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  • Player News
    • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
      Udonis Haslem: Working toward return to Heat
      2d ago

      Haslem is likely to return to the Heat for a 16th NBA season, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

      While nothing is finalized at this point, Haslem's camp and the Heat have engaged in conversations in recent weeks, and the Heat are apparently now "even more convinced," in Reynolds' words, that the veteran will be back in Miami in 2018-19. The 38-year-old hasn't been a regular rotation player since 2014-15, but he remains a valuable veteran presence and is one of the more recognizable faces in franchise history, having been with the Heat organization since 2003. If Haslem does return, as anticipated, it seems rather likely that it would be his final NBA season.

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    • Spencer Dinwiddie BKN PG
      Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie: Has contract guaranteed
      3d ago

      Dinwiddie recently had his $1.65 million contract for the 2018-19 season guaranteed by the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      With starting point guard D'Angelo Russell going down for nearly half of last season, Dinwiddie was able earn a significant role in the backcourt and finished the year averaging 12.6 points, 6.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 three-pointers across 28.8 minutes. He wasn't the most efficient player when looking at his percentages, but he still was a reliable ball-handler and could lead the offense when needed. As a result, it was a no-brainer for the Nets to guarantee his contract for a meager $1.65 million. With Russell entering the season healthy, Dinwiddie will likely be stuck in a reserve backcourt role, so he should struggle to match his numbers from the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Jevon Carter MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Jevon Carter: Undergoes surgery Tuesday
      3d ago

      Carter underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

      News broke last week that Carter suffered the "freak" injury when his thumb got caught in an opposing player's jersey. Following surgery, the medical staff re-iterated that a full recovery is expected. A timetable for his return has not been announced, but updates will be provided as he continues to reach milestones in his recovery.

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    • Shabazz Muhammad MIL SG
      Bucks' Shabazz Muhammad: Agrees to deal with Milwaukee
      4d ago

      Muhammed agreed to a training-camp deal with the Bucks on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Muhammad ended last season with Milwaukee after beginning it with Minnesota, averaging 5.0 points in 9.7 minutes over 43 games. He will add some more wing depth for Milwaukee, but will likely continue to play a small role with the team if he's able to break camp with a roster spot in hand.

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    • Briante Weber MEM PG
      Heat's Briante Weber: Inks contract with Miami
      4d ago

      Weber signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Heat on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Weber has bounced around the league over the last three years, spending time on five different rosters. In his most recent 2017-18 campaign, Weber played in a combined 18 games between the Grizzlies and Rockets and averaged 2.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal across 13.2 minutes. The fact that his new contract is only partially guaranteed means it's essentially a training camp deal, so Weber will have to have a strong showing during camp and the preseason to have a shot at a final roster spot with the Heat. As of now, the guard is likely on the outside looking in.

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    • Dwyane Wade MIA SG
      Dwyane Wade: Won't play in China
      4d ago

      Wade has ruled out playing in China this season, Real GM reports. "If I play the game of basketball this year it will be in a Miami uniform," Wade said. "If I don't, I'll be living in Miami or somewhere else probably."

      Wade is apparently content to take his time in figuring out his next step, but he indicated that his agent is in talks with the Heat regarding a potential return next season. If that were to happen, the veteran would likely sign a one-year contract at a discounted rate. Wade, who turns 37 in January, is just two years removed from averaging 18.3 points per game for the Bulls, but his production tailed off considerably last season, which he split between Cleveland and Miami. Wade still managed 12.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 21 games for Miami, though he shot just 40.9 percent from the field and a ghastly 22.0 percent from three on 2.0 attempts per game.

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    • Andre Drummond DET C
      Pistons' Andre Drummond: Adding three-point shot to arsenal
      8d ago

      Drummond said last week during the Team USA minicamp that he has been making "at least 200 corner threes every day" he's been in the gym this summer, Joseph Casciaro of TheScore.com reports.

      It has become an increasingly common in recent years for traditional back-to-the-basket big men to experiment with their outside shooting during the summer and incorporate it into their games the subsequent season, but Drummond might represent the most ambitious example yet. Drummond, who has hit five of his 30 three-point tries over his six NBA seasons, has feasted almost exclusively in the paint, with 95 of his career field-goal attempts coming within 10 feet of the rim, according to Basketball-Reference. Drummond's 42.1 percent career free-throw percentage casts further doubt on his ability to find consistent success from the outside, though his 60.5 percent mark from the charity stripe in 2017-18 offers some optimism that his touch is improving. Even if Drummond's extended three-point reps this summer pay off and new coach Dwane Casey is willing to sign off on the center uncorking outside shots in the regular season, it's unlikely it would immediately become a major element of the 25-year-old's game. Drummond still holds his biggest competitive advantage down low, where his combination of size (6-foot-11, 279 pounds) and athleticism is matched by few bigs around the NBA.

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    • Joakim Noah NY C
      Knicks' Joakim Noah: Return to team unlikely
      9d ago

      Noah and the Knicks are expected to part ways prior to training camp, Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN report.

      New York is expected to waive Noah and stretch the remainder of his contract, which is for two years and $37.8 million, unless the unlikely scenario of a willing trade partner materializes. The situation between Noah and the Knicks arose in January, with Noah and ex-coach Jeff Hornacek having to be separated during a practice session. Following another heated argument in February, the two sides parted ways. Noah appeared in 53 games for New York between injuries and a suspension for taking a banned substance, averaging 4.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 19.9 minutes per game.

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    • Jahlil Okafor NO C
      Pelicans' Jahlil Okafor: Reaches deal with New Orleans
      9d ago

      Okafor agreed Wednesday with the Pelicans on a two-year contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The deal contains a partial guarantee for the 2018-19 campaign and a team option for 2019-20.

      As a traditional back-to-the-basket big man with limited skills as a rim protector in addition to his difficulties staying healthy, Okafor has mostly been a disappointment since the 76ers selected him with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Philadelphia declined Okafor's fourth-year team option last October and eventually shipped him to Brooklyn in December, but the center was unable to carve out much of a role with the Nets, as he averaged 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game over 26 contests. Though he lingered on the free-agent market deep into the summer, Okafor will have a realistic shot at winning a spot on the Pelicans' roster with the team only possessing 12 guaranteed contracts at the moment. In a best-case scenario, Okafor would likely serve as a second-unit scorer for New Orleans or as a potential replacement in the starting five if Anthony Davis were to miss time with an injury.

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    • Greg Monroe BOS C
      Raptors' Greg Monroe: Inks one-year deal with Raptors
      11d ago

      Monroe signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Raptors on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo reports.

      The veteran split last season between the Bucks, Suns and Celtics, appearing in 51 total games and posting averages of 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.5 blocks per game. Monroe spent more than a month on the free agent market, but he'll head north to Toronto to join what was the best regular season team in the Eastern Conference last season. The Raptors have a decent amount of frontcourt depth in Jonas Valanciunas, Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam, but they did lose Jakob Poeltl as part of the Kawhi Leonard trade, and Monroe will likely step in and fill a sizable portion of the minutes vacated by Poeltl's departure. Monroe is just two years removed from averaging 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds with the Bucks in 2015-16, but at this point in his career he'll likely struggle to garner enough minutes to be more than a relatively middle-of-the-road fantasy commodity at center.

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    • Chinanu Onuaku DAL C
      Chinanu Onuaku: Will be waived by Mavericks
      15d ago

      Onuaku will be waived by the Mavericks, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

      Onuaku was dealt from Houston to Dallas earlier this week, but it was merely a financial move and he's now set to be released in order to open up a roster spot for the newly-signed Devin Harris. An early second-round pick in 2016, Onuaku is still young and could field interest elsewhere in the league. If not, look for the 6-foot-10 center to rebuild his value in the G-League or overseas with the hope of getting a call-up later in the season.

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    • Chinanu Onuaku DAL C
      Mavericks' Chinanu Onuaku: Dealt to Dallas
      16d ago

      Onuaku, plus cash, was traded from the Rockets to the Mavericks on Wednesday in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick swap, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The 37th overall pick in 2016, Onuaku has played just 73 NBA minutes, spending most of his time in the G-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Last season, he averaged 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 blocks across 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 60.2 percent from the field. Onuaku's struggle to find NBA run will probably continue in Dallas, as Mavs already have DeAndre Jordan, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri in the fold.

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    • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
      Udonis Haslem: Working toward return to Heat
      2d ago

      Haslem is likely to return to the Heat for a 16th NBA season, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

      While nothing is finalized at this point, Haslem's camp and the Heat have engaged in conversations in recent weeks, and the Heat are apparently now "even more convinced," in Reynolds' words, that the veteran will be back in Miami in 2018-19. The 38-year-old hasn't been a regular rotation player since 2014-15, but he remains a valuable veteran presence and is one of the more recognizable faces in franchise history, having been with the Heat organization since 2003. If Haslem does return, as anticipated, it seems rather likely that it would be his final NBA season.

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    • Michael Porter Jr. DEN PF
      Nuggets' Michael Porter: Says he's pain-free, hopes to be ready for opener
      5d ago

      Porter (back) recently said he's pain-free and hopes to be on the floor for the start of the 2018-19 season, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports. "I don't have a date but I'm hoping to be back for the beginning of the year. Gotta heal up, but I feel great," said Porter. "I'm able to get on the court a little bit right now, do something different things. But my rehab has definitely been very conservative. They're really taking it easy with me, being patient with me."

      Porter had a microdisectomy performed in November of last year to repair a bulging disk in his back and then underwent a second spinal procedure in July, which prompted concerns over his availability for the upcoming season. However, this latest update provides some overall optimism regarding Porter's chances of taking the court early on this year, with the 6-foot-10 forward saying, "I finally feel, like, good." It sounds as if the Nuggets are taking an extremely cautious approach with their prized rookie, so don't be surprised if Porter continues to have limitations well into training camp and potentially the regular season. The Nuggets have Will Barton and Paul Millsap locked into the top two forward spots, so Porter would likely have to battle for reserve minutes at those two positions if he does indeed get fully cleared prior to the opener. Look for further clarification to be provided once camp draws near in September.

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    • Robert Williams BOS PF
      Celtics' Robert Williams: Expects to be ready for camp
      5d ago

      Williams (knee) recently said his knee is "feeling way, way better" and he expects to be a full go prior to the start of training camp, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports.

      Williams saw action in just one summer league contest for the Celtics in July before being shut down with some soreness in his knee. However, that pain has apparently lessened in recent weeks and at this point, the rookie expects to be ready to go for training camp. While that's good news overall, Williams is still going to be buried on the depth chart to start the year, so don't expect him to see significant minutes early on.

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    • Jon Leuer DET PF
      Pistons' Jon Leuer: Undergoes meniscus procedure
      8d ago

      Leuer underwent a procedure Thursday to repair a right medial meniscus injury, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      This is the first we've heard of any knee issues for Leuer, who lost nearly all of last year to an ankle injury that ultimately required season-ending surgery in January. It's still too early in the process for a firm recovery timetable, but it seems likely that Leuer will be limited when camp opens next month. Two seasons ago, Leuer appeared in 75 games for Detroit, averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

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    • Daniel Theis BOS PF
      Celtics' Daniel Theis: Still without timetable
      9d ago

      Theis (knee) remains without a firm return timetable but hopes to progress to one-on-one work later this month, Jay King of The Athletic Boston reports.

      Theis went down with a season-ending knee injury back in March, and while he faces a lengthy recovery he appears to be progressing well. It seems rather likely that Theis will still be limited, in some capacity, when training camp opens, though he told reporters Wednesday that he expects to be at "100 percent" when camp begins next month. Regardless, barring a setback, Theis shouldn't miss much, if any, time to begin the regular season.

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    • Joel Bolomboy NBADRAFT PF
      Joel Bolomboy: Inks two-year deal with Russian team
      9d ago

      Bolomboy signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Russian VTB United League, EuroLeague.net reports.

      Bolomboy spent the 2017-18 campaign in the Bucks organization, logging six games at the NBA level and the bulk of his time with the G League's Wisconsin Herd. The big man likely wouldn't have had much trouble finding work in the G League again in 2018-19, but the financial security heading overseas afforded him was too tempting for Bolomboy to ignore. His deal with CSKA likely contains an NBA opt-out clause that would allow Bolomboy to return stateside if the opportunity presents itself.

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    • Carmelo Anthony HOU SF
      Rockets' Carmelo Anthony: Could be headed for bench role
      4d ago

      Anthony, who is set to sign a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Rockets on Monday, may come off the bench during the upcoming season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      After the Thunder were eliminated in the first round of the postseason in April, Anthony was adamant that he wouldn't accept a reserve role if he had returned to Oklahoma City in 2018-19. The Thunder ultimately parted ways with Anthony after he exercised his $28 million player option earlier this offseason, trading him to Atlanta in July before the Hawks waived him shortly after the acquisition. Anthony then agreed to continue his career in Houston, where it was expected that he would slot in as the club's starting power forward. It appears that the Rockets have since called an audible on that plan, but the bench move shouldn't dramatically hinder Anthony's fantasy value, assuming he's receptive to the assignment. Anthony looks poised to serve as the go-to scorer for the second unit for a few spurts per game while still logging plenty of time alongside James Harden and Chris Paul as a supplementary option on offense. Riding shotgun with two of the NBA's elite playmakers should translate to plenty of quality looks from the outside for Anthony, who saw his efficiency crater in the Thunder's more stagnant offense last season.

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    • Carmelo Anthony HOU SF
      Rockets' Carmelo Anthony: Expected to formally sign Monday
      4d ago

      Anthony is expected to sign a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Rockets on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Anthony's move to Houston has been telegraphed for weeks, but the veteran first had to finalize a buyout with the Hawks before putting pen to paper for his new squad. With Anthony officially clearing waivers earlier this month, it appears he's now ready to sign Houston. The 34-year-old, who averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game with the Thunder in 2017-18, will likely slot in as the Rockets' starting power forward during the upcoming campaign.

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    • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN SF
      Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Suffers injury in exhibition game
      9d ago

      Hollis-Jefferson suffered a left adductor strain in an exhibition game in China last weekend and will begin rehabilitation immediately, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

      The severity of Hollis-Jefferson's injury is unknown, nor has a timetable been established for his return to the court. The 23-year-old is expected to open his fourth season with Brooklyn as the team's starting power forward after averaging 13.9 points (on 47.2 percent shooting from the field), 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 28.3 minutes per game -- all career highs -- in the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Carmelo Anthony ATL SF
      Rockets' Carmelo Anthony: Agrees to join Houston
      10d ago

      Anthony verbally agreed to join the Rockets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Anthony's intentions to join the Rockets have been a badly kept secret, as the move was essentially a foregone conclusion following his trade to Atlanta. Things didn't mesh as anticipated during his first, and now only, campaign in Oklahoma City last season. Acting largely as a spot-up shooter, Anthony averaged the fewest points (16.2) and assists (1.3) of his career without gaining efficiency. It remains to be seen what his role in Houston will be, but he'll presumably start and be a major cog in one of the league's most potent offenses.

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    • Sam Dekker LAC SF
      Cavaliers' Sam Dekker: Headed to Cleveland
      12d ago

      The Cavaliers are finalizing a trade to acquire Dekker from the Clippers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      For the Clippers, this is a move to open up a roster spot, and Dekker likely would have been buried on the team's bench again this season. Now, in Cleveland, Dekker should have an opportunity for more playing time, especially if the team decides they want to start seeing more of their young players at some point this season. Dekker averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds across 12.1 minutes per game in Los Angeles last season.

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    • Danilo Gallinari LAC SF
      Clippers' Danilo Gallinari: Back to full health
      15d ago

      Gallinari, who was sidelined for 61 games in 2017-18 due to hand and glute injuries, will play for Team World in the NBA Africa Game 2018 exhibition Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

      It was the former injury that resulted in Gallinari finishing his inaugural campaign with the Clippers in street clothes, but the forward looks to be back to full strength after taking the last few months to heal up. Gallinari, who inked a three-year, $65 million pact with the Clippers last summer as part of a sign-and-trade deal, is expected to act as one of the primary scorers for Los Angeles as it continues its transition to the post-Blake Griffin era. Over his 21 games with the club in 2017-18, Gallinari averaged 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 three-pointers in 32.0 minutes per contest.

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    • Shabazz Muhammad MIL SG
      Bucks' Shabazz Muhammad: Agrees to deal with Milwaukee
      4d ago

      Muhammed agreed to a training-camp deal with the Bucks on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Muhammad ended last season with Milwaukee after beginning it with Minnesota, averaging 5.0 points in 9.7 minutes over 43 games. He will add some more wing depth for Milwaukee, but will likely continue to play a small role with the team if he's able to break camp with a roster spot in hand.

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    • Dwyane Wade MIA SG
      Dwyane Wade: Won't play in China
      4d ago

      Wade has ruled out playing in China this season, Real GM reports. "If I play the game of basketball this year it will be in a Miami uniform," Wade said. "If I don't, I'll be living in Miami or somewhere else probably."

      Wade is apparently content to take his time in figuring out his next step, but he indicated that his agent is in talks with the Heat regarding a potential return next season. If that were to happen, the veteran would likely sign a one-year contract at a discounted rate. Wade, who turns 37 in January, is just two years removed from averaging 18.3 points per game for the Bulls, but his production tailed off considerably last season, which he split between Cleveland and Miami. Wade still managed 12.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 21 games for Miami, though he shot just 40.9 percent from the field and a ghastly 22.0 percent from three on 2.0 attempts per game.

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    • Shake Milton PHI SG
      76ers' Shake Milton: Cleared for limited basketball activities
      4d ago

      Milton (back) has been cleared to resume limited basketball activities and another update on his status is expected to be provided in around four weeks.

      Milton was selected in the second round of this year's draft, but wound up missing summer league after suffering a stress fracture in his back during the predraft process. He's apparently progressing well in his recovery and while Milton hasn't been fully cleared quite yet, it's encouraging that he's at least able to log limited on-court work. If everything checks out fine when Milton is reevaluated in four weeks, there's a chance he'd be fully cleared ahead of training camp. That said, even if Milton is good to go for the start of the year, he's currently on a two-way contract and will spend the bulk of the year in the G-League.

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    • Darrun Hilliard SA SG
      Darrun Hilliard: Signs with Spanish club
      4d ago

      Hilliard signed a contract with Baskonia Vitori Gasteiz of Liga ACB on Monday, EuroHoops.net reports.

      After two seasons with Detroit, Hilliard spent the 2017-18 campaign on a two-way deal with the Spurs. He wound up seeing action in just 14 total games at the NBA level, posting averages of 1.1 points across 6.8 minutes. While Hilliard was extended a qualifying offer from the Spurs this offseason, he'll instead head overseas to play with Baskonia, where he'll likely see more playing and could also be receiving a more lucrative contract. With a strong year internationally, Hilliard could boost his value and make a return to the NBA.

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    • Devon Hall OKC SG
      Devon Hall: Signs with Australian club
      5d ago

      Hall recently signed a contract with Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League, Erik Horne of the Oklahoman reports.

      Hall was selected by the Thunder with the 53rd overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but will now head overseas for a year of seasoning considering the team already sits at 15 guaranteed contracts. Oklahoma City still owns Hall's rights and there's a chance he looks to return to the United States and compete for a roster spot next summer. In his senior season with Virginia, Hall averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, while knocking down an impressive 43 percent of his three-pointers.

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    • Zhaire Smith PHI SG
      76ers' Zhaire Smith: Undergoes successful surgery
      7d ago

      Smith (foot) underwent surgery Friday to address a Jones fracture in his left foot.

      The Sixers didn't provide much in terms of detail, noting only that the surgery was a success and confirming that the injury occurred during a developmental camp earlier in the week. Per the team's official release, a recovery timetable will be provided "as available and when appropriate."

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    • Spencer Dinwiddie BKN PG
      Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie: Has contract guaranteed
      3d ago

      Dinwiddie recently had his $1.65 million contract for the 2018-19 season guaranteed by the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      With starting point guard D'Angelo Russell going down for nearly half of last season, Dinwiddie was able earn a significant role in the backcourt and finished the year averaging 12.6 points, 6.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 three-pointers across 28.8 minutes. He wasn't the most efficient player when looking at his percentages, but he still was a reliable ball-handler and could lead the offense when needed. As a result, it was a no-brainer for the Nets to guarantee his contract for a meager $1.65 million. With Russell entering the season healthy, Dinwiddie will likely be stuck in a reserve backcourt role, so he should struggle to match his numbers from the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Jevon Carter MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Jevon Carter: Undergoes surgery Tuesday
      3d ago

      Carter underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

      News broke last week that Carter suffered the "freak" injury when his thumb got caught in an opposing player's jersey. Following surgery, the medical staff re-iterated that a full recovery is expected. A timetable for his return has not been announced, but updates will be provided as he continues to reach milestones in his recovery.

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    • Briante Weber MEM PG
      Heat's Briante Weber: Inks contract with Miami
      4d ago

      Weber signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Heat on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Weber has bounced around the league over the last three years, spending time on five different rosters. In his most recent 2017-18 campaign, Weber played in a combined 18 games between the Grizzlies and Rockets and averaged 2.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal across 13.2 minutes. The fact that his new contract is only partially guaranteed means it's essentially a training camp deal, so Weber will have to have a strong showing during camp and the preseason to have a shot at a final roster spot with the Heat. As of now, the guard is likely on the outside looking in.

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    • Derrick Walton CHI PG
      Bulls' Derrick Walton: Joining Chicago on camp deal
      4d ago

      Walton is expected to join the Bulls on a training camp deal, Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reports.

      Walton was on a two-way contract with the Heat last season, but was ultimately let go this summer after having his qualifying offer pulled. He'll now join the Bulls for training camp, though Walton will still likely be a long shot to make the final roster barring any surprises. In 27 G-League games with Miami's affiliate, the 23-year-old averaged 16.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.5 steals across 32.4 minutes.

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    • Landry Shamet PHI PG
      76ers' Landry Shamet: Resumes light basketball activities
      4d ago

      Shamet (ankle) has resumed light basketball activities and another update on his status will be provided when appropriate.

      Shamet sprained his ankle during summer league play and has since been going through a heavy dose of rest and recovery. The fact that he's already back on the court, even in just a light capacity, indicates he should be able to return to full strength ahead of training camp. That said, the Sixers could bring him along slowly in order to avoid any unnecessary setbacks. Once cleared, Shamet is likely set for deep reserve duties in the backcourt and could struggle to find significant minutes as a rookie.

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    • Jevon Carter MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Jevon Carter: Suffers 'freak' thumb injury
      8d ago

      Carter, during a workout Wednesday, suffered a ligament rupture when his right thumb got caught in an opposing player's jersey, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

      A full recovery is anticipated for Carter, with a timetable for a return expected to be set following surgery. The 32nd overall pick in this year's draft, Carter isn't expected to play a big role in the team's rotation considering the presence of Mike Conley, Shelvin Mack and Andrew Harrison. But, his high-level defense should get him on the court for stretches. Though he's expected to play this season, he'll lose significant development time during training camp.

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