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Wolves Claim Justin Hamilton, Waive Glenn Robinson III

Mar 5, 2015 6:35 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have claimed Justin Hamilton on waivers.

Hamilton was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans to create a roster spot for Elliot Williams.

The Wolves will waive Glenn Robinson III to create a roster spot of their own for Hamilton.

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Tags: Justin Hamilton, Glenn Robinson, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Warriors, Mavs, Raptors, Spurs, Heat, Bulls Interested In JaVale McGee

Mar 5, 2015 3:38 PM

The Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls have registered interest in JaVale McGee.

McGee and the Boston Celtics were unable to close a deal on a contract on Thursday.

McGee is a talented two-way center that has struggled staying healthy and with maturity issues.

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Tags: JaVale McGee, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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JaVale McGee, Celtics Unable To Reach Deal On Contract

Mar 5, 2015 2:26 PM

JaVale McGee and the Boston Celtics have broken off talks on a deal.

The Celtics wanted to have a team option for the 15-16 season, while McGee wanted it as a player option.

McGee will return to the open market.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Tags: JaVale McGee, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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JaVale McGee Close To Agreement With Celtics

Mar 5, 2015 9:57 AM

The Boston Celtics are close to agreement upon on a contract with JaVale McGee.

McGee's deal with the Celtics will be through next season.

McGee also received interest from a number of definite playoff teams.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived McGee after agreeing to buy out his contract in full.

"Javale is a long, athletic guy," Ainge said when asked for a scouting report on McGee. "We don’t have that type of player. Above the rim, he’s an offensive and defensive player. He’s been paid a lot of money in our league. He’s had some injuries, but he hasn’t lived up to his potential yet. We’re hoping that he can under Brad’s tutelage. I think he’s in a good place emotionally and mentally. I think he really wants to get his career on the right path."

Ainge also tried to explain why he believes McGee has had some difficulties in his career.

"I think that JaVale being a young kid coming in out of college, there’s a lot of growing pains with a lot of young kids," Ainge said. "They don’t go about it right, they don’t go about their careers correctly. They are into the NBA lifestyle, as opposed to being a pro, and working, and trying to improve yourself, and have a long lasting career. I’m not sure what’s gone on with JaVale and why he hasn’t reached his potential. I know he has a lot of potential, and I do think coaching personalities, team philosophies, team style of play and opportunity are usually what it takes for young kids to succeed."

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Tags: JaVale McGee, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ray Allen Decides Not To Play In 14-15 Season

Mar 4, 2015 2:46 PM

Ray Allen has decided not to play this season.

Allen will reassess his status for the 15-16 season. 

Allen received interest from many title contenders, most notably the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks. The Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls also registered interest in Allen.

“Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said. “I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season.”

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Tags: Ray Allen, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jerrelle Benimon To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Mar 4, 2015 12:46 PM

The Utah Jazz will sign Jerrelle Benimon to a 10-day contract.

Benimon was with the Denver Nuggets in the preseason.

Benimon has averaged 19.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 35 games with the Idaho Stampede this season in the D-League. Benimon has a PER of 22.0.

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Tags: Jerrelle Benimon, Utah Jazz, Idaho Stampede, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract

Mar 4, 2015 12:42 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract. 

Williams, 6-5,180 has most recently played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. Appearing in 25 games for Santa Cruz, Williams has averaged 21.8 points, 7.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game while being named a NBA D-League All-Star. Previously this season, Williams has signed 10-day contracts with Utah and Charlotte. Williams appeared in five games for Utah, averaging 3.6 points in 8.4 minutes per contest.


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Tags: Elliot Williams, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Hawks To Sign Jarell Eddie On 10-Day Contract

Mar 4, 2015 8:02 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have reached agreement on a 10-day contract with Jarell Eddie of the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, league sources told RealGM.

Eddie -- the champion of the D-League’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star weekend -- will join the NBA-leading Hawks on Thursday. Atlanta, which had one open roster spot, became the first team to clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday.

After a 37-percent three-point shooting season as a senior at Virginia Tech, Eddie has worked extensively on his stroke and made himself an accurate outside threat.

The 6-foot-7 forward has shot 42.2 percent from three-point range while averaging 12.1 points with Austin this season, attempting over six 3’s per game.

Eddie, 23, went unselected in last June’s NBA Draft. He appeared in the July Summer League with the Washington Wizards, and signed a training camp deal with Atlanta in October. Upon his release from Atlanta, Eddie briefly joined the Boston Celtics on a waiver claim.

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Raptors, Heat, Mavericks Among Teams Interested In JaVale McGee

Mar 3, 2015 5:25 PM

The Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are among the teams to register interest in JaVale McGee.

McGee was waived this week by the Philadelphia 76ers and is eligible for the playoffs.

Masai Ujiri was general manager of the Denver Nuggets when McGee was signed to a four-year, $44 million contract.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: JaVale McGee, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavs Sign Bernard James For Remainder Of Season

Mar 3, 2015 3:02 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Bernard James for the remainder of the season.

James was coming off his second 10-day contract.

James will make the veteran's minimum with the Mavericks, who have used his depth at center with Tyson Chandler out.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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Suns Agree Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Earl Barron
The Suns have agreed upon a second 10-day contract with Earl Barron, a league source tells RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kidd: Khris Middleton Has Accepted Challenge To Get Better
The Bucks would like to re-sign Khris Middleton this summer in restricted free agency.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Quincy Miller Agrees Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Pistons
Quincy Miller has agreed upon a second 10-day contract with the Pistons, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Heat Signing Henry Walker To Second 10-Day Deal
The Heat have reached agreement with Henry Walker on a second 10-day contract, a league source told RealGM.

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Suns Thought Goran Dragic Would Re-Sign After Isaiah Thomas Trade
The Suns believed they had a commitment from Goran Dragic that he would re-sign long-term if they traded Isaiah Thomas.

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Greg Monroe 'Absolutely' Remains Open To Re-Signing With Pistons
The Pistons can offer Greg Monroe a five-year deal with 7.5 percent raises, while other teams can only offer four years and 4.5 percent raises.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Draymond Green: This Team Will Probably Never Be Together Again
The Warriors have the best record in the NBA and Draymond Green is enjoying the ride as much as possible.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

76ers Waive JaVale McGee, Allowed To Sign With Playoff Team
JaVale McGee did not have to give any money back to become a free agent.

Sam Amick/USA Today

JaMychal Green Signing Three-Year Deal With Grizzlies
JaMychal Green has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

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Michael Beasley Signs 10-Day Contract With Heat
Michael Beasley was previously playing in China.

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Andre Miller Interested In Re-Signing With Kings
Andre Miller turn 39 next month.

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Nate Robinson, Bulls Hold Exploratory Discussions
The Bulls have held exploratory conversations with Nate Robinson as a potential roster addition, league sources told RealGM.

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Pistons Sign John Lucas III For Remainder Of Season
The Pistons are signing John Lucas III to a deal for the remainder of the season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Suns Were Planning On Pursuing Brandon Knight In Free Agency
Brandon Knight will be a restricted free agent and their chances of re-signing him are significantly higher than if they were to pursue him in the open market.

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Pistons Claim Shawne Williams Off Waivers
Shawne Williams will provide depth and take Jonas Jerebko's spot in the rotation.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Kendrick Perkins' Decision Came Down To Cavs, Clippers
Kendrick Perkins played AAU basketball with LeBron James and he chose the Cavaliers in part due to his relationship with him.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

76ers Claim Thomas Robinson On Waivers
Thomas Robinson was prepared to sign with the Nets if he cleared waivers.

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Jordan Hamilton To Sign 10-Day Contract With Clippers
The Clippers have been examining the buyout and D-League market for small forward depth.

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Jazz To Sign Jack Cooley To 10-Day Contract
Jack Cooley was most recently with the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

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Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics instead traded Tayshaun Prince to the Pistons.

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