NBA Rumor Round Up For Thursday, July 30:
Andre Miller: The 16-year NBA veteran will play a 17th season in the league after agreeing to a one-year, minimum contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. "He's very excited about the opportunity," agent Andy Miller told The Associated Press. "He was sold on the direction of the team and the veteran leadership he could provide to a promising young roster. He felt it was a good fit for him." Miller will serve as a mentor to Ricky Rubio and rookie Tyus Jones.
Chuck Hayes: Recently there were reports having Hayes signing with the Houston Rockets. On Wednesday night Hayes agreed terms with the Rockets. According to ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins, Hayes' deal is for one season at the league minimum and it does offer some salary protection. Hayes played in Houston from 2005 through 2011.
Thabo Sefolosha: The Atlanta Hawks defensive ace is currently going through the rehab process following an incident in New York on April 8 with police, which resulted in a broken right fibula. Sefolosha says he is improving everyday, but still doesn't know when he will be cleared to play. “The leg and ankle are feeling good but it is too early to say exactly when I’ll be back on the court," Sefolosha tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Robbie Hummel: The forward will likely not receive a contract from his team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, so his agent has been looking at other options. One is apparently from Italian side Olimpia Milano and it has been accepted, reports Sportando. The Wolves have a full compliment of forwards, so bringing back Hummel was not part of their plan.
Al-Farouq Aminu: According to HoopsHype.com, Nigerian national team head coach Will Voigt said the Portland Trail Blazers forward will play for his country during the upcoming Afrobasket. The event takes place next month and it will get Aminu in game-shape ahead of training camp at the beginning of October.
Sacramento Kings: Facing the August 1 deadline to fully guarantee Eric Moreland's salary for the 2015-16 season, the team waived the forward on Wednesday. Since he signed a three-year contract, any team wanting to claim Moreland must use salary room or a trade exception to bring him in. Moreland will clear waivers on Friday if a claim is not put forward by another NBA team.