News Roundup: Stephenson, Bosh
Free agent guard Lance Stephenson (Grizzlies) will work out for the Pelicans, per the New Orleans Advocate.
It's still unclear whether the Heat's medical staff will allow big man Chris Bosh to take the floor in 2016-17, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The Hornets have agreed to a training camp contract with former Kansas University forward Perry Ellis, per the Kansas City Star.
Free agent big man Kevin Seraphin will work out for the Pacers. Report on Hoops Rumors.
The Bucks have reached a training camp deal with free agent guard Xavier Henry, per Yahoo Sports.
The Nuggets have traded big man Joffrey Lauvergne to the Thunder for two second-round picks, per both teams.
The 76ers intend to waived center Tibor Pleiss, per international basketball journalist David Pick.
Free agent NBA forward Jason Thompson is expected to sign a deal with Shandong in China, Pick reports.
Free agent center Larry Sanders has no interest in signing a contract that's only guaranteed through training camp, per Basketball Insiders.
Sanders was a defensive and rising force with the Bucks from 2010-14, but hasn't played in more than a year because of several factors, anxiety and depression among them.
The Nets and free agent guard Lance Stephenson (Grizzlies) are not in contract talks despite reports to the contrary, per ESPN.
Per Nets Daily on the franchise's D-League squad: "The list of most likely to play this year, if they want to, starts with Gary Forbes, the former UMass star who at 31 is a free agent, having not yet signed a contract overseas; Carrick Felix, who is coming off knee surgery that kept him out of basketball last season; and Akil Mitchell, who played for the Nets summer league team in 2015 and is also apparently a free agent as well. All are swingmen with some defensive skills."
More from Nets Daily: "Two other strong possibilities are signed overseas: Peyton Siva, a 6'0" point guard, who'll play in Germany, and Alex Kirk, a 7'0" center, who's signed in China. Both attended the Nets mini-camp in May. Expect to see some news of signings in the coming weeks."
Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes to the Dallas Morning News on Dirk Nowitzki: "“He’s put in the years and won a championship. But I have to go out and earn that. People assume that just because you get paid a lot of money and have a lot of attention that all of the sudden you’re guaranteed this many shots. I have to prove that every day in practice. I have to prove that to the coaching staff, and ultimately, if I’m going to be the guy taking shots, I’ve got to prove it to Dirk." (Full report.)
Pelicans forward Terrence Jones tells the New Orleans Advocate he is excited to reunite with former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis: "It's amazing. The chemistry is just a winning vibe, and I’m very excited. We really want to make the playoffs."
Former D-League guard Ra'Shad James has signed with Croatian club Cedevita Zagreb, per international basketball journalist David Pick. James joins former NBA guard David Stockton and ex-NBA swingman Scotty Hopson.