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Scotty Hopson Signs With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Scotty Hopson using their prorated $2.5 million room exception with a non-guaranteed second season at $2.5 million.

Hopson has played in Greece, Israel and Turkey since going undrafted out of Tennessee in 2011.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Kings To Sign Jared Cunningham To 10-Day Contract

The Sacramento Kings will sign Jared Cunningham to a 10-day contract.

The Kings have only two healthy guards available in Ray McCallum and Ben McLemore.

Via Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Warriors To Sign Hilton Armstrong To 10-Day Contract

The Golden State Warriors will sign Hilton Armstrong to a 10-day contract, according to sources.

The Warriors will be without Andrew Bogut for four to seven days.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Source: Kevin Love Likes Idea Of Playing In LA, New York, Chicago

Kevin Love can become a free agent in 2015 and appears one of the more likely players to move teams even though he has downplayed the possibility of leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“You know, my parents live there and they had me there,” Love said of Los Angeles. “It’s not my fault. So, I don’t really care about that right now. I just go out there and play and don’t think about it.” 

A sources familiar with Love's thinking says he's enamored with the idea of being “big time in a big city,” and that list of potential places he’d seek includes Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Both the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are projected to have max cap space in 2015, while the Chicago Bulls could have enough assets to acquire Love via trade.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

LeBron: 10-Year, $300M Contract Would Be Nice

LeBron James was understandably impressed by the 10-year, $292 million contract signed by Miguel Cabrera with the Detroit Tigers.

James will earn $19 million this season with the Miami Heat, tied with Chris Bosh for the ninth-highest salary in the NBA.

"I said 'wow,' " James said. "I wish we (the NBA) didn't have a salary cap."

James would undoubtedly make at least three times his salary if there wasn't a salary cap, as playing below his actual value helps support the NBA's middle class of players.

"He's the best player in baseball, and the best players in each sport should be rewarded," James said. "It'd be nice to sign a 10-year deal worth $300 million."

James hasn't decided if he'll opt out of his contract yet, but he did say he would if he could sign that type of deal.

"I would do it this summer for sure," James said with a smile. "I'd opt out for that."

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Reggie Williams Signs 10-Day Contract With Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract.

Earlier this season, Williams appeared in one game for the Thunder where he scored five points in five minutes after being signed to a 10-day contract on March 6.

In 25 games this season with the Tulsa 66ers, Williams averaged 20.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.56 steals in 38.0 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nets Sign Jorge Gutierrez To Multi-Year Deal

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year contract.

Gutierrez, who signed 10-day contracts on March 6 and March 16, has appeared in five games for the Nets, averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.4 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 10 points versus Boston on March 21.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Sacramento Kings on a contract for the remainder of the season, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM.

The deal contains a team option for next season.

Reed, a 6-foot-10 forward with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, has averaged 14.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 59 percent shooting this season. He went to training camp with the Kings in 2012, and the team remains enamored with his activity and athleticism.

Reed finished last season with the Memphis Grizzlies and participated with their summer league team, but he was released prior to 2013-14.

Reed, 23, played two seasons at Saint Louis University, where he averaged 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a sophomore.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

D.J. Stephens To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bucks

Free agent guard D.J. Stephens will sign a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, league sources told RealGM.

Stephens played collegiately at Memphis and had played professionally this season with Ilysiakos of Greece until early March.

A superb athlete at 6-foot-5, Stephens, 23, averaged 9.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 18 games in Greece.

HoopsHype reported approximately 10 days ago that Stephens would eventually sign with the Bucks.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Chris Babb To Sign Multi-Year Deal With Celtics

Chris Babb will sign with the Boston Celtics for the rest of the season and the new deal will include team options for future years, according to sources.

Babb concluded his second 10-day contract on Thursday.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Seth Curry To Sign 10-Day Contract With Cavaliers

Seth Curry appeared in one game with the Grizzlies earlier in the season.

Bobcats Strongly Considering Signing D.J. White

White worked out with the Bobcats last week.
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