HoopsNews: Wall, Miller, Nuggets, Cook

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Today’s quick news and moves from around the world of pro basketball, all on one easy-to-follow page. Check regularly for updates.

Bradley Beal said he has not been offered a contract extension by the Wizards, per The Washington Post. This contradicts an earlier Post story that claimed the Wizards had offered Beal an extension that was less than the maximum deal he’s seeking.

John Wall said he is willing to help the Wizards recruit Thunder star Kevin Durant once Durant hits free agency next summer, per Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Teams and players are forbidden from recruiting opposing players who are still under contract. “But when the time is right and he can get away from all that, yeah, we’ll probably have some conversation and throw a pitch,” Wall told the website. Durant has stated he would prefer to stay with one team his entire career.

The Nuggets have offered Mike Miller a one-year contract that he can accept after he clears waivers, per ESPN. Miller has agreed to a contract buyout with the Trail Blazers on Sunday, per Yahoo Sports. The 35-year old swingman has played for six teams since being drafted by the Magic in 2000.

Anthony Bennett has officially signed with the Raptors, per the team. Yahoo Sports reports the contract is for one year and the league minimum. The former No. 1 overall draft pick is now on his third team in three seasons.

Lottery pick Emmanuel Mudiay is expected to start immediately — which would make him just the second point guard in Nuggets history to start on opening night, per The Denver Post.

The final spot on the Clippers’ 15-man roster is likely to come down to who wins the training camp battle between Chuck Hayes, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nikoloz Tskitishvili, per ESPN.

The Rockets will pick up the option on a third season of Clint Capela‘s rookie contract, per RealGM.

Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas will miss the start of training camp and his status for the beginning of the regular season is uncertain, per the Houston Chronicle. Motiejunas underwent back surgery toward the end of last season.

The 76ers have officially signed Jordan McRae, T.J. McConnell, J.P. Tokoto and Christian Wood, per the team. The Sixers also officially waived Gerald Wallace.

Former NBA guard Daquean Cook (Ohio State) has signed with Benfica in Portugal, per the team.

Former NBA center Daniel Orton is expected to be cut by Greek club AEK Athens for disciplinary reasons, per Sportando.

Ex-NBA forward Brandon Davies has signed with Varese of the French league, per the team.

Former NBA forward Ike Diogu has signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of China, per AsiaBasket.com.

Ex-Connecticut guard Khalid El-Amin has signed with Sigal Prishtina of the Balkan league, per the team. El-Amin, 36, was a second-round draft pick of the Bulls in 2000.

Former Florida guard Taurean Green has signed with French club Sidigas Avellino, per the team.

Former Baylor forward Anthony Jones has signed with Villars Basket in Switzerland, per EuroBasket.com.

Ex-University of Memphis forward Robert Dozier has signed with PAOK Thessaloniki of Greece, per EuroBasket.com.

Former UNC Charlotte forward Chris Braswell has agreed to a contract with Apollon Limassol of Cyprus, per EuroBasket.com.

Former Winona State guard Grant Johnson has signed with Lithuanian club Nevezis Kedainiai, per the team.

Former St. Joseph’s (Ind.) swingman Samuel Francis has signed with Spartak Pleven of Bulgaria, per Eurobasket News.

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