Bucks guard Jason Terry on free agency, to HoopsHype: “I had a couple of contenders that I was seriously looking at. Two of them were in the Finals (Cavaliers and Warriors). I made a call to (Gregg Popovich). San Antonio was another one.”
Rockets guard James Harden has organized a Rockets mini-camp for next week, per FOX 26 in Houston.
Rockets swingman Corey Brewer on Harden organizing the workouts: “He’s the franchise player. He signed the extension. So it’s his team, and he’s doing all the right things to do what we need to do to have a chance to win championships.”
Knicks guard Derrick Rose has been organizing workouts for his team in Los Angeles all summer, per The Vertical.
The Heat have told Josh McRoberts that they intend to keep him for the upcoming season, per the Miami Herald.
Former Israeli guard Shawn Dawson, in camp with the Pelicans, to the New Orleans Advocate: “(The Pelicans) explained the whole situation. I know that it’s a tough situation to get a contract when there’s 15 guaranteed already, but things happen. I believe in myself and I feel they like me. I know that they like me.”
The Lakers have officially re-signed forward/center Tarik Black, per GM Mitch Kupchak.
Former Oregon and D-League small forward E.J. Singler will attend training camp with the Raptors and compete for the final roster spot, per Raptors Republic. Singler is the younger brother of Thunder forward Kyle Singler.
Magic forward Serge Ibaka tells Complex he was surprised by Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder (for the Warriors) in free agency: “It’s tough to make that kind of decision and it’s not easy, but at the end of the day he needs to do what makes him happy. What he thinks makes him happy, makes his family happy, that matters.
More from Ibaka: “We have to accept that and from the position of Oklahoma City, from the team, it’s tough if your star leaves like that and I understand that. But, there’s some stuff in life that we can’t control. The fans in Oklahoma City and the team can’t control that and if that makes Kevin Durant happy, then good for him.” (Full story.)
Stephen Jackson rips ‘selfish’ Tony Parker again. https://t.co/bMusHRLPFO
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) August 25, 2016
Undrafted forward Anthony Gill (Virginia) has agreed to a contract with Turkish club Yesilgiresun, per Amico Hoops.
Undrafted guard Lee Moore (UTEP) has signed with Italian club Centrale del Latte Brescia, per Amico Hoops.
Former Memphis power forward and Heat draft pick Robert Dozier has signed with the Sanen Neophoenix of Japan, per Amico Hoops.
Ex-NBA big man Josh Harrellson (Kentucky) has agreed to a contract with Japenese club Osaka Evessa, per Amico Hoops.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told the Syracuse Post-Standard that Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is unlikely to win a championship.
Boeheim told the newspaper: “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title. He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better and every team he’s been on he’s made them a lot better. Denver hadn’t done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren’t going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time.”
The Timberwolves have signed guards John Lucas III and Toure Murray to training camp contracts, per ESPN.
Per Entrepreneur: “In June, Vasu Kulkarni was standing in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room, his hands sticky with champagne spray, his ears ringing with screams. The team had just won the NBA championship game, and Kulkarni, CEO of Krossover, was invited in for the trophy presentation. It wasn’t his footwork or his coaching skills that landed him the enviable invite: The Cavs use Krossover’s data analytics tools to study their games to improve performance.” (Full story.)
Euroleague Basketball’s and all of the clubs’ thoughts are with the families of the victims of Italy’s earthquake https://t.co/K7KvjbUPFi
— EuroLeagueBasketball (@EuroLeague) August 24, 2016
Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after an injection in his left knee, per the team.
Jason Terry’s contract with the Bucks is a guaranteed minimum-salary deal for one year, per Basketball Insiders.
Jazz second-round draft pick Joel Bolomboy will receive a fully guaranteed $1 million from his contract with the team, per Basketball Insiders.
Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews says he is fully recovered from Achilles surgery, per this article on Mavs.com.
Ryan Gomes and Pat Rafferty have been named assistant coaches with the Long Island Nets of the D-League, per the team.
Former Cavaliers and Bucks guard Jared Cunningham has signed with Jiangsu Tongxi of China, per Sportando.
Cunningham, 25, appeared in 40 regular-season games with the Cavs last season.
The signing of forward Yi Jianlian of China is also official, the Lakers announced.
Former No. 1 overall draft pick and NBA center Kwame Brown is attempting a comeback, per his new agency.
Recently signed Clippers guard Alan Anderson has switched agents, from Mark Bartelstein to Chris Luchey, per HoopsHype.
Former D-League center Jordan Bachynski has agreed to a contract with the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins of Japan, per Upside & Motor.
Second-round draft pick Abdel Nader will play for the Celtics’ D-League affiliate in Maine, per Yahoo Sports.
The Nets have hired Gianluca Pascucci as director of global scouting, and B.J. Johnson as coordinator of player evaluation, per the team.
— Hoops Rumors (@HoopsRumors) August 23, 2016