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  • Vlade Divac Named Kings’ General Manager

    The Sacramento Kings today announced that Vlade Divac will serve as the Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager moving forward.

    Source: NBA.com/Kings
  • Sources: Lakers, Marcelo Huertas Agree to One-Year Deal

    Free-agent guard Marcelo Huertas – one of the Euroleague’s most accomplished playmakers – has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports
  • Clippers Announce Signing of Chuck Hayes

    The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has signed free agent center/power forward Chuck Hayes.

    A 10-year NBA veteran, Hayes appeared in 642 career regular season games (244 starts) with Houston, Sacramento and Toronto averaging 3.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.4 minutes. Hayes, 32, spent the last two seasons with the Raptors and averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 29 appearances in 2014-15.

    Source: NBA.com/Clippers
  • Report: DeAndre Jordan Parts Ways With Agents

    DeAndre Jordan's seemingly never-ending summer saga has taken another twist -- the Clippers center has parted ways with his representatives at Relativity Sports, The Times has learned.

    Jordan informed agents Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana last week that he was moving “in another direction,” said an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

    Source: Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times
  • Milwaukee Bucks, Charlie Westbrook Reach Terms?

    The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with Charlie Westbrook, a league source tells RealGM.

    Source: Shams Charania of RealGM
  • Celtics’ Ainge in Talks with Zeller, Sullinger Agents

    Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has had preliminary contract talks with the agents for forwards Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger.

    Both players are eligible to be offered extensions prior to the Oct. 31 deadline, though it remains unclear whether the Celtics will choose that route for either.

    “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge said. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them, probably during the month of October.”

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe
  • Kings Name Stojakovic Director of Player Personnel

    (Peja) Stojakovic rejoins the organization after one of the most successful playing careers in Sacramento Kings annals. In his new role as Director of Player Personnel and Development, he will be responsible for keeping abreast of domestic and international talent pools available to the Kings as well as assisting Divac and Bratz with the team’s scouting efforts. Additionally, Stojakovic will serve as general manager for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s D-League affiliate. Selected 14th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft, the Serbian-born sharpshooter helped form a nucleus that would go on to participate in the postseason in each of his seven seasons in a Kings uniform.

    Source: NBA.com/Kings
  • Baron Davis Pens Back Story on Planned NBA Return

    That's what I (Baron Davis) missed...the purpose and feeling that I couldn't find before. I found it this year.

    I'm focused. My conditioning is getting better and I am getting stronger. Hey, I'm starting to look like them and walk and talk like them again. Hell, these dudes are getting up to play against me again. Challenging me. Pushing me. Talking trash. I kinda like this. Wait until I get to where I know I can get to the level I need; wait until I am around a team and can really lock in on tools and start to sharpen them with some structure around.

    Source: Baron Davis for NBA.com
  • Bennett Says Confidence Allowing Him to Shine in FIBA

    Seated in the front row, an international reporter searched for the appropriate words to make an uncomfortable but fair observation, one that caught others off guard but hardly made (Anthony) Bennett flinch.

    "You play so different in the NBA and in FIBA," the reporter pointed out. "You are a lot better in FIBA. Why?"

    "[I'm] just playing with confidence, pretty much," the 22-year-old forward responded. "Just going out there, playing defence, running the court. Just doing the little things first and trying to make offence come to me."

    Source: Josh Lewenberg of TSN
  • Public Allowed to Question Funding for New Bucks Arena

    The public's first opportunity to formally comment on part of a $500 million funding plan to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena attracted an overflow crowd Monday evening, with one group questioning how the city has enough money to help pay for the project but not neighborhood or school investments.

    The packed City Hall meeting began the final stage of a process that could see Milwaukee keep or lose an NBA franchise that has called the city home for nearly 50 years. Without a new arena by 2017, the NBA has said it will buy back the team and move it. The Bucks currently play in the 27-year-old BMO Harris Bradley Center.

    Source: Greg Moore of The Associated Press
  • HEAT May Look to Deal Mario Chalmers?

    The HEAT, incidentally, wants to take a long look at (Tyler) Johnson and Josh Richardson in training camp before deciding whether to make a renewed attempt to trade (Mario) Chalmers.

     

    Source: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald
  • Canada Cuts Olivier Hanlan to Finalize Roster

    https://twitter.com/SmithRaps/status/637661695754813440

    https://twitter.com/SmithRaps/status/637661756874170368

    Source: Doug Smith of The Toronto Star on Twitter
  • O’Neal: I Definitely Did Not Want to Leave Lakers

    At the time, (Shaquille) O’Neal felt he was not getting the contractual respect the Lakers had afforded (Kobe) Bryant. “It was just two alpha males, the business aspect kicked in, and you know, I was getting older,” O’Neal says on the podcast. “So, you know, management was like ‘Hey, we know you’re getting older and we know you want this, but we want to give you that.’ And in my mind, I was like, ‘I’m not getting older. I don’t want that. I don’t want that,’ and they just wanted to move in a different direction.” For his part, Bryant says on the podcast the parting was practically inevitable. The result was the deal that sent Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and Caron Butler and a first-round pick to the Lakers, with O’Neal two summers later reveling in the HEAT’s title. To this day, O’Neal insists he did not force the trade, even though his 2004 bluster indicated otherwise. “I definitely did not want to leave L.A.,” he says on the podcast.

    Source: Ira Winderman of the Miami Sun-Sentinel 

     
  • Hornets’ Kidd-Gilchrist: Extension Adds Fuel to Fire

    Q. There was a lot made at a similar press conference in Charlotte several months ago – when Panthers quarterback Cam Newton signed his own lucrative extension – about the belief that Newton can lead the Panthers to a championship. Do you feel pressure to do that for the Hornets?

    (Hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist): When you talk about pressure, all the pressure I ever felt was making it into the NBA and really into college first of all. Because if I didn’t go to college, where would I be? That was pressure, that, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve got to go to college somewhere.’

    This isn’t pressure. This is adding fuel to the fire. But as far as the pressure part? I’m comfortable in my own skin. I work as hard as I can every day. After that, it’s in God’s hands.

    Source: Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer
  • Source: Will Cherry Headed to Germany

    https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/637819047866953728

    Source: Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports on Twitter