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  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson will not play for Canada in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

    This seems like a situation where Thompson is not participating to prepare for the grind of the NBA season in the fall. There was always some uncertainty with his participation but he was among the invitees to Team Canada training camp.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    J.R. Smith will meet with the Bucks on Thursday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    This is the first team other than the Lakers, who have already been deemed an unlikely landing spot, to be connected to Smith. Milwaukee is looking for another wing shooter and Smith would fit the bill in a perfect world, though it's unlikely that he would play a major role for any team after sitting out since November.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Lakers should be considered an "unlikely destination" for J.R. Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Lakers are the only team that's really been tied to Smith, so that's not great for him. L.A. has done a decent job filling out their roster and no longer has a need for Smith, and his market figures to be fairly limited. Rebuilding teams are unlikely to see him as a typical veteran presence considering the Cavs told him to go home rather than sulk around their young players, and he has a lot to prove after last appearing in a game on November 18.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have waived J.R. Smith, per Shams Charania.

    There was a 5:00 PM waiver deadline and the Cavs tried to deal him prior to its passing, but to no avail. Smith will likely latch on with a contender or a team that is lacking on the wings, though he shouldn't be expecting a big role after sitting on the sidelines since November when the Cavs sent him away from the team for off-court reasons. The Lakers have been the most frequently mentioned landing spot so far.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, 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

  • JaCorey Williams
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    JaCorey Williams had 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting, 11 rebounds and three blocks in Friday's win over the Kings.

    This was a nice performance from Williams, who has yet to really break out this Summer League season. It would be a surprise if he was relevant in standard fantasy leagues.

  • Malik Newman
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Malik Newman dropped in 33 points on 11-for-17 shooting with four threes, four rebounds and two steals on Friday night.

    This was by far Newman's best game of the Summer League who has a lot more work to do if he wants to become fantasy relevant.

  • Dylan Windler
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Dylan Windler took a shot to the face in Wednesday's loss against the Pelicans, however team officials do not believe he has a concussion.

    Team execs described Windler as taking a "shiner" and appear to have just held him out because why not? He has done a good job of showcasing his abilities in his first three games of Summer League ball, and has a pretty good shot at regular rotation minutes on a Cavs team desperate for young talent.

    Source: Cleveland.com

  • Naz Mitrou-Long
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Naz Mitrou-Long led the Cavs in scoring in Wednesday's losing effort against the Pelicans, scoring 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 26 minutes.

    Mitrou-Long has taken full advantage of his opportunity to show off with two of the Cavs' three first-round picks shelved for Summer League. If not with the Cavs, he's making a case for teams to give him a look once training camp rolls along.

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jeff Siegel of Forbes is hearing that Kevin Porter Jr. will only receive 80 percent of his Rookie Scale deal in the first year of his contract before it rises to 120 percent for years 2-4.

    This is rare to see, but Porter will end up making a little extra money in the end by helping the Cavs tax burden this season. Unfortunately for Porter, he isn't expected to play in the Summer League and we will have to wait to see get our first look of him as a professional.

    Source: Jeff Siegel on Twitter

  • Dylan Windler
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Dylan Windler recorded a game-high 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, three triples and two assists in Monday's loss to the Celtics in Summer League.

    Windler has been able to put his 3-point shooting on display so far in Summer League action. If he proves to be as consistent as this, he may just secure himself a spot in the rebuilding Cavs' regular-season rotation.

  • Naz Mitrou-Long
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Nazareth Mitrou-Long led the Cavs with 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Sunday's 82-75 win over the Bulls.

    He shot 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-7 from the stripe. Mitrou-Long has played in 15 games for the Jazz over the past two seasons and averaged 1.3 points in 5.7 minutes per game. He will have the opportunity to make a name for himself during this Summer League with Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. sitting out.

  • Naz Mitrou-Long
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Naz Mitrou-Long was able to deliver 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer in Friday's 75-85 loss to the Wolves.

    The Cavs are not going to have their top two rookies playing in Vegas, so the door is wide open for other players like Mitrou-Long to show out and make good on the opportunity, whether that's for the Cavs or another organization. Dylan Windler added 15 points, eight rebounds and a 3-pointer, and it looks like these two will be doing the heavy lifting for Cleveland.

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Per Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Justin Holiday is considering interest from several teams including the Lakers, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, Hornets and Cavs.

    It is also being reported that the Grizzlies are willing to do a sign-and-trade with the 30-year-old wing. Holiday is seemingly in a holding pattern until Kawhi Leonard decides on his future, as three of the mentioned teams with interest aren't going to make a move until then. His market should heat up fairly soon.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • Jaron Blossomgame
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jaron Blossomgame will be unable to play in Summer League as he is about three weeks from returning from a stress fracture in his leg.

    Blossomgame did not receive a qualifying offer from the Cavs, though he gave the team some decent minutes last season and they still seem to be fans of his game. Not playing in Vegas will hurt his chances of making a roster outright, but we don't imagine he'll have troubles finding a spot in the G-League or even a two-way contract.

    Source: Cleveland.com