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Dominique Wilkins Interested In Buying Hawks

Dominique Wilkins has an interest in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks.

Wilkins declined to say whether he was one of the six current prospective buyers.

It was released in a briefing on Tuesday that Wilkins will get a statue outside Philips Arena on March 6, 2015.

Via Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Wolves

Glenn Robinson III has reached agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a guaranteed contract.

The Wolves had to deal with a long process to sign Robinson due to the upheaval of their roster this summer.

Robinson flew to Minneapolis to sign an agreement on Monday and planned to begin preparations with the Wolves for the start of training camp later this month.

Robinson dropped to 40th overall after leaving Michigan as a sophomore.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Micheal Eric To Sign Deal With Bucks

Free agent center-forward Micheal Eric has agreed to a minimum salary deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told RealGM.

Eric, a 6-foot-10 big man who went undrafted in 2012 out of Temple University, has previously signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will go to training camp with the Bucks.

In his senior season at Temple, Eric averaged nine points, nearly nine rebounds and two blocks per game.

Eric, 26, spent part of last season with the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

E'Twaun Moore Signs Two-Year Deal With Bulls

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

The first season of Moore’s new contract will be 50 percent guaranteed, with a date in next July to determine his guarantee for the 2015-16 season, a source said.

After spending two consecutive seasons with the Orlando Magic, Moore became an unrestricted free agent and had been mulling offers for his next team. The Bulls fit Moore in his ability to score and shoot, and he’s comfortable near his hometown.

Moore, 25, averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season. The 6-foot-4 two-guard is a career 35 percent three-point shooter.

Moore was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. He spent one season with the Celtics before signing with the Magic as a free agent in 2012.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

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

Ingles drew interest from the NBA with his play in the 2012 Olympics and also had some big games in the World Cup this year.

The wing was most recently with Maccabi Tel Aviv and previously played for Barcelona.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Phoenix Suns after being selected 13th overall in 2011, while Marcus Morris went to the Houston Rockets at 14th.

Marcus Morris was traded to the Suns in February of 2013.

The twin brothers are now eligible for contract extensions.

Sources say they told teams before the 2011 NBA Draft that they would take less money to stay together.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

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

Klay Thompson was involved in trade speculation with the Minnesota Timberwovles and Kevin Love, but preferred to stay with the Golden State Warriors.

"I'm super excited to be back," Thompson said. "I love the Bay Area. I love the Warriors, the fans. I just love our team.

"I wasn't really pissed. I was more just worried about being traded, just because I'm so comfortable in the Bay. I think that's natural for anybody (to not want to) just get up and move. I mean it wouldn't have been the end of the world, but it's a business, and I'm still playing ball for a living.

"I was more happy when they showed faith in me that they didn't want to budge and trade me for a guy (in Love) who's a multiple all-NBA guy and a proven All-Star. I thought that was really cool that the Warriors believed in my potential."

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

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

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension. Faliure to reach a deal would lead to Thompson becoming a restricted free agent in 2015, a scenario he and his agent prefer to avoid.

Bill Duffy is widely known to be demanding a maximum deal for Thompson and sees the shooting guard as the best two-guard in the NBA.

"I don't want (Los Angeles Lakers star) Kobe Bryant to go crazy, but there's some uncertainty as to who he is right now (because of injuries that limited him to six games last season)," Duffy said. "But I think Klay Thompson right now is the top two-way, two-guard in basketball. I think when you look at his body of work, when you look at what he accomplished guarding point guards on a regular basis (last season), I think it's pretty clear."

Thompson last season posted career highs in points (18.4 per game), field-goal percentage (44.4%) and three-point percentage (41.7%), and he typically guarded the opposing team's best perimeter player. Thompson followed the NBA season by averaging 12.7 points per game for Team USA.

Joe Lacob did not discuss a possible extension for Thompson but made it clear that he is seen as a major priority.

"We love Klay," Lacob said in an e-mail. "He is clearly an integral part of our team and our future. I remember sitting courtside at Stanford Pac-12 games watching Klay at (Washington State) for three years. I thought he could be a prototype big shooting guard in the NBA and we targeted him in the draft and were ecstatic to be able to draft him at (No.) 11 in the first round.

"We traded an excellent guard freeing up a starting spot for him and, as is known, despite many requests from other teams over the last few years, we have continued to bet on his continued development. We are very proud that he is a Warrior and also of his major contribution on this year's USA Basketball team. We are looking forward to a great year for Klay, the Splash Brothers and the Warriors."

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Deron Williams: Haven't Spoken To Jason Kidd Since He Left Nets

Deron Williams said Monday that he has not spoken to Jason Kidd since Kidd left the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks in July.

Williams and Kidd had a close relationship at one point.

Kidd spent one season as Nets' coach.

Via Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Spurs Open To Sign-And-Trade Deal For Ayon Baynes

The San Antonio Spurs are open to signing-and-trading Aron Baynes, according to source.

Baynes is coming off a strong World Cup for Australia.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Wizards Finalizing Contract With Xavier Silas

Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Wizards, league sources told RealGM.

Mario Chalmers Didn't Expect Heat To Re-Sign Him

Mario Chalmers did not expect to return to the Heat as a free agent.

Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM.

Lou Amundson Works Out For Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are one of the teams Lou Amundson is considering signing with on a camp deal.

Ricky Rubio 'Loyal' To Wolves As Sides Discuss Extension

Ricky Rubio's agent and the Timberwolves have discussed a contract extension for the point guard.

JaKarr Sampson Signs Three-Year Deal With 76ers

JaKarr Sampson played for the 76ers in the July NBA summer league.

Heat Sign Khem Birch

Khem Birch averaged 5.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.17 blocks and 19.3 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the field in Summer League.

Earl Clark Agrees To Camp Deal With Grizzlies

Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, according to sources.

Kevin Garnett Still Hasn't Informed Nets If He'll Play In 14-15

Kevin Garnett has one season and $12 million remaining on his contract.

Milos Teodosic Would Seek $3M+ Annually To Come To NBA

Milos Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos.

Danny Ferry's Leave From Hawks Expected To Become Permanent

Danny Ferry's "leave of absence" as general manager of the Hawks will almost assuredly become permanent.

Lakers Work Out Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler, James Nunnally

Pooh Jeter is currently signed to a deal overseas, while Ronnie Price, Wayne Elliington, Jeremy Tyler and James Nunnally are NBA free agents.

Tobias Harris Hopeful To Reach Contract Extension With Magic

Tobias Harris is confident in his fit with the Magic.

Devon Collier To Sign With Bnei Herzliya After Declining NBA Camp Deal

Devon Collier has passed on an invitation to NBA training camp to sign a deal with Bnei Herzliya in Israel, sources told RealGM.

Jim Dolan Spending Less Time Around Knicks, Not Involved In Free Agency

Jim Dolan says he has taken a step back as owner of the Knicks.

Danny Ferry Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence From Hawks

Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence as general manager of the Hawks, the team announced Friday.

Kenneth Faried Noticing Increased Respect From Team USA Play

Kenneth Faried said he is not concerned about his contractual status but will focus on it once he is finished with Team USA.

Delonte West Agrees To One-Year Deal With Shanghai Sharks

Delonte West played for the Clippers in the NBA Summer League this July.

Chris Crawford Signs Two-Year Deal With Cavaliers

Chris Crawford signed a two-year contract with the Cavaliers, including partial guarantees, league sources told RealGM.

Jerome Jordan Signs With Nets

Jerome Jordan spent last season with Virtus Bologna in the Italian League.
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