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Shawn Marion Receives Interest From Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have expressed interest in signing Shawn Marion.

Marion has met recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, but remains unsigned.

The Miami Heat also remain interested in Marion.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Sim Bhullar Signs Camp Deal With Kings

Sim Bhullar has signed a camp deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Bhullar played for the Kings during Vegas Summer League after going undrafted out of New Mexico State.

If Bhullar lands on the Kings roster for the 2014-15 season, the minimum NBA salary for rookies is $507,366.

Bhullar is a 7-5 center.

Via Sun-News

Lance Thomas, Thunder Reach Camp Deal

Free agent forward Lance Thomas has reached agreement on a training camp deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told RealGM.

Thomas played for the Chicago Bulls in summer league in July, averaging 7.6 points and 4.4 rebounds over five games. He gives the Thunder an active camp body to compete for a regular season roster spot, and he's worked to improve his midrange jump shot this summer.

After four years at Duke, Thomas went undrafted in 2010 and spent parts of three seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans. Thomas has averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 106 NBA games.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jerrelle Benimon To Sign Two-Year Deal With Nuggets

Undrafted rookie Jerrelle Benimon has reached agreement on a partially guaranteed two-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told RealGM.

Benimon is scheduled to sign his new Nuggets deal within the next day.

After averaging 10.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists for Denver in the Las Vegas summer league, showcasing a sharp jump shot and an abundance of activity, Benimon received a bevy of free agent interest. The Utah Jazz had been among several teams pursuing Benimon, but the 6-foot-8 forward had familiarity and equity with the Nuggets.

Benimon, 23, finished his four-year collegiate career at Towson. He scored 18.7 points and grabbed 11.2 rebounds per game as a senior. He had started his college ball at Georgetown.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jordan Hamilton Agrees To One-Year Deal With Raptors

Free agent Jordan Hamilton has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Toronto Raptors, a league source told RealGM.

A skilled, 6-foot-7 forward, Hamiton has averaged 5.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in three NBA seasons. He played over two seasons with the Denver Nuggets – under Masai Ujiri – before being dealt to the Houston Rockets in February.

Hamilton scored nearly seven points per game in 21 games for the Rockets.

Out of the University of Texas, Hamilton was the No. 26 overall pick in the 2011 draft.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Toure' Murry Close To Two-Year, $2M Deal With Jazz

Toure' Murry is close to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Utah Jazz, according to sources.

The New York Knicks have been trying this month to convince Murry to hold off on signing elsewhere as they try to sort out their roster. Murry has also received interest from the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

Murry averaged 2.7 points and 1 assist in 7.3 minutes per game last season for the Knicks.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Greg Monroe To Accept Pistons' Qualifying Offer, Will Become 2015 Free Agent

Greg Monroe has told the Detroit Pistons that he will accept the qualifying offer for the 14-15 season and become a free agent next summer.

Monroe will play for $5.479 million after he was unable to get a deal done on a long-term contract with the Pistons or any other club.

Monroe cannot be traded without his consent once he signs the qualfiying offer.

Ben Gordon and Raymond Felton are two players that have recently signed qualifying offers coming into restricted free agency.

Via Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Kings Agree To Deal With Deonte Burton

The Sacramento Kings have reached agreement on a deal to sign former Nevada point guard Deonte Burton, a league source told RealGM.

Burton went undrafted in June out of the University of Nevada, averaging 20.1 points and 4.4 assists in 32 games in his senior season.

Burton, 23, appeared in six games for the Washington Wizards’ summer league team in July.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Bucks Expected To Soon Sign Damien Inglis

Damien Inglis expected to be a first round pick before he broke his foot in a workout in Oklahoma City Thunder.

Inglis was drafted 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.

"I was surprised but I was so happy for that," Inglis said of being chosen by Milwaukee. "The Bucks are a young team, and I'm so glad to be part of this project."

Inglis will be in training camp with the Bucks.

Inglis has a 7-3 wingspan and exhibits good footwork, and scouts believe he can be a quality defender in the NBA.

"My game is all about being versatile," Inglis said. "I try to be an all-around player.

"My first strength might be rebounding. Defense, passing the ball. That's the stuff I can bring to a team right now.

"I've got to work on decision-making, my shooting game. I'm in some good hands. I've got coach (Jason) Kidd and the Bucks organization."

Inglis has not signed a contract yet but said he expects to do that relatively soon. He will return to France before coming back to Milwaukee in late August or early September.

"Then I will start playing basketball, finally, after a summer without playing," Inglis said. "I miss basketball."

Via Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Greg Monroe 'Definitely' Willing To Take Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe is "definitely" willing to take the one-year qualifying offer worth $5.3 million next season with the Detroit Pistons in order to become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

Monroe has disputed being offered a five-year, $60 million contract by the Pistons.

Monroe reportedly doesn’t have anything against the Pistons or new coach/president Stan Van Gundy. In fact, the source said, Monroe “likes Van Gundy and likes what he says,” but added that Monroe “needs proof (of Van Gundy’s vision).”

The Pistons have attempted to trade Josh Smith at various times in the offseason as he has been a bad fit in the frontcourt with Monroe and Andre Drummond.

Via Vincent Goodwill/Detroit News

Alec Brown To Sign With Obradoiro

Alec Brown is expected to resume basketball activity in late October or November.

Josh Childress Considering Signing With Sydney Kings

Josh Childress hasn't played in the NBA since December.

Suns Still Hope To Sign Eric Bledose To Long-Term Deal

The Suns are open to further contract talks with Eric Bledsoe, who remains in limbo as a restricted free agent.

Shawn Marion Meets With Bird, Still Considering Options

The Cavaliers were considered the favorites to sign Shawn Marion prior to the meeting with Larry Bird.

Cavaliers Sign Alex Kirk To Multi-Year Deal

The Cavaliers signed Alex Kirk to a partially guaranteed, multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

Blazers Sign Diante Garrett To Two-Year, Non-Guaranteed Deal

The Blazers can control Diante Garrett's rights if he makes the team out of training camp in October.

Chris Singleton To Work Out For NBA Teams

Chris Singleton will work out in front of NBA personnel in Las Vegas on Monday.

Ray Allen Will Make Decision In September

Ray Allen has been linked with joining LeBron James with the Cavaliers.

Cavs Granted Permission To Speak To Love, No Deal In Place For New Contract

The Cavaliers and Kevin Love could not agree upon a long-term contract at this time under CBA rules.

Kostas Papanikolaou Agrees To Deal With Rockets

Kostas Papanikolaou most recently played for Barcelona.

James Southerland Signs One-Year, Non-Guaranteed Deal With Blazers

James Southerland has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Trail Blazers, a league source told RealGM.

Reggie Williams Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat

Reggie Williams has agreed to a one-year contract with the Heat, a league source told RealGM.

Heat To Sign Shawn Jones To Camp Deal

Shawn Jones will sign a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Heat, a league source told RealGM.

Shawn Marion Leaning Toward Signing With Cavaliers

Shawn Marion is leaning strongly toward signing with the Cavaliers over the Pacers.

Aaron Craft Signs One-Year, Partially Guaranteed Deal With Warriors

Aaron Craft signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors.

Tyler Johnson Reaches Deal With Heat

Tyler Johnson has reached an agreement on a free agent contract with the Heat, a league source told RealGM.

Shawn Marion Receiving Strong Push From Pacers As He Schedules More Meetings

Shawn Marion has received a strong push for a deal with the Indiana Pacers, a league source told RealGM.

Keith Appling Signs Camp Deal With Lakers

Sources tell RealGM that Keith Appling has signed a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Lakers.

Pacers Expressing Interest In MarShon Brooks

The Pacers have MarShon Brooks on a short list of free agent possibilities, league sources told RealGM.
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