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  • Trail Blazers' Shaedon Sharpe: Still on track for training camp

    Sharpe (shoulder) has returned to shooting drills and remains on track to be fully healthy by training camp, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Sharpe suffered the injury during his Summer League debut, but he avoided surgery and appears to be progressing through rehab quickly. The Kentucky commit didn't suit up for the Wildcats last year but was still selected seventh overall in the 2022 Draft. The 6-foot-4 wing projects to be one of the top guards off the bench in Portland, but it's possible he works his way into the starting rotation over Josh Hart at some point.

  • Mavericks' Frank Ntilikina: Dealing with injury

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

  • Norman Powell SF | LAC

    Clippers' Norman Powell: Rehabbing but cleared to play

    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."

  • Quinn Cook PG | CLE

    Kings' Quinn Cook: Joins Sacramento for camp

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

  • Kevin Durant PF | BKN

    Nets' Kevin Durant: Provides ultimatum

    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.

  • Mike Muscala PF | OKC

    Thunder's Mike Muscala: Inks two-year deal with OKC

    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.

  • Trent Forrest SG | UTA

    Hawks' Trent Forrest: Signs two-way contract with ATL

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

  • Kent Bazemore SF | LAL

    Kings' Kent Bazemore: Signs with Kings

    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.

  • Moses Brown C | CLE

    Clippers' Moses Brown: Joining Clips for camp

    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.

  • Gabriele Procida: Inks deal with Alba Berlin

    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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