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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

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Josh Davis to a multi-year contract.

Davis went undrafted in June out of San Diego State.

Davis will likely battle fellow camp signees JaMychal Green and Bryce Cotton for what might at best be one roster spot.

Via Mark Deeks/Hoop365

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

Kevin Love wanted to join the Cleveland Cavaliers immediately after he received a call from LeBron James about the possibility of playing together.

"LeBron signed to come back and a few hours later he called me and I said 'I'm in,' " Love said Tuesday at a news conference. "That had a lot to do with my decision. It means a lot to be a part of this organization ... everything in my entire life for the last six years had led me up to this opportunity."

 

Love said Tuesday he currently has no plans to sign an extension with the Cavs. Love signed a four-year, $61 million extension in 2012, but the 2016-17 season, worth $16.7 million, is a player option. Love is also not planning to pick up that option either and will play out the final year of his contract with the Cavs.

Love did say he plans to be with the team long-term.

"[An extension] hasn't been talked about," Love said. "I'm committed to this team and committed long term to the end goal, which is to win a championship."

The Cavaliers pursued Love even months before James re-signed.

"This is culmination of a year and a half of conversations to trade for [Love]," Cavs general manager David Griffin said. "This is a player that, quite frankly, fits us as well as any player could have. LeBron makes a great deal of these things possible by his presence alone. That piece had a great deal to do with Kevin's comfort with joining us. Hopefully we'll (have) him for a very long time."

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Damien Inglis Signs Multi-Year Deal With Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed the 31st selection of the 2014 NBA Draft, Damien Inglis, to a multi-year contract.

A native of Cayenne in French Guiana, Inglis played last season with Roanne as a rookie in France’s top league, Pro A, where he averaged 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 27 games. Inglis grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds vs. Strasbourg and scored in double figures in three straight games in December. He began his career at INSEP in France and averaged 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists over three seasons from 2010-13.

Inglis competed in the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit and has played for France in the U18, U17 and U16 European Championships.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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

The Utah Jazz have signed Toure' Murry to a two-year, $2 million deal.

The deal includes $250,000 in guaranteed money this season and is non-guaranteed for 15-16.

Murry went undrafted in 2012 out of Wichita State and spent last season with the New York Knicks.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers will absorb the contract of Thabeet to allow the Thunder to create a $1.25 million traded player exception.

Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

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

The Los Angeles Clippers have traded Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica, according to a source.

The Clippers will also trade a future first round draft pick to the Bucks.

Delfino will likely miss the entire 2014-15 season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Casey Prather, Earl Barron Sign Camp Deals With Suns

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

Prather and Barron are vying for roster spots as the Suns have 13 guaranteed contracts without the Eric Bledsoe situation being cleared up.

Prather played for Atlanta's NBA Summer League team, averaging 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds with 40 percent shooting in 20 minutes per game.

Barron, who played 12 games for the Suns early in the 2010-11 season, played in China and Lebanon last season.

Via Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Agent: Zydrunas Ilgauskas Isn't Considering Comeback

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has been retired for three seasons and the Cleveland Cavaliers retired his No. 11 last season, but he could be considering a comeback.

ESPN Cleveland radio host Tony Rizzo first talked about an Ilgauskas return on Sunday and reiterated the possiblity on Monday.

Ilgauskas and LeBron James have remained close friends and the Cavaliers have a clear need at center.

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

Via Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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.

Francisco Garcia Re-Signs With Rockets

Francisco Garcia will sign for one season at the veteran’s minimum, worth $1.32 million.

Carmelo: Leaving Knicks 'Was Close'

Carmelo Anthony decided to re-sign with the Knicks in July after strongly considering joining the Bulls.

Mavs, Bernard James Finalizing One-Year Contract

Bernard James has been with the Mavericks since the 12-13 season.

Wolves To Acquire Young From 76ers For Mbah a Moute, Shved, Miami's 1st Rounder

The Wolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Heat to the 76ers for Thaddeus Young.

Blazers Sign Darius Morris To Camp Contract

The Blazers have signed Darius Morris to a non-guaranteed camp contract.

Celtics Sign Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford To Camp Deals

The Celtics have signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to camp contracts.

Wolves May Keep Anthony Bennett

The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Anthony Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo Joining Knicks' D-League Affiliate After Considering Europe Deals

Thanasis Antetokounmpo has decided upon playing next season with the Knicks’ affiliate in Westchester, sources told RealGM.
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