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8/26/2014 Mike Scott, PF The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed Mike Scott, who improved his 3-point shot in his second season and almost doubled his scoring average.

Analysis: Scott, a second-round pick from Virginia in 2012, averaged 9.6 points last season, up from 4.6 as a rookie. He started six of his 80 games and also averaged 3.6 rebounds. Scott made 62 of 200 3-point attempts last season after missing his only 3 as a rookie. His five second-quarter 3s in Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs against Indiana were the second-highest total in any period in NBA playoff history.
8/26/2014 Jared Dudley, G-F Small forward Jared Dudley is going to the Milwaukee Bucks. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the seven-year veteran has been dealt to Milwaukee by the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for forward Carlos Delfino and backup center Miroslav Raduljica. The Clippers are also receiving a future first-round pick.

Analysis: Dudley averaged 6.9 points last year in his only season with the Clippers. Delfino signed as a free agent last year with Milwaukee but never played a game because of a foot injury. The 7-foot-1 Raduljica averaged 3.8 points in 2013-14.
8/26/2014 John Salmons, G-F The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract.

Analysis: The 6-foot-6 Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in the 2002 draft. The Pelicans have been looking to add depth at small forward since Al-Farouq Aminu left for Dallas in free agency this offseason.
8/26/2014 Hasheem Thabeet, C The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The Thunder have a year to use the trade exception.

Analysis: Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 defensive specialist from Tanzania, played in 66 games in 2012 and averaged nearly a block per contest. His playing time was reduced last season when first-round pick Steven Adams emerged as the backup center.
8/26/2014 Ronnie Brewer, G-F Brewer has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to driving drunk in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the 29-year-old Brewer entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge through an attorney Tuesday. Prosecutors had alleged he was driving at about twice the legal blood-alcohol limit when he was pulled over near Rodeo Drive in February.

Analysis: A judge immediately sentenced Brewer to three years of summary probation and fined him $390. He was also ordered to attend alcohol abuse classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Brewer has played for six NBA teams since the Utah Jazz drafted him in 2006, including two stints with the Chicago Bulls, who released him last month.
8/23/2014 Andrew Wiggins, SF The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.

Analysis: The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.
8/23/2014 Anthony Bennett, F The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.

Analysis: The Timberwolves are getting No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.
8/23/2014 Alexey Shved, G The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.

Analysis: The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota.
8/23/2014 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, F The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.

Analysis: The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and Mbah a Moute from Minnesota.
8/23/2014 Dwight Powell, PF The Cavs signed Powell on Saturday.

Analysis: Powell is a second-round pick out of Stanford. The Cabs inked him on a day they also acquired Kevin Love from the Wolves.
8/22/2014 Thaddeus Young, F The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.

Analysis: The Timberwolves are getting No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Young from Philadelphia.
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.
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