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Knicks To Sign Lance Thomas For Remainder Of Season

Jan 29, 2015 2:10 PM

The New York Knicks will sign Lance Thomas to a contract for the remainder of the season when his current 10-day deal expires.

Thomas was originally acquired via trade in early January and was then waived. Thomas has been on two 10-day contracts with the Knicks.

Thomas has averaged 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 25.8 minutes per game in six appearances with the Knicks.

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Tags: Lance Thomas, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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James Michael McAdoo Returning To D-League

Jan 29, 2015 11:42 AM

James Michael McAdoo will return to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League when his 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors expires.

McAdoo has averaged 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.5 minutes over three games with the Warriors.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

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Kenyon Martin, Bucks Sign Contract For Remainder Of Season

Jan 29, 2015 11:38 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward/center Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

Martin has appeared in eight games for the Bucks this season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game. Martin signed his initial 10-day contract with the Bucks on Jan. 9, and was signed to a second 10-day deal on Jan. 19.

RealGM's Shams Charnia first reported that Martin and the Bucks had agreed on a deal for the remainder of the season.

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Tags: Kenyon Martin, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lou Amundson Agrees To Sign With Knicks For Remainder Of Season

Jan 29, 2015 11:14 AM

The New York Knicks have reached agreement with Lou Amundson on a deal for the remainder of the season, a league source told RealGM.

Amundson has been on two 10-day contracts with the Knicks.

The Knicks acquired Amundson in a trade earlier this month with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder before he was waived.

Amundson has averaged 4.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in 23.2 minutes over six games with the Knicks, supplying Derek Fisher's lineup with energy and a mindset formed by several postseason runs over his NBA career.

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Kevin Durant Willing To Consider Knicks In 2016

Jan 29, 2015 11:01 AM

The New York Knicks will be in play for Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent in 2016.

“No question about it,” says a person close to Durant. “Kevin loves Carmelo (Anthony). It could work in New York. But never rule out the Thunder.”

Durant is also close to Derek Fisher, a former teammate with the Thunder.

 

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Kevin Durant, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marc Gasol Prioritizes Winning Championship For Free Agency Decision

Jan 29, 2015 1:00 AM

Pau Gasol believes his brother Marc will prioritize a winning situation when he makes his free agency decision in July. Marc Gasol will be an unrestricted free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies.

"Marc wants to win a championship," Pau said. "That's what he's looking for. That's what's most important to him. I don't know if you think the Lakers will be in a position to win a championship next year or not.

"But he knows what he'll be looking for as a free agent—or maybe he'll stay in Memphis because they have built a very good team already there with some very good pieces. He'll know what he wants, and he will be ready to make his decision."

Pau offered little reason to believe the Los Angeles Lakers will be on Marc's wish list.

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Report: Thunder Had Deal Close To Send Reggie Jackson To Nuggets

Jan 29, 2015 12:53 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder were close to trading Reggie Jackson to the Denver Nuggets, according to a source.

Jackson is reportedly expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Tyler Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Heat

Jan 28, 2015 1:30 PM

The Miami Heat have called up Tyler Johnson on a 10-day contract, league sources tell RealGM.

Johnson comes from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 15 games.

Johnson was on a 10-day contract with the Heat earlier this month.

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Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Jan 28, 2015 1:19 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 10-day contract.  Johnson becomes the NBA’s 24th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 22nd different player to be called up.  

The 24-year-old Johnson (6-6, 201, Dayton) appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He scored in double figures on 13 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in eight games, including one 30-point contest. He started the 2014-15 season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes while scoring in double figures twice in nine games (two starts), before being waived on Nov. 15. 

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Spurs Sign Reggie Williams To 10-Day Contract

Jan 28, 2015 12:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Reggie Williams of the Oklahoma City Blue to a 10-day contract.

Williams has appeared in 13 games this season for the Blue of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.08 steals in 31.9 minutes. He has also spent time in the D-League with the Blue in 2013-14 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2009-10. In 69 career D-League games, he has averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists in 37.7 minutes.

In the NBA, the Virginia native has suited up for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2013-14), Charlotte Hornets (2011-13) and the Golden State Warriors (2009-11). In 180 total games, he has averaged 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.7 minutes.

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Wizards Show Interest In Will Bynum
The Wizards have expressed interest on Will Bynum in the Chinese Basketball Association, league sources told RealGM.

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Raptors Won't Trade Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross is not currently starting for the Raptors.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Bucks Plan To Sign Jorge Gutierrez To 10-Day Contract
Jorge Gutierrez played for Jason Kidd last season on the Nets.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Pistons Considering Trade For Norris Cole
The Pistons are considering a trade with the Heat for Norris Cole following the season-ending injury to Brandon Jennings.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

K.J. McDaniels Receiving Strong Consideration For Rising Stars Game Despite New Format Narrowing Roster
K.J. McDaniels has performed well enough to receive serious consideration for the NBA’s Rising Stars game during the All-Star Weekend.

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JaMychal Green, Spurs Unable To Agree Upon New Deal
JaMychal Green was on a 10-day contract with the Spurs after they cut Austin Daye.

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Langston Galloway, Knicks Agree Upon Two-Year Contract
Langston Galloway's deal is partially guaranteed for next season, a league source tells RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Timberwolves Plan To Sign Lorenzo Brown On 10-Day Contract
Lorenzo Brown has played for the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bucks, Hornets, 76ers Interested In Gary Talton, D-League's Assists Leader
Gary Talton has averaged 13.2 points, 10.2 assists and 40.6 percent three-point shooting this season for Fort Wayne.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Langston Galloway, Knicks In Talks On Deal
Multiple NBA teams are prepared to engage with Langston Galloway should he become a free agent, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Nets Evaluating Lionel Hollins
Lionel Hollins is in the first season of a four-year deal worth more than $20 million.

Marc Stein, Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets
The Nets have been pursuing a trade of Brook Lopez.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers Remain Interested In Nate Robinson, Pursuing Other Deals First
Nate Robinson previously played for Doc Rivers when both were with the Celtics.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

76ers Sign Larry Drew II To 2nd 10-Day Contrat
In six games played since joining the Sixers, Larry Drew II is averaging five points and four assists in nearly 19 minutes per game.

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Kobe Bryant Considered Joining Michael Jordan With Wizards
Kobe Bryant informed Michael Jordan several times he wanted to play for the Wizards.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

Paxson Refutes Van Gundy's Comments On Bulls Leaking Stories To Undermine Thibodeau
Jeff Van Gundy accused Bulls management of trying to undermine Tom Thibodeau by leaking disparaging stories.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Mavericks Confident About Signing Jermaine O'Neal By All-Star Break
The Mavericks are confident that they are moving closer to signing Jermaine O'Neal, according to sources.

Tim MacMahon, Marc Stein/ESPN

Nets, Hornets Discuss Trade Involving Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson
Michael Jordan has been intrigued with the possibility of Joe Johnson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Quincy Miller To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Kings
Quincy Miller was leading the NBA Development League with 26.3 points 3.7 blocks per game when the Kings signed him.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Goran Dragic To Give Every Team An Equal Opportunity In Free Agency
Goran Dragic said he has not given more specific thought to his decision, preferring to focus on the season.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle