September 23, 2016, 8:48 am
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Friday that Chris Bosh had another blood clotting issue and that he will not be pushing to play anytime soon.
This bombshell report isn’t surprising but it is franchise-altering and it was the risk scenario that dogged Bosh throughout early drafts in September — one that we admittedly were pretty aggressive in partaking in — but at least now for owners there is certainty here. He’s not playing anytime soon and Jackson writes that it probably won’t be this year. Medical tests revealed trouble but both the Heat and Bosh had expected him to play this year according to the report, and to that degree it actually was a surprise for all involved.
The trio of Derrick Williams, Luke Babbitt and Josh McRoberts (when he recovers from his foot injury) are going to attempt to piece-meal some power forward minutes, but Justise Winslow will get all he can eat and sometimes at the PF position. Dion Waiters is the favorite to start at shooting guard and along with Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson they will all also get as many minutes as they can handle. This is going to be a lean and fast Heat squad with all of the main fantasy guys playing as many minutes as they can handle.
Heat announces that it "remains unable to clear Chris [Bosh] to return to basketball activities and there is no timetable for his return"
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 23, 2016
Update: Woj lays the framework for what could be the end of Bosh’s time with the Heat. The interesting question from there is if he doesn’t return to the Heat — can he return and play the 25 games necessary to put the cap hit for 2017-18 back on their books. The Heat can more or less get out from under that if he can’t play this season, but again, he’d have to not return and play those 25 games.
Sources: Miami Heat increasingly believe Chris Bosh's career with franchise is over. For months, Bosh hasn't wanted to speak with Pat Riley.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2016
Update II: The Heat released an official statement basically saying there is no timetable for his return and that they’re not going to talk about it due to a clause in the CBA.
July 22, 2019, 11:08 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris stated that he didn't expect another offer after he verbally agreed to the Spurs' two-year, $20 million contract.
We've seen players renege a contract offer before, so this isn't unprecedented, but it's still not a good look for the Knicks and Morris. He took more money and will join a weaker free agency class in 2020, but he joins an insanely crowded Knicks frontcourt which will now have to find playing time for Morris, Bobby Portis, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Mitchell Robinson.
Source: Kurt Helin on Twitter
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