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Jonathon Simmons’ $874,636 2016-17 salary became fully guaranteed on Saturday.

He'll be the 14th player on the roster and he should be on the active roster most nights. Simmons had his coming out party last Summer League, but he was a little quiet this time around with only a couple impressive games. He'll be fighting for bench minutes, but he'll have some DFS value on the nights coach Gregg Popovich rests his older players.
Jul 30 - 7:32 PM

Carlos Boozer has signed to play in China, according to international basketball reporter David Pick.

Boozer reportedly met with the coach of the Guangdong Tigers in the United States. He did not play in the NBA last season, but did play 71 games with the Lakers in the 2014-15 season. He's likely already learned how to yell "and one" in Cantonese.
Jul 30 - 7:01 PM

Cavs release G/F Dahntay Jones.

He's an NBA champion despite playing in one regular season game and a total of 50 minutes in the postseason -- mostly garbage time. Jones is going to be 36 in December, so his NBA career could be over. If so, he'd join Sasha Kaun as another Cav going out on top.
Jul 30 - 5:34 PM

Ryan Boatright will play in China for the Foshan Lions.

He had himself a rough Summer League, making just 23.1 percent from the field for the Pelicans. Boatright is only 5'11", so it won't be easy for him to make the NBA.
Jul 30 - 2:54 PM

Mike Conley is said to be fully recovered from his sore Achilles according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

He's had some tough luck with injuries the past few seasons, but this means the 28-year-old will be entering training camp at 100 percent. He signed the richest contract in NBA history this month and new coach David Fizdale wants him to take on more of a scoring role next season. Fizdale should also increase the pace in Memphis which should bode well for Conley's outlook -- the Grizzlies were 27th in pace last season and Conley still managed to return fifth-round value in standard leagues. If he stays healthy, improvement seems inevitable.
Jul 30 - 12:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Richard Jefferson's deal with the Cavaliers is for three years.

He thrived in the postseason as a stretch four and the Cavaliers were able to convince him to rethink his retirement announcement. Jefferson averaged 5.5 points and 1.7 boards in 17.9 minutes per game during the regular season and should see a similar role moving forward. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. To be clear, the third year is non-guaranteed.
Jul 30 - 12:15 PM

Kris Humphries said the Hawks expect Dennis Schroder to elevate his game to another level next season.

With Jeff Teague now in Indiana, Schroder will open the 2016-17 season as the unquestioned starting PG. "I think Coach [Mike Budenholzer] and all of us teammates expect him to bring his game to another level now that he’s getting the opportunity that he’s wanted," Humphries said. Schroder averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 triples on 38.8 percent shooting in six starts last season, but it will be interesting to see how he fares as the full-time starter in Atlanta.
Jul 30 - 12:11 PM

Marc Stein of ESPN said that Greg Monroe wants to end up in New Orleans.

Monroe was linked to the Pelicans at the trade deadline last season, so maybe the two sides will start talking again. Monroe's name has been in the rumor mill for a while now and he's one of the most likely players to be traded. However, the Bucks won't be able to get much in return, as Monroe has a player option for the 2017-18 season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 30 - 12:02 PM

The Bucks will sign Malcolm Brogdon on Saturday.

The rookie out of Virginia will receive a three-year deal. Brogdon looked great at Vegas and the Bucks even experimented with him at PG. He's ready to contribute right away and could move ahead of Rashad Vaughn in the rotation.
Jul 30 - 11:57 AM

The Bucks will sign Thon Maker on Saturday.

The 10th pick will be signed to a four-year rookie deal. Maker played well during the Vegas Summer League, averaging 14.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys, but he did shoot just 37.7 percent from the floor. He may not see a lot of minutes right away, but that could change if the Bucks are able to move Greg Monroe.
Jul 30 - 11:54 AM

The Wizards have officially re-signed Marcus Thornton.

It's reportedly a one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Thornton will be the primary backup behind Bradley Beal, but he could emerge later in the season if Beal gets hurt. Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season, shooting 39.3 percent from the field.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 30 - 9:52 AM

Contrary to a previous report, Colton Iverson has not agreed to a training camp deal with the Celtics according to Jay King of MassLive.

The Celtics drafted him back in 2013, but he hasn't been able to find his way into the NBA. Unless the Celtics waive his rights, we likely won't see the 27-year-old center in the NBA next season.
Source: Masslive
Jul 30 - 9:43 AM

Jarrett Jack (knee) believes he is one month away from returning to full-contact workouts.

He's seven months removed from his surgery to repair his torn ACL and meniscus, so this means he's making excellent progress. The knee injury kept his price low in free agency, as he accepted a one-year deal with the Hawks for the veteran's minimum. He won't have much fantasy value in Atlanta with Dennis Schroder fully expected to start.
Source: ESPN
Jul 30 - 9:37 AM

Celtics 2015 second-round draft pick Marcus Thornton has signed with Victoria LIbertas Pesaro in Italy.

He played in Australia last season and then joined the Maine Red Claws of the D-League in February. The Celtics' backcourt is loaded, so Thornton probably won't be joining Boston anytime soon.
Source: Sportando
Jul 30 - 9:17 AM

Monty Williams is expected to join the Spurs' coaching staff next season.

It's great to hear Williams will be back out there coaching after the terrible tragedy of his wife passing away in February. He has a positive impact on his players, so this is a terrific hire by the Spurs.
Jul 29 - 11:22 PM



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