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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.
Jul 25 - 3:00 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 2:07 PM

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.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 25 - 2:05 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 1:58 PM

Gary Harris said that he has good chemistry with Nikola Jokic.

This is especially notable with Denver drafting Jamal Murray and head coach Mike Malone calling Jokic a player the Nuggets can build around. "We got a little chemistry going," Harris said. "I can kinda see what he's thinking just by his eyes, and he sees what I'm thinking." Malone has told Harris that he remains Denver's starting two-guard, but it's hard to envision a ton of direct touches with Jokic, Emmanuel Mudiay, Danilo Gallinari—among others—vying for a bigger role.

C.J. McCollum and the Trail Blazers have reached agreement on a four-year, $106M contract extension, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Portland has made some questionable moves this offseason, but this certainly is not one of them. McCollum, who will be just 25 in September, averaged career-high marks across the board in what can only be described as a breakout 2015-16 season. Now, there will be no questioning what his future looks like with the Blazers, and the team will push forward in its rebuild with McCollum and Damian Lillard at the helm. McCollum, who averaged 20.8 points, 2.5 3PM and 1.2 steals on 44.8 percent shooting last season, could be in line to improve upon those numbers in his second full go-around as the unquestioned starting shooting guard. Per Wojnarowski, the deal will not include any options or trade kickers.
Jul 25 - 1:09 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 12:58 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 12:55 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 12:52 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 12:27 PM

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.
Jul 25 - 11:20 AM

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.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 25 - 10:29 AM

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.
Jul 25 - 10:23 AM

Jordan Hamilton has signed with Tofas Bursa in Turkey.

Hamilton got some run with the the Pelicans late last season after their roster was decimated by injuries, but he's going to have to prove capable of doing something other than scoring if he wants to stick in the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Jul 25 - 9:56 AM


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