Jeff Withey
Jazz bring aboard C Jeff Withey
Jeff Withey, C, UTA
News: 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.


Jonas Valanciunas
Raptors sign C Jonas Valanciunas to contract extension
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
News: 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.


Joel Embiid
Sixers center Joel Embiid undergoes foot surgery
Joel Embiid, C, PHI
News: 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.


JaVale McGee
Mavericks C JaVale McGee still rehabbing leg injury
JaVale McGee, C, DAL
News: 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.


Elton Brand
16-year veteran Elton Brand hints at retirement
Elton Brand, C, ATL
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.


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, DAL
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. 


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