Basketball Wiretap

Ty Lawson Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Kings

Aug 29, 2016 12:15 AM

Ty Lawson has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Lawson was traded to the Houston Rockets last offseason and finished the season with the Indiana Pacers.

Lawson was one of the NBA's more productive point guards until he had a series of DUI's in 2015.

The Kings had Darren Collison and Garrett Temple already on their depth chart at point guard.

The New Orleans Pelicans also expressed interest in Lawson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Ty Lawson, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018

Aug 26, 2016 4:04 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is expected by many around the NBA to leave the Sacramento Kings in 2018 when he's eligible for free agency.

"They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point of no return in which you're not getting high value for him. Teams will bid against each other in the trade market. Maybe [Cousins] doesn't go for the biggest money in free agency but you'd love to have that card to play."

The Kings have two trade deadlines and one offseason to consider trading Cousins before he's free to leave on his own.

Sacramento is hoping Dave Joerger will be able to quickly connect with Cousins the way Michael Malone previously did before he was fired.

 

Zach Harper/CBS Sports

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Renounce Draft Rights To Colton Iverson

Aug 25, 2016 5:55 PM

The Boston Celtics have renounced the draft rights to Colton Iverson.

Iverson didn't figure in the Celtics' plans and this gives him the opportunity to try to make an NBA roster elsewhere.

Iverson was a second round pick in 2013 who has played Internationally in each of the past three seasons.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tags: Colton Iverson, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Lakers Sign Tarik Black

Aug 24, 2016 4:17 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Tarik Black.

“Tarik is a player whose strengths are well-suited for the style of play we envision for our team going forward,” said Mitch Kupchak. “He plays the game with a mix of athleticism, energy, and physicality that make him a valuable frontcourt contributor in today’s NBA.”

In two seasons with the Lakers, Black has averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 16.9 per game while shooting 57.5% from the field over 77 games (27 starts). Awarded to the Lakers on a waiver claim on December 28, 2014, he also appeared in 25 games (12 starts) for the Houston Rockets to begin the 2014-15 season before being waived.

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E.J. Singler Agrees To Sign With Raptors

Aug 24, 2016 3:32 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with E.J. Singler.

Singler will be in training camp with the Raptors with a chance to compete for the 15th spot on the roster.

Singler has agreed to play for the Raptors 905 of the D-League if he clears waivers assuming he doesn't make their regular season roster.

“I have no idea what I’m gonna do. Gonna try to play as best I can in the Summer League and that’ll probably dictate where I go next year,” Singler told Raptors Republic in July. “That’s the hardest decision. There’s definitely pros and cons playing in the D-League, or there’s pros and cons playing overseas. Those are the things you’ve gotta weigh out with your family, yourself, and your agent. For me, personally, I’ve gotta give my best opportunity in the Summer League and things will work out for the best.”

Blake Murphy/Raptors Republic

Tags: E.J. Singler, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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R.J. Hunter, James Young, John Holland, Ben Bentil To Compete For Final Celtics' Roster Spot

Aug 24, 2016 2:47 PM

The Boston Celtics will have R.J. Hunter, James Young, John Holland and Ben Bentil will compete for their last roster spot.

Young and Hunter have guaranteed deals, Bentil has a partial guarantee, and Holland is non-guaranteed. Young and Hunter are former first round picks.

Hunter is the favorite to emerge from the group.

“I’m a competitor, so it’s just absolutely motivation for me,” Hunter said in a telephone interview. “I think it just adds an extra competitive spirit to training camp, which is a great way to get the year started.

“So I’d rather have it that way, because now I have no reason not to be on my toes on every possession and at every practice. So I’ll try to use it to my advantage.”


Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tags: R.J. Hunter, James Young, John Holland, Ben Bentil, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wolves Sign Toure' Murry, John Lucas III To Camp Deals

Aug 24, 2016 1:14 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Toure' Murry and John Lucas III to camp deals.

Both players will have a shot to compete for a roster spot at the guard position.

The Wolves have Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones at point guard.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Report: Blake Griffin Expects To Re-Sign With Clippers In 2017

Aug 23, 2016 7:30 PM

Blake Griffin plans to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2017 offseason when he becomes a free agent.

The Clippers can offer Griffin more guaranteed money than any rival team and they've remained on the fringes of title contention for several seasons.

Griffin reportedly doesn't have interest in considering other teams, at least at this point.

Doc Rivers is confident the Clippers will be able to re-sign both Griffin and Chris Paul.

Steve Kyler/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Yi Jianlian Will Carry Cap Number Of $8M For Lakers

Aug 23, 2016 6:09 PM

Yi Jianlian agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers that carries a cap number of $8 million.

Yi must earn $6.8 million through "likely bonuses."

Yi established himself as one of the better players in China after leaving the NBA in 2012.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jianlian Yi, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers To Finally Sign Brandon Ingram To Rookie Deal

Aug 22, 2016 10:12 PM

Brandon Ingram will sign his rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

The Lakers have waited on signing Ingram in order to have more cap flexibility.

The Lakers will likely go over the cap with their signing of Ingram.

Bobby Marks reports Michael Carter-Williams is still the latest a lottery pick has signed as the Philadelphia 76ers didn't sign him until September 19, 2013.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Lakers Sign Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian was the sixth overall pick 2007.

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Abdel Nader Agrees To Deal With Red Claws
Abdel Nader received significant offers in Europe as well.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Celtics Sign Marcus Georges-Hunt To Camp Deal
Marcus Georges-Hunt went undrafted out of Georgia Tech.

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Facundo Campazzo Interested In Playing In NBA
At 25, Facundo Campazzo is signed with Real Madrid for one more season.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

J.J. Hickson Agrees To Sign With Fujian
J.J. Hickson had an 18.4 PER in limited minutes over 15 games with the Wizards.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nate Wolters Agrees To Deal With Nuggets
Nate Wolters last played in the NBA during the 14-15 season, playing in Japan last season in which he averaged 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Thunder Sign Semaj Christon
Semaj Christon spent the 15-16 season playing in Italy with VL Pesaro where he appeared in 30 games and averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 33.2 minutes.

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J.J. Hickson In Talks On Deal In China
J.J. Hickson had an 18.4 PER in limited minutes over 15 games with the Wizards.

David Pick

Jason Terry Close To Deal With Bucks
Jason Terry was teammates with Jason Kidd with Dallas and he also played for him with Brooklyn.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Yi Jianlian, Lakers Agree To Vet's Minimum Deal With Incentives
Yi Jianlian's contract would be for the veteran's minimum of $1.139 million that could reach "several million more" if he reaches some wide-ranging incentive bonuses.

Broderick/Turner/Los Angeles Times

Casper Ware Signs Camp Deal With Wizards
Casper Ware played in China and France last season.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Xavier Henry Trying To Get Training Camp Invite From Lakers
Xavier Henry had a training camp invite from the Warriors last season and then played in the D-League for Santa Cruz.

Joey Ramirez/NBA.com

Yi Jianlian Finalizing $8M Deal With Lakers
Yi Jianlian last played in the NBA during the 11-12 season with the Mavericks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Beno Udrih Agrees To Sign With Heat
Beno Udrih was waived by the Heat when he accepted a buyout that helped them get under the luxury tax line.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Report: Yi Jianlian Giving Up $3M Deal In China For $1M From Lakers
The Lakers also pursued Yi Jianlian last offseason.

David Pick

Paul Pierce Planning On Playing In 16-17
Paul Pierce has wavered with his decision for most of the summer and could again change his mind.

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers In Adavanced Contract Talks With Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian averaged 26.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in China.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Grant Jerrett, Blazers Agree To Camp Deal
Grant Jerrett last played in the NBA during the 14-15 season with the Jazz.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

D.J. Kennedy, Nuggets Agree Upon Partially Guaranteed Three-Year Deal
D.J. Kennedy went undrafted out of St. John's in 2011 and has since largely played overseas.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Phil Pressey Agrees To Camp Deal With Warriors
Phil Pressey could conceivably give the Warriors depth at point guard.

David Pick