|Sat Jul 30||19:30||Cavaliers waive G/F Jones||Dahntay Jones||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
The Cleveland Cavaliers waived guard/forward Dahntay Jones Saturday.Jones was signed by the Cavaliers on April 13 and appeared in one regular-season game and 15 playoff games for the NBA champs. He scored 13 points and pulled down five points in the one regular-season game and averaged just 3.3 minutes per game in the playoffs.Jones came into the NBA in 2003 as the No. 20 overall pick of the Boston Celtics. He has spent 13 NBA seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Cavaliers.Jones has averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds for his career. His best season came in 2009-10 with the Pacers when he had career highs with 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
|Wed Jul 27||17:49||Warriors F/C Varejao out of Olympics with back injury||Anderson Varejao||C||Cavaliers||Free Agent|
Golden State Warriors forward/center Anderson Varejao will miss the upcoming Olympics in his native Brazil due to a back injury.Varejao was examined earlier in the week by Dr. Robert Watkins in Marina Del Ray, Calif. The 33-year-old was diagnosed with a small lower back disc herniation.Varejao, who signed a one-year deal with Golden State earlier this month, is expected to be fine for the start of training camp. He initially came to the Warriors in March after spending the first 11 years of his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Between the Cavaliers and Warriors last season, Varejao averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 53 games. The 6-foot-11 Varejao's career averages are 7.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in 613 contests. He was the 30th overall pick by Orlando in the 2004 draft.
|Fri Jul 22||18:47||NBA notebook: Green reaches plea agreement||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
|Draymond Green||Free Agent|
|James Harden||SG||Thunder||The Schellackers|
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green reached a plea agreement to avoid jail time in the case in which he was charged for slapping a Michigan State football player.Officials in East Lansing, Mich., announced the agreement on Friday. Green will be fined $500 and pay $60 in restitution to Jermaine Edmondson, who police said was slapped by Green on July 10.Green didn't have to amid guilt or enter a no-contest plea, according to assistant city prosecutor David Meyers.Green, a former Michigan State basketball star, originally was facing a misdemeanor assault charge. It was reduced to a noise violation, which is an infraction.Edmondson is no longer part of Michigan State's football program. School officials previously said his departure was not related to the incident with Green.--The son of basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone accused Houston Rockets star James Harden of ordering him to be beaten and robbed last month.Moses Malone Jr., 36, told Houston's ABC-13 News that's Harden's ... [More
|Fri Jul 22||15:24||C Andersen signs with Cavs, reunites with LeBron||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed Chris "Birdman" Andersen on Friday, reuniting the center with LeBron James.The contract is a reported one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.The 6-foot-10, 245-pound Andersen split time between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat last season, appearing in 27 games (15 starts) with averages of 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.9 minutes.The 38-year-old Andersen has played 14 NBA seasons in a career stalled by a two-year ban for violations of the NBA's substance-abuse policy. He has had stops in Denver (twice), New Orleans, Miami and Memphis.In his career, Andersen holds averages of 5.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 17.8 minutes over 683 games (45 starts). He has a career field-goal percentage of .533, having hit at least .500 from the field in each of the last eight seasons.Andersen won an NBA championship with Miami in 2013 while a teammate with James, and set an NBA playoff record by shooting .807 (46-for-57) from the field over 20 games during the Heat's title run. Overall, he has appeared in 73 career postseason games (two starts), averaging 5.3 points on .631 shooting from the field, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 17.1 minutes.
|Thu Jul 21||18:56||NBA notebook: League takes All-Star Game out of Charlotte||Aaron Brooks||PG||Suns||Buchanalia|
|Mike Miller||SG||Heat||Free Agent|
The NBA announced it will pull the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, with the hope of returning the marquee midseason event to the city two years later.The league's move is in response to its objection to North Carolina House Bill 2, a law that mandates people use public restrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates. Commissioner Adam Silver had threatened to move the All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte unless the law aimed at the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was changed.While the league said that it would reveal the new host city for the 2017 All-Star Game in the coming weeks, The Vertical reported that the NBA has its eyes on the New Orleans' Smoothie King Center. New Orleans played host to the All-Star Game in both 2008 and 2014.Chicago, New York and Brooklyn are also in the running to host the event, ESPN reported on Thursday.--The Indiana Pacers on Thursday signed veteran free agent point guard Aaron Brooks to a contract. Per te... [More
|Thu Jul 21||14:36||Nuggets re-sign Mike Miller||Mike Miller||SG||Heat||Free Agent|
The Denver Nuggets on Thursday re-signed forward Mike Miller to a multiyear contract.Miller, a 16-year NBA veteran, appeared in 47 games for Denver during the 2015-16 season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game.Miller has played in 1,012 career games and posted averages of 10.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27.3 minutes per game for Orlando, Memphis, Minnesota, Washington, Miami, Cleveland and Denver."We're thrilled that Mike will be back with us going forward. He exemplifies what it means to be an ultimate teammate and professional, and his resume certainly speaks for itself," said general manager Tim Connelly. "Last season Mike made a major impact on our young core and we look forward to continuing to have his veteran leadership both on the court and in our locker room."
|Fri Jul 15||19:21||NBA roundup: Pistons officially sign Drummond||DeAndre Bembry||Free Agent|
|Jarrett Jack||PG||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
The Detroit Pistons rewarded Andre Drummond for his All-Star season by signing the center to a multi-year contract on Friday.While the team did not divulge the terms of the deal, ESPN reported earlier this month that contract is for five years and $130 million.Drummond averaged career highs in points (16.2) and rebounds (14.8), with the latter total leading the league last season. The 22-year-old also logged a personal-best 32.9 minutes per game in 2015-16.Named to the All-NBA Third Team last season, Drummond was the third Piston to lead the NBA in rebounds. Dennis Rodman and Ben Wallace were the others.-- The Atlanta Hawks re-signed forward Kris Humphries and inked guards Jarrett Jack and Malcolm Delaney to contracts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the club.Humphries, 31, averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 21 games with the Hawks last season. Jack averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists in 32 games for Brooklyn last season.Delaney averaged 14.6 points and 4.9 assists last ... [More
|Fri Jul 15||18:11||Hawks re-sign F Humphries, Gs Jack, Delaney||Kris Humphries||PF||NJ Nets||The Sith Lords|
|Jarrett Jack||PG||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
The Atlanta Hawks re-signed forward Kris Humphries and inked guards Jarrett Jack and Malcolm Delaney to contracts on Friday.Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the club.Humphries, 31, averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 21 games with the Hawks last season. The 12-year veteran recorded 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 53 contests with Washington, Phoenix and Atlanta in 2015-16."We're thrilled to be able to bring Kris back to Atlanta," Hawks president of basketball operations and coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He quickly fit in with our team last season and played an important role on the court and in the locker room." A former Georgia Tech standout, Jack averaged 11.1 points and 4.5 assists in 803 contests over his 11-year career. The 32-year-old ratcheted it up a notch last season with Brooklyn, recording 12.8 points and 7.4 assists in 32 games."Jarrett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our backcourt," Budenholzer said. "His leadership and versatility will be important to our team." Delaney averaged 14.6 points and 4.9 assists last season for the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban.
|Fri Jul 15||00:38||Varejao to remain with Warriors||Anderson Varejao||C||Cavaliers||Free Agent|
Anderson Varejao is returning to the Golden State Warriors next season.Varejao's representatives tweeted confirmation on Thursday afternoon."@VAREJAOANDERSON Renews with the @warriors 2016/2017 season of @NBA @NBABrasil."The Warriors and Varejao agreeed to a one-year deal, ESPN.com reported. The 33-year-old Brazilian forward/center came to the Warriors in March after spending the first 11 years of his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Between the Cavs and Warriors last season, Varejao averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 53 games. In the postseason, he played in 17 games with averages of 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds.The 6-foot-11 Varejao's career averages are 7.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in 613 games. He was the 30th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.
|Thu Jul 14||16:02||Nets agree to deals with former top pick Bennett, Foye||Anthony Bennett||Free Agent|
|Randy Foye||PG/SG||Clippers||Free Agent|
The Brooklyn Nets believe that former top overall pick Anthony Bennett and veteran guard Randy Foye have more in the tank.Bennett reached an agreement on a two-year contract with the club that will be worth the veteran's minimum and Foye accepted a one-year deal, according to multiple reports on Thursday.Brooklyn also signed guard/forward Caris LeVert to a multi-year contract.Bennett was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 draft but struggled mightily in three seasons with Cleveland, Minnesota and Toronto. The 23-year-old Canadian averaged just 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds during those stints.A 6-foot-8 power forward, Bennett was traded along with Andrew Wiggins from Cleveland for Kevin Love in 2014 following a disastrous rookie season.Foye played in 81 games last season with Denver and Oklahoma City. The 32-year-old averaged 6.0 points and 2.1 assists in 54 contests with the Nuggets and 5.6 points in 27 tilts with the Thunder.LeVert averaged 10.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 103 career games with Michigan.
|Mon Jul 11||23:01||PG Jarrett Jack will play for eighth different team of career af...||Jarrett Jack||PG||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
PG Jarrett Jack will play for the eighth different team of his career after agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Jack, who will be playing for the league minimum, averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists in 32 games with Brooklyn before a torn ACL ended his season in 2015-16. The 32-year-old is expected to provide depth at the position after Atlanta traded Jeff Teague to Indiana before the draft. Jack is returning to the Peach State after helping Georgia Tech advance to the NCAA title game in 2004. The 22nd overall pick of the 2005 draft, Jack has averaged 11.1 points and 4.5 assists in 803 career games with Portland, Indiana, Toronto, New Orleans, Golden State, Cleveland and Brooklyn.
|Mon Jul 11||05:43||F Udonis Haslem agreed to one-year, $4 million deal to return to...||Udonis Haslem||PF||Heat||Free Agent|
F Udonis Haslem agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to return to the Heat. Haslem, 36, averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds while playing in 37 games last season.
|Mon Jul 11||05:43||F David West officially signed with Warriors, team announced Sat...||David West||PF||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
F David West officially signed with the Warriors, the team announced Saturday. Terms of the agreement were not released, but multiple media outlets reported West agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum salary of $1.55 million.West, who turns 36 in August, opted out of a $12.6 million salary one summer ago to play for San Antonio at the veteran's minimum. He recently opted out of his option with the Spurs to become a free agent and has accepted a second straight low-priced deal.West averaged 7.1 points in 78 games for San Antonio. The 13-year veteran has career averages of 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds.
|Mon Jul 11||05:43||F Luke Babbitt acquired by Heat from Pelicans for second-round p...||Luke Babbitt||SF||Trailblazers||Free Agent|
F Luke Babbitt was acquired by the Heat from the Pelicans for a second-round pick in the 2018 draft.The 6-foot-7 forward averaged career bests in points (7.0) and rebounds (3.1) in 47 games with New Orleans last season.
|Mon Jul 11||05:43||G Garrett Temple and Kings finalized free agent contract Saturda...||Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
G Garrett Temple and the Kings finalized a free agent contract Saturday. Temple spent the previous four seasons with the Wizards, where he averaged 4.6 points and 1.5 assists in 17.4 minutes per game.
|Mon Jul 11||05:42||G Wayne Ellington signed two-year, $4 million deal with Heat||Wayne Ellington||SG||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
G Wayne Ellington signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Heat, according to the Sun-Sentinel.Ellington, 28, was the No. 28 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and started 41 of 76 games he appeared in for the Brooklyn Nets last season, averaging 7.7 points. He declined a player option to return to the Nets, and this will mark the fourth different team Ellington has signed with in as many years.
|Sat Jul 9||17:59||NBA notebook: Harden signs four-year extension||Arron Afflalo||SG||Nuggets||Doppelganger|
|Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
The Houston Rockets signed All-Star guard James Harden to a four-year, $118 million contract extension Saturday.The deal assures the Rockets of one additional year of Harden under contract in 2018-19 because of a player option that could return him to free agency in 2019, league sources told The Vertical.Harden's salary for next season will be $26.5 million under the new salary cap and increase incrementally over the course of the deal.Rockets owner Leslie Alexander made the announcement at a news conference Saturday."I'm happy to be here for four more years," Harden said. "This is home for me."The 26-year-old Harden averaged 29 points, 7.5 assists and 6.1 rebounds for the Rockets last season.--New Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade joined New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony in speaking out against recent gun violence that has dominated the news.Both athletes expressed their demands for social change in the wake of police shootings of African-American men and the sniper who kille... [More
|Sat Jul 9||17:57||Kings sign Afflalo, Temple, Barnes, Tolliver||Arron Afflalo||SG||Nuggets||Doppelganger|
|Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
The Sacramento Kings signed free agent guards Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple, and forwards Matt Barnes and Anthony Tolliver on Saturday.Terms of the agreements were not disclosed by the team.Afflalo has career averages of 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 28.7 minutes per game in nine NBA seasons.Barnes returns to the Kings as a 13-year NBA veteran after spending the 2015-16 season with the Memphis Grizzlies. Last season, he had career highs in field goal attempts per game (9.1), free throw percentage (80.4 percent) and tied a career-best with 5.5 rebounds per contest. He owns career averages of 8.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.6 minutes per game.Tolliver, a 10-year NBA veteran, has career averages of 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.6 minutes per game. He played 72 games with the Detroit Pistons last season.Temple spent the previous four seasons with the Washington Wizards, where he averaged 4.6 points and 1.5 assists in 17.4 minutes per game."... [More
|Sat Jul 9||04:39||F Trevor Booker signed to multi-year contract with Nets||Trevor Booker||PF||Wizards||Free Agent|
F Trevor Booker was signed to a multi-year contract with the Nets. CBSSports.com reported that Booker agreed to a two-year, $18.5 million deal. This past season, the 28-year-old Booker played in 79 games with the Utah Jazz, averaging 5.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.7 minutes per game.
|Sat Jul 9||01:16||Kings reportedly looking to trade F Gay||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
The Sacramento Kings are "actively seeking" to trade veteran forward Rudy Gay, ESPN reported Friday.The team is also trying to deal center Kosta Koufos and guard Ben McLemore.Gay, 29, is heading into his 11th season in the league with career averages of 18.4 points and 6.8 rebounds over 723 games. Last year with the Kings, he averaged 17.2 points and 6.5 boards in 70 games.The former No. 8 overall pick by Memphis in 2006 spent the first seven years of his career with the Grizzlies before being traded to Toronto on Jan. 30, 2013, but he played only 51 games with the Raptors.On Dec. 9, 2013, Gay was again traded to Sacramento and signed an extension with this Kings the following November.Gay is an established scorer, never averaging fewer than 10.8 points in a season. He's averaged over 17 points in nine straight seasons dating back to 2007-08.Koufos, 27, has averaged 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in his eight seasons while the 23-year-old McLemore is averaging 9.7 points in three years.