Jazz bring aboard C Jeff Withey
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The Jazz have announced the signing of free agent center Jeff Withey
to a multi-year contract, the terms of which were not disclosed.
Withey averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 37 games for New Orleans last season.
Raptors sign C Jonas Valanciunas to contract extension
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The Raptors have insured that emerging center Jonas Valanciunas
will be sticking around for a while by signing him to a four-year extension
worth $64 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The 23-year-old Valanciunas boasts a career .553 shooting percentage. He peaked last season at 57.2 percent and averaged a career-high 12.0 points a game while leading the team at 8.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots.
Valenciunas also averaged 11.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in four playoff games.
Sixers center Joel Embiid undergoes foot surgery
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76ers center Joel Embiid
underwent foot surgery
on Tuesday, the team announced.
"Moving forward, our sports performance staff will work with Joel to guide his return to play and monitor his progress against targeted benchmarks," 76ers president of basketball operations and general manager Sam Hinkie said. "Our team will work with Joel to create the best possible environment for healing so he can achieve his goals."
Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season because of the foot issue. He also underwent bone graft surgery in May.
Mavericks C JaVale McGee still rehabbing leg injury
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Newly acquired Mavericks center JaVale McGee
is still rehabbing from a lingering leg injury
, according to ESPN Dallas.
The Mavericks, though, are confident McGee will be healthy for the start of training camp.
16-year veteran Elton Brand hints at retirement
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News: Elton Brand
, a 16-year NBA veteran, is likely to retire
this offseason, according to the Examiner News.
Brand, who appeared in 36 games last season for the Hawks, is a former All-Star who doesn't have much left to accomplish on the basketball court.
"I could get in shape if I got the call but this looks like the end of the run for me, right now it is family time,” Brand said.
The Trail Blazers announced Thursday they have waived
center Brendan Haywood
, whom they just acquired earlier in the week in a trade with the Cavaliers, per NBA.com.
Haywood averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Cavaliers last season.
Report: Mavericks agree to sign C Sam Dalembart
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The Mavericks have reportedly agreed to sign free-agent center Samuel Dalembert
to a one-year contract
, sources have told Yahoo Sports.
In 2014-15, Delambert averaged 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while playing for the Knicks.
Spurs' Nikola Milutinov staying in Europe for now
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Spurs 2015 draft pick Nikola Milutinov
signed a three-year contract with Olympiacos, per Sportando
The deal will keep the Serbian big man in Europe for the near future, while the Spurs retain his rights.
San Antonio selected Milutinov in the first round, 26th overall.
Report: Pelicans sign Kendrick Perkins to one-year deal
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The Pelicans signed center Kendrick Perkins
to a one-year deal
worth the veteran minimum, sources told ESPN. Perkins averaged 3.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 68 games last season.
Kings draft pick Willie Cauley-Stein
signed his rookie contract, the team announced
Cauley-Stein was chosen in the first round, with the sixth overall pick, in this year's Draft.