Kevin Seraphin stays put with Wizards
by Igor Mello |
(7/18/2014) The Wizards have come to terms with free agent forward Kevin Seraphin on a $3.8 million qualifying offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on Friday. Seraphin, 24, averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.9 minutes over 53 games for the Wizards last season.

David Lee OK after minor surgery
by Joe Polito |
(7/14/2014) David Lee had surgery, but he considers it minor -- in fact, "very minor." The Warriors forward went under the knife a few weeks ago to address a core muscle injury, according to the San Jose Mercury News. 

Coach Steve Kerr said he's doing fine and has been working out since undergoing the procedure. The 31-year-old averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds last season. 

Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans finalize three-team deal
by Igor Mello |
(7/14/2014) The Wizards, Rockets and Pelicans have agreed to a three-team trade involving Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, Omer Asik and Omri Casspi, David Aldridge of reports on Sunday.

The Pelicans will receive Asik, Casspi and $1.5 million cash from Houston. The Rockets will get Ariza, Gee and a 2015 protected first-round pick from the Pelicans. The Wizards will receive Melvin Ely 's unguaranteed contract and a $8.5 million trade exception.

Alex Len to miss rest of Vegas Summer League with broken finger
by Igor Mello |
(7/14/2014) Suns center Alex Len was ruled out for the remainder of the Las Vegas Summer League because of a fractured finger on his right hand, the team announced. Len got his finger caught in the jersey of an opponent on Saturday breaking his pinky finger. He will fly back to Phoenix for further evaluation.

Hornets, Cavaliers announce minor move
by Chris Towers |
(7/12/2014) The Cavaliers acquired center Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to Dwight Powell from the Hornets for guard Scotty Hopson, the team announced Saturday.

Haywood did not play at all for the Bobcats last year.  

Cavaliers, Nets, Celtics work out three-team trade
by Chris Towers |
(7/9/2014) The Cavaliers opened up cap space in a three-team trade Wednesday, according to

According to reports, the Cavaliers have traded guards Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Nets and center Tyler Zeller to the Celtics, while the Nets sent Marcus Thornton to Boston. It is not clear what, if anything, the Cavaliers will receive in return.

Channing Frye inks four-year deal with Magic
by Chris Towers |
(7/8/2014) Veteran forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year deal worth $32 million with the Magic, according to multiple media reports Monday.

Frye was to make $6.8 million this season before he opted out of the final year of his contract with the Suns. He made his return last year following a season-long absence due to a heart issue in 2012-13, and was able to play in all 82 games He averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, while shooting 37.0 percent from three-point range. 

Nerlens Noel gets through first summer-league game
by Chris Towers |
(7/5/2014) 76ers center Nerlens Noel shined in his Orlando Summer League debut Saturday, his first game action since tearing his ACL as a freshman in college.

Noel played 26 minutes in the exhibition game against the Magic, and looked dominant at times against rookies and other fringe NBA players. He scored 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting, with two rebounds, three assists and four steals. Noel also went 7 for 7 from the free-throw line, a promising sign after he shot just 52.9 percent from the free-throw line at Kentucky. 

Spencer Hawes signs four-year deal with Clippers
by Chris Towers |
(7/5/2014) The Clippers have agreed to a four-year deal with free-agent center Spencer Hawes in an effort to shore up the frontcourt rotation.

Hawes will be paid $23 million over the life of the contract, and will likely step into a reserve role behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. Hawes started 78 of his 80 appearances last season while averaging 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 41.6 percent from three-point range. 

Chris Kaman joins Trail Blazers on two-year deal
by Chris Towers |
(7/4/2014) The Trail Blazers added some depth to their frontcourt Thursday, agreeing to a two-year deal with center Chris Kaman, according to multiple media reports.

Kaman's deal could pay him $9.8 million over the course of the two seasons, though the second year only carries $1 million guaranteed. The 32-year-old appeared in 39 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. 

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