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Date Player News
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.
9/23/2014 Elton Brand, F-C The Atlanta Hawks have signed Brand.

Analysis: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer calls the 35-year-old Brand "the ultimate professional and a terrific leader." The former Duke star averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds last season, when he started 15 of his 73 games.
9/23/2014 Charlie Villanueva, PF The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent forward Charlie Villanueva, who spent the past five years with Detroit.

Analysis: The signing announced Tuesday gives the Mavericks 19 players on their roster with training camp opening next Tuesday. Villanueva had his best season in 2008-09, when he averaged 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in his final season with Milwaukee.
9/23/2014 Eric Bledsoe, G A person with knowledge of the situation says the Phoenix Suns and Bledsoe have made progress over the past few days on a new contract. The person asked to remain anonymous because the talks were ongoing.

Analysis: It is the first report of any movement in the talks between the team and Bledsoe, a restricted free agent.
9/22/2014 Doron Lamb, SG The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Doron Lamb.

Analysis: The 6-foot-4 Lamb played 53 games for Orlando last season, averaging 3.6 points in 13 minutes. Terms of Lamb's contract were not released Monday when the signing was announced by the Mavericks. Part of Kentucky's 2012 NCAA championship team as a sophomore, Lamb was an early entry into the NBA draft and Milwaukee took him in the second round.
9/22/2014 Nazr Mohammed, C The Chicago Bulls say they have re-signed veteran center Nazr Mohammed.

Analysis: The deal was announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed. A 16-year veteran, Mohammed spent the past two seasons with Chicago. He appeared in 80 games last year and averaged and averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds.
9/22/2014 Ramon Sessions, G General manager Pete D'Alessandro announced Monday night that the Sacramento Kings had signed Sessions.

Analysis: Sessions joins Darren Collison and rookie Nik Stauskas in Sacramento's new backcourt rotation, which also includes second-year players Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum. Milwaukee selected Sessions in the second round of the 2007 draft out of Nevada. He has averaged 11.7 points, 4.7 assists and 25.8 minutes in his NBA career. Sessions averaged 12.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 26.7 minutes per game last season with Charlotte and Milwaukee.
9/18/2014 E'Twaun Moore, G The Chicago Bulls have signed Moore. The team didn't announce contract terms Thursday.

Analysis: Moore, 6-5 and 191 pounds, played in 79 games with the Magic last season, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field. He was with Orlando for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for one season. Boston drafted him in 2011 out of Purdue. Moore is from East Chicago, Indiana.
9/18/2014 Ricky Rubio, PG Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says he is optimistic the team can sign point guard Ricky Rubio to a contract extension before the season begins, but he says the team doesn't feel in a rush to do so.

Analysis: Newton says he and Wolves President Flip Saunders are having regular conversations with Rubio's agents about an extension. So far, the two sides have not agreed on terms. If they don't reach a deal by Oct. 31, Rubio will play this season and become a restricted free agent next summer.
9/18/2014 Omri Casspi, SF The Sacramento Kings have signed forward Omri Casspi.

Analysis: Sacramento selected Casspi 23rd overall in the 2009 draft. He was the first Israeli-born player to be drafted by an NBA team and play in the league. Casspi has averaged 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 20.7 minutes in his career with Sacramento, Cleveland and Houston. He averaged 6.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 71 games with the Rockets last season.
9/18/2014 Ryan Hollins, C The Sacramento Kings have signed center Ryan Hollins.

Analysis: Hollins has averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds in his eight-year career. He has played for Charlotte, Dallas, Minnesota, Cleveland, Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers.
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