Rumor Roundup: Cavs, Kings, D-League

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The Cavaliers are answering the phone but not actively looking to trade guard Iman Shumpert, per a team source in cleveland.com.

But an opposing GM texted Amico Hoops about the report: “Guess I’m not sure what actively means. That’s news to me and probably about six other (team executives).”

The Cavs only have a passing interest in free agent point guard Jarrett Jack, per a league source.

Retired NBA star Kevin Garnett remains on the Cavs’ radar as a consultant, per Yahoo Sports. (Amico Hoops report.)

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is happy and “likes” new coach Dave Joerger, per the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings are hoping to host the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, per NBA.com.

Former NBA forward Chase Budinger has signed a contract with Baskonia of Spain, per basketball journalist David Pick. Former NBA guard Shane Larkin and forward Andrea Bargnani also play for the club.

Nets center Brook Lopez has become “an awkward fit” under new coach Kenny Atkinson, per the New York Post.

Per Newsday, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and coach Jeff Hornacek understand the early frustrations of point guard Derrick Rose. (Full report.)

Hoops Rumors has compiled a list of players who cannot be traded until Dec.15. View it here.

The website compiled a separate list of players who can’t be traded until Jan. 15. View it here.

In case you missed it: Seattle may be getting closer to landing an NBA franchise. Read more here from the Seattle Times.

Free agent point guard Josh Magette has signed a contract with the D-League, per D-League Digest. Magette’s rights are held by the LA D-Fenders. He was waived by the Hawks last week.

Former NBA swingman Lamar Patterson has signed to play in the D-League, per D-League Digest. Patterson is expected to join the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ D-League affiliate.

Undrafted guard Yogi Ferrell (Indiana) will join the Long Island Nets of the D-League, per Scout.com.

Free agent swingman C.J. Leslie has signed with the Raptors 905 of the D-League, per The Step Back.

The Magic are hoping to decide on the location of their D-League affiliate within the next month, per the Orlando Sentinel.

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The Hawks have signed free agent guard Dennis Schroder to a four-year contract extension worth more than $62 million, per ESPN.

Free agent guard R.J. Hunter has signed a one-year contract with the Bulls, per ESPN. Hunter was released by the Celtics last week.

The Lakers have exercised the 2017-18 contract options of D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., and Julius Randle, per the team.

The 76ers have exercised the 2017-18 contract options of Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas, per RealGM.

Free agent guard Briante Webber has signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League, per D-League Digest.

Free agent point guard Jannero Pargo has signed with the Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League, per D-League Digest.

Free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie has signed with the Windy City Bulls of the D-League, per The Step Back.

Former Bucks forward Johnny O’Bryant has signed with the D-League and is eligible for the Oct. 30 draft, per The Step Back.

Free agent small forward Axel Toupane will return to Raptors 905 of the D-League, per D-League Digest.

Free agent swingman Jarell Eddie has agreed to return to the Austin Spurs of the D-League, per D-League Digest.

Free agent forward Vince Hunter has signed to return to the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, per The Step Back.

Former Trail Blazers forward Cliff Alexander has signed with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League, per The Step Back.

Former Jazz small forward J.J. O’Brien has signed with the D-League and will play for the Salt Lake City Stars, per D-League Digest.

Free agent center Michael Dunigan will return to the Canton Charge of the D-League, per The Step Back.

Per the RealGM transactions log:

Jordan Adams, previously with the Grizzlies, became a free agent.

Ben Bentil, previously with the Pacers, became a free agent.

Anthony Brown, previously with the Lakers, became a free agent.

Dionte Christmas, previously with the Sixers, became a free agent.

Matt Costello, previously with the Grizzlies, became a free agent.

Isaiah Cousins, previously with the Kings, became a free agent.

Jordan Farmar, previously with the Kings, became a free agent.

Alonzo Gee, previously with the Pelicans, became a free agent.

Archie Goodwin, previously with the Suns, became a free agent.

P.J. Hairston, previously with the Rockets, became a free agent.

Dahntay Jones, previously with the Cavaliers, became a free agent.

Shawn Long, previously with the Sixers, became a free agent.

Ray McCallum, previously with the Pistons, became a free agent.

Mitch McGary, previously with the Thunder, became a free agent.

Lamar Patterson, previously with the Kings, became a free agent.

Brandon Paul, previously with the Sixers, became a free agent.

Gary Payton II, previously with the Rockets, became a free agent.

Ronnie Price, previously with the Thunder, became a free agent.

Pablo Prigioni, previously with the Rockets, became a free agent.

Kaleb Tarczewski, previously with the Thunder, became a free agent.

James Webb III, previously with the Sixers, became a free agent.

Chris Wright, previously with the Thunder, became a free agent.

Yi Jianlian, previously with the Lakers, became a free agent.

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Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki spoke about his future in an interview with TalkBasket.net.

Nowitzki told the website: “My goal is to fulfil my contract. In the summer I signed for two more years. But I also have to check on my health. No one knows where I will go later, but I think that I’ll always have a home here in Dallas. I have been here for 20 years now, my wife for 10. If I want to, I would get a job at the Mavericks so I think we might stay here after the end of my career.” Full Q&A.

Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins to Kings media: “I have one goal, that’s playoffs. That’s success for me right now.”

The Suns were unable to move shooting guard Archie Goodwin in a trade before waiving him, per GM Ryan McDonough told the Arizona Republic.

Per the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Nerlens Noel is heading back to Alabama. The 76ers reserve center has decided to reunite with Kevin Wilk after having surgery Monday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York to repair inflamed tissue above his left knee. Wilk is associate clinical director at Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala.”

The Magic have exercised the 2017-18 contract options on swingman Mario Hezonja, forward Aaron Gordon and point guard Elfrid Payton, per the team.

The Rockets have exercised the option on the 2017-18 contract of center Clint Capela, per RealGM.

Hoops Rumors has put together a list of five rookie-scale extension candidates to watch. View it here.

The website also examines players with fully guaranteed contracts who were waived prior to the opening of the season. Full post.

Former NBA shooting guard Xavier Henry has signed a D-League contract and will return to the Santa Cruz Warriors, per D-League Digest.

Former St. John’s forward Chris Obekpa will also join Santa Cruz, D-League Digest reports.