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Celtics Claim Jarell Eddie Off Free Agent Waivers

The Boston Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM.

Eddie was recently released by the Atlanta Hawks, and he drew multiple waiver bids before the Celtics were awarded his rights. Eddie, who has a non-guaranteed contract, could be being signed to be released as part of Boston’s allocated players to Maine in the NBA D-League.

Eddie scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds in 39 minutes over four preseason games for the Hawks.

Eddie, a standout at Virginia Tech, went undrafted in the June NBA Draft. He played in the summer league for the Washington Wizards. 

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Spurs Waive Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis

The San Antonio Spurs have waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis.

Cotton, who was signed by San Antonio on July 7, appeared in five preseason contests for the Spurs, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes.

Davis was signed on Aug. 27. In three preseason games, he averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 6.0 minutes.

San Antonio’s roster now stands at 16.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nets Waive Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward/center Willie Reed.

Reed, who was signed to the Nets' training camp roster on September 25, 2014, posted averages of 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason contests.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rockets Sign Geron Johnson, Release Akil Mitchell

The Houston Rockets have signed Geron Johnson and requested waivers on Akil Mitchell.

Johnson (6-3, 203, Memphis), appeared in 67 contests at Memphis University holding career averages of 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 28.3 minutes.

Mitchell (6-9, 230, Virginia), appeared in 133 contests and held career averages of 6.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a Virginia Cavalier.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Josh Powell Waived By Rockets

Veteran forward Josh Powell has been waived by the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.

Powell had a non-guaranteed contract for 2014-15 as part of the multi-year deal he signed late last season. Despite the likelihood of his release, Powell entered training camp as one of the Rockets’ locker room voices, a close friend of Dwight Howard who trained with the All-Star center in Atlanta throughout the offseason.

Powell appeared in one game a season ago, scoring five points, grabbing four rebounds and recording one blocked shot.

In parts of seven NBA seasons with Dallas, Indiana, Golden State, both Los Angeles teams and Houston, Powell has averaged 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. The 6-foot-9 big man served as a contributing role player in the Lakers’ back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams

The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams.

Benimon appeared in six preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games for the Nuggets Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Williams appeared in six preseason games with Denver, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game. Williams was drafted by San Antonio with the 33rd pick of the 2007 NBA Draft.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jazz Waive Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. 

Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players. 

Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) appeared in two preseason games for Utah, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5.8 minutes of action. He was signed as a free agent on Aug. 19. 

Jones (6-6, 225, Duke) saw action in six preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 3.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 11.8 minutes of play. He was signed on Sept. 25.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.

Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release signals another step toward the Nuggets keeping Alonzo Gee for the regular season roster.

Gee posted seven points on three-of-four shooting, four rebounds and four steals while defending Portland star Damian Lillard well in 27 total minutes in the Nuggets’ loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

In 52 games last season, Miller, 21, averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. He was the 38th overall pick by the Nuggets in the 2012 NBA Draft and has a skill set at 6-foot-10 that will warrant another opportunity.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Mavs Release Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi.

Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas.

Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks on Oct. 15 and did not play in a game for Dallas.

The Mavericks roster now stands at 18 players.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dexter Pittman, Jarell Eddie Waived By Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks waived Dexter Pittman and Jarell Eddie on Tuesday.

Both Pittman and Eddie were training camp invitations.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pistons Waive Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Lorenzo Brown, Josh Bostic

All four players were on non-guaranteed deals for training camp.

Wolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

Kyrylo Fesenko played in just one preseason game for the Wolves.

Kings Release Sim Bhullar, Deonte Burton, David Wear

The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.

Cavaliers Waive Chris Crawford, Stephen Holt

Chris Crawford appeared in five preseason games for the Cavs.

Bulls Waive Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, Solomon Jones

Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.

Pelicans Waive Dionte Christmas

Dionte Christmas appeared in 31 games last season with the Suns.

Bucks Waive Chris Wright, Elijah Millsap

Chris Wright appeared in eight games for the Bucks in 2013-14.

Daniel Orton Waived By Wizards

Daniel Orton did not appear in a game in the preseason.

Suns Release Joe Jackson, Casey Prather, Jamil Wilson

The Suns have waived Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson.

Luke Hancock Waived By Grizzlies

Luke Hancock recorded two points in nine minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 9 at Houston.

James Southerland To Be Waived By Blazers, Sign Overseas

The Blazers will waive James Southerland.

Heat Waive Reggie Williams, Chris Johnson

The Heat's roster now stands at 18.

Jazz Waive Dee Bost, Kevin Murphy

Quin Snyder and the Jazz have waived guards Dee Bost and Kevin Murphy.

Rockets Parting With Robert Covington

The Rockets have decided to release forward Robert Covington while continuing to listen on trade interest, league sources told RealGM.

Pelicans Waive Vernon Macklin

Vernon Macklin most recently played for Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds.

Wizards Release Vander Blue, David Stockton

The Wizards' roster now stands at 18.

76ers Waive Pierre Jackson

Pierre Jackson will receive a guaranteed $400,00 from the 76ers for this season while he rehabs from an Achilles tear.

Christian Watford To Re-Sign With Celtics After Release

Christian Watford has agreed on a new training camp contract to re-sign with the Celtics on Monday, league sources told RealGM

Celtics Release Chris Babb, Chris Johnson

The Celtics have released Chris Babb and Chris Johnson, the team announced.

Scotty Hopson Waived By Kings

The Kings waived guard Scotty Hopson on Wednesday.
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