Latest: Cavs, Boozer, Stoudemire, Jack

Veteran swingman Dahntay Jones has been waived waived by the Cavaliers. (Getty Images photo)
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The Cavaliers could potentially bring back swingman Dahntay Jones on a veteran minimum deal, per D-League website Upside & Motor.

The Cavs waived Jones and allowed two trade exceptions to expire Saturday. (Amico Hoops report.)

Recently retired NBA big man Amare Stoudemire intends to sign with Hapoel Jerusalem in Israel, per international basketball journalist David Pick.

Former NBA All-Star forward Carlos Boozer intends to play in China next season, Pick reports.

Ex-UConn standout guard Ryan Boatright, waived by the Nets and Pistons last season, will also play in China, Pick reports.

Klay Thompson on playing with Harrison Barnes, now a former Warriors teammate, on Team USA (via NBA.com): “It’s weird. It’s like the last chapter we’ll play together in our basketball careers. But we’re embracing it. HB’s a great guy. … He’s only scratched the surface of what he can do. I’m happy for him, and me and Draymond are happy for one more go-round because he really is a great teammate.” (Full feature.)

The Wizards are unlikely to pay more players to attend training camp, per CSN MidAtlantic.

Hawks point guard Jarrett Jack says he is “looking forward to a new start,” in a Q&A with ESPN.

Per the Lexington Herald-Leader: “(Devin) Booker described being on the USA Basketball Select Team as a step toward fulfilling his dream of playing for the U.S. in the Olympics. ‘I’m on the right road,’ he said. ‘Obviously, the Olympics is something I want to do in the future. And hopefully, I can make that jump.'” (Full report.)

Saturday’s News

Forward Aaron White, a 2015 second-round pick of the Wizards, has signed with Zenit St. Petersburg of Russia, White announced on Twitter.

White is a product of  Strongsville (Ohio) High. “I’m really excited to continue my career in Europe and play at this high level for St. Petersburg,” he told CSN MidAtltantic via text message.

White played collegiately at Iowa. He has played in the NBA summer league for the Wizards two straight years. This marks his second season overseas.


The Bucks plan to sign first-round draft pick Thon Maker and second-rounder Malcolm Brogdon sometime Saturday, per Yahoo Sports.

Maker will receive a four-year deal, with Brogdon getting three years, the website reports.

The Heat are attempting to trade forward Josh McRoberts but finding little interest, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Former Pelicans coach and current U.S. Olympic basketball team assistant Monty Williams has been offered a position with the Spurs, per ESPN.

Several teams must decide on guaranteed contracts by Monday morning. Hoops Rumors has compiled a list. (Related: Cavs and Dahntay Jones.)

Former D-League guard and Celtics draft pick Marcus Thornton has agreed to a contract with Pesaro of Italy, per Sportando.

The Warriors have added former NBA guard Willie Green as an assistant coach, per The Vertical.

Free agent center JaVale McGee has agreed to a “make good” training camp contract with the Warriors, per ESPN.

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