Mar 11, 2014 10:23 PM EDT
Jason Collins will sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season on Saturday, according to sources.
Collins' second 10-day contract will expire on Friday. Collins has averaged 9.8 minutes per game in eight appearances with the Nets this season.
Collins has focused on basketball despite attention surrounding him playing as the first openly gay athlete in North America's four recognized major team sports.
"I'm just trying to be Jason Collins," Collins said recently. "What Jackie Robinson did for the sport of baseball and our society [is] tremendous. But I am just trying to be Jason Collins."
Mar 11, 2014 1:27 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Jarvis Varnado for the remainder of the season.
The 76ers have a team option for Varnado for next season that contains some guaranteed money.
Mar 10, 2014 5:27 PM EDT
D.J. White worked out for the Golden State Warriors on Monday, according to a source.
White has played with the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mar 10, 2014 9:33 AM EDT
The New York Knicks will sign Earl Clark and Shannon Brown to second 10-day contracts.
Clark and Brown were signed following the release of Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace.
Mar 10, 2014 9:21 AM EDT
Along with James Nunnally and Kevin Murphy, the Philadelphia 76ers will work out Darius Johnson-Odom and Scott Suggs on Tuesday, league sources told RealGM.
Johnson-Odom, who played four games for the Los Angeles Lakers a season ago, has averaged 21.9 points and six assists with Springfield of the NBA D-League.
Suggs is averaging 17.7 points on 48 percent shooting per game for Erie.
All four players will be under consideration for a possible 10-day contract with the 76ers.
Mar 10, 2014 1:55 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will workout Kevin Murphy with the possibility of signing him to a 10-day contract.
Murphy is averaging 26 points per game in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede.
Mar 10, 2014 1:53 AM EDT
Rajon Rondo and Josh Smith discuss the possibility of playing on the same team again.
Rondo and Smith were teammates as Oak Hill.
"We call each other every once in a while to check up and see how one another is doing," Smith said on Sunday. "He's my best friend, especially in the NBA. We still talk all the time, and our families take vacations together. He's a very good friend."
Rondo will become a free agent in 2015.
"The conversation comes up," Smith admitted. "We always tell each other what a surreal moment that would be, for us to connect again. With the different free agencies that we have [Rondo comes off the Boston books in 2015; Smith is locked in through 2017], it could be far-fetched, but it could be possible. I tend to be an optimist."
Mar 08, 2014 8:06 PM EST
Phil Jackson is leaning toward accepting a front office job with the New York Knicks, according to a source.
Jackson's role would be president of basketball operations, in complete control of all basketball-related matters, according to the source.
Jackson could also become head coach next season, though that aspect of the deal is not yet settled.
Jackson is expected to make a decision with the next week.
Mar 08, 2014 3:16 PM EST
The Miami Heat have signed DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract.
Liggins, who was signed to a 10-day contract by the Heat on February 25, appeared in one game with Miami totaling two points and one rebound in 1:24 minutes while shooting 1-of-1 from the field in a, 124-107, win against Charlotte on March 3.
Liggins, a 2014 NBA Development League All-Star, appeared in 35 games (34 starts) with the Heat's NBA D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, earlier this season and averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.54 steals and 40.3 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the field.
Mar 08, 2014 3:09 PM EST
The Washington Wizards have signed forward Drew Gooden to a second 10-day contract.
Gooden, who was originally signed by the Wizards on February 26, has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games.
Orlando Johnson has averaged 9.0 in five appearances with the Kings.
Bobby Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.
Carmelo Anthony denied a report that he discussed joining the Bulls with Joakim Noah during All-Star Weekend.
Carmelo Anthony would benefit financially and possibly have more clarity about the Knicks by waiting until 2015 for free agency.
Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas both originally signed 10-day contracts on Feb. 25.
Kobe Bryant believes Pau Gasol remains in the Lakers' plans.
Drew Gooden's first 10-day contract will expire Friday.
Sources say that it would be difficult for Carmelo Anthony to leave New York while also taking less money.
Reggie Williams is averaging 21.1 points per game for the 66ers this season.
With the Lakers likely to sit out 2014 for max contract players, Steve Nash is unlikely to fall victim to the stretch provision.
Mar 05, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Nets plan to sign another player to a 10-day contract soon.
The Kings will sign Royce White to a second 10-day deal for NBA games if the D-League stint goes well.
Justin Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in 35.8 minutes.
The Cavaliers will sign Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day contract, a league source tells RealGM.
Tony 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.
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Justin Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
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