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Magic Sign Ridnour to Add Backcourt Depth

The Magic signed Ridnour, a pass-first point guard, to a two-year contract Friday.

Ridnour's salary for the upcoming season is fully guaranteed, while his salary for 2015-16 is non-guaranteed.

Team officials want the 33-year-old to provide backcourt depth.

"I had a lot of offers," Ridnour said. "They were the most interested from the start, I think. It's an opportunity just to come out here and help the young guys get better and be a part of something that they're building here. My family was really excited to get out to some warm weather. You know, that helps. They're excited; that helped me make my decision, too.

via Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel

Report: Rockets Sign Smith, Dorsey, Adrien

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard Ish Smith, center Joey Dorsey, and forward Jeff Adrien.

via NBA.com/Rockets

Xavier Henry Agrees to Terms with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

“Xavier earned a spot on our team last season after being a training camp invitee, and we hope he continues the dedication to improving he has displayed for us thus far,” said Kupchak. “When healthy, Xavier provided our team with an offensive punch, and we expect he’ll strive to add to his skillset and become a well-rounded player.”

via NBA.com/Lakers

Kupchak: Lakers Suprised to Land Boozer

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak was quite surprised the Lakers were awarded Carlos Boozer via the NBA's amnesty provision, acknowledging as much before Boozer was formally introduced on Friday at the team's practice facility.

"Fortunately for us and unexpectedly for us, our bid was the highest," Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said. "Not for a second did we think he'd be available to us. Personally, I know he's going to have a great year this year, and at his age, there's no reason he can't play three, four or five more years. I think that's his expectation as well."

via NBA.com/Lakers

Source: Love Offer Made by Knicks Rebuffed

The Knicks recently attempted to make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, offering forward Amar'e Stoudemire and his enormous expiring contract, second-year guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and swingman Iman Shumpert, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

via Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal

Monday Vote Looming for NBPA Director

3 NBPA exec. director candidates will make 45 minute presentations to players at union meeting Monday in Las Vegas -- then a vote to elect.

via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Twitter

Hawks Reach Three-Year Deal with Mack?

Yahoo Sources: Atlanta Hawks, restricted free agent guard Shelvin Mack reach agreement on three-year deal. http://

via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Twitter

Kevin Johnson No Longer Assisting the NBPA

In email, Kevin Johnson has informed agents he's no longer part of the search process for a new NBPA executive director, Yahoo has learned.

via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Twitter

Sources: Omri Casspi Signing with Kings

ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday

via Marc Stein of ESPN on Twitter

Jazz Add Patrick Beilein to Coaching Staff

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has added another assistant to his staff: Patrick Beilein, Michigan head coach John Beilein’s son.

via Brennan Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune

Lakers Offer Byron Scott Coaching Job

Sources: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered Byron Scott their head coaching job. The two sides are now in negotiations.

via Chris Broussard of ESPN on Twitter

Sources: John Wall Set to Join Team USA

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.

John Wall will join Team USA in camp next week.

Sources told ESPN.com that USAB has wanted Wall in camp for weeks and merely wanted to make sure that the Wizards' All-Star was able to play at full capacity after a longer-than-expected season before making it official.

via Marc Stein of ESPN

Paul, Rivers to Sit Out if Sterling Stays?

(Chris) Paul also said he has spoken to coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of sitting out if Sterling remains in control when the seasons starts in a little more than two months.

Chris Paul says he has spoken to coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of sitting out if Donald Sterling remains in control of the Clippers when the seasons starts in a little more than two months.

"That's something me and Doc are both talking about," Paul said on Thursday after coaching his AAU program, CP3. "Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon -- sooner rather than later."

via Jeff Goodman of ESPN Los Angeles

Report: Dionte Christmas Waived by Suns

The Phoenix Suns have waived guard Dionte Christmas, the team announced today.

via NBA.com/Suns

Nelson Finalizes Two-Year Mavs Deal?

Free agent Jameer Nelson has finalized paperwork on his deal with the Mavericks: $2.75M in Year 1, $3.25M in Year 2, source tells RealGM.

via Shams Charania of RealGM on Twitter

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