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- Budenholzer, Hawks agree to part ways - April 25, 2018
Free agent guard P.J. Hairston has agreed to a training camp contract with the Rockets, per Yahoo Sports.
Nets guard Jeremy Lin has said he rediscovered his joy for the game with the Hornets after losing it with the Lakers, per ESPN.
Free agent center and former lottery pick Hasheem Thabeet is drawing interest from several teams, per the Racine Journal Times.
The Spurs have waived free agent center/power forward Ryan Richards, per the team.
#Sixers Noel: ‘Today was my first day playing with Ben. He’s really good. I think we complement each other well.’
— Tom Moore (@tmoore76ers) September 29, 2016
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) September 29, 2016
Per the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Sergio Rodriguez has been very impressive at (Sixers) training camp.”
The Nuggets have been offered first-round draft picks for Will Barton, but the team plans to hold on to the swingman, per The Denver Post.
Per the Orlando Sentinel: “In fact, if the team stumbles out of the gate and/or Serge Ibaka isn’t contributing as advertised, the Magic would even have to consider listening to trade offers for him at the deadline.” (Full story.)
The Magic are narrowing down locations for their D-League affiliate, per the Sentinel reports.
Hornets center Roy Hibbert is attempting to revive his career with the help of Patrick Ewing, per the Charlotte Observer.
Argentinian swingman Carlos Delfino is aiming for a return to the NBA, per HoopsHype.
Per USA Today: “The attorneys for Derrick Rose claimed in court documents that the woman who has accused the New York Knicks star of rape reported the alleged sexual assault to police more than two months after she filed her lawsuit. ‘Ms. Doe went to the LAPD in December 2015 and the LAPD opened a criminal investigation at that time that has not since resulted in criminal charges,’ Courtney Palko, one of Rose’s attorneys, wrote in the 28-page filing. ‘That separate investigation will independently run its course. It does not change the fact that no criminal charges have been brought.'” (Full report.)
General Manager Mitch Kupchak discusses the Lakers new beginning this upcoming season.
— LakersTV (@LakersTV) September 28, 2016
The Kings don’t appear to have interest in trading center DeMarcus Cousins, per Brian Windhorst on ESPN’s Pacific Division preview.
Per ESPN: “The 2016-17 season is officially open, but the Cavs are still savoring their championship, specifically by repeatedly rewatching their historic upset victory in Oakland on June 19. They rewind the Kyrie Irving 3-pointer that broke the tie, they play the LeBron James block of Andre Iguodala in slow motion, and they half laugh, half well up when seeing Kevin Love move his feet like he’d never moved them before in defending Steph Curry. And then they tell each other about it.” (Full story.)
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue spoke to NBA TV about the state of the team. Watch the interview here.
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It sure doesn’t seem like Rudy Gay will play for the Kings this season, and almost definitely not the next, given his comments at media day.
Per the Sacramento Bee: “Gay will opt out of his contract after this season and become an unrestricted free agent, fueling speculation the Kings will trade the forward to avoid losing him with no compensation.”
Here is Gay had to say at media day, again per the Bee: “I made the decision to opt out. Whether I sign here, whether I’m here the rest of the season or whether I start here, it’s really not up to me. Wherever I am, I’m going play to the best of my ability.” (Full report.)
Mavericks center Andrew Bogut said he would have requested a buyout had the Warriors traded him to any team other than the Mavericks, per ESPN.
Per HoopsHype: “Wizards head coach Scott Brooks talked about the John Wall–Bradley Beal relationship on SiriusXM NBA Radio: ‘I read what everybody else read. I have not talked to them about it because I don’t think it was important. I will say this… Teams that never have disagreements with one another are bad teams.'”
11 teams enter training camp with at least 15 guaranteed contracts; ATL, BKN, BOS, HOU, IND, LAC, MIA, MIL, NYK, NOP and OKC.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) September 27, 2016
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry won’t talk about his 2017 free agency until the season ends, per Sportsnet.
Hoops Rumors is ranking players’ salaries by position and conference. Here is their look at Western Conference shooting guards.
Former Canton Charge guard Chris Crawford has signed a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, per the team.
Carmelo Anthony: “I don’t think there’s been this type of excitement surrounding our team since I’ve been here.” https://t.co/JiqXp1FgK6
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) September 27, 2016