Basketball Wiretap

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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G League To Offer $125k Salaries To Elite One-And-Done Prospects

Oct 18, 2018 12:15 PM

The G League is creating a new venture as an alternative to the current one-and-done route for the best American basketball prospects.

As part of a newly formed "professional path" starting in the summer of 2019, the G League will offer "Select Contracts" worth $125,000 to elite prospects who are at least 18 years old but not yet eligible for the NBA draft.

The rule will target recent or would-be high school graduates who would otherwise likely spend just one season playing college basketball. They will receive a six-figure salary and benefit from the NBA's infrastructure. 

Without the restrictions of the NCAA's amateurism rules, players will also be free to hire agents, profit off their likeness and pursue marketing deals from sneaker companies.

While changes to the NBA's age limit likely won't be implemented until the 2022 draft, the league considers this an immediate response.

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Rockets Convert Gary Clark, Vince Edwards To Two-Way Deals

Oct 15, 2018 5:20 PM

The Houston Rockets will convert the contracts of Gary Clark and Vince Edwards to two-way deals.

Clark went undrafted out of Cincinnati.

Edwards was a second round pick in 2018 out of Purdue.

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Pistons Convert Zach Lofton To Two-Way Deal, Waive Reggie Hearn

Oct 15, 2018 3:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons have exercised its two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton.

Detroit also announced that guard Reggie Hearn has been waived.

Lofton, 6-4, 180, appeared in four games with the Pistons this preseason and averaged 5.5 points (.471 FG, .400 3FG), 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.9 minutes per game. A member of the Pistons’ team at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV, Lofton played last season at New Mexico State where he averaged 20.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Hearn, 6-5, 210, played in one game this preseason, recording three points at San Antonio on October 5. He was signed to a two-way contract on January 15, 2018 and appeared in three games with the Pistons where he averaged 1.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game.

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Hornets Convert Joe Chealey To Two-Way Deal

Oct 13, 2018 1:29 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have converted the contract of Joe Chealey to a two-way deal.

Chealey went undrafted in 2018 out of Charleston.

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Warriors Sign Jaleel Cousins To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 12, 2018 1:07 PM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign Jaleel Cousins to an Exhibit 10.

Cousins is the younger brother of DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins will play for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Nets Convert Theo Pinson To Two-Way Contract

Oct 11, 2018 4:58 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have converted the contract of Theo Pinson into a two-way deal.

Pinson went undrafted in 2018 out of North Carolina.

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Rockets Agree To Sign Brandon Sampson To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 9, 2018 3:12 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Brandon Sampson to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Sampson went undrafted out of LSU.

Sampson played for the Atlanta Hawks in Summer League.

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Josh Huestis Agrees To Exhibit 10 Deal With Spurs

Oct 9, 2018 1:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to sign Josh Huestis to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Huestis was a first round pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014 out of Stanford, but he didn't sign an NBA deal until 2015.

Huestis averaged 14.2 minutes per game over 69 appearances in 17-18 with the Thunder.

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Grizzlies Sign D.J. Stephens To Two-Way Contract

Oct 8, 2018 10:49 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to sign D.J. Stephens to a two-way NBA deal.

Stephens played in the NBA in 2014 with the Milwaukee Bucks and spent last season in France with Le Mans.

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Anthony Carter Hired By Heat As Player Development Coach
Anthony Carter will be involved in all aspects of player development for the Heat and implementing Miami's player development and mentorship programs with the Heatís G League affiliate.

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