Mar 07, 2014 10:26 AM EST
Kobe Bryant brought up the name of Pau Gasol during an interview on Thursday with Ric Bucher, indicating he believes he will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason.
On a scale of one to ten, Bryant puts the probability of Gasol re-signing at eight.
The Lakers attempted to trade the expiring contract of Gasol this season and his tenure with the team has seemed to becoming to an end.
Mar 06, 2014 4:43 PM EST
The Washington Wizards are "likely" to sign Drew Gooden to a second 10-day contract on Saturday, according to a source.
Gooden's first 10-day contract will expire Friday.
Gooden scored 12 points on Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2014 11:54 AM EST
During All-Star Weekend, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah had a conversation about Tom Thibodeau that eventually led to a recruiting pitch for the Chicago Bulls, according to a report.
Anthony asked Noah what it is like to play for Thibodeau.
Thibodeau has been rumored as an eventual candidate for the New York Knicks, while Anthony is also reportedly considering signing with the Bulls in the offseason.
Noah went on to tell Anthony that he should consider signing with the Bulls "if he wants to win a ring and secure a winning legacy."
Anthony told Noah that he "admires how hard the Bulls play and how hungry they are."
Derrick Rose would like the Bulls to sign Anthony in the offseason and is willing to help the team in their recruitment efforts.
Sources say that it would be difficult for Anthony to leave New York while also taking less money.
Mar 06, 2014 11:46 AM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder will sign Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract.
Williams, a 6-foot-6 sharpshooter with four years of NBA experience, is being called up from the Thunder-owned Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
Williams went undrafted in 2007 out of Virginia Military Institute.
Williams is averaging 21.1 points per game for the 66ers this season.
Mar 05, 2014 11:53 PM EST
With the Los Angeles Lakers unlikely to use their 2014 cap space on a max contract player to save it for the 2015 edition, they are unlikely to use the stretch provision to waive Steve Nash.
Nash is due $9.7 million in the 14-15 season, which the Lakers could spread out evenly over the next three seasons.
Taking the hit in one season while allowing Nash to see if he can get healthy is the logical move given the Lakers' circumstances.
Nash was asked about the Lakers' likely decision to keep him on Tuesday.
“Yeah, it sounds like it,” said Nash.
Nash intends to retire if the Lakers decide to waive him though.
“That would be it,” he said. “I’ll either be back here or I’ll be done.”
Mar 05, 2014 11:22 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract after working out him and Darius Johnson-Odom this week.
Gutierrez was one of the Nets' final cuts in training camp this season.
The Nets have signed Jason Collins to two 10-day contracts and have one roster spot available.
Mar 05, 2014 9:17 PM EST
The Sacramento Kings will sign Royce White to a 10-day contract and immediately assign him to the Reno Big Horns of the D-League.
The Kings will have four games to evaluate White and if his stint goes well, they will likely sign him to a second 10-day deal to join the NBA team.
White is expected to practice with the Big Horns on Thursday in Reno.
Mar 04, 2014 1:13 PM EST
The Charlotte Bobcats have signed center Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract. Hamilton joins the Bobcats from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.
In 37 games played for the Skyforce this season, the 7-0 Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in 35.8 minutes, while shooting .491 from the field (269-548), .385 from beyond the three-point line (30-78) and .812 from the free-throw line (147-181). He has scored in double figures 34 times, including 21 games of 20 points or more and three contests with 30 points or more, and recorded 16 games with double-figure rebounds, tallying 16 double-doubles.
Mar 03, 2014 10:28 PM EST
The Cleveland Cavaliers will sign forward Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day contract, a league source told RealGM.
Onuaku’s first 10-day deal expired on Monday.
An undrafted, 6-foot-9 forward out of Syracuse, Onuaku worked diligently to earn contracts with the Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans. In four games this season, Onuaku has scored three points and grabbed seven rebounds in 26 minutes.
Onuaku, 26, spent parts of the past two seasons with the Canton Charge – Cleveland’s D-League affiliate.
Mar 03, 2014 6:42 PM EST
The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Tony Mitchell to a 10-day contract.
Mitchell is averaging 19.4 points in the D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Jason Collins' first 10-day contract expires on Tuesday.
After his release by the Hawks, Antawn Jamison is working out in Charlotte in hopes of being signed by a team.
Dewayne Dedmon is expected to be offered a second 10-day contract by the Magic.
Jimmer Fredette played college ball at BYU, but the Utah Jazz never seriously considered pursuing him.
Justin Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Jimmer Fredette is expected to officially sign with the Bulls.
Jarvis Varnado was named a D-League All-Star for the Iowa Energy.
Caron Butler has agreed to sign with the Thunder.
Danny Granger has decided to sign with the Clippers.
Feb 27, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
A deal is not complete but there is serious mutual interest between the Bulls and Jimmer Fredette.
Chris Babb is expected to sign the deal on Friday or Saturday.
Ben Gordon and the Bobcats continue dialogue on a buyout.
Feb 27, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Jimmer Fredette will be waived by the Kings.
Danny Granger is expected to sign with the Clippers or Spurs.
The Knicks has signed guard Shannon Brown and Earl Clark to 10-day contracts.
Dexter Pittman was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 22.
Carmelo Anthony will be a free agent this offseason and was asked on Thursday how the Knicks' disappointing 13-14 season will factor into his decision.
Jason Collins' first 10-day contract expires early next week.
The Thunder, Heat, Spurs and Bulls will pursue Caron Butler.
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