Sep 01, 2014 2:58 PM EDT
The Indiana Pacers’ deal with free agent Chris Singleton is a summer contract for training camp, a league source told RealGM.
Singleton, the 18th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, averaged 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in three seasons with the Washington Wizards.
Singleton, 24, played his college basketball at Florida State.
David Pick of Eurobasket.com first reported that Singleton had committed to a deal with the Pacers.
Sep 01, 2014 1:43 PM EDT
Derrick Rose says he has no issues as a reserve player for the U.S. national team after appearing to be the favorite to start earlier in the summer.
"We have a deep team," Rose said. "And that’s what makes us so good.
"My role is coming off the bench right now. I'm fine with it. I know no second unit can win when I'm on the court or stick me when I'm on the court."
Rose is using the Team USA experience to improve his basketball shape.
"I’m just trying to put that behind me," Rose said of any trepidation he's feeling as he ramps up his comeback from the two devastating injuries that limited him to 10 games over the past two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.
"I know the questions are going to come and they're going to be there the whole year. So I can’t get tired of it. I’m feeling good right now. Just trying to get in better shape, get in better condition, so that when I do need to score the ball, then it’ll be there."
Sep 01, 2014 1:16 PM EDT
Former Louisville forward and NCAA champion Chane Behanan has committed to sign in the NBA Development League and enter its draft, a source told RealGM.
After going unselected in June’s NBA Draft, Behanan discussed deals with overseas teams and came close to signing with a club in Germany.
In three seasons at Louisville, Behanan, 21, averaged 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 91 games. Behanan was a starter on Louisville’s title team in 2013.
Last December, Rick Pitino dismissed Behanan from the university for violating school policy. Behanan attempted to transfer to Colorado State University, but the 6-foot-7 forward didn’t play a game there.
Sep 01, 2014 10:57 AM EDT
Rajon Rondo and his agent Bill Duffy have strongly denied a report that he wants to be traded by the Boston Celtics.
"Neither Bill nor Rajon know where this has come from, but it didn't come from them," Alyson Furch said in a text tonight. "They want this on the record. Neither has spoken to anyone about this."
Rondo is entering the final season of his contract with the Celtics.
Sep 01, 2014 10:30 AM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers are close to signing Chris Douglas-Roberts.
Douglas-Roberts had a strong season with Charlotte in 13-14, averaging 6.9 points in 20.7 minutes per game over 49 appearances.
Sep 01, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
Wayne Ellington has been waived by the Sacramento Kings.
August 31st was the final day in which teams could apply the waive-and-stretch provision for the 14-15 season.
Ellington was traded to the Kings by the Dallas Mavericks in the beginning of August.
Sep 01, 2014 10:22 AM EDT
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) breaks down the Central Division with Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders (@NateDuncanNBA) and Dan Feldman of PistonPowered.com (@PistonPowered).
They analyze the off-season including how adding Stan Van Gundy will impact this year's Pistons team as well as the major changes in Cleveland. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5, predicting how many teams will make the playoffs and choosing break-out players.
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Aug 31, 2014 11:26 PM EDT
The Miami Heat have reassigned longtime assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo.
Rothstein and McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on Erik Spoelstra's staff and could leave the bench altogether.
It is immediately unclear what role Rothstein and McAdoo will have in the organization, but both are expected to continue to have jobs with the Heat, league sources said.
David Fizdale has become the top assistant in recent seasons, while Juwan Howard will be promoted from his role in player development.
Aug 31, 2014 11:18 PM EDT
Hedo Turkoglu is close to a one-year, $1.4 million deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Turkoglu signed with the Clippers last season after finalizing a buyout with the Orlando Magic.
Turkoglu is 35 and will be entering his 15th NBA season.
Aug 31, 2014 11:11 PM EDT
Luke Hancock, a clutch championship shooter at Louisville, has reached agreement on a one-year, NBA-minimum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.
Hancock, 24, went undrafted in June after playing two collegiate years at George Mason and his final two for Rick Pitino. As the Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Hancock propelled Louisville to a national championship and went for 22 points and 5-of-5 three-point shooting in the title game against Michigan.
The 6-foot-6 swingman averaged 12.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 36 games last season.
Hancock played for the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets in the July NBA Summer League.
The Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Kings.
The Grizzlies released Jamaal Franklin under the stretch provision.
Nike has countered a proposal of $265 to $285 million and believes it will re-sign Kevin Durant to a deal for the next 10 years.
Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon.
Nazr Mohammed worked out and met with the Heat on Thursday.
Rajon Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015.
Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.
Aug 30, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Spurs and Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.
Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the French national team.
Aug 29, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Spurs have expressed interest in Gustavo Ayon.
They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5.
The Clippers released Carlos Delfino on Friday.
Aug 29, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Zoran Dragic has played for Unicaja Malaga since the 12-13 season and is the younger brother of Goran Dragic.
Miroslav Raduljica will be waived by the Clippers on Friday morning, league sources told RealGM.
The Rockets have limited interest in Ramon Sessions.
Mickael Gelabale is receiving interest on a possible deal with FC Barcelona, sources told RealGM.
James Harden and Anthony Davis are the only holdovers from the 2012 Olympics team that will play for the United States in the World Cup.
The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.
Aug 28, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Leandro Barbosa has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Warriors for the veteran minimum.
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The Rockets signed Tarik Black to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract, a league source told RealGM.
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