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Tristan Thompson Seeking Extension Worth $11M Per Season

Tristan Thompson will seek a contract that begins at $11 million per season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet engaged Thompson on an extension.

Thompson is represented by Rich Paul, who is also the agent of LeBron James.

Thompson will become a restricted free agent if he's unable to agree upon an extension.

Via Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has signed with Real Madrid.

Ayon also had offers from the San Antonio Spurs and in China.

Ayon had an impressive World Cup after spending last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rasual Butler Reaches Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards

11-year NBA veteran Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed contract with the Washington Wizards, a league source told RealGM.

Butler's agent, Joel Bell, confirmed the signing on Monday.

A year ago, Butler played for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA summer league, signed a similar unguaranteed contract with the organization and remained for the entire season. After failing to sign an NBA deal for 2012-13, the 6-foot-7 swingman went through a training camp competition for a regular season roster position.

In 50 games for the Pacers last season, Butler averaged 2.7 points and 7.6 minutes while shooting 41.9 percent from three-point distance. He gradually became a focal voice within Indiana's young core.

Butler, 35, has also played for Miami, New Orleans, the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago and Toronto over his career, averaging 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Butler was the Heat's second round draft pick in 2002 out of La Salle.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Bulls Re-Sign Nazr Mohammed

The Chicago Bulls have re-signed center Nazr Mohammed.

Last season with the Bulls, Mohammed saw action in 80 games (one start) and averaged 1.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 7.0 mpg. 

He also appeared in two of Chicago’s five playoff contests.

Via RealGM Staff Report

A.J. Price Signs Camp Deal With Cavaliers

A.J. Price will attend training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Price played in 28 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.

Price has averaged 5.9 points and 38.1 percent shooting in his career.

Via Terry Pluto/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Marcus Williams To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets

Free agent Marcus Williams has reached agreement to sign a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, a league source told RealGM.

Williams played collegiately at Arizona, where the 6-foot-7 forward played a starting role and averaged 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds as a sophomore.

Williams was the 33rd overall draft pick to the San Antonio Spurs in 2007.

Williams has played 13 NBA games for the Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers -- most recently with San Antonio in 2009. He spent parts of two years in the NBA D-League before becoming a star in the Chinese Basketball Association, winning the MVP award with Shanxi.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Ainge Undecided On Celtics' Plan With Rondo

Danny Ainge is not sure what the Boston Celtics will ultimately decide to do with Rajon Rondo, who can become a free agent in 2015.

"The truthful answer is I really don't know," Ainge insisted. "I have no intention. I'm not trying to trade Rondo, but because he's a free agent this summer, he assured me that he wants to stay in Boston. We'd love to keep him in Boston."

Rondo has played in just 68 games over the past two seasons.

"The possibility of a trade is not out of the question," Ainge said. "Nobody is untradeable, but I don't see that happening." 

Via Worcester Telegram

Zoran Dragic On Verge Of Leaving Europe For NBA

Slovenia star Zoran Dragic is in advanced discussions to leave his European club, BC Unicaja, to sign with an NBA team, league sources told RealGM.

After the Slovenian national team’s elimination in the FIBA World Cup to Team USA last Tuesday, Dragic focused on reaching terms on a deal in the NBA and has made significant progress this week. As a skilled, polished player, Dragic has shown glimpses of NBA upside.

Dragic, 25, had 11 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes of action against the United States in the World Cup.

RealGM reported on Sept. 9 that Dragic was in talks on a possible deal with the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns have long maintained dialogue with Dragic, and they’ve been an obvious suitor due the relationship with the 6-foot-5 guard’s older brother, Goran Dragic.

Dragic holds a buyout for the NBA until Oct. 5 with Unicaja Malaga, but he’s set to make a decision much before the date.

In seven games in this year’s world championships, Dragic averaged 12.9 points, four rebounds and 1.3 assists. He scored nearly 11 points per game for Unicaja a season ago.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Andray Blatche Signs $2.5M Deal With Xinjiang Guanghui

Andray Blatche has signed a one-year deal with Xinjiang Guanghui of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Blatche most recently was with the Brooklyn Nets.

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Blatche will sign a $2.5 million net deal. Blatche can rejoin the NBA in March.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ramon Sessions Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Kings

Ramon Sessions has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Sessions.

Sessions' deal is fully guaranteed with no options, according to a source that spoke with RealGM's Shams Charania.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jarell Eddie Agrees To Camp Deal With Hawks

Jarell Eddie has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

Wolves Offer Max Contract To Eric Bledsoe, Pushing For Sign-And-Trade

The Wolves are offering Eric Bledsoe a four-year, $63 million max contract.

Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Spurs would retain Aron Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Lou Amundson Signs Camp Deal With Cavs

Lou Amundson recently worked out for the Cavaliers.

Hamady Ndiaye Likely To Sign In China After Nets Void Deal

Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.

Miroslav Raduljica Signs Deal With Shandong Lions In China

Miroslav Raduljica has signed a one-year contract with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Mickael Pietrus Works Out For Kings

Mickael Pietrus remains on the workout trail.

Lorenzo Brown To Sign One-Year Deal With Pistons

Lorenzo Brown has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Pistons, a league source told RealGM.

Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.

Kings Agree Upon One-Year Guaranteed Deal With Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins most recently played for the Clippers.

Knicks Sign Orlando Sanchez

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have signed Orlando Sanchez to a camp deal.

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania that Gustavo Ayon is deciding over three formal offers.

Michael Beasley Working Out For Spurs

Michael Beasley had workouts for several teams this offseason.

Hamady N'Diaye Signs Camp Deal With Nets

Hamady N'Diaye will compete for the third center spot on the Nets' roster this season.

Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Wolves

Glenn Robinson dropped to Flip Saunders and the Wolves at 40th overall after leaving Michigan as a sophomore.

Micheal Eric To Sign Deal With Bucks

Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Bucks, league sources told RealGM.

E'Twaun Moore Signs Two-Year Deal With Bulls

E’Twaun Moore has signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Bulls, a league source told RealGM.

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.

Morris Twins Told Teams Before 2011 Draft They'd Accept Less Money To Stay Together

Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Suns and then Marcus Morris was traded there in 2013.

Wizards Finalizing Contract With Xavier Silas

Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Wizards, league sources told RealGM.
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