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Suns Waive Dionte Christmas

The Phoenix Suns released Dionte Christmas on Thursday.

Christmas averaged 2.29 points in 31 appearances for the Suns last season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Shannon Brown Released By Knicks

Shannon Brown was released by the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

Brown signed with the Knicks late last season and played with the team in Summer League.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim.

Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18.

Appearing in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest. In his best stretch of the season in January, he tallied at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points in five consecutive games. He ranked fifth in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.18) and shot a career-high 39.9 percent from the 3-point arc. Prior to being called up by the Lakers, Marshall appeared in seven games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League and averaged 19.4 points, 9.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Diante Garrett Waived By Raptors

Diante Garrett was released by the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

Garrett was acquired by the Raptors via trade this offseason.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Raptors To Release Dwight Buycks

The Toronto Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM.

Buycks averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League, ranking sixth in scoring and seventh in assists. The Raptors grew fond of Buycks’ play a season ago and received trade interest from other NBA teams for the 25-year-old.

Several teams are expected to pursue Buycks in free agency.

Buycks went undrafted out of Marquette University in 2011, and the 6-foot-3 guard played overseas for two seasons before an impressive showing with the Raptors in summer league last year as a tenacious, swift player. In 14 regular season games for Toronto, he averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Lakers To Waive Kendall Marshall, Interested In Re-Signing Him

The Los Angeles Lakers will waive Kendall Marshall.

The Lakers have interest in re-signing Marshall if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Marshall played well in his minutes with the Lakers last season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Pistons To Release Peyton Siva

The Detroit Pistons will release Peyton Siva before his contract guarantee date, a source tells RealGM.

Siva was the 56th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Louisville.

Siva appeared in 24 games last season with the Pistons, while also playing in another 10 in the D-League.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Lamar Odom Waived By Knicks

The New York Knicks have waived Lamar Odom.

Odom was signed by the Knicks at the end of last season.

"Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player. We found it necessary to free up the roster spot," said Phil Jackson

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hawks Waive John Salmons

The Atlanta Hawks requested waivers on guard/forward John Salmons on Thursday.

Salmons was acquired, along with a 2015 second round draft pick, from the Toronto Raptors on June 30 in exchange for Lou Williams and the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Raptors Waive Julyan Stone

The Toronto Raptors have waived Julyan Stone.

Stone's contract would have become guaranteed if he remained on the roster beyond Monday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ronnie Price Waived By Magic

The Magic have waived guard Ronnie Price.

Magic Waive Jameer Nelson, Doron Lamb

The Magic will save $6 million by releasing Jameer Nelson due to the non-guarateed part of his deal.

Willie Reed Released By Kings, Will Play For Pacers In Summer League

Willie Reed has been released by the Kings.

Clippers Plan To Decline Option On Willie Green

The Clippers intend to decline the 2014-15 team option on Willie Green, a league source told RealGM.
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