Rockets Waive Tyler Bey

The Houston Rockets have waive forward Tyler Bey. This waiver was necessary to create the roster spot for Houston to re-sign Dante Exum. The Rockets signed Bey to a fully non-guaranteed training camp contract in late-August.

Bey spent his rookie season in 2020-21 with the Dallas Mavericks on a Two-Way contract. In 18 NBA games, Bey averaged 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 3.9 minutes. In 13 games in the G-League bubble, Bey averaged 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds.

When he clears waivers, Bey will be an unrestricted free agent.

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Jimmer Fredette, Noah Vonleh Sign With Shanghai Sharks

Former NBA players Jimmer Fredette and Noah Vonleh have signed with the Shanghai Sharks for the 2021-22 season. This will Fredette's fifth season with the Sharks and Vonleh's first season in Shanghai.

Fredette has played with Shanghai from 2016-17 through 2018-19. He returned to the Sharks for the 2020-21 season after playing for Panathinaikos in Greece in 2019-20.

In 174 games for Shanghai, Fredette has averaged 34.1 points per game. He's also become a fan favorite with his high-scoring games and deep shooting range. Fredette briefly returned to the NBA, with the Phoenix Suns, at the end of the 2018-19 season, after the CBA season ended.

Vonleh played in four regular season game for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2020-21 season. In seven NBA seasons, Vonleh has averaged 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds over 339 games played.

Fredette and Vonleh will team with another former NBAer, Jamaal Franklin, on the Sharks. Both Fredette and Vonleh remain NBA free agents and will be free to sign an NBA contract when the CBA season completes.

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Wolves Sign 2020 First Round Pick Leandro Bolmaro

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed 2020 first round pick Leandro Bolmaro. Bolmaro signed his rookie scale contract a year after spending the 2020-21 season with Barcelona in Spain.

The 21-year-old guard averaged 4.9 points in 13.1 minutes over 75 games in various European competitions last season. Bolmaro has also logged time with the Argentinian national team, including at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021.

The New York Knicks drafted the 6'7'' combo guard with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Wolves later acquired Bolmaro's draft rights in a pre-arranged trade with the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's expected that Bolmaro will compete for a rotation spot for Minnesota this season, while also likely logging some developmental time with Iowa of the G-League.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264111/Wolves-Sign-2020-First-Round-Pick-Leandro-Bolmaro

Nuggets Sign Petr Cornelie To Two-Way Contract

The Denver Nuggets have signed forward Petr Cornelie to a Two-Way contract.

Cornelie, 6-11, 220, most recently appeared in 34 games for Elan Bearnais of the French LNB Pro A league in 2021, averaging 14.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 54.0% from the field and 44.2% from three in 28.9 minutes per game. The 26-year-old also helped earn a silver medal for the France National Team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In six games, Cornelie averaged 1.7 points, 2.0 rebounds while shooting 33.3% from the field.

The Calais, France native, was drafted in the 53rd pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Nuggets. He has appeared in 14 games (seven starts) for three Nuggets summer league teams in 2016, 2017 and 2018, averaging 5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 16.8 minutes per game.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264109/Nuggets-Sign-Petr-Cornelie-To-Two-Way-Contract

Raptors Close To Deal With Alex Antetokounmpo

The Toronto Raptors are close to signing Alex Antetokounmpo to a contract.

Antetokounmpo played high school basketball at Dominican High School in Wisconsin. He spent last season playing overseas before going undrafted this past year before latching on with the Sacramento Kings' Summer League squad.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264107/Raptors-Close-To-Deal-With-Alex-Antetokounmpo

Lisa Byington Hired By Bucks As Full-Time TV Play-By-Play Announcer

The Milwaukee Bucks have named Lisa Byington as the team's new television play-by-play announcer on Bally Sports Wisconsin.

Byington will become the the first woman to handle full-time TV play-by-play duties for a major men's professional sports team.

Byington replaces longtime Bucks announcer Jim Paschke.

Byington, who previously did play-by-play for the Women's World Cup on Fox in 2019, became the first woman to call NCAA men's basketball tournament games in March as part of the CBS/Turner Sports coverage.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264106/Lisa-Byington-Hired-By-Bucks-As-Full-Time-TV-Play-By-Play-Announcer

Clippers Unveil Plans For $1.8 Billion Intuit Dome

The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled plans for the Intuit Dome, their $1.8 billion arena scheduled to open in Inglewood for the 24-25 season.

The Clippers have shared Staples Center since the 99-00 season and previously played at the L.A. Sports Arena near the USC campus.

"When we began the search for a partner for the LA Clippers and our new dome, we looked for one that shares our passion for technology, the pursuit of innovation and our commitment to customers, fans and community," said Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers Chairman. "Intuit is a perfect fit and we're excited to be calling our future home the Intuit Dome."

Introducing the @IntuitDome.
Future home of the LA Clippers.

- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) September 17, 2021

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/264105/Clippers-Unveil-Plans-For-$18-Billion-Intuit-Dome

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