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  • Grizzlies trade 2012 first-round pick Tony Wroten to 76ers

    The Memphis Grizzlies traded guard Tony Wroten, a 2012 first-round NBA draft pick, to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future second-round selection, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Wroten, 20, was the Grizzlies' 25th overall pick. He averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.

    Philadelphia is still working to meet the minimum team salary requirement of $52.811 million as it works to construct a roster before the start of training camp in September.

    Wroten, a 6-foot-5 left-hander, left Washington in 2012 after an excellent freshman season in which he was the Huskies' second-leading scorer at 16 points per game.

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  • Source: Josh Harrellson signs two-year deal with Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement with forward Josh Harrellson on a two-year deal, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. 

    Josh Harrellson. (Getty)Harrellson, 24, will hold a partial salary guarantee for the 2013-14 season, and the Pistons will hold the team option for the 2014-15 season, a source said.

    The Pistons are likely done making moves heading into training camp, with GM Joe Dumars reaching 15 roster spots with the signing of Harrellson. Detroit has remade its roster with two high-profile deals, signing forward Josh Smith and acquiring point guard Brandon Jennings in a sign-and-trade deal.

    Harrellson, who is 6-foot-10 and nicknamed "Jorts," was the MVP of the Chinese Basketball Association with 22 points and 18 rebounds per game last season. Before playing six games for the Miami Heat in 2012, Harrellson spent a full season with the New York Knicks, where he had played 37 games and averaged 14.6 minutes and 4.4 points per game.

    Harrellson was the 45th overall pick out of the University of

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  • Center Larry Sanders is nearing completion on a $44 million extension with Bucks

    Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is nearing completion on a four-year, $44 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Larry Sanders is a player on the rise. (Getty Images)The deal will include bonuses that could push the value of the contract to the $48 million range, sources said.

    Sanders, 24, emerged as a breakout talent for the Bucks in his third NBA season, averaging 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. He's become one of the league's best rim protectors and the anchor of the franchise's frontline.

    The Bucks have undergone a significant makeover in the offseason under general manager John Hammond, who hired Larry Drew as coach and signed free agents O.J. Mayo, Carlos Delfino and Zaza Pachulia. The Bucks also acquired guard Luke Ridnour as part of a three-team deal.

    Sanders is one of several class of 2010 players in line to receive contract extensions before the October 31 deadline to complete them. The Bucks drafted Sanders with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Virginia

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  • Sources: 76ers negotiating with Brett Brown to become their head coach

    The Philadelphia 76ers are engaged in contract negotiations to try and make San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown the franchise's new head coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Brown has been offered the job, but the sides have to come to an agreement on contract length and compensation, sources said.

    For the past seven years, Brown has been a bench assistant coach under Gregg Popovich with San Antonio. He joined the Spurs for a second time in 2001. Brown is negotiating with Philadelphia. (Getty)

    With the loss of assistant coach Mike Budenholzer to the Atlanta Hawks, Brown had been expected to be promoted to top assistant under Popovich.

    Brown was the Australian national coach and led the Aussies to a strong showing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. For 14 seasons, Brown coached in the Australian National Basketball League. In nine seasons as a head coach, Brown won 149 games – the sixth highest in league history.

    New 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has embraced a complete rebuilding project and whomever is hired as

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  • Trail Blazers signing Mo Williams

    Free-agent guard Mo Williams has reached agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year, $5.6 million contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The second year of the contract is at Williams' option.

    Williams, 30, averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists in 46 games for the Utah Jazz last season.

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  • Sixers meeting with coaching candidates

    Several head-coaching candidates will meet with Philadelphia 76ers ownership in New York this week in a second round of interviews, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin is a candidate for the Sixers' top job. (USA Today Sports)Four assistant coaches – Atlanta's Kenny Atkinson, San Antonio's Brett Brown, Chicago's Adrian Griffin and Boston's Jay Larranaga – are scheduled to meet with, Sixers managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, among other team officials, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Another assistant coach, Portland's David Vanterpool, is still a possible candidate to join the group in New York, sources said.

    Michael Curry, a holdover on the staff of ex-head coach Doug Collins, is considered a candidate for the job too.

    Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie has interviewed multiple candidates for the job since his hiring this spring and been deliberate in the process.

    Hinkie has embraced a complete rebuilding project and whomever is hired as coach is assured of the avalanche of losing that will come with the Sixers' pursuit of high

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  • Raptors signing Austin Daye

    Free-agent forward Austin Daye has reached agreement on a two-year, $2 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The Raptors hope Daye can strengthen their bench with his ability to stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting.

    After three-plus seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Daye was traded to Memphis in February as part of the three-team deal involving Rudy Gay.

    Daye, a 25-year-old, 6-foot-11 forward, averaged 4.5 points splitting the season between the Pistons and Grizzlies. He was the 15th overall pick to Detroit in the 2009 NBA draft out of Gonzaga.

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  • Raptors signing Austin Daye

    Free-agent forward Austin Daye has reached agreement on a two-year, $2 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The Raptors hope Daye can strengthen their bench with his ability to stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting.

    After three-plus seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Daye was traded to Memphis in February as part of the three-team deal involving Rudy Gay.

    Daye, a 25-year-old, 6-foot-11 forward, averaged 4.5 points splitting the season between the Pistons and Grizzlies. He was the 15th overall pick to Detroit in the 2009 NBA draft out of Gonzaga.

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  • Pistons acquiring Brandon Jennings

    The Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement in principle to acquire Brandon Jennings in a sign-and-trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The Pistons are finalizing a three-year, $24 million contract with Jennings, sources told Y! Sports. Detroit will send guard Brandon Knight, forward Khris Middleton and center Slava Kravtsov to the Bucks, sources said.

    Jennings, 23, averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists in 80 games for the Bucks last season. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft and has spent his first fours seasons with the Bucks.

    Jennings would be the Pistons' second big free-agent acquisition of the summer. They earlier signed former Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract. Longtime Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups also has returned to Detroit on a two-year contract.

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  • Nuggets draft pick Erick Green to play overseas

    Denver Nuggets draft pick Erick Green – the 46th overall choice in June's NBA draft and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year from Virginia Tech – has agreed to a one-year contract with Euroleague The Nuggets plan to keep tabs on Erick Green. (AP Photo)power Siena of Italy, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The Denver Nuggets traded for Green's rights on draft night and plan to stay connected with Siena coach Marco Crespi regarding the guard's development next season. Denver has a full roster of contracts and had been limited on flexibility to sign Green for the 2013-14 season.

    Siena has a strong recent history of success with guards, including Bobby Brown and Bo McCalebb. Siena has won seven consecutive Italian League championships.

    Green was considered one of the best shooters in the draft, leading the ACC in scoring at 25 points per game on 17.2 shots per game.

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