The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized a buyout for veteran J.J. Barea on Monday that will enables the guard to become a free agent once he clears waivers.
The Detroit Pistons have signed Stan Van Gundy to a contract make him their new coach and president of basketball operations, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
In Marc Stein's Week 5 Power Rankings, the Bulls hang on to the top spot.
The Phoenix Suns have waived veteran swingman Mickael Pietrus.
The NBA has granted the Knicks' request for luxury-tax relief on the contract of retired guard Cuttino Mobley, according to league sources.
In Marc Stein's Week 15 Power Rankings, the Celtics give the Pistons a push for the top spot without KG.
In the Week 17 edition of Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Mavs stay on top with the Pistons cracking the top 5.