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Chasson Randle Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With 76ers

Jan 20, 2017 7:28 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.

Randle has appeared in two games since being signed by the Sixers on January 9. He posted 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday’s win over the Bucks in Milwaukee.

Randle was most recently with the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks, where he appeared in 19 games and posted averages of 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes per game, while shooting 40% from three-point range.

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76ers Claim Mo Williams Off Waivers

Jan 20, 2017 5:11 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Mo Williams off waivers.

Williams was traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Denver Nuggets this week and subsequently waived.

Like the Nuggets, the 76ers had yet to reach the salary floor.

By claiming Williams, the 76ers have eliminated the Nuggets' $1.1 million salary floor related savings and have taken it for themselves.

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Bulls Planning Pursuit Of Chris Bosh

Jan 20, 2017 11:40 AM

The Chicago Bulls are already working on pursuing Chris Bosh if he becomes a free agent.

The Miami Heat are not expected to waive Bosh until after March 1st to make sure he's not playoff-eligible for another team.

Bosh's playing career future remains uncertain due to his issues with blood clots. Bosh himself is unsure of what the future holds.

Bosh could reunite with Dwyane Wade if he joins the Bulls.

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Jimmy Butler's Future With Bulls Will Factor Into Dwyane Wade's 17-18 Decision

Jan 19, 2017 7:40 PM

Dwyane Wade will weigh the future of Jimmy Butler with the Chicago Bulls as he considers whether to remain with the franchise for the 17-18 season.

The Bulls have been debating whether to initiate a full-scale rebuild, which would involve trading away Butler.

"At the end of the year, you sit back and see what the team is, what direction they're going in," Wade told ESPN on Wednesday night. "I would be a liar to say that I want to play on a team with all 21-year-olds. You know what I mean? And be a part of the future building. I would be a fool to say that. But you also want to be in the best position for what you think is for you at that time, too.

"... One of the main reasons I'm here is Jimmy. He's the one who called me and got me to come here. So that's a big part of my decision and everything else, is what Jimmy's doing, what his future looks like and all that. And I've made it very clear. So I have no idea from that standpoint. You just have to wait and see and then see what works out."

Wade signed a two-year, $47 million deal with the Bulls with a player option for Year 2.

"You would think so," Wade said. "You don't know. You think about guys like, let's just go with Mike Dunleavy, who didn't want to go to Atlanta. I think he had 20 off the bench the other night. You don't know what situation is going to be right for you. In the moment, yeah, you have an idea of what you want to do. And this is the way you wanted it to go and then when it don't go that way, you got to respond. So I don't know.

"I've enjoyed my time here. It's been a learning experience, it's been challenging and it's been cool all in the same. I feel -- for my career, for me -- I needed this. I needed to see what the other side was like, too. ... But I'm definitely very open and honest that Jimmy is one of the reasons I'm here from a basketball standpoint and, as we sit here right now, he's here, I'm here, we're happy. You don't know what's to go from there."

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Kevin Durant: I Didn't Plan On Coming To Warriors For Just A Year

Jan 19, 2017 1:50 PM

The Golden State Warriors will contend with the free agencies of both Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry this offseason.

“I have no angst whatsoever (about re-signing Durant and Curry),” Joe Lacob said. “I totally am positive (that) I think those guys are going to sign. They’re both free agents. They have a right to do whatever they want. They’ve earned it, and I respect that. If they don’t sign with us for some reason, then shame on me and us. I take responsibility for that. But I don’t see that happening.”

Durant attended the Warriors' groundbreaking this week for the Chase Center and was asked about his future in a public forum. Durant was asked again about his future by the USA Today.

“I’m liking it here,” Durant said. “I’m liking everything that’s going on. I know what my contract says, but I didn’t plan on coming here for just a year. I’m in it right now, and I’m also just focusing on day by day.

“I know it’s cliché, and you hear that all the time, but I’m seriously just not thinking about it because I’m like – I’m just in it for the long haul.”

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Nets Sign Quincy Acy To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 19, 2017 11:12 AM

The Brooklyn Nets will sign Quincy Acy to a second 10-day contract.

Acy has averaged 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games of his first 10-day with the Nets.

Acy previously was with the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Legends of the D-League this season.

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Rudy Gay Likely Suffers Torn Achilles Tendon

Jan 19, 2017 2:09 AM

The Sacramento Kings believe Rudy Gay suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the Sacramento Kings' loss on Wednesday to the Indiana Pacers.

An MRI has been scheduled for Thursday to confirm the diagnosis.

‎Gay, 30, made it clear coming into the season that he intended to walk away from the final season of his Kings contract, valued at $14.3 million in 2017-18, to opt for free agency in July.

With the injury and a long recovery time, Gay could instead decide to opt into his contract with the Kings.

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76ers Expected To Consider Jrue Holiday In Free Agency

Jan 18, 2017 10:04 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to "take a hard look at" Jrue Holiday in the 2017 free agency.

The 76ers traded Holiday at the beginning of Sam Hinkie's tenure as general manager for what became two lottery picks. Nerlens Noel, who was the first player acquired by the 76ers for Holiday, will also be a free agent this offseason.

With Ben Simmons expected to be the 76ers' de facto point guard, Holiday would be a natural fit with his defensive versatility against guards, playmaking off the dribble and perimeter shooting.

Holiday is averaging 13.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists with a PER of 15.3 this season.

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Pelicans Considered Pursuing Harrison Barnes In Free Agency

Jan 18, 2017 9:52 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans internally discussed using all of their 2016 cap space on Harrison Barnes before deciding to split it up among E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill and others.

Barnes confirmed this week he would have considered the Pelicans had they pursued him.

Barnes instead signed a four-year, $95 million max contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Pelicans thought they needed to move on the available market and not wait on Kevin Durant to make his decision, which was tying up Barnes from moving forward.

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Kyle Lowry Trying Not To Worry About Free Agency Until Summer

Jan 17, 2017 1:45 PM

Kyle Lowry will be a free agent this offseason and was recently asked if he wants to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors.

"When the time comes, then I will worry about it," said Lowry. "It definitely will be an option. It's definitely home. I have been given the keys to it, [and it's where] I have been most successful. When that time comes, I'll think about it, but for now I just want to keep winning and try to get to that next level and take it game by game and day by day."

The Raptors traded for Lowry in 2012 from the Houston Rockets and re-signed him in 2014.

Lowry figures to receive a much more lucrative contract in free agency this time than the four-year, $48 million deal he signed in 2014.

Lowry had to wait until his fifth season to become a full-time starter.

"I feel like the last couple of years, everything has been happening the right way mostly because I have done everything that I was supposed to be doing. Just be a professional, go out there and work every single night and be me and have fun and just provide. Have fun, be with your teammates and your family and not worry about anything but having fun and winning games. At this time of the year, at this point in my life, it is about continuing to try to grow as much as possible and winning. Winning at the highest level. Winning a ring would be the ultimate goal, the ultimate feel-good."

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DeJuan Blair Signs With Texas Legends
DeJuan Blair previously played this season in China, averaging 24.1 points and 13.6 rebounds.

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Heat Sign Okaro White To 10-Day Contract
Okaro White has appeared in 23 games for Miami's NBA Development League affiliate this season averaging 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.0 minutes.

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Carmelo Anthony Feels He's Already Proven Loyalty To Knicks
Neither Phil Jackson nor general manager Steve Mills addressed the situation with Anthony on Monday.

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Mavericks Sign Pierre Jackson To 10-Day Contrat
Pierre Jackson was originally signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, before being waived by the team on Jan. 6 after appearing in four games with the club.

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Stephen Curry Can't Envision Himself Leaving Warriors In Offseason
Stephen Curry doesn't object to being the fourth-highest paid player on the Warriors this season.

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Heat To Sign Okaro White With Disabled Player Exception
Okaro White has averaged 18.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 33.0 minutes over 23 games in the D-League this season.

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Hawks Expected To Sign Gary Neal To 10-Day Contract
Gary Neal played under Mike Budenholzer ‎when both were with the Spurs.

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Pistons Move Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Ahead Of Reggie Jackson On Untouchable List
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be a restricted free agent this offseason and is represented by Rich Paul.

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Derrick Rose Hopes Absence Won't Change His Future With Knicks
The Knicks have been publicly supportive of Derrick Rose in the wake of Monday's incident.

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Klay Thompson Not Thinking Ahead To Possible Extension In 2018
Klay Thompson calls his career trajectory surreal.

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Derrick Rose To Seek Max Contract In Free Agency
The Knicks would need to use nearly all of their cap space to sign Derrick Rose to a max contract.

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DeMarcus Cousins Intends To Sign $207M Extension With Kings In Offseason
DeMarcus Cousins will be signed through the 22-23 season under the new extension.

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Mike Dunleavy Ready To Join Hawks
Mike Dunleavy has made peace with joining the Hawks after speaking with Mike Budenholzer about his role with the club.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Warriors, Rockets Have Interest In Mike Dunleavy Jr. If Bought Out
The Warriors drafted Mike Dunleavy with the third overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.

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76ers To Sign Chasson Randle To 10-Day Contract
Chasson Randle has been playing with the Westchester Knicks of the D-League.

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Quincy Acy To Sign 10-Day Contract With Nets
In 12 games in the D-League this season, Quincy Acy is averaging 17.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 blocks in 31.9 minutes per game.

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Nets Waive Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett appeared in 23 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game.

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Mike Dunleavy Jr. Has Yet To Report To Hawks, Seeks Buyout
The Hawks would like to keep Mike Dunleavy after they were unable to find a third team to take him as part of the Kyle Korver deal.

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Nuggets Re-Sign Alonzo Gee On 10-Day Contract
Alonzo Gee was waived before the deadline for contracts to become fully guaranteed for the rest of the season.

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76ers Have Nate Robinson, Jordan Farmar, Yogi Ferrell On Radar
The 76ers are considering a number of free agent point guards for a 10-day contract.

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