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  • Carlik Jones NBADRAFT PG
    Bulls' Carlik Jones: Snares camp deal with Bulls
    8h ago

    Jones inked a training camp contract with the Bulls on Tuesday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Jones spent most of last season in the G League, where he amassed 20.9 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game over 43 contests between the regular season and the playoffs. He'll now compete for the Bulls' available two-way contract, which could turn into two depending on what the front office decides in the wake of Justin Lewis suffering a torn ACL over the weekend.

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  • Justin Lewis CHI F
    Bulls' Justin Lewis: Suffers ACL injury
    9h ago

    Lewis suffered an ACL injury over the weekend and will undergo surgery in the coming weeks, which will sideline him indefinitely.

    Lewis inked a two-way contract with the Bulls after going undrafted this summer. The 6-foot-7 forward out of Marquette was expected to spend the majority of the season in the G League, so his absence shouldn't impact the NBA roster.

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  • Jalen Harris NBADRAFT SF
    Jalen Harris: Reinstated by NBA
    13h ago

    Harris was granted reinstatement by the NBA on Tuesday, Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.

    Harris was given a one-year ban following a positive test for a prohibited substance as of July 1 of 2021. He sat out last year as a result but is now eligible to rejoin the league ranks given that he's served that suspension. Toronto still holds Harris' rights and may look to sign him following his rookie campaign in 2019-20, when he amassed 7.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 13.2 minutes per game.

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  • Juhann Begarin BOS G
    Juhann Begarin: Returning to France for 2022-23
    2d ago

    Begarin will continue his development in the French LNB Pro A league this season, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.

    Begarin had a strong showing in the five Summer League games he appeared in, averaging 18.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals per contest. However, the 20-year-old has elected to remain in Paris for the upcoming season to continue to work on his game in France's top league before considering a move to the NBA. Begarin will likely revisit the possibility of moving to the NBA ahead of the 2023-24 season.

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  • Jamal Murray DEN PG
    Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Aiming for preseason opener
    2d ago

    Murray (knee) said Monday that he's planning to make his return to game action during the Nuggets' first preseason contest Oct. 7, Roy Ward of The Age reports.

    Speaking at the opening of an NBA Store in Australia, Murray told local reporters that he continues to progress in his recovery and anticipates being on the floor when Denver kicks off its preseason schedule in Chicago against the Bulls. A torn ACL suffered in April of 2021 wiped out Murray's entire 2021-22 campaign, and it's been a long road back for the dynamic guard out of Kentucky. Initially, it appeared as though Murray may be able to return toward the end of last season, but he struggled to gain full confidence in the knee and ultimately did not rejoin the Nuggets before they were eliminated by the Warriors in Round 1 of the playoffs. Now roughly 16 months removed from the injury, Murray will still need to prove that he's back to his old self, so he'll likely come at a slight discount in early fantasy drafts.

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  • Jake LaRavia MEM F
    Grizzlies' Jake LaRavia: Should compete for starting job
    2d ago

    LaRavia is expected to compete for a starting role ahead of the 2022-23 season, Joe Mullinax of Locked On Grizzlies reports.

    LaRavia was a first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft after performing well at Wake Forest last year, and a starting role should be available in the Grizzlies' frontcourt since Jaren Jackson (foot) is expected to miss several months following a procedure that he underwent in late June. LaRavia is best known for his offensive impact, as he shot 36.4 percent from beyond the arc over his three collegiate seasons and averaged 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.1 games with the Demon Deacons last year. The 20-year-old had a lackluster performance in the Summer League last month but should be firmly in the competition for a starting role early in the year.

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  • Christian Wood HOU C
    Mavericks' Christian Wood: Expected to come off bench
    2d ago

    Wood is expected to come off the bench to begin the 2022-23 season, Tim Cato of The Athletic reports.

    Wood was traded from the Rockets to the Mavericks in mid-June after starting in 67 of his 68 appearances with Houston last year. He had a well-rounded season for the Rockets with 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.8 minutes per game but will likely need to carve out a role off the bench early in his time with his new team.

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  • Moses Brown CLE C
    Clippers' Moses Brown: Joining Clips for camp
    10d ago

    Brown and the Clippers agreed on a training camp contract in July, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Brown -- undrafted out of UCLA in 2019 -- has bounced around the league. If he makes the Clippers' final roster, it will be his fifth team since debuting in November 2019. In his 92 career games, he's averaged 6.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 14.1 minutes.

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  • Nick Richards CHA C
    Hornets' Nick Richards: Strong rebounding in Vegas
    19d ago

    Richards averaged 14.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 assists in 23.7 minutes throughout two Summer League games.

    Richards showed his ability to finish at the rim efficiently, rebound and protect the rim during Summer League. His strong performance could put him in the mix to receive frontcourt minutes for the Hornets this season, though he'll have to compete with lottery pick Mark Williams, as well as P.J. Washington and Mason Plumlee. If Richards can crack the frontcourt rotation, he should be able to show off his defensive capabilities while receiving easy looks from LaMelo Ball. Ultimately, though, Richards is very much a wait-and-see player who shouldn't be drafted in most fantasy formats.

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  • Neemias Queta SAC C
    Kings' Neemias Queta: Defends well at Summer League
    20d ago

    Queta averaged 12.8 points, 6.5 rebound, 1.5 assists and 2.8 blocks in four Summer League games.

    Queta proved that he can be a high-quality rim protector while anchoring the Kings' defense in Vegas. He did have to leave one contest against the Pacers due to left calf soreness, but the injury doesn't look to be anything of real concern. The Kings finished 27th in defensive rating last season, so they certainly could use help on that end. The only other true shot-blocker on the team is Richaun Holmes, who missed the end of last season while dealing with a personal matter. All things considered, Queta will face an uphill battle toward making an impact at the NBA level, but he fared well enough at Summer League that the Kings may give him an extended look during the preseason.

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  • Jay Huff LAL C
    Lakers' Jay Huff: Inks Exhibit 10 with Lakers
    20d ago

    Huff and the Lakers agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract Wednesday.

    Huff went unselected in the 2021 NBA Draft but ended up seeing significant action in the G League for the South Bay Lakers. In 28 regular-season games (all starts), he averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.1 assists in 25.9 minutes. He'll join the Lakers for camp but will probably see most of his action in the G League again next season.

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  • Aron Baynes TOR C
    Aron Baynes: To play in Australia
    20d ago

    Baynes has agreed to a contract with the Brisbane Bullets of the Australian NBL, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports. The contract has an NBA out, which will allow him to return to the NBA if he can find an interested team.

    Baynes worked out for NBA teams in Las Vegas during Summer League, but he didn't find a suitor. He'll resume his playing career in the NBL with the hope of returning to the big league. Baynes was hospitalized for two months and needed to learn how to walk again following a spinal cord injury from a freak fall while playing for the Australian national team in the Tokyo Olympics last summer.

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  • Kevin Durant BKN PF
    Nets' Kevin Durant: Provides ultimatum
    8d ago

    Durant reiterated his trade request during a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai on Saturday by saying Brooklyn's brass has to choose between him or the pairing of GM Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Durant formally requested a trade at the end of June, and the Nets appeared willing to comply but were unable to find a partner due to their lofty return demands. Per Charania, the Celtics, Raptors and Heat remain the primary candidates to acquire Durant, but their offers remain negligible compared to Brooklyn's initial demands. Kyrie Irving opted into his $36.5 million player option for next season after appearing in just 29 contests last year due to his vaccination status, and the Nets further improved their roster by trading for Royce O'Neale, signing T.J. Warren and re-signing Patty Mills and Nicolas Claxton. However, with Ben Simmons (back) and Joe Harris' (ankle) futures uncertain, Durant has expressed that he doesn't have faith in the team's direction, though his ultimatum suggests that could be rectified quickly. Charania also relays that a training-camp holdout could be in place if Durant doesn't get his way.

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  • Mike Muscala OKC PF
    Thunder's Mike Muscala: Inks two-year deal with OKC
    8d ago

    Muscala (ankle) signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Thunder on Monday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports. The second season is a team option.

    After he initially agreed to a one-year vet minimum contract to remain with the team in June, Muscala will instead receive $3.5 million for 2022-23 and possibly a season beyond. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per contest last season, and he should continue to operate in a reserve role for the Thunder in 2022-23.

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  • Eric Paschall UTA PF
    Timberwolves' Eric Paschall: Signs deal with Minnesota
    19d ago

    Paschall agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Timberwolves on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After averaging career lows across the board during his first and only season with Jazz, Paschall is aiming for a fresh start in Minnesota. The Timberwolves mark the third team that the Villanova product has played for in just his fourth season. Paschall is slated to compete against Kyle Anderson, Naz Reid and Jaden McDaniels for playing time. The 25-year-old remains a weak fantasy option entering the 2022-23 season, especially since being on a two-way deal means he'll spend plenty of time in the G League.

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  • Moses Wright DAL PF
    Moses Wright: Signs overseas contract
    19d ago

    Wright has agreed to a deal with the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Wright spent the last year on a two-way contract with the Mavericks, but the 6-foot-9 center is slated to play overseas in China for the upcoming season. The Georgia Tech product averaged 19.7 points and 9.3 rebounds across his 29 total appearances in the G League last year.

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  • Keegan Murray NBADRAFT PF
    Kings' Keegan Murray: Undergoes minor surgery
    19d ago

    Murray recently underwent a minor procedure on his wrist but it will not impact his rookie season, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    Murray is expected to make a quick and full recovery from the minor procedure, as he's already been seen shooting with his left hand since the surgery. The surgery is not expected to impact his regular-season debut.

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  • Sandro Mamukelashvili MIL PF
    Bucks' Sandro Mamukelashvili: All-around performance
    19d ago

    Mamukelashvili averaged 17.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in five Summer League games.

    Mamukelashvili showed diversity in his skillset throughout the Summer League, hitting 47.6 percent of his shots from three on 4.2 attempts as a big man while also providing solid defense. Outside of Bobby Portis, the Bucks do not have a lot of reliable bench options in their frontcourt. If Mamukelashvili continues to stretch the floor well, he could beat out Serge Ibaka for the second frontcourt player off the bench.

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  • Jalen Harris NBADRAFT SF
    Jalen Harris: Reinstated by NBA
    13h ago

    Harris was granted reinstatement by the NBA on Tuesday, Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.

    Harris was given a one-year ban following a positive test for a prohibited substance as of July 1 of 2021. He sat out last year as a result but is now eligible to rejoin the league ranks given that he's served that suspension. Toronto still holds Harris' rights and may look to sign him following his rookie campaign in 2019-20, when he amassed 7.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 13.2 minutes per game.

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  • Norman Powell LAC SF
    Clippers' Norman Powell: Rehabbing but cleared to play
    5d ago

    Powell is rehabbing a fractured medial sesamoid bone in his left foot that he sustained last season, but he has been cleared to play, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Powell played his first full-court game of the season in the Drew League in Los Angeles on Sunday. He had been rehabbing a foot injury that caused him to miss 22 games for the Clippers last season. Powell said, "Still going through the rehab process, but I feel good to be able to go full tilt."

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  • Kent Bazemore LAL SF
    Kings' Kent Bazemore: Signs with Kings
    9d ago

    Bazemore signed a one-year contract with the Kings on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Bazemore spent the 2021-22 season with the Lakers and averaged just 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.0 minutes per game. He'll attempt to bounce back on his one-year deal with Sacramento.

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  • Gabriele Procida DET SF
    Gabriele Procida: Inks deal with Alba Berlin
    10d ago

    Procida signed a three-year contract with Alba Berlin in July, Florian Kurth of BasketNews reports.

    Procida was selected by the Pistons with the 36th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. He'll be stashed overseas to develop.

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  • Jabari Walker NBADRAFT SF
    Trail Blazers' Jabari Walker: Signs rookie deal
    13d ago

    Walker signed a three-year, $4.76 million contract with the Trail Blazers on July 13, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    According to Scotto, the first year of the deal is guaranteed, giving Walker an inside track to open the season as a member of the Blazers' 15-man roster. Walker, a 6-foot-9 power forward who was a second-round pick out of Colorado in June, is unlikely to be a regular part of Portland's rotation as a rookie.

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  • Ishmail Wainright PHO SF
    Suns' Ish Wainright: Signs two-way deal
    13d ago

    Wainwright signed a two-way NBA contract Wednesday to return to Phoenix, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Wainwright has agreed to a two-way contract to return to Phoenix after spending the 2021-22 season with the franchise. The former Baylor standout averaged 2.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.4 steals per game across 45 appearances.

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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL SG
    Mavericks' Tim Hardaway: Likely to come off bench this year
    2d ago

    Hardaway (foot) is expected to come off the bench for the Mavericks to begin the 2022-23 season, Tim Cato of The Athletic reports.

    Hardaway began last season as a starter for Dallas but took on a bench role in December and January prior to sustaining a fractured foot that forced him to miss the second half of the year. The 30-year-old's role remained relatively steady after he shifted to the bench, so he should still have a chance to carve out a fantasy role if he ultimately plays a depth role early this season. Hardaway has been mentioned in some trade discussions during the offseason, but the Mavericks have also indicated that they're excited to get him back following his lengthy absence to close out last season. He's progressed in his recovery from his foot injury during the offseason, but it's not yet clear when he'll ultimately be deemed fully healthy.

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  • Trent Forrest ATL SG
    Hawks' Trent Forrest: Signs two-way contract with ATL
    9d ago

    Forrest signed a two-way contract with the Hawks on Monday, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

    Forrest appeared in 60 games for Utah last season and averaged 3.3 points, 1.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 12.8 minutes, but he was not extended a qualifying offer by the Jazz ahead of the deadline. With Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and Aaron Holiday likely garnering the majority of minutes at point guard, Forrest projects to be an emergency option in case one of the aforementioned trio suffer injuries.

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  • Rodney McGruder DET SG
    Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Re-signs with Detroit
    15d ago

    McGruder agreed to a one-year deal with the Pistons on Monday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

    McGruder will return to Detroit for a third season after averaging 5.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game across 51 appearances in 2021-22. The 6-foot-4 wing is unlikely to be a regular member of Detroit's rotation when the team is at full strength.

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  • Kendrick Nunn LAL SG
    Lakers' Kendrick Nunn: Says he's fully healthy
    19d ago

    Nunn (knee) said Tuesday that he feels 100 percent healthy, per Spectrum SportsNet.

    Nunn missed all of 2021-22 due to a right knee injury suffered in the preseason. Unsurprisingly, he exercised his player option for 2022-23 and is expected to be a part of the Lakers' plans for this upcoming season. Two seasons ago with Miami, he saw 29.5 minutes per game and averaged 14.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He's expected to fight for backup guard minutes this season with Austin Reaves, Lonnie Walker and others.

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  • Yves Pons MEM SG
    Yves Pons: Inks deal to play overseas
    19d ago

    Pons has signed with a team in France, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Pons played a minimal role for the Grizzlies during the 2021-22 season, averaging 1.1 points in 5.9 minutes per game over 12 appearances. He'll attempt to secure a larger role overseas.

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  • Jay Scrubb LAC SG
    Jay Scrubb: Cut loose by Clippers
    20d ago

    The Clippers waived Scrubbs on Wednesday, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

    Scrubb joined the Clippers for Summer League with hopes of nabbing one of the final roster spots. Unfortunately, he was unable to secure one of the final bench roles and he's now free to search for work elsewhere.

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  • Carlik Jones NBADRAFT PG
    Bulls' Carlik Jones: Snares camp deal with Bulls
    8h ago

    Jones inked a training camp contract with the Bulls on Tuesday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Jones spent most of last season in the G League, where he amassed 20.9 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game over 43 contests between the regular season and the playoffs. He'll now compete for the Bulls' available two-way contract, which could turn into two depending on what the front office decides in the wake of Justin Lewis suffering a torn ACL over the weekend.

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  • Jamal Murray DEN PG
    Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Aiming for preseason opener
    2d ago

    Murray (knee) said Monday that he's planning to make his return to game action during the Nuggets' first preseason contest Oct. 7, Roy Ward of The Age reports.

    Speaking at the opening of an NBA Store in Australia, Murray told local reporters that he continues to progress in his recovery and anticipates being on the floor when Denver kicks off its preseason schedule in Chicago against the Bulls. A torn ACL suffered in April of 2021 wiped out Murray's entire 2021-22 campaign, and it's been a long road back for the dynamic guard out of Kentucky. Initially, it appeared as though Murray may be able to return toward the end of last season, but he struggled to gain full confidence in the knee and ultimately did not rejoin the Nuggets before they were eliminated by the Warriors in Round 1 of the playoffs. Now roughly 16 months removed from the injury, Murray will still need to prove that he's back to his old self, so he'll likely come at a slight discount in early fantasy drafts.

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  • McKinley Wright IV MIN PG
    Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Signs training camp deal
    3d ago

    Wright signed a training camp deal with the Mavericks on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Wright posted 8.4 points, 5.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals across five Summer League appearances with the Suns. He played in five games for Minnesota last year, but he never cracked the regular rotation. In Dallas, he'll look to compete for a two-way contract during training camp.

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  • Hugo Besson NBADRAFT PG
    Hugo Besson: Will remain overseas
    3d ago

    Besson agreed to a contract with Metropolitans 92 in France on Saturday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    The French native has elected to stay home for the 2022-23 season where he'll play alongside Victor Wembanyama with Metropolitans 92. Besson averaged 13.9 points per game with the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL prior to being selected by the Bucks as the 58th overall pick in the 2022 Draft.

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  • Frank Ntilikina DAL PG
    Mavericks' Frank Ntilikina: Dealing with injury
    5d ago

    Ntilikina won't play for France at EuroBasket in September due to an undisclosed injury, Eurohoops.net reports.

    The details regarding Ntilikina's injury remain unclear, but it sounds like he's expected to remain sidelined until mid-September as he works to recover ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season. While he'll miss the upcoming EuroBasket competition, the injury doesn't sound like it will prevent him from being available when the Mavericks begin their 2022 campaign in the fall.

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  • Quinn Cook CLE PG
    Kings' Quinn Cook: Joins Sacramento for camp
    8d ago

    Cook agreed Monday with the Kings on a one-year contract, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

    Cook's deal likely includes limited guaranteed money and brings the Kings roster total up to 19 players as training camp approaches. The 29-year-old has 188 games' worth of NBA experience on his resume, but he hasn't appeared at basketball's top level since the 2020-21 campaign and will likely find himself on the outside looking in for a spot in the Kings' opening night roster. He most recently suited up for the Kings' G League affiliate in Stockton during the 2021-22 season.

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