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  • Dennis Schroder ATL PG
    Hawks' Dennis Schroder: Won't play for Germany this summer
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dennis Schroder won't play for his native Germany this summer, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The German national team didn't qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but the team was set to compete in qualifying play in August for EuroBasket 2017. Schroder said he still intends to suit up for Germany in the 2020 Olympics if the team qualifies, but for now, the 22-year-old will turn his attention to getting ready for the upcoming season with the Atlanta Hawks . After serving as a backup to Jeff Teague in his first three NBA campaigns, Schroder is set to ascend to a starting role in 2016-17 and should be in line for a big jump in production after averaging 11.0 points, 4.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 0.9 steals across 20.3 minutes per game last season.

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  • Paul George IND SF
    Pacers' Paul George: Dealing with minor calf strain
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Paul George left Tuesday's USA exhibition matchup against China with a minor left calf strain and will not return, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.

    George is dealing with a minor calf strain, but he's reportedly only being held out as a precautionary measure considering Team USA had double the score of the Chinese by halftime. It's not expected to be serious and George will likely be available as early as Friday's exhibition game versus Venezuela. He finished the night playing just under 10 minutes, posting six points, one rebound, two assists and a block.

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  • Paul Pierce LAC SF
    Clippers' Paul Pierce: Will return for another season
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Paul Pierce will return to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016-17 season, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Pierce has been mulling over his options since the start of the offseason and was recently reported as leaning towards coming back, so this news comes as little surprise. However, Pierce averaged career-lows of 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist over just 18 minutes per game this past year and likely won't see a much larger role heading into his age 38 season, meaning he should remain heavily restricted in his fantasy potential.

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  • Adreian Payne MIN PF
    Timberwolves' Adreian Payne: Stars in summer league
    17h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adreian Payne went for 15.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in eight Las Vegas Summer League contests.

    Despite his strong summer, Payne may not have even been the team's best player thanks to the shows put on courtesy of both Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones. However, Minnesota would be foolish to overlook Payne's strong performance. The former Michigan State product led the Minnesota Timberwolves in the rebounding department this summer. Unfortunately for Payne, Minnesota has a plethora of bigs such as Karl Anthony-Towns and Nikola Pekovic which is likely to restrict much if not all of his production.

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  • Glenn Robinson IND SG
    Pacers' Glenn Robinson: Leads Indiana in scoring during summer league
    17h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Glenn Robinson averaged 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game in five Orlando Summer League appearances.

    Robinson served as Indiana's leading scorer throughout summer league play. In 80 career games, the two-year veteran has posted 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest, so his performance this summer proved to be something out of the ordinary. While Robinson only shot 54.5 percent from the charity stripe, he converted on 38.1 percent of his three-pointers. While the offensive will likely run through both Paul George and Monta Ellis, Robinson could be ready to take on a bigger role this upcoming season.

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  • Jerian Grant CHI PG
    Bulls' Jerian Grant: Turns it around in summer league
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jerian Grant tallied 12.7 points, 2.9 boards and 3.9 assists per game in seven Las Vegas Summer League appearances.

    Grant eclipsed double figures in the scoring column in five of his seven games with Chicago including one double-double on July 18. After a slow start, Grant ultimately finished his summer on a strong note. In his first two games, the Notre Dame product recorded just three assists and coughed up a combined seven turnovers. However, over his next five contests, Grant dished out 24 assists while turning it over just six times. Grant will have to improve on his field goal percentage (34.9 percent) moving forward, but with his physical attributes and experience, he may be ready to help Chicago in his sophomore season.

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  • Anderson Varejao CLE C
    Warriors' Anderson Varejao: Likely to miss 2016 Summer Olympics
    22h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Anderson Varejao is expected to miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to a back injury, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

    It's an undoubtedly frustrating development for Varejao, who was hoping to represent Brazil for a final time while his home country hosted the Olympics. The veteran big man returned to the United States over the weekend to undergo testing on his back, and evidently, it was determined his injury was significant enough to require time off for rest. It's uncertain if Varejao will be healthy enough to join the Golden State Warriors for training camp, but the team isn't counting on him to play big minutes this season in any case.

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  • Anderson Varejao CLE C
    Warriors' Anderson Varejao: Experiencing back issues
    2d 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
    2d 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
    4d 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
    6d 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
    7d 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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  • Adreian Payne MIN PF
    Timberwolves' Adreian Payne: Stars in summer league
    17h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adreian Payne went for 15.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in eight Las Vegas Summer League contests.

    Despite his strong summer, Payne may not have even been the team's best player thanks to the shows put on courtesy of both Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones. However, Minnesota would be foolish to overlook Payne's strong performance. The former Michigan State product led the Minnesota Timberwolves in the rebounding department this summer. Unfortunately for Payne, Minnesota has a plethora of bigs such as Karl Anthony-Towns and Nikola Pekovic which is likely to restrict much if not all of his production.

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  • Meyers Leonard POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Could be limited during training camp
    2d 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
    3d 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
    5d 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
    5d 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
    6d 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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  • Paul George IND SF
    Pacers' Paul George: Dealing with minor calf strain
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Paul George left Tuesday's USA exhibition matchup against China with a minor left calf strain and will not return, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.

    George is dealing with a minor calf strain, but he's reportedly only being held out as a precautionary measure considering Team USA had double the score of the Chinese by halftime. It's not expected to be serious and George will likely be available as early as Friday's exhibition game versus Venezuela. He finished the night playing just under 10 minutes, posting six points, one rebound, two assists and a block.

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  • Paul Pierce LAC SF
    Clippers' Paul Pierce: Will return for another season
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Paul Pierce will return to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016-17 season, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Pierce has been mulling over his options since the start of the offseason and was recently reported as leaning towards coming back, so this news comes as little surprise. However, Pierce averaged career-lows of 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist over just 18 minutes per game this past year and likely won't see a much larger role heading into his age 38 season, meaning he should remain heavily restricted in his fantasy potential.

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  • Rudy Gay SAC SF
    Kings' Rudy Gay: Underwent offseason surgery
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rudy Gay revealed he underwent surgery on his Achilles this offseason in an interview with Sactown Royalty on Monday.

    In the interview, Gay mentioned he has been dealing with Achilles tendonitis for the past couple of seasons and underwent surgery to address the problem. He reportedly now feels better than he has the past two years and shouldn't be limited by the injury as training camp approaches. Gay, who's name has been swirling in trade rumors, had a down-year last season but could return to form next year as he returns to full strength, regardless of what team he ends up with.

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  • Maurice Harkless POR SF
    Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Re-signs with Trail Blazers
    19h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Maurice Harkless agreed Tuesday to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers on a four-year, $40 million contract, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    After going underutilized for much of the first half of the season, Harkless took over as the Blazers' starting power forward in February and made a positive impression. In his 14 regular-season starts, Harkless averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block in 26.9 minutes per game. He came close to maintaining those averages during the Blazers' 11-game postseason run, but it's uncertain if he'll continue to work as a starter in 2016-17. The Blazers' brain trust has already indicated that the team intends to play Al-Farouq Aminu more frequently at power forward this season, and with Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe in the mix to see playing time at the other forward spot, Harkless could see his minutes tail off a bit.

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  • Otto Porter WAS SF
    Wizards' Otto Porter: Contract extension looks unlikely
    23h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Otto Porter isn't expected to come to terms with the Washington Wizards on a contract extension before the upcoming season, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

    Porter's rookie-scale contract will come to an end next summer, so he'll become a restricted free agent at that time if he doesn't reach agreement on an extension. The former No. 3 overall pick is projected to start at small forward again in 2016-17 after turning in career-best production last season. He averaged 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 three-pointers across 30.3 minutes per game during his third NBA campaign.

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  • Stanley Johnson DET SF
    Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Leads Detroit's offense during summer league
    3d 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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  • Glenn Robinson IND SG
    Pacers' Glenn Robinson: Leads Indiana in scoring during summer league
    17h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Glenn Robinson averaged 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game in five Orlando Summer League appearances.

    Robinson served as Indiana's leading scorer throughout summer league play. In 80 career games, the two-year veteran has posted 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest, so his performance this summer proved to be something out of the ordinary. While Robinson only shot 54.5 percent from the charity stripe, he converted on 38.1 percent of his three-pointers. While the offensive will likely run through both Paul George and Monta Ellis, Robinson could be ready to take on a bigger role this upcoming season.

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  • Dion Waiters OKC SG
    Heat's Dion Waiters: Signs one-year contract with Heat
    2d 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
    2d 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
    4d 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
    6d 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
    6d 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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  • Dennis Schroder ATL PG
    Hawks' Dennis Schroder: Won't play for Germany this summer
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dennis Schroder won't play for his native Germany this summer, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The German national team didn't qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but the team was set to compete in qualifying play in August for EuroBasket 2017. Schroder said he still intends to suit up for Germany in the 2020 Olympics if the team qualifies, but for now, the 22-year-old will turn his attention to getting ready for the upcoming season with the Atlanta Hawks . After serving as a backup to Jeff Teague in his first three NBA campaigns, Schroder is set to ascend to a starting role in 2016-17 and should be in line for a big jump in production after averaging 11.0 points, 4.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 0.9 steals across 20.3 minutes per game last season.

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  • Jerian Grant CHI PG
    Bulls' Jerian Grant: Turns it around in summer league
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jerian Grant tallied 12.7 points, 2.9 boards and 3.9 assists per game in seven Las Vegas Summer League appearances.

    Grant eclipsed double figures in the scoring column in five of his seven games with Chicago including one double-double on July 18. After a slow start, Grant ultimately finished his summer on a strong note. In his first two games, the Notre Dame product recorded just three assists and coughed up a combined seven turnovers. However, over his next five contests, Grant dished out 24 assists while turning it over just six times. Grant will have to improve on his field goal percentage (34.9 percent) moving forward, but with his physical attributes and experience, he may be ready to help Chicago in his sophomore season.

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  • Briante Weber MIA PG
    Heat's Briante Weber: Performs well in summer league outings
    19h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Briante Weber averaged 9.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in nine Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League games.

    Having appeared in only seven games during his rookie season, Weber came into the summer eager to prove his ability. While he didn't necessary make any jaws drop, he likely played well enough to secure a spot on the roster. The 6-foot-2 guard led the Miami Heat with 39 assists and 35 steals. Aside from Goran Dragic, Weber remains the only other true point guard on Miami's current roster.

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  • Cameron Payne OKC PG
    Thunder's Cameron Payne: Undergoes surgery for foot
    2d 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
    2d 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
    2d 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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