National Basketball Association roundup

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:44pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Knicks will add Jim Cleamons to new coach Derek Fisher's staff, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

Cleamons, a longtime NBA assistant, served on former Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew's staff last season.

Knicks president Phil Jackson and Cleamons have a long history of working together - first with the Chicago Bulls and then with the Los Angeles Lakers. Cleamons was on Jackson's coaching staff for numerous NBA titles.

Cleamons and Fisher also previously worked together when Cleamons was an assistant coach and Fisher a point guard for the Lakers from 1999 to 2004.

The Lakers' reunion in New York includes Kurt Rambis, a longtime Jackson assistant who is part of Fisher's staff.

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The Detroit Pistons signed free agent forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

The 6-foot-7 Martin brings career averages of 5.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 220 games with Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Golden State and Charlotte.

The 7-foot Gray has career averages of 3.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 318 career games for Chicago, New Orleans, Toronto and Sacramento.   Continued...

Feb 22, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Cartier Martin (20) drives to the basket past New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) in the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports