Warriors, Celtics make Lee-for-Wallace swap official
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/27/2015) What was long reported became official Monday, as the Warriors finalized a deal with the Celtics to send center David Lee to Boston in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace and guard Chris Babb.

The trade was first reported on July 7, but the Celtics needed to make various roster moves in order to facilitate the trade. 

"On behalf of the entire Golden State Warriors organization, we thank David Lee for his contributions both on and off the court over the last five years," Warriors GM Bob Myers said.

Lee averaged 7.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season in a reduced role, while Wallace was a non-factor for the Celtics, scoring just 1.1 points in nine minutes. 


Trail Blazers, Cavs agree to Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller trade
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/26/2015) The Trail Blazers acquired center Brendan Haywood and forward Mike Miller from the Cavaliers on Sunday, sourced told Yahoo Sports.

The Blazers will receive two second-round picks from Cleveland. The Cavaliers will gain a $13.35 million trade exception in the deal.

Haywood averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Cavaliers last season. Miller averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest in 52 games.


Report: Mavericks agree to sign C Sam Dalembart
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) 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
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) 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
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) 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 signs rookie deal with Kings
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2015) 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. 


Bucks C John Henson could be in line for bigger role in 2015-16
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/16/2015) 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."


Report: Mavericks interested in Ryan Hollins
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) 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. 


Karl seeks to fix relationship with Kings C DeMarcus Cousins
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) 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.


Three new Kings sign contracts Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2015) The Kings made official Monday the signings of a trio of free agents. Guard Rajon Rondo, swingman Marco Belinelli and center Kosta Koufos signed their names to contracts.

Rondo is coming off a disappointing season in Boston and Dallas in which he averaged just 8.9 points a game. Belinelli contributed 9.2 points in 22 minutes per game for San Antonio while Koufos averaged 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for Memphis.


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