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Raptors Sign Lorenzo Brown To Two-Way Contract

Jul 25, 2017 2:10 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract.

Brown split the 16-17 season between China and the G-League.

Brown, 6-foot-5, 189 pounds, is averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 63 career NBA games with Philadelphia (2013-14), Minnesota (2014-15) and Phoenix (2015-16). He has also appeared in games for the Delaware 87ers (2013-14), Springfield Armor (2013-14) and Grand Rapids Drive (2014-17) of the NBA G League.  

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Pelicans Waive Quinn Cook, Axel Toupane

Jul 25, 2017 12:32 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Quinn Cook and guard/forward Axel Toupane.

Cook, 6-2, 184, who was signed on March 19 after spending the 2016 training camp with the Pelicans, appeared in nine games last season with New Orleans, averaging 5.8 points and 1.6 assists in 12.3 minutes per game.

Toupane, 6-7, 210, was originally signed by New Orleans on April 10, appearing in two games at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season for the Pelicans, averaging 5.5 points in 20.5 minutes.

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Anthony Brown Agrees Upon Two-Way Deal With Wolves

Jul 25, 2017 11:45 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed upon a two-way deal with Anthony Brown.

Brown was selected 34th overall in the 2015 draft by the Lakers.

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Magic Sign Wesley Iwundu To Three-Year, $4.1M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 10:09 AM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to a three-year, $4.1 million deal with Wesley Iwundu. The deal is fully guaranteed.

Orlando selected Iwundu No. 33 overall out of Kansas State.

Iwundu averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game as a senior at Kansas State. 

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Derrick Rose Agrees To Sign With Cavaliers

Jul 24, 2017 7:04 PM

Derrick Rose has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rose underwent a physical with the Cavaliers on Monday.

Rose had narrowed his choices down to the Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Heat Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To Two-Way Contract

Jul 24, 2017 6:43 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Derrick Walton Jr. to a Two-Way Contract.

Walton appeared in four Summer League games (one start) with the Magic in Orlando and averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent (15-of-32) from the field, 50 percent (6-of-12) from three-point range and 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the foul line. His 50 percent shooting from downtown tied for the third-highest during the Orlando Summer League with a minimum of 10 attempts.

Walton appeared in 127 games (126 starts) at the University of Michigan, becoming the only player in program history to score at least 1,000 points, grab 500 rebounds and dish out 400 assists. 

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Pau Gasol Agrees To Three-Year, $48M Deal With Spurs

Jul 24, 2017 5:55 PM

Pau Gasol has agreed upon a three-year, $48 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Gasol will have a partial guarantee in Year 3 of the deal.

Gasol agreed upon a two-year, $30 million deal with the Spurs last offseason. Gasol declined his $16.2 million player option for the 17-18 season.

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Heat Sign Matt Williams

Jul 24, 2017 5:25 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Matt Williams. 

Williams appeared in eight Summer League games (six starts) with the Heat in Orlando and Las Vegas and averaged 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point range and a perfect 2-of-2 from the foul line. He started all six games in Las Vegas with Miami and shot 45 percent from three-point range, leading the team in three-point field goals made four times, including a 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc vs. Washington on July 10 and a 6-of-9 output from downtown vs. Memphis on July 15.

The University of Central Florida graduate finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made (274) and became the 18th player in program history to score at least 1,000 points.

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Darius Miller, Pelicans Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Jul 24, 2017 2:47 PM

Darius Miller has agreed upon a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans will have a team option for the second-year of the deal with Miller.

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Derrick Rose Meeting With Cavaliers To Discuss One-Year, $2.1M Deal

Jul 24, 2017 10:39 AM

Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting on Monday to discuss a one-year contract.

Rose's deal would be for one-year at the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million.

Rose met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, but appears to be leaning towards joining the Cavaliers. Rose would prefer to sign with a contender to rebuild his trade value.

The Cavaliers' discussions with Rose come amid Kyrie Irving's trade request.

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Magic Discussing Contract With Marreese Speights
The Magic are holding contract talks with Marreese Speights.

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Hawks Claim Nicolas Brussino Off Waivers
Nicolas Brussino appeared in 54 games as a rookie last season with the Mavericks, averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.6 minutes.

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Jack Cooley Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Kings
Jack Cooley averaged 13.0 points and 6.9 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game last season in Germany.

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John Wall, Wizards Agree Upon Four-Year, $170M Extension
John Wall has agreed upon a supermax extension.

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Pau Gasol Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Spurs
Pau Gasol has agreed upon a three-year deal to re-sign with the Spurs.

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Nets Sign Yakuba Ouattara To Two-Way Contract
Yakuba Ouattara spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league.

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Grizzlies Agree To Three-Year Deal With Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks was the 45th overall pick out of Oregon.

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Luis Montero Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Pistons
Luis Montero averaged 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.6 minutes per game in Summer League in 2017.

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Nuggets Sign Monte Morris To Two-Way Contract
Monte Morris was drafted by Denver with the 51st pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Otto Porter Wasn't Offended By John Wall's Lobbying For Paul George
Otto Porter stayed with the Wizards this offseason when they matched his $106.5 million offer sheet.

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Rockets Offered J.J. Redick More Money Than 76ers
Before the start of free agency, J.J. Redick was recruited by Chris Paul to join him with the Rockets.

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76ers' 2nd Rounder Jonah Bolden Agrees To Sign With Maccabi
Jonah Bolden averaged 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes per game for Red Star.

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Dakari Johnson, Thunder Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
Dakari Johnson has played in the G-League over the past two seasons.

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Mavericks Waive Nicolas Brussino
Nicolas Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17.

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Derek Willis Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pistons
Derek Willis went undrafted out of Kentucky.

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Troy Williams Agrees To Three-Year Deal with Rockets
Troy Williams played six games for the Rockets last season after signing from the G-League.

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat
Udonis Haslem's deal will be fully guaranteed.

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Derrick Rose, Cavs Holding Serious Talks On One-Year Deal
Derrick Rose and the Cavaliers are in serious talks on a one-year deal.

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Shane Larkin, Celtics Agree Upon Deal
Shane Larkin is leaving $6.3 million on the table overseas in order to return to the NBA.

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Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Holding Extension Talks
The max extension for Andrew Wiggins would be worth approximately $148 million over five seasons.

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