Sam Amico

Akoon-Purcell signs two-way deal with Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have signed shooting guard DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell to a two-way contract, the team announced in a press release. Akoon-Purcell is 6-foot-5 and went undrafted out of Illinois State in 2016. He spent the last two years playing for the Bakken Bears of the Danish league. He appeared in four games for the Nuggets’ […]

Amico: Dekker a gamble worth taking for Cavs

As expected, Sam Dekker is now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the team made a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers official Tuesday. Dekker has been a disappointment as a pro so far. He is 6-foot-9 and sort of caught in that world of “what type of forward is this guy anyway?” After […]

Pelicans may be nearing camp deal with Okafor

The New Orleans Pelicans and free agent big man Jahlil Okafor are in discussions on a possible deal that would bring the former No. 3 overall pick to training camp, according to a report from Scott Kushner of the New Orleans Advocate. “Nothing formalized at this point but certainly an interesting, low-risk option for the Pelicans […]

Sixers rookie Smith injures foot during workout

Philadelphia 76ers rookie shooting guard Zhaire Smith suffered a foot injury during a workout in Las Vegas, the team announced Tuesday. A medical update on Zhaire Smith: — Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 7, 2018 Smith is 6-foot-5 and was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 NBA […]

Preston’s potential has caught, kept Cavs’ eye

Billy Preston is the type of player the new Cleveland Cavaliers are targeting. They are looking for younger players with upside, players to develop as they rebuild the franchise in yet another edition of the post-LeBron James era. So there are plenty of reasons why the Cavs signed Preston to a two-way contract earlier this […]

Celtics sign Dozier to two-way contract

Free agent shooting guard P.J. Dozier has agreed to a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics, according to a report from Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. Dozier is 6-foot-6 and went undrafted out of South Carolina in 2017. He appeared in two games with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Dozier is the second […]

Ex-Nets guard Whitehead to play in Russia

Former Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead has signed a one-year contract to play with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. The contract is reportedly for $1.1 million. “The 23-year-old is hoping to have a strong season as a lead guard, show he’s completely healthy and then return to the NBA for […]

Wilcox signs two-way contract with Pacers

Free agent shooting guard C.J. Wilcox has agreed to a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers, the team announced on its website. Wilcox spent last season on a two-way contract with the Portland Trail Blazers — and averaged 10.4 points on 45 percent shooting during his run with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G […]

Cavanaugh inks two-way contract with Jazz

Free agent forward Tyler Cavanuagh has signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, the team announced in a press release. The former George Washington standout spent his rookie year with the Atlanta Hawks last season, posting averages of 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 39 appearances. As Clark Crum of HoopsRumors noted: “Having already […]

McLaughlin signs camp contract with Nets

Former USC guard Jordan McLaughlin has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Brooklyn Nets, according to a report from NetsDaily. McLaughlin confirmed the signing on his Instagram page. The 6-foot-2 guard went undrafted after spending four years with the Trojans. He then played for the Nets in the Las Vegas Summer League. Brooklyn now […]

Three-team deal official; Anthony off to Rockets

A three-team trade everyone knew was coming is now official, and the end result is expected to land forward Carmelo Anthony with the Houston Rockets. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers announced the deal Wednesday — Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round draft pick went from the Thunder to the Hawks, with Hawks […]

AH Radio: Love deal shows Cavs don’t want to bottom out

What does the Kevin Love contract extension mean for the Cleveland Cavaliers? Well, for one, it means the Cavs still want to be competitive in the Eastern Conference, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. I joined Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps of 92.3 The Fan to discuss that and more. Listen here.

Knicks agree to deal with big man Vonleh

Free-agent big man Noah Vonleh has reached agreement on a contract with the New York Knicks, according to a report fromIan Begley of ESPN. Vonleh, 22, is a 6-foot-9 power forward. He averaged 4.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 54 games combined with the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers last season. He was drafted No. […]

Love, Cavs agree to large contract extension

All-Star big man Kevin Love has agreed to a contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers that is worth four years and $120 million, according to a report from ESPN. The deal secures Love in Cleveland for another five years, and the Cavs scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to announce the signing. “We are […]