News for Free Agent Players - 2018 9 Category, $200 Cap, 4G/4F/2C

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Mon Aug 2017:21Rebuilding Hawks add depth by signing Hamilton, PoythressDaniel HamiltonSGHawksFree Agent
Alex PoythressPFHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The rebuilding Atlanta Hawks have added depth by signing guard-forward Daniel Hamilton and forward Alex Poythress.Poythress was signed to a two-way contract, so the former Kentucky player will split his time with the Hawks' G League Erie team.Hamilton averaged 2.0 points in six games with Oklahoma City last season while on a two-way contract with the Thunder. He spent most of the season with the G League Oklahoma City Blue.Poythress averaged 1 point in 25 games with Indiana last season. He began the season on a two-way contract.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Aug 1812:30Celtics' Kyrie Irving to visit reservation in North DakotaKyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe.The Rapid City Journal reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will hold a ceremony for Irving on Thursday in honor of his first visit to the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.Irving's late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, left the tribe after her adoption as a child.The tribe says Irving supported the Dakota Access pipeline protests that attracted thousands of demonstrators just outside the reservation.Irving recently released a version of his basketball shoes with a Standing Rock seal on the heels.
Thu Aug 1605:35Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls campsKevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater.For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp had as real a chance as possible to try to be a little bit like him, down to the fancy dribbling work and competitive shooting drills he does daily alongside Kevin Durant throughout the season.Curry went nuts for Kerner's success.Her summer? Absolutely made."It was the best thing in my life that ever happened," the 12-year-old said, recalling her thrilling moment. "He was jumping around afterward. He seemed really excited. He slammed the ball on the floor. He's the best shooter in the world and I want to be like him, so to see him supporting girls, it's really cool."For the first time, Curry hosted all girls for a free, Warriors-run camp Monday and Tuesday at Walnut Creek's Ultimate Fieldh... [More]
Wed Aug 1511:25Udonis Haslem having talks with Heat, deciding on returnUdonis HaslemPFHeatFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is creating jobs, while working toward getting his Miami Heat job back for another season.Haslem has had talks with the Heat in recent days as he continues working through the process of deciding whether to return for a 16th season. There is no timetable for a decision, but there are now indications that he is clearly leaning toward a return."It was a great conversation," Haslem said at the opening of his latest Einstein Bros. Bagels, one of several franchises that he and his business partners have collaborated on in the Miami area in recent years. "At the end of the day, it's was a conversation about if they want me back and if I want to be back."He's also planning a meeting with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in the coming days. Heat officials, including team president Pat Riley, have said they want Haslem back.Haslem's on-court role has been limited over the last three years. He appeared in only 14 games last season, all off the bench, and hasn't gotten more ... [More]
Mon Aug 1315:34Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston RocketsCarmelo AnthonyPFHawksFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him.Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture on social media of Anthony signing his contract.The 34-year-old joins a team led by MVP James Harden and star point guard Chris Paul. The Rockets hope the addition of Anthony will help them contend for their first title since 1995. They lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals last season.Anthony will get a fresh start in Houston after spending last season with the Thunder, with whom he averaged a career-low 16.2 points in 78 games. The third overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists in a 15-year career that also included stints with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.The 6-foot-8 Anthony is a 10-time All-Star and has won three gold medals in the Olympics. He is USA Basketball's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.Anthony has averaged more than 20 points every year of his career except last season and led the NBA in scoring in 2012-13, when he averaged 28.7 points a game.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Aug 1315:04Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston RocketsCarmelo AnthonyPFHawksFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him.Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture on social media of Anthony signing his contract.The 34-year-old joins a team led by MVP James Harden and star point guard Chris Paul. The Rockets hope the addition of Anthony will help them contend for their first title since 1995. They lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals last season.Anthony will get a fresh start in Houston after spending last season with the Thunder, with whom he averaged a career-low 16.2 points in 78 games. The third overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists in a 15-year career that also included stints with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.The 6-foot-8 Anthony is a 10-time All-Star and has won three gold medals in the Olympics. He is USA Basketball's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.Anthony has averaged more than 20 points every year of his career except last season and led the NBA in scoring in 2012-13, when he averaged 28.7 points a game.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Aug 1120:03Wade says if he plays, he'll be with Heat this seasonUdonis HaslemPFHeatFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGHeatFree Agent
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — If Dwyane Wade plays this season, it will be in a Miami Heat uniform.It's still a significant "if."Wade, speaking Saturday night during an appearance at the Jr. NBA World Championship, told reporters that he doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make a decision on whether to return to the heat this season.He did make clear, however, that the Heat are the only team he's considering.Wade and Udonis Haslem, both of whom would be entering their 16th seasons if they continue, remain unsigned with about six weeks left before the start of training camp. Haslem has spent his entire NBA career with the Heat.Wade said there is "no clock" on his decision. The Heat have indicated repeatedly they would like both Wade and Haslem back.
Fri Aug 1017:23Pacers to appear on national television 12 times in 2018-19Paul GeorgeSFThunderFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers will open the 2018-19 season Oct. 17 at home against Memphis and will appear on national television 12 times.League officials announced the regular season schedule Friday afternoon.Other big home games include Feb. 5 against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers and March 14 against Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Defending champion Golden State visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Jan. 28, and San Antonio makes its only appearance in Indianapolis on Nov. 23 — the traditional night after Thanksgiving game.Indiana also will make three four-game road trips and one five-game road trip during the season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Aug 1017:13LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will make his Los Angeles Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18 and play before home fans for the first time two days later.The Lakers will host Houston on Oct. 20 at Staples Center.The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, and the Lakers will play on national TV 35 times.For the 20th straight year, the Lakers will play on Christmas Day, traveling to face the defending champion Golden State Warriors.James returns to Cleveland for his lone game against the Cavaliers on Nov. 21.The Lakers' longest road trip of the season is a five-game, 12-day stretch from Feb. 1-12 when the Grammy Awards return to Staples Center.They'll play 13 back-to-back sets, and two don't require any travel.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Aug 917:43Detroit's Leuer has another operation, this time on kneeJon LeuerPFPistonsFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer has had surgery after injuring his right knee during an offseason workout.The Pistons said Thursday that Leuer's operation was Wednesday in New York, and that he was injured earlier in the week. An update on his return is expected before the start of training camp.The team says Leuer injured his medial meniscus.This wasn't the first recent operation for the 6-foot-10 Leuer, who had left ankle surgery and was limited to eight games last season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Aug 814:52Devin Harris back with Mavs for his third stint in DallasDevin HarrisSGMavericksFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract.The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran on Wednesday. His contract is for the veteran minimum.Dallas originally acquired Harris from Washington, along with Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner, in a draft-day trade for Antawn Jamison in June 2004. He played for the Mavericks until getting traded to New Jersey in February 2008, in a deal that brought Jason Kidd to the Mavericks.Harris first returned to Dallas as a free agent before the 2013-14 season, and stayed until the Mavericks traded him to Denver last February as part of a three-team deal at the trade deadline.The 35-year-old Harris has averaged 11.1 points, 4.1 assists and 1.1 steals in his 917 career games, including 446 starts.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Aug 813:52AP sources: Pelicans and Jahlil Okafor agree on contractDeMarcus CousinsCWarriorsFree Agent
Jahlil OkaforCNetsFree Agent
Julius RandlePFPelicansFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. They say the contract includes a team option in Year 2.Philadelphia made 6-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor's production fell considerably last season from the nearly 15 points and six rebounds he averaged through his first two seasons with the 76ers.He appeared in only two games with Philadelphia last season before being traded to Brooklyn, where he played about 13 minutes per game as a reserve, averaging 6.4 points.Okafor joins projected starter Julius Randle among the new centers the Pelicans have acquired since DeMarcus Cousins' departure in free agency for Golden State.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Aug 813:32AP source: Pelicans and Jahlil Okafor agree on contractDeMarcus CousinsCWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Jahlil OkaforCNetsFree Agent
Julius RandlePFPelicansFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says free-agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to join the New Orleans Pelicans.The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.Philadelphia made Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor's production fell considerably last season from the nearly 15 points and six rebounds he averaged through his first two seasons with the 76ers.He appeared in only two games with Philadelphia last season before being traded to Brooklyn, where he played about 13 minutes per game as a reserve, averaging 6.4 points.The Pelicans have been seeking depth at center following DeMarcus Cousins' departure in free agency for Golden State.Recently acquired Julius Randle is expected to start at center. Anthony Davis also plays center in stints, but primarily plays power forward.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Aug 717:22Memphis Grizzlies add Shelvin Mack to their backcourtShelvin MackPGMagicFree Agent
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Shelvin Mack.Terms of the deals weren't disclosed.The 6-foot-3 Mack played 69 games for the Orlando Magic last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and a career-high 3.9 assists in 19.8 minutes. He shot 43 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from 3-point range.Mack, 28, has played 399 regular-season games and has career averages of 6.4 points, 2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 17.9 minutes. He also has appeared in 30 postseason games.The former second-round draft pick from Butler played for the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz before joining Orlando.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Aug 714:12Magic will host Bulls, Jazz in Mexico City in DecemberNikola VucevicCMagicFree Agent
The Orlando Magic will play a pair of regular-season games in Mexico City in December.The Magic will host the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 13 then play the Utah Jazz on Dec. 15. It is the third straight year that the Arena Ciudad de Mexico has hosted the NBA.Both games are designated as home games for the Magic.This is Orlando's second visit to Mexico City. The last was in 2012 for a preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Center Nikola Vucevic is the only current player who was on the roster for that game.The Bulls are playing their first-ever regular-season game outside of the United States and Canada.The Jazz have played four times in Mexico, but the last visit was in 2003 when Utah beat the Dallas Mavericks 90-85.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Aug 712:32Cavs acquire forward Sam Dekker from ClippersSam DekkerSFClippersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Sam Dekker in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.Dekker, a first-round pick by Houston in 2015, averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds as a reserve in 73 games last season for the Clippers. The 6-foot-9 Dekker figures to get more minutes with the Cavaliers, who are revamping their roster following superstar LeBron James' departure as a free agent.Dekker starred at Wisconsin before he was taken with the No. 15 overall pick by the Rockets three years ago. He played in four postseason games for Houston in 2017, averaging 2.3 points and 2.5 rebounds.The 24-year-old will earn $2.76 million this season and will be a restricted free agent next summer.As part of the trade, the Cavaliers will send the draft rights to Vladimir Veremeenko to the Clippers. The Cavaliers will also receive the rights to Renaldas Seibutis and cash considerations.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Aug 621:51Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more oftenKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
DeMarcus CousinsCWarriorsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A.After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season."And a whole new-look Laker team with some of the young kids. It should be fun, the Bay Area and L.A. and the whole thing," Curry said Monday in a sit-down with The Associated Press while hosting his annual elite camp at Ultimate Fieldhouse. "When I first got into the league Oracle would be buzzing any time the Lakers came in. There probably will be a revolution of Laker fans that are going to try to creep in but I hope Bay Area and Dub Nation we keep control of that competition because we're on top right now."The schedule is set to be released later this week.Curry is eager to have new teammate and dominant big man DeMarcus Cousins healthy and recovered from su... [More]
Mon Aug 619:31Mavs waive Chinanu Onuaku, acquired in trade with RocketsChinanu OnuakuCRocketsFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have waived Chinanu Onuaku as expected four days after acquiring the center in a trade with Houston.The 6-foot-10 Onuaku was a second-round pick by the Rockets in 2016 and played sparingly over two seasons. The Mavericks traded the rights to forward Maarty Leunen to the Rockets in the deal.Onuaku averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in six games with Houston.The Mavericks also signed free agent guard/forward Ryan Broekhoff. The 6-7 Broekhoff spent the past five seasons playing professionally in Turkey and Russia.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tags/NBAbasketball
Sun Aug 521:01AP source: Cavs to acquire F Sam Dekker from ClippersSam DekkerSFClippersFree Agent
Okaro WhitePFCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers will acquire forward Sam Dekker in a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers.The teams are still finalizing terms of the deal, said the person who spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams are still discussing details of the proposed swap.The 6-foot-7 Dekker averaged 4.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and just 12.1 minutes last season, his first two with Houston. The Rockets selected the former Wisconsin standout with the No. 18 overall pick in 2015.ESPN.com first reported the impending trade.The Cavs are expected to use the $5.8 trade exception they received last season in the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston for Dekker, who will get more playing time with a Cleveland team rebuilding following LeBron James' departure.Cleveland also waived forward Okaro White, who played on the club's summer league team in Las Vegas.
Fri Aug 319:10Suns re-sign point guard Isaiah CanaanIsaiah CanaanPGSunsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have re-signed point guard Isaiah Canaan.Canaan, entering his sixth NBA season, signed with Phoenix last Dec. 13 and appeared in 19 games before breaking his left ankle Jan. 31 against Dallas, requiring season-ending surgery.He averaged nine points and four assists in his brief time with the team, including a 17-point game in a victory at Dallas on Dec. 18. Canaan has appeared in 209 NBA games for Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Phoenix, averaging 8.4 points and 1.8 assists.He was a second-round draft pick — the 34th selection overall — by Houston in 2013 after a standout career at Murray State.
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