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Guerschon Yabusele (feet) said that he's fully recovered and ready to start informal practices on Monday.

He had surgery in May to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet which kept him out of the Summer League, but he will be ready to go for the start of the 2017-18 season. The Celtics don't have great depth up front, but may just play more small ball to offset that. Yabusele is an intriguing project on both ends of the court, but expectations should be held in check right out of the gate. For now, he's just a stash in dynasty leagues.
Aug 17 - 10:55 AM

Enes Kanter may not be able to play in the Thunder's game vs. the Nets in Mexico City on Dec. 7.

In case you missed it, Turkey canceled Kanter's passport over three months ago for his "political views" and speaking out against the government. He's currently only allowed to travel to Canada, but that will change after he receives a re-entry permit from the U.S. government -- he's already applied for one and is waiting to hear back. He has over three months to sort this out, so we're still expecting him to be available for the game in Mexico City.
Aug 17 - 10:13 AM

Paul Millsap hosted a minicamp for the Nuggets this week in Atlanta.

Wilson Chandler, Malik Beasley, Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Jameer Nelson, Trey Lyles, Darrell Arthur, and Kenneth Faried were all present as the Nuggets look to get a head start on the season. It's a sign that Millsap is rejuvenated after signing a three-year, $90 million deal this summer and that he's ready to take on a leadership role in Denver. Millsap is coming off a down year, but he's joining a top-5 offense in the NBA and should thrive next to a pass-first Nikola Jokic. He's a bargain at his current fourth-round ADP.
Source: BSN Denver
Aug 17 - 9:42 AM

Rakeem Christmas signed a deal with Galatasaray in Turkey.

It's a one-year deal, so Christmas will be hoping that a strong season overseas will turn some heads back in the states. The former Pacer has career averages of 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 30 appearances.
Source: Sportando
Aug 17 - 9:30 AM

Mario Hezonja suggested that he couldn't play for Croatia in the EuroBasket tournament due to a tendon injury.

It's unclear which tendon is bothering Hezonja, but it sounds like a pre-existing injury. "For a long time I [had] a problem with the tendon," he said, according to a Google translation of a story from Sportske Novosti. "During the season it was already a problem. I thought it would pass, but it would not. That is why today [I am] in Los Angeles, where I can devote myself to preparations alone." Barring a pessimistic update, we'll assume Hezonja will be ready to go for training camp.
Source: Sportske
Aug 16 - 10:19 PM

Rudy Gobert said that he's been focused on his "post game and mid-range shot" this offseason.

"Those are my two main focuses," Gobert said, in addition to "getting stronger, improving [his] lower-body strength and working on [his] quickness." He hopes to "show even more" offensively now that Gordon Hayward and George Hill left in free agency, and it shouldn't be hard for Gobert to increase his 16.7 percent usage rate from the 2016-17 season.
Source: HoopsHype
Aug 16 - 9:06 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Bulls are "expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months," according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said in early July that he didn't expect Wade to be bought out this summer, but that doesn't rule out an early-season maneuver. Chicago is rebuilding after trading Jimmy Butler to the Wolves, and Zach LaVine is the franchise's SG of the future, so it wouldn't be shocking to see Wade hit free agency after a buyout in the coming months.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 7:55 PM

The Clippers have signed G Tyrone Wallace.

The terms of the deal have not yet been released, but this is likely just a camp invite for the No. 60 overall pick from the 2016 NBA draft. The Clippers have plenty of depth at the point guard position, so Wallace will more than likely spend most of the 2017-18 season with Los Angeles' G-League affiliate.
Source: Real GM
Aug 16 - 12:00 PM

The Knicks reportedly have no interest in including Kristaps Porzingis in a package for Kyrie Irving.

"[Knicks president] Steve Mills and [Knicks general manager] Scott Perry on the record were very clear that Kristaps was part of the future,’’ an anonymous source to Newsweek said in reference to comments made last month by both executives. "In all the discussions since then — there were other rumors before that Cleveland would want Kristaps — and it didn’t seem that [the Knicks] were interested at all in a conversation." The Knicks don't appear to be very willing to put together an enticing offer for Irving, so Uncle Drew winding up in New York seems like an unlikely scenario.
Source: Newsday
Aug 16 - 11:08 AM

The Warriors have signed Georges Niang to a partially guaranteed deal.

This is a camp invite for Niang, but he'll likely be spending most of the 2017-18 season with Golden State's G-League affiliate.
Aug 16 - 10:18 AM

Tayshaun Prince has accepted a front office role with the Grizzlies.

He wasn't ready to retire, but couldn't find any work as a player. Prince will now serve as a special assistant to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. He played with the Grizzlies from 2013-15 and owns career averages of 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
Aug 15 - 11:21 PM

Ben Moore signed a training camp deal with the Pacers.

An undrafted senior out of SMU, Moore averaged 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks last season. According to the Pacers, he's not expected to make the 15-man roster and will play with their G-League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 15 - 9:43 PM

Myles Turner said he expects the Pacers to be in the playoffs next season.

"A lot of people look at us as young team that’s going to rebuild, but we’re a young team that’s trying to compete," said Turner. "We’ve got a lot of guys who can come in and make an impact right away. I expect to make the playoffs this year." This is what he's supposed to say, but the reality is that it will be tough for Indiana to compete out East after losing Paul George this offseason. However, the departure of PG-13 should open up a ton of opportunity for Turner, so he should easily be able to flirt with top-20 value next season.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 15 - 5:25 PM

The Indiana Pacers announced they have signed Damien Wilkins.

It was reported back in late July that Indy was going to ink Wilkins to a non-guaranteed, one-year deal and it became official on Tuesday. Wilkins, who is 37, hasn't played in an NBA game since April of 2013. Even if he does end up making the 15-man roster, it is unlikely he cracks the Pacers rotation. Thus, Wilkins can be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 15 - 1:33 PM

The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Cavs are determined to get back a young, promising player in any potential Irving trade, as they are unsure if LeBron James will re-sign next summer. The Celtic they are reportedly keen on is Jayson Tatum. Boston certainly has the assets to make a very tempting offer, but the fact that the two teams are likely to meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals complicates the situation. Wojnarowski believes the Cavs may wait until September before engaging in "aggressive conversations."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 11:55 AM


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