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Knicks Consider Cutting Travis Outlaw To Keep Travis Wear

The New York Knicks are strongly considering parting ways with Travis Outlaw, according to sources.

Outlaw is owed $3 million this season. If the Knicks released him, they would still owe him his full salary.

Travis Wear could be kept if the Knicks part with Outlaw to create an open roster spot.

Wear, whom the Knicks signed to a non-guaranteed deal, impressed the team in training camp and the preseason.

Via Ian Begley/ESPN

Warriors' Lack Of Max Extension Offer Frustrates Thompson's Camp

Klay Thompson's camp is frustrated that the Golden State Warriors have not offered a maximum contract in their ongoing extension talks, according to sources.

Thompson and the Warriors face Friday's nearing extension deadline.

Joe Lacob has yet to become comfortable offering Thompson a maximum deal, sources said.

A source close to Thompson said any offer shy of a max would be "absurd" considering his improvement and the influx of money to come to NBA teams from the next television contract.

Thompson averaged 18.4 points, 2.8 3-pointers, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game last season.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Malcolm Thomas Agrees To Deal With 76ers

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

Thomas will be a part of the 76ers' 15-man roster on opening night.

Thomas played eight games in stops with the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Waive Jabari Brown, Roscoe Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Jabari Brown and Roscoe Smith.

Brown scored five points in 22 minutes across four preseason games.

Smith averaged 3.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in seven preseason games while shooting 45 percent from the field.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cavaliers Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Dion Waiters

The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters.

Waiters owns career averages of 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.2 minutes per game in 131 games (72 starts) in his two seasons with the Cavaliers.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Earl Barron Waived By Suns

The Phoenix Suns have waived center Earl Barron.

A seven-year NBA veteran, Barron signed with the Suns on Sept. 26. In six preseason appearances, Barron averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.

The Suns' roster now stands at 15 players.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Wolves Waive Brady Heslip

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Brady Heslip.

The Wolves roster now stands at 16 players.

Heslip, 24, appeared in four preseason games for the Wolves, tallying five points, two steals and one rebound in nine minutes of play. The 6-2 guard saw action in five games (two starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, shooting 61.1% from the field and 70.0% from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Waive Langston Galloway, Jordan Vandenberg

The New York Knicks have waived guard Langston Galloway and center Jordan Vandenberg.

Galloway, 6-2, 200-pounds, was signed on Sep. 9 and averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 assists over 6.1 minutes in three preseason games.

Vandenberg, 7-1, 245-pounds, signed as a free agent on Oct. 23 and did not appear in a preseason game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cavs Waive Shane Edwards

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Shane Edwards.

The Cavs roster now stands at 15.

Edwards appeared in six preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs Waive JaMychal Green, Edwin, Vaden

The San Antonio Spurs have waived JaMychal Green, Fuquan Edwin and Robert Vaden.

Edwin and Vaden were just signed on Friday, but did not participate in the Spurs’ preseason finale against the Houston Rockets.

The Spurs' roster now stands at 15 heading into the regular season.

Via Paul Garcia/Project Spurs

Justin Holiday Earns Warriors' Final Roster Spot

Justin Holiday was a standout for the Warriors' Summer League team this offseason.

Blazers Waive Diante Garrett, Darius Morris

The Blazers have waived Diante Garrett and Darius Morris.

Nets Waive Casper Ware

Casper Ware was acquired in this week's trade with the 76ers and was on a non-guaranteed contract.

Raptors Waive Will Cherry, Jordan Hamilton

The Raptors have waived Will Cherry and Jordan Hamilton.

Kenyon Martin Meets With Rockets

Kenyon Martin also participated in basketball activities on Friday, giving some Rockets players the impression that he still intended to play this season, sources said.

Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Lance Thomas Makes Thunder's Season Roster As Jenkins, Zanna, Solomon Waived

Lance Thomas has been informed he will make the Thunderís regular season, 15-man roster, league sources told RealGM on Friday.

Knicks Waive Didier Mbenga, Orlando Sanchez

The Knicks have waived center Didier Mbenga and forward Orlando Sanchez.

Nets Exercise Options On Mason Plumlee, Sergey Karasev

Mason Plumlee and Sergey Karasev will remain under contract through at least the 2015-16 season.

Monta Ellis Hopes To Spend Rest Of Career With Mavs

Monta Ellis has the ability to opt out of his contract with the Mavericks after this season

Celtics Claim Jarell Eddie Off Free Agent Waivers

The Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM.

Spurs Waive Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis

San Antonioís roster now stands at 16 after waiving Bryce Cotton and Josh Davis.

Michael Carter-Williams Targets Return From Shoulder Injury On Nov. 13

Michael Carter-Williams has been out since May after surgery on his right shoulder.

Nets Waive Willie Reed

Willie Reed posted averages of 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason contests.

Josh Powell Waived By Rockets

Josh Powell has been waived by the Rockets, league sources told RealGM.

Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams

The Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams.

Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

The Nuggets informed Quincy Miller of the organizationís plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.

Nikola Vucevic, Magic Agree Upon Four-Year, $54M Extension

RealGM's Shams Charania reports that Nikola Vucevic's deal is fully guaranteed with no option seasons.

Wizards May Sign John Lucas III

John Lucas III would give the Wizards veteran depth in the backcourt.

Wolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

Kyrylo Fesenko played in just one preseason game for the Wolves.
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