NBA Rumors: New Orleans Adds Ish Smith, And Metta World Peace Sticks With Los Angeles Lakers As Teams Set Opening Day Rosters

NBA teams have finalized their opening night rosters as the league is set to open its 70th regular season on Tuesday.

Teams had until 5 p.m. Eastern time yesterday to send in their 15-man rosters to the NBA offices, which led to a flurry of moves. The Philadelphia 76ers made the most moves as they waived Pierre Jackson, Jordan McRae, J.P. Tokoto, Scottie Wilbekin and Furkan Aldemir. The Sixers also signed Jordan Railey to an NBADL contract and assigned him to the Delaware, according to the Associated Press.

Railey tallied five points and two rebounds in 15 minutes of action over three summer league games for the 76ers this summer. Chuck Myron of reports that the 23-year old, 7-footer signed with BC Igokea of Bosnia during the summer. He averaged 6.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 16.4 minutes per game as a senior last season at Washington State.

In other roster moves, the New Orleans Pelicans signed point guard Ish Smith and Metta World Peace earned the last roster spot on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ish Smith

According to Fox Sports, the Pelicans claimed Smith off of waivers to help offset the loss of Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole, who are both dealing with injuries. Evans is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing knee surgery on his right knee, and Norris Cole could be out the first month of the season with a high ankle sprain.

Smith was in training camp with the Washington Wizards after spending last season with the Philadelphia 76ers where he averaged a career-best 12.0 points and 6.1 assists in 27.1 minutes. With Smith’s signing, New Orleans will start the season with 15-players on their roster.

In the meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to keep Metta World Peace instead of Jabari Brown as the final player on their 15-man roster, per ESPN. World Peace, who turns 36 next month, played in China and Italy last year. However, he showed he could still be a valuable defender this preseason and helped mentor second-year pro, Julius Randle.

World Peace has averaged 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15 NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks.

Brown, 22, reportedly could end up back in the D-League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders but also should garner interest from other clubs. He had 12.0 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 19 games with the Lakers a season ago.

In total, 446 players are under contract to start the season as every team except four will start with a full roster. Houston, New York, Orlando and Phoenix are the teams that will begin the season with only 14 players. The rest of the article will list each of the NBA’s 30 teams opening day rosters.

Boston Celtics
Avery Bradley PG
Jae Crowder SF
R.J. Hunter SG
Jonas Jerebko PF
Amir Johnson PF
David Lee PF
Jordan Mickey PF
Kelly Olynyk C
Terry Rozier PG
Marcus Smart PG
Jared Sullinger PF
Isaiah Thomas PG
Evan Turner SG
James Young SG
Tyler Zeller C

Brooklyn Nets
Andrea Bargnani C
Bojan Bogdanovic SG
Markel Brown SG
Wayne Ellington SG
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF
Jarrett Jack PG
Joe Johnson SF
Sergey Karasev SG
Shane Larkin PG
Brook Lopez C
Chris McCullough PF
Willie Reed PF
Thomas Robinson PF
Donald Sloan PG
Thaddeus Young SF

New York Knicks
Arron Afflalo SG
Lou Amundson PF
Carmelo Anthony SF
Jose Calderon PG
Cleanthony Early PF
Langston Galloway PG
Jerian Grant PG
Robin Lopez C
Kyle O’Quinn PF
Kristaps Porzingis C
Kevin Seraphin PF
Lance Thomas SF
Sasha Vujacic SG
Derrick Williams PF

Philadelphia 76ers
Isaiah Canaan PG
Robert Covington SF
Joel Embiid C
Jerami Grant SF
Richaun Holmes PF
Carl Landry PF
Kendall Marshall PG
T.J. McConnell PG
Nerlens Noel C
Jahlil Okafor C
JaKarr Sampson SG
Nik Stauskas SG
Hollis Thompson SG
Christian Wood PF
Tony Wroten SG

McConnell is one of the biggest surprises to make the 15-man roster this season. The former University of Arizona point guard beat out Pierre Jackson and Scottie Wilbekin for the backup point guard position. McConnell averaged 6.2 points and 4.8 assists in 22 minutes per game during the preseason.

The Sixers have four point guards on their roster but will be without Kendall Marshall (knee) until at least November and Wroten ( recovering from torn ACL).

Wood was impressive during the preseason, compiling 31 points and 24 rebounds in 63 total minutes spanning five game. In addition, Philadelphia cut J.P. Tokoto as well as Furkan Aldemir.

Toronto Raptors
Anthony Bennett PF
Bismack Biyombo PF
Bruno Caboclo SF
DeMarre Carroll SF
DeMar DeRozan SG
James Johnson PF
Cory Joseph PG
Kyle Lowry PG
Lucas Nogueira C
Patrick Patterson PF
Norman Powell SG
Terrence Ross SF
Luis Scola PF
Jonas Valanciunas C
Delon Wright PG

Chicago Bulls
Cameron Bairstow PF
Aaron Brooks PG
Jimmy Butler SG
Mike Dunleavy SG
Cristiano Felicio PF
Pau Gasol PF
Taj Gibson PF
Kirk Hinrich SG
Doug McDermott SF
Nikola Mirotic PF
E’Twaun Moore SG
Joakim Noah C
Bobby Portis PF
Derrick Rose PG
Tony Snell SF

Cleveland Cavaliers
Jared Cunningham SG
Matthew Dellavedova SG
Joe Harris SG
Kyrie Irving PG
LeBron James SF
Richard Jefferson SF
James Jones SG
Sasha Kaun C
Kevin Love PF
Timofey Mozgov C
Iman Shumpert SG
J.R. Smith SG
Tristan Thompson C
Anderson Varejao PF
Mo Williams PG

Detroit Pistons
Joel Anthony C
Aron Baynes PF
Steve Blake PG
Reggie Bullock SF
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG
Spencer Dinwiddie PG
Andre Drummond C
Darrun Hilliard SF
Ersan Ilyasova PF
Reggie Jackson PG
Brandon Jennings PG
Stanley Johnson SF
Jodie Meeks SG
Marcus Morris PF
Anthony Tolliver PF

Indiana Pacers
Lavoy Allen PF
Chase Budinger SF
Rakeem Christmas PF
Monta Ellis PG
Paul George SF
George Hill PG
Jordan Hill C
Solomon Hill SF
Ian Mahinmi C
C.J. Miles SG
Glenn Robinson III SG
Rodney Stuckey PG
Myles Turner PF
Shayne Whittington PF
Joe Young PG

Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo SF
Jerryd Bayless PG
Michael Carter-Williams PG
Chris Copeland SF
Tyler Ennis PG
John Henson PF
Damien Inglis SF
O.J. Mayo SG
Khris Middleton SF
Greg Monroe C
Johnny O’Bryant III C
Jabari Parker SF
Miles Plumlee C
Greivis Vasquez PG
Rashad Vaughn SG

Atlanta Hawks
Kent Bazemore SG
Tim Hardaway Jr. SG
Justin Holiday SG
Al Horford PF
Kyle Korver SG
Shelvin Mack PG
Paul Millsap PF
Mike Muscala PF
Lamar Patterson SG
Dennis Schroder PG
Mike Scott PF
Thabo Sefolosha SG
Tiago Splitter PF
Walter Tavares C
Jeff Teague PG

Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum SF
Troy Daniels SG
P.J. Hairston SG
Tyler Hansbrough PF
Aaron Harrison SG
Spencer Hawes PF
Al Jefferson C
Frank Kaminsky III C
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF
Jeremy Lamb SG
Jeremy Lin PG
Brian Roberts PG
Kemba Walker PG
Marvin Williams PF
Cody Zeller PF

Miami Heat
Chris Andersen PF
Chris Bosh PF
Mario Chalmers PG
Luol Deng SF
Goran Dragic SG
James Ennis SF
Gerald Green SG
Udonis Haslem PF
Tyler Johnson SG
Josh McRoberts PF
Josh Richardson SG
Amar’e Stoudemire PF
Dwyane Wade SG
Hassan Whiteside C
Justise Winslow SF

Orlando Magic
Dewayne Dedmon C
Evan Fournier SG
Channing Frye PF
Aaron Gordon PF
Tobias Harris SF
Mario Hezonja SF
Devyn Marble SF
Shabazz Napier PG
Andrew Nicholson PF
Victor Oladipo SG
Elfrid Payton PG
Jason Smith PF
Nikola Vucevic C
C.J. Watson PG

Washington Wizards
Alan Anderson SG
Bradley Beal SG
DeJuan Blair C
Jared Dudley SG
Drew Gooden PF
Marcin Gortat C
Nene Hilario PF
Kris Humphries PF
Gary Neal PG
Kelly Oubre Jr. SF
Otto Porter Jr. SF
Ramon Sessions PG
Garrett Temple SG
John Wall PG

Golden State Warriors
Leandro Barbosa SG
Harrison Barnes SF
Andrew Bogut C
Ian Clark SG
Stephen Curry PG
Festus Ezeli C
Draymond Green SF
Andre Iguodala SG
Shaun Livingston PG
Kevon Looney SF
James Michael McAdoo SF
Brandon Rush SG
Marreese Speights C
Jason Thompson PF
Klay Thompson SG
Martell Webster SF

Los Angeles Clippers
Cole Aldrich C
Jamal Crawford SG
Branden Dawson SF
Blake Griffin PF
Wesley Johnson SG
DeAndre Jordan C
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute PF
Chris Paul PG
Paul Pierce SF
Pablo Prigioni PG
J.J. Redick SG
Austin Rivers SG
Josh Smith SF
Lance Stephenson SG
C.J. Wilcox SG

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers
Brandon Bass PF
Tarik Black C
Anthony Brown SF
Kobe Bryant SG
Jordan Clarkson PG
Roy Hibbert C
Marcelo Huertas PG
Ryan Kelly PF
Larry Nance Jr. PF
Julius Randle PF
D’Angelo Russell PG
Robert Sacre C
Louis Williams SG
Metta World Peace SF
Nick Young SF

Phoenix Suns
Eric Bledsoe PG
Devin Booker SG
Tyson Chandler C
Archie Goodwin SG
Cory Jefferson PF
Brandon Knight PG
Alex Len C
Jon Leuer PF
Markieff Morris PF
Ronnie Price PG
Mirza Teletovic PF
P.J. Tucker SF
T.J. Warren SF
Sonny Weems SG

Sacramento Kings
Quincy Acy SF
James Anderson SG
Marco Belinelli SF
Caron Butler SF
Omri Casspi SF
Willie Cauley-Stein C
Darren Collison PG
DeMarcus Cousins C
Seth Curry SG
Duje Dukan PF
Rudy Gay SF
Kosta Koufos C
Ben McLemore SG
Eric Moreland PF

Dallas Mavericks
Justin Anderson SG
J.J. Barea PG
Jeremy Evans SF
Raymond Felton PG
Devin Harris PG
John Jenkins SG
Wesley Matthews SG
JaVale McGee C
Salah Mejri C
Dirk Nowitzki PF
Zaza Pachulia C
Chandler Parsons SF
Dwight Powell PF
Charlie Villanueva PF
Deron Williams PG

Houston Rockets
Trevor Ariza SF
Patrick Beverley PG
Corey Brewer SG
Clint Capela C
Sam Dekker SF
James Harden SG
Montrezl Harrell PF
Dwight Howard C
Terrence Jones PF
Ty Lawson PG
K.J. McDaniels SG
Donatas Motiejunas PF
Jason Terry SG
Marcus Thornton SG

Memphis Grizzlies
Jordan Adams SG
Tony Allen SG
Matt Barnes SF
Vince Carter SG
Mike Conley PG
Marc Gasol C
JaMychal Green PF
Jeff Green SF
Courtney Lee SG
Jarell Martin PF
Zach Randolph PF
Russ Smith PG
Jarnell Stokes PF
Beno Udrih PG
Brandan Wright PF

New Orleans Pelicans
Alexis Ajinca C
Ryan Anderson PF
Omer Asik C
Luke Babbitt SF
Norris Cole PG
Dante Cunningham PF
Anthony Davis PF
Tyreke Evans SG
Alonzo Gee SF
Eric Gordon SG
Jrue Holiday PG
Kendrick Perkins C
Quincy Pondexter SF
Nate Robinson PG
Ish Smith PG

San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge PF
Kyle Anderson SF
Matt Bonner C
Rasual Butler SF
Boris Diaw C
Tim Duncan PF
Manu Ginobili SG
Danny Green SG
Kawhi Leonard SF
Boban Marjanovic C
Ray McCallum PG
Patty Mills PG
Tony Parker PG
Jonathon Simmons SG
David West PF

Denver Nuggets
Darrell Arthur PF
Will Barton SG

Wilson Chandler SF

Kenneth Faried PF
Randy Foye SG
Danilo Gallinari SF
Erick Green PG
Gary Harris SG
J.J. Hickson PF
Nikola Jokic C
Joffrey Lauvergne PF
Mike Miller SG
Emmanuel Mudiay PG
Jameer Nelson PG
Jusuf Nurkic C

Minnesota Timberwolves
Nemanja Bjelica PF
Gorgui Dieng C
Kevin Garnett PF
Tyus Jones PG
Zach LaVine PG
Kevin Martin SG
Andre Miller PG
Shabazz Muhammad SF
Adreian Payne PF
Nikola Pekovic C
Tayshaun Prince SF
Ricky Rubio PG
Damjan Rudez SF
Karl-Anthony Towns C
Andrew Wiggins SF

Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams C
D.J. Augustin PG
Nick Collison PF
Kevin Durant SF
Josh Huestis SF
Serge Ibaka PF
Enes Kanter C
Mitch McGary PF
Anthony Morrow SG
Steve Novak SF
Cameron Payne PG
Andre Roberson SG
Kyle Singler SF
Dion Waiters SG
Russell Westbrook PG

Portland Trail Blazers
Cliff Alexander PF
Al-Farouq Aminu SF
Pat Connaughton SG
Allen Crabbe SF
Ed Davis PF
Tim Frazier PG
Maurice Harkless SF
Gerald Henderson SG
Chris Kaman C
Meyers Leonard C
Damian Lillard PG
C.J. McCollum SG
Luis Montero SG
Mason Plumlee PF
Noah Vonleh PF

Utah Jazz
Trevor Booker PF
Trey Burke PG
Alec Burks PG
Dante Exum SG
Derrick Favors PF
Rudy Gobert C
Gordon Hayward SF
Rodney Hood SG
Joe Ingles SF
Chris Johnson SF
Trey Lyles PF
Elijah Millsap SG
Raul Neto PG
Tibor Pleiss C
Jeff Withey C

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