April 3rd, 2021 at 1:16pm CST by Dana Gauruder
When the NBA and NBA Players’ Association hold CBA renewal talks, the league plans to consider bringing up buyout reform as part of a broader discussion, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Some team executives have complained about the plethora of veteran players getting buyouts and joining playoff contenders.
Commissioner Adam Silver‘s office doesn’t see it as an issue of fairness between big and small markets, but rather a process that is contradictory to the financial system’s goals. In the league’s view, teams with big payrolls are adding an impact player without a dramatic impact on their luxury tax penalties, since those salaries after clearing waivers are usually prorated minimums.
The NBA would also like to find a way to make players who have been bought out available to more teams than just the contenders.
We have more from around the basketball world:
- Aaron Epps has signed in Israel with Elitzur Eito Ashkelon, sources told Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw (Twitter link). Epps holds G League experience with the Northern Arizona Suns and Canton Charge, most recently playing with Canton in the bubble.
- Veteran NBA swingman Lance Stephenson is hopeful of playing in the league again, David Aldridge of The Athletic tweets. He has been working out in New York for the last few weeks, in case a suitor comes calling. The 30-year-old last played in the NBA with the Lakers in 2019.
- There’s some speculation around the league that Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri may eventually wind up in Seattle if the league approves a new franchise, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. The group heading expansion efforts in Seattle includes longtime sports executive Tim Leiweke, who hired Ujiri as Toronto’s executive vice president and GM in 2013.
- Texas Tech has received permission to interview Bucks assistant Darvin Ham for its head coaching vacancy, Wojnarowski tweets. Ham led the school to the Sweet 16 in 1996 and played in the NBA from ’96 to 2005.
October 20th, 2019 at 11:47am CST by Arthur Hill
We passed along a large number of moves yesterday as most teams cut their rosters down to the regular season limit. NBA.com’s Transactions Log has a few more that slipped under the radar involving players who were signed and waived to either ensure their affiliate rights or to make sure returning-rights players get bonuses:
Williams is the only one in the group with previous NBA experience. He played 21 games for the Kings last season and has appeared in a combined 72 games over the past three years. Bibbs signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Clippers in March, but didn’t see any game action.
May 7th, 2019 at 11:25am CST by Luke Adams
The NBA has announced in a press release that 80 players are set to participate in its G League Elite Camp next week in Chicago from May 12-14. The event will include 40 prospects who are eligible for this year’s draft, as well as 40 standout prospects from the 2018/19 G League season.
Heading into this spring, the NBA revamped its G League Elite Camp, which in past years has simply showcased some of the NBAGL’s top performers. That aspect of the event will still exist, but G League players will only participate in the first two days of the event.
The second half of the event will feature 40 draft-eligible prospects who aren’t among the 60 prospects invited to the actual draft combine. The list of participants was determined by an NBA team vote, and those prospects will work out and scrimmage during the final two days of the event — there will be no overlap with the G League portion of the event.
As this week’s announcement confirms, a select number of draft-eligible prospects participating in the G League Elite Camp will also be invited to attend the combine itself, which takes place from May 15-19 in Chicago.
Here are the list of draft-eligible prospects who are expected to participate in the 2019 G League Elite Mini Camp, per the NBA:
- Tyus Battle (Syracuse)
- Bennie Boatwright (USC)
- Phil Booth (Villanova)
- Oshae Brissett (Syracuse)
- Bryce Brown (Auburn)
- Zylan Cheatham (Arizona State)
- Chris Clemons (Campbell)
- Amir Coffey (Minnesota)
- Tyler Cook (Iowa)
- Jarron Cumberland (Cincinnati)
- Aubrey Dawkins (Central Florida)
- Javin DeLaurier (Duke)
- Mamadi Diakite (Virginia)
- CJ Elleby (Washington State)
- Tacko Fall (UCF)
- Robert Franks (Washington State)
- Jared Harper (Auburn)
- Ethan Happ (Wisconsin)
- Dewan Hernandez (Miami)
- Amir Hinton (Shaw (NC))
- DaQuan Jeffries (Tulsa)
- Sagaba Konate (West Virginia)
- Matur Maker (Mississauga Prep (Canada))
- Terance Mann (Florida State)
- Caleb Martin (Nevada)
- Cody Martin (Nevada)
- Luke Maye (North Carolina)
- Trey Mourning (Georgetown)
- Andrew Nembhard (Florida)
- James Palmer Jr. (Nebraska)
- Josh Perkins (Gonzaga)
- Reggie Perry (Mississippi State)
- Jalen Pickett (Siena)
- Myles Powell (Seton Hall)
- Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech)
- Marial Shayok (Iowa State)
- Max Strus (DePaul)
- Lindell Wigginton (Iowa State)
- Kenny Wooten (Oregon)
- Justin Wright-Foreman (Hofstra)
Here are the 40 G League players set to participate in the G League Elite Camp:
- Josh Adams (Raptors 905)
- Jaylen Barford (Greensboro Swarm)
- Amida Brimah (Austin Spurs)
- Jared Brownridge (Delaware Blue Coats)
- Antonius Cleveland (Santa Cruz Warriors)
- Charles Cooke (Sioux Falls Skyforce)
- Cody Demps (Stockton Kings)
- Aaron Epps (Northern Arizona Suns)
- Abdul Gaddy (Oklahoma City Blue)
- John Gillon (Greensboro Swarm)
- Kaiser Gates (Windy City Bulls)
- Isaac Haas (Salt Lake City Stars)
- Johnny Hamilton (Grand Rapids Drive)
- Dusty Hannahs (Memphis Hustle)
- Zak Irvin (Westchester Knicks)
- Peter Jok (Northern Arizona Suns)
- Matt Jones (Stockton Kings)
- Marcus Lee (Sioux Falls Skyforce)
- Zach Lofton (Grand Rapids Drive)
- Tahjere McCall (Long Island Nets)
- Brandon McCoy (Wisconsin Herd)
- MiKyle McIntosh (Raptors 905)
- Jordan McLaughlin (Long Island Nets)
- Jaylen Morris (Erie BayHawks)
- Mychal Mulder (Windy City Bulls)
- Malik Newman (Canton Charge)
- Retin Obasohan (Northern Arizona Suns)
- Chinanu Onuaku (Greensboro Swarm)
- Norvel Pelle (Delaware Blue Coats)
- Darel Poirier (Capital City Go-Go)
- Billy Preston (Texas Legends)
- Desi Rodriguez (Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario)
- Kenneth Smith (Grand Rapids Drive)
- Richard Solomon (Oklahoma City Blue)
- Emanuel Terry (Sioux Falls Skyforce)
- Juan Toscano-Anderson (Santa Cruz Warriors)
- Dakarai Tucker (Rio Grande Valley Vipers)
- Andrew White III (Maine Red Claws)
- Thomas Wimbush (Long Island Nets)
- Todd Withers (Grand Rapids Drive)