HoopsNews: Boozer, Cavs, Wizards, Warriors
Today’s quick news and moves from around the world of pro basketball, all on one easy-to-follow page. Check regularly for updates.
The Nuggets, Trail Blazers and 76ers are all said to have an interest in signing free agent forward Carlos Boozer, per Amico Hoops sources. Boozer, 33, averaged 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Lakers last season.
Free agent center Chris Johnson has signed a training camp contract with the Cavaliers, per Northeast Ohio Media Group. Johnson, 30, has spent time with the Celtics, Trail Blazers, Pelicans, and Timberwolves after going undrafted out of LSU in 2009.
Bulls forward/guard Mike Dunleavy underwent a low back microdiscectomy procedure Friday and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks, per the team.
Free agent center Jeremy Tyler has signed with the Rockets, per Yahoo Sports.
Anthony Bennett cleared waivers and is expected to sign with the Raptors, per multiple reports. The Cavaliers, 76ers, Jazz, and Trail Blazers all passed on making a waiver claim on the former No. 1 overall draft pick, per Yahoo Sports. Bennett will reportedly receive a one-year minimum deal from the Raptors.
The Wizards have offered a contract extension to Bradley Beal that is worth less than the maximum salary he's seeking, per The Washington Post. The team is trying to preserve salary cap flexibility for next summer, the website reports.
Free agent guard Ben Gordon will join the Warriors for training camp, per CSN Bay Area. The move is not yet official but will be by Monday, the website reports. "We'll give him a chance," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
Former NBA MVP Steve Nash has officially been hired as a player development consultant with the Warriors, per the team. Nash will be working on-court with the players periodically throughout the season.
Jordan McRae has signed a one-year tender with the 76ers, per Yahoo Sports. The 6-6 guard was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft and played in Australia and the D-League last season.
Kostas Papanikolaou has been waived by the Nuggets, per ESPN. By waiving him before Oct. 4, the Nuggets cut $4.8 million owed Papanikolaou for the coming season, the website reports.
The Clippers have officially signed forward Luc Mbah a Moute and forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili, per the team.
The Warriors have officially signed guards Ian Clark and Juwan Staten, and forwards Tony Mitchell and Jarell Eddie, per the team.
The Hawks have officially signed center Earl Barron, forward DeQuan Jones and guard Edgar Sosa, per president of basketball operations/head coach Mike Budenholzer.
The Wizards have officially signed guards Jaron Johnson, Toure’ Murry and Ish Smith, and centers Josh Harrellson and Jaleel Roberts, per team president Ernie Grunfeld.
The Celtics have officially signed Coty Clarke, Malcolm Miller, Levi Randolph and Corey Walden to training camp contracts, per the team.
Guards Julyan Stone and Dez Wells, and forward Talib Zanna have officially signed with the Thunder, per GM Sam Presti.
The Thunder have unveiled a sunset-colored alternate uniform for 2015-16, per the team. Click here to view.
Undrafted forward Terrence Williams (UNC Charlotte) has signed with Elephants Grevenbroich of Germany, per EuroBasket.com.
Former D-League guard Jarvis Threatt (Delaware State) has signed with German club Ludwigsburg, per Eurobasket News.
Ex-Ohio University guard Nick Kellogg has signed with Start Lublin of Poland, per EuroBasket.com.
Former Wright State guard DeShaun Wood is close to agreement on a contract with Limoges CSP Elite of France, per Eurobasket News.
Former Duke guard DeMarcus Nelson has signed with AS Monaco Basket of France, per EuroBasket.com.
Ex-Valparaiso forward Lubos Barton has signed with FC Barcelona II of Spain, per Eurobasket News.
Former Maryland forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe has agreed to a contract with the Giessen 46ers of Germany, per Eurobasket News.
Former Cal State-Fullerton forward Scott Cutley has signed with Alianza Viedma of Argentina, per LatinBasket.com.
Ex-Detroit Mercy forward Torvoris Basket has agreed to a contract with BBC Osnabrueck of Germany, per EuroBasket.com.
Former Marist guard Jared Jordan has been waived by French club Dijon Bourgogne, per Eurobasket News.
Former Florida International forward Ismael N'Diaye has signed with BBC Lausanne of Switzerland, per EuroBasket.com.
Undrafted forward Landon Atterberry (LIU Brooklyn) has signed with Golden Eagle Ylli of Kosovo, per EuroBasket.com.
Undrafted forward Shore Adenekan (Seattle) has signed with BK Iskra Svit of Slovakia, per EuroBasket.com.
The Trail Blazers have hired sports scientist Ryan Podell to round out the team’s medical staff, per president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
The Warriors announced the addition of three new members of the team’s physical performance and sports medicine staff, adding Chelsea Lane as head performance therapist, Michael Irr as performance coach and therapist, and Kurtis Rayfield as physical performance coach.
-- Compiled by Sam Amico