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NBA Rumors Stories for Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Updated 3:00 p.m. ET

This summer, we saw LeBron James leave for the Lakers, Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan trade places, and DeMarcus Cousins join the champion Warriors. Next summer? We could see even more NBA stars on the move.

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler and Leonard headline a star-studded 2019 free-agent class that can hit the market when more teams will have cap space.

While continuing to await a decision from Dwyane Wade, the Heat on Wednesday signed former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee and moved toward an agreement with veteran forward Udonis Haslem. Miami Herald

A source said Haslem is expected to return for his 16th NBA season with the Heat, though nothing was finalized as of Wednesday morning. Miami Herald

Lee gives the Heat 17 players under contract, with teams permitted to carry no more than 20 in training camp. Haslem would be the 18th. Wade also has an invitation to return but had not informed the Heat of a decision as of earlier this week. Miami Herald

For a team that lacked a pick in either round of June's NBA draft, the Miami Heat continue to mine talent from the Class of 2018, on Wednesday signing undrafted California forward Marcus Lee. The agreement with Lee follows an agreement with undrafted Kansas guard Malik Newman last week and two-way contracts for undrafted forwards Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten, giving the team four players from the most recent draft class. Sun Sentinel

The addition of Lee gives the Heat 17 players under contract, three shy of the NBA offseason maximum." Sun Sentinel

The Utah Jazz announced Tuesday they have waived David Stockton, the son of Hall of Fame former Jazz point guard John Stockton. This comes after German club Medi Bayreuth announced in early August it had signed the younger Stockton. His brother Michael, who played at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, also plays in Germany. Deseret News

The Raptors 905 are making G League history. The team will have two-time Canadian Olympian Tamara Tatham in a coaching role for the coming season, sources confirmed, making the native of Brampton the first Canadian woman on a North American menís pro league staff. Toronto Star

On Dec. 8 and 15, FedEx Forum will host both the Tigers and Grizzlies in two basketball doubleheaders that feature marquee matchups for both local teams. The first weekend, Dec. 8, the Tigers will host the Alabama-Birmingham, while LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Grizzlies. Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Toronto Raptors signed veteran center Greg Monroe to a contract Tuesday. The six-foot-11 native of New Orleans, La., averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds over 51 games last season with Milwaukee, Phoenix and Boston. Toronto Sun

Former Michigan point guard Derrick Walton Jr.ís next stop on his NBA journey will bring him closer to home. The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday they signed Walton, who will compete for a roster spot in training camp. Contract terms werenít disclosed. According to The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls already have 14 guaranteed contracts, with point guards Kris Dunn, Cameron Payne and Ryan Arcidiacono all under contract. Detroit News

The Bulls announced the signing of Derrick Walton Jr. and plan to take a look at the former Michigan point guard in training camp. The Bulls have 14 guaranteed contracts, including two point guards in starter Kris Dunn and backup Cameron Payne. Ryan Arcidiacono, who split time between the Bulls and the G League on a two-way contract last season, also signed to battle for a roster spot in training camp. Chicago Tribune

The Avon Lake home of Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jose Calderon, was burglarized in July, according to a police report. According to the report the burglary took place between July 21-25 and the home, located in the 31800 block of Lake Road, was being checked on by a neighbor. News Herald


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