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Jeffery Taylor Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge

Jeffery Taylor was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Taylor is currently a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

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

His bond was set at $5000.


Nets Sign Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward/center Willie Reed, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

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. 

Undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft out of St. Louis University, Reed was selected in the second round (30th overall) of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Springfield Armor.

Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron Admits 'Greater Chance' He Stayed With Heat If They Won 13-14 Championship

LeBron James admitted in an interview with Rachel Nichols on CNN's "Unguarded" that he was more likely to stay with the Miami Heat if they had won the 2014 NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs.

James left the Heat to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers in July's free agency.

"It's a greater chance, for sure," James said. "It would be hard to leave back-to-back-to-back championships and try to go for four. But obviously you really can't live and think of what may have happened. I've always been a person kind of live in the moment."

James also discussed the conversation he had with Dan Gilbert before re-signing with Cleveland.

"It was a straightforward conversation. It was no beating around the bush," James said. "He basically said, 'No matter what decision you make, we wanted to clear the air to where if we see each other in public or we see each other wherever, if I'm competing against you, we can always shake each other's hands and look at the fun times that we had instead of focusing on the one night."

Via Rachel Nichols/CNN Unguarded

Lawrence Frank To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Lawrence Frank has agreed to a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets and will join the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Frank was previously a member of Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Boston Celtics.

Via Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

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

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

Dragic decided last weekend to leave his European club, BC Unicaja Malaga, for the NBA, and the 6-foot-5 shooting guard had worked on negotiations with the Suns in recent days. The two sides agreed upon final terms of Dragic's new deal on Thursday afternoon.

Dragic will join his brother, Goran Dragic, in the NBA with the Suns.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jamil Wilson To Sign With Suns

Undrafted free-agent forward Jamil Wilson has agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Suns, a league source told RealGM.

Wilson, 23, played his college basketball for one season at Oregon and his final three at Marquette. He averaged 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds as a senior.

After going unselected in the June NBA Draft, Wilson went to summer league with the Washington Wizards.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Dexter Pittman Reaches Deal With Hawks

Free agent center Dexter Pittman has reached an agreement on a training camp contract with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told RealGM.

Pittman registered two regular-season games for Atlanta last season. The 6-foot-11 big man had gone to the Chicago Bulls’ training camp, and spent most of the year in the NBA D-League with Austin.

Pittman was part of the Miami Heat's NBA championship team in 2012.

As a second round pick to the Heat in 2010 out of the University of Texas, Pittman has averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in his four NBA seasons.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

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

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

Bledose was a restricted free agent.

There are no options in the deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Charlie Westbrook Signs Deal With Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket

Free agent Charlie Westbrook has signed a contract with Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket in France, a source told RealGM.

Westbrook went to training camp with the Miami Heat, averaging 2.5 points in four preseason games, and then spent the season with Austin and Sioux Falls in the NBA Development League.

Westbrook played his final two collegiate seasons at South Dakota. As a senior, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 18.7 points and nearly four rebounds per game.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Malcolm Lee To Sign With 76ers

Malcolm Lee has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources.

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

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Warriors Unclear On Jermaine O'Neal After Gauging Interest

Bob Myers recently talked to Jermaine O'Neal about his playing future but did not get a sense for the veteran center's standing.

Josh Harrellson Signs With Chongqing Flying Dragons

Josh Harrellson played for the Detroit Pistons last season.

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.

Ray Allen Still Undecided On Playing Future; Wizards Among Teams 'Periodically' Reaching Out

The Wizards are "periodically" checking in on Ray Allen.

A.J. Price Signs Camp Deal With Cavaliers

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

Blake Griffin Surprised Clippers Sold For $2 Billion

Blake Griffin also discussed how Donald Sterling used to bring women inside the Clippers' locker room after games.

Marcus Williams To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets

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

Ainge Undecided On Celtics' Plan With Rondo

Danny Ainge is not sure what the Celtics will ultimately decide to do with Rajon Rondo, who can become a free agent in 2015.

Bledsoe's Free Agency Serving As Test Case For Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson has made it clear that he desires a starting role, while also suggesting that he seeks the salary that comes along with that.

Celtics To Formally Complete Evan Turner Signing Before Camp

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

Zoran Dragic On Verge Of Leaving Europe For NBA

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