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  • Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Healthy for camp

    Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) has not limitations heading into training camp, Rylan Stiles of Fansided reports.

    Gilgeous-Alexander missed the final 29 games of last season due to a torn plantar fascia. The injury also caused the Canadian to miss the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but he didn't need surgery and is now fully recovered. Aside from the injury, he's coming off an excellent 2020-21 campaign with the Thunder, where he ranked 32nd in per-game fantasy production behind 23.7 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds. If Gilgeous-Alexander can stay healthy, make marginal developments in his game and the team doesn't sit him down the stretch to tank, he could be worth a second-round selection. However, fantasy managers have a right to be concerned about SGA missing time at the tail end of the season with phantom injuries.

  • Rui Hachimura PF | WAS

    Wizards' Rui Hachimura: Out indefinitely, personal reasons

    Hachimura is out indefinitely due to an excused absence for personal reasons, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Wizards training camp begins Tuesday, so this is relatively short notice. The forward's status is certainly in question for the team's first preseason game Oct. 5 against the Rockets, and it's not clear if he'll be back for the start of the regular season Oct. 20 against the Raptors. If Hachimura's absence extends into the season, more minutes would become available for Deni Avdija and rookie Corey Kispert.

  • Amir Coffey SG | LAC

    Clippers' Amir Coffey: Will sign two-way deal with Clips

    Coffey will sign a two-way contract with the Clippers on Friday, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Coffey has split time between the NBA and the G League in each of the past two seasons, and that will likely be the case again this year.

  • Clippers' Jason Preston: Injures foot at practice

    Preston injured his right foot Thursday, and the severity of the injury will be determined in a couple of days, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Clippers executive Lawrence Frank said the injury "could be a little bit of a setback" for the rookie. It's possible he's unavailable for the season opener, but we'll learn more within a week.

  • Serge Ibaka C | LAC

    Clippers' Serge Ibaka: Starting camp with non-contact work

    Ibaka (back) will only do non-contact work to start training camp, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Ibaka spent much of last season hampered by a severe back injury that limited him to 41 appearances. He's still working back from surgery, and his status for the opener is in question.

  • Jordan Ford PG | LAC

    Clippers' Jordan Ford: Joins Clippers on camp deal

    Ford signed a non-guaranteed camp contract with the Clippers on Thursday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Ford spent last season in the G League with the Clippers' affiliate and averaged 13.9 points, 3.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 27.2 minutes. There's a good chance he ends up in the G League again this season.

  • Keljin Blevins SF | POR

    Trail Blazers' Keljin Blevins: Joins Portland on two-way deal

    Blevins has signed a two-way contract with the Trail Blazers.

    Blevins was on a two-way deal last season as well. He played 75 total minutes for the Blazers and racked up 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals. His role should be similar this season.

  • Avery Bradley PG | HOU

    Warriors' Avery Bradley: Signs with Golden State

    Bradley agreed Friday to a contract with the Warriors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Bradley played for the Heat and Rockets last season, with the veteran averaging 6.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.3 minutes (27 games). With the Warriors, he'll likely be in a depth backcourt role and won't be relevant in fantasy.

  • Warriors' Langston Galloway: Inks camp deal with Golden State

    Galloway has agreed to a training camp contract with the Warriors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Galloway spent last season as a depth backcourt option for the Suns. In 11.0 minutes per game, he averaged 4.8 points and 1.1 rebounds. If he makes the Warriors' final roster, he could occupy a similar role.

  • 76ers' Charles Bassey: Signs three-year rookie deal

    The Sixers signed Bassey to a three-year rookie deal Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Bassey was the 53rd overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 17.6 points and 11.6 rebounds across 28 starts during his final collegiate season at Western Kentucky. He will likely be firming planted behind Joel Embiid and Dwight Howard on the depth chart, but he should garner valuable lessons from the veteran duo.

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