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The Blazers have informed Allen Crabbe (ankle) that they will guarantee his contract for the 2015-16 season.

Head coach Terry Stotts was pleased with Crabbe's performance during the summer league before he suffered the ankle injury, and Crabbe will now have the chance to try and crack the rotation next season. He averaged just 3.3 points and 1.4 boards in 13.4 minutes per game last season, so he is not someone who should be targeted in fantasy leagues.
Source: CSN NW
Jul 31 - 12:01 PM

The Timberwolves have reportedly restructured Lorenzo Brown's contract.

The details are a little murky at the moment, but Brown will be at training camp and his contract is still only partially guaranteed. The Wolves have several options at point guard, so Brown's chances of sticking around in Minnesota aren't too encouraging.
Jul 31 - 11:59 AM

The Clippers had conversations with Glen Davis this week, and there is still some optimism that a deal will get done.

The Clippers are pretty loaded right now, so Davis would be looking at a very limited role if he were to re-sign in Los Angeles. We will let you know if the talks progress, but there is no need to look in Davis' direction on draft day.
Jul 31 - 11:42 AM

The 76ers have remained quiet over the status of Joel Embiid's foot.

The 76ers sent out a statement on July 11 saying that Embiid would undergo a season-ending bone graft surgery on his foot "in the next 7-10 days", but 20 days have now gone by without an answer from the franchise. It is still unclear if Embiid has already had the surgery, so this situation is odd to say the least. The 76ers haven't been very transparent throughout this process, but we will be sure to update Embiid's status as soon as we know more. To be clear, Embiid is still expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season unless we hear otherwise.
Jul 31 - 11:06 AM

Shayne Whittington believes that he will see some time at the four and five spot next season.

"Honestly, I think the one thing that really will set me apart from anybody at the four and five is if I can start guarding guards on a consistent basis," Whittington said. "If I start doing that, then, then you never know, I’ll be at the four quite a bit." Whittington has been working on his lateral quickness, and it's also clear that his jump shot has improved. It sounds like he has a legitimate shot to crack the rotation next season, but he likely won't see enough minutes to warrant attention in fantasy leagues.
Jul 31 - 10:59 AM

Nikola Vucevic said that he will help Mario Hezonja adjust to the NBA.

"He’s a very talented player and he’s going to help us a lot,’’ Vucevic said of Hezonja. "I saw that he did very well in the Summer League. I’ll try to help him as much as I can and always be there for him. With someone who is a familiar face and speaks the same language, I think that will help him out. I’ll try to be someone who helps him with stuff that he will need. He’ll be a great addition to our team.’’ Hezonja had some brilliant moments during the summer league, but he will have a tough time getting consistent minutes with Tobias Harris ahead of him on the depth chart.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 31 - 10:50 AM

Nikola Vucevic has been working hard on his game this summer and said that he would like to be a more versatile player next season.

"I’ve been doing a lot of weight-lifting and a lot of running, some basketball individual work and playing some individual games," Vucevic said. "I’m just trying to get ready for the year and get better. As far as what I’m trying to get better on, I’m just trying to improve on all of the areas that I can. I try to be as versatile as I can and hopefully I’ll have some new stuff to add to my game before the season starts.’’ Vucevic averaged 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists last season, and it will be interesting to see what he adds to his offensive arsenal next season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 31 - 10:45 AM

According to CSN Philly, J.P. Tokoto will likely spend next season overseas or in the NBA D-League.

The 76ers haven't signed Tokoto yet, but they are expected to hold onto his draft rights. We will let you know where he ends up, but it may be a while before we see him in the NBA.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 31 - 10:38 AM

Richaun Holmes (elbow) is expected to be ready in time for training camp.

According to a league source of CSN Philly, Holmes is expected to begin shooting and working out next week and will be fully ready for camp. Holmes just signed a four-year deal with two of those years guaranteed for $2.1 million, so the 76ers clearly like him. Holmes will likely see some time behind Nerlens Noel in the rotation, but he isn't on the radar in standard leagues yet.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 31 - 10:34 AM

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri showered praised on Bismack Biyombo and said that he will continue to get better.

"You want guys who love the game and Bismack loves the game," Ujiri said. "He’s one of those guys that is a basketball junkie and I think he’s going to continue to get better and better. He’s trying to figure it out in many ways, what his role and his specialty can be in the NBA, but what he does well now is offensive rebounding. He’s elite, blocking shots, offensive rebounding he’s elite." Biyombo will have a fresh start in Toronto after being buried on the bench in Charlotte for most of last season, but he isn't likely to make a big impact in fantasy leagues while Jonas Valanciunas is healthy. On a side note, Biyombo has spent some time working out with Hakeem Olajuwon in Africa, so hopefully he picks up a few things from him.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 31 - 10:25 AM

Jerel McNeal has signed with Aris Thessaloniki in Greece.

McNeal was recently waived by the Suns after they acquired Ronnie Price, and he will have a lot of work to do in order to get another shot in the NBA. His summer league averages of 2.8 points and 2.2 assists won't help his chances either.
Source: Sportando
Jul 31 - 10:16 AM

Robbie Hummel signed a one-year deal with Olimpia Milano on Thursday.

His deal doesn't include an NBA opt-out clause, so we won't be seeing him in the states next season. Hummel could find his way back into the NBA after next season, but it's safe to ignore him in all fantasy leagues for now.
Jul 31 - 10:02 AM

Mike Scott has been bonded out of the Banks County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center.

In case you missed it, Scott and his brother were arrested on Thursday on felony drug charges for possession of marijuana and MDMA. "We are aware of the situation involving Mike Scott this morning," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said on Thursday. "Out of respect for the legal process, we will not have any additional comment at this time." A court date is currently pending, so we will continue to update this story when we know more. To be clear, the NBA or the Hawks could pursue disciplinary action against Scott even before the legal process is concluded.
Jul 31 - 9:58 AM

Boban Marjanovic (foot) is traveling to San Antonio in order to be re-evaluated by the Spurs.

No fracture has been revealed, but the Spurs will take a close at him anyways just to be safe. The massive 7'3" center is an exciting prospect, but minutes won't be easy to come by in San Antonio's stacked frontcourt. For now, Marjanovic isn't on the radar in standard leagues, but be sure to check back for an update on his foot.
Jul 31 - 9:48 AM

Shavlik Randolph has signed with Liaoning Flying Leopards in China.

Randolph is an eight-year NBA veteran with a career scoring average of 2.3 points per game, and the 31-year-old will have a tough time finding a way back into the league. Randolph can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Source: Sportando
Jul 31 - 9:42 AM



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