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Pacers Sign Arinze Onuaku To Non-Guaranteed Deal

The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Arinze Onuaku to a non-guaranteed summer contract for training camp, a league source told RealGM.

Onuaku will join C.J. Fair, Chris Singleton and Adonis Thomas as wing players battling for a regular-season roster spot, a blend of youthful and veteran athletes competing in training camp.

Onuaku, an active forward at 6-foot-9, began last season with the New Orleans Pelicans before being waived and re-joining the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. He then received a call up to the Cleveland Cavaliers in February.

Onuaku, 27, played his college basketball at Syracuse.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Greg Stiemsma To Sign One-Year, $1M Deal With Raptors

Greg Stiemsma will sign a one-year, $1 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Stiemsma most recently played for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Zoran Dragic Could Sign With NBA Team For 14-15 Season

Zoran Dragic could move to the NBA as soon as this season.

Dragic is currently under contract in Spain with Unicaja Malaga, but his buyout that would allow him to move to the NBA is not prohibitive.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Interested In Bledsoe, Dragic In 2015 Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers would be interested in either Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic if they reach free agency next summer, according to sources.

The Phoenix Suns have been unable to agree upon terms with Bledsoe on a long-term contract. Bledsoe is currently a restricted free agent and could leave next summer as an unrestricted free agent if he signs the qualifying offer.

The Houston Rockets also have interest in Dragic in free agency.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Wizards To Hire Howard Eisley As Assistant Coach

The Washington Wizards will hire Howard Eisley as an assistant coach.

Eisley has worked in the Los Angeles Clippers' organization since 2010.

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Ekpe Udoh To Sign Guaranteed One-Year Deal With Clippers

Ekpe Udoh has reached an agreement on a fully guaranteed veteran-minimum contract with the Los Angeles Clippers for one season, a league source told RealGM.

For Udoh, the free agency decision came down to Los Angeles and the Chicago Bulls, and the Clippers expressed a strong desire to add the 6-foot-10 big man in the frontcourt.

A sixth overall draft selection to the Golden State Warriors in 2010, Udoh spent one full season with the franchise before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Udoh has averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over four NBA seasons.

Yahoo Sports first reported Udoh's deal with the Clippers.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Reggie Jackson Hopes To Sign Extension With Thunder

Reggie Jackson is eligible for a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason.

"We haven’t really talked about it much this summer," said Jackson. "I know my representation and the Thunder have been talking. But mostly I haven’t really gotten to talk super much about it. I’ve been busy. I think we’re just trying to figure things out and hopefully we can get a deal done."

Jackson was asked if he thinks a deal may be agreed upon before the deadline.

"I’m not sure. I’m always hopeful. I’m hoping for the best, expecting the worst. That’s just how I kind of approach things. I’m just happy and blessed to be able to play basketball another day and wake up another day. Just seeing another day is a blessing. I hope to get things done. But if not, it is what it is. I can’t really dwell on it. I have to go out there and compete. That’s where I am. I have to go out there and enjoy the game and trust that my representation and us sitting down and figuring things out is hopefully going to lead to us getting something done before the deadline."

Via Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Wizards Interested In Ray Allen

The Washington Wizards are interested in signing Ray Allen.

The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th roster spot open, but would use it to sign Allen.

Allen remains undecided if he will return for a 19th NBA season.

The Wizards are a longshot to sign Allen, but they offer an opportunity for him to again play with Paul Pierce.

Via J. Michael/Comcast

Tracy McGrady Considering NBA Comeback

Tracy McGrady is considering a comeback to the NBA.

McGrady worked out with Kobe Bryant this summer in California to test the preparedness of his body.

"Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body feels," McGrady told Yahoo Sports in an email Tuesday night.

Bryant and McGrady worked out three days a week for a stretch of August.

At least two NBA teams were contacted over the summer about their potential interest in McGrady, but none registered a desire to further explore the possibility, league executives told Yahoo Sports.

McGrady is scheduled to appear in a basketball tour of China in October.

"The comeback will not happen, unless I have the drive whenever I get back," McGrady told Yahoo in the email.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

DeAndre Liggins To Sign Deal With Clippers

Free agent guard DeAndre Liggins has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on a deal to go to training camp, a league source told RealGM.

Liggins has played 57 games in the NBA over parts of three seasons with the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat, averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds.

Amid contracts with the Heat a season ago, Liggins played for Miami’s Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, with averages of 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists.

Liggins, 26, was Orlando’s 53rd overall draft pick in 2011.

The Clippers have scoured the market for wing players for camp, and Liggins played for the organization's entry in summer league.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

James McAdoo Signs One-Year Deal With Warriors

James McAdoo averaged 9 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Warriors in the NBA Summer League.

Courtney Witte Leaving 76ers To Join Clippers As Scout

Courtney Witte has been the 76ers' director of player personnel for more than a decade and under Sam Hinkie over the past season.

Joe Ingles Recieving Interest From 7-8 NBA Teams

Joe Ingles has a strong possibility to sign in the NBA after a career overseas.

Andre Dawkins Signing Camp Contract With Heat

Andre Dawkins has agreed to a training camp deal with the Heat, league sources told RealGM.

Petteri Koponen Hopes To Play In NBA By 15-16

The Mavericks own the draft rights to Petteri Koponen.

Chris Singleton To Sign Camp Deal With Pacers

The Pacersí deal with free agent Chris Singleton is a summer contract for training camp, a league source told RealGM.

Chane Behanan To Sign In D-League

Chane Behanan has decided to sign in the NBA Development League and enter its draft, a source told RealGM.

Rajon Rondo Denies Asking Celtics For Trade

Rajon Rondo and his agent Bill Duffy have strongly denied a report that he wants to be traded by the Celtics.

Chris Douglas-Roberts Near Deal With Clippers

Chris Douglas-Roberts had a strong season with Charlotte in 13-14, averaging 6.9 points in 20.7 minutes per game over 49 appearances.

Kings Waive Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington was traded to the Kings by the Mavericks in the beginning of August.

Heat To Reassign Ron Rothstein, Bob McAdoo

Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on Erik Spoelstra's staff and could leave the bench altogether.

Hedo Turkoglu Close To One-Year Deal With Clippers

Hedo Turkoglu is close to a one-year, $1.4 million deal to re-sign with the Clippers.

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Luke Hancock has reached agreement on a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry, Second Round Picks From Kings For Gee, Non-Guaranteed Players

The Rockets have agreed on a trade to acquire Jason Terry from the Kings.

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

The Grizzlies released Jamaal Franklin under the stretch provision.

Nike Matches Under Armour's $285M Deal For Kevin Durant

Nike has countered a proposal of $265 to $285 million and believes it will re-sign Kevin Durant to a deal for the next 10 years.

Nazr Mohammed Meets With Heat

Nazr Mohammed worked out and met with the Heat on Thursday.

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015.

Jordan McRae Signs With Melbourne United

Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.

Clippers, Spurs Enter Picture For Ray Allen

The Spurs and Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.
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