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Heat To Reassign Ron Rothstein, Bob McAdoo

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.

 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Hedo Turkoglu Close To One-Year Deal With Clippers

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.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

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.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry, Second Round Picks From Kings For Gee, Non-Guaranteed Players

The Houston Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings, according to sources.

The Rockets will send non-guaranteed contracts, including Alonzo Gee, to the Kings. Houston will acquire two second round draft picks, including one via the New York Knicks.

Terry was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Kings last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

Jamaal Franklin was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

The Grizzlies released Franklin under the stretch provision.

Franklin had two seasons left on his contract.

Via Ronald Tillery/Commercial Appeal

Nike Matches Under Armour's $285M Deal For Kevin Durant

Nike has exercised its right to match Under Armour's endorsement offer to Kevin Durant, according to sources.

Nike has countered a proposal of $265 to $285 million and believes it will re-sign Durant to a deal for the next 10 years.

Kevin Durant confirmed his new deal with Nike on Twitter on Sunday night.

The deal between Nike and Durant could hit up to $300 million based on royalties. Nike officials told Durant and his team at Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports on Saturday that it would indeed step up enough to allow the world's largest shoe and apparel company to keep him.

There were strong indications that Durant would go to Under Armour, and the decision has weighed heavily on him, according to sources.

Under Armour wooed Stephen Curry to join them and leave Nike last year, but they have now missed out on Durant and Blake Griffin, who joined the Jordan Brand.

Via Darren Rovell, Marc Stein/ESPN

Lucas Nogueira Works Out With Hakeem Olajuwon

Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon, joining a long line of NBA big men to utlize the Hall of Fame center for workout sessions.

"Grande oportunidade de aprender com Hakeem essa semana

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nazr Mohammed Meets With Heat

Nazr Mohammed worked out and met with the Miami Heat on Thursday.

The Heat are searching for another backup big man.

Among available centers, the Heat are most intrigued by Emeka Okafor, who is still rehabiliating a back injury.

Mohammed spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

Via Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has informed the Boston Celtics that he "wants out," according to a report.

Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015 and that he would not re-sign with the Sacramento Kings, who have been linked to the point guard, either.

 

Via Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

Jordan McRae Signs With Melbourne United

Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.

McRae was selected 58th overall to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft, and his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will maintain his rights.

McRae has an NBA out clause in his deal until January.

Brett Brown has deep ties to Australian basketball, and is credited with smoothing McRae’s transition to Melbourne.
Via Michael Kaskey-Blomain/Philadelphia Inquirer

Clippers, Spurs Enter Picture For Ray Allen

The Spurs and Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.

Ian Mahinmi Expected To Miss 2-3 Months With Shoulder Injury

Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the French national team.

Spurs Express Interest In Gustavo Ayon

The Spurs have expressed interest in Gustavo Ayon.

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

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.

Clippers Release Carlos Delfino

The Clippers released Carlos Delfino on Friday.

Zoran Dragic Being Tracked By Multiple Teams

Zoran Dragic has played for Unicaja Malaga since the 12-13 season and is the younger brother of Goran Dragic.

Miroslav Raduljica To Be Waived By Clippers

Miroslav Raduljica will be waived by the Clippers on Friday morning, league sources told RealGM.

Rockets Unlikely To Acquire Ramon Sessions

The Rockets have limited interest in Ramon Sessions.

Mickael Gelabale Receiving Interest From FC Barcelona

Mickael Gelabale is receiving interest on a possible deal with FC Barcelona, sources told RealGM.

Colangelo: James Harden Has Become USA's Leader

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.

Erazem Lorbek Agrees To Buyout With Barcelona

The Spurs own the draft rights to Erazem Lorbek.

Leandro Barbosa Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors

Leandro Barbosa has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Warriors for the veteran minimum.

Tarik Black Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Rockets

The Rockets signed Tarik Black to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract, a league source told RealGM.

Shannon Brown Signs One-Year Deal With Heat

The Heat have signed Shannon Brown.

Joel Embiid Signs Rookie Deal With 76ers

Joel Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the 76ers on Tuesday.

76ers Unsure If Joel Embiid Will Play At All This Season

Joel Embiid underwent surgery on his foot in June and the original prognosis was that he would be out 4-6 months.

Hinkie: Acquiring 1st Round Pick Was Key To Trade For 76ers

The 76ers are likely to receive Miami's first round pick in 2015.

Doc Rivers, Clippers Agree Upon New Five-Year, $50M Contract

The Clippers have signed Doc Rivers to a contract extension through the 18-19 season.

Wolves To Sign Brady Heslip To Camp Deal

The Wolves were impressed with Heslip's play in the Summer League.

Love: Taylor Should Focus On How He 'Got A Lot For Me'

As Kevin Love was traded to the Cavaliers, Wolves' owner Glen Taylor told a local radio station that his issues on defense and staying healthy may be an issue for his new team.
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