Glen Rice Jr. was arrested for robbery Monday morning in Georgia.
According to TMZ: "Rice was booked at 6:37 AM this morning for felony robbery, aggravated battery and possession of marijuana. He has since been released from custody."
Sasha Kaun has decided to retire from pro basketball.
That's 2016 NBA champion Sasha Kaun to you. Kaun was never really in the mix for playing time last year in his only season. He did play just 25 games and was traded to the 76ers on July 15.
Cameron Payne had right foot surgery for a Jones fracture.
The Jones fracture is the same mid-foot fracture Kevin Durant had two seasons ago. Payne had himself a nice Summer League and he should be ready for training camp in October. If the Thunder aren't able to get a deal done with Russell Westbrook, we might see a lot of Payne later in the season.
The Cavaliers and coach Tyronn Lue agreed on a five-year, $35 million extension.
Lue was brought on during the season for a first-place Cavs team and took home a title. He's not the greatest coach with lineup adjustments just yet and isn't the greatest play-caller either. Of course, it helps to have LeBron James. The Cavs figure to play Tristan Thompson at the five more often next season.
Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Heat.
It's only worth $2.9 million, so Waiters wasn't anywhere near the $18 million per season he wanted. Waiters should get plenty of minutes with the Heat and could actually start over Josh Richardson. Waiters hasn't shot the ball well in his career, making just 41.1 percent with a downward trend. He'd only be worthy of a late-round pick.
Sixers sign G Brandon Paul.
The reported move is now official, and Paul will get a partial guarantee in order to become a training camp body for Philadelphia.
DeAndre Jordan has drawn praise from both Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim during his tenure with Team USA.
"As good as I thought he was on TV and on tape, he’s better," Coach K said. "He’s really one of the great players in the league right now, and an amazing teammate. He does dirty work willingly, but he does it at the highest level. I think he’s a special player." Separately (and previously), Boeheim had this to say about DJ: "He’s about the hardest working big guy I’ve seen…He just goes after everything. He’s always engaged, he’s moving, there’s no down time, he’s not taking a play off and he plays hard." It's worth keeping in mind that Jordan played a significant chunk of his regular season last year without Blake Griffin, so that's something to factor in when deciding where Jordan will come off the board on fantasy draft day.
Clippers sign G Raymond Felton.
Felton will get the veteran's minimum in Los Angeles, where he'll play behind both Chris Paul and Austin Rivers at the point guard position. Without multiple injuries in the backcourt, there is no fantasy value to be found here.