Chuck Hayes
Report: Clippers reach deal with veteran Chuck Hayes
Chuck Hayes, PF, TOR
8/31/2015
News: The Clippers signed forward Chuck Hayes to a one-year deal Monday, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Hayes has 10 years experience in the NBA. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 29 games last season.

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Kyrie Irving
Report: Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving likely to miss start of season
Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
8/27/2015
News: Previous reports that Cavaliers premier point guard Kyrie Irving will be ready for training camp have been denied by sources telling the Northeast Ohio Media Group that chances are slim he will play in the regular season opener. One source has even claimed he could be out until January.

All reports state that his rehab from a left kneecap fracture sustained in Game 1 on the NBA finals is going smoothly, but that the cautious approach to his recovery will keep him sidelined for longer than first expected.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Hornets sign contract extension with SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA
8/27/2015
News: The Hornets have announced that they have signed small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a contract extension.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kidd-Gilchrist averaged a career-high 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game last season.

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Jeff Withey
Jazz bring aboard C Jeff Withey
Jeff Withey, C, UTA
8/24/2015
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.

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J.R. Smith
Report: Cavaliers, J.R. Smith agree to two-year, $5 million deal
J.R. Smith, SF, CLE
8/20/2015
News: The Cavaliers have reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with shooting guard J.R. Smith . Smith announced on his Instagram that he had reached a deal with the Cavs.

The deal, which has not been confirmed by the team, is for $5 million and contains a player option, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

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Tayshaun Prince
Timberwolves sign F Tayshaun Prince to help woeful defense
Tayshaun Prince, SF, MIN
8/20/2015
News: What was reported has now been made official by the Timberwolves, who have announced the signing of veteran small forward Tayshaun Prince. The deal is reportedly one year for the veteran's minimum.

The 35-year-old Prince totaled 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 24 minutes per game for Memphis, Boston and Detroit a year ago.

He also shot 44 percent from the floor, but is far better known for his defense. Minnesota allowed a league-high 106.5 points per game last season.

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Jonas Valanciunas
Raptors sign C Jonas Valanciunas to contract extension
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
8/20/2015
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.

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Jason Terry
Free-agent guard Jason Terry to return to Rockets
Jason Terry, SG, HOU
8/19/2015
News: Free-agent guard Jason Terry has agreed to return to the Rockets next season, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

Terry, who will be 38 next season, averaged 7 points, 1.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game for Houston last season.

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Jason Richardson
Hawks agree to terms with guard Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson, SG, ATL
8/18/2015
News: The Hawks reached a contract agreement with guard Jason Richardson on Tuesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not released.

Richardson averaged 9.1 points, 2.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 19 games for the 76ers last season. He has averaged 17.1 points in 14 seasons.

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Joel Embiid
Sixers center Joel Embiid undergoes foot surgery
Joel Embiid, C, PHI
8/18/2015
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.

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