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Langston Galloway, Knicks In Talks On Deal

Jan 26, 2015 6:46 PM

The New York Knicks held negotiations with Langston Galloway on a new contract Monday, with multiple NBA teams prepared to engage if he's set free, league sources told RealGM.

Galloway is on his second 10-day contract with the Knicks, ending Monday night.

The two sides failed to reach an agreement through then, and they'll carry over discussions to Tuesday.

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Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets

Jan 26, 2015 1:33 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have pursued trade scenarios involving Brook Lopez, but his preference is to remain with the franchise.

Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the teams purusing a trade for Lopez.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Clippers Remain Interested In Nate Robinson, Pursuing Other Deals First

Jan 26, 2015 1:30 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers remain interested in Nate Robinson, who was recently bought out by the Boston Celtics following a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers are exploring other deals first before addresssing Robinson.

Robinson previously played for Doc Rivers when both were with the Celtics.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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76ers Sign Larry Drew II To 2nd 10-Day Contrat

Jan 26, 2015 12:50 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed guard Larry Drew II to a second 10-day contract. 

In six games played since joining the Sixers, Drew is averaging five points and four assists in nearly 19 minutes per game.  Dating back to the start of the 2000-01 season, Drew is one of just 22 players to have recorded at least 26 assists within the first six games of a career.

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Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards

Jan 26, 2015 12:42 PM

Kobe Bryant considered joining Michael Jordan with the Washington Wizards before his 2004 free agency.

Abe Pollin, however, parted ways with Jordan in 2003 a year before Bryant was scheduled to make his free agent decision.

“That’s true,” Bryant confirmed recently. “A long time ago? Yeah.”

 

Bryant considered signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, but eventually chose to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant was in the middle of a feud with Shaquille O'Neal as the two were struggling to co-exist. The Lakers traded O'Neal in that 2004 offseason to the Miami Heat.

“The challenge had been thrown down upon me, of not being able to win without Shaq. A public challenge never really bothered me too much, but he made a couple of comments as well. I think he called me Penny Hardaway Part 2 or something like that. So that’s what [ticked] me off,” Bryant said. “Then it was like, ‘Listen, you know the step back that I took to help us win championships. Let’s not get [expletive] confused. I can dominate on my own. I decided to stay here and win championships and sacrifice MVPs and scoring titles and all that stuff.’ So once that was said, it was like a line in the sand now.”

According to two people with knowledge of the situation, after Jordan decided to sell his minority ownership stake to resume his playing career with the Wizards, Bryant informed him several times he wanted to play for the Wizards. Jordan was going to return to the front office after his retirement.

“I’ve always been very big on having mentors, on having muses and I’ve been really, really big on that,” Bryant said. “Being around guys who have done it before and done it at a high level and always tried to pick their brains and always tried to absorb knowledge. Obviously, being in that situation [with the Wizards], it would’ve helped having to be around him every day and so on.”

 

The Wizards never had the assets to discuss a trade for Bryant, so the only chance the organization would have had to make a run at him was when he became an unrestricted free agent in 2004. 

 

“We would’ve put together a great team and we would’ve won championships,” Bryant said. “Listen, man. There are not a lot of players in this league that say, ‘Come hell or high water, we’re going to get this [expletive] done.’ People can look around and joke around about winning, saying they want to win. For me, it’s a matter of life or death. It was that important to me. And if it’s that important to me, I’m going to get there.”

Michael Lee/Washington Post

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Quincy Miller To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Kings

Jan 25, 2015 10:27 PM

The Sacramento Kings will sign Quincy Miller to a second 10-day contract.

Miller was leading the NBA Development League with 26.3 points 3.7 blocks per game when the Kings signed him to his first 10-day contract Jan. 17.

Miller played 34 minutes with 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Friday’s loss at Golden State.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

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Elijah Millsap To Sign Three-Year Deal With Jazz

Jan 24, 2015 6:13 PM

Elijah Millsap has reached an agreement to sign a three-year contract with the Utah Jazz, his agent Daniel Hazan told RealGM.

Millsap’s deal will be guaranteed for the remainder of the season and holds two years of team options for the Jazz.

In nine games over two 10-day contracts with the Jazz, Millsap has averaged 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and one steal in 20.6 minutes per appearance, providing an energetic force on the wing. He is the younger brother of NBA All-Star Paul Millsap.

Millsap started the season with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League, averaging 20.1 points and earning a call up.

Out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Millsap has spent three separate NBA training camps with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2010), Los Angeles Lakers (2011) and Milwaukee Bucks (2014). He has spent most of his professional career pushing for a permanent call up in the D-League.

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Raptors, Bulls Among Teams Interested In D.J. Kennedy

Jan 23, 2015 2:43 PM

The Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls are among four NBA teams that have shown an interest in swingman D.J. Kennedy, a leading candidate for the Most Valuable Player award in the top German league, sources told RealGM.

Kennedy, a two-way player at 6-foot-6, played in two games for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2011-12 season. He has since played overseas in Israel, France, Russia and now Germany.

The Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons have also reached out to Kennedy, a source said. With a deal for the remainder of the German season, Kennedy is a potential option for the summer and next season.

Kennedy started the year playing for Krasny in the Eurocup, averaging 19.2 points and six rebounds. Before Kennedy arrived to Riesen Ludwigsburg this season, the team ranked 11th place in the league. In averaging 21.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 35 minutes a game, Kennedy has propelled the club into the playoff picture.

Kennedy, 25, went to training camp with Memphis and Dallas in 2012 and 2013. He played for Minnesota in the NBA Summer League last year.

Kennedy played his college basketball at St. John's, going unselected in the 2011 NBA draft.

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Clippers Sign Dahntay Jones To Second 10-Day Contract

Jan 23, 2015 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have decided to sign Dahntay Jones to a second 10-day contract, according to Doc Rivers.

Jones has appeared in four games this season.

Brad Turner/Los Angeles Times

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Nick Young Prepared To Help Recruit Dragic, Marc Gasol, Love

Jan 22, 2015 12:15 PM

Nick Young is prepared to help the Los Angeles Lakers with their free agency recruiting.

“It’s tough, but I know it’s going to get better,” Young told the Los Angeles News Group. “This offseason is going to be big for us. It’s going to work out.” …

“I told Goran Dragic on the court, ‘You might be my teammate next year.’” Young said. “I’ll talk to Marc (Gasol.) Me and him are cool. Kevin Love, I’ll talk to him.”

The Lakers have enough cap space to sign one max contract player.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

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LeBron Meets With Ray Allen About Joining Cavs
Ray Allen is expected to make a decision about the 14-15 season in February.

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Andre Dawkins Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Celtics
Andre Dawkins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Celtics, leagues sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Brook Lopez Expected To Exercise $16.7M Option For 15-16
Brook Lopez figures to receive a lower annual amount in his next contract.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Larry Sanders, Bucks Expected To Eventually Discuss Buyout
Larry Sanders is in the first season of a four-year, $44 million extension.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tyrus Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With Grizzlies
Tyrus Thomas returns to the NBA after a brief stint in the D-League.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Kenyon Martin, Bucks Agree On Contract For Remainder Of Season
Kenyon Martin signed his second 10-day contract with the Bucks on Monday, but league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania that he's already agreed to sign for remainder of the season.

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Reggie Jackson Doesn't Think NBA Likes To Hear Players Say 'It's A Business'
Reggie Jackson would like to start and also to do so for a winning team.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tyrus Thomas In Talks With Grizzlies On 10-Day Contract
Tyrus Thomas is attempting to return to the NBA after nearly a two-year absence.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks To Sign Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas To Second 10-Day Deals
The Knicks have reached agreements to sign Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas to second 10-day contracts, league sources told RealGM.

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Celtics Considering Andre Dawkins For 10-Day Contract
Andre Dawkins will meet with the Celtics this week after his strong performance in the D-League Showcase.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kenyon Martin Signs Second 10-Day Contract With Bucks
Kenyon Martin appeared in three games for the Bucks during his first 10-day contract and averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game.

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Larry Sanders Working On Personal Issues, Wants To Resume NBA Career
The Bucks have yet to approach Larry Sanders about his interest in a buyout.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Chris Douglas-Roberts Waived By Celtics
The Celtics roster now stands at 14.

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Miroslav Raduljica To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Wolves
Miroslav Raduljica was previously in China and signed a 10-day deal with the Wolves earlier in January.

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James
The Bulls, Pistons, Wizards and Clippers have expressed interest in Damion James, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors
James Michael McAdoo also considered a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

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Clippers Interested In Signing Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics will attempt to trade Tayshaun Prince first, but he is on a $7.7 million expiring contract that will be hard to find matching salaries.

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James Michael McAdoo Considering 10-Day Contract With Warriors, Grizzlies
James Michael McAdoo is also weighing interest from other clubs.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Jazz Sign Elliot Williams To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Elliot Williams signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 7 and has appeared in three Jazz games since, averaging 2.7 points in 8.6 minutes.

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Spurs To Sign JaMychal Green To 10-Day Contract, Cut Austin Daye
JaMychal Green was participating in the D-League Showcase with Austin.

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