June 22, 2016, 10:33 am
The New York Posts reports that Derrick Williams would like to re-sign with the Knicks.
With the salary cap spiking to $94 million, Williams will likely look for the best deal he can find. He got some good opportunities and took yet another last forward last season, but he still couldn’t make his way on to the standard league radar. Williams averaged just 18 minutes, 9.3 points, 3.7 boards, 0.6 treys and 0.4 steals per game, and likely won’t be worth owning next year regardless of where he lands as a free agent.
July 15, 2019, 12:43 pmAlize JohnsonPF, Indiana Pacers
The second-year option for Alize Johnson has been fully guaranteed.
Johnson, who put up an excellent performance at Summer League, will make $1.4 million this season. He is unlikely to play much but the Pacers have been consistent in their view that he is a player worth developing over the long-term.
Source: Indianapolis Star
July 15, 2019, 12:19 pmJR SmithSG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs are expected to waive J.R. Smith on Monday if no last-minute trade emerges, per Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
It would be shocking if someone went out and traded for Smith, who will be guaranteed $4 million of his $15 million salary. The Lakers have already been mentioned as a potential landing spot, and Smith doesn't figure to have a ton of teams eager to sign him after the way last season went off the rails.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 12:13 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
The Heat will be picking up Duncan Robinson's $1 million guarantee for the upcoming season.
Robinson played well throughout Summer League and will now officially be on the roster. He only appeared in 15 games last season, and although he's showed some promise Robinson will likely need another trade to go down to open up a serious shot at playing time.
Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 12:09 pmHenry EllensonPF, Brooklyn Nets
Henry Ellenson has signed a two-way contract with the Nets.
Ellenson left the Knicks in Summer League due to personal reasons, but the former lottery pick has resurfaced with the other New York team. He'll give the Nets someone who can provide stretch four play in a pinch, but odds are he'll spend most of his time in the G-League. Time is running out for Ellenson to establish himself as an NBA player.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 2:08 amAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis has decided not to participate in Team USA training camp and has withdrawn from FIBA World Cup consideration.
Davis has chosen to spend his offseason preparing for what he hopes is a championship run with the Lakers this season. AD is still a go for the 2020 Olympics and he'll be at training camp to support his teammates, but he won't be on the court with them. At least he's well-versed in that move from his days with the Pelicans.
Source: Yahoo Sports
July 15, 2019, 1:55 amNicolas ClaxtonPF, Brooklyn Nets
Nicolas Claxton has missed the last two Summer League games because of left hamstring tightness.
Claxton hasn't gotten much of a chance to impress at Summer League, and it would've been tough for him to really stand out with Jarrett Allen on the Vegas roster anyway. We'll see how the rookie looks in the preseason, but his fantasy outlook is severely hampered by the presence of Allen and DeAndre Jordan. This doesn't look like a serious injury but we'll keep an eye on things to see if it lingers.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 1:09 amIvan RabbPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb and the Grizzlies have agreed to push back the guarantee date on his contract to mid-October.
Rabb is set to make $1.6 million next season, and the Grizzlies will be able to evaluate him in training camp before making a final decision on his roster spot. It's a bold move for Rabb to potentially get cut right before the season begins, especially on a team with so much frontcourt depth, but perhaps he's betting on himself. How Rabb plays in the preseason could go a long way towards deciding his future, whether that's in Memphis or elsewhere.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 10:08 pmKeita Bates-DiopSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Keita Bates-Diop was quiet on Sunday night as he was limited to chipping in five points on 2-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, two assist, one 3-pointer and one steal in 23 minutes.
He did have to deal with a bit of foul trouble (four fouls) but this line was a bit of a letdown after his 17-point game on July 5th. KBD needs to work on his consistency, if he's to emerge with deep-league fantasy value in 2019-20.
July 14, 2019, 9:58 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid played the role of Alpha for the Wolves in Sunday's Summer League win over the Nets, dropping 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and 6-for-6 from the line.
Reid also hit two treys, grabbed six rebounds and swatted three shots to come up with a well-rounded two-way game. Speaking of which, the big man is on a two-way deal with them, so it's a good thing to see him put up an impressive effort like this one in Vegas.
July 14, 2019, 9:29 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen fell down hard on his hip after grabbing a rebound on Sunday and will not return to the game after suffering a contusion.
Allen has been a beast all Summer League so it's a shame to see him leave the game on this note. He ends three quarters of action with a 15-point, 14 rebounds, double-double, adding one assist and two blocks on 7-of-12 shooting.
Source: NBA on ESPN on Twitter