Gary Talton

And-Ones: E. Millsap, Koenig, Eddie, Jeanne

Former NBA guard Elijah Millsap has signed with the Iowa Wolves of the G League, tweets Chris Reichert of 2 Ways and 10 Days. The 30-year-old played two games for the Suns last season after joining the team just before the season ended, but spent most of the year in the G League. He came to training camp with Phoenix, but was waived last month.

Millsap went undrafted out of Alabama-Birmingham in 2011 and played internationally and in the G League before getting an opportunity with Utah in the middle of the 2014/15 season. He spent a year and a half with the Jazz, averaging 4.2 points in 67 games.

There’s more news from the NBA, the G League and overseas:

  • Bronson Koenig, who was waived by the Bucks and Bulls during preseason, was involved in a G League trade today, according to Nicola Lupo of Sportando. The Windy City Bulls, Chicago’s affiliate, sent Koenig to the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit’s affiliate, in exchange for the returning rights of Gary Talton, who is playing in Lithuania. Koenig, who was among the first players to sign a two-way contract, is a rookie guard out of Wisconsin.
  • Jarell Eddie, who was also with Chicago during preseason, has re-signed with Windy City, Lupo relays in a separate item. Eddie spent most of last season with the G League squad before inking a pair of 10-day contracts with the Suns in March. The 26-year-old small forward appeared in five games with Phoenix and played 26 games for the Wizards the previous year.
  • Restricted free agents could be facing another tough market in 2018, writes Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. With their teams holding the right to match any offer, restricted free agents have historically enjoyed little bargaining power, and the small number of teams with significant cap room next summer will make their situation even worse. Deveney identifies Magic forward Aaron Gordon and Rockets center Clint Capela as two players who might cash in, but says most will struggle to find offers.
  • French center Jonathan Jeanne, who was considered a draft prospect this year before being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, may have reached the end of his career, reports Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. His French team, Le Mans Sarthe, has declared Jeanne “unfit to practice professional sports” after discussing his condition with specialists. The disorder affects the body’s connective tissue.

Bucks, Hornets, Sixers Interested In Gary Talton

The Bucks, Hornets and Sixers are exploring the idea of signing D-League point guard Gary Talton, reports Shams Charania of RealGM. The second-year pro from the University of Illinois at Chicago is first among current D-League players in assists per game, with 10.2 in 26 appearances. He’s split the season between the affiliate of the Rockets and his current team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, who share affiliation with 13 NBA teams, including the trio of clubs Charania identifies as interested parties.

Talton went undrafted in 2013, though the Grizzlies, under former CEO Jason Levien, were among the teams to work him out prior to the draft. He had a more limited role with Houston’s D-League affiliate last season, but this year, he’s seeing more minutes and has upped his three-point percentage from 31.2% to 40.6%. He was just a 29.3% shooter from behind the arc in two seasons of NCAA play.

Milwaukee waived combo guard Nate Wolters shortly before it lost Kendall Marshall for the season with a torn ACL, though the Bucks have 14 players signed for the rest of the season and reportedly plan to give Kenyon Martin a contract for the balance of 2014/15, too. Charlotte has a full roster but is seeking point guard help in the wake of Kemba Walker‘s injury, which the team hopes will allow him to return six weeks from now. The Sixers just signed point guard Larry Drew II to another 10-day contract Monday, and they, too, have a full roster.