Bucks waive Tim Frazier

Bucks waive Tim Frazier

The Milwaukee Bucks have waived Tim Frazier.

Frazier, who was signed on September 22 by the Bucks to a free agent contract, appeared in four preseason games, and averaged 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per outing.

Milwaukee’s roster now stands at 17 players.

Pistons give Zach Lofton a two-way contract, and waive Reggie Hearn

The Detroit Pistons have exercised their two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton.

Also, guard Reggie Hearn has been waived by the team.

Lofton, 6-4, 180, appeared in four games with the Pistons this preseason and averaged 5.5 points (.471 FG, .400 3FG), 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.9 minutes per game. A member of the Pistons’ team at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV, Lofton played last season at New Mexico State where he averaged 20.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Hearn, 6-5, 210, played in one game this preseason, recording three points at San Antonio on October 5. He was signed to a two-way contract on January 15, 2018 and appeared in three games with the Pistons where he averaged 1.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game.

The New York Knicks have exercised their third-year contract option on guard Frank Ntilikina.

So far in his young NBA career, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound Ntilikina has shown some nice defensive skills, but offensively and especially as a point guard is still learning the ropes. Which is par for the course. His NBA career is just getting started. He’s a Knick to watch in 2018-19.

Ntilikina as a rookie last season averaged 5.9 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds over 78 games (nine starts). The 20-year-old became the youngest player in franchise history to appear in a game on Oct. 19, 2017 and represented the franchise in the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge in Los Angeles, CA. The native of Strasbourg, France, was originally selected by New York with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

As for his recent play in preseason, here’s the New York Post: “Ntilikina’s gains in weight and height are manifesting themselves on the court. The extra bulk — about 10 pounds — has him stronger to the rack and sturdier in guarding power forwards on switches. Ntilikina’s progress in the preseason was overshadowed by a point-guard race that didn’t do the Frenchman justice. (Fizdale started four different players at the position in five games).”

The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2019-20 contract options for guard Caris LeVert and center Jarrett Allen.

The moves were expected, and likely a very easy decision for the Nets, as the two players are talented, still reaching their potential, and worth keeping around.

Allen appeared in 72 games (31 starts) in his rookie season, registering averages of 8.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.0 minutes per game. The 20-year-old was selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

LeVert has appeared in 128 games (36 starts) in his first two seasons with the Nets, recording averages of 10.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.2 minutes per contest. During the 2017-18 campaign, the 24-year-old recorded averages of 12.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 26.2 minutes per game. LeVert was originally selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers before being acquired by Brooklyn in a trade on July 7, 2016.

The Golden State Warriors have exercised the two-way player conversion option on forward Marcus Derrickson.

Derrickson joins guard Damion Lee as the Warriors’ two-way players.

Derrickson, who originally signed with Golden State on September 20, appeared in five preseason games with the Warriors (four starts), averaging 14.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game.

Derrickson, 22, an undrafted early-entry candidate in 2018 Draft, averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 32.0 minutes in 29 games (all starts) during his junior season at Georgetown University. He was named to the All-Big East Second Team and ranked second in Big East Conference in three-point field goal percentage (.500 3FG%, 29-of-58 3FG).

Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to sign two players to two-way contracts in addition to the 15-man regular-season roster. Players signed to a two-way contract may accrue no more than 45 days of service with their respective NBA club during the regular season, spending the remainder of the season with the team’s G League affiliate. The Warriors’ two-way players will have the ability to spend time with both Golden State and the team’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz.

The Philadelphia 76ers have waived guard Darin Johnson, forward Cory Jefferson and center Emeka Okafor.

Jefferson and Johnson signed with the team on Oct. 12, while Okafor joined Philadelphia on Sept. 21 and appeared in two preseason games.

The 76ers roster now stands at 17.

Bucks waive Tyler Zeller

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Tyler Zeller.

Zeller appeared in four preseason games (one start) and averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest.

The Bucks training camp roster stands at 18 players.

Cavs waive Isaiah Taylor

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard Isaiah Taylor.

Taylor (6-3, 170) appeared in three preseason games for the Cavaliers, averaging 4.7 points and 2.3 assists in 16.8 minutes per game.

Cleveland’s roster now stands at 16, including two Two-Way players.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard Kobi Simmons and forwards Bonzie Colson and Emanuel Terry.

Colson (6-6, 225) appeared in three preseason games for Cleveland, averaging 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game.

Simmons (6-4, 170) saw action in four preseason contests and averaged 4.0 points in 10.9 minutes per game.

Terry (6-9, 220) played in one preseason game for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland’s roster now stands at 17, including two Two-Way players.

Clippers waive Jamel Artis

The L.A. Clippers have waived guard Jamel Artis.

Artis, 25, spent last season on a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic, appearing in 15 games and averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.6 minutes. The 6’7”, 213-pound guard appeared in 46 games (all starts) for the Lakeland Magic, averaging 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists, while shooting 46.3 percent from the field in 37.5 minutes. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Artis received an All-ACC honorable mention in his final collegiate season.

The Washington Wizards have waived guards Chasson Randle, Chris Chiozza and Tiwian Kendley, and forward Lavoy Allen.

The Wizards roster now stands at 14, which does not include their two two-way players, Devin Robinson and Jordan McRae.

The Sacramento Kings have waived guards Kalin Lucas and Cameron Reynolds.

Reynolds appeared in four preseason contests for Sacramento, totaling 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes. The Tulane product also spent the 2018 California Classic and Las Vegas Summer Leagues as a member of the Kings roster.

Lucas posted 3.0 points and 2.5 assists in 9.0 minutes per contest in four exhibition games with the Kings.

The Kings roster now stands at 16, including one two-way player.

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived guard Gary Payton II, forward Cameron Oliver, center Chinanu Onuaku.

All three players were signed to training camp contracts last month.

Oliver, 22, averaged 1.0 point, 2.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 4.2 minutes in three games for the Trail Blazers this preseason.

Onuaku, 21, posted preseason averages of 3.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 5.2 minutes in three games.

Payton II, 25, finished the preseason averaging 4.0 points, 1.0 rebound, 1.3 assists and 8.1 minutes in three games.

Portland’s roster stands at 15 players entering the season opener on Oct. 18 vs. the L.A. Lakers at Moda Center.

The Chicago Bulls have waived guards Antonius Cleveland and Derrick Walton Jr., and forwards JaKarr Sampson and Kaiser Gates.

Chicago’s roster now stands at 16, including one Two-Way player.

The Miami HEAT have waived Jarnell Stokes, Briante Weber, Rodney Purvis and Raphiael Putney.

Purvis, who was signed on October 6, appeared in one preseason game on October 12 vs. Atlanta, totaling two steals in 4:44 minutes of action.

Putney, who was signed on October 6, appeared in one preseason game on October 12 vs. Atlanta, totaling one rebound in 4:44 minutes of action.

Stokes, who was signed on August 27, appeared in three preseason games, averaging 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.00 steals and 11.2 minutes while shooting 43.8 percent (7-of-16) from the field.

Weber, who was signed on August 21, appeared in five preseason games, averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.60 steals, 1.8 rebounds and 16.4 minutes while shooting 46.4 percent (13-of-28) from the field, 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range and 83.3 percent (15-of-18) from the foul line.

The HEAT’s roster now stands at 14, plus two two-way contracts.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed guard Canyon Barry and forward William Lee.

Barry, 24, spent three seasons at the College of Charleston before transferring to the University of Florida for his senior year. The son of former NBA great Rick Barry, Barry averaged 12.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest over his four-year collegiate career. After going undrafted in 2017, the 6-6 guard played overseas in Finland and the Czech Republic last season.

Lee, 23, went undrafted after playing four seasons at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he averaged 10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while shooting 36.5% from the three-point line over his career. Lee was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017 and earned Conference USA All-Defensive Team honors his senior year.

The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Scott Machado and Johnathan Williams.

The Lakers roster stands at 16, including two two-way players.

Spurs waive Okaro White and Nick Johnson

The San Antonio Spurs have waived Okaro White and Nick Johnson.

Johnson was signed on Sept. 24 and averaged 1.5 points and 1.0 assists in 7.4 minutes over four games with the Spurs this preseason. White signed on Sept. 24, averaging 3.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.0 minutes in three preseason games with the Silver and Black.

San Antonio’s roster now stands at 16 players.

Knicks waive Joakim Noah, Kadeem Allen and Jeff Coby

The New York Knicks have waived center Joakim Noah, guard Kadeem Allen and forward Jeff Coby.

Noah, who is still owed around $38 million from the team, appeared in 53 games (46 starts) over two seasons with the Knicks, averaging 4.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and two assists over 19.9 minutes.

Allen, who was signed by the Knicks on July 25, appeared in two preseason games with New York, totaling 0.5 points and 1.5 assists over 11.8 minutes.

Coby, who was signed by the Knicks on October 7, did not appear in a preseason game this season.

There are now 17 players under contract with the team, including two Two-Way players.

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guards Brandon Goodwin and Markel Crawford, and center Doral Moore.

The Grizzlies’ roster stands at 17 players, including two-way players D.J. Stephens and Yuta Watanabe, who will be eligible to play for both the Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies’ NBA G League affiliate.

Crawford (6-4, 210) competed in five preseason games and averaged 0.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in 5.8 minutes after he was signed by Memphis on August 15.

Goodwin (6-2, 180) appeared in four preseason games and averaged 3.3 points in 5.8 minutes after signing with the Grizzlies on September 4.

Moore (7-1, 280) saw action in three preseason games and averaged 3.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 4.6 minutes after he was signed by Memphis on August 30.

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