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D.J. Stephens To Sign Camp Contract With Pelicans

Free agent swingman D.J. Stephens has reached an agreement on a training camp deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, leagues sources told RealGM.

A freak athlete who recorded a 46-inch vertical as an NBA draft prospect in 2013, Stephens signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks last season. In three NBA games, Stephens scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds.

Stephens played four seasons at the University of Memphis.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Markieff, Marcus Morris Agree Upon Four-Year Extensions With Suns

Markieff and Marcus Morris have agreed to contract extensions with the Phoenix Suns, according to sources.

Markieff's deal is worth $32 million over four seasons, while Marcus will earn $20 million over four, according to Paul Coro.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Chris Johnson Claimed By 76ers Off Waivers

Chris Johnson was claimed by the Philadelphia 76ers off free agency waivers, according to sources.

Johnson was recently waived by the Boston Celtics.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Nuggets Pursuing Alonzo Gee

The Denver Nuggets are actively pursuing free agent forward Alonzo Gee, sources with knowledge told RealGM.

Despite dealing with the adversity of three offseason trades and his release from the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Gee has worked out diligently on his overall game, including improving his jump shot, daily training sessions and getting into the best basketball shape of his career. 

Denver has expressed interest in Gee with a belief that his abilities fit their system, a five-year NBA veteran who would benefit the Nuggets with athleticism and defense in camp. Gee cleared NBA free agency waivers on Saturday.

In almost four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Gee, 27, averaged eight points and four rebounds -- with consecutive years of scoring over 10 points per game.

As an undrafted player in 2009, Gee signed contracts with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards before securing a roster spot with Washington.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jason Kapono Agrees To Camp Deal With Warriors

Jason Kapono has agreed to a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to sources.

Kapono last played in the 2011-12 season for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Christian Watford To Re-Sign With Celtics After Release

After being released Friday, Christian Watford has agreed on a new training camp contract to re-sign with the Boston Celtics on Monday, league sources told RealGM.

Watford had signed a one-year contract for training camp with the Celtics, and he'll re-sign for the same terms once he clears waivers.

Watford, a sharpshooting forward, went undrafted in 2013 after playing at Indiana.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Thunder To Sign Michael Jenkins To Training Camp Deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reached agreement with free agent guard Michael Jenkins on a training camp deal, league sources told RealGM.

Jenkins, who has played professionally overseas since going undrafted in 2008, was with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League in July.

Jenkins, 28, played his college basketball at Winthrop where he averaged 13.9 points and 4.1 rebounds as a senior in the 2007-08 season. He played in Italy a year ago.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Aron Baynes Re-Signs With Spurs On Guaranteed One-Year Deal

Free agent center Aron Baynes has re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a fully guaranteed, one-year contract, a league source told RealGM.

Baynes held an extensive negotiation with the Spurs throughout the NBA offseason while also fielding interest in China and Europe. There had been question within the Spurs about their ability to re-sign Baynes, and the team pursued Gustavo Ayon earlier in the month offering a partially guaranteed deal, sources said.

The Spurs signed Baynes to a deal for more than his league minimum, a source said.

In playing 53 games in his second season for San Antonio, Baynes averaged three points and 2.7 rebounds in 9.3 minutes a game. When given extended minutes, the 27-year-old intrigued the front office with his post talent.

The 6-foot-10 Baynes also played for the Australian national team this summer, averaging nearly 17 points and seven rebounds in the World Cup of basketball.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Bulls Sign Solomon Jones To One-Year, Vet Minimum Deal

The Chicago Bulls have signed free agent center Solomon Jones to a one-year, veteran-minimum contract, a league source told RealGM.

Jones, an eight-year NBA pro, went to training camp with the Orlando Magic a season ago and made the regular season roster.

At 6-foot-10, Jones has averaged three points and 2.7 rebounds in his career with Atlanta, Indiana, the Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans, New York and Orlando.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jason Maxiell To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Hornets

Jason Maxiell will sign a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

Maxiell played for the Orlando Magic last season after spending eight years with the Detroit Pistons.

Maxiell averaged 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games last season.

Via Steve Reed/Associated Press

David Stockton Signing Camp Contract With Wizards

David Stockton will sign a training camp contract with the Wizards on Friday, a league source told RealGM.

Jeffery Taylor Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge

Jeffery Taylor is charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property.

Nets Sign Willie Reed

Willie Reed averaged 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in the NBA Development League last season in 49 games with the Springfield Armor and Reno Bighorns.

Zoran Dragic, Suns Agree Upon Two-Year, $4.01M Deal

Zoran Dragic has reached agreement with the Suns on contract terms for a two-year, $4,012,500 million deal, league sources told RealGM.

Jamil Wilson To Sign With Suns

Jamil Wilson has agreed to a deal with the Suns, a league source told RealGM.

Dexter Pittman Reaches Deal With Hawks

Dexter Pittman has reached an agreement on a contract with the Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

Eric Bledsoe Agrees To Five-Year, $70M Deal With Suns

Eric Bledsoe has agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns, according to sources.

Malcolm Lee To Sign With 76ers

Malcolm Lee played two seasons with the Timberwolves through 2011-13.

Hasheem Thabeet Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Pistons

The Pistons will give Hasheem Thabeet an opportunity to make the team out of training camp.

Wizards Agree To Deal With Vander Blue

Vander Blue also worked out for the Spurs last week.

Joe Alexander Signs Training Camp Deal With Nuggets

Joe Alexander has signed a training camp contract with the Nuggets, a league source told RealGM.

Eric Bledsoe, Suns Make Significant Progress In Contract Talks

Eric Bledsoe and the Suns have made progress on a new contract this week.

Warriors Want To Sign Klay Thompson To Extension

Bob Myers preferred to keep the backcourt of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry intact.

Michael Beasley Signs With Grizzlies On Camp Deal

Michael Beasley spent several days working out for the Grizzlies this week and chose that offer due to the opportunity to make the roster as a backup power forward.

Tristan Thompson Seeking Extension Worth $11M Per Season

Tristan Thompson is represented by Rich Paul, who is also the agent of LeBron James.

Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon also had offers from the Spurs and in China.

Rasual Butler Reaches Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards

Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed contract with the Wizards, a league source told RealGM.

Bulls Re-Sign Nazr Mohammed

Nazr Mohammed saw action in 80 games (one start) and averaged 1.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 7.0 mpg last season.

A.J. Price Signs Camp Deal With Cavaliers

A.J. Price will attend training camp with the Cavaliers.

Marcus Williams To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets

Marcus Williams played collegiately at Arizona and was an MVP in China.
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