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Norris Cole | Guard | #30

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Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Cleveland State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (28) / CHI
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Norris Cole has signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Euroleague.
It was reported yesterday that Maccabi was offering Cole $700,000. It's still possible that Cole could return to the NBA late in the 2017-18 campaign, after the Euroleague season ends. Aug 15 - 9:55 AM

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Maccabi Tel Aviv has reportedly offered Norris Cole a $700,000 deal.

The free agent PG drew some interest from the Hornets this summer, but they went in a different direction and are expected to sign Julyan Stone instead. Cole made 13 appearances for the Thunder last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.1 assists in 9.6 minutes per game. Don't be surprised if he accepts this offer, as there aren't many NBA teams that are still in need of a PG.
Aug 14 - 9:40 AM

The Hornets will work out free agent PG Norris Cole.

The Hornets are still on the market for a third-string PG and recently worked out Donald Sloan as well. This also suggests that the Hornets may not guarantee Briante Weber's contract for 2017-18. Cole has career averages of 7.0 points, 2.7 assists and 0.8 steals, and he wouldn't have much fantasy value in Charlotte behind Kemba Walker and Michael Carter-Williams.
Jul 24 - 12:24 PM

Norris Cole was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

Semaj Christon was actually pretty solid, so Cole may not get his minutes back. You're not counting on him in fantasy anyway.
Mar 10 - 12:05 AM

Norris Cole made his OKC debut with seven points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 11 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

He was Russell Westbrook's backup tonight. The Thunder probably won't play Cole as a combo guard next to Westbrook, so he's not worth adding almost anywhere.
Mar 3 - 1:28 AM

The Thunder officially signed Norris Cole to a contract that will keep him with the club for the remainder of the season on Wednesday.

Cole's arrival will likely push Semaj Christon back into his third-string point guard role, but that's pretty much the extent of his impact in fantasy hoops. As Russell Westbrook's backup, Cole will have no fantasy value.
Mar 1 - 12:25 PM

Norris Cole has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Thunder that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the season.

Cole will help backup Russell Westbrook in OKC, which will likely shift Semaj Christon to the third-string point guard on the roster, but with Westbrook healthy, Cole won't be on the floor enough to matter in most leagues.
Feb 28 - 3:39 PM

Norris Cole has been released by Li Shuangfu of China.

Cole last played for the Grizzlies during the 2015-16 season and could end up back in the NBA for a team with a need at guard. We'll keep an eye on where he ends up, but Cole isn't worth stashing in any fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Norris Cole is reportedly dealing with an undisclosed injury, and he is without an official timetable to return.

This is probably why Adrian Wojnarowski did not list him amongst the incoming point guards that will be coming in for a workout with the Grizzlies in wake of the Mike Conley (back) injury. Cole is currently under contract in China, and while he does have an NBA out clause, Memphis obviously won't be bringing him stateside to rehab.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:54:00 PM

The Grizzlies have reportedly expressed interest in signing Norris Cole.

Cole is currently playing overseas in the CBA, although his contract does have an NBA out clause, so Memphis could certainly bring him over to help fill the void left by Mike Conley (back fracture). It's too early to make a speculative add here in most scenarios, but if Cole does sign with Memphis, that would really hurt the value of Andrew Harrison and Wade Baldwin. Cole doesn't offer the highest upside, but he could be worth an add if a deal comes through for owners in need of some PG stats.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Norris Cole's contract in China is worth $5 million, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Well, that certainly helps to explain why Cole wasn't willing to wait it out for an NBA deal any longer than he did. Cole's contract does reportedly include an NBA-opt out, but even if he spends the entire season in China, he'll be back and eligible to be signed by a team around March.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 06:03:00 PM

Norris Cole has inked a deal with the Shandon Bulls of the CBA.

The contract reportedly does include an NBA out clause, so if the opportunity arrises, Cole will be able to make his way stateside prior to the conclusion of the CBA season (February). He's not worth drafting anywhere.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 08:58:00 AM

Norris Cole's new agent has been in touch with the Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson.

Wolfson reports that Cole's new agent called the Timberwolves this week, but there isn't a deal imminent. Cole will likely find a job as a backup point guard before training camp, but he's unlikely to have much fantasy value wherever he lands.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Norris Cole is not expected to re-sign with the Pelicans.

This became clear on Sunday as soon as the Pelicans reached an agreement to re-sign Tim Frazier. There are still several teams around the league in need of a backup PG, so Cole shouldn't have any problem landing a contract.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 12:14:00 PM

The Pelicans are not expected to re-sign Norris Cole, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Cole only appeared in 45 games during the 2015-16 campaign, and he may be forced to take a short-term "prove it" type of deal from any interested club. Cole is unlikely to be a fantasy option unless he winds up in a paper-thin backcourt with playing time up for grabs.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 11:19:00 AM

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