Brendan Haywood
Trail Blazers waive C Brendan Haywood
Brendan Haywood, C, POR
News: 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 

Haywood averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Cavaliers last season. 


Samuel Dalembert
Report: Mavericks agree to sign C Sam Dalembart
Samuel Dalembert, C, NY
News: 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. 


Nikola Milutinov
Spurs' Nikola Milutinov staying in Europe for now
Nikola Milutinov, C, SA
News: 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.


Kendrick Perkins
Report: Pelicans sign Kendrick Perkins to one-year deal
Kendrick Perkins, C, NO
News: 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.

Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie Cauley-Stein signs rookie deal with Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein, C, SAC
News: Kings draft pick Willie Cauley-Stein signed his rookie contract, the team announced on Thursday.

Cauley-Stein was chosen in the first round, with the sixth overall pick, in this year's Draft. 


John Henson
Bucks C John Henson could be in line for bigger role in 2015-16
John Henson, C, MIL
News: Bucks center John Henson will likely see a more prominent role with the team in the 2015-16 season. Coach Jason Kidd could choose to play Henson next to recent-acquisition Greg Monroe at certain points next season.

"For me, I can play anybody," Kidd said of Henson's projected role, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He'll find some time throughout the year. Henson and Monroe will be on the floor. Henson can play 5 (center) and 4 (power forward). We can go with two bigs or Henson can be out at the 5 with all smalls."

Last season, Henson averaged 7.0 points and 4.7 total rebounds per game, while shooting 56 percent from the field. He nearly averaged nine points per game in last season's playoffs while playing 25.5 minutes per game from the bench.

"What he did in the playoffs is potentially a statement in his young career," Bucks general manager Hammond said. "To defend the interior against the players Chicago has — (Joakim) Noah and (Pau) Gasol — was impressive.

"We think John is a great complement to Greg with his defensive ability and his ability as a premier shot-blocker in the league."


Ryan Hollins
Report: Mavericks interested in Ryan Hollins
Ryan Hollins, C, SAC
News: The Mavericks are interested in free agent center Ryan Hollins, according to a report by Yahoo Sports, citing a source.

Coach Rick Carlisle recently contacted Hollins by phone to express the team's interest in signing him. 

Hollins averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds with the Kings last season. 


DeMarcus Cousins
Karl seeks to fix relationship with Kings C DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
News: George Karl believes he can repair his fractured relationship with Kings star and center DeMarcus Cousins. He just figures it will take time.

"I don't think it's something we have to rush through," Karl told Yahoo Sports. "You got two guys that are very frustrated with losing, two guys that are somewhat stubborn and two guys that love to compete. ... Sometimes that doesn't work the first time you hang around. But you have to take your time to make it work."

Karl had reportedly asked after the season that Cousins be traded.


Marc Gasol
Grizzlies make signing of C Marc Gasol official
Marc Gasol, C, MEM
News: The Grizzlies have made official the worst-kept secret in the NBA. That is, the signing of center Marc Gasol to a multi-year deal.

Gasol averaged a career-high 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game last year in helping his team into the Western Conference semifinals.

He did not negotiate with any other team as he expressed immediately in the free agent process his desire to remain in Memphis.


JaVale McGee
Report: Mavs discussing contract with center JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee, C, PHI
News: The Mavericks have been in negotiations with free-agent center JaVale McGee, a source told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

McGee averaged 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 23 games last season.


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