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Spurs Sign JaMychal Green To Two-Year, Partially Guaranteed Deal

JaMychal Green signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, a league source told RealGM.

The Spurs announced the signing of Green in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

Green, a 6-foot-9 forward who went undrafted in 2012, played for the Spurs’ summer league entry in Las Vegas this year. In six games, Green averaged 7.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor.

Green was part of the Spurs’ organization in 2012, when the team signed him to an undrafted free-agent deal after his participation in summer league. He also played for the Spurs’ Development League affiliate in Austin.

Green, a four-year player at the University of Alabama, played last season in the French Pro A League for Roanne, averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds in 22.1 minutes in 25 games while shooting .530 (122-230) from the field.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Knicks Acquire Acy, Outlaw From Kings For Ellington, Tyler, 2nd Round Pick

The New York Knicks have acquired Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Sacramento Kings for Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and a 2016 second round pick, according to two sources.

The pick rights were a removal of the 31-37 protection.

The Kings are expected to release Tyler and use the stretch provision on Ellington.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Pistons, Greg Monroe Negotiations Stall After $60M Offer

The Detroit Pistons have moved from the initial five-year, $60-million offer to Greg Monroe, and an offer that’s slightly better than the four-year, $54-million deal that Josh Smith signed last summer is on the table.

The two sides have yet to agree on a deal and negotiations are not ongoing.

Monroe could still accept the qualifying offer of $5.4 million. Deadline for the qualifying offer is Oct. 1.

Via Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Cavs Meet With Billups For Potential Front Office Role Or Player Contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers met with Chauncey Billups.

Billups only visited and a front office role or player contract could form down the line.

No agreement is imminent.

Billups played with the Detroit Pistons last season.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Aaron Craft Signs One-Year, Partially Guaranteed Deal With Warriors

Aaron Craft signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday after playing for their NBA Summer League team, according to his agent.

Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games for the Warriors last month, earning high praise from coach Steve Kerr, a longtime admirer.

Craft played his college basketball at Ohio State.

Via Diamond Leung/Bay Area News Group

Tyler Johnson Reaches Deal With Heat

Undrafted rookie Tyler Johnson has reached an agreement on a free agent contract with the Miami Heat, a league source told RealGM.

In an impressive Summer League display in which he exhibited his athleticism, defense and growing offensive game, Johnson averaged 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and two assists for Miami. The 6-foot-4 guard also shot 52 percent from the field on just over eight shots per game.

Johnson scored nearly 16 points a game as a senior at Fresno State last season, and he went unselected in the June NBA draft.

Johnson, 21, had significant overseas offers, too, deciding to go with the Heat’s deal with an opportunity to make the regular season roster.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Knicks Trying To Clear Roster Spot By Trading Ellington, Prigioni

The New York Knicks are attempting to trade Wayne Ellington and Pablo Prigioni to create a roster spot. 

The Knicks have been unsuccessful in trading Ellington on his own, so they've moved on in their efforts by attaching Prigioni.

Prigioni is well-liked by the Knicks, but need to attach a more valued asset.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

MarShon Brooks Moving Toward Deal With Olimpia Milano

Unrestricted free agent MarShon Brooks is progressing toward finalizing contract terms with Olimpia Milano Armani of the European League, a source told RealGM.

Brooks had been in dialogue with NBA teams before advancing in negotiations with Olimpia Milano on Tuesday night. For Brooks, the Italian club holds great appeal for its financial stability and opportunity to play significant minutes in a supreme overseas league.

Brooks previously received interest from the Indiana Pacers this offseason.

Brooks finished this past season with the Los Angeles Lakers after previously playing for both the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. Brooks was traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Celtics last July.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

LeBron Has First Face-To-Face Meeting With Blatt, Cavs' Management

LeBron James had his first face-to-face meeting with David Blatt and Cleveland Cavaliers' management on Tuesday as he prepared for the upcoming season, according to sources.

James has been busy on promotional events in Brazil and China while also shooting a movie in New York.

The Cavs' management saw a thinner James when they hosted him at the team's training facility. James has been focused on cutting his weight since the end of the NBA Finals by reducing carbs and has lost more than 10 pounds.

James has actively recruited free agents for the Cavaliers, successfully bringing over Mike Miller and James Jones. He is also in touch with Kevin Love, Shawn Marion and Ray Allen.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Shawn Marion Receiving Strong Push From Pacers As He Schedules More Meetings

Shawn Marion, the best unrestricted free agent on the market, has received inquries from the Indiana Pacers and a strong push on a potential deal with the franchise, a league source told RealGM.

Marion spent a half-day in Cleveland to meet with the Cavaliers on Monday, and he remains intrigued about the opportunity to join LeBron James and possibly Kevin Love – even on a veteran-minimum contract.

Marion has since left Cleveland and is scheduling further meetings with NBA teams, a source said.

The Pacers had reached out to Marion early in free agency, before signing C.J. Miles and Rodney Stuckey. In the wake of Paul George’s injury, Indiana has turned its attention to replenishing the wing position and several veteran scorers remain available, including Jordan Hamilton and Jordan Crawford.

For five seasons, Marion stabilized the Dallas Mavericks with a high-energy, durable and productive starting small forward – signified in the 2011 championship. The 36-year-old averaged 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 76 games last season.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Becky Hammon Hired By Spurs As Assistant Coach

A six-time WNBA All-Star, Becky Hammon has spent the last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars.

Anthony Bennett Could Be Traded To 76ers As Part Of Love Deal

Anthony Bennett could be traded to the 76ers as part of the long anticipated Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love trade.

Cavs, Wolves Have 'Handshake' Deal In Place On Love, Wiggins Trade

The Cavaliers and Wolves have a "handshake" deal in place on a trade of Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Suns Open To Negotiating Upon 'Fair Offer' To Eric Bledsoe

Robert Sarver believes the Suns have made a "fair offer" to Eric Bledsoe in unrestricted free agency.

Shawn Marion Meets With Cavaliers

Shawn Marion met with the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Monday, according to sources.

Keith Appling Signs Camp Deal With Lakers

Sources tell RealGM that Keith Appling has signed a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Lakers.

Hawks Hire Neven Spahija As Assistant Coach

Neven Spahija was most recently head coach of Cibona Zagreb (Croatia) last season.

Reinsdorf Moves On From Reports Of Friction Between Rose, Bulls

Derrick Rose spoke to ESPN and shot down notions of ill feelings between the two sides.

Larry Drew Moving Towards Deal To Join Cavs' Coaching Staff

Larry Drew is moving toward joining the coaching staff of David Blatt with the Cavaliers.

Andrew Wiggins Not Bothered By Trade Reports

Andrew Wiggins said he just wants to play for a franchise that wants him.

Ray Allen Not Rushing Into Decision On Playing Future

Ray Allen knows he is wanted in NBA free agency but is not rushing into a decision on his playing future.

Pacers Expressing Interest In MarShon Brooks

The Pacers have MarShon Brooks on a short list of free agent possibilities, league sources told RealGM.

Sam Cassell Leaving Wizards To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Sam Cassell became an assistant with the Wizards in 2009.

Timberwolves Expect To Execute Kevin Love Deal By Aug. 23-24

The Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

Mike Scott Agrees Upon Three-Year, $10M Deal With Hawks

Mike Scott has agreed upon a three-year, $10 million deal to re-sign with the Hawks.

Celtics, Mavericks Were Also Interested In Bruno Caboclo

Bruno Caboclo showed flashes of his potential during Summer League and will be on the Raptors' roster next season.

Tibor Pleiss To Sign With Barcelona, Likely To Join Thunder In 2015

Tibor Pleiss had played for Laboral Kutxa since 2012 and was the 31st overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft when he was with Brose Baskets.

Tony Parker Signs Three-Year, $45M Extension With Spurs

Tony Parker has signed a contract extension with the Spurs.

Wade Supportive Of LeBron's Decision To Leave Heat For Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade admitted he knew of LeBron James' decision before the official announcement in Sports Illustrated.

Ujiri: Luckily For Raptors Kyle Lowry To Knicks Trade Didn't Happen

The Raptors were at a crossroads in early December after trading Rudy Gay and keeping Kyle Lowry long-term seemed unlikely.
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