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Date Player News
8/22/2014 Thaddeus Young, F A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

Analysis: The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send Love to Cleveland, where he will team up with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. The Cavs agreed to send No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and a 2015 No. 1 draft choice they obtained from Miami to Minnesota to land Love, but Wolves President Flip Saunders and GM Milt Newton immediately went to work to try to get the 76ers involved in the deal as well.
8/22/2014 Shelvin Mack, PG The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed Mack, who general manager Danny Ferry says proved to be a good fit for coach Mike Budenholzer's system.

Analysis: Mack averaged 7.5 points and ranked second on the team with 3.7 assists per game. He played in 73 games, including 11 starts, and ranked seventh in the NBA with his average of 3.04 assists per turnover. Ferry said Friday the 24-year-old Mack showed the "toughness and level of unselfishness that we truly value." Terms of the deal were not released. As a starter, Mack averaged 10.5 points and 4.7 assists.
8/20/2014 Jack Cooley, PF The Utah Jazz have signed Cooley.

Analysis: The 6-foot-9 forward played last season for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Basketball League, averaging 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 28 games. Cooley was undrafted after four years at Notre Dame, where he averaged 13.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in the 2012-13 season as a senior. He finished his career with 1,017 points, 792 rebounds and 32 double-doubles for the Fighting Irish.
8/20/2014 Derrick Rose, PG Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.

Analysis: Rose has sat out the last two practices as he works his way back into shape after sitting out most of the last two seasons, though there has been no indication from the Chicago Bulls star or U.S. officials that he is hurting. Rose said after Tuesday's practice he just wanted extra rest. Rose started the Americans' exhibition game against Brazil on Saturday. The team still has 16 players on the roster and must get down to 12 before the Basketball World Cup.
8/19/2014 Dante Cunningham, PF The agent for Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who accused him of domestic assault. Agent Joel Bell tells The Associated Press that Cunningham wants to clear his name after authorities dismissed a felony assault charge against Cunningham on Monday. The woman accused Cunningham of choking her in April.

Analysis: After a four-month investigation, the Hennepin County prosecutor announced that the charge was dismissed because "there was not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense." Cunningham had to put his search for a new contract on hold while the investigation was conducted. Now he says he is eager move on and sign a deal, perhaps with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team he has played for the last two seasons.
8/18/2014 Jordan Hamilton, SF The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.

Analysis: The 6-foot-7 Hamilton averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 17.0 minutes in 60 games last year. In 126 career games, he has averaged 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 13.3 minutes while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range.
8/18/2014 Aaron Gray, C The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

Analysis: Gray, a 7-footer, has averaged 3.4 points and 12.1 minutes in 318 career games with Chicago, New Orleans, Toronto and Sacramento. He split time between Toronto and Sacramento during the 2013-14 season, appearing in 37 games and averaging 1.8 points.
8/18/2014 Cartier Martin, G-F The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

Analysis: The 6-foot-7 Martin has averaged 5.4 points and 14.3 minutes in 220 games for Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Golden State and Charlotte. Martin played in a career-high 59 games last season with Atlanta and Chicago, averaging 5.6 points.
8/18/2014 Jarnell Stokes, PF The Memphis Grizzlies have signed their second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract. The Grizzlies did not disclose the terms Monday.

Analysis: The 6-foot-9, 263-pound Stokes was drafted by Utah in June and traded to Memphis on draft night for a second-round draft pick in 2016. The Memphis native played three years at the University of Tennessee where he led the Southeastern Conference in offensive rebounding his last two seasons. He led Tennessee to three NCAA tournament wins and a trip to the Sweet 16.
8/18/2014 Dante Cunningham, PF The news Cunningham was long expecting finally came down on Monday when Hennepin County authorities announced they were dropping the felony charge against him, enabling the free agent to start looking for a job next fall in earnest and start putting a difficult period behind him. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman issued a statement on Monday saying that "based on further investigation, there is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense."

Analysis: Cunningham was charged in April after he was accused of choking his then-girlfriend at their suburban Minneapolis home. The Timberwolves abided by NBA rules and continued to play him in games the rest of the season, and Cunningham routinely heard boos and heckles from the crowd about the allegations. Cunningham spent the previous two seasons with the Timberwolves and carved a niche as a hard-nosed defensive forward with a solid mid-range jumper.
8/17/2014 Shawn Marion, F A person familiar with the negotiations says veteran free agent forward Shawn Marion has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers. Marion informed the Cavs this weekend that he will take a minimum deal and play for them next season, said the person who spoke Sunday to The Associated Press.

Analysis: The 36-year-old Marion, a four-time All-Star, gives Cleveland another veteran with postseason experience to compliment superstar LeBron James. The team has previously signed shooters Mike Miller and James Jones, who won two NBA titles with James in Miami.
8/15/2014 Shaun Livingston, G Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

Analysis: The Warriors said Friday that Livingston's toe will be in a splint for the first three weeks of his recovery. The team says the procedure was performed Wednesday by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys.
8/11/2014 Markel Brown, SG Brown has a broken bone in his right hand that will keep him from basketball activities for four to six weeks.

Analysis: The Nets said Brown was injured while working out Monday in Las Vegas and was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. His hand was placed in a cast. Brown was drafted by Minnesota with the No. 44 pick and the Nets acquired his rights on draft night.
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