NBA Rumor Round Up For Wednesday, July 29:
Milwaukee Bucks: Last week there was talk of interest from the Bucks regarding free agent forward Chris Copeland. According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, Copeland traveled to Milwaukee on Tuesday to sign the contract. Copeland may be signed using the $2.81 million "Room" exception. Copeland averaged 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1 assist last season with the Indiana Pacers.
Miami Heat: The team selected Josh Richardson with the No. 40 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. They have been busy moving players off the roster to reduce their 2016 tax bill and open up a spot. Now that the 15th position is available, word came Tuesday from Shams Charania of RealGM.com that Richardson has agreed to a three-year, $2.5 million contract. Richardson's deal will pay him the minimum each season, with 2015-16 fully guaranteed and 2016-17 partially guaranteed.
Steve Kerr: The Golden State Warriors head coach has been dealing with an ailing back and it's bad enough that he had surgery to fix the herniated disk on Tuesday, reports Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area. Kerr said he will "be out for the summer."
New York Knicks: The team is searching for a head coach for their D-League team after interim head coach Craig Hodges was not retained, reports the New York Post. Allan Houston is the general manager of the Westchester Knicks and he will likely make the hire, instead of Phil Jackson. Hodges had played for Jackson while they were together in Chicago and was willing to run the triangle offense.
Kevin Seraphin: The center remains available via the free agent market. According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, The Lakers, Knicks and Wizards continue to show interest in Seraphin. Seraphin has said he wants a bigger role after spending his first five years in the NBA with the Wizards.
Portland Trail Blazers: The team signed Phil Pressey last week and when training camp opens he will compete with Tim Frazier for the third point guard position behind Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Jabari Young of CSNNW.com believes the Pressey-Frazier battle could be the best competition when Portland opens camp in early October. Pressey became available when the Celtics waived him earlier this month.