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Raptors opt not to re-sign Hayes

Nigel Hayes’ 10-day contract expired at midnight Sunday and the Toronto Raptors will not be offering him another deal, according to Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic. Hayes is a 6-foot-8 forward and went undrafted out of Wisconsin last summer and spent most of his rookie year in the G League. He could potentially return to […]


Sixers part ways with two-way guard Young

The Philadelphia 76ers have released shooting guard James Young, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Young signed a two-way contract with the team in January. He appeared in six games with the Sixers, averaging 2.8 points. He also appeared in 39 games in the G League, where he averaged 20.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. […]


G-League standout Alexander signs in France

Former NBA and G-League forward Cliff Alexander has agreed to a contract with ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne, according to Eurobasket News. Alexander, 22, just recently completed an impressive stint with the Wisconsin Herd, averaging 16.6 points and 6.2 assists in 28 games. Wisconsin is the Milwaukee Bucks’ minor-league affiliate. Alexander left Kansas after his freshman season in […]


Pelicans sign Drew II to second 10-day contract

It’s been a good week for the Drew family. Larry Drew has been acting coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading them to five wins in five tries entering Tuesday’s game at the Miami Heat. And now, Larry Drew II has been signed to a second 10-day contract by the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced […]


Scouts mixed on Bates-Diop’s draft position

Ohio State small forward and reigning Big Ten Player of the Year Keita Bates-Diop has declared for the NBA draft and his status is very much up in the air, according to several scouts. Bates-Diop is a redshirt junior and averaged 19.8 points and 8.7 rebounds in a breakout season under first-year Buckeyes coach Chris […]


Cavs coach Lue to remain sidelined for Heat

It looks as if Tuesday will be another opportunity for Larry Drew to remain undefeated as acting coach of the Cavaliers. Drew, it appears, will once again be the main main on the sidelines — as ESPN reported coach Tyronn Lue is not ready to return from an undisclosed health ailment that has kept him […]


Bulls sign Fair, waive Johnson after two hours

The Chicago Bulls have signed forward CJ Fair and waived forward Jaylen Johnson, the team announced Monday. Fair has appeared in 47 games with the Windy City Bulls and Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. He has compiled avaerages of 10.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Fair, 26, played collegiately at Syracuse and went undrafted […]


Dribbles: LeBron, depth and enough effort do trick for Cavs

Random dribbles on the Cavaliers’ 121-114 yawner of a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. 1. The Cavs cared for about five minutes, and when you’re playing the Nets, that’s good enough. Then again, the Nets have given the Cavs a real adventure in every meeting this season. Figure that out, then get back […]


Celtics signing journeyman guard Kirkpatrick

Free-agent guard Sean Kilpatrick will sign a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, the Boston Herald reported. The well-traveled Kilpatrick just completed the second of two 10-day stints with the Los Angeles Clippers — but the team opted not to re-sign him for the rest of the season. The Celtics are without Kyrie Irving (knee), […]


Lakers sign Wear for remainder of season

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Travis Wear for the remainder of the season, the team announced. Wear is averaging 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10 games with LA. He signed a two-way contract March 2. Initially called up from the G-League’s South Bay Lakers, Wear is shooting 40 percent on 3-pointers. The […]


Teague signs 10-day contract with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Marquis Teague to a 10-day contract, the team announced on its website. Teague is a 6-foot-2 point guard and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 29 overall pick in 2012. He has spent all of this season with the Memphis Hustle of the G-League, averaging 17.6 […]


Rockets waiving Wright; signing Nash

The Houston Rockets are waiving forward Brandan Wright and signing forward Le’Bryan Nash, according to the Houston Chronicle. Wright’s contract was bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies last month, with the Rockets quickly signing him in hopes of adding depth to the frontcourt. Per the Chronicle: Wright played in one game before soreness in his […]


Hawks ink Lee to second 10-day contract

The Atlanta Hawks have signed shooting guard Damion Lee to a second 10-day contract, the team announced. Lee has appeared in five games and is averaging 10.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 24 minutes a night. He has also played in 38 games with the G-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, averaging 15.8 points. Lee, 25, began […]


Magic likely to fire Vogel at end of season

It’s not been pretty in Orlando and the current front office inherited Magic coach Frank Vogel. That is likely bad news for Vogel. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, a “widely held assumption” in coaching circles is that Vogel will be fired at the end of the season. The Magic performed some […]