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Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes

Jul 29, 2015 9:58 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum with Chucky Hayes.

Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011.

Hayes was most recently with the Toronto Raptors.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Andre Miller, Wolves Agree Upon Deal

Jul 29, 2015 6:56 PM

Andre Miller has reached agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a deal, league sources told RealGM.

Miller finished last season with the Sacramento Kings where he averaged 5.7 points and 4.7 assists in 20.7 minutes per game.

Miller is entering his 17th season in the NBA and turned 39 in March.

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Tags: Andre Miller, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Colangelo Believes LeBron Wants To Participate In 2016 Olympics

Jul 29, 2015 5:01 PM

LeBron James was reportedly set to retire from USA Basketball following the 2012 Olympics when he ruled out the 2014 World Championships and was considered doubtful for the 2016 Olympics.

But Jerry Colangelo isn't ruling anything out for 2016.

"I think LeBron wants to be part of it," Colangelo said.

James already has played in over 41,000 career NBA minutes and has appeared in three Olympics for the United States.

William Lou/The Score

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, National, National Olympics

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Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System

Jul 29, 2015 4:58 PM

The Phoenix Suns still believe they can run a two point guard system.

Phoenix entered last season with Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas, but traded away Dragic and Thomas in February. The Suns have Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts.

"The system is good so long as there’s buy-in from the players," Ryan McDonough said. "We value guys who can push the ball in transition, score in transition, and if that’s not there, can get into early offense and run a pick-and-roll. I think the more guys you have on the floor who can do that, the better.

"I think the issue last year was we had three pretty high-level players who all wanted the ball in their hands," McDonough said. "But again, 48 games into the year we were 28-20 despite losing a few games at the buzzer. So it’s not like [playing two point guards] didn’t work or was a disaster, as some people believe. It didn’t work as well as we would have hoped and the players didn’t accept it as well as we would’ve hoped and we had to deal with the repercussions of that."

Rob Mahoney/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Will Barton, Nuggets Agree Upon Three-Year, $10.6M Deal

Jul 29, 2015 4:48 PM

Will Barton has signed a three-year, $10.6 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Barton appeared in 28 games with the Nuggets following his trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.

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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Tags: Will Barton, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Richaun Holmes, 76ers Agree To Terms On Multi-Year Deal

Jul 29, 2015 2:46 PM

76ers second round selection Richaun Holmes has agreed to terms on a multi-year rookie contract with Philadelphia, league sources told RealGM.

Holmes was selected with the 37th overall pick in the June NBA Draft by the 76ers, a rapid riser through the pre-draft process. The first two seasons of Holmes' deal will be fully guaranteed, sources said.

Holmes posted 29 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 56 total minutes in three games before suffering a broken elbow in a summer league game. The 6-foot-10 forward continued to play through the injury, checking back into the game after his fall.

Holmes, 21, has made significant strides in his recovery from a broken elbow and is expected to be fully healthy for 76ers training camp.

A two-way big man, Holmes averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds in his senior season at Bowling Green.

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Tags: Richaun Holmes, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Waiving Eric Moreland

Jul 29, 2015 1:12 PM

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

Moreland’s contract guarantee date is on Saturday, and the Kings’ front office eventually deemed his game too similar to rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. As a free agent, Moreland is expected to receive firm interest around the NBA.

At 6-foot-10, Moreland has strong finishing ability and activity. After recovering from shoulder surgery, Moreland had an impressive Summer League in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. He averaged 6.4 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes per game for the Kings’ entry.

Moreland played three regular-season games for the Kings in 2014-15. In seven games with Reno in the D-League, he averaged 13.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

Moreland went unselected out of Oregon State in the 2014 NBA draft. Through workouts and the summer league, the 23-year-old earned a three-year contract with the Kings.

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Tags: Eric Moreland, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

Jul 29, 2015 10:30 AM

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer.

Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man.

Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Carlos Boozer, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs

Jul 29, 2015 10:11 AM

The New York Knicks attempted to negotiate with Maurice Ndour even after he reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas offered the undrafted Ohio University forward a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed.

The Knicks offered Ndour less than a $200,000 guarantee.

Ndour had an impressive Summer League with the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Maurice N'dour, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Karl-Anthony Towns Had 4.0 GPA At Kentucky

Jul 29, 2015 12:16 AM

Karl Anthony-Towns maintained a 4.0 GPA in his spring semester even while Kentucky reached the Final Four.

"I take everything very serious," Towns said during an appearance at the Dick's Sporting Goods' Sports Matter panel Tuesday. "For me, making sure that I had great grades at Kentucky was a very key component of my freshman year. It's going to be every year. Just wanted to make sure I could play and be the best I could be, especially in the classroom, and I'm glad I came out with a 4.0 GPA."

 

Towns graduated from St. Joseph High School in Metuchen with a 3.96 GPA.

Maria Guardado/Star Ledger

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA

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Allan Houston Looking For New Knicks' D-League Coach
Craig Hodges will not be brought back as head coach of the New York Knicks' D-League team.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Steve Kerr To Undergo Back Surgery
Steve Kerr said he'll "be out for the summer."

Monte Poole/Comcast

Heat To Sign Josh Richardson On Three-Year Rookie Deal
Josh Richardson has agreed to terms on a three-year, $2.5 million contract with the Heat, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Hornets Sign Elliot Williams
Elliot Williams has career averages of 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

Ekpe Udoh Signs One-Year, $1M+ Deal With Fenerbahce Ulker
Ekpe Udoh's deal does not contain an NBA out.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors
Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Celtics Offered Four First Rounders To Hornets For No. 9
The Celtics were targeting Justise Winslow while the Hornets were settled on taking Frank Kaminsky.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Play Some Minutes At Power Forward
Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Lou Williams will receive a significant portion of the backcourt minutes, leaving Kobe Bryant at small forward and even power forward.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie Reviews Summer League
Daniel Leroux talks with Sam Vecenie about NBA Summer League including the standouts, disappointments and what it means for the 2015-16 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Ognjen Kuzmic Signs With Panathinaikos
Ognjen Kuzmic appeared in just 16 games with the Warriors this past season.

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Rakeem Christmas Signs Four-Year, $4.3M Deal With Pacers
The first two seasons are guaranteed while the second two are partially guaranteed for Rakeem Christmas, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Ian Clark Agrees To Sign With Warriors
Ian Clark has agreed to sign with the Warriors, league sources told RealGM.

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Lakers Won't Sign J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith remains unsigned nearly one month into free agency.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Heat To Release Henry Walker
The Heat are waiving forward Henry Walker, league sources told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Dunc'd On Podcast: Dan Feldman On Recent Offseason Moves
Dan Feldman joins Nate Duncan to discuss recent offseason transactions, including the Ty Lawson and Brendan Haywood trades, and take listener questions.

RealGM Staff Report

Heat Trade Zoran Dragic To Celtics
The trade did not upset Goran Dragic, who is hoping his brother will get more chances at playing time with the Celtics.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Matthew Dellavedova Returns To Cavs On One-Year, $1.2M Deal
Matthew Dellavedova will be eligible for free agency again next offseason.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller
Mike Miller was traded by the Cavaliers to the Blazers and he'll be waived.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavs Trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller To Blazers
The Cavaliers will acquire traded player exceptions worth $10.5 million and $2.85 million.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Part Ways With Dean Oliver
Dean Oliver had multiple years remaining on his contract, but Vlade Divac is opposed to their use.

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