NBA Player News
|9/18/2014||E'Twaun Moore, G||The Chicago Bulls have signed Moore. The team didn't announce contract terms Thursday.
Analysis: Moore, 6-5 and 191 pounds, played in 79 games with the Magic last season, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field. He was with Orlando for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for one season. Boston drafted him in 2011 out of Purdue. Moore is from East Chicago, Indiana.
|9/18/2014||Ricky Rubio, PG||Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says he is optimistic the team can sign point guard Ricky Rubio to a contract extension before the season begins, but he says the team doesn't feel in a rush to do so.
Analysis: Newton says he and Wolves President Flip Saunders are having regular conversations with Rubio's agents about an extension. So far, the two sides have not agreed on terms. If they don't reach a deal by Oct. 31, Rubio will play this season and become a restricted free agent next summer.
|9/18/2014||Omri Casspi, SF||The Sacramento Kings have signed forward Omri Casspi.
Analysis: Sacramento selected Casspi 23rd overall in the 2009 draft. He was the first Israeli-born player to be drafted by an NBA team and play in the league. Casspi has averaged 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 20.7 minutes in his career with Sacramento, Cleveland and Houston. He averaged 6.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 71 games with the Rockets last season.
|9/18/2014||Ryan Hollins, C||The Sacramento Kings have signed center Ryan Hollins.
Analysis: Hollins has averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds in his eight-year career. He has played for Charlotte, Dallas, Minnesota, Cleveland, Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers.
|9/17/2014||Glenn Robinson III, SF||The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed second-round draft pick Glenn Robinson III. The Wolves announced the signing on Wednesday.
Analysis: Robinson was the 40th overall pick in the June draft, but wasn't assured of a roster spot as the Timberwolves went through a massive overhaul while trading Kevin Love to Cleveland.
|9/17/2014||Jason Terry, G||The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and guard/forward Alonzo Gee.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Terry started last season with Brooklyn and averaged only 4.5 points in 35 games. He was moved to Sacramento at the trade deadline and didn't play the rest of the season as he recovered from a left knee injury.
|9/10/2014||Leandro Barbosa, G||The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Leandro Barbosa.
Analysis: Barbosa appeared in 20 games with the Phoenix Suns last season. He averaged 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 18.4 minutes per game.
|9/9/2014||Chauncey Billups, G||Billups tells Yahoo Sports he is retiring after 17 NBA seasons.
Analysis: The 2004 NBA Finals MVP says his desire is still strong, but he can't ignore the fact that he's had a hard time staying healthy. The 37-year-old Billups has played only 61 games over the last three seasons. Billups played this past season for the Detroit Pistons after returning to the team he led to the 2004 title. He was the third pick in the 1997 draft by the Boston Celtics. He also played for Toronto, Denver, Minnesota, New York and the Los Angeles Clippers.
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