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Sat Oct 1517:30Wizards C Mahinmi out 4-6 weeks following knee surgeryIan MahinmiCMavericksFree Agent
The Washington Wizards announced Saturday that backup center Ian Mahinmi suffered a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss approximately four to six weeks.The injury occurred in Thursday's preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers. An MRI performed on Friday revealed the partial tear and Mahinmi underwent successful surgery Friday evening, the team announced.The 29-year-old Mahinmi signed a four-year, $64 million contract in July."It's unfortunate when any guy gets hurt, but that's part of the game," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "That's the tough part of the game that I don't like. He was really starting to play well with his defensive rim protection."The 6-foot-11 Mahinmi recorded career-highs in points (9.3) and rebounds (7.1) and starts (71) last season with the Indiana Pacers. Those numbers were considerably better than the 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds he averaged in his previous eight seasons with San Antonio, Dallas and the Pacers.
Thu Sep 2918:30Thunder G Payne fractures right footCameron PayneFree Agent
Ronnie PricePGJazzFree Agent
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Cameron Payne sustained an acute fracture in his right foot in the team's open scrimmage, the team announced on Thursday.Payne is expected to visit his physician and additional specialists to determine his next course of action. Payne, 22, underwent surgery in late July on his right foot to repair a Jones fracture and was cleared to return for training camp.The 14th overall selection of the 2015 NBA draft, Payne averaged 5.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 57 games during his rookie season.With Payne on the mend, veteran Ronnie Price is expected to serve as the primary backup to superstar Russell Westbrook.
Fri Sep 215:45C Kevin Seraphin has agreed to two-year, $3.6 million deal with ...Kevin SeraphinPFWizardsFree Agent
C Kevin Seraphin has agreed to a two-year, $3.6 million deal with the Indiana Pacers that includes a team option in the second year, according to The Vertical. Despite having 15 players with guaranteed contracts, the Pacers decided to sign Seraphin following a workout. The 6-foot-9 Seraphin is known for his physical defensive presence despite being undersized. The six-year veteran averaged 3.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in 48 games for the New York Knicks last season after spending his first five NBA seasons with the Washington Wizards.Seraphin was a first-round pick by the Chicago Bulls in 2010.
Sun Aug 1415:13Thunder sign G PriceRonnie PricePGJazzFree Agent
Guard Ronnie Price signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but The Vertical reported it to be a guaranteed two-year, $5 million contract.The 11-year veteran appeared in 62 games for the Phoenix Suns last season, averaging career highs in points (5.3), assists (2.4), rebounds (1.6), steals (1.19) and minutes played (19.5) per game. Price has appeared in 530 career NBA games, including stints with Sacramento, Utah, Portland, Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers since coming out of Utah Valley State College. He holds career averages of 3.8 points, 1.8 assists 1.2 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game.
Tue Aug 919:16Nuggets sign 3 draft picks, MillerMalik BeasleyFree Agent
Mike MillerSGHeatFree Agent
The Denver Nuggets were quite busy on Tuesday, signing guards Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley and forward Juancho Hernangomez to contracts.Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the Nuggets, who also inked veteran reserve Mike Miller to a two-year contract, the Denver Post reported.Murray, who was selected with the seventh overall pick of the 2016 draft, averaged 19.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games at the 2016 Summer League in Las Vegas. The 19-year-old averaged 20.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in his lone season with Kentucky in 2015-16.Hernangomez was selected eight picks after Murray in the draft and averaged 9.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 24 contests with Movistar Esudiantes of the Spanish ACB league last season. The Madrid native also fared well in the Summer League, averaging 10.2 points and 8.2 rebounds.Beasley, who was picked 19th in the 2016 draft, averaged 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 34 games with Florida State last season.
Wed Aug 316:10Cavaliers ink G/F Jones to one-year dealJames JonesSFHeatFree Agent
The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers re-signed veteran guard/forward James Jones to a one-year contract Wednesday.The deal is worth a reported $1.55 million.The 35-year-old Jones, who is close with LeBron James, has been a part of six consecutive Finals teams -- and three NBA championships -- in Miami and Cleveland"We're very happy to have James back with the Cavaliers," general manager David Griffin said in a statement. "He is a champion in every sense of the word and his leadership and professionalism over the last two years have translated with our team in many different ways that have helped us reach our goals. 'Champ' delivers a clear reflection of what success at the highest level should embody and his contributions and commitment to our team are something we need and appreciate greatly."The 6-foot-8, 218-pound Jones has spent the past two seasons with Cleveland after originally signing as a free agent with the team on Aug. 5, 2014. Last season, Jones appeared in 48 games for th... [More]
Sat Jul 3019:30Cavaliers waive G/F JonesDahntay JonesSGPacersFree 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 2717:49Warriors F/C Varejao out of Olympics with back injuryAnderson VarejaoCCavaliersFree 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 2218:47NBA notebook: Green reaches plea agreementChris AndersenCNuggetsFree Agent
Draymond GreenFree Agent
James HardenSGThunderThe 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 2215:24C Andersen signs with Cavs, reunites with LeBronChris AndersenCNuggetsFree 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 2118:56NBA notebook: League takes All-Star Game out of CharlotteAaron BrooksPGSunsBuchanalia
Mike MillerSGHeatFree 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 2114:36Nuggets re-sign Mike MillerMike MillerSGHeatFree 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 1519:21NBA roundup: Pistons officially sign DrummondDeAndre BembryFree Agent
Jarrett JackPGNO HornetsFree 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 1518:11Hawks re-sign F Humphries, Gs Jack, DelaneyKris HumphriesPFNJ NetsThe Sith Lords
Jarrett JackPGNO HornetsFree 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 1500:38Varejao to remain with WarriorsAnderson VarejaoCCavaliersFree 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, 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 1416:02Nets agree to deals with former top pick Bennett, FoyeAnthony BennettFree Agent
Randy FoyePG/SGClippersFree 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 1123:01PG Jarrett Jack will play for eighth different team of career af...Jarrett JackPGNO HornetsFree 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 1105:43F Udonis Haslem agreed to one-year, $4 million deal to return to...Udonis HaslemPFHeatFree 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 1105:43F David West officially signed with Warriors, team announced Sat...David WestPFNO HornetsFree 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 1105:43F Luke Babbitt acquired by Heat from Pelicans for second-round p...Luke BabbittSFTrailblazersFree 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.
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