July 10, 2016, 7:32 pm
Kris Dunn scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting (0-for-4 3PTs, 3-of-5 FTs) with nine rebounds, four assists, eight personal fouls, four turnovers, one steal and one block in Sunday’s Summer League loss to the Raptors.
Dunn was benched at one point for one of the most ridiculous defensive gambles we’ve seen in a while, as he sort of arbitrarily decided to leave a 3-point shooter to run halfway across the court to unnecessarily double-team the ballhandler in a desperate effort to create a steal.
Tom Thibodeau won’t be having any of that and the questions surrounding Dunn are basically 1) will his defense be a problem because of the lack of discipline and 2) can he get a reliable jump shot. Everything else seems to be in place, though we don’t want to look too closely at Summer League as a judge of athletic talent.
Right now he looks very hard to cover, but the same can be said for countless others at Summer League and we don’t want to look like we’re having our first beer. That said, he certainly makes Ricky Rubio expendable if you’re the Wolves and they’re going to be scary soon.
July 17, 2019, 3:25 pmJulian WashburnSF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have waived Julian Washburn.
Washburn was acquired in the Andre Iguodala trade. Last season he appeared in 18 games with the Grizzlies, making three starts, while averaging 2.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.7 steals in 14.1 minutes per night. Expect him to land in some team's training camp.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 3:08 pmTacko FallC, Boston Celtics
Danny Ainge said that Tacko Fall's development is a "high priority" for the Celtics.
Fall is on an Exhibit 10 contract and figures to spend his time in the G-League this season. With an 8'2" wingspan and 10'3" standing reach, it's not hard to see why Boston is going to try and coax everything they can out of Fall's game. There's definitely some serious upside as a shot-blocker if he ever cracks the NBA, but until that happens he's not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 2:50 pmJared HarperPG, Phoenix Suns
Jared Harper has agreed to a two-way contract with the Suns, per The Athletic's Gina Mizell.
Harper was a standout with Auburn last season and averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in four Summer League tilts with Phoenix. There's minimal fantasy impact here as the Suns already have four point guards on the roster.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 2:06 pmDevin RobinsonSF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have signed Devin Robinson to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal.
The Raptors are filling out their training camp group, and Robinson will be among a number of players fighting it out for the final spot on the roster. The Florida product has only appeared in eight NBA games in his first two seasons, and the Wizards chose not to extend him a qualifying offer for this season after he was arrested over a fight with pro football player Jalen Mills. Robinson played with the Blazers in Summer League, putting up 9.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in five games. The owner of some historic combine numbers, Robinson is yet another interesting, raw product for Toronto's development staff to work with.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 2:02 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have officially inked Enes Kanter to a contract.
Danny Ainge referred to Kanter as part of the team's Plan A this summer, and the Celtics picked him up on an affordable two-year deal worth $10 million. The second year is a player option so we should see a very motivated Kanter this season. He's going to start at center for the Celtics, and while his defensive deficiencies may limit his minutes, we're expecting 25 mpg or more. That's more than enough for the big man to deliver middle-round value.
Source: Boston Celtics
July 17, 2019, 1:59 pmCameron PaynePG, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors and Cameron Payne have agreed to a two-year deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
There are partial guarantees on the first season, and Payne will be looking to carve out work as the third-string point guard. This now puts the Raptors at 16 guaranteed contracts with Chris Boucher and Malcolm Miller set to join the group in the near future. Payne averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals in three Summer League games with the Mavs.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 17, 2019, 1:55 pmAustin RiversPG, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have re-signed Austin Rivers and Danuel House.
Houston looked to be running it back with the same group but instead has simply swapped one star guard for another, which means that Rivers and House still figure to play important roles off the bench. There's standard-league potential in the case of injury, but neither should be expected to exceed top-200 value. Rivers probably has more upside should he come into a starting role while House's ability to chip in a wider variety of stats might make him the more appealing deep-league play over the long run.
Source: Houston Rockets
July 17, 2019, 11:51 amDragan BenderPF, Phoenix Suns
Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops is reporting that Dragan Bender has a verbal commitment to join EuroLeague champions CSKA Moscow on a multiyear deal.
The report adds that the former No. 4 pick will take the offer unless there is an intriguing offer to him from an NBA team in the 11th hour. Bender was linked to the Cavs and the Raptors but he hasn’t been able to generate much interest in the market and the move to Europe might be the optimal choice for him now.
July 17, 2019, 11:10 amChasson RandlePG, Washington Wizards
With two open roster spots plus a two-way contract available, the Hawks have a couple more moves to make and Chasson Randle could be an option for them.
Jaylen Adams was waived on Saturday before his contract became guaranteed, while GM Travis Schlenk said he wants to add a veteran to the roster and fill the two-way spot. The Hawks intend to keep one roster spot open for flexibility during the season, so we should expect two more moves before the offseason ends. Behind Trae Young, the Hawks have only Evan Turner who can play backup point guard so there is a need for the position. Randle played last season with the Wizards where he averaged 5.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 15.2 minutes and 49 games. He saw increased time toward the end of the season but was not extended a qualifying offer and is an unrestricted free agent.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 17, 2019, 10:08 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson appears to have dealt with his arrest at a Miami music festival this summer by reaching a plea deal that will keep him out of the courtroom.
The Miami State Attorney’s Office confirmed that Jackson agreed to complete some kind of pre-trial diversion program in exchange for having the charges dropped. He was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami this summer when he reportedly tried to enter the VIP area many times without a proper pass. Jackson gets a fresh start in Memphis this year and even though it’s hard to predict whether he will be able to bounce back, he deserves consideration in the later rounds since the minutes will probably be there for him.
Source: NBC Sports