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Shaquille Harrison To Have $250,000 Guaranteed By Bulls

Oct 22, 2018 8:35 PM

Shaquille Harrison has agreed to a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls for the minimum.

Harrison will have $250,000 of his contract for 18-19 guaranteed.

Harrison will have $175,000 guaranteed for 19-20 if he's not waived before August 15, 2019.

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Kyrie Irving Considered Knicks Before Announcing Intention To Re-Sign With Celtics

Oct 21, 2018 6:21 PM

Kyrie Irving said he strongly considered the New York Knicks as a potential free agent destination before he announced his intention to re-sign with the Boston Celtics.

"I mean, every team was under consideration, but obviously New York held a special place for me," Irving said after the Celtics' 103-101 win over the Knicks on Saturday night. "Just being from (New) Jersey and, obviously, envisioning myself as a free agent and ultimately taking a meeting and playing for (Knicks head coach David Fizdale) and a great young core that they have here. Thinking about playing with (Kristaps Porzingis). That was a big thing before I made my decision just to ... plan on re-signing back with Boston. But yeah of course New York was a strong consideration."

Irving has a player option for 2019-20, the final season of his five-year, $94 million contract. Irving is expected to re-sign with the Celtics in 2019.

"I think if you were in my position, I think it would be an easy decision," Irving said of his decision to commit to the Celtics. "Thinking about who we have (in Boston) and the future and what we're set up for. For me, it was where I am in age and how I envision my career going. And kind of the lineage of guys that have come before me in the Boston Celtics is something I wanted to be a part of. Obviously, my dad and my mom met in Boston, so I had a lot of history there, as well. Obviously, being from New Jersey, (there's) history there. But Boston, there's nothing like it."

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Bulls To Waive Omer Asik

Oct 20, 2018 7:11 PM

The Chicago Bulls will waive Omer Asik to create a roster spot for Shaquille Harrison. Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis. 

Asik is under salary this season at $11.3 million and has a partial guarantee next season. 

The Bulls acquired Asik as part of the Nikola Mirotic trade.

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Bulls To Sign Shaquille Harrison

Oct 20, 2018 6:25 PM

The Chicago Bulls will sign Shaquille Harrison to a contract.

Harrison was released by the Phoenix Suns on Monday.

Harrison went undrafted in 2016 out of Tulsa.

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Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams To Two-Way Deal, Waive Travis Wear

Oct 19, 2018 5:23 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract.

In a related move, the Lakers have requested waivers on forward Travis Wear.

Williams (6-9, 230) played in all six preseason games for the Lakers, averaging 6.8 points (.516 FG%) and 4.3 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

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Davon Reed To Sign Two-Way Deal With Pacers

Oct 18, 2018 3:37 PM

Davon Reed will sign a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers after he clears waivers.

The Phoenix Suns waived Reed before the start of the season.

Reed was the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Woj: Clippers Have Strong Chance Of Signing Kawhi Leonard

Oct 18, 2018 1:07 PM

Kawhi Leonard was linked to the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason when he was on the trade block as the destinations he preferred in his 2019 free agency.

"What the Clippers are doing right now is very below the radar," said Adrian Wojnarowski on his podcast with Zach Lowe. "What they've done to put themselves in position. They didn't gut themselves and they're not tanking. They're putting a competitive team on the floor.

"I think, right now, with Kawhi Leonard, they have a better than not chance of getting him. We know things will change. He could love Toronto."

Wojnarowski added that maybe the situation could change if the Raptors reach The Finals.

"The Clippers are in great position with (Leonard)," said Wojnarowski. "They have two max slots. They will be heard from again, I think, in these Jimmy Butler trade talks."

Wojnarowski added he believes the Clippers have done a good job in collecting hard playing role players that stars want to play with.

The Clippers have also been strongly linked with a pursuit of Kevin Durant in free agency.

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Draymond Green Committed To Spending Entire Career With Warriors

Oct 18, 2018 11:46 AM

Draymond Green will be a free agent in 2020 following the free agencies of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in 2019.

"You get to kind of just see everything that happens," Green said. "It’s one of those spots where it’s kind of a decision that will be made for me.

"It’s not that I even need to make much of a decision, but it’s just, boom, here’s everything (this upcoming summer), now do what you need to do."

Green was asked if he's committed to remaining with the Warriors.

"I am," said Green. "I want to be here a long time. I want to spend my career here. I am committed to being here."

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Pelicans Claim Tim Frazier, Waive Troy Williams

Oct 17, 2018 8:27 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers. Frazier, 6-1, 170, appeared in four preseason games for Milwaukee, averaging 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists before subsequently being waived on October 15.  

This will be Frazier’s second stint in New Orleans, after originally joining the club on March 16, 2016. In 81 career games with New Orleans, Frazier has averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals. Undrafted out of Penn State in 2014, Frazier has appeared in 186 career regular season games with Philadelphia, Portland, New Orleans and Washington, holding averages of 5.2 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds. 

In a subsequent move, the Pelicans have waived forward Troy Williams. Williams, 6-7, 218, appeared in four preseason contests for New Orleans, averaging 8.5 points and 1.0 rebounds.

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Clippers' Front Office To Attend High Number Of Kevin Durant Games

Oct 17, 2018 10:14 AM

Personnel from the Los Angeles Clippers' front office are expected to attend a high number of Golden State Warriors' games this season.

The Clippers, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are expected to pursue Durant in free agency.

Durant took a meeting with the Clippers as a free agent in 2016, which was also attended by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. All three of those players have since left the Clippers.

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Kevin Durant Doesn't Need Recruitment, Appreciation From Warriors
Kevin Durant has already grown tired of free agency questions.

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Blazers Exercise 19-20 Options On Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan
Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan were first round picks in 2017.

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Suns Waive Davon Reed
Davon Reed averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.5 minutes over 21 games last season.

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Klay Thompson Not Planning To Take Discount With Warriors
The Warriors also don't expect Klay Thompson to take a discount.

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Bobby Portis, Bulls Unable To Agree To Extension
Bobby Portis and the Bulls intensified their talks in recent days.

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Rockets Convert Gary Clark, Vince Edwards To Two-Way Deals
Vince Edwards was a second round pick in 2018 out of Purdue.

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Suns Waive Shaquille Harrison, Darrell Arthur
Darrell Arthur was acquired as part of the Jared Dudley trade.

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Clippers Waive Jawun Evans
Jawun Evans appeared in 48 games in his rookie season with the Clippers.

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Cavaliers Agree To Four-Year, $45M Extension With Larry Nance Jr.
The Cavaliers acquired Larry Nance at last year's trade deadline.

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Bucks Waive Tim Frazier
The Bucks roster stands at 17 players.

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Myles Turner, Pacers Agree To Four-Year, $80M Deal
Myles Turner was the 11th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Texas.

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Hawks Exercise 19-20 Options On John Collins, DeAndre' Bembry, Taurean Prince
DeAndre' Bembry and Taurean Prince had their fourth-year options picked up while the Hawks picked up their third-year option on John Collins.

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Jamal Crawford Agrees To One-Year Deal With Suns
Jamal Crawford spent last season with the Wolves.

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Nets Exercise 19-20 Options On Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert
Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert were selected by the Nets in the twenties.

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Suns Offer Minimum Contract To Jamal Crawford
Jamal Crawford met with the Suns on Friday.

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Knicks Won't Sign Kristaps Porzingis To Extension Before Deadline
The Knicks will have an additional $10 million in cap space in 2019 with Kristaps Porzingis not signing an extension.

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Bucks Waive Tyler Zeller
Tyler Zeller averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in preseason

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Bulls Claim Tyler Ulis Off Waivers, Sign Him To Two-Way Contract
Tyler Ulis played for the Suns over the first two seasons of his career.

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Warriors Convert Marcus Derrickson To Two-Way Deal
Marcus Derrickson joins Damion Lee as the Warriors' two-way players.

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76ers Waive Cory Jefferson, Darin Johnson, Emeka Okafor
Emeka Okafor joined Philadelphia on Sept. 21 and appeared in two preseason games.

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