Oct 24, 2014 8:28 PM EDT
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.
Oct 24, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
The Houston Rockets have claimed forward Earl Clark off waivers.
Clark (6-10, 234, Louisville), a sixth year forward appeared in 54 games during the 2013-14 season with Cleveland (45 games) and New York (nine games) averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.2 minutes.
Clark was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies during this training camp.
Oct 24, 2014 5:56 PM EDT
The New Orleans Pelicans will not exercise the fourth-year player option on Austin Rivers, according to sources.
Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Oct 24, 2014 5:48 PM EDT
After entering Oklahoma City training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, Lance Thomas has been informed he will make the Thunder’s regular season, 15-man roster, league sources told RealGM on Friday.
To finalize the roster into the regular season, the Thunder waived training camp invites Michael Jenkins, Talib Zanna and Richard Solomon.
Thomas, an active 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 4.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 21.7 minutes in six preseason games for the Thunder. The 26-year-old has played parts of the last three seasons with New Orleans, creating a rebounding and defensive niche.
Thomas went undrafted out of Duke University in 2010.
Oct 24, 2014 3:59 PM EDT
he Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Marquis Teague along with the 2019 second round draft pick, which was obtained from Milwaukee this past June, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Casper Ware.
Ware appeared in nine games for Philadelphia last season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 1.1 assists in 12.9 minutes per game.
Teague appeared in 40 games for the Bulls and the Nets last season, averaging 2.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11.1 minutes per game.
Oct 24, 2014 1:24 PM EDT
The Charlotte Hornets have waived guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale.
The Hornets roster currently stands at 15 players.
Cobbs saw action in two preseason games, averaging 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound in 4.5 minutes. Lauderdale and Qvale each appeared in one preseason game, seeing 3:13 worth of action.
Oct 24, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
The New York Knicks have waived center Didier Mbenga and forward Orlando Sanchez.
Mbenga, 7-0, 250-pounds, signed with New York on Oct. 8. He appeared in one preseason game, scoring two points over five minutes.
Sanchez, 6-9, 220-pounds, appeared in one preseason game after signing as a free agent on Sep. 17.
Oct 24, 2014 11:23 AM EDT
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Oct 24, 2014 11:17 AM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the third-year contract options on forward/center Mason Plumlee and guard/forward Sergey Karasev. Both players will remain under contract through at least the 2015-16 season.
Selected out of Duke in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft (22nd overall), Plumlee was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team following his first season with Brooklyn. In 74 games (22 starts) last season, Plumlee averaged 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.79 blocks in 18.2 minutes per game for the Nets. He led all rookies in PER, Win Shares, Win Shares/48 Minutes, True Shooting Percentage, Field Goal Percentage and Dunk Rate and was second among qualifying rookies in blocks per game.
Karasev, who was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade on July 10, 2014, was selected by Cleveland in the first round (19th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft. The native of Russia averaged 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game in 22 appearances with the Cavaliers last season.
Oct 24, 2014 10:56 AM EDT
Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday.
Oladipo, who was evaluated Thursday afternoon, will undergo a corrective surgical procedure on Saturday. He was injured after taking an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill.
Oladipo (6’4”, 210, 5/4/92) has not played during the preseason due to a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Monta Ellis has the ability to opt out of his contract with the Mavericks after this season
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 is expected to be ruled out for the entire 14-15 NBA season due to recurring nerve damage in his back.
The Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM.
San Antonio’s roster now stands at 16 after waiving Bryce Cotton and Josh Davis.
Kevin Love wrote a first-person essay called "How I Spent My Summer Vacation", which details his trade from the Timberwolves to the Cavaliers.
Michael Carter-Williams has been out since May after surgery on his right shoulder.
T.J. Warren will be treated with a splint and rest.
Willie Reed posted averages of 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason contests.
Kevin Love will play a different role with the Cavaliers than he has throughout his entire basketball career, using his size and shooting ability to stretch the floor.
The Rockets have signed Geron Johnson and requested waivers on Akil Mitchell.
Josh Powell has been waived by the Rockets, league sources told RealGM.
The Thunder exercised their third-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb
A source in Joakim Noah's camp said that, “Jo’s knee is going to be an issue all season long.’’
The Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams.
Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players.
Phil Jackson candidly spoke with Charley Rosen about the entire Knicks' roster.
The 76ers and Thunder led the charge against changing the draft lottery system.
The Spurs received 46.2 percent of the vote on which team will win the 2015 NBA Finals.
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