Jameer Nelson finalize two-year contract with Mavs
, PG, ORL
The Mavericks and free agent point guard Jameer Nelson have finalized
a two-year, $6 million deal with Dallas, ESPN reports. Nelson will make roughly $2.7 million his first season and $2.8 million his next season, which will be a player option year. Nelson had a productive year in Orlando last season, averaging 12.1 points and 7.0 assists per game.
Cavs sign Andrew Wiggins, can't trade him for 30 days
, SG, CLE
Amid constant speculation about the Cavaliers possibly sending their No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins
to Minnesota in a deal for Kevin Love, Cleveland will have to wait at least 30 days to do so. The team announced Thursday that it had inked Wiggins to a rookie deal that starts at a $5.5 million annual salary.
Wiggins looked good in Summer League, averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in four games at Las Vegas.
Cavaliers, Jazz agree to four-player trade
, PG, CLE
The Jazz have agreed to
trade John Lucas
, Malcolm Thomas
and Erik Murphy
to the Cavaliers in exchange for Carrick Felix
, $1 million and a future second-round pick, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The trade gives the Cavaliers three non-guaranteed contracts, which could help with the logistics of a potential Kevin Love acquisition. Felix signed a four-year deal last offseason and is still due more than $1.75 million over the next two seasons.
Jimmer Fredette signs one-year deal with New Orleans
, PG, CHI
The Pelicans have agreed to a one-year deal
with former Sacramento guard Jimmer Fredette
, according to NOLA.com.
Fredette was a star at BYU but wasn't able to pin down a steady role with the Kings. Sacramento bought out his contract, leading him to sign with Chicago. He did shoot an encouraging 49 percent from three last season, so there could be room for him the Pelicans' rotation with the departure of shooter Anthony Morrow.
Rockets sign Ish Smith to one-year deal
, PG, PHO
Just a few days after being being waived by Phoenix, the Rockets have signed
guard Ish Smith
to a one-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not made public. Smith played 70 games in his one season in Phoenix, average 3.7 points, 2.6 assists and 14.4 minutes per game.
Report: Rodney Stuckey to sign with Indiana
, PG, IND
Fresh off losing their starting shooting guard in free agency, the Pacers have reportedly found a short-term replacement in Rodney Stuckey
. According USA Today Sports, Indiana and Stuckey agreed to a one-year deal
Stuckey had a successful season playing a sixth man role for Detroit last season, averaging 13.9 points in 26.7 minutes per game last season. His glaring weakness is at the there point line, where he only converted 28.6 percent of his attempts.
Brandon Rush set to join the Warriors
, SG, GS
Small forward Brandon Rush
agreed to a two-year deal
with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, according to Yahoo Sports.
Rush appeared in only 38 games with the Jazz last season following a torn ACL he sustained in 2012. He spent two seasons prior to last year with Golden State and is a 41 percent three-point shooter for his career.
Magic add veteran point guard Luke Ridnour
, PG, CHA
Free agent point guard Luke Ridnour
agreed to a deal
with the Orlando Magic, according to the Orlando Sentinel
Ridnour spent last season with Milwaukee and Charlotte, averaging 5.0 points and 2.9 assists per game. The Magic waived Jameer Nelson earlier in free agency and likely added Ridnour for some veteran depth.
Lance Stephenson inks three-year deal with Charlotte
, SG, CHA
Looks like Lance Stephenson
won't be heading back to Indiana, as the Charlotte Observer
reported early Wednesday that the fifth-year guard agreed
to a three-year, $27 million deal with the Hornets.
The third year of the contract is a team option. Charlotte watched Josh McRoberts leave for Miami and then got matched in pursuit of restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, leaving them to offer Stephenson to stay competitive.
He averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game in a breakout season last year.
Troy Daniels agrees to two-year deal with Houston
, SG, HOU
The Rockets have agreed to a deal
to retain free agent guard Troy Daniels
for two years, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Daniels appeared in just five games during the regular season for the Rockets, averaging 8.4 points per game in that time. He also scored 31 points during four appearances during the playoffs, after spending much of the season in the D-League.