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Date Player
7/31/2015 Jason Thompson, Phi, F-C
The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

Analysis: Warriors general manager Bob Myers says Thompson ''adds considerably to our team's depth, which was a big key to our success."
7/31/2015 Gerald Wallace, GS, F
The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

Analysis: NBA champion Golden State announced the trade Friday, a deal that also gives Philadelphia cash and draft considerations.
7/31/2015 Jeremy Evans, Uta, F
The Dallas Mavericks signed Evans on Friday. The 2012 slam dunk champion at All-Star weekend averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in five seasons with the Utah Jazz. He played in 219 games, making seven starts.

Analysis: The 6-foot-9 Evans was a late second-round pick by Utah in 2010. He's the career blocks leader at Western Kentucky with 224.
7/30/2015 Kristaps Porzingis, NY, PF
The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they had signed first-round draft picks Porzingis and Jerian Grant.

Analysis: The 7-foot-3 Porzingis was the fourth overall selection in the recent draft and played professionally for Cajasol Seville in Spain the past three seasons. At the NBA summer league in Las Vegas this month, the 19-year-old averaged 10.5 points in four games.
7/30/2015 Jerian Grant, NY, PG
The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they had signed first-round draft picks Grant and Kristaps Porzingis.

Analysis: Grant, a 6-4 guard, was the 19th overall pick after averaging 14.6 points and 5.8 assists in four seasons with Notre Dame. In his senior season, he averaged 16.5 points and 5.8 assists in 38 games. In five summer league games, Grant averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 assists in five games.
7/30/2015 Louis Amundson, NY, PF
The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they had re-signed Amundson.

Analysis: Amundson averaged 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 41 games after signing with the Knicks in January.
7/30/2015 Mike Scott, Atl, PF
Scott has been arrested on drug charges. Banks County (Ga.) police say the Atlanta Hawks forward is charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. His brother faces additional charges. The Hawks say they are aware of the situation but will have no further comment.

Analysis: The Banks County sheriff's office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott's 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. A sheriff's news release says the vehicle failed to yield for about two miles, with speeds reaching 98 mph, before it finally pulled over. Deputies say they found more than an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDNA, commonly called Molly.
7/30/2015 Salah Mejri, Dal, C
The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League.

Analysis: The 7-foot-2 Mejri averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 34 games for Real Madrid last season. Those averages went up to 5.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in eight games as Real Madrid won the Euroleague championship. Mejri was the MVP of the 2011 FIBA African Championships, when Tunisia secured its 2012 Olympic bid.
7/29/2015 Chris Copeland, Mil, F
The Bucks have signed free agent forward Chris Copeland, adding veteran depth to their young frontcourt.

Analysis: While with the Pacers, Copeland was stabbed in the elbow and abdomen outside a New York nightclub early in the morning of April 8. Undrafted out of Colorado in 2006, Copeland played overseas and in the NBA's D-League before breaking into the NBA with the New York Knicks in 2012-13. Bucks coach Jason Kidd was Copeland's teammate on that Knicks team.
7/29/2015 Andre Miller, Sac, G
Miller's agent tells The Associated Press his client has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Analysis: With Ricky Rubio coming off of ankle surgery and rookie Tyus Jones as the backup, the Timberwolves had a need for an experienced point guard who could play at the end of games and step in in case of an injury. The 39-year-old Miller will be playing his 17th season in the league. He has averaged 12.8 points and 6.7 assists in his career and has long been considered one of the smartest players at his position.
7/28/2015 Nikola Jokic, Den, C
The Nuggets have signed 20-year-old Serbian center Nikola Jokic to a multi-year contract.

Analysis: Jokic, a second-round draft pick, has spent the last three years playing for KK Mega Vizura of the Adriatic League. In five starts for the Nuggets summer league team, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center averaged 8 points. 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 21 minutes per game.
7/27/2015 Mike Miller, Por, G-F
A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded Miller and center Brendan Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

Analysis: The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season. Miller was signed last summer, bringing playoff experience and 3-point shooting to the Cavs, but he was hardly used in the playoffs.
7/27/2015 Brendan Haywood, Por, C
A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

Analysis: The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract deal for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland, said the person who spoke Monday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending league approval. The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season.
7/27/2015 Gerald Wallace, GS, F
The Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Celtics for Wallace and Chris Babb.

Analysis: The teams announced the deal Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before acquiring Lee.
7/27/2015 Chris Babb, GS, SG
The Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Babb.

Analysis: The teams announced the deal Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before acquiring Lee.
7/27/2015 Matthew Dellavedova, Cle, G
A person familiar with the agreement says the Cavaliers will re-sign free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year contract.

Analysis: Dellavedova, who emerged as an unlikely postseason contributor after All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was injured, will sign for $1.2 million for next season, said the person who spoke Monday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed.
7/27/2015 Shabazz Napier, Orl, PG
The Heat trimmed roster and payroll Monday, sending Napier to the Magic and Zoran Dragic to the Celtics.

Analysis: Napier was a first-round selection after leading Connecticut to the 2014 NCAA title and played in 51 games for Miami, averaging 5.1 points and 2.5 assists. Orlando sent a protected 2016 second-rounder to Miami for Napier.
7/27/2015 Zoran Dragic, Bos, SG
The Heat trimmed roster and payroll Monday, sending Shabazz Napier to the Magic and Dragic to the Celtics.

Analysis: Dragic, the brother of Heat guard Goran Dragic, appeared in 16 games. He'll earn $1.7 million this season, while Napier makes about $1.3 million. The moves also should help relieve Miami's luxury tax for next season. Boston sent a protected 2019 second-rounder for Zoran Dragic, while picking up a 2020 second-rounder and cash to cover his 2015-16 salary.
7/27/2015 Lavoy Allen, Ind, F-C
The Pacers have re-signed Allen and Shayne Whittington.

Analysis: Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year career.
7/27/2015 Shayne Whittington, Ind, C
The Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Whittington.

Analysis: Whittington played in 20 games last season after making the roster as an undrafted free agent. He was expected to re-sign after competing on Indiana's summer league team.
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