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Sasha Vujacic Signing One-Year Deal With Knicks

Jul 31, 2015 2:20 PM

Free agent guard Sasha Vujacic has reached agreement on a guaranteed $1.35 million veteran-minimum contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told RealGM.
 
Vujacic's one-year deal was completed Friday.
 
Vujacic has played over six of his eight NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was part of the 2009 and 2010 championship teams under Phil Jackson. The 6-foot-7 guard has averaged 5.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in his career, most recently playing for the Clippers in 2013-14.

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J.P. Tokoto Plans To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers

Jul 31, 2015 3:34 PM

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.

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Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers For Gerald Wallace

Jul 31, 2015 5:08 PM

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.

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Jordan Hill Arrested On Reckless Driving Charge

Jul 31, 2015 7:19 PM

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.

Indianapolis Star

Tags: Jordan Hill, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Popovich Expects 'Same Boring Game' From Duncan

Jul 31, 2015 7:26 PM

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.

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Tags: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans

Jul 31, 2015 7:41 PM

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.

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Josh Huestis Signs Four-Year Rookie Deal With Thunder

Jul 30, 2015 6:02 PM

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.

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Saunders Hadn't Given Up On Re-Signing Love Before Wiggins' Trade

Jul 30, 2015 12:38 PM

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."

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Mike Scott Charged With Drug Possession

Jul 30, 2015 8:42 PM

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. 

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Wesley Matthews 'Felt Disrespected' By Lack Of Interest From Blazers

Jul 30, 2015 7:11 PM

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."

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Mavericks Sign Salah Mejri
Salah Mejri played in 34 games with Real Madrid last season and averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.6 minutes.

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Brendan Haywood Waived By Blazers
Brendan Haywood's contract was non-guaranteed.

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Kings To Hire Nancy Lieberman As Assistant Coach
Nancy Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and coached previously in the D-League.

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Ricky Ledo Waived By Knicks
Ricky Ledo averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 19.4 minutes in 12 games with New York last season.

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RealGM Radio: Tom Ziller On The Kings, Sixers, Offseason
Host Daniel Leroux talks with Tom Ziller of SB Nation about Sacramento's summer, Philadelphia's plan and the NBA offseason as a whole. The two discuss their favorite and least favorite moves of the off-season, Cleveland's

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Sam Cassell Injured Hip In 2004 Playoffs Doing Big Balls Dance
Sam Cassell injured his hip before the start of the Western Conference Finals against the Lakers.

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Kevin Garnett Will Start For Wolves At Power Forward
Flip Saunders believes Kevin Garnett is the best power forward on the Wolves' roster.

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Thabo Sefolosha Making Progress In Return From Broken Fibula
With DeMarre Carroll leaving the Hawks this offseason, Thabo Sefolosha figures to replace him at small forward in the starting lineup.

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Lou Amundson Signs With Knicks
Lou Amundson averaged 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 41 games for the Knicks in 2014-15.

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NBA Aiming To Play Regular Season Game In Africa
Adam Silver and 20 top NBA players, led by Chris Paul and Luol Deng, are in Johannesburg for an exhibition game Saturday.

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Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes
Chuck Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011.

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Andre Miller, Wolves Agree Upon Deal
Andre Miller has reached agreement with the Wolves on a deal, league sources tell RealGM.

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Colangelo Believes LeBron Wants To Participate In 2016 Olympics
LeBron James already has played in over 41,000 career NBA minutes and has appeared in three Olympics for the United States.

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Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System
The Suns have Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts.

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Will Barton, Nuggets Agree Upon Three-Year, $10.6M Deal
Will Barton averaged 11 points a game for the Nuggets in 24.4 minutes per contest. He shot 44% from the field and 28% from three point land for Denver.

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Harry Giles Transfers To Oak Hill For Senior Season
Harry Giles is considered the top player in the incoming college class of 2016.

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Richaun Holmes, 76ers Agree To Terms On Multi-Year Deal
Richaun Holmes has agreed to terms on a multi-year rookie contract with Philadelphia, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kings Waiving Eric Moreland
The Kings are releasing Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM.

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Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks
Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs
The Mavs offered Maurice Ndour a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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