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Kings To Sign Corey Brewer To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2019 2:01 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to sign Corey Brewer to a second 10-day contract.

Brewer has yet to appear in a game with the Kings.

Brewer previously played for the Philadelphia 76ers this season.

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Heat Sign Emanuel Terry To 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2019 12:29 PM

The Miami Heat have signed forward Emanuel Terry to a 10-day contract.

Terry, who was originally acquired by Sioux Falls in a trade with the Canton Charge earlier this season on January 5 in exchange for guard Malik Newman, has appeared in nine games (eight starts) with the Skyforce averaging 16.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.33 steals, 1.11 blocks and 30.7 minutes while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.

Additionally, he appeared in two NBA games this season after signing a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns on January 27, totaling nine points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist in 20 minutes of action while shooting 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the field and 1-of-2 from the foul line.

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Knicks Sign John Jenkins To Two-Year Deal

Feb 20, 2019 9:11 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed to sign John Jenkins to a two-year contract.

Jenkins was previously with the Washington Wizards this season, though he did participate in training camp with the Knicks.

Jenkins has averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.5 minutes over his first two games with the Knicks.

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Suns Sign Ray Spalding To 10-Day Contract

Feb 19, 2019 3:31 PM

The Phoenix Suns will sign Ray Spalding to a 10-day contract.

Spalding was previously on the Dallas Mavericks and was waived to create a roster spot due to the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

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NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

Feb 18, 2019 10:00 AM

The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver.

Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement.

"People have lost sight a little bit of the fact, again, blame the league or not, but two collective bargaining agreements ago in 2010 and ’11, we set out to shorten contracts because we wanted to more closely tie pay to performance, and we wanted to give teams a chance to rebuild faster, meaning players wouldn’t be locked into contractual situations for too long a period, and we also wanted to give players the flexibility to move on," said Silver. "So the result of that is the latest I’ve heard from our basketball operations group is that, I believe, 40 percent of our players are going to be free agents this summer.

"So it’s two sides of the coin. Some people could say, oh, my God, look at all that player movement. On the other hand, that player movement could be very positive for a lot of teams."

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Enes Kanter Agrees To Sign With Blazers

Feb 13, 2019 5:17 PM

Enes Kanter has agreed to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Kanter signed a four-year, $70 million offer sheet with the Blazers in 2015 that the Oklahoma City Thunder subsequently matched.

Kanter agreed to a buyout with the New York Knicks last week.

The Los Angeles Lakers also pursued Kanter.

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Grizzlies Sign Bruno Caboclo To Multi-Year Deal

Feb 13, 2019 12:46 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year deal for the remainder of season and the 19-20 season.

Caboclo is coming off a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

Caboclo has averaged averaged 6.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in nine games with the Grizzlies.

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Thunder Sign Richard Solomon To 10-Day Contract

Feb 12, 2019 1:23 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to sign Richard Solomon to a 10-day contract.

Solomon was with the Thunder during the preseason.

Solomon averaged 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.5 minutes per game with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League this season.

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Markieff Morris Cleared To Play, Receives Interest From Rockets, Lakers

Feb 11, 2019 7:56 PM

Markieff Morris has been cleared to play following a neck injury.

Morris has been sidelined since Dec. 26 after being diagnosed with transient cervical neurapraxia.

Morris has received interest from the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.

Morris was traded by the Washington Wizards to the New Orleans Pelicans and then was waived.

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Kevin Durant's Thirty Five Ventures Moving Into New York Office

Feb 11, 2019 5:59 PM

Kevin Durant has used his basketball career, fame and capital to participate in a number of business ventures.

"My platform is hoops," Durant said. "Billions of people are watching, so why not leverage it to do the cool stuff that we like to do?"

Durant has been working with Rich Kleiman for the past six years. They have invested in 50 companies as Thirty Five Ventures, including Postmates and a drone company called Skydio.

Durant and Kleiman refer to each other as "my best friend" and sometimes even "brother."

"We just met at, like, the perfect point," Durant said of Kleiman. "We both hit our peaks at the same time."

Thirty Five Ventures has 10 employees at the moment and is moving into a new office building in New York City.

Durant will be a free agent this offseason and has been linked in the media with the New York Knicks.

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Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors
Jeremy Lin was on an expiring contract.

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Ben Simmons Would Like To Receive Mentorship From Magic Johnson
Ben Simmons has often been compared to Magic Johnson due to his size and passing ability.

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Pacers Sign Edmond Sumner To Two-Year Contract
Edmond Sumner was on a two-way contract with the Pacers.

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Cavaliers Sign Nik Stauskas For Remainder Of Season
The Cavaliers had an open roster spot following the deadline.

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Knicks Delete Image Of Kevin Durant In Pitch To Season Ticket Holders
Kevin Durant will be a free agent this offseason and the Knicks are expected to pursue him.

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Wolves Sign Isaiah Canaan To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Isaiah Canaan has appeared in five games with Minnesota this season, averaging 6.0 points and 3.6 assists in 16.8 minutes per game.

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Danny Ainge Compares Kyrie Irving Situation To Engagement With Marriage Expected On July 1
The Celtics expect Kyrie Irving to re-sign on July 1.

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Pistons To Sign Wayne Ellington, Waive Henry Ellenson
Henry Ellenson was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Clippers Don't Consider Jimmy Butler One Of Their Top Free Agent Targets
The Clippers are known to prefer Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant for their 2019 free agency.

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Raptors Sign Malcolm Miller To 10-Day Contract
Malcolm Miller was playing for Raptors 905 in the G League.

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Nets Release Mitch Creek From 10-Day Contract
Mitch Creek recorded averages of 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 8.9 minutes per contest.

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Kings Waive Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore was the seventh overall pick in 2013.

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Knicks Agree To Buyout With Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter was on an expiring contract.

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Wesley Matthews Agrees To Buyout With Knicks, Plans To Sign With Pacers
The Pacers have a hole in the backcourt following Victor Oladipo's season-ending injury.

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Robin Lopez, Bulls To Open Buyout Talks
Robin Lopez has been linked to the Warriors if he's bought out.

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Knicks To Buyout Wesley Matthews, Keep DeAndre Jordan
Wesley Matthews is expected to receive interest from the Pacers, Warriors and Rockets.

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Clippers To Waive Milos Teodosic
Milos Teodosic has been expected to return to Europe once his contract with the Clippers expired.

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Lakers To Seriously Consider Signing Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony hasn't played since November.

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Clippers Waive Marcin Gortat
The Clippers acquired Marcin Gortat from the Wizards last offseason.

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Kevin Durant Breaks Silence, Tells Media To 'Grow Up'
Durant added that he didn't trust the media and he just wants to play basketball.

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