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Celtics To Formally Complete Evan Turner Signing Before Camp

The Boston Celtics will complete and announce the signing of Evan Turner before training camp, according to a source.

Turner has not officially signed despite his reported deal for part of the midlevel exception in late July.

The Celtics have the limit of 20 players on the roster without Turner officially signed.

Via A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast SportsNet

Zoran Dragic On Verge Of Leaving Europe For NBA

Slovenia star Zoran Dragic is in advanced discussions to leave his European club, BC Unicaja, to sign with an NBA team, league sources told RealGM.

After the Slovenian national team’s elimination in the FIBA World Cup to Team USA last Tuesday, Dragic focused on reaching terms on a deal in the NBA and has made significant progress this week. As a skilled, polished player, Dragic has shown glimpses of NBA upside.

Dragic, 25, had 11 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes of action against the United States in the World Cup.

RealGM reported on Sept. 9 that Dragic was in talks on a possible deal with the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns have long maintained dialogue with Dragic, and they’ve been an obvious suitor due the relationship with the 6-foot-5 guard’s older brother, Goran Dragic.

Dragic holds a buyout for the NBA until Oct. 5 with Unicaja Malaga, but he’s set to make a decision much before the date.

In seven games in this year’s world championships, Dragic averaged 12.9 points, four rebounds and 1.3 assists. He scored nearly 11 points per game for Unicaja a season ago.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Denzel Bowles Close To Signing With Jilin Of China

Free agent center Denzel Bowles is closing on an agreement with Jilin of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.

Bowles worked out for Detroit this week, and the 6-foot-10 big man received a training camp invitation from the Pistons.

Bowles played for Jilin last season and had a workout for the Charlotte Bobcats upon his return. He averaged five points and 4.2 rebounds in the NBA Summer League in July with the Denver Nuggets.

Bowles, 25, split his college basketball at Texas A&M and James Madison, averaging 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds as a senior in the CAA conference.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Andray Blatche Signs $2.5M Deal With Xinjiang Guanghui

Andray Blatche has signed a one-year deal with Xinjiang Guanghui of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Blatche most recently was with the Brooklyn Nets.

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Blatche will sign a $2.5 million net deal. Blatche can rejoin the NBA in March.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ramon Sessions Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Kings

Ramon Sessions has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Kings are using their biannual exception to sign Sessions.

Sessions' deal is fully guaranteed with no options, according to a source that spoke with RealGM's Shams Charania.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jarell Eddie Agrees To Camp Deal With Hawks

Undrafted rookie forward Jarell Eddie has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

Out of Virginia Tech, Eddie reached a summer league agreement with the Washington Wizards after June's NBA draft.

Eddie mulled several training camp invitations -- including from the Wizards -- before informing the Hawks of his decision earlier in the week.

As a senior at Virginia Tech, the 6-foot-7 Eddie averaged 13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Wolves Offer Max Contract To Eric Bledsoe, Pushing For Sign-And-Trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns.

The Wolves are offering Bledsoe a four-year, $63 million max contract.

Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July.

Fox 10 in Phoenix earlier reported the Wolves had made a maximum contract offer to Bledsoe.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Shanghai Making Strong Push To Sign Aron Baynes

The Shanghai Sharks are making a strong push to sign Aron Baynes.

Baynes is currently a restricted free agent of the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs would retain Baynes' restricted free agent rights if he signs abroad.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Timberwolves Optimistic About Extension For Ricky Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have discussed a contract extension and the team is optimistic about a deal.

"I feel optimistic," Milt Newtons said. "Knowing Ricky the person, he wants to be here. Now we just have to deal with his agent. If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush.

"There some things we agree on, some things we don't agree on."

Rubio has until Oct. 31 to sign a new deal.

Via Jon Kkrawczynski/Associated Press

Lou Amundson Signs Camp Deal With Cavs

Lou Amundson has signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.

Amundson recently worked out for the Cavaliers.

Amundson most recently played for the Chicago Bulls.

Via Jorge Sierra/HoopsHype

Hamady Ndiaye Likely To Sign In China After Nets Void Deal

Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.

Miroslav Raduljica Signs Deal With Shandong Lions In China

Miroslav Raduljica has signed a one-year contract with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Mickael Pietrus Works Out For Kings

Mickael Pietrus remains on the workout trail.

Lorenzo Brown To Sign One-Year Deal With Pistons

Lorenzo Brown has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Pistons, a league source told RealGM.

Sources: Taj Gibson Not Too Thrilled To Continue Being Backup Forward

Taj Gibson privately isn't too thrilled about the prospect of continuing to be a reserve forward, according to sources.

Josh Akognon Signs With Foshan Of China

Josh Akognon has signed a contract with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.

Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.

Kings Agree Upon One-Year Guaranteed Deal With Ryan Hollins

Ryan Hollins most recently played for the Clippers.

Knicks Sign Orlando Sanchez

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have signed Orlando Sanchez to a camp deal.

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania that Gustavo Ayon is deciding over three formal offers.

Michael Beasley Working Out For Spurs

Michael Beasley had workouts for several teams this offseason.

Hamady N'Diaye Signs Camp Deal With Nets

Hamady N'Diaye will compete for the third center spot on the Nets' roster this season.

Dominique Wilkins Interested In Buying Hawks

Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Hawks.

Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Wolves

Glenn Robinson dropped to Flip Saunders and the Wolves at 40th overall after leaving Michigan as a sophomore.

Micheal Eric To Sign Deal With Bucks

Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Bucks, league sources told RealGM.

E'Twaun Moore Signs Two-Year Deal With Bulls

E’Twaun Moore has signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Bulls, a league source told RealGM.

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.

Morris Twins Told Teams Before 2011 Draft They'd Accept Less Money To Stay Together

Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Suns and then Marcus Morris was traded there in 2013.

Thompson 'Super Excited' Warriors Didn't Trade Him For Love

Klay Thompson preferred to stay with the Warriors.

Klay Thompson Prefers To Avoid Becoming Free Agent In 2015, Seeks Max Deal

Klay Thompson and the Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension.
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