Nick Johnson is hoping to join an NBA team for training camp.
Johnson averaged 10.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 34 games with the Austin Spurts of the D-League last year, and is hoping to rebuild his value in training camp."I was just so out of the rhythm" with Denver, Johnson said. "I have to get back in rhythm, but I’m feeling 100 percent now. I feel great. So I just need to get in and find the right situation." While Johnson will likely land a training camp invite, he can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Ricky Rubio will likely start the season with the Timberwolves, according to league sources.
Mitch Lawrence of SiriusXM NBA said the Kings were close to trading for Rubio, but a potential trade seems to have fizzled out for now. Rubio's fantasy value wouldn't change much with a trade, but the fantasy value of Kris Dunn (up) and Darren Collison (down) would be much more affected if the two teams are able to work out a deal.
Jose Calderon wants to play for another three or four years.
Calderon has retired from the Spanish National Team and hopes less wear and tear will help him continue his NBA career. "I want to keep playing three or four years at the highest level and need more time to recover," Calderon said. While Calderon may accomplish his goal, the 34-year-old won't be anything more than a bench player at this point in his career and can be ignored by fantasy owners.
The Sixers are planning to waive Tibor Pleiss, according to his agent.
The 26-year-old has a chance to hook on with another NBA team once he's waived, but he won't be anything more than a backup and can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Alex Poythress will start the season in the D-League.
The Pacers have 15 guaranteed contracts, so the 22-year-old will be pushed over to the team's D-League roster, according to league sources. Poythress will get a chance to develop his game in Fort Wayne, but fantasy owners can feel free to focus their attention elsewhere.
Kevin Seraphin will work out for the Pacers, according to Yann Ohnona of L'Equipe.
Seraphin has rejected offers from overseas in the interest of staying in the NBA and the Pacers may be the opportunity he's been waiting for. While Seraphin has played well in spurts, the 26-year-old isn't consistent enough to warrant consideration in standard fantasy leagues.
Trey Freeman will sign a partially guaranteed deal with the Pistons.
The four-year point guard out of Old Dominion scored 22.1 points per game for the Monarchs last year. Freeman was undrafted following his senior 2015-16 season. He's got his hands full to make the Pistons.
Pooh Jeter agreed to re-sign with the Shandong Bulls in China.
He's been linked to re-signing in China for most of the summer. Jeter was outstanding last season, averaging 25.2 points, 3.9 assists and 2.0 treys.