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Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees To Two-Year, $2.1M Deal With Mavericks

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal.

Aminu averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor last season for the New Orleans Pelicans.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/23/5990120/mavericks-void-the-contract-of.html#storylink=cpy
Via Dwain Price/Dallas Star-Telegram

Erick Green To Sign With Nuggets

Erick Green will sign with the Denver Nuggets.

Green was the Nuggets' second round pick last year, played overseas in 2013-14 and will join the team for training camp next season.

The Nuggets have a need for a third point guard and Green fits that role. With Green, Denver will have 14 guaranteed contracts.

Green averaged 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game during the Nuggets' summer league.

"I kept hearing 'He's only a scorer, he wasn't a point guard,'" Green said of his experience a year ago. "In my head I was saying I'm going to go out here and show everybody I can facilitate, I'm not just a scorer. Honestly, that hurt me more than anything. Instead of just being myself. If you don't like me for who I am, and I'm a scoring point guard, then maybe I don't belong. But there's a lot of scoring point guards (in the NBA). I think I can be one as well."

Via Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season.

“My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun to play with Rudy (Gay), DeMarcus (Cousins), J.T. I still have a lot of friends there. I would love to come back and fulfill my path. But now I have to concentrate on the national team, and maybe, I can get some of this pressure off my chest.”

Via Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Mavericks Void One-Year Deal Of Rashard Lewis

The Dallas Mavericks have voided hte one-year contract of Rashard Lewis.

Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.

"We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued succes," said Donnie Nelson in a statement.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Jameer Nelson To Meet With Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks will meet with Jameer Nelson On Thursday.

The Mavericks still have their $2.7 million room exception to offer to Nelson and are hopeful of being able to complete a deal.

The Mavericks are continuing to look for another veteran point guard.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Nick Johnson To Sign Guaranteed, Three-Year Rookie Deal With Rockets

Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.

Johnson fell to the Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was one of the most dynamic players in Summer League this month. He played both backcourt positions, cemented himself as a rigid defender and had several remarkable dunks and transition baskets.

Johnson scored 12.5 points to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in Houston’s eight games in Las Vegas.

The Rockets lost Jeremy Lin in the backcourt this offseason, but they received promising efforts from Johnson and Isaiah Canaan in Summer League.

The Houston Chronicle first reported that Johnson will soon sign a deal with the Rockets.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Bojan Bogdanovic Signs Three-Year, $10.1M Deal With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic.

Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Emmanuel Mudiay Agrees To One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China

Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association.

Mudiay committed to SMU, but concerns of his eligibilty became an issue this month.

Mudiay is expected to be a top lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Sportando first reported news of the agreement.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Robbie Hummel Re-Signs With Timberwolves

Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hummel's deal will reportedly be for one year at his minimum.

Hummel averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds over 12.4 minutes in 53 games with the Timberwolves last season.

Via Nathan Baird/Lafayette Journal&Courier

LeBron's Camp Didn't Push Him To Sign With Cavaliers

LeBron James' camp did not push him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason.

"This was a decision that LeBron made in his heart," Maverick Carter told ESPN.com's Jason Whitlock on the Real Talk podcast. "We didn't push him to do it. We don't push him to do anything. If he asks our opinion or what did we think about the pros and the cons, we help him think through it. We don't push him."

James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers before going to the Miami Heat for four seasons in 2010.

"Listen," Carter said, "LeBron's a 29-year-old man with lots of money, got a wife, two kids, one on the way. He makes his own decisions. He doesn't need anyone pushing him any way, and a guy like that, you're not going to push him either way. We'll help him think through things and help him see through things, but he makes his own decision in his heart. Because, ultimately, he has to live with it. I'm not the one who has to show up and play games for any team."

Via Jason Whitlock/ESPN

Evan Turner Agrees To Deal With Celtics

Evan Turner will sign for a portion of the Celtics' midlevel exception.

Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He's Unlikely To Be Traded

Josh Smith is said to be enthusiastic about playing for Stan Van Gundy.

Chris Singleton Receives Interest From Heat, Pacers

Chris Singleton played in just 25 games (250 minutes) this past season after the Wizards declined their fourth-year option on his contract.

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

Kendall Marshall was previously waived by the Lakers.

Bird: Pacers Did What We Could To Keep Stephenson

The Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.

Andrew Wiggins Expected To Soon Sign Rookie Deal With Cavs

Players who sign their rookie contracts cannot be traded for 30 days thereafter.

Patric Young Signs Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Patric Young will sign a two-year deal with the Pelicans, according to OnlyGators.com.

Bucks To Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Bucks will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers, according to sources.

Andrew Bynum May Sit Out 14-15 Season, Knicks Interested In Him If Healthy

Andrew Bynum is considering sitting out the entire 14-15 NBA season in order to undergo the Regenokine knee therapy procedure.

Pau Gasol Prioritized Chance To Win Title In Picking Bulls

At the age of 34, Pau Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal.

Aaron Brooks Close To Deal With Bulls

Aaron Brooks played for the Rockets and Nuggets last season.

Bulls Sign Nikola Mirotic To Three-Year, $16.6M Deal

Nikola Mirotic has signed a three-year, $16.6 million deal with the Bulls.

Udonis Haslem Re-Sign With Heat On Two-Year, $5.5M Deal

The Heat were able to restructure their roster by giving Udonis Haslem a new deal.

Lakers To Waive Kendall Marshall, Interested In Re-Signing Him

The Lakers have interest in re-signing Kendall Marshall if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Xavier Henry Agrees Upon One-Year, $1M Deal With Lakers

Xavier Henry played well for the Lakers before undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left wrist.

Eric Griffin Signs Three-Year Deal With Mavs

Eric Griffin’s contract with the Mavericks is a three-year deal, league sources told RealGM.

Jannero Pargo Re-Signs With Hornets On One-Year Deal

Jannero Pargo will re-sign with the Hornets on a fully guaranteed one-year, $1.5 million deal, a league source told RealGM.

Eric Bledsoe Reject Four-Year, $48M Offer From Suns

The Suns' ability to match offers to Eric Bledsoe has made teams not want to engage.

Lakers Win Bid For Carlos Boozer

The Lakers won the bid of $3.25 million to acquire Carlos Boozer.

Jimmer Fredette Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pelicans

Jimmer Fredette finished this past season with the Kings.
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