Rumor Roundup: Silver, Mavericks, Jazz
Center Dwight Howard has made the Hawks better in many ways, per Yahoo Sports.
Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons thought he would retire a Maverick, per ESPN.
Mavericks guard J.J. Barea is expected to miss up to six weeks with a leg injury, per the Associated Press.
The Mavericks have waived forward Quincy Acy and signed guard Jonathan Gibson, per the team.
Former D-League forward Ben Bentil has signed to play in China, per D-League Digest.
The Jazz may be prioritizing a contract extension for point guard George Hill over an extension for forward Derrick Favors, per ESPN.
Per Hoops Rumors: "An appeal has been filed in the civil lawsuit that accused Knicks guard Derrick Rose and two of his friends of sexual assault, according to the Associated Press. A jury ruled against Rose’s ex-girlfriend, who was seeking $21.5MM over the alleged gang rape, the AP story continues. The appeal filed Thursday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals claims that pertinent evidence was excluded and jury instructions were tainted, the AP report adds."
Former NBA swingman Josh Childress has agreed to a one-year contract with a club in Japan, per Sportando.
Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair has agreed to a contract to play in China, per David Pick.
In case you missed it
Power forward Kevin Love has no regrets about signing his five-year contract with the Cavaliers, per the Akron Beacon Journal.
Per the Beacon Journal: "When it’s your time [to sign], it’s your time. You’ve got to figure it out. Maybe the shoulder had something to do with it, but you’ve got to think about risk adversity. How much risk do you want to take? Knowing I could be with this team, locking in for five years, it was an easy choice." (Full report.)
Also per the Beacon Journal: "Channing Frye became the first Cavs player to make at least five 3-pointers in consecutive games since Dan Majerle in April 1996."
Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to subtly respond to comments from Cavaliers star LeBron James, explains the New York Post.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in an interview with 95.7 The Game that the team has no plans to deal shooting guard Klay Thompson, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
"We’re not trading Klay,” Myers told the station. "That’s the short answer."
The report was initially generated by former NBA forward Brian Scalabrine, now an analyst.
"I know Scalabrine, I know him. I represented him. Just call me," Myers said on 95.7. "Call me and say, 'Hey man. I saw this. I’m gonna go on the radio. Is it true?' And then it’s over."
Myers continued: "I wish there was a little bit more discipline because you know what it causes: I gotta talk to Klay Thompson. I gotta talk to his agent. And I get it, it's part of the job. And there are times where rumors have weight to them and meaning, but I think it requires a little bit more diligence then just throwing stuff out there."
In other news
The Thunder remain interested in obtaining Kings small forward Rudy Gay, per ESPN.
The Magic should look for more offense via trade, and may want to take a look at available players such as Gay or Suns guard Brandon Knight, per the Orlando Sentinel.
Nuggets coach Mike Malone is excited about the addition of forward Alonzo Gee, per The Denver Post.
Former NBA forward Quincy Douby has signed to play for the Westchester Knicks of the D-League, per The Step Back.
Heat president Pat Riley is staying optimistic despite the team's awful start, per the Miami Herald.
Heat shooting guard Justise Winslow is out indefinitely with a wrist injury, per the team.
Firing 76ers coach Brett Brown would be a mistake, per the Philadelphia Daily News.
The Rockets are still trying to figure out their rotation, per the Houston Chronicle.
Free agent guard Mario Chalmers is hoping to sign soon with a contender, per The Associated Press.
“My last performance in the Finals, that’s the one thing I do want to change if I ever get the opportunity again,” Chalmers said. “That’s the one thing that really sticks out in my mind.”
Chalmers won two titles with the Heat, and has been linked to the Cavaliers, Warriors and Thunder, and could potentially return to the Grizzlies.
He has not yet been cleared for full basketball activity after tearing his Achilles in March.
In other news:
Former first-round draft pick and Thunder forward Perry Jones III has signed with the Iowa Energy of the D-League, per The Step Back.
Former NBA guard Sebastian Telfair has signed with Chinese club Fujian, per Asia Basket. Telfair, 31, has spent time with the Cavaliers, Trail Blazers and Thunder, among others.
Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has signed with the Nuggets, per the team. Gee has appeared in 404 career games for the Wizards, Spurs, Cavaliers, Nuggets, Trail Blazers and Pelicans.
The Nuggets also waived forward Jarnell Stokes, per the team.
There has been no progress, and no talks, between the Rockets and free agent big man Donatas Motiejunas, per the Houston Chronicle.
Former NBA guard Lorenzo Brown has failed a physical and will not be signed by Russian club Unics Kazan as expected, per Amico Hoops.
The struggling Pelicans could make changes soon, per Basketball Insiders.
Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes is being fueled by a "summer of disappointment," per Yahoo Sports.
It appears Grizzlies swingman Vince Carter is winning the battle vs. Father Time, per ESPN.
Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is expected to return to game action Friday, per the team.
Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris could be sidelined up to four weeks with a foot injury, per The Denver Post.
Former NBA and D-League center Alex Kirk has been released by Guangzhou of China, per Amico Hoops.
The Knicks have assigned rookie center/forward Marshall Plumlee to the Westchester Knicks of the D-League, per the team.
NBA owners and the players' union should finalize terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement within the next few weeks, per The Ringer.
Ex-Ohio guard Nick Kellogg has agreed to a contract with Start Lublin of Poland, per Amico Hoops.
Former Kent State shooting guard Jasmon Youngblood has agreed to a contract with Byblos of Lebanon, per Amico Hoops.
Ex-NBA and D-League point guard Casper Ware has agreed to a contract with Melbourne United of Australia, per Amico Hoops.
Former Alabama forward Chris Hines has agreed to a contract with the Cape Breton Highlanders of NBL Canada, per Amico Hoops.