Undrafted rookie Tim Quarterman has agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Trail Blazers, sources told Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The LSU product is likely just a training camp body.
Kris Dunn (concussion) has received medical clearance to resume basketball activities.
Dunn has been sidelined for two weeks while dealing with the concussion, but now the rookie can get back on the floor. We'd be a lot more excited about Dunn's fantasy potential if (when?) Ricky Rubio is traded.
Ray McCallum is expected to sign with the Pistons.
Detroit has been in the market for a third-string point guard, but McCallum would have to beat out Lorenzo Brown in order to take that job. Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith are locked in at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the depth chart. There is no fantasy spin here.
Anderson Varejao is traveling to the United States in order to have his back "tested and evaluated."
Varejao is dealing with back pain, but that's all we really know at this point. If it proves to be a serious issue, Golden State could suddenly be in the market for another backup big man. The Warriors have just rookie Damian Jones behind Varejao and projected starter Zaza Pachulia.
Victor Oladipo implied that he's prepared to take his game to the next level with the Thunder.
"I feel like you’re going to see a lot more from me; I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of how good I really can be," Oladipo said. "I’m getting better every day and I’m looking forward to [showing] it. I can still grow way, way more." Without Kevin Durant in the picture, the opportunity for Oladipo to show out alongside Russell Westbrook is certainly there. We wouldn't be afraid to "reach" for him in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Langston Galloway said he's comfortable playing either guard spot in New Orleans.
New Orleans has Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt with Tyreke Evans (knee) expected to begin the season on the shelf, so Galloway could very well wind up seeing minutes at both point guard and shooting guard. Despite the potential path to playing time, Galloway will only arrive on the fantasy radar in standard leagues if there is an injury or two in front of him.
James Harden expressed confidence that he'll thrive in Mike D'Antoni's system.
"We've communicated several times a week," he said. "You know, it's going to work. I'm really excited about it because he's prepared. He's prepared, he's given me knowledge, he's given me things where I can fit into his offense and what he's trying to do." Harden also believes Houston's roster improvements will allow him to give a greater effort on defense, but we'll believe that when we see it. Regardless, The Beard should enter the 2016-17 campaign as a consensus top-3 fantasy option.
Paul George is embracing expectations to lead the Pacers back to contention.
"I think with the moves that they made, it’s on me now, to get us back to being contenders," George said. "I think, with what I’m going to bring, the talent I have around me now, I’ve got a chance to challenge Cleveland." Although Larry Bird's squad still has some questions—perhaps most notably their small size in the backcourt—there's no doubt they're one of the most improved (on paper) clubs of the offseason.