Mar 03, 2014 11:56 AM EST
The Detroit Pistons denied a report from Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News that Isiah Thomas is a leading candidate to replace Joe Dumars as general manager of the club.
"He is not a candidate for any job with the Pistons," Mark Barnhill wrote about Thomas in an email to MLive. Barnhill is a spokesman for owner Tom Gores.
The Pistons are in danger of missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
Mar 03, 2014 11:46 AM EST
After his release by the Atlanta Hawks, Antawn Jamison is working out in Charlotte in hopes of being signed by a team.
Jamison signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason and was traded to the Hawks at the deadline.
Mar 03, 2014 11:44 AM EST
Dewayne Dedmon is expected to be offered a second 10-day contract by the Orlando Magic.
Dedmon previously was with the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers this season.
Mar 03, 2014 11:43 AM EST
After being released by the Sacramento Kings, Jimmer Fredette quickly signed with the Chicago Bulls.
Fredette played college ball at BYU, but the Utah Jazz never seriously considered pursuing him.
Mar 02, 2014 3:36 PM EST
The Phoenix Suns are far ahead of schedule in competing for a playoff spot this season, but the long-term plans of Ryan McDonough remain unchanged.
“Our long-term approach hasn’t changed,” said McDonough. “We’re trying to get great players, through the draft or trade or free agency, but in the short term I think we’re ahead of what most people thought we would be. If we can use things like our cap space to help solidify our team we’ll do that, but at the same time we’re happy with the group we have.”
The Suns stood pat at the deadline and could have as much as $25 million in cap space in the offseason.
“We’re trying to be patient and not do anything to jeopardize our cap space for long-term planning,” McDonough said. “We feel like we’re off to a good start. We have a good foundation to be successful with our financial flexibility, draft picks, and most importantly, with the ways our young guys have played and what they’ve shown. But we’ve still got a ways to go to get from pretty good to great — that championship level.”
Mar 02, 2014 1:57 PM EST
Justin Hamilton plans to sign a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, according to sources.
Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Hamilton was originally a second round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Mar 02, 2014 11:36 AM EST
The New York Knicks are expected to pursue a trade of Amar'e Stoudemire in the offseason before he enters the final season of his contract.
The Knicks hope they could exchange Stoudemire for the contract of an impact player on a bad contract, such as Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Expiring contracts have seemingly become less valuable under the NBA's current CBA.
Trading Stoudemire for a contract longer in length would also compromise the Knicks' plans for cap space in 2015.
Mar 01, 2014 6:53 PM EST
Tom Gores is seriously discussing whether to shake up the Detroit Pistons' front office after the season and could consider hiring Isiah Thomas as a lead decision-maker to replace Joe Dumars, according to a report citing sources.
“Gores is definitely looking at Isiah to replace Joe,” one source said.
The Pistons fired Maurice Cheeks in February and have fired eight coaches since 2000 under Dumars.
Thomas' familiarity with Mike Woodson could allow the Pistons to be a potential landing spot if the coach is fired by the New York Knicks at season's end.
Mar 01, 2014 5:21 PM EST
Jimmer Fredette has cleared waivers following his release by the Sacramento Kings to become an unrestricted free agent.
Fredette officially signed with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.
Mar 01, 2014 1:53 PM EST
Free agent center Shavlik Randolph has signed with the Phoenix Suns for the rest of the season, with a team option for 2014-15, his agent, Joel Bell, told RealGM.
Randolph had been with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association this season, averaging 22.3 points and 12.3 rebounds.
To create roster space, the Suns released Slava Kravtsov.
Undrafted in 2005, Randolph bounced around in the NBA and overseas after spending his first three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has also played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. He was a productive reserve for the Celtics a season ago, scoring 4.2 points and grabbing 4.4 rebounds a night in 16 games.
Randolph, 30, has played six NBA seasons.
Jarvis Varnado was named a D-League All-Star for the Iowa Energy.
Brandon Jennings still cannot believe Maurice Cheeks was let go 50 games into the season.
The Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross with the picks that came as a result of their record.
Keith Bogans has appeared in only six games this season.
Caron Butler has agreed to sign with the Thunder.
Danny Granger has decided to sign with the Clippers.
Feb 27, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
A deal is not complete but there is serious mutual interest between the Bulls and Jimmer Fredette.
Chris Babb is expected to sign the deal on Friday or Saturday.
Ben Gordon and the Bobcats continue dialogue on a buyout.
Feb 27, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Jimmer Fredette will be waived by the Kings.
Danny Granger is expected to sign with the Clippers or Spurs.
The Knicks has signed guard Shannon Brown and Earl Clark to 10-day contracts.
Dexter Pittman was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 22.
Carmelo Anthony will be a free agent this offseason and was asked on Thursday how the Knicks' disappointing 13-14 season will factor into his decision.
Jason Collins' first 10-day contract expires early next week.
The Thunder, Heat, Spurs and Bulls will pursue Caron Butler.
Feb 26, 2014 | Steve Marsh/GQ
Kevin Love went to UCLA and is currently dating an actress from California, which has made people connect the Lakers' max cap space in 2015 to him.
LeBron James will likely become a free agent this offseason, but the experience has been easier than the 09-10 season when he was with the Cavaliers.
Feb 26, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Grizzlies are in need of depth at point guard.
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Danny Granger and the 76ers agreed to a buyout on Wednesday.
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