Michael Beasley reached an agreement on a deal with the Grizzlies.
The deal isn't guaranteed and he might not make it past training camp. It's an interesting pickup and the Grizzlies were a little under the radar here. Even in an ideal scenario, Beasley probably won't have many minutes going his way and he would need to play extremely well to make the rotation.
Rudy Gobert said he's ready to contribute for the Jazz this season.
"I feel way more confident than I did last season," Gobert said. "I feel like I can help my team win. I feel like I can make a defensive impact, and help the team maintain" He had a fantastic offseason and is a lock for the rotation. Despite his upside in blocks, field goal percentage and boards, his issues at the free throw line keep him from standard-league consideration right now.
Eric Gordon (knee surgery) said that he'll be a "full go for everything" when the Pelicans begin training camp.
"From five weeks after surgery [in mid-April] I've been doing a lot of lifting," Gordon said. "I definitely want to be an All-Star. I've come close a couple of times. For the past three years, injuries have slowed me down." Offseason optimism is always heart-warming, but the reality is that Gordon's knees have caused him to miss 141 games over the past four seasons.
Jermaine O'Neal is still deciding whether to play next season, according to Warriors GM Bob Myers.
J.O. only played in 44 games last year, but when he was on the court he was effective, averaging 7.9 points on 50.4 percent shooting, with 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in just 20 minutes per game. The Warriors have been in communication with him all summer, so there's a good chance he'll return to the Bay Area if he doesn't retire.
The Bucks have added F Elijah Millsap and C Michael Eric to their training camp roster.
Elijah is Paul Millsap's younger brother, but thus far he's been unable to get a foothold in the NBA. He's played extensively in the D-League over the past three years, in addition to stints in the Philippines and Israel.
Warriors GM Bob Myers said that Shaun Livingston (toe surgery) will miss "most" of training camp.
Livingston needs on-court time to mesh with his teammates, but Golden State's priority is keeping him healthy. He's missed an average of 28.4 games per season during his 10-year career, and that doesn't include the 2007-08 season he missed after his devastating knee injury. Hopefully we'll see him back on the court during the preseason, but his toe injury makes him an even riskier fantasy option in deep leagues.
The Lakers invited Jeremy Tyler to training camp on an unguaranteed contract.
They're also bringing in Jabari Brown, Keith Appling and Roscoe Smith, but Tyler seems like he'd have the best chance of making the regular-season roster. The 6'10" big man has spent time with the Warriors, Hawks and Knicks, with career averages of 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds.
The Hawks officially signed Elton Brand to a one-year, $2 million contract on Tuesday.
Brand gives Atlanta 15 guaranteed contracts, joining a frontcourt that features Al Horford, Pero Antic, Paul Millsap, Mike Scott, Mike Muscala and Adreian Payne. EB started 15 games at center last year following injuries to Horford and Antic, but the 15-year veteran isn't likely to help fantasy owners in a backup role this season.