September 27, 2017, 8:18 am
Not one…Not two…Not three…well, probably not any seeing that the Warriors are so good but hey, anything can happen. That’s right, after getting bought out by the Bulls, Dwyane Wade reached an agreement with the Cavs on a one-year, $2.3 million deal.
Wade is reunited with LeBron James for at least one season before the two bolt and leave Cleveland high and dry. He may officially join the Cavs as soon as today. Wade will be in the mix with J.R. Smith as the starting shooting guard. With Isaiah Thomas projected to be out until January, Wade gives the Cavs a much needed ball handle and can help the second unit once the Cavs get healthy. The Cavs waived JaCorey Williams to make room for Wade.
From a fantasy perspective, Wade can produce top-100 numbers, but you know the drill. He will rest for tons of games and will be a frustrating player to own for the rest of his career. It’s a guessing game with him for much of the season. Let someone else have that headache.
AROUND THE ASSOCIATION
- Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told the media that Zach LaVine (ACL) won’t take contact in practice until mid-November. This means LaVine probably won’t get in to the groove of things until perhaps December. The Bulls are in no rush to bring LaVine back, as they are in full rebuild mode. Kris Dunn will start at point guard in the interim.
- Knicks GM Scott Perry conceded that the team is considering scenarios where they could clear the logjam at center on the roster. The Knicks currently have Enes Kanter, Willy Hernangomez, Joakim Noah and Kyle O’Quinn. Hernangomez and Kanter are the clear frontrunners to playing time, so it will be interesting to see what the Knicks do with Noah and KOQ. Temper expectations from a fantasy standpoint until a move happens.
- Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed that the Thunder will start newly-acquired Carmelo Anthony at power forward. Melo already told the media that he liked the idea of playing the four in OKC, but it was nice to see Donovan confirm his role. Consider him a mid-round value this season.
- Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is excited about the new look of the Bulls offense, telling reporters that “there is no more holding the ball” and “now it’s more free.” The Bulls are in clear rebuild mode and while there is plenty of opportunity to go around, it is tough to invest in Bulls players until we see how minutes are divided to start the season.
- A few big names missed practice on Tuesday. Russell Westbrook (knee) sat out since he had a PRP injection last week. There is nothing to see here. Safely draft him in the top half of your drafts. Brook Lopez (back spasms) sat out drills but was able to get some shots up. After health was always his concern in the past, Lopez has played 72, 73 and 75 games over the last three seasons. If he holds up again, he should keep top-50 status as an elite center with nice efficiency percentages.
That’ll do it for Wednesday’s Daily Dish, offseason edition! As always, be sure to follow me on Twitter, I’m @RiazD. Don’t forget to follow all of our breaking news and rumors @HoopBallTweets. We are less than three weeks from tipoff!!
July 22, 2019, 8:00 pmDonta HallPF, Detroit Pistons
Donta Hall was signed by the Pistons to an Exhibit 10 contract.
Hall is a forward that went undrafted this summer after four years at Alabama. He's currently many hurdles away from fantasy significance.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 7:42 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young will be added to the Team USA training camp.
Young joins Marcus Smart on Monday as two late additions to the training camp roster after six players withdrew from camp to focus on the upcoming NBA season. Although neither of these two are superstars, both are very solid veterans who can impact the game on both ends of the court. There may be more additions to the training camp roster to come.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 7:12 pmTodd WithersPG, Detroit Pistons
The Pistons have signed Todd Withers to an exhibit 10 contract.
Withers will join the Pistons for training camp to compete for a roster spot. The best outcome for Withers is being signed to a two-way contract for this upcoming season. There is no fantasy impact from this signing.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 6:37 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart has been selected to participate in Team USA training camp.
Following the news of six players dropping out of contention for the USA roster for the FIBA World Cup, the team has decided to add Smart to the list of participants. Don't be surprised if we hear of more additions in the coming days.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 5:07 pmTim DuncanPF-C, San Antonio Spurs
Tim Duncan will join Gregg Popovich's coaching staff as an assistant with the Spurs.
Duncan played all 19 of his NBA seasons under Popovich. He became one of the league's most dominant big-men of all-time. In regards to the hiring, Popovich joked "It is only fitting, after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor." The NBA will welcome having Duncan back in the league.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 4:46 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie will join Al-Farouq Aminu in representing Nigeria at the FIBA World Cup.
Okogie broke the news Monday on Twitter. He will be playing with at least a few other current or former NBA players in China.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 4:28 pmGerald GreenSG, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have officially re-signed Gerald Green to a one-year contract.
Green will come back to the Rockets for his third straight season. He will continue to be a 3-point specialist off of the bench for this high-powered offense.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
July 22, 2019, 3:34 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris has decided to withdraw from Team USA training camp.
Harris is the sixth player to withdraw from the Team USA training camp. The roster will be cut to 12 players heading into the FIBA World Cup which starts at the end of August.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
July 21, 2019, 7:49 pmDarius MillerSF, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have officially re-signed Darius Miller to a two-year deal.
Miller will be playing behind a plethora of young assets at the Pelicans' disposal. Given that the team has entered a full-blown youth movement, it is unlikely that he will earn enough meaningful minutes to make a splash in fantasy in 2019-20.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter
July 21, 2019, 7:35 pmBonzie ColsonPF, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have waived Bonzie Colson.
Colson only played 98 minutes during his rookie season, but when he played he was a DFS favorite. Colson could play multiple positions and is young enough where a few teams would likely be interested in taking a flier on him.
Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter