Delfino says he will sign with NBA team after Olympics

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Carlos Delfino has been a kind of easy to overlook in the NBA the past couple seasons — he started 53 games for the Bucks last season and gave them 9 points a game, he shot 36 percent from three, but he was not making a big impact on the games.

He will be harder to miss on Friday when he plays a key role for Argentina against the United States. He is their third-leading scorer at 15.3 points per game and is shooting a respectable 49.3 percent. It makes you think he could be helpful to an NBA team.

And he will be with an NBA team next season, he told Marc Stein of ESPN.

Ran into Carlos Delfino today. He didn’t want to go into specifics on eve of huge USA game but said he WILL sign w/NBA team after Olympics

Not sure who will get him. Houston seemed to be the front-runner but Cleveland was reportedly in the mix, at least until they inked C.J. Miles.

Boston Coach Doc Rivers, in London for NBC Sports as a studio analyst, said he would love to pick up Delfino after watching him play, but the Celtics can’t afford him.

Delfino and Argentina will play on Sunday (let’s hope in the bronze medal game) so expect a decision next week sometime.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.