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  • Kevin Durant BKN PF
    Nets' Kevin Durant: Provides ultimatum
    3h 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
    4h 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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  • Trent Forrest UTA SG
    Hawks' Trent Forrest: Signs two-way contract with ATL
    6h 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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  • Kent Bazemore LAL SF
    Kings' Kent Bazemore: Signs with Kings
    22h 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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  • Moses Brown CLE C
    Clippers' Moses Brown: Joining Clips for camp
    2d 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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  • Gabriele Procida DET SF
    Gabriele Procida: Inks deal with Alba Berlin
    2d 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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  • Moses Brown CLE C
    Clippers' Moses Brown: Joining Clips for camp
    2d 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
    11d 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
    12d 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
    12d 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
    12d 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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  • Christian Koloko TOR C
    Raptors' Christian Koloko: Elite defensive showing
    12d ago

    Koloko averaged 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 assists in 22.1 minutes throughout five Summer League games.

    While Koloko's offensive numbers are not eye-popping, his defensive ones certainly are. The 2022 No. 33 pick is in the perfect situation in Toronto. The Raptors have a history of developing second-round and undrafted players, especially ones with defensive versatility. Koloko will compete with Chris Boucher, who just re-signed on a three-year, $35 million deal this offseason, for frontcourt minutes off the bench.

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  • Kevin Durant BKN PF
    Nets' Kevin Durant: Provides ultimatum
    3h 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
    4h 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
    10d 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
    10d 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
    11d 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
    11d 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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  • Kent Bazemore LAL SF
    Kings' Kent Bazemore: Signs with Kings
    22h 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
    2d 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
    5d 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
    5d 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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  • CJ Elleby POR SF
    Timberwolves' CJ Elleby: Agrees to deal with T-Wolves
    6d ago

    Elleby agreed to a contract with the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Elleby saw plenty of action down the stretch last season after Damian Lillard suffered an injury and CJ McCollum was traded, starting 28 of the last 30 contests. He will now provide some bench depth for a Minnesota club that upgraded the roster this offseason by trading for star center Rudy Gobert.

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  • Arnoldas Kulboka CHA SF
    Arnoldas Kulboka: Heading to Greece
    10d ago

    Kulboka has signed with a team in Greece, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Kulboka spent most of the 2021-22 season in the G League but appeared in two games with the Hornets. He'll attempt to carve out a role overseas during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Trent Forrest UTA SG
    Hawks' Trent Forrest: Signs two-way contract with ATL
    6h 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
    7d 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
    10d 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
    10d 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
    12d 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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  • Tyler Dorsey DAL SG
    Mavericks' Tyler Dorsey: Signs two-way contract with Dallas
    15d ago

    Dorsey signed a two-way contract with the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Dorsey spent last season playing for Olympiacos Piraeus and earned Greek Cup MVP honors after leading his squad to the Greek League Title. In EuroLeague action, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 12.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting across 38 games. He was drafted by the Hawks in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft and was later traded to the Grizzlies. Dorsey has appeared in 104 career NBA games (16 starts), posting 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds across 16.1 minutes.

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  • Isaiah Miller NBADRAFT PG
    Trail Blazers' Isaiah Miller: Joining Portland for camp
    5d ago

    Miller reached an agreement with the Trail Blazers on Wednesday to sign a training camp contract, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Miller went unselected in the 2021 NBA Draft following four years at UNC-Greensboro. He appeared in 32 regular-season games (three starts) with the G League's Iowa Wolves last season, where he averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 24.2 minutes. He'll compete for a depth role at guard for the Blazers.

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  • Duane Washington Jr. IND PG
    Suns' Duane Washington: Inks two-way with Phoenix
    6d ago

    Washington and the Suns agreed to a two-way contract Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Washington went undrafted in 2021 and spent most of last season on a two-way deal with the Pacers. He saw plenty of action in the NBA. He appeared in 48 games (seven starts) and averaged 9.9 points on 41/38/75 shooting, 1.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 20.2 minutes. He'll struggle to find that much playing time with the Suns, and he'll presumably spend significant time in the G League.

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  • Carsen Edwards DET PG
    Carsen Edwards: Signs with Turkish club
    8d ago

    Edwards signed a one-year contract with Turkish club Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Sunday.

    Edwards will make the jump to Europe after he struggled to gain much traction as an NBA player since being selected early in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. The 5-foot-11 guard proved to be one of the G League's most dynamic scorers during the 2019-20 and 2021-22 campaigns, but he averaged only 3.7 points (on 36.4 percent shooting from the field), 1.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 9.8 minutes over 72 appearances across the last three seasons with the Celtics and Pistons.

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  • Armoni Brooks TOR PG
    Armoni Brooks: Waived by Toronto
    9d ago

    Brooks was waived by the Raptors on Saturday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    The Raptors wanted to open up another training camp spot. Brooks appeared in 54 games last season between the Rockets and Raptors, averaging 5.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 15.6 minutes.

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  • Collin Gillespie DEN PG
    Nuggets' Collin Gillespie: Out indefinitely
    9d ago

    Gillespie will be out indefinitely after suffering a lower left leg fracture earlier in the week, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Gillespie has already undergone surgery as a result of the injury. He recently signed with the Nuggets as an undrafted free agent. The point guard was hoping to earn a roster spot during training camp, but he will now have to refocus his sights on his recovery.

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  • Zavier Simpson OKC PG
    Magic's Zavier Simpson: Joins Orlando
    10d ago

    Simpson and the Magic agreed on a contract Friday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Simpson made his NBA debut last season on a 10-day contract with the Thunder at the end of the year. He saw an absurd 43.5 minutes per game in four appearances and averaged 11.0 points, 7.5 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks as OKC tanked down the stretch. He was also part of OKC's G League team, where he averaged 14.6 points, 6.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 32.4 minutes across 35 regular-season appearances. With the Magic, he'll join the team for camp but will presumably be a staple with the G League team in Lakeland.

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