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Jarrett Jack Signs 10-Day Deal With Pelicans

Feb 24, 2017 10:52 AM

Jarrett Jack has agreed upon a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Suns To Waive Jared Sullinger, Mike Scott; Sign Ronnie Price For Remainder Of Season

Feb 23, 2017 9:44 PM

The Phoenix Suns plan on waiving Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott.

The Suns traded for Sullinger as part of their deal with the Toronto Raptors for P.J. Tucker. 

Scott was acquired in a separate trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Suns will sign Ronnie Price for the remainder of the season.

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Hawks To Sign Lamar Patterson, Ryan Kelly For Remainder Of Season

Feb 23, 2017 8:30 PM

The Atlanta Hawks will sign Lamar Patterson and Ryan Kelly to contracts for the remainder of the season.

Patterson recently signed two 10-day contracts with the team. The last contract expired on Feb. 17, during the NBA All-Star break.

Kelly was with the Hawks during training camp but released before the regular season on Oct. 18. He was brought back and signed on Oct. 31. He was later waived on Jan. 6.

The Hawks had one open roster spot at the trade deadline after not immediately signing Patterson for the remainder of the season. They created a second open roster spot by trading Mike Scott to the Suns.

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Tags: Ryan Kelly, Lamar Patterson, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavericks Waive Deron Williams, Expected To Sign With Cavaliers

Feb 23, 2017 5:13 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have waived Deron Williams.

Williams is widely expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Williams was in his second season with the Mavericks.

The Cavaliers have been searching for a playmaker for several weeks as they are thin at backup point guard behind Kyrie Irving.

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Deron Williams Could Agree To Buyout With Mavs

Feb 23, 2017 3:13 PM

Deron Williams could agree upon a buyout with the Dallas Mavericks.

Williams was linked with a return to the Utah Jazz at the deadline. The Cleveland Cavaliers could have interest in Williams if he's waived.

The Mavericks would like to give Yogi Ferrell an extended look as their starting point guard.

According to Shams Charania, Williams will consider the Jazz, Cavaliers and Hawks if he's bought out.

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Magic Reaches Out To Bird With Lakers' Interest In Paul George

Feb 22, 2017 11:54 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of several teams to inquire to the Indiana Pacers about the availability of Paul George.

The conversation didn't advance beyond the initial expression of interest, but it was notable due to the fact Magic Johnson and Larry Bird spoke to each other on the call.

Johnson was named President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers on Tuesday.

Johnson also addressed the Lakers' players and coaches when they reported for practice Wednesday afternoon.

"Magic came down and talked to the team," Luke Walton said. "He wanted to come down and, first of all, say hi to everyone and let them know that he's here to support and be there for them. It was a quick meeting, but it's good to get in front of each other.

"It was a strange day because I am very close with Jimmy and Mitch and I really enjoyed working with them," Walton continued. "I had great talks with both of them on the telephone afterwards. They were both very supportive. Both gave the message of continue to work, keep working with the young guys. It was definitely a little sad. I think it's important to remember all the great things they did when they were here, too.

"Then, on the other hand, you have Earvin coming in and he's in there and he's making phone calls. It was great to work with him. It was a unique, interesting day in terms of the emotions going on. But the main thing everyone talked about was 'We have a job to do still.'"

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Pelicans To Sign Hollis Thompson To 10-Day Contract

Feb 22, 2017 7:23 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans will sign Hollis Thompson to a 10-day contract.

Thompson was one of a number of free agents to work out for the Pelicans this week, including Mario Chalmers and Quinn Cook.

Thompson was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers in early January.

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Paul George Told Pacers' Owner He's Committed If They Can Contend For Title

Feb 22, 2017 3:50 PM

Paul George recently met with Indiana Pacers' owner Herb Simon to talk about his future with the franchise. George expressed his desire to remain with the Pacers if they can contend for a title.

George can become a free agent in 2018 and is not presently expected to qualify for the supermax contract extension. Without the supermax provision, the Pacers don't have as big of an advantage in what they can offer George contractually. 

George has long been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers as he is from the area.

While Larry Bird is searching for trade scenarios to upgrade the Pacers, they are also considering whether or not they are capable of fulfilling George's goal.

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Cavaliers To Sign Derrick Williams To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 22, 2017 12:39 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will sign Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract.

Williams has averaged 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 22.9 minutes over four games with the Cavaliers.

Williams signed an initial 10-day contract with the Cavaliers after he was waived by the Miami Heat.

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Kings To Waive Matt Barnes

Feb 20, 2017 12:49 PM

The Sacramento Kings will waive Matt Barnes in order to create enough roster room to execute the DeMarcus Cousins trade.

Barnes agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with the Kings during the 2016 offseason.

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Kevin Durant Non-Committal On Taking Less Money To Give Warriors More Flexibility
Kevin Durant can sign a new deal starting at $36 million or the Warriors can sign him using their non-Bird rights at $31.8 million to give them more cap flexibility.

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Paul George Not Ready To Commit To Extension With Pacers
Paul George has two seasons remaining on his current contract valued at $40.2 million, but he can opt out a season early to become a free agent in 2018.

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DeMarcus Cousins Plans To Remain With Kings, Sign Long-Term Extension
DeMarcus Cousins wants his "legacy to end in Sacramento" and his "jersey to be in the rafters in Sacramento."

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Pistons Tried To Sign Yogi Ferrell
Yogi Ferrell has signed a multi-year contract with the Mavericks and is averaging 14.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

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Derrick Rose Not Driven By Mega Contract Anymore
While Derrick Rose is conscious of the substantial contracts available to players under the elevated salary cap, he says he isn't motivated by money.

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Briante Weber To Sign 2nd 10-Day Contract With Warriors
Briante Weber received interest from four teams about signing him in the interim.

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Hornets To Sign Mike Tobey To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Mike Tobey has yet to appear in a game with the Hornets.

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Cavs To Sign Derrick Williams To 10-Day Contract
Derrick Williams averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 25 games (11 starts) for Miami this season.

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Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Lamar Patterson has appeared in three games for the Hawks, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.8 minutes.

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Wolves Sign Lance Stephenson To 10-Day Contract
Lance Stephenson was released by the Pelicans after undergoing groin surgery in November.

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Suns Sign Ronnie Price To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Ronnie Price has not yet appeared in a game this season since initially signing a 10-day contract with the team on Jan. 27.

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Heat To Release Derrick Williams, Sign Okaro White To Two-Year Deal
Okaro White is averaging 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16.4 minutes over nine games with the Heat.

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Nuggets To Sign Johnny O'Bryant To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Johnny O'Bryant has averaged 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game over two appearances since joining the Nuggets.

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Warriors Sign Briante Weber To 10-Day Contrat
Briante Weber is averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists (fourth in the D-League) and 3.26 steals (first) in 36.8 minutes.

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Cavaliers Interested In Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut
The Cavs know trading for Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut or Deron Williams is highly unlikely given Cleveland's various salary-cap and asset limitations.

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Yogi Ferrell Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavericks
Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17.8 points, five assists and three rebounds while shooting 52 percent from 3-point range in 37.5 minutes per game for Dallas.

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Warriors Waive Anderson Varejao To Sign Briante Weber To 10-Day Deal
Briante Weber was the NBA Development League's Player of the Month for January.

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Hornets To Sign Ray McCallum To 10-Day Contract
Ray McCallum has averaged 18.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 37.9 minutes per game in 30 appearances this season for the Grand Rapids Drive of the D-League.

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Hornets To Sign Mike Tobey To 10-Day Contract
Mike Tobey is averaging 11.0 points and 8.9 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game this season for the Greensboro Swarm of the D-League.

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Joel Anthony Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Spurs
Joel Anthony has appeared in three games with the Spurs, averaging 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.3 minutes.

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