JaMychal Green, Edwin, Vaden

The San Antonio Spurs have waived JaMychal Green, Fuquan Edwin and Robert Vaden.

Edwin and Vaden were just signed on Friday, but did not participate in the Spurs’ preseason finale against the Houston Rockets.

The Spurs' roster now stands at 15 heading into the regular season.

Via Paul Garcia/Project Spurs

Cavs Waive Shane Edwards

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Shane Edwards.

The Cavs roster now stands at 15.

Edwards appeared in six preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Waive Jabari Brown, Roscoe Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Jabari Brown and Roscoe Smith.

Brown scored five points in 22 minutes across four preseason games.

Smith averaged 3.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in seven preseason games while shooting 45 percent from the field.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cavaliers Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters owns career averages of 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.2 minutes per game.

Earl Barron Waived By Suns

In six preseason appearances, Earl Barron averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.

Knicks Waive Langston Galloway, Jordan Vandenberg

The Knicks have waived guard Langston Galloway and center Jordan Vandenberg.

Nets Waive Casper Ware

Casper Ware was acquired in this week's trade with the 76ers and was on a non-guaranteed contract.

Warriors Waive Craft, Kapono, Kilpatrick, McAdoo, Watt

The Warriors roster now stands at 15 players.

Earl Clark Claimed By Rockets Off Waivers

The Rockets have claimed forward Earl Clark off waivers.

Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Lance Thomas Makes Thunder's Season Roster As Jenkins, Zanna, Solomon Waived

Lance Thomas has been informed he will make the Thunder’s regular season, 15-man roster, league sources told RealGM on Friday.

Ivan Rabb Narrows List To Arizona, Cal, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA

Ivan Rabb is one of the top recruits in the class of 2015 and attends Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland.

Nets Trade Marquis Teague, 2nd Round Pick To 76ers For Casper Ware

Marquis Teague appeared in 40 games for the Bulls and the Nets last season.

Hornets Waive Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Brian Qvale

The Hornets roster currently stands at 15 players.

Knicks Waive Didier Mbenga, Orlando Sanchez

The Knicks have waived center Didier Mbenga and forward Orlando Sanchez.

RealGM Radio: Mason Ginsberg On Anthony Davis, Pelicans

Daniel Leroux and Mason Ginsberg discuss how Anthony Davis' rise to prominence puts the Pelicans in a unique negotiating position with high-level free agents, defining success for this season and more.

Nets Exercise Options On Mason Plumlee, Sergey Karasev

Mason Plumlee and Sergey Karasev will remain under contract through at least the 2015-16 season.

Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely With Facial Fracture

Victor Oladipo was injured after taking an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill.

Monta Ellis Hopes To Spend Rest Of Career With Mavs

Monta Ellis has the ability to opt out of his contract with the Mavericks after this season

Knicks Sign Jordan Vandenberg To Camp Roster

Jordan Vandenberg averaged 2.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over 9.9 minutes in two games with New York’s entry at the 2014 NBA Summer League.

Steve Nash To Miss Entire 14-15 Season

Steve Nash is expected to be ruled out for the entire 14-15 NBA season due to recurring nerve damage in his back.

Celtics Claim Jarell Eddie Off Free Agent Waivers

The Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM.

Spurs Waive Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis

San Antonio’s roster now stands at 16 after waiving Bryce Cotton and Josh Davis.
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