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    • Justin Holiday MEM SF
      Pacers' Justin Holiday: Joins Pacers
      2h ago

      Holiday and the Pacers have come to terms on a one-year, $4.8 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      The 30-year-old continues to bounce around the league, with the Pacers marking his seventh team since he made his debut in 2013. Holiday played all 82 games last season and made 77 starts, averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 31.8 minutes between Chicago and Memphis. He'll have an opportunity to compete for minutes on the wing with the Pacers, but Indiana has plenty of depth at the position, so a role won't come easy.

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    • Amile Jefferson ORL PF
      Magic's Amile Jefferson: Signing with Magic
      4h ago

      Jefferson agreed to a one-year contract with the Magic on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      Jefferson was a restricted free agent with the Magic this summer and played with the team in Las Vegas Summer League. He'll be back in Orlando for the 2019-20 season, but given the frontcourt depth the team boasts, he likely won't play much of a role on the NBA level.

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    • Kosta Koufos SAC C
      Kosta Koufos: Headed overseas
      4h ago

      Koufos agreed to a contract with CSKA Moscow on Friday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After testing the free agent market, it appears Koufos found the best opportunity for himself overseas, where he will be the highest paid American player in Europe. Injuries hampered Koufos' last season in the NBA, as he appeared in just 42 games for the Kings and played just 12.0 minutes per game.

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    • Cameron Reynolds MIN SG
      Bucks' Cameron Reynolds: Links up with Bucks
      21h ago

      Reynolds signed a two-way contract with the Bucks on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Reynolds saw limited action with the Wolves after going undrafted out of Tulane last season, appearing in 19 games and posting averages of 5.0 points and 1.6 rebounds across 13.6 minutes per game. He'll likely spend most of his time in the G League with the Wisconsin Herd.

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    • Kyle Lowry TOR PG
      Raptors' Kyle Lowry: Undergoes thumb surgery
      1d ago

      Lowry underwent a procedure Thursday to repair a tendon in his left thumb, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Lowry battled the issue throughout the postseason, and it was always expected that he'd undergo some sort of surgery to address the damaged tendon. Overall, the procedure seems to be relatively minor, as Lowry still hopes to be available for Team USA camp -- which begins August 5 -- and the subsequent FIBA World Cup at the end of the summer.

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    • Naz Reid NBADRAFT PF
      Timberwolves' Naz Reid: Secures standard contract
      1d ago

      Reid, who was initially set to be given a two-way contract, has signed a standard NBA contract with the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

      After a strong showing in Las Vegas, Reid has earned a spot on Minnesota's regular roster. In seven summer league contests, he averaged 11.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists across just 18.6 minutes. He also shot 38.1 percent from deep on 3.0 attempts per game. Reid will compete for backup minutes with Gorgui Dieng, Jordan Bell and Noah Vonleh.

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    • Kosta Koufos SAC C
      Kosta Koufos: Headed overseas
      4h ago

      Koufos agreed to a contract with CSKA Moscow on Friday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After testing the free agent market, it appears Koufos found the best opportunity for himself overseas, where he will be the highest paid American player in Europe. Injuries hampered Koufos' last season in the NBA, as he appeared in just 42 games for the Kings and played just 12.0 minutes per game.

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    • Jarrett Allen BKN C
      Nets' Jarrett Allen: Suffers hip contusion
      5d ago

      Allen left Sunday's summer league game against the Timberwolves due to a left hip contusion, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

      Allen won't return to the contest, though the injury doesn't appear to be overly serious. He likely won't see any further summer league play following the scare.

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    • Tony Bradley UTA C
      Jazz's Tony Bradley: Not playing Saturday
      6d ago

      Bradley, due to right great toe soreness, will not play during Saturday's summer league game against the Hornets.

      Bradley likely suffered the injury during Utah's previous game. With the Jazz now in the summer league playoffs, a loss could mean we don't see Bradley again until possibly the preseason.

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    • Tyson Chandler LAL C
      Rockets' Tyson Chandler: Joins Rockets
      7d ago

      Chandler has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rockets, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.

      With Nene declining his player option and testing free agency, the Rockets were effectively without a backup center for the 2019-20 season. Signing Chandler has cleared that up. Though Chandler will be entering his age 37 season, his 7-foot-1 frame and solid athleticism will make him a lob target for James Harden and Russell Westbrook -- something that Nene hasn't been able to do. Chandler hasn't played more than 66 games since the 2014-15 campaign, but he's remained a quality player when available. Over the past three seasons (148 games, 98 starts), Chandler has averaged 5.9 points and 8.5 rebounds in 22.5 minutes.

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    • Goga Bitadze IND C
      Pacers' Goga Bitadze: Secures visa
      7d ago

      Bitadze has been granted a visa and is now eligible to play for the Pacers.

      Hailing from the country of Georgia, Bitadze needed to secure a visa before coming to the United States for work. Though he's technically been on the Pacers' summer league roster, he has yet to play in a game due to the issue. However, it's possible he takes the floor for the team at some point during the LVSL. As of Friday, the rookie is in Indiana, so it seems unlikely he'll participate in Friday's game against the Clippers. But Bitadze might be available for the playoffs, which start Saturday.

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    • Timofey Mozgov ORL C
      Timofey Mozgov: Heading to Europe
      7d ago

      Mozgov reached a verbal commitment Friday on a multi-year contract with Russian club Khimki Moscow, Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net reports.

      Mozgov spent the 2018-19 season with the Magic but didn't appear in a single contest while battling a knee injury. The severity of the issue was never disclosed, but even if Mozgov had been in better health, the 32-year-old center would have merited consideration for a rotation spot. A poor fit in the modern NBA, Mozgov looks destined to finish out his career overseas.

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    • Amile Jefferson ORL PF
      Magic's Amile Jefferson: Signing with Magic
      4h ago

      Jefferson agreed to a one-year contract with the Magic on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      Jefferson was a restricted free agent with the Magic this summer and played with the team in Las Vegas Summer League. He'll be back in Orlando for the 2019-20 season, but given the frontcourt depth the team boasts, he likely won't play much of a role on the NBA level.

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    • Naz Reid NBADRAFT PF
      Timberwolves' Naz Reid: Secures standard contract
      1d ago

      Reid, who was initially set to be given a two-way contract, has signed a standard NBA contract with the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

      After a strong showing in Las Vegas, Reid has earned a spot on Minnesota's regular roster. In seven summer league contests, he averaged 11.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists across just 18.6 minutes. He also shot 38.1 percent from deep on 3.0 attempts per game. Reid will compete for backup minutes with Gorgui Dieng, Jordan Bell and Noah Vonleh.

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    • Cheick Diallo NO PF
      Suns' Cheick Diallo: Signs two-year deal in Phoenix
      2d ago

      Diallo signed a two-year contract with the Suns on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Diallo's free agency dragged on a bit longer than expected, but he'll land in Phoenix, where he'll primarily compete with Aron Baynes and Frank Kaminsky for backup minutes at both power forward and center. Just 22 years old, Diallo averaged 6.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 combined steals/blocks in 64 games for the Pelicans last season (14.0 MPG).

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    • Daniel Theis BOS PF
      Celtics' Daniel Theis: Officially re-signs with Celtics
      2d ago

      Theis re-signed with the Celtics on Wednesday.

      Theis agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Celtics near the start of free agency, though later had his qualifying offer pulled as a financial move on the part of Boston to try to maximize its remaining available cap space. Ultimately, he'll remain with Boston, as expected. Over the past two seasons, he's played a deep bench role at both power forward and center, and he averaged 5.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 13.8 minutes in 2018-19. It's possible he sees slightly more action moving forward with the departures of Al Horford and Marcus Morris.

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    • Jarrell Brantley UTA PF
      Jazz's Jarrell Brantley: Inks two-way deal with Jazz
      3d ago

      Brantley has signed a two-way contract with the Jazz, Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News reports.

      The 50th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Brantley appeared in four summer league games with Utah. He averaged 8.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.6 minutes. In signing a two-way deal, Brantley will spend the vast majority of his rookie season in the G League.

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    • Daniel Theis BOS PF
      Daniel Theis: Has qualifying offer pulled
      3d ago

      Theis has yet to sign a contract with the Celtics and became an unrestricted free agent Monday after the team rescinded its qualifying offer, Chris Grenham of NESN.com reports.

      Theis agreed to terms with Boston on a reported two-year, $10 million deal earlier this month, but he never officially re-signed with the team when the moratorium period ended July 6. With Boston still trying to maximize its remaining available cap space, the decision to pull Theis' qualifying offer is merely a procedural move. The Celtics are still expected to honor their agreement with Theis, though it's theoretically possible that his availability on the open market prompts other teams to engage him in contract discussions.

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    • Justin Holiday MEM SF
      Pacers' Justin Holiday: Joins Pacers
      2h ago

      Holiday and the Pacers have come to terms on a one-year, $4.8 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      The 30-year-old continues to bounce around the league, with the Pacers marking his seventh team since he made his debut in 2013. Holiday played all 82 games last season and made 77 starts, averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 31.8 minutes between Chicago and Memphis. He'll have an opportunity to compete for minutes on the wing with the Pacers, but Indiana has plenty of depth at the position, so a role won't come easy.

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    • Julian Washburn GS SF
      Warriors' Julian Washburn: Dropped by Golden State
      2d ago

      Washburn was waived by the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Washburn was part of the trade to send Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies. He played in 18 games for the Grizzlies last season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.1 minutes.

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    • Brandon Ingram NO SF
      Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: 'Pretty close' to resuming workouts
      2d ago

      Ingram said Tuesday that he's "pretty close" to returning to his normal offseason workouts following surgery to address a blood clot in his right arm, the Associated Press reports.

      Speaking at the Pelicans' introductory presser Tuesday, Ingram revealed that he is yet to resume shooting a basketball, but he's been able to work on his form, in addition to ball-handling and passing work, as well as lower-body workouts. While the former No. 2 overall pick should be ready by the time training camp arrives, the lengthy layoff is somewhat concerning for a player who desperately needs to add strength to his upper body.

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    • Dragan Bender PHO SF
      Dragan Bender: Expected to sign in Russia
      2d ago

      Bender is expected to sign with CSKA Moscow, Sportando reports.

      The No. 4 overall pick in 2016, Bender quickly fell out of the league after three wildly disappointing seasons in Phoenix. In 2018-19, Bender averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game, but he shot just 21.8 percent from three (22-101). While there's still a chance Bender could sign with another NBA team next season, there doesn't appear to be much of a market for the 21-year-old.

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    • Duncan Robinson MIA SF
      Heat's Duncan Robinson: Contract guaranteed for 2019-20
      4d ago

      The Heat have fully guaranteed Robinson's contract for the 2019-20 season, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

      Undrafted in 2018. Robinson appeared in 15 games for Miami last season while also spending time in the G League. The Heat apparently like what they've seen from the former Michigan standout, who's in line to make roughly $1 million next season. Robinson will likely remain in a limited role, but his immediate future is no longer hanging in the balance.

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    • Sekou Doumbouya DET SF
      Pistons' Sekou Doumbouya: Scores nine in return
      5d ago

      Doumbouya (hamstring) registered nine points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds in Saturday's summer league game against the Nets.

      Doumbouya missed time with a right hamstring strain, but he evidently felt healthy enough to take the court in Saturday's exhibition. He was able to contribute off the bench in this one, though the Pistons were defeated 105-85.

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    • Cameron Reynolds MIN SG
      Bucks' Cameron Reynolds: Links up with Bucks
      21h ago

      Reynolds signed a two-way contract with the Bucks on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Reynolds saw limited action with the Wolves after going undrafted out of Tulane last season, appearing in 19 games and posting averages of 5.0 points and 1.6 rebounds across 13.6 minutes per game. He'll likely spend most of his time in the G League with the Wisconsin Herd.

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    • Reggie Bullock NY SG
      Knicks' Reggie Bullock: Undergoes back surgery
      2d ago

      Bullock underwent surgery Wednesday to address a cervical disc herniation, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      It was disclosed Tuesday that Bullock is expected to miss about a month of the season, but it was unclear until Wednesday why that was the case. While the injury doesn't seem to be overly serious, the Knicks' medical staff seemed to feel it was best for Bullock to address the issue with surgery prior to the season. Assuming his rehab goes as planned, Bullock may take the court for the Knicks in early November.

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    • Reggie Bullock NY SG
      Knicks' Reggie Bullock: To miss one month of season
      3d ago

      Bullock is expected to miss at least one month of the regular season with an undisclosed injury, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.

      It's still unknown what kind of injury Bullock, who signed a re-worked two year deal Tuesday, is dealing with, but it looks like the Knicks are preparing to be without the sharp shooter for the early part of the regular season. Expect more on Bullock's status to be released as the start of the season approaches.

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    • Reggie Bullock NY SG
      Knicks' Reggie Bullock: Signs new deal with New York
      3d ago

      Bullock signed a new two-year contract with the Knicks on Tuesday, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.

      The exact price of the deal is still unknown, but Begley reports that it is less than the $4.7 million cap exception the team had. Bullock's original deal was agreed to at two years and $21 million, but some unexpected health issues following the swingman's physical caused a sharp decline in price. More details on Bullock's health should be released shortly, but it's unclear at this time how it will affect his workload for the 2019-20 season.

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    • J.R. Smith CLE SG
      J.R. Smith: Officially waived by Cavs
      4d ago

      Smith was waived by Cleveland on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      As expected, Cleveland has elected to waive Smith prior to Monday's 5 p.m. ET waiver deadline. According to Charania, the Cavaliers were trying to find a suitor for Smith up until the deadline, but they were unable to do so. He'll now head to the open market after spending the last five seasons with the Cavs.

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    • Miye Oni UTA SG
      Jazz's Miye Oni: Inks deal with Jazz
      4d ago

      Oni signed a contract with the Jazz on Monday, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

      The details of the contract aren't clear, though it's not a two-way contract so there's a good chance Oni will safely be on the roster when the regular season rolls around. Still, the second-rounder is likely to spend the bulk of his time with the Jazz's G League affiliate.

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    • Kyle Lowry TOR PG
      Raptors' Kyle Lowry: Undergoes thumb surgery
      1d ago

      Lowry underwent a procedure Thursday to repair a tendon in his left thumb, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Lowry battled the issue throughout the postseason, and it was always expected that he'd undergo some sort of surgery to address the damaged tendon. Overall, the procedure seems to be relatively minor, as Lowry still hopes to be available for Team USA camp -- which begins August 5 -- and the subsequent FIBA World Cup at the end of the summer.

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    • Shaquille Harrison CHI PG
      Bulls' Shaquille Harrison: Re-signs with Chicago
      1d ago

      Harrison re-signed Thursday with the Bulls on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      The Bulls dropped Harrison from their 15-man roster just under two weeks ago, but the team was always eager to re-sign the defensive standout once it had more flexibility. Fortunately for the Bulls, Harrison went unclaimed off waivers, which allowed the team to negotiate with him on a new contract. The 25-year-old is expected to vie for a depth role in 2019-20 after averaging 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 19.6 minutes per game over 73 contests last season.

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    • Chris Paul OKC PG
      Thunder's Chris Paul: No trade materializing
      2d ago

      The Thunder are having difficulty finding a trade partner for Paul, and the point guard may be preparing to begin the season in Oklahoma City, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      After the Thunder traded for Paul earlier in July, the prevailing belief was that he'd be moved to a more favorable destination. But Wojnarowski reports that OKC has been unable to put together a favorable deal. Part of the reason for that is the inability for a number of newly signed players around the league to be traded, in addition to the relative lack of cap space around the league in the wake of free agency. Given the circumstances, the 34-year-old Paul may have no choice but to play out the season in Oklahoma City, which could still be a playoff contender with Steven Adams, Danilo Gallinari, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as intriguing complementary pieces.

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    • Brad Wanamaker BOS PG
      Celtics' Brad Wanamaker: Officially re-Signs with Boston
      2d ago

      Wanamaker has officially re-signed with the Boston Celtics, NBA.com reports.

      It was reported on July 2nd that Boston and Wanamaker had agreed to a one year deal, per ESPN's Wojnarowski. The 29-year-old NBA sophomore will add some bench depth behind Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart at point guard. But Wanamaker might struggle to see more floor time than rookie Carsen Edwards, who was impressive during summer league. Ultimately, Wanamaker's fate in 2019-20 might be landing in street clothes more often than not.

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    • Jared Harper NBADRAFT PG
      Suns' Jared Harper: Inks two-way with Suns
      2d ago

      Harper has agreed to a two-way contract with the Suns, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.

      Harper, a part of Auburn's Final Four team, didn't hear his name called during the 2019 draft. But the Suns brought him onto their summer league team, and he averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 21.8 minutes. That was enough for Phoenix to ink him to a deal. As is the nature of two-way contracts, Harper will spend the vast majority of the 2019-20 campaign in the G League.

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    • Justin Wright-Foreman UTA PG
      Jazz's Justin Wright-Foreman: Signs two-way with Jazz
      3d ago

      Wright-Foreman signed a two-way contract with the Jazz on Tuesday, Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News reports.

      Wright-Foreman was selected by the Jazz with the 53rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Hofstra product appeared in four summer league contests with Utah, averaging 11.8 points, 3.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 26.4 minutes. As is the nature of two-way contracts, Wright-Foreman will spend the majority of his rookie campaign in the G League.

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