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Zoran Dragic Being Tracked By Multiple Teams

Zoran Dragic is being tracked by multiple NBA teams.

Dragic has played for Unicaja Malaga since the 12-13 season and is the younger brother of Goran Dragic.

Dragic went undrafted in 2011.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Miroslav Raduljica To Be Waived By Clippers

After being acquired in a three-player trade, Miroslav Raduljica will be waived by the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday morning, league sources told RealGM.

Raduljica had been prepared for a potential trade from the Milwaukee Bucks, and the team sent him and Carlos Delfino to the Clippers for Jarden Dudley and a first round pick. The Bucks received trade inquiries on Raduljica a season ago, deciding to reject them in order to keep him.

Raduljica, a Serbian seven-foot center, averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 48 games as an NBA rookie last season. He also shot 54 percent from the field and had a player efficiency rating of 15.3.

Raduljica, 26, has two years remaining on his contract: $1.5 million for next season and a non-guaranteed portion in 2015-16.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Rockets Unlikely To Acquire Ramon Sessions

The Houston Rockets have limited interest in Ramon Sessions.

Chances of the Rockets acquiring Sessions is "unlikely."

Houston currently has Patrick Beverley, Isaiah Canaan, Ish Smith and Troy Daniels in the point guard rotation.

Sessions played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets last season.

Via Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Mickael Gelabale Receiving Interest From FC Barcelona

Three-year NBA forward Mickael Gelabale is receiving interest on a possible deal with FC Barcelona, sources told RealGM.

FC Barcelona will be without two integral players next season, losing Kostas Papanikolaou to the Houston Rockets and Erazem Lorbek in a buyout agreement. The European powerhouse has Gelabale on a list of potential additions.

Lorbek’s NBA rights are owned by San Antonio, but the 6-foot-11, former Michigan State forward won’t join the Spurs this summer and will recover his body to full health before deciding on his next professional contract, a source told RealGM. Lorbek, 30, has already announced he’s unable to play in the World Cup for the Slovenian national team due to injury.

Gelabale averaged 5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 36 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2013. Some NBA teams planned to watch Gelabale perform for France in the World Cup.

Gelabale was a second round pick in 2005 to the then-Seattle SuperSonics, and played two seasons with the franchise and suffered an ACL injury that subsequently led him to the NBA Development League and overseas teams.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Leandro Barbosa Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors

Leandro Barbosa has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors for the veteran minimum.

Barbosa played 20 games last season with the Phoenix Suns.

Barbosa received initial interest from the MIami Heat as well.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Tarik Black Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Rockets

The Houston Rockets signed Tarik Black to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract, a league source told RealGM.

The Rockets announced the signing on Wednesday afternoon.

Black, a 6-foot-8 forward, played 13 games for Houston in the July summer league.

After three seasons at Memphis, Black transferred to the University of Kansas where he averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a senior. He went undrafted in June.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Joel Embiid Signs Rookie Deal With 76ers

Joel Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

"Officially signed my NBA contract today... I'm BLESSED!!!! The American Dream "Coming to America," Embiid posted on his verified Twitter account.

Embiid was the third pick in June's NBA draft and could miss the 2014-15 season.

 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hinkie: Acquiring 1st Round Pick Was Key To Trade For 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a first round pick along with Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

The 76ers will likely receive the pick, which originates from the Miami Heat, in 2015.

"There were several components [that were enticing] and one is the first-round pick held by Miami," Hinkie said in a conference call yesterday. "That's important. You don't see a lot of first-round picks changing hands these days. The players will be helpful, too. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had a fantastic career at UCLA. Early in his NBA career, he was an everyday lockdown defender. He's a versatile guy who could guard multiple positions.

"Alexey Shved, been around for 2 years and played at a high level in big games, a guy that we had paid attention to for many years before he joined Minnesota. He can both handle the ball and play off the ball."

Mbah a Moute is also expected to help as a mentor to Joel Embiid.

"Luc's relationship with Joel can only help," said Hinkie. "We're definitely in the mode of player development and Joel's a big part of that."

Via Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Doc Rivers, Clippers Agree Upon New Five-Year, $50M Contract

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Doc Rivers to a brand new five-year, $50 million contract through the 18-19 season.

Rivers signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Clippers in June of 2013 after the club agreed to a compensation deal with the Boston Celtics.

Rivers' future with the organization became unclear following the release of racist statements made by Donald Sterling. But the ownership transfer to Steve Ballmer triggered extension talks between the Clippers and Rivers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Wolves To Sign Brady Heslip To Camp Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Brady Heslip to a camp deal, according to a source.

The Wolves were impressed with Heslip's play in the Summer League.

Via Darren Wolfson/ESPN

Spurs Sign Josh Davis

Josh Davis went undrafted in June out of San Diego State.

Kevin Love Immediately Wanted To Play For Cavs After Call From LeBron

Kevin Love said Tuesday he currently has no plans to sign an extension with the Cavs, but plans on remaining long-term.

Damien Inglis Signs Multi-Year Deal With Bucks

Damien Inglis was the 31st overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

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

Toure' Murry's deal includes $250,000 in guaranteed money this season and is non-guaranteed for 15-16.

Thunder Trade Thabeet To 76ers To Create $1.25M TPE

Hasheem Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.

Clippers Trade Jared Dudley, 1st Round Pick To Bucks For Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica

The Clippers have traded Jared Dudley to the Bucks, according to a source.

Casey Prather, Earl Barron Sign Camp Deals With Suns

Casey Prather and Earl Barron have accepted training camp invitations with the Suns.

Agent: Zydrunas Ilgauskas Isn't Considering Comeback

Zydrunas Ilgauskas' agent, Herb Rudoy, told RealGM's Shams Charania that speculation on a comeback is a "false rumor."

Thanasis Antetokounmpo Turned Down Significant Money In Europe To Remain In D-League

Phil Jackson and Steve Mills have conveyed to Thanasis Antetokounmpo that he's in the Knicks' plans.

Cavs Attempting To Deal For Timofey Mozgov

The Cavaliers have been attempting to trade for Timofey Mozgov over the past six to eight weeks.

Gilbert Had Lengthy Meeting With Love Before Agreeing To Trade

The Cavaliers and Wolves reached agreement in principle weeks ago, but had to wait until Andrew Wiggins became eligible for a trade.

C.J. Fair To Sign Camp Deal With Pacers

C.J. Fair will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the Pacers, league sources told RealGM.

Emeka Okafor Receives Interest From Cavaliers, Heat

Emeka Okafor is unlikely to sign with a team until midseason as he continues to heal from a herniated disk.

Aron Baynes Exploring Deals In Europe, Still Hopes To Re-Sign With Spurs

Aron Baynes is searching for a contract worth $1.5 million Euros.

GM: Kobe Bryant Has 'Zero' Value On Trade Market Due To $48.5M Contract

Kobe Bryant’s plan is to retire in two years, though he says he reserves the right to change his mind.

Cavs Sign 2nd Rounder Dwight Powell

Dwight Powell averaged 14.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals during his senior season and was the Pac 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Hawks Re-Sign Shelvin Mack

Shelvin Mack averaged 7.5 points, 3.7 assists (second on the team) and 2.2 rebounds in 20.4 minutes while ranking seventh in the NBA in assist/turnover ratio (3.04).

Suns Made Last Ditch Bid For Love With Offer Of Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe has been seeking a five-year, $85 million max contract and would consider only a max deal in a sign-and-trade, which would be four years and $64 million.

Thunder Name Mark Daigneault Head Coach Of D-League Affiliate

Mark Daigneault joins the Thunder organization after spending the past four years working under Billy Donovan at Florida.

Hakim Warrick To Work Out For Spurs

Hakim Warrick will work out for the Spurs on Sept. 1.
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