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Timberwolves To Sign Isaiah Miller To Exhibit 10 Contract

After going undrafted on Thursday night, UNC Greensboro guard Isaiah Miller tweeted that he would be joining the Timberwolves, and Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News confirms (via Twitter) that Miller is signing an Exhibit 10 contract with Minnesota.

Miller put together an impressive résumé during his four-year college career, winning the Southern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award three consecutive times from 2019-21 and earning Player of the Year honors in 2020 and 2021.

As a senior in 2020/21, Miller recorded 19.2 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, and 2.6 SPG in 29 games (30.8 MPG). While he’s a strong defender who fills up the box score, Miller will have to work on improving his shot — he made just 24.1% of his three-point attempts and 57.7% of his free throws in four college seasons.

The Wolves also reportedly agreed to a two-way contract with undrafted rookie McKinley Wright IV, as we relayed late last night. Both signings can become official once the NBA’s new league year begins next week.

Heat To Sign Marcus Garrett To Exhibit 10 Contract

The Heat will sign undrafted Kansas guard Marcus Garrett to an Exhibit 10 contract, agent Adie Von Gontard tells Jonathan Givony of ESPN (Twitter link).

Garrett played 129 games with the Jayhawks over four seasons, establishing career highs as a senior in 2020/21 in PPG (11.0), FG% (.459) and 3PT% (.348), among other categories.

As Givony notes, Garrett established a reputation as one of the best defenders in college basketball, winning the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award in 2020 and making the Big 12 All-Defensive team three teams from 2019-21.

Garrett is the fifth undrafted free agent reported to be signing with the Heat, who didn’t have a pick in Thursday’s draft. Houston’s DeJon Jarreau also tweeted that’s joining the Heat, though there has been no confirmation yet that he’s getting a camp invite, as opposed to just playing on Miami’s Summer League team.

Hawks, Ibi Watson Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Hawks have agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with undrafted Dayton shooting guard Ibi Watson, a league source tells our JD Shaw (Twitter link).

Watson, who began his college career at Michigan, transferred to Dayton in advance of his junior year after not seeing much action in two years with the Wolverines. He emerged as a full-time starter for the Flyers as a senior in 2020/21, averaging 15.7 PPG and 4.1 RPG with a .467/.416/.757 shooting line in 24 games (37.1 MPG).

Watson, who will play for the Hawks at the Las Vegas Summer League, can officially sign his contract once the new league year begins next week.

An Exhibit 10 deal can eventually be converted to a standard NBA contract or a two-way pact. It can also put a player on track to join his team’s G League affiliate if he doesn’t make the NBA roster.

Cavs To Sign Chandler Vaudrin To Exhibit 10 Deal

Undrafted Winthrop guard Chandler Vaudrin is joining the Cavaliers for Summer League play and will sign an Exhibit 10 contract with the team, reports Chris Fedor of (Twitter link).

Vaudrin – who grew up in Uniontown, Ohio – filled up the stat sheet with 12.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 6.9 APG in 25 games (31.6 MPG) as a senior at Winthrop in 2020/21. He spent his last two college seasons at Winthrop after playing for the Division II Walsh Cavaliers from 2016-18.

Vaudrin was the Big South Player of the Year in 2020/21.

While Vaudrin seems unlikely to make the Cavs’ regular season roster next season, it’s possible the team envisions him playing for its G League affiliate, the Cleveland Charge. His Exhibit 10 contract would make him eligible to earn a bonus of up to $50K if he spends at least 60 days with the Charge.

Bulls, Ethan Thompson Agree To Exhibit 10 Contract

The Bulls have reached an agreement to sign former Oregon State shooting guard Ethan Thompson to an Exhibit 10 contract, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).

Thompson, who went undrafted on Thursday night, spent his four-year college career with the Beavers, starting all 127 games he played for the team. In 2020/21, he averaged 15.7 PPG to go along with 4.0 RPG and 3.9 APG in 33.6 minutes per contest (33 games). The 22-year-old earned a spot on the All-Pac-12 First Team.

Exhibit 10 contracts give NBA teams a chance to bring players to training camp and get a look at them without guaranteeing them a regular season roster spot or any real salary. If Thompson ends up playing for the Windy City Bulls, Chicago’s G League affiliate, he could earn a $50K bonus due to the Exhibit 10 language in his deal.

D.J. Carton Agrees To Exhibit 10 Deal With Hornets

The Hornets will sign undrafted rookie D.J. Carton to an Exhibit 10 contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The 6’2″ guard played for one year at Ohio State before transferring to Marquette last season. He averaged 13 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a junior.

The Hornets were among the teams Carton visited for a workout before the draft.

The Exhibit 10 deal will give Carton an opportunity to attend training camp with Charlotte and possibly land a two-way contract or become an affiliate player with the Greensboro Swarm.

Jazz, MaCio Teague Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Jazz have agreed to sign undrafted rookie MaCio Teague to an Exhibit 10 contract, reports Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).

After beginning his college career at UNC Asheville, Teague transferred to Baylor for his junior year and played a key role on the 2021 national champions as a senior. The 6’4″ guard was the Bears’ second-leading scorer with 15.9 PPG on .478/.395/.831 shooting in 30 games (31.7 MPG). He also chipped in 4.0 RPG and 1.7 APG.

An Exhibit 10 deal should give Teague the opportunity to attend training camp with the Jazz. While he may be a long shot for a regular season roster spot, the 24-year-old could be converted to a two-way contract or might become an affiliate player for Utah’s G League club, the Salt Lake City Stars.

Wizards To Sign Jay Huff, Jordan Goodwin To Exhibit 10 Deals

The Wizards are signing undrafted free agents Jay Huff and Jordan Goodwin to Exhibit 10 contracts, according to a pair of reports from Fred Katz of The Athletic (Twitter links).

A 7’1″ forward/center, Huff spent his college career at Virginia and was a full-time starter for the first time as a senior in 2020/21. He averaged 13.0 PPG, 7.1 RPG, and 2.6 BPG with a stellar .585/.387/.837 shooting line in 25 games (27.0 MPG). Huff, who won a national title in 2019, made the All-ACC Second Team and the ACC All-Defensive Team in 2021.

As for Goodwin, the 6’3″ guard averaged a double-double in back-to-back years for Saint Louis, including 14.5 PPG and 10.1 RPG in 21 games (33.1 MPG) this past season. Goodwin’s shot (.430/.314/.643) is inconsistent, but he’s a decent play-maker (3.9 APG) and made the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive team twice in 2020 and 2021.

An Exhibit 10 contract can be converted into a two-way or standard NBA deal if a team decides it wants to keep a player around beyond training camp. It can also ensure a player receives a bonus worth up to $50K if he ends up joining his team’s G League affiliate, so it’s possible Huff and/or Goodwin eventually play for the Capital City Go-Go.

Grizzlies Expected To Sign Yves Pons, Romeo Weems

The Grizzlies have lined up deals with a pair of notable undrafted free agents, according to reports. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link) says Tennessee’s Yves Pons is expected to sign with Memphis, while Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link) hears from sources that DePaul’s Romeo Weems will sign an Exhibit 10 contract with the team.

Pons – the 19th-best available undrafted rookie, according to ESPN’s list – is a 6’6″ forward who earned SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2019/20. After becoming a full-time starter for Tennessee as a junior, Pons averaged 9.9 PPG and 5.3 RPG in 57 games (31.4 MPG).

It’s not clear what kind of contract Pons will sign with the Grizzlies, but an Exhibit 10 deal or a two-way pact are the most likely options.

Weems – the 26th undrafted prospect on ESPN’s list – is another defensive-minded small forward. He averaged 7.3 PPG and 5.0 RPG in 18 games (28.6 MPG) for DePaul as a sophomore in 2020/21, knocking down 36.6% of this three-point attempts.

His Exhibit 10 deal could be converted a two-way contract before the regular season starts or could make him a candidate to end up with the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies’ G League affiliate.

Heat To Sign Four Undrafted Free Agents

The Heat have agreed to sign undrafted rookies Javonte Smart, A.J. Lawson, and RJ Nembhard, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (all Twitter links). Miami is also signing undrafted free agent Micah Potter, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).

While Scotto specifies that Potter will receive an Exhibit 10 contract, Wojnarowski’s reports simply state that the Heat have agreed to “deals” with Smart, Lawson, and Nembhard. We’re assuming those are more than Summer League agreements, and Exhibit 10 pacts seem most likely.

Last offseason, Miami signed several young players to Exhibit 10 contracts and had them compete for two-way slots in training camp — that could be the plan again.

Smart, who declared for the draft following his junior year, averaged 16.0 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 3.7 RPG for LSU in 2020/21. The 6’4″ guard posted an impressive shooting line of .460/.402/.857 in 28 games (35.6 MPG), earning All-SEC Second Team honors.

Lawson, the 18th-ranked player on ESPN’s list of undrafted prospects, put up 16.6 PPG and 4.1 RPG with a .351 3PT% in 21 games (31.3 MPG) as a junior for South Carolina this past season. The 6’6″ shooting guard joined Smart on the All-SEC Second Team.

Nembhard was a redshirt junior for TCU in 2020/21 and averaged 15.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 4.0 APG in 24 games (34.9 MPG). The 6’5″ guard boosted his three-point percentage to 33.9% and made the All-Big 12 Third Team.

Finally, Potter is the only non-guard of the group, standing at 6’10” and playing power forward and center. In his two years with the Badgers, he averaged 11.6 PPG and 6.1 RPG, showing off an impressive three-point stroke (40.8%) in 52 games (20.3 MPG).

Kings Agree To Sign Matt Coleman, DJ Steward To Camp Deals

The Kings have agreed to a training camp deal with undrafted guard Matt Coleman, according to Jeremy Woo of (Twitter link), and have done the same with undrafted guard DJ Steward, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Coleman spent all four of his college seasons with Texas, averaging a career-high 13.2 PPG on .485/.377/.813 shooting in 27 games (34.4 MPG) as a senior in 2020/21. He was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team in both 2020 and 2021.

Steward declared for the draft this spring after just one year at Duke, where he put up 13.0 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 2.4 APG with a shooting line of .426/.341/.811 in 24 games (30.8 MPG). He earned a spot on the ACC All-Freshman team.

Although the reports from Woo and Charania don’t specify the terms of Coleman’s or Steward’s contract, a non-guaranteed deal with an Exhibit 10 clause seems likely for each player. An Exhibit 10 contract can be converted to a two-way deal or can ensure a player receives a bonus if he ends up joining his team’s G League affiliate.

Jaquori McLaughlin To Sign Training Camp Deal With Warriors

Undrafted rookie Jaquori McLaughlin has reached an agreement with the Warriors, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. He doesn’t specify the type of contract that McLaughlin will receive, but it may be an Exhibit 10 deal, which is commonly given to camp invitees.

The 6’4″ point guard played two years at Oregon State before transferring to UC Santa Barbara for the last three seasons. He was named Big West Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 48.8% from the field and 40.8% from three-point range.

McLaughlin’s contract with Golden State can become official when the 2021/22 league year starts next week.

Knicks Will Sign Aamir Simms To Training Camp Deal

Undrafted rookie Aamir Simms will sign with the Knicks, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Woj doesn’t offer specifics on the deal, but it will likely be an Exhibit 10 contract, which is frequently given to camp invitees.

The 6’8″ power forward spent four years at Clemson, averaging a career-best 13.4 points per game as a senior, along with 6.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He opted to skip an extra year of eligibility being offered by the NCAA and declare for the draft.

He was a third-team All-ACC selection as a junior and a second-team choice as a senior.

Simms’ deal with New York can become official once the NBA’s new league year begins next week.

Lakers Reach Deals With Chaundee Brown, Mac McClung

The Lakers have reached an agreement on an Exhibit 10 contract with undrafted rookie Chaundee Brown, tweets Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

The 6’5″ wing averaged 8.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for Michigan this season. He spent three years at Wake Forest before opting to play his senior season with the Wolverines. Brown was ranked 60th on ESPN’s big board.

The Lakers have also agreed to sign Texas Tech guard Mac McClung to a training camp deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

McClung played two seasons for Georgetown before joining the Red Raiders as a junior. He averaged 15.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season.

L.A. also reached agreements to fill both two-way slots after Thursday night’s draft, signing Joel Ayayi of Gonzaga and Austin Reaves of Oklahoma.

Jazz Sign Malcolm Miller To Exhibit 10 Contract

6:03pm: The signing is official, according to a team press release.

12:06pm: The Jazz are signing free agent forward Malcolm Miller to an Exhibit 10 contract, a source tells Blake Murphy of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Miller, 27, spent most of the last three seasons with the Raptors, initially on a two-way deal and later as part of the team’s 15-man roster. Although he flashed a little three-and-D potential, Miller never established himself as a regular rotation player in Toronto, appearing in just 53 games across three years.

He averaged 2.0 PPG on .434/.406/.625 shooting in extremely limited playing time (6.7 MPG) at the NBA level. In 97 career G League contests (29.9 MPG), he has averaged 12.1 PPG with a .374 3PT%.

The Jazz currently have a full 20-man roster and have also reached a deal with Yogi Ferrell, so they have a number of transactions to complete, first to accommodate Ferrell and Miller, then to pare their roster down for the start of the regular season.

Miller is unlikely to make Utah’s regular season squad and could end up playing for the Salt Lake City Stars, the team’s G League affiliate.

Warriors, Jeremy Lin Finalizing Exhibit 10 Deal

UPDATE: The Warriors and Lin were unable to complete their deal since Lin didn’t receive his Letter of Clearance in time.

Free agent point guard Jeremy Lin is finalizing a deal with the Warriors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who notes (via Twitter) that Lin will require a FIBA Letter of Clearance from the Chinese Basketball Association in order to officially sign with Golden State.

It sounds like it’ll be a non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 deal for Lin, with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated tweeting that the plan is for the 32-year-old to play for the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s G League affiliate. That means he’ll be waived shortly after signing his contract.

Lin, who made his NBA debut in 2010 with the Warriors, spent time with eight teams in total over the course of nine NBA seasons, enjoying a breakout year with the Knicks in 2011/12 and winning a championship with the Raptors in 2019. He elected to play in China last season and averaged 22.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 5.6 APG for the Ducks, earning a CBA All-Star nod.

Lin was a reliable contributor in 51 games with the Hawks in 2018/19, averaging 10.7 PPG and 3.5 APG on .466/.333/.845 shooting. However, after being bought out by Atlanta and signing with the Raptors, he recorded just 7.0 PPG and 2.2 APG on .374/.200/.810 shooting and fell out of Toronto’s rotation for the playoffs.

Lin had recently been practicing in Walnut Creek, California with the G League Ignite, the NBAGL select team made up of top prospects and a handful of veterans.

The Warriors will have to cut a player from their 20-man training camp roster to officially sign Lin.

Kings Sign Quinton Rose To Exhibit 10 Deal

DECEMBER 10: The Kings officially signed Rose to his Exhibit 10 contract this week, per RealGM’s transactions log.

NOVEMBER 19: Temple guard Quinton Rose will be signing an Exhibit 10 contract with the Kings, per Jason Jones of The Athletic (Twitter link). The deal can only be officially inked after the new league year starts.

The 6’8″ Rose tallied a slash line of 14.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, and 1.8 SPG during his four-year college career. Jones notes that the lengthy, athletic Rose is in line with the type of player that appeals to new Kings GM Monte McNair.

Rose will join Sacramento for the team’s training camp in the hopes of making its regular season roster, or that of their G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings.

Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year, minimum salary deals that can carry an optional player bonus ranging from $5K to $50K. For further information on these deals, check out our Hoops Rumors Glossary entry.

Celtics Sign Amile Jefferson To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Celtics have signed former Duke big man Amile Jefferson to an Exhibit 10 contract, according to Jay King of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Jefferson, 27, spent five seasons with the Blue Devils, including being team captain for three of them. The Philadelphia native helped lead Duke to the 2015 National Championship.

A right foot fracture in 2015/16 limited Jefferson to just nine games and he was granted medical redshirt approval by the ACC to return for a fifth season. Jefferson’s fifth season at Duke included being teammates with now Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum.

Jefferson has spent parts of the last two seasons suiting up for the Magic, appearing in 30 games and averaging 1.4 PPG and 1.5 RPG for Orlando. He also had a stint in the G League with the Timberwolves’ G League affiliate Iowa Wolves.

Jefferson’s Exhibit 10 contract is a non-guaranteed one-year, minimum salary pact that allows a player to make a bonus of up to $50K if he is waived and remains on the franchise’s G League squad for at least 60 days.

Wolves Sign Ade Murkey To Exhibit 10 Deal

University of Denver guard Ade Murkey has signed a one-year deal with the Timberwolves, according to RealGM’s log of official NBA transactions.

Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype first reported early in free agency that Murkey would be joining the Wolves for training camp. He received an Exhibit 10 contract, per Kalbrosky. That will make the 22-year-old a good candidate to join the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s G League affiliate, if and when he’s cut by the NBA squad.

Murkey, who spent his full four-year college career with Denver, averaged 18.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 2019/20 while making 40% of his attempts from three-point range. It was a major breakout performance for the young shooting guard, who had recorded just 7.8 PPG in his first three college seasons.

Minnesota now officially has 17 players under contract. The team also reportedly has a deal in place with free agent forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and guard Jordan McLaughlin remains a restricted free agent. If the Wolves finalize the signing of Hollis-Jefferson and bring back McLaughlin, they’d still have one opening on their 20-man camp roster.

Pelicans Sign Rawle Alkins To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Pelicans have added guard Rawle Alkins via an Exhibit 10 contract, Andrew Lopez of ESPN tweets. Alkins confirmed the deal on his official Twitter account.

The 23-year-old Alkins went undrafted out of Arizona in 2018. The 6’5″ shooting guard saw his only prior NBA action during the 2018/19 season, when he inked a two-way contract with the Bulls. Alkins split his time between Chicago and the team’s G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Alkins averaged 11.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.9 APG, 0.9 SPG, and 0.7 BPG in 44 games for the Windy City Bulls. Alkins also suited up for Chicago across 10 games, starting one. He averaged 12.0 MPG, 3.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 1.3 APG.

After the Bulls opted not to retain him for the 2019/20, Alkins played in Portugal, logging time with FC Porto of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol.

As an Exhibit 10 signing, Alkins will now join the Pelicans for training camp this month, hoping to make the Pelicans’ regular season roster, or that of their G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks in Eerie, Pennsylvania.

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