Hedo Turkoglu wants to sign with the Kings.
He is at 997 career games and wants to get to 1,000. Vlade Divac is getting the band back together with Peja Stojakovic and Bobby Jackson in the front office, so it makes sense to add Hedo in that regard. It's still unknown if this group can be a winning basketball team in 2015.
The Nuggets are expected to keep Erick Green for training camp.
His contract becomes partially guaranteed on Saturday. Green will compete with newly-added Nick Johnson for the No. 3 point guard spot. He won't be in the rotation while the Nuggets are healthy.
The 76ers and J.P. Tokoto are working on a training camp deal.
He didn't look like an NBA player at Summer League and was very bashful about his jumper. Tokoto is very athletic and could be one of the better dunkers in the NBA, but he's a long way from being a consistent contributor.
The Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with Sasha Vujacic.
The Knicks have been in discussion with the eight-year veteran and they'll have him in camp. He played just 10 minutes with the Clippers in the 2013-14 season and was with the Nets back in 2011. He won't be in the rotation.
Sergio Rodriguez said that he wants to remain with Real Madrid.
"I want to stay in Madrid. I’m very comfortable at Real Madrid" Rodriguez said. "This is my city, and I’ve just become a father. After seeing that there were interest from NBA teams I realized there was no chance to go back to the NBA because I’m very comfortable here." The NBA rumors never seem to go away with Rodriguez, but this should quiet the noise for a while. Rodriguez isn't on the fantasy radar.
Kenneth Faried said that he has been working hard this summer to improve, and he is hoping to show what he has worked on during Saturday's NBA exhibition in Africa.
"I'll probably showcase some things tomorrow that I've added to my game," Faried said. The Nuggets brought in a new head coach in Mike Malone this summer, so hopefully Faried can become a more consistent player in what should be a stable environment now that Brian Shaw can't hold him down any longer. Additionally, Faried said that his goals are to become the defensive player of the year one day as well as making the first-team all-defense, so it looks like he is highly motivated entering the season.
As part of Mark Cuban's pitch to Wesley Matthews during free agency, Cuban told Matthews that he wanted him to be a cornerstone piece for the franchise.
"One of the first things he said to me was he wanted me to be a cornerstone piece of that franchise moving forward," Matthews said. "I told Cuban this the other day: This is the first time, head-to-toe, that an organization has had faith and confidence in me. From coaches, to GM to owner — complete confidence. That's all I wanted. That's all I wanted." It's clear that the Mavericks view Matthews highly, and it definitely was interesting to learn that the Blazers never even attempted to re-sign him. Matthews is hoping to be ready for training camp, but his Achilles injury will make him a risky selection on draft day.
Moe Harkless has been invited to Puerto Rican National Team's training camp in Louisville, Kentucky, with the expectation that he will play in the FIBA Americas Championship.
Harkless was acquired by Portland in a trade with the Magic this summer, and there is a decent chance that he can crack the rotation with the Blazers after being buried on the bench last season. He is currently penciled in behind Al-Farouq Aminu in the rotation, so he is only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues for now.