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Tue Sep 1904:21C Andrew Bogut, free agent, agreed to one-year deal with Lakers,...Andrew BogutCCavaliersFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut, a free agent, agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Monday.Bogut sustained a broken leg during his first game with Cavaliers in March, sidelining him for the rest of the season. The 7-foot Bogut began the 2016-17 season with the Mavericks, averaging 3.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in 26 games, including 21 starts. Bogut was traded to the 76ers in a deal that sent Nerlens Noel to Dallas. Bogut then reached a buyout agreement with the 76ers in February, and he signed with Cleveland. However, his time with the Cavaliers lasted just 58 seconds of action, as he collided with the Heat's Okaro White and fractured his left tibia. He decided not to have surgery, and in late June it was reported that Bogut was about three weeks away from resuming basketball workouts.
Tue Sep 1904:21G Jason Terry, 40-year-old free agent, re-signed with Bucks for ...Jason TerryPGBucksFree Agent
G Jason Terry, a 40-year-old free agent, re-signed with the Bucks for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Monday.Terry, an 18-year veteran, played in 74 games for the Bucks last season. He averaged 4.1 points, 1.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game and shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range. "'Jet' is a true professional who knows what it takes to be successful in the NBA," Bucks general manager Jon Horst said.
Mon Sep 1811:11C Plumlee returns to Nuggets with three-year dealMason PlumleeCNuggetsFree Agent
Restricted free agent center Mason Plumlee agreed to return to the Denver Nuggets with a three-year deal.The deal is worth $41 million, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.Agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports and Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly reached agreement on the deal late Sunday night, league sources told ESPN.Plumlee, 27, was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in a February trade for center Jusuf Nurkic.The 6-foot-11, 255-pound Plumlee averaged 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 23.4 minutes in 27 games (10 starts) with Denver.As a restricted free agent, Plumlee could have signed a $4.6 million qualifying offer for the 2017-18 season, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.Plumlee, who was the 22nd overall pick of the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 draft out of Duke, owns career averages of 9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in four NBA seasons with Brooklyn, Portland and Denver.
Sat Sep 1603:59G Jarrett Jack signed one-year deal with New York Knicks, team a...Jarrett JackPGPelicansFree Agent
G Jarrett Jack signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, the team announced Friday. Jack, who turns 34 next month, is aiming to revive his career after two major injuries to his right knee.
Wed Sep 1305:22C Tyler Zeller signed multi-year contract.with Brooklyn NetsTyler ZellerCCelticsFree Agent
C Tyler Zeller signed a multi-year contract.with the Brooklyn Nets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zeller, 27, spent the past three seasons with the Boston Celtics and averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 2016-17. In five seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Celtics, Zeller is averaging 7.0 points on 49.9 percent shooting and 4.4 rebounds.
Tue Sep 1220:56Nets sign C ZellerTyler ZellerCCelticsFree Agent
The Brooklyn Nets added some toughness to the frontcourt on Tuesday by signing veteran center Tyler Zeller to a multi-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Zeller, 27, spent the past three seasons with the Boston Celtics and averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 2016-17. In five seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Celtics, Zeller is averaging 7.0 points on 49.9 percent shooting and 4.4 rebounds.Zeller will compete for minutes with center Timofey Mozgov, who came to Brooklyn in a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers earlier in the offseason. The Nets also have center Jarrett Allen, who was drafted in the first round out of Texas in June.Zeller was the 17th overall pick in the 2002 draft out of North Carolina.
Tue Sep 1220:32NBA notebook: Lakers to retire Bryant's numbersKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Tyler ZellerCCelticsFree Agent
The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors.The team will retire both of Bryant's numbers. Bryant wore both No. 8 and No. 24 during his 20 seasons with the Lakers.Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, retired following the 2015-16 campaign. He wore No. 8 for his first 10 seasons before switching to No. 24.Bryant scored 33,643 points, third-most in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.Bryant will become the 10th Lakers' player to have his number retired, the others being Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O'Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52).Former announcer Chick Hearn also has him name in the arena rafters.-- Former New York Knicks forward Charles Oakley filed a civil suit related to the February incident with security at Madison Square Ga... [More]
Tue Sep 1215:16Lakers to retire Bryant's number in DecemberKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors, according to published reports.The team will retire both of Bryant's numbers. Bryant wore both No. 8 and No. 24 during his 20 seasons with the Lakers.Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, retired following the 2015-16 campaign. He wore No. 8 for his first 10 seasons before switching to No. 24.Bryant scored 33,643 points, third-most in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.Bryant will become the 10th Lakers' player to have his number retired, the others being Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O'Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52).Former announcer Chick Hearn also has his name in the arena rafters.
Mon Sep 1121:43G Tony Allen and Pelicans agreed on one-year, $2.3 million free ...Tony AllenSGGrizzliesFree Agent
G Tony Allen and the Pelicans agreed on a one-year, $2.3 million free agent deal, multiple media outlets reported Monday.Allen, 35, will provide depth on the wing, which is particularly important with Solomon Hill out for an extended period due to a hamstring injury.Allen was named to the NBA second-team all-defensive team last season while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. It was the sixth time in the past seven seasons he made an all-defensive team.Allen averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season in 71 games, including 66 starts.
Fri Sep 817:55Cavaliers sign Holland to two-way contractJohn HollandSFCavaliersFree Agent
The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard/forward John Holland to a two-way contract on Friday.The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Holland was the NBA G League Impact Player of the Year last season after appearing in 37 games (all starts) for the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers' exclusively owned team.Holland, 28, averaged 22.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in a league-high 38.9 minutes per contest. He shot 48.1 percent from the field, 34.6 from beyond the arc and 88.1 from the foul line, while helping the Charge reach the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.Before rejoining the Charge in 2016-17, Holland was in training camp with the Cavaliers where he played in three preseason games and averaged 10.7 points and 18.8 minutes.Holland received a call-up from the Boston Celtics before the 2016 NBA playoffs and made his debut in the first round against the Atlanta Hawks. The Boston University product played professionally in France, Spain and Turkey, and also represented the Puerto Rican national team in 2011.Holland becomes the first player to sign a two-way contract with the Cavs. Per NBA rules starting this season, teams are permitted to have two two-way players on their roster at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular-season roster. A two-way player for the Cavs will provide services to the team's G League affiliate in Canton but can spend up to 45 days with Cleveland.
Fri Sep 817:45Bulls Payne undergoes foot surgeryCameron PaynePGBullsFree Agent
Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne underwent successful foot surgery and will be sidelined three to four months, the team announced Friday.Payne's surgery on his right foot (fifth metatarsal) was performed Wednesday by Dr. Johnny Lin of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush performed the surgery.The Bulls said Payne will remain in a splint for the next 7-to-10 days followed by a boot for 6-to-8 weeks, and he is expected to make a full return.Payne is no stranger to issues with his right foot, as he sustained an acute fracture last September and had surgery in July 2016 to fix a Jones fracture in the same foot.The 23-year-old Payne was acquired by the Bulls, along with Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne, in a February deal that sent Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a future second-round selection to the Oklahoma City Thunder.The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Payne averaged 4.9 points in 11 games with Chicago last season.Payne was a first-round draft pick (14th overall) of the Thunder in 2015. He owns averages of 5.0 and 1.9 assists in 88 career games.
Fri Sep 804:24PG Isaiah Thomas introduced during Thursday news conference, but...Isaiah ThomasPGCelticsFree Agent
PG Isaiah Thomas was introduced during a Thursday news conference, but the team went to great lengths to avoid shedding much light on the All-Star guard's injured right hip. "To be fair to Isaiah, we're not going to address any specifics on his hip injury," Altman said of Thomas, who joined Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic in being introduced as the newest members of the Cavaliers on the heels of the summer's blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. "We're also not going to put a timetable on it," Altman said. "... We're not going to rush it, at all." Thomas said that he is "just getting treatment each and every day" and working in the weight room. The 28-year-old Thomas suffered the injury during this year's playoffs while playing for the Celtics. He finished third in the NBA with an average of 28.9 points in 2016-17.
Thu Sep 719:24Cavaliers provide few answers on Thomas' injured hipIsaiah ThomasPGCelticsFree Agent
The Cleveland Cavaliers put the spotlight on newly acquired Isaiah Thomas during Thursday's news conference, but the team went to great lengths to avoid shedding much light on the All-Star guard's injured right hip.General manager Koby Altman implored reporters to avoid asking questions about Thomas' hip, but they asked anyway."To be fair to Isaiah, we're not going to address any specifics on his hip injury," Altman said of Thomas, who joined Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic in being introduced as the newest members of the Cavaliers on the heels of the summer's blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics."We're also not going to put a timetable on it," Altman said. "... We're not going to rush it, at all."Altman reiterated versions of that statement numerous times with Thomas sitting nearby.Questions following Thomas' physical examination and his recovery from a postseason hip injury served as a significant hiccup to completing the deal that sent fellow All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celti... [More]
Wed Sep 619:01Bucks sign G Young to training camp contractJames YoungSGCelticsFree Agent
The Milwaukee Bucks signed shooting guard James Young to a training camp contract on Wednesday.Young, 22, was the No. 17 overall pick by the Boston Celtics in 2014 after spending one season at Kentucky. Young averaged 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 89 games for the Celtics.Young averaged 18.7 points for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League while bouncing back and forth over the last few seasons. He will fight for a roster spot on a Milwaukee team that already has Khris Middleton, Jason Terry and Rashad Vaughn on the roster at the shooting guard spot.The Bucks also added rookie guards Sterling Brown and Bronson Koenig earlier in the offseason and return reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon in the backcourt.
Wed Sep 618:51Hawks sign G Magette, F CavanaughJosh MagettePGHawksFree Agent
The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Josh Magette to a two-way contract on Wednesday and signed undrafted rookie forward Tyler Cavanaugh.The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Magette, 27, spent time during the 2016 preseason with the Hawks and was part of the team's NBA Summer League roster in 2017.Last season, Magette started 50 games for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA G League, averaging 15.8 points, 9.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He led the G League in assists per game for the second straight season and was named second team All-G League.The 2017-18 season will mark the first year of two-way contracts in the NBA. Only players with four or fewer years of NBA experience are permitted to sign two-way contracts. A two-way player for the Hawks will primarily play for the team's NBA G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, but can spend up to 45 days with Atlanta, not including any time prior to the start of Erie's training camp and at the conclusion of their season.The 6-9, 238-pound Cavanaugh, 23, also was a member of the Hawks' Summer League team in Las Vegas.Cavanaugh spent his first two college seasons at Wake Forest before transferring to George Washington. As a graduate student at GW last season, he appeared in 35 games (all starts), leading the team in points (18.3), rebounds (8.4), free throws made (173) and attempted (204) in 32.2 minutes per contest.
Sat Sep 204:03G Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James sinc...Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
G Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James since being traded to the Boston Celtics but he praised his former superstar teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 25-year-old Irving called playing three seasons with James as "awesome" and told reporters at his introductory press conference in Boston that "I learned so much from that guy." The Celtics formally introduced Irving on Friday at TD Garden after the blockbuster trade sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick and the Miami Heat's 2020 second-round pick in exchange for the four-time All-Star point guard. Irving, who had requested a trade in July, was asked about his decision to leave Cleveland and the status of his relationship with James. "I haven't spoken to (James) and my intent (in asking for a trade), like I said, was for my best intentions," Irving said. "To look back at the amount of ground we covered in the last three-year span ... to really realize how special that was and how much stuff happened in that amount of time, I'd be sitting up here and telling you guys a lie if I didn't tell you I learned so much from that guy."
Fri Sep 117:02Irving praises LeBron during Boston introductionKyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James since being traded to the Boston Celtics but he praised his former superstar teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers.The 25-year-old Irving called playing three seasons with James as "awesome" and told reporters at his introductory press conference in Boston that "I learned so much from that guy."The Celtics formally introduced Irving on Friday at TD Garden after the blockbuster trade sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick and the Miami Heat's 2020 second-round pick in exchange for the four-time All-Star point guard.Gordon Hayward also was introduced to the Boston media after the former Utah Jazz forward signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract with the Celtics in July.Irving, who had requested a trade in July, was asked about his decision to leave Cleveland and the status of his relationship with James."I haven't spoken to (James) and my intent (in asking for a trade), li... [More]
Fri Sep 116:59Bucks waive veteran F/C HawesSpencer HawesCBucksFree Agent
The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward/center Spencer Hawes on Friday in order to move beneath the luxury-tax threshold.The Bucks will use the stretch provision to spread the balance of the Hawes' $6.2 million salary this season over three years, sparing the franchise the full salary-cap hit this year, according to ESPN. The team is now $2.5 million under the tax threshold with 13 guaranteed contracts.Once the 7-foot-1, 245-pound Hawes clears waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent.Hawes, 29, appeared in 19 games for the Bucks last season and averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. He was acquired from the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 2.Hawes owns career averages of 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 10 NBA seasons, including stops with Sacramento, Philadelphia, Cleveland, the Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte and Milwaukee.
Thu Aug 3120:52Bulls G Payne to undergo foot surgeryCameron PaynePGBullsFree Agent
Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne will undergo surgery for a fractured right foot next week, the team announced Thursday.The Bulls issued a statement saying Payne fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot during a workout on July 18. Payne spent six weeks in a boot, but the team said the fracture hadn't healed properly and will require surgery.While Chicago did not divulge a timetable for his absence, ESPN reported that Payne will likely miss at least a couple of months.Payne is no stranger to issues with his right foot, as he sustained an acute fracture last September and had surgery in July 2016 to fix a Jones fracture in the same foot.The 23-year-old Payne was acquired by the Bulls, along with Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne, in a February deal that sent Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a future second-round selection to the Oklahoma City Thunder.Payne averaged 4.9 points in 11 games with Chicago last season.The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Payne was a first-round draft pick (14th overall) of the Thunder in 2015.
Thu Aug 3120:49Lakers fined $500K for tampering with GeorgePaul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the anti-tampering rule, the NBA announced Thursday.The league said the fine was a result of communication between Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and representatives for Paul George, while the All-Star forward was still under contract with the Indiana Pacers.The Pacers filed formal tampering charges and Thursday's fine followed an investigation conducted by the independent law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.The fine also reflected a previous warning issued by the NBA to the Lakers regarding tampering, following comments made during an April 20 national television appearance by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the team's president of basketball operations.The investigation did not reveal evidence of an agreement or understanding that the Lakers would sign or acquire George."We respect and accept the NBA's decision regarding this matter," Pelinka said. "On behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, I want to express our regret o... [More]
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