Here’s a look back at all the notable news and events from around the NBA this past seven days:
- The Rockets re-signed RFA PF Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year contract. The two sides negotiated a new contract after Houston matched the Nets’ offer sheet and Motiejunas declined to report to the team.
- The Grizzlies signed free agent PG Toney Douglas using a hardship exception.
- The Nets signed free agent PG Spencer Dinwiddie.
- The Pelicans reached an agreement to sign free agent G/F Reggie Williams.
- Free agent PG Pablo Prigioni signed with Saski Baskonia in Spain.
- Free agent PG Toure’ Murry signed with Yesilgiresun in Turkey.
- Free agent C Ryan Hollins signed with CB Gran Canaria in Spain.
- Free agent PG Andrew Andrews signed with Best Balikesir in Turkey.
- Free agent PG Lorenzo Brown signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China.
- Former first-round pick Royce White signed with the London Lightning in Canada.
- The Nets released PG Yogi Ferrell.
- The Pelicans released SG Anthony Brown.
- The Rockets released PG Bobby Brown.
- The Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for one game due to an incident with an assistant coach.
- Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins were allegedly involved in an altercation at a New York City nightclub. Both players were sued, and Barnes may face charges.
- Knicks president Phil Jackson made comments about Carmelo Anthony‘s occasional tendency to be a ball-stopper on offense, leaving Anthony confused about why those concerns weren’t addressed privately.
- Steve Kerr admitted he tried marijuana as a way to alleviate his back pain.
- Kevin Durant said the Clippers “made it tough” to turn them down in free agency.
- Rudy Gay and Ty Lawson are now represented by Roc Nation Sports.
- The Sixers hired Elton Brand as a player development consultant.
- The Grizzlies signed three members of their front office, including GM Chris Wallace, to contract extensions.
- Dirk Nowitzki is out indefinitely with an Achilles strain.
- Reggie Bullock underwent surgery on his meniscus and will be out for four to six weeks.
- Nets first-rounder Caris LeVert was cleared to make his NBA debut.
- The Magic are interested in trading for scoring help, and may be open to moving 2015 first-rounder Mario Hezonja.
- The Mavericks aren’t interested in moving Andrew Bogut now, but may change that stance before the deadline. Bogut is currently sidelined due to a bone bruise.
- Derrick Rose and his agent both expressed optimism about the point guard’s long-term future with the Knicks.
- Multiple league executives believe Otto Porter will get a maximum-salary contract in 2017.
- Chris Bosh will likely wait until the 2017/18 season to attempt a comeback.
- DeMarcus Cousins, the subject of much trade speculation, expects to remain with the Kings.