The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace, the team announced today. As part of the deal, Philadelphia also receives cash and draft considerations. “We’re very happy to add Jason to our roster,” said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. “He has a proven track record [...]
The Sacramento Kings have hired Chad Iske as associate head coach and John Welch, Anthony Carter, and Nancy Lieberman as assistant coaches, according to Kings Vice President of Basketball and Franchise Operations Vlade Divac. Iske, Welch, Carter and Lieberman join Corliss Williamson and Vance Walberg on George Karl’s staff. Iske joins the Kings after the past [...]
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Jeremy Evans. According to ESPN Dallas, the deal is a two-year veteran’s minimum contract with no option. Evans (6-9, 200) played his first five seasons in Utah (2010-15) where he averaged 3.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 10.8 minutes in 219 games (seven starts). He won [...]
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have signed rookie forward Richaun Holmes. Holmes appeared in all three games for the Sixers in the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League, averaging 10 points and five rebounds in just 17 minutes per game. The 21-year-old spent his final three collegiate seasons at Bowling Green and was named Mid-American Conference Defensive [...]
Here’s Euroleague.net with news on James “Flight” White: Cedevita Zagreb added experience and athleticism to its roster at once by signing James White. The high-flying small forward arrives from Russian side Unics Kazan. Last season White (2.01 meters, 32 years old) averaged 10 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances. He also posted [...]
Here’s the Atlanta Journal Constitution reporting on some legal trouble for Hawks reserve Mike Scott, who last season 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game: Hawks forward Mike Scott faces felony drug charges after he was arrested in Banks County on Thursday morning. Scott, who just completed his third season with the Hawks, was arrested along [...]
Norris Cole is a good backup guard. And he has a cool haircut. Here’s the New Orleans Times Picayune reporting on the Pelicans, who hope to keep Cole on their squad. Last season in 28 games for New Orleans, Cole averaged 9.9 points and 3.2 assists in 24.4 minutes per outing: The Pelicans declined last week to withdraw [...]
Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting cool news on the women’s basketball front: The Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman, the 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and assistant general manager of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team, as an assistant coach. “Definitely I’m going to offer her a job,” Kings vice president Vlade Divac said Thursday. “George (Karl) and [...]
The NBA's apparel partner Mitchell and Ness has created a line of NBA Lollapalooza-themed hats. The post NBA Teams With Mitchell and Ness to Release Lollapalooza-Themed Hats (PHOTOS) appeared first on SLAMonline.
LA Clippers forward Josh Smith recently drew the ire of the sports world by claiming that the major paycut he took in free agency would be “a little harder on The post Josh Smith Says Salary Comments Were Misunderstood appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Sacramento Kings have hired Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. The 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and assistant general manager of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team joins Becky Hammon The post Kings Hire Nancy Lieberman as an Assistant Coach appeared first on SLAMonline.
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott was arrested Thursday morning; cops allege that the vehicle he was riding in failed to yield to officers on the highway in Banks County. Mike The post Hawks’ Mike Scott Arrested on Felony Drug Charges appeared first on SLAMonline.
What to know: Student-athlete compensation
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The NCAA's current rules cap player compensation; that could all change Saturday.
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