Jul 23, 2014 11:30 PM EDT
Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal.
Aminu averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor last season for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Jul 23, 2014 11:17 PM EDT
Erick Green will sign with the Denver Nuggets.
Green was the Nuggets' second round pick last year, played overseas in 2013-14 and will join the team for training camp next season.
The Nuggets have a need for a third point guard and Green fits that role. With Green, Denver will have 14 guaranteed contracts.
Green averaged 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game during the Nuggets' summer league.
"I kept hearing 'He's only a scorer, he wasn't a point guard,'" Green said of his experience a year ago. "In my head I was saying I'm going to go out here and show everybody I can facilitate, I'm not just a scorer. Honestly, that hurt me more than anything. Instead of just being myself. If you don't like me for who I am, and I'm a scoring point guard, then maybe I don't belong. But there's a lot of scoring point guards (in the NBA). I think I can be one as well."
Jul 23, 2014 12:29 PM EDT
Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season.
“My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun to play with Rudy (Gay), DeMarcus (Cousins), J.T. I still have a lot of friends there. I would love to come back and fulfill my path. But now I have to concentrate on the national team, and maybe, I can get some of this pressure off my chest.”
Jul 23, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks have voided hte one-year contract of Rashard Lewis.
Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.
"We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued succes," said Donnie Nelson in a statement.
Jul 23, 2014 11:03 AM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks will meet with Jameer Nelson On Thursday.
The Mavericks still have their $2.7 million room exception to offer to Nelson and are hopeful of being able to complete a deal.
The Mavericks are continuing to look for another veteran point guard.
Jul 22, 2014 11:17 PM EDT
Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.
Johnson fell to the Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was one of the most dynamic players in Summer League this month. He played both backcourt positions, cemented himself as a rigid defender and had several remarkable dunks and transition baskets.
Johnson scored 12.5 points to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in Houston’s eight games in Las Vegas.
The Rockets lost Jeremy Lin in the backcourt this offseason, but they received promising efforts from Johnson and Isaiah Canaan in Summer League.
The Houston Chronicle first reported that Johnson will soon sign a deal with the Rockets.
Jul 22, 2014 3:59 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic.
Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.
Jul 22, 2014 10:54 AM EDT
Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association.
Mudiay committed to SMU, but concerns of his eligibilty became an issue this month.
Mudiay is expected to be a top lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Sportando first reported news of the agreement.
Jul 22, 2014 9:20 AM EDT
Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Hummel's deal will reportedly be for one year at his minimum.
Hummel averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds over 12.4 minutes in 53 games with the Timberwolves last season.
Jul 21, 2014 8:25 PM EDT
LeBron James' camp did not push him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason.
"This was a decision that LeBron made in his heart," Maverick Carter told ESPN.com's Jason Whitlock on the Real Talk podcast. "We didn't push him to do it. We don't push him to do anything. If he asks our opinion or what did we think about the pros and the cons, we help him think through it. We don't push him."
James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers before going to the Miami Heat for four seasons in 2010.
"Listen," Carter said, "LeBron's a 29-year-old man with lots of money, got a wife, two kids, one on the way. He makes his own decisions. He doesn't need anyone pushing him any way, and a guy like that, you're not going to push him either way. We'll help him think through things and help him see through things, but he makes his own decision in his heart. Because, ultimately, he has to live with it. I'm not the one who has to show up and play games for any team."
Evan Turner will sign for a portion of the Celtics' midlevel exception.
Josh Smith is said to be enthusiastic about playing for Stan Van Gundy.
Chris Singleton played in just 25 games (250 minutes) this past season after the Wizards declined their fourth-year option on his contract.
Kendall Marshall was previously waived by the Lakers.
The Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.
Players who sign their rookie contracts cannot be traded for 30 days thereafter.
Patric Young will sign a two-year deal with the Pelicans, according to OnlyGators.com.
Jul 20, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Bucks will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers, according to sources.
Andrew Bynum is considering sitting out the entire 14-15 NBA season in order to undergo the Regenokine knee therapy procedure.
At the age of 34, Pau Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal.
Jul 19, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Aaron Brooks played for the Rockets and Nuggets last season.
Nikola Mirotic has signed a three-year, $16.6 million deal with the Bulls.
The Heat were able to restructure their roster by giving Udonis Haslem a new deal.
The Lakers have interest in re-signing Kendall Marshall if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Xavier Henry played well for the Lakers before undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left wrist.
Eric Griffin’s contract with the Mavericks is a three-year deal, league sources told RealGM.
Jannero Pargo will re-sign with the Hornets on a fully guaranteed one-year, $1.5 million deal, a league source told RealGM.
The Suns' ability to match offers to Eric Bledsoe has made teams not want to engage.
The Lakers won the bid of $3.25 million to acquire Carlos Boozer.
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Jul 18, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
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