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9/29/2014 Jeffery Taylor, G-F General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges.

Analysis: The Hornets announced Friday the 25-year-old Taylor wouldn't be allowed to participate in any team-related activities one day after East Lansing Police in Michigan charged him Thursday with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property following an altercation at a hotel.
9/29/2014 Evan Turner, G-F Boston announced the signing of Turner on Monday. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his 27 games with the Pacers, averaging 7.1 points.

Analysis: Turner has averaged 11.1 points per game since winning the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award as national college player of the year in 2009-10 with Ohio State. With Rajon Rondo out six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand, Turner could get a shot at point guard, a position he played in his last college season.
9/29/2014 John Lucas III, PG The Celtics announced Monday that they have waived Lucas.

Analysis: Lucas, who had been traded from Utah to Cleveland and then to Boston in the offseason, averaged 3.8 points in 42 games for Utah in 2013-14.
9/29/2014 Malcolm Thomas, F Boston announced Monday that it has waived Thomas.

Analysis: Thomas averaged 1.9 points over eight games for the Spurs and Jazz in 2013-14. He was traded in the offseason from Utah to Cleveland, then to Boston.
9/28/2014 Rajon Rondo, PG The Boston Celtics rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Friday for a broken left finger.

Analysis: The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fall at his home Thursday night. The team gave no further details.
9/28/2014 Chris Babb, SG Babb has been waived by the Celts.

Analysis: Babb is a free agent.
9/28/2014 Chris Johnson, F Johnson has been waived by the Celts.

Analysis: Johnson is a free agent.
9/27/2014 Keith Bogans, G-F The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired guard Keith Bogans and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for their 2015 second-round pick. The Cavaliers will receive a trade exception of approximately $5.3 million. The 76ers' pick is protected.

Analysis: Bogans, an 11-year veteran, has played in 671 career games with averages of 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists for Orlando, Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston.
9/27/2014 Tyreke Evans, G-F New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says guard Tyreke Evans has a strained right hamstring that is expected to require about three to five weeks of rehabilitation. Demps says the injury occurred while Evans was playing in a pickup basketball game away from team headquarters last week.

Analysis: Demps says Evans has returned to New Orleans to work with team medical and training staff and hopes to be cleared to play before the regular season opener on Oct. 28 against the Orlando Magic. The 25-year-old Evans is entering his sixth NBA season. He played in 72 games for New Orleans last season, averaging 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and five assists in 28.2 minutes per game.
9/26/2014 Jeffery Taylor, G-F The Hornets have announced Taylor will not be participating in any team-related activities while the NBA investigates the third-year forward's arrest on domestic assault charges. Taylor has a pre-trial court date set for Oct. 8.

Analysis: East Lansing Police said in a press release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor has been charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. According to the release, police officers responded to an incident at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday. Taylor has the option for a bench trial, rather than a jury trial.
9/26/2014 Luol Deng, F Deng says he forgives Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged remarks about him.

Analysis: Deng says he has spoken with Ferry about the comments and believes "he's really sorry for what he said."
9/26/2014 Aron Baynes, C Baynes has been re-signed.

Analysis: The Spurs value his hustle and winning attitude.
9/26/2014 Manu Ginobili, G-F Ginobili was cleared to play after being diagnosed with a slight stress fracture in his right fibula during the offseason.

Analysis: Ginobili's playing time will be limited initially as he works on his conditioning. Ginobili said he no longer suffers leg pain, though his feelings were hurt after San Antonio prevented him from playing for his native Argentina in the FIBA World Cup because of the injury.
9/26/2014 LeBron James, F James met the media in his return to Cleveland on Friday.

Analysis: The Cavs credentialed more than 300 media members that were on hand to see James, who explained his recent weight loss - he went on a strict two-month diet - was a personal challenge. Not only does he need to adjust to new teammates, but James will play for David Blatt, a successful international coach whose first job in North America is to take this talent-laden squad to the finals.
9/25/2014 Paul George, G-F Doctors have instructed George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Analysis: George sustained a compound fracture after crashing into a basketball stanchion during a U.S. national team scrimmage Aug. 1. The gruesome video showed the leg snapping in two and likely leaving the Pacers without their two-time All-Star for the entire season. Training camp opens Tuesday, and Vogel says he will try to keep George involved by charting action on the court and perhaps instructing teammates.
9/25/2014 Michael Beasley, F The Memphis Grizzlies say Beasley is among several additions to their training-camp roster. The Grizzlies announced the addition of the 25-year-old Beasley on Thursday.

Analysis: Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft, averaged 7.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 15.1 minutes while playing 55 games last season with the Miami Heat. He owns career averages of 13.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 409 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Heat.
9/25/2014 Earl Clark, F The Grizzlies announced they've added Clark to their training camp roster.

Analysis: Clark averaged 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 14.2 minutes in 54 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks last season.
9/24/2014 Ronnie Price, G Price has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, who announced the deal Wednesday with the nine-year NBA veteran.

Analysis: Price has averaged 3.4 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds during stints with five teams. He broke into the NBA with Sacramento in 2005 before playing at Utah, Phoenix, Portland and Orlando.
9/24/2014 Eric Bledsoe, G A person with knowledge of the deal says the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been officially announced.

Analysis: The Suns see Bledsoe as a critical part of their double point-guard system. He missed much of last season after undergoing his second surgery to repair a meniscus in his right knee.
9/23/2014 Kent Bazemore, G-F The Atlanta Hawks have signed Bazemore.

Analysis: The 6-foot-5 Bazemore played for Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers last season. After he was acquired by the Lakers on Feb. 13, he averaged 13.1 points in 23 games, including 15 starts. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Tuesday the 25-year-old Bazemore is versatile, especially on defense, where he can guard multiple positions.
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