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Dunc'd On Pod (August 3): Worst Trades Since the Lockout

Aug 4, 2015 2:54 AM

In Tuesday's episode, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) discuss the worst trades since the 2011 lockout, going through each season and then spending more time on their top selections.


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Josh Richardson Signs With Heat

Aug 4, 2015 2:37 AM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Josh Richardson.

Richardson played for the Heat in both the Orlando Pro Summer League and Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He played a combined 10 games (six starts), and averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.70 steals and 1.6 assists in 26.1 minutes per game. He recorded 23 points and four steals in 30:20 minutes in his Summer League finale against the Sacramento Kings.

Richardson, who played four seasons at Tennessee, appeared in 136 career games (110 starts) for the Volunteers and averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.08 steals and 28.2 minutes while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from three-point range and 75.8 percent from the foul line.

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Nets Waiving Earl Clark

Aug 3, 2015 9:02 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are waiving forward Earl Clark this week, obliging his request to pursue a deal elsewhere, league sources told RealGM.

A six-year NBA veteran, Clark played 10 games for the Nets in 2015 after the Chinese Basketball Association season. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game.

Clark has played for the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Nets, averaging 4.4 points and three rebounds for his career. The 6-foot-10 forward will now scan interest from teams.

Clark was the 14th overall selection in the 2009 NBA draft.

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James Harden Receives $200M Offer From Adidas

Aug 3, 2015 12:59 PM

James Harden has received an endorsement offer from Adidas worth $200 million over 13 years.

Nike's deal with Harden has expired and he has until the end of the week to match the offer.

Nike was under similar circumstances with Durant in 2014 when Under Armour made a hard push to sign Durant after his Nike contract expired. 

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Ray Allen Hasn't Decided To Retire

Aug 3, 2015 12:57 PM

Ray Allen remains officially unretired despite just turning 40 and not playing in the NBA last season.

"I haven't said anything about that and I won't officially retire," Allen said Saturday during a break in his basketball camp for kids at East Granby High. "Because if something came to the table, contractually and situational-ly, I want to be able to take a strong look at it. I don't want to be that guy that says he's retiring and then is coming back."


Allen received a lot of interest from playoff teams last season.

"I didn't miss it," he said. "I realized how much time I missed not being home with my kids. I probably missed it in the Finals. Watching Cleveland and Golden State play, it just seemed like an epic battle that required a lot of precision on the floor and that's when I felt, that was probably the only time that I felt like, 'Man, I should have been out there.'"

Allen remains in playing shape.

"I just stay in shape, period," he said.

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Gersson Rosas Hired By USA Basketball

Aug 3, 2015 12:52 PM

Gersson Rosas has been named International Player Personnel Scout for USA Basketball.

Rosas has been VP of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets.

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Jordan McRae To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers

Aug 3, 2015 6:40 AM

Jordan McRae will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a training camp deal.

McRae joined the Delaware 87ers of the D-League in March.

McRae previously played in Australia with the Melbourne United.

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Joe Alexander Rejects Celtics' Camp Offer, Signs With Sassari

Aug 3, 2015 6:37 AM

Joe Alexander turned down a camp deal with the Boston Celtics and has signed with Sassari of the Italian league.

Alexander played for Maccabi Tel Aviv last season.

Alexander most recently played in the United States in the D-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Clippers Waive Jordan Hamilton

Aug 1, 2015 9:54 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Jordan Hamilton.  

Hamilton appeared in 14 games with the Clippers last season, making two starts and averaging 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.7 minutes.

The Los Angeles native originally signed a 10-day contract with the Clippers on Feb. 24, 2015. He has appeared in 140 career regular season games with Denver, Houston and the Clippers.

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Nuggets To Waive Kostas Papanikolaou

Aug 1, 2015 5:54 PM

The Denver Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou.

Papanikolaou's deal worth $4.7 million is non-guaranteed.

Papanikolaou was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the Ty Lawson trade.

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Derrick Rose Considering Skipping Team USA Minicamp
Derrick Rose helped the United States win the World Championship in 2010 and 2014.

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Blazers Pick Up 15-16 Option On Allen Crabbe
Allen Crabbe is expected to make more than $900,000 next season.

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Pacers To Purchase D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants
The Mad Ants have been the D-League's lone independent affiliate.

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Hawks Hire Michael Blackstone, John Treloar To Front Office
Wes Wilcox has worked with both Michael Blackstone and John Treloar in the past when he was with the Cavaliers organization.

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Marcus Denmon Signs With Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi
Marcus Denmon played with the Spurs in Summer League.

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Dwight Howard, Chris Paul Plan To Attend Team USA Minicamp
Dwight Howard was Team USA's starting center on the 2008 gold medal team.

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NBPA To File Grievance Against Kings For Voiding Mbah a Moute's Contract
The NBPA is planning to file the grievance to the NBA early next week.

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Toney Douglas Waived By Pelicans
Toney Douglas 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.

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Popovich Expects 'Same Boring Game' From Duncan
Tim Duncan is entering his 19th NBA season.

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Jordan Hill Arrested On Reckless Driving Charge
Jordan Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July 14.

Indianapolis Star

Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers For Gerald Wallace
Jason Thompson gives the Warriors depth in the frontcourt.

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J.P. Tokoto Plans To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers
J.P. Tokoto was the 58th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the 76ers out of North Carolina.

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Sasha Vujacic Signing One-Year Deal With Knicks
Sasha Vujacic's one-year contract with the Knicks was completed on Friday, league sources tell RealGM.

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

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Mike Scott Charged With Drug Possession
Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday after he was a passenger in a car in a high speed chase.

Wesley Matthews 'Felt Disrespected' By Lack Of Interest From Blazers
The Blazers never made an offer to Wesley Matthews in free agency.

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Josh Huestis Signs Four-Year Rookie Deal With Thunder
Josh Huestis became the first domestic draft-and-stash a year ago out of Stanford, agreeing to be the Thunder selection and placed into their D-League affiliate for one season.

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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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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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