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Heat Hire Keith Smart, Chris Quinn For Coaching Staff

The Miami Heat have hired Keith Smart as assistant coach and Chris Quinn as assistant coach/player development.

Additionally, the Heat also named David Fizdale to assistant head coach and Juwan Howard to assistant coach.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Agree Upon One-Year Guaranteed Deal With Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a one-year, fully guaranteed deal, according to a source.

Hollins, who will turn 30 in October, most recently played for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Hollins has played 435 career games since coming into the NBA out of UCLA in 2006.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

J.J. Hickson Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation

J.J. Hickson has been suspended for five games by the NBA for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy.

Hickson signed with the Denver Nuggets in the 2013 offseason.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rockets Officially Acquire Terry For Gee, Hopson

The Houston Rockets have acquired Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings.

The Rockets will also acquire Sacramento’s 2015 2nd round pick if it falls between 31 and 49, and New York’s 2016 unprotected 2nd round pick.

In exchange, the Rockets will send forward Alonzo Gee and guard Scotty Hopson to the Kings.

Terry spent the beginning of last season with the Brooklyn Nets before being traded to the Sacramento Kings.

Via RealGM Staff Report

J.J. Hickson Suspended Five Games By NBA For Violating Anti-Drug Program

J.J. Hickson has been suspended without pay for five games due to violating terms of the NBA's anti-drug program, the league announced on Wednesday.

Hickson's suspension begins with the first game of the regular season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Sign Orlando Sanchez

The New York Knicks have signed Orlando Sanchez to a camp deal.

Sanchez played collegiately at St. John's.

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) goes in-depth on the Pacific Division with Jack Winter of Dime Magazine (@ArmstrongWinter) and Seth Partnow of Hoop365, Clipperblog, and the Hardwood Paroxysm Basketball Network (@SethPartnow). 

The three review the summer moves for all five teams including the ownership change for the Los Angeles Clippers and new coaches for the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

In addition, they preview the season ahead including ranking the franchises, predicting the number of playoff teams, and selecting breakout players. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Gustavo Ayon has received a formal offer from the San Antonio Spurs, sources tell RealGM.

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association has also presented a formal offer to Ayon, sources confirm to RealGM.

Ayon has previously received offers in Europe, though the language of the contract concerning an NBA out held up an agreement being reached.

Ayon is now deciding between three formal offers.

Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Michael Beasley Working Out For Spurs

Michael Beasley is working out for the San Antonio Spurs this week.

Beasley had workouts for several teams this offseason, including two with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he remains a free agent.

Beasley spent last season with the Miami Heat.

The Spurs have an open roster spot as they continue to be unable to sign restricted free agent Aron Baynes.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Brandon Jennings Adds 25 Pounds Of Muscle

Brandon Jennings has gained approximately 25 extra pounds of muscle in the offseason.

“I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry.

Jennings expects the added weight to help on defense, as well as absorbing contact when driving to the basket.

Jennings also said Stan Van Gundy reminds him of Scott Skiles, who was his first coach with the Milwaukee Bucks.

“He’s really big on details and he said you’re gonna have to play defense and give your all, every night,” Jennings said. “He already said it, I’m not expecting you to lock guys up one on one. Guys are just too good. But what we can do is give a good effort and play team defense.”

Via Vincent Goodwill/The Detroit News

Spurs More Active In Development Of Unsigned Draft Rights Players

Gregg Popovich and the Spurs have sent an assistant to work with Livio Jean-Charles.

Hamady N'Diaye Signs Camp Deal With Nets

Hamady N'Diaye will compete for the third center spot on the Nets' roster this season.

Dominique Wilkins Interested In Buying Hawks

Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Hawks.

Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Wolves

Glenn Robinson dropped to Flip Saunders and the Wolves at 40th overall after leaving Michigan as a sophomore.

Micheal Eric To Sign Deal With Bucks

Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Bucks, league sources told RealGM.

E'Twaun Moore Signs Two-Year Deal With Bulls

E’Twaun Moore has signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Bulls, a league source told RealGM.

NBA Could Apply Future TV Money To 15-16 Cap

Teams are projecting that the cap could increase as high as $80 million for the 16-17, which will be the first under the new television contract.

Emmanuel Mudiay Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Emmanuel Mudiay is a projected top-5 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Kings To Retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16

The Kings will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic on Dec. 16.

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.

Morris Twins Told Teams Before 2011 Draft They'd Accept Less Money To Stay Together

Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Suns and then Marcus Morris was traded there in 2013.

Thompson 'Super Excited' Warriors Didn't Trade Him For Love

Klay Thompson preferred to stay with the Warriors.

Klay Thompson Prefers To Avoid Becoming Free Agent In 2015, Seeks Max Deal

Klay Thompson and the Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension.

Deron Williams: Haven't Spoken To Jason Kidd Since He Left Nets

Deron Williams and Jason Kidd had a close relationship at one point.

Spurs Open To Sign-And-Trade Deal For Ayon Baynes

The Spurs are open to signing-and-trading Aron Baynes, according to source.

Support Growing To Turn National Tournaments To Under-22 Events

USA Basketball advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006.

Wizards Finalizing Contract With Xavier Silas

Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Wizards, league sources told RealGM.

Mario Chalmers Didn't Expect Heat To Re-Sign Him

Mario Chalmers did not expect to return to the Heat as a free agent.

Heat To 'Tweak' System, Gamble Less On Defense

The Heat lost LeBron James in the offseason and have also made some key changes to their coaching staff, which will result in a vastly different identity.

Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.
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