NBA News

Ben Moore    F  Pacers

 

 

Moore signed an undisclosed contract with the Pacers on Tuesday. He "will be designated as an affiliate player and play with the Pacers' Gatorade League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants".

RotoWire

Aug 15 - 1:19 PM

Kyrie Irving    G  Cavaliers

 

 

The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Cavs are determined to get back a young, promising player in any potential Irving trade, as they are unsure if LeBron James will re-sign next summer. The Celtic they are reportedly keen on is Jayson Tatum. Boston certainly has the assets to make a very tempting offer, but the fact that the two teams are likely to again meet in the Eastern Conference Finals complicates the situation. Wojnarowski believes the Cavs may wait until September before engaging in "aggressive conversations."

ESPN.com

Aug 15 - 11:55 AM

Kyrie Irving    G  Cavaliers

 

 

The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Cavs are determined to get back a young, promising player in any potential Irving trade, as they are unsure if LeBron James will re-sign next summer. The Celtic they are reportedly keen on is Jayson Tatum. Boston certainly has the assets to make a very tempting offer, but the fact that the two teams are likely to meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals complicates the situation. Wojnarowski believes the Cavs may wait until September before engaging in "aggressive conversations."

ESPN.com

Aug 15 - 11:55 AM

Paul George    G/F  Thunder

 

 

Russell Westbrook and Paul George have been working out together this week in Los Angeles. They have been joined by several other Thunder players, including Jerami Grant, Kyle Singler, Semaj Christon and Doug McDermott, at a gym on the UCLA campus. Both Westbrook and George will have to adjust their games and sacrifice a bit offensively next season. Westbrook's record-breaking usage rate will have to come back down to earth a bit. George will also attempt fewer shots playing alongside the league's reigning MVP and leading scorer.

ESPN.com

Aug 15 - 11:19 AM

Kyle Wiltjer    F  Raptors

 

 

Forward Kyle Wiltjer has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Raptors. Wiltjer played sparingly for the Rockets last season, scoring a total of 13 points in just 44 minutes. However, he did put up impressive numbers in the D-League, averaging 20.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 3-pointers in 35.9 minutes over 22 games. He has a chance to make Toronto's final 15-man roster, but is unlikely to crack the rotation next season.

Uproxx.com

Aug 15 - 10:36 AM

Georges Niang    F  Warriors

 

 

Niang signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

RotoWire

Aug 15 - 9:57 AM

Norris Cole    G  

 

 

Norris Cole has signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Euroleague. It was reported yesterday that Maccabi was offering Cole $700,000. It's still possible that Cole could return to the NBA late in the 2017-18 campaign, after the Euroleague season ends.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 15 - 9:55 AM

Kristaps Porzingis    F  Knicks

 

 

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kristaps Porzingis has emerged as a "primary target" for Cleveland as they consider possible trade scenarios involving Kyrie Irving. Wojnarowski notes the Knicks are not currently interested and would only consider such a trade if the Cavs were also willing to take back Joakim Noah's contract. However, Woj does state that New York may consider moving KP at some point if the relationship between Porzingis and the team doesn't improve. "There continues to be distance between Porzingis and the organization, and how the Knicks truly value Porzingis' future could become clearer once they're together to begin the season," writes Wojnarowski.

ESPN.com

Aug 15 - 9:31 AM

Julyan Stone    G  Hornets

 

 

Julyan Stone has been granted his release from Italian club Reyer Venezia. This means he's free to sign with the Hornets later this week. The deal is expected to be for two years at the veteran's minimum. Stone will be the third-string PG in Charlotte behind Kemba Walker and Michael Carter-Williams and probably won't be in the rotation on opening night, especially if Malik Monk proves he can play some PG.

Rick Bonnell on Twitter

Aug 14 - 7:27 PM

Adam Silver    C  Player

 

 

The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2017-18 season. For the first time in NBA history, no team will be going through the gauntlet of playing four games in five nights, and there will also be a 12 percent reduction in back-to-back sets, which will hopefully result in fewer injuries and random rest days around the league. The NBA also protected their nationally televised games by ensuring that no team will be on a back-to-back set or be going through a fifth game in seven nights scenario.

Turner

Aug 14 - 6:28 PM