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  • Cameron Payne OKC PG
    Thunder's Cameron Payne: Undergoes surgery for foot
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Cameron Payne had surgery Monday to repair a Jones' fracture in his right foot, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

    Payne reportedly dealt with discomfort throughout the 2015-16 season, but was able to play through it, as the pain wasn't excessive. However, in order to avoid any further issues down the road, Payne opted to undergo surgery Monday, which should help him avoid any sort of aggravation. He's expected to be ready for training camp, so he shouldn't have any restrictions once it opens in late September. Payne finished last season with averages of 5.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 12 minutes per game.

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  • Anderson Varejao CLE C
    Warriors' Anderson Varejao: Experiencing back issues
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Anderson Varejao recently left his native Brazil to have his ailing back tested and evaluated in the United States, Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Varejao has been training with the Brazilian national team in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but once the back issues set in, he decided to meet with his doctors back in America to get a closer look. The results of his evaluation aren't known, but if it's anything serious, another update should soon follow. The 33-year-old Varejao re-signed with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal earlier this month and is slated to serve as the team's third-string option at center behind Zaza Pachulia and Draymond Green.

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  • Deron Williams DAL PG
    Mavericks' Deron Williams: Will be ready for training camp
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Deron Williams (sports hernia) recently noted that he'll be fully healthy for the start of training camp, The Dallas Morning News reports. "Feeling really good. [The sports hernia is] healing pretty well; I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said.

    After the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated from the postseason this past spring, Williams underwent surgery to address a sports hernia that had beeh hampering him for around a month. He said that he's only been cleared to do some light running and jumping to this point in his recovery, but is scheduled to meet with a doctor on Aug. 1, after which he expects to receive the green light to perform more high-intensity workouts. Williams is scheduled to open the upcoming season as the Mavericks' starting point guard after re-signing with the team on a one-year, $10 million contract.

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  • Meyers Leonard POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Could be limited during training camp
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) said that he hoped to be at full strength for the start of the regular season, but suggested he could be limited in training camp, NBA.com's Cody Sharrett reports. "As far as a timeline, it's kinda hard to put an exact date on it," Leonard said. "We're going to back to see the doctor on August 1, and we'll have definitely a much better [idea] of when, let's say a one-to-two week window, will be."

    Leonard underwent surgery in late March to repair a dislocated left shoulder, and was given a six-to-eight month recovery timetable. While it appears Leonard is progressing as expected, his rehab may extend to the longer end of that timetable, as he said that he hopes to resume full-contact activities in mid-October, which would give him about two weeks to prepare for the start of the regular season. With Al-Farouq Aminu expected to see more time at power forward in 2016-17, Leonard will have to settle for backup duties, but should still be a fixture in the rotation due to his prowess from three-point range, a rare trait for someone who checks in at 7-foot-1. He'll battle Ed Davis, Festus Ezeli and Noah Vonleh for playing time behind projected frontcourt starters Aminu and Mason Plumlee.

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  • Dion Waiters OKC SG
    Heat's Dion Waiters: Signs one-year contract with Heat
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Miami Heat , Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

    Waiters originally received a qualifying offer from the Thunder earlier in the offseason, but had it rescinded, making him an unrestricted free agent. He'll now join the Heat on a one-year deal and will have to fight with the likes of Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson for time at shooting guard. Waiters finished the 2015-16 campaign playing in 78 games, while posting averages of 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal over 28 minutes per outing.

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  • CJ McCollum POR SG
    Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Agrees to max contract extension with Portland
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    CJ McCollum agreed Monday with the Portland Trail Blazers on a four-year, $106 million max contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. The extension includes no options or trade kickers.

    McCollum was a seamless fit as the second banana to Damian Lillard last season, averaging 20.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 2.4 three-pointers and 1.2 steals across 34.8 minutes per game. At 24 years old, McCollum's future as a combo guard in the NBA looks bright, and the move also stabilizes the Blazers' backcourt for the next few years.

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  • Anderson Varejao CLE C
    Warriors' Anderson Varejao: Experiencing back issues
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Anderson Varejao recently left his native Brazil to have his ailing back tested and evaluated in the United States, Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Varejao has been training with the Brazilian national team in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but once the back issues set in, he decided to meet with his doctors back in America to get a closer look. The results of his evaluation aren't known, but if it's anything serious, another update should soon follow. The 33-year-old Varejao re-signed with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal earlier this month and is slated to serve as the team's third-string option at center behind Zaza Pachulia and Draymond Green.

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  • Tiago Splitter ATL C
    Hawks' Tiago Splitter: Increasing activity in rehab
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tiago Splitter (hip) posted Friday on his personal Instagram account that he's started to do some sprinting during the rehab process.

    Splitter had battled hip problems since last November, and after the pain became too much for him to bear, he underwent season-ending surgery in February. The center, who is in line to serve as the top backup to Dwight Howard when healthy, is now five months into his recovery, but isn't projected to return to action until October. While the hip procedure will prevent Splitter from suiting up for Brazil when the country hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, Splitter hasn't given up hope that he'll be ready to go for the start of the regular season.

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  • Tyler Zeller BOS C
    Celtics' Tyler Zeller: Re-signs with Celtics
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Zeller re-signed Saturday with the Boston Celtics on a two-year, $16 million contract, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.

    Zeller ended up getting lost in the shuffle last season due to the Celtics' glut of big men, so it wasn't expected that he'd be retained heading into the offseason. However, with Jared Sullinger leaving for the Raptors and Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season, Zeller will provide some veteran insurance in the frontcourt. Zeller averaged 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game over 60 appearances last season, and while he could see those figures spike while Olynyk is out, the big man will likely get buried on the depth chart when the roster returns to full strength.

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  • Willie Cauley-Stein SAC C
    Kings' Willie Cauley-Stein: Concludes summer league stint
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Willie Cauley-Stein wrapped up his Las Vegas Summer League play averaging 7.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game over four games.

    The 7-foot-1 big man's summer league performance comes as a bit of a disappointment considering where he was just one year ago. It is understandable that many close to the Sacramento Kings were expecting big numbers this summer after Cauley-Stein averaged 7.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during his rookie campaign. Although it would have been nice to see him blow away the competition, it still was just a four game sample. The former Kentucky standout is likely to see an increased role this season, especially if the Kings decide to part ways with star center Demarcus Cousins.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins SAC C
    Kings' DeMarcus Cousins: Has shed 20 pounds this offseason
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    DeMarcus Cousins has lost upwards of 20 pounds this offseason, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    Cousins has reportedly spent the past two and a half months dedicating himself to hot yoga, an exercise regimen that involves practicing yoga in high temperatures. The big man's weight loss has been motivated by the upcoming Summer Olympics, in which Cousins is participating, but could prove beneficial in the NBA season next year if he can keep up the progress. The 6-11 forward averaged 26.9 points and 11.5 rebound in 2015-16.

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  • Walter Tavares ATL C
    Hawks' Walter Tavares: Efficient in summer league
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Walter Tavares averaged 9.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in six Las Vegas Summer League games.

    The 7-foot-3 center connected on nearly 64 percent of his field goals, while grabbing at least seven rebounds in five of the Atlanta Hawks ' six games. While his massive size is intriguing, it remains somewhat unclear as to how far away Tavares is from truly contributing at the NBA level. Last season, Tavares appeared in only 11 games, spending most of the year in the D-League, where he put up 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in 21.6 minutes per game.

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  • Meyers Leonard POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Could be limited during training camp
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) said that he hoped to be at full strength for the start of the regular season, but suggested he could be limited in training camp, NBA.com's Cody Sharrett reports. "As far as a timeline, it's kinda hard to put an exact date on it," Leonard said. "We're going to back to see the doctor on August 1, and we'll have definitely a much better [idea] of when, let's say a one-to-two week window, will be."

    Leonard underwent surgery in late March to repair a dislocated left shoulder, and was given a six-to-eight month recovery timetable. While it appears Leonard is progressing as expected, his rehab may extend to the longer end of that timetable, as he said that he hopes to resume full-contact activities in mid-October, which would give him about two weeks to prepare for the start of the regular season. With Al-Farouq Aminu expected to see more time at power forward in 2016-17, Leonard will have to settle for backup duties, but should still be a fixture in the rotation due to his prowess from three-point range, a rare trait for someone who checks in at 7-foot-1. He'll battle Ed Davis, Festus Ezeli and Noah Vonleh for playing time behind projected frontcourt starters Aminu and Mason Plumlee.

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  • Trey Lyles UTA PF
    Jazz's Trey Lyles: Shines in summer league play
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Trey Lyles averaged 23.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game over five Utah and Las Vegas Summer League contests.

    Lyles was unquestionably Utah's most prolific and reliable scorer throughout summer league play. The 6-foot-10 forward connected on 47 percent of his threes and reached at least 20 points in all but one contest. With his dominating summer league performance, it is reasonable to expect Lyles to make some big strides this offseason. Although Derrick Favors currently clogs the middle, Lyles could wind up pressing Rudy Gobert for more minutes. Regardless of how big of jump Lyles takes from his rookie season to this sophomore campaign, there is reason to believe that the former Kentucky star is in store for a better statistical season than one year ago.

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  • Draymond Green GS PF
    Warriors' Draymond Green: Reaches plea deal
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Draymond Green has reached a plea deal related to his arrest on assault charges in Michigan earlier this month, ESPN.com reports.

    Green's agreement will require him to pay a $560 fine and his assault and battery charge will both be expunged. The All Star forward was accused of striking a man at a restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, where Green attended college at Michigan State. Now that his case is closed, Green will be able to fully focus on playing for Team USA at this summer's Olympics.

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  • Dirk Nowitzki DAL PF
    Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Finalizes two-year contract with Mavericks
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dirk Nowitzki finalized his new contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, and the deal is set to be worth $50 million over two years, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

    Nowitzki originally agreed to a two-year contract worth around $40 million, but the Mavs have officially upped the number for their veteran forward. He'll be joined in the team's frontcourt by newcomers Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, but Nowitzki will likely remain a solid scoring weapon and viable fantasy option.

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  • Noah Vonleh POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Noah Vonleh: Contributes in summer league outings
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Noah Vonleh totaled 12.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in four Las Vegas Summer League contests.

    Vonleh opted to jump ship to the NBA after one season at Indiana which, in retrospect, may not have been the best decision for his growth as a player. In two professional seasons, Vonleh has posted 3.6 points and 3.8 boards per game. However, it seems as though the former lottery pick may finally be projecting into the player scouts once thought he would become. Vonleh led Portland in the rebounding column and proved to be one of the team's most reliable offensive options this summer. Despite the emergence of Mason Plumlee, the Portland Trail Blazers still haven't completely filled the void left from LaMarcus Aldridge's departure last season. In a perfect world, Vonleh would step up and surface as a solid contributor. However, whether or not the 20-year-old has the ability to cement his presence in the rotation remains to be seen.

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  • Chris McCullough BKN PF
    Nets' Chris McCullough: Inefficient in LVSL play
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris McCullough averaged 10.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in five Las Vegas Summer League contests.

    While the Syracuse product impressed as a rebounder and defender, he converted only 36 percent of his field goals, a concerningly low number for an interior player. McCullough put up a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double in a win over the 76ers but followed up with just four points on 2-of-16 shooting in Saturday's tournament-play loss to Cleveland. The 21-year-old remains a project player as he enters his second NBA season, but considering the Brooklyn Nets position as one of the league's weakest teams, he figures to hold down a fairly consistent bench role, as was the case near the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

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  • Stanley Johnson DET SF
    Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Leads Detroit's offense during summer league
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stanley Johnson averaged 16 points and 7.4 rebounds across five games during the Orlando Summer League.

    Although Johnson was Detroit's leading scorer, his shooting percentages left much to be desired. He shot 35.5 percent from the field and a dismal 26.7 percent from deep. However, Johnson was locked in from the charity stripe, as he made all 18 of his free throw attempts. He also proved to be a force on the defensive end, averaging 2.2 steals per game. With Tobias Harris ahead of the 20-year-old on the depth chart at small forward, Johnson is likely to continue developing his game while serving as Detroit's sixth man in the coming season.

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  • Gerald Green MIA SF
    Celtics' Gerald Green: Agrees to one-year deal with Celtics
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gerald Green agreed Saturday with the Boston Celtics on a one-year guaranteed contract for the veteran's minimum, Sean Deveney of Sporting News reports.

    Green has been a journeyman throughout his NBA career, bouncing around between eight teams in nine seasons to go along with stops in the D-League, Russia and China. It will now all come full circle for the veteran swingman, who rejoins the team that drafted him in the first round out of high school in 2005. The Celtics already have a trio of established guards on their roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Avery Bradley, but there should be some spare backcourt minutes left over for Green, who occasionally carried the Heat offense for extended stretches while coming off the bench last season. While he figures to open the season as a rotation player, Green will have to fend of youngsters R.J. Hunter and Jaylen Brown for minutes as the campaign progresses.

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  • Jerami Grant PHI SF
    76ers' Jerami Grant: Performs well in two summer league games
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jerami Grant concluded his two game Utah Summer League stint with 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

    Grant emerged as one of Philadelphia's most dependable offensive assets last season. His shortened summer league appearance likely indicates that Philadelphia knows he has little to prove at that level. Grant is one year removed from averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest with the Philadelphia 76ers . Last season, Philadelphia possessed 10 players who each netted eight or more points per game. When you factor Ben Simmons into that equation it generates the notion that something has to give. Grant has proven he can succeed at the professional level, but with a clustered rotation only time will tell if his production takes a backseat.

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  • Jae Crowder BOS SF
    Celtics' Jae Crowder: Ankle no longer an issue
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jae Crowder is no longer experiencing pain in his ankle, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

    Crowder struggled with a sprained ankle at the end of the 2015-16 regular season and into the playoffs, but was never forced to undergo offseason surgery. However, the pain lingered for nearly two months after the Boston Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs, showing a true toughness from the 26-year-old forward for being able to play through it for so long. Now that the ankle is pain free, Crowder will look to return to form at the start of his fifth NBA campaign and he should be with the team for training camp without any restrictions.

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  • Kelly Oubre WAS SF
    Wizards' Kelly Oubre: Stars in summer league
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kelly Oubre finished his five game Las Vegas Summer League tour with 19.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game earning him a spot on the All-NBA Summer League second team.

    The one year removed one-and-done stole the show this summer excelling in many facets of his game. Over the five game stretch, Oubre led Washington in the scoring, rebounding and steals departments. Last season proved to be a bit of a learning curve for the rookie, but with fellow teammate Alan Anderson still without a contract, it appears Oubre could be looked upon to take big strides for the Washington Wizards this season. Even though Oubre was very impressive, he still shot just 25 percent from three-point land during summer league play. If the 20-year-old develops a more consistent jumper before the season rolls around, he could be ready to take that next step.

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  • Alonzo Gee NO SF
    Pelicans' Alonzo Gee: Officially signs deal with New Orleans
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Alonzo Gee (quad) officially re-signed Thursday with the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year, $1.4 million contract, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports.

    Gee is expected to once again fill a depth role in his second season with the Pelicans, though he'll likely see his playing time drop a bit after averaging 22.4 minutes per game across 73 appearances in 2015-16. The 30-year-old suffered a ruptured right quad muscle in late March that cost him the rest of the season, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for training camp.

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  • Dion Waiters OKC SG
    Heat's Dion Waiters: Signs one-year contract with Heat
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Miami Heat , Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

    Waiters originally received a qualifying offer from the Thunder earlier in the offseason, but had it rescinded, making him an unrestricted free agent. He'll now join the Heat on a one-year deal and will have to fight with the likes of Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson for time at shooting guard. Waiters finished the 2015-16 campaign playing in 78 games, while posting averages of 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal over 28 minutes per outing.

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  • CJ McCollum POR SG
    Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Agrees to max contract extension with Portland
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    CJ McCollum agreed Monday with the Portland Trail Blazers on a four-year, $106 million max contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. The extension includes no options or trade kickers.

    McCollum was a seamless fit as the second banana to Damian Lillard last season, averaging 20.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 2.4 three-pointers and 1.2 steals across 34.8 minutes per game. At 24 years old, McCollum's future as a combo guard in the NBA looks bright, and the move also stabilizes the Blazers' backcourt for the next few years.

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  • Jimmy Butler CHI SG
    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Rolls ankle in win over Argentina
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jimmy Butler rolled his ankle in Friday's game against Argentina, but it is considered a minor injury, Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reports.

    He rolled the ankle in a 111-74 blowout win in an exhibition against Argentina as the U.S. men's basketball team prepares for the Olympics in Rio. It certainly shouldn't be an injury that lingers past the Olympics, and he'll likely be able to get back in action in the coming days/weeks.

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  • Pat Connaughton POR SG
    Trail Blazers' Pat Connaughton: Shines in summer league outings
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Pat Connaughton went for 14.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game over five Las Vegas Summer League appearances.

    There really isn't anything this guy can't do as an athlete. The former baseball and football standout has chosen to pursue a basketball career and it seems to be paying dividends. Connaughton finished summer league play as Portland's second-leading scorer and buried a game winning three-pointer in overtime to beat the Jazz on July 12. Last season, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. As for right now, Connaughton will presumably be stuck behind the likes of C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe in the rotation. However, he could end up pushing Gerald Henderson for minutes as the season progresses.

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  • Manu Ginobili SA SG
    Spurs' Manu Ginobili: Dealing with sore calf
    4d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Manu Ginobili is dealing with a sore calf, Paul Garcia of Project San Antonio Spurs reports.

    Ginobili is set to play with Argentina's national team this summer during the Olympic Games, but could miss Friday's exhibition outing versus the USA if the calf doesn't feel better over night. Even if he does play in that matchup, there's a good chance he remains limited, as Ginobili likely doesn't want to complicate the injury further. The injury isn't considered serious, however, so it shouldn't impact his training camp availability. After re-signing with the Spurs on a one-year, $14 million contract earlier this month, Ginobili is expected to take on his usual sixth-man role in his 15th NBA season.

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  • Sean Kilpatrick DEN SG
    Nets' Sean Kilpatrick: Impresses in Vegas
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sean Kilpatrick averaged 19.2 points and 4.8 rebounds across four Las Vegas Summer League contests.

    The Cincinnati product knocked down 48.1 percent of his field goals but struggled from beyond the arc, connecting on just 4-of-16 attempts on the week. Kilpatrick's role for the new-look Brooklyn Nets is somewhat undefined heading into the season, but he figures to hold down a consistent bench role for what might be the weakest team in the league.

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  • Cameron Payne OKC PG
    Thunder's Cameron Payne: Undergoes surgery for foot
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Cameron Payne had surgery Monday to repair a Jones' fracture in his right foot, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

    Payne reportedly dealt with discomfort throughout the 2015-16 season, but was able to play through it, as the pain wasn't excessive. However, in order to avoid any further issues down the road, Payne opted to undergo surgery Monday, which should help him avoid any sort of aggravation. He's expected to be ready for training camp, so he shouldn't have any restrictions once it opens in late September. Payne finished last season with averages of 5.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 12 minutes per game.

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  • Deron Williams DAL PG
    Mavericks' Deron Williams: Will be ready for training camp
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Deron Williams (sports hernia) recently noted that he'll be fully healthy for the start of training camp, The Dallas Morning News reports. "Feeling really good. [The sports hernia is] healing pretty well; I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said.

    After the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated from the postseason this past spring, Williams underwent surgery to address a sports hernia that had beeh hampering him for around a month. He said that he's only been cleared to do some light running and jumping to this point in his recovery, but is scheduled to meet with a doctor on Aug. 1, after which he expects to receive the green light to perform more high-intensity workouts. Williams is scheduled to open the upcoming season as the Mavericks' starting point guard after re-signing with the team on a one-year, $10 million contract.

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  • Ray McCallum Jr. MEM PG
    Pistons' Ray McCallum: Signs with Pistons
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    McCallum agreed Monday with the Detroit Pistons on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports.

    McCallum, who went to college at Detroit, saw time with the Spurs and Grizzlies last season, averaging 3.3 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds across 11.6 minutes per game. His playing time spiked when he joined the injury-plagued Grizzlies on a pair of two-day deals, but he was eventually bounced off the roster after he was outplayed by Jordan Farmar and Xavier Munford. The Pistons have Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith locked in as the top two point guards, so McCallum will likely have to battle Lorenzo Brown for the third-string role. Don't expect either player to be a rotation regular unless Jackson or Smith succumb to an injury.

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  • Terry Rozier BOS PG
    Celtics' Terry Rozier: Among top performers at LVSL
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Terry Rozier was among the top overall performers at the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 20.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in six games.

    Rozier didn't make much of an impact for the Boston Celtics as a rookie, but he'll look to step into a slightly larger role this season as the projected third point guard behind Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart. In Las Vegas, Rozier shot an impressive 54.2 percent from the floor and 45.2 percent from three-point range, helping to quell concerns about his shaky jump shot. Of course, a six-game summer league sample is far from definitive, but the Celtics still had to be encouraged by the 22-year-old's showing.

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  • Ricky Rubio MIN PG
    Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio: Dealing with minor thigh injury
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a minor thigh injury and was sidelined for the Spanish national team's exhibition with Lithuania on Monday, Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV reports.

    Rubio picked up the injury last week in an exhibition game against Angola, but was only held out Monday for precautionary purposes. The point guard is expected to be at full strength when the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in August.

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  • Aaron Brooks CHI PG
    Pacers' Aaron Brooks: Signs one-year deal with Pacers
    7d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Aaron Brooks agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    The eight-year veteran has spent the last two seasons backing up Derrick Rose with the Bulls and is coming off a 2015-16 campaign where he posted averages of 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 16 minutes per game. Brooks will join the Pacers as depth at point guard and will likely share a backup role with Rodney Stuckey. However, Brooks shouldn't see a huge jump in minutes despite the change in scenery, so his fantasy value may remain a bit restricted.

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