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Hawks sign Cole Aldrich to non-guaranteed training camp deal

The rebuilding Atlanta Hawks have added another big body to their offseason roster after officially signing veteran center Cole Aldrich to a training camp deal, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN. Adding to Shooter… It will be a non-guaranteed camp deal for the pride of Bloomington and former #Twolves big. I know Cole is motivated […] The post Hawks sign Cole Aldrich to non-guaranteed training camp deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nuggets sign Donald Sloan to training camp deal

The Denver Nuggets have signed point guard Donald Sloan to a training camp deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Sixth man and former All-Star Isaiah Thomas has continued to rehab his troublesome hip and Sloan could play a role while that takes place, backing up starter Jamal Murray for the extent of Thomas’ absence. Denver […] The post Nuggets sign Donald Sloan to training camp deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sizing up Heat's camp roster, salaries, status — a 20-player breakdown

There will be no need for last-minute invitations, with the Miami Heat at the NBA limit of 20 players for Tuesday's start of training camp at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. But there will be decisions to be made, plenty of decisions.

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Grizzlies news: Mike Conley 100% healthy, ready to go for training camp

Memphis Grizzlies starting point guard Mike Conley underwent surgery to smooth a small bone protrusion in his left heel in January and missed the majority of the 2017-18 season as a result. Conley only played in 12 games last season, averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 assists per game while shooting 38.1 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from 3. […] The post Grizzlies news: Mike Conley 100% healthy, ready to go for training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Peachtree Hoops

Locked on Hawks podcast: Pre-camp mailbag

Episode 438 arrives. Good morning! The Atlanta Hawks, and the rest of the NBA, are nearing the world of training camp and the season is almost here. Before Media Day festivities arrive, the Locked on Hawks podcast returns for Episode 438 and topics for this mailbag-focused program include the following: Quick notes on Media Day and the (official) signing of Cole Aldrich What kind of season should fans expect from veteran guard Jeremy Lin? The outlook for Taurean Prince offensively, both for 2018-19 and beyond Who is Atlanta’s No. 1 offensive option when the season begins? Will that...

Canis Hoopus

Waiting on Butler

Tom Thibodeau is in L.A. to meet with Jimmy Butler. Good things are not happening. The sharks are once again circling around the Minnesota Timberwolves, a franchise that has been NBA chum for most of its existence. Once again, the Wolves are facing discontent from a star player, this time Jimmy Butler. Tom Thibodeau is in Los Angeles to meet with Butler and his agent (note that Butler forced Thibs out to L.A. when he theoretically has to be in Minnesota in less than a week for training camp) to discuss his future in Minnesota. Butler, who will be a free agent next summer, is among the...

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Thunder guard Andre Roberson not cleared for contact, 5-on-5 yet

Defensive stalwart Andre Roberson of the Oklahoma City Thunder is not yet cleared for contact or 5-on-5 drills just yet. Per NBA.com, Roberson will be with the team once training camp begins. In fact, the 26-year-old has been shooting and doing some individual work. To recall, the Thunder swingman suffered a ruptured left patella tendon […] The post Thunder guard Andre Roberson not cleared for contact, 5-on-5 yet appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Patrick McCaw likely to concede, sign qualifying offer before deadline

Patrick McCaw’s impending qualifying offer has proven one last screw to adjust before the Golden State Warriors start training camp. The two-year forward has had $1.7 million sitting on the table for roughly two months now, likely still unhappy that his deal isn’t as beefy as he once thought he could get. McCaw has until […] The post Patrick McCaw likely to concede, sign qualifying offer before deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Barack Obama toasted Kevin Durant at his 30th birthday party

That is one heck of a toast. Kevin Durant is pretty darn famous. The Golden State Warriors superstar is a nine-time All-Star, with a pair of championships and NBA Finals MVP trophies, and an MVP season. And he’s not even 30. But he’s about to be. Durant’s 30th birthday is later this month (September 29, for anyone who cares), but since the team will have training camp underway by that time, he celebrated it a little bit early. And when you’re that famous, and celebrating an important birthday, you get some star treatment. For Durant, that came in the way of former president...

House of Houston

Houston Rockets: Three reasons why Clint Capela will be a top three center

The Houston Rockets inked Clint Capela to a huge deal this offseason. Let’s take a look at why he will elevate his game and become a top 3 center this season. The Houston Rockets season is just around the corner. There are less than two weeks until training camp starts and the start of the […] Houston Rockets: Three reasons why Clint Capela will be a top three center - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

Lakers Nation

Lakers Training Camp Begins Sept. 25 At UCLA Health Training Center

For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles Lakers training camp will take place at the UCLA Health Training Center... Continue reading Lakers Training Camp Begins Sept. 25 At UCLA Health Training Center at Lakers Nation.

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Nuggets agree to training camp deal with Xavier Silas

With the roster spots quickly filling up, it seems that the Denver Nuggets are looking to reinforce their guard rotation by agreeing to a training camp deal with guard Xavier Silas. Guard Xavier Silas has agreed to a training camp deal with the Denver Nuggets, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 17, […] The post Nuggets agree to training camp deal with Xavier Silas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas may not be ready for training camp

Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right hip on March 28 and his availability for training camp next week remains in question. Nuggets president Tim Connelly updated Thomas’ status during an interview on Altitude TV. Isaiah Thomas continues to rehab from arthroscopic hip surgery in March. His availability for training camp next […] The post Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas may not be ready for training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard expected to be in Toronto shortly, ‘ready to roll’ for training camp

Despite the short time between the trade that shook the NBA world this offseason, Kawhi Leonard is expected to return to Toronto and join the Raptors for training camp shortly, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN. President Masai Ujiri indicated that his star forward would be “ready to roll” by the start of camp, saying […] The post Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard expected to be in Toronto shortly, ‘ready to roll’ for training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball won’t be ready for 5-on-5 scrimmages for training camp

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball underwent surgery this offseason on his left knee and won’t be ready for five-on-five scrimmages when training camp starts next week, according to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet. Lakers head coach Luke Walton said Ball has done one-on-one drills, but the team will not rush the point guard back. Ball […] The post Lakers’ Lonzo Ball won’t be ready for 5-on-5 scrimmages for training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Bucks bringing James Young to training camp

The Milwaukee Bucks are putting the finishing touches on their offseason roster before they need to make difficult decisions about the regular-season roster. The Bucks are bringing in former Boston Celtics first-round pick James Young in addition to undrafted rookie Robert Johnson. Keith Smith of RealGM and CelticsBlog reported the signings via Twitter: The Milwaukee Bucks […] The post Report: Bucks bringing James Young to training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury News: Lonzo Ball Won’t Play In Scrimmages When Training Camp Opens, Team Not Rushing Return

After battling knee trouble throughout his rookie season, Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery during the offseason... Continue reading Lakers Injury News: Lonzo Ball Won’t Play In Scrimmages When Training Camp Opens, Team Not Rushing Return at Lakers Nation.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Pat Riley says Dion Waiters will miss camp, 'unlikely' for start of Heat season

Miami Heat President Pat Riley announced Tuesday that Dion Waiters not only will not be available for next week's start of training camp, but also is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. "Dion Waiters, who is currently rehabbing from foot surgery, will not be available...

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

Recapping the Sixers' wild offseason ahead of training camp

A quick recap of the Sixers offseason moves as well as personnel changes.

Peachtree Hoops

Atlanta Hawks playoff odds: So, you’re telling me there’s a chance

If you’re feeling frisky... With training camp set to begin in exactly one week, virtually everyone in the NBA world has weighed in on the 2018-19 Atlanta Hawks in some form or fashion. Most national outlets (in fact, an overwhelming majority) have installed the Hawks as the team most likely to finish with the league’s worst record and, even if that is an easy sentiment to disagree with (as I do), it is very difficult to see a path for Atlanta to return to the postseason in April. That backdrop sets the stage for the concept of playoff odds and the good folks at Bovada.lv recently...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Hey Suns, it’s time to close the deal on Patrick Beverley

If the Phoenix Suns can acquire Beverley for a first-round pick outside the lottery, they should do it. Phoenix Suns training camp, ahead of the franchise’s 51st season, begins in one week. Preseason games start a week after that. And the regular-season home opener is two weeks after that. The Suns are promising to be competitive this season. They’re tired of losing. They want to stop tanking for draft picks, and to start winning more than 1 game out of every 4 — which would exceed their win rate over the last THREE miserable seasons. Yet they still have no legitimate point...

Pounding The Rock

In The Bonus: Preseason rankings, and the end of summer

This week’s staff roundtable tackles SI’s Top 100 list, Diaw’s departure, and the upcoming training camp. The Spurs have a had a busy offseason indeed. Trades, anticipated draft picks, retirements, and now the yearly Sports Illustrated rankings have the Good Guys pegged 9th in the Western Conference. This week PtR contributors Bruno Passos, Jesus Gomez, Marilyn Dubinski, Mark Barrington, and editor-in-chief decipher the Top 100, the estimation that the Spurs will not make the playoffs for the first time in two decades, and send Bobo off into his post-basketball career. Questions to...

SportsDay

Options are plentiful for Rick Carlisle when it comes to dividing minutes at center, power forward

The Mavericks get back to work this weekend with training camp starting - three days earlier than most NBA teams because of the nine-day trip to China in early October for two preseason games.The regular season opens Oct. 17 at Phoenix and it will be here faster than a Dennis Smith Jr. crossover.To get you up to speed, we've formulated some of the major questions facing coach Rick Carlisle and the Mavericks as they prepare for the first season of Luka Doncic, the arrival of DeAndre Jordan and, possibly, the final season of Dirk Nowitzki.Question: How will coach Rick Carlisle divvy up the...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Who will be the next Memphis Grizzlies two-way player?

A couple of former Memphis Tigers will be in the running to be the Grizzlies next two-way player When the Grizzlies signed Shelvin Mack back on August 7th, the Grizzlies created a logjam at the point guard position. With a healthy Mike Conley returning along with Andrew Harrison and Kobi Simmons on the roster, someone had to go. The Grizzlies ultimately cut Kobi Simmons on August 28th, creating an open two-way roster spot. Simmons has since signed a 1-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Grizzlies have yet to fill Simmons’ roster spot. As training camp nears, speculation will...

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: John Collins Ranked #28 in Best Players Under 25

John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks was recently ranked quite highly in FanSided’s “best of the rest” article for its 25-under-25 piece. With training camp and the regular season rapidly approaching, John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks are ready to ramp up their basketball activities and prepare for the upcoming season any way they see […] Atlanta Hawks: John Collins Ranked #28 in Best Players Under 25 - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Report: Eric Moreland agrees to partially guaranteed deal with Raptors

Eric Moreland and the Toronto Raptors have reached agreement on a one-year, partially guaranteed deal, per Mike Scotto of The Athletic. Teams are looking to round out their rosters as training camp approaches. The Toronto Raptors and free agent forward Eric Moreland have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal, a league source told The […] The post Report: Eric Moreland agrees to partially guaranteed deal with Raptors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Brandon Ingram Talks Training Camp Scrimmages, Lonzo, Winners Board

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram talks Lakers training camp scrimmaging, how Lonzo Ball looked, Andrew Bogut making the game easier and even Luke Walton has a little interruption. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadi

Brandon Ingram Opens Up About Putting Too Much Pressure On Himself

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram talks about putting to much pressure on himself during training camp and preseason and starting to get back to normal. Plus, the Lakers beat the Clippers in their final preseason game but it was ugly, as the Clipp

Luke Walton On Who Has Been The Biggest Surprise At Training Camp

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton after the Lakers preseason loss to Denver - talks Lonzo Ball and Larry Nance Jr. injuries, Julius Randle’s progress and Tyler Ennis being a surprising standout at training camp. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out t