NBA Rumor Round Up For Tuesday, September 1:
Chuck Hayes: Less than a week after mutually deciding to not sign with the Houston Rockets, Hayes inked a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, per the team website. The signing now brings the Clippers roster to 15, with 13 players having full salary protection for the 2015-16 season. The addition of Hayes, via make-good deal, could mean Glen Davis' time with the Clippers is over, unless he accepts a make-good contract, too. If Davis is re-signed, he will compete with Hayes for that roster spot.
DeAndre Jordan: To no surprise, Jordan has dropped agents Dan Fegan and Jarin Akana of Relativity Sports, reports the Los Angeles Times. Fegan and Akana have been on the outs after Jordan decided to not honor his handshake deal with Dallas Mavericks during the NBA moratorium in early July so he could re-sign with the Los Angles Clippers. Fegan and Akana will get their fees for Jordan's new contract with the Clippers.
Austin Rivers: After parting ways with Relativity Sports and agent Dan Fegan a while ago, the Los Angeles Times confirmed on Monday that the Los Angles Clippers backup guard has signed with agent Andy Miller. Like DeAndre Jordan, Fegan will receive his fees for negotiating Rivers' new contract, which was signed on July 13.
Los Angeles Lakers: The team has been looking for an experienced in the backcourt and Monday came word from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports that an agreement with FC Barcelona point guard Marcelo Huertas is in the works. Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian point guard signed with FC Barcelona in 2011. Huertas' one-year contract may pay just the minimum amount of $525,093 for 2015-16. The Lakers point guard depth chart now includes D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Huertas.
Milwaukee Bucks: According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Bucks have agreed to a training camp invite with guard Charlie Westbrook. The deal likely offers no salary protection as Westbrook is a long-shot to make the regular season opening night roster. Westbrook, undrafted in 2012, played last season in France with Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket.
Boston Celtics: According to The Boston Globe, the Celtics have begun preliminary talks with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger regarding extensions. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them, probably during the month of October.” Of the two, Zeller may end up signing an extension. Sullinger has dealt with injuries and weight issues, so the Celtics would be wise to wait until July to deal with him as a restricted free agent. Perry Jones is also eligible to sign an extension, but he won't get one as he could be waived in the preseason.
Miami Heat: According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Heat have agreed to a training camp deal with undrafted Georgetown forward Greg Whittington. There is a chance Whittington may end up playing for Miami's D-League team this season.