Around the Atlantic: OKC wants Dorell Wright?


Around the Atlantic: OKC wants Dorell Wright?

For the Thunder, Kevin Martin might be too expensive to retain.

So, according to Yahoo Sports! Adrian Wojnarowski (via ProBasketballTalk), Oklahoma City is after Sixers' free-agent swingman Dorell Wright.

"Oklahoma City has begun an aggressive pursuit of Philadelphia free-agent guard Dorell Wright, league sources told Yahoo! Sports," writes Wojnarowski. "The return of Kevin Martin to the Thunder appears unlikely, unless the market for him dries up completely and he has to return at a far lower rate than he's trying to find, league sources said."

In 79 games last season with the Sixers, Wright shot 37 percent from three-point range and averaged 9.2 points.

Nets: Blatche reportedly re-signs with Brooklyn
After a solid first season with the Nets, Andray Blatche is reportedly returning to Brooklyn.

According to Peter Vecsey (via ProBasketballTalk), the Nets have re-signed the 6-foot-11 power forward. And, according to Howard Beck of the New York Times, it's a one-year deal worth $1.4 million.

Blatche played in all 82 games last season and averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19 minutes of action.

Knicks: Pacers, Copeland share mutual interest?
The Pacers and Knicks free-agent small forward Chris Copeland seem to like each other.

According to Wojnarowski (via ProBasketballTalk), "The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks free agent Chris Copeland have a strong mutual interest, league sources told Yahoo! Sports."

In his rookie season, Copeland played 56 games, 13 of which he started, shot 42 percent from three-point range and averaged 8.7 points.

Sixers sign Chasson Randle to second 10-day contract

Sixers sign Chasson Randle to second 10-day contract

Point guard Chasson Randle has earned himself some more time in Philadelphia. 

The Sixers on Friday announced that they signed Randle to a second 10-day contract. 

Randle was first signed by the Sixers on Jan. 9 and has appeared in two games, thanks in large part to a wrist injury that forced starter T.J. McConnell to miss some time and pushed backup point guard Sergio Rodriguez into the starting lineup. 

"It’s a great feeling to know that I get another shot at this and [get to] be around this team, be around this staff another 10 days," Randle said before the Sixers' game against the Trail Blazers. "I’m just thankful."

Randle scored a career-high 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday's win over the Bucks, shooting 50 percent from the field (3 for 6) and beyond the arc (2 for 4), while also adding two rebounds and an assist. 

"You just watched him play in Milwaukee and you saw somebody take his length and come up with loose balls and deflections," Brett Brown said. "You saw somebody come down and had sort of a swagger and a confidence where he could rise up and make a three. He's a four-year Stanford graduate that comes with a very distinct pedigree and intellect and maturity that adds to the team. Albeit new, he really adds to what we're trying to build in relation to the guys that we invite in our program. He's a high-character guy."

Randle played in 19 games this season for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA D-League before signing with the Sixers, leading his team in scoring with 21 points per game, including back-to-back games of 38 and 36 points in December. 

He went undrafted in 2015 after four years at Stanford, and spent last season overseas with CEZ Nymburk of the National Basketball League in the Czech Republic.

Source: Sixers claim, then waive Mo Williams

Source: Sixers claim, then waive Mo Williams

Updated: 6:13 p.m.

Mo Williams was barely a Sixer.

The Sixers on Friday claimed the 34-year-old point guard, then waived him, a league source confirmed to's Jessica Camerato. The Sixers followed it with the re-signing of guard Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.

ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the news of the Sixers' claiming Williams.

Per the report, the Sixers made the claim in order to get $2.2 million closer to the salary floor while preventing the Nuggets from doing so after Denver acquired Williams in a trade with the Hawks.

It's been a whirlwind two weeks for Williams, who was traded from the Cavaliers to the Hawks as part of the Kyle Korver deal. Williams was then shipped to the Nuggets, who then waived him.

Now he's been claimed and waived by the Sixers in the same day.

Williams, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons, last played for 2015-16 championship-winning Cleveland, where he played 41 regular-season contests and averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists per game.