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Yante Maten to sign Exhibit 10 contract with Boston Celtics

According to Adam Himmelsbach, Yante Maten will sign an Exhibit 10 contract with the Boston Celtics.
Last year Maten averaged 23.5 points and 9.6 rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce in G League. He played just 2 NBA games with the Miami Heat.

Damian Lillard commits to play at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

During an event in Sydney as Adidas’ Global Ambassador, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has spoken to James McKern of news.com.au confirming his will to be a part of Team USA in the upcoming Olympic Tournament in Tokyo 2020.

“I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing”, Lillard has said. Blazers All Star had been a part of Team USA preliminary list for the FIBA World Cup in China, but later withdrew his name from consideration.

Isaiah Taylor agrees to a partially guaranteed deal with Toronto Raptors

Free agent guard Isaiah Taylor has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with Toronto, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Taylor has played previously, in the NBA, with Atlanta and Houston.

Shanxi informed by CBA that Michael Beasley cannot be registered in China due to drug suspension

Michael Beasley cannot return to China.

The former 2nd pick of the NBA draft was drawing serious interest from Shanxi but the Chinese team was informed by the league office that Beasley cannot be registered in CBA due to his suspension for violating NBA’s anti-drug policy, a source told Sportando.

Early in August the NBA announced that Beasley has been suspended for five games and the suspension will begin when he is signed by an NBA squad.

Chinese league has implemented, since this season, a new guideline barring a player under a drug- or violence-related ban/suspension in another league from signing in the CBA.

Ex-Idaho PG Mike Scott agrees to deal with Utah Jazz

Free agent point guard Mike Scott has reached an agreement on a one-year, minimum deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources told Sportando.

Scott has played in Europe since he came out of the University of Idaho in 2015. Last season, he averaged 11.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in Poland with BM Slam Stal.

Scott appeared in three games with the Chicago Bulls during the NBA Summer League in 2018.

Nick Young, Thabo Sefolosha, among players in Las Vegas for a Rockets’ minicamp

Kelly Iko and Alykhan Bijani revealed some of the player who will participate in a minicamp organized by the Houston Rockets in Las Vegas: Terrence Jones, Nick Young, Luc Mbah a Moute, Corey Brewer, Raymond Felton and Thabo Sefolosha.

Iman Shumpert turns down Rockets contract offer

Iman Shumpert will not return to the Houston Rockets.
After months of discussions, Shumpert and the Rockets did not find an agreement and the guard turned down the proposal.

Michael Beasley drawing serious interest from Shanxi

Shanxi is trying to bring Michael Beasley back to China, a source told Sportando.

Beasley agreed to terms with the Pistons last month, but never officially signed in Detroit.
The former 2nd pick of the NBA draft has played 26 games with the Los Angeles Lakers averaging 7 points and 2.3 assists last season.

Beasley has already played in China with Shanghai, Shandong and last season with Guangdong averaging 22.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists.

The Chinese team is also trying to release the newcomer Malcolm Thomas to his contract, a source added.

Hornets sign Kobi Simmons

The Charlotte Hornets announced they’ve signed free agent guard Kobi Simmons.

The two sides most likely agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract, with Simmons most likely heading to the G League after training camp.

Recently, the Greensboro Swarm — Charlotte’s G League affiliate — acquired Simmons’ rights via trade, giving them the ability to add him to the roster as a returning player instead of using one of the four roster spots for the affiliate players. That means the Hornets can sign an additional player to an Exhibit 10 deal in order to get him on the Swarm as an affiliate player.

Source: Charlotte Hornets.

Justin Simon joins Chicago Bulls

Rookie guard Justin Simon signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Chicago Bulls, as announced by his agency and confirmed by the  Real GM Transactions Log.

 

Simon, an athletic and versatile guard, ended his two-year career at St.John’s with averages of 11.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assist and 2 steals.

According to his agency, Simon is the first player ever to sign an Exhibit 10 with the Chicago Bulls

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Hasheem Thabeet to workout with Knicks

According to Ian Begley, Hasheem Thabeet this week is scheduled to participate in workouts with the New York Knicks.

Thabeet, the No.2 pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, doesn’t play in NBA since the 2013/14 season.
He played 62 games for the Yokohama B-Corsairs in the top japanese league, averaging over 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks

NBA sends memo to teams about new proposed tampering rules

In an effort to prevent tampering, NBA sent memo to teams about new rules which will include a significant fine increase. The NBA Board of Governors will vote on September 20 to pass the new rules.

According, to Shams Charania, teams would face $10 million in fines, which is up from $5 million. Unauthorized agreements would result in a $6 million fine for teams and $250K for players.

Source: Shams Charania.

San Antonio Spurs sign Jeff Ledbetter to Exhibit 10 deal

The San Antonio Spurs have signed free agent guard Jeff Ledbetter to an Exhibit 10 deal, a league source told Sportando.

Ledbetter has spent the past three seasons with the Spurs’ NBA G League affiliate in Austin. Last year, he averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 35.6 percent from 3-point range.

He has also been a member of the Spurs’ NBA Summer League team for three straight years.

Bulls to sign Justin Simon to Exhibit 10 deal

The Chicago Bulls will sign former St. John’s guard Justin Simon to an Exhibit 10 deal, according to Adam Zagoria.

Simon played five games with the Bulls during the NBA Summer League in July.

An Exhibit 10 is a 1-year, non-guaranteed minimum deal that gives the player a $5K-to-$50K bonus if he’s waived and spends at least 60 days on a G League contract with the affiliate team.

Also, the Exhibit 10 gives the team an option to convert the deal into a two-way contract before the regular season begins.

Source: Adam Zagoria.

Joakim Noah working out with Clippers

Free agent center Joakim Noah is working out with the LA Clippers, his father Yannick said.

Haywood Highsmith, Suns agree to Exhibit 10 deal

Free agent forward Haywood Highsmith has agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors.

An Exhibit 10 is a 1-year, non-guaranteed minimum deal that gives the player a $5K-to-$50K bonus if he’s waived and spends at least 60 days on a G League contract with the affiliate team.

Also, the Exhibit 10 gives the team an option to convert the deal into a two-way contract before the regular season begins.

Source: JD Shaw.

Blazers sign Troy Caupain, London Perrantes to Exhibit 10 deals

The Portland Trail Blazers have bringing in point guards Troy Caupain and London Perrantes for training camp, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Both players agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal, which can be converted into a two-way contract. Therefore, they will get a chance to compete for a roster spot or Portland’s last two-way slot.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski.

Joe Johnson, Pistons agree to 1-year deal

Free agent guard Joe Johnson has agreed to a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

The seven-time All-Star is the first player to land an NBA deal out of Ice Cube’s BIG3, where he won the championship and the MVP award.

The Pistons are waiving veteran forward Michael Beasley to create a roster spot for Johnson, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Chicago Bulls waive Antonio Blakeney

The Chicago Bulls have waived guard Antonio Blakeney.

During his time with Chicago, Blakeney appeared in 76 games and averaged 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 15.0 minutes per game. He shot .406 from the field, .357 from long range and .696 from the foul line.

Juan Toscano-Anderson signs Exhibit 10 contract with Golden State Warriors

According to RealGM’s official transactions log, Juan Toscano-Anderson signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors.
His agent, Misko Raznatovic, announced that the former Marquette signed an Ehibit 10 contract.

Last year Anderson-Toscano averaged 7 points, 7 rebounds and 2.1 assist over 43 games for the Santa Cruz Warriors, in G League.

Memphis refusing to engage in buyout talks with Andre Iguodala

According to Shams Charania, the Memphis Grizzlies are refusing to discuss a potential buoyout with Andre Iguodala.
The reporter adds that the team has aked Iguodala to report to training camp.
The veteran swingman is in the last season of a 3-yr/$48M contract.
Iguodala would like to join a contender, with Lakers, Clippers and Rockets among the teams rumored to be interested.

Moses Brown signs a training camp deal with Portland Trail Blazers

Moses Brown signs a training camp deal with Portland Trail Blazers.

Former Archbishop Molloy played last season in Ncaa with UCLA averaging 10 points and 8.6 rebounds.

He played also the Summer League in Las Vegas with Houston Rockets: one game with 3 points and one steal.

Houston Rockets re-sign Nenê

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that the team has re-signed center Nenê.
Last year the brazilian big man averaged 3.6 points (51%FG, 66%FT) and 2.9 rebounds over 42 games.

Celtics signing Kaiser Gates

The Boston Celtics are signing former Xavier forward Kaiser Gates to a training camp contract to compete for the 15th roster spot along with Tacko Fall and others, according to Shams Charania.

Gates played in the NBA G League with the Windy City Bulls last season.

Source: Shams Charania.

Hornets sign Ahmed Hill to two-way contract

The Charlotte Hornets announced they signed guard Ahmed Hill to a two-way contract.

An undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech, Hill averaged 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game over 134 appearances in his four-year career.

Hill participated in the 2019 MGM Resorts Las Vegas Summer League as a member of the Brooklyn Nets before signing his two-way contract with Charlotte.