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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
“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.”
"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 Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal
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
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