September 17, 2019, 12:21 pmIman ShumpertSG, Free Agent
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Iman Shumpert has decided to decline the contract offer from the Rockets and will not attend team minicamp in Las Vegas this week.
It'll be back to the drawing board for Shumpert. It's unsure exactly where he'll end up now, or if he and the Rockets will come to a new agreement in the future. Shump can get steals and threes, but otherwise isn't much of a fantasy asset, unless he finds himself in an ideal situation.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 17, 2019, 9:51 amMichael BeasleyPF, Free Agent
The Shanxi Loongs of the Chinese Basketball Association are trying to bring Michael Beasley back to China.
Beasley agreed to terms with the Pistons last month but he never officially signed with them as the team opted to go with Joe Johnson instead. Beasley has already played in China with Shanghai, Shandong and last year with Guangdong averaging 22.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists.
September 16, 2019, 1:48 pmHasheem ThabeetC, Free Agent
Hasheem Thabeet will work out for the Knicks this week, marking at least his second session with the team.
Thabeet had previously been participating in informal scrimmages with the team. The frontcourt depth chart is fairly full but Thabeet could earn a look in training camp. There won't be any fantasy value if he does complete his NBA comeback.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
September 12, 2019, 1:44 pmMichael BeasleyPF, Free Agent
The Pistons have waived Michael Beasley on Thursday following the signing of Joe Johnson.
Beasley's fate was sealed when the Pistons reached an agreement with Johnson a short while ago. Beasley will look to latch on elsewhere, though his five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy could pose an issue.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
September 12, 2019, 1:10 pmJoe JohnsonF, Free Agent
Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Frank Isola of The Athletic said he hears that the Pistons are in the lead for Joe Johnson's services.
Iso Joe wasn't in the league at all last year but showed he still has some left in the tank after winning the BIG3 MVP. While the 38-year old would bring some needed outside shooting to the Pistons, it's hard to see him having a meaningful impact in fantasy. Johnson's arrival would put a slight dent into the value of Bruce Brown Jr.
Source: Noah Coslov on Twitter
September 10, 2019, 5:02 pmMalcolm DelaneyPG, Free Agent
The Warriors invited Malcolm Delaney, Jodie Meeks, Arron Afflalo and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell in for workouts on Tuesday.
The Warriors currently have 13 players under contract, along with Alfonzo McKinnie who is expected to start the season at SF, so they are doing their due diligence for the final contract. Delaney, who averaged over 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in China last year, recently worked out for the Knicks two weeks back.
Source: JD Shaw on Twitter
September 10, 2019, 11:29 amSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Former Mavs center Salah Mejri has signed a one-month contract with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
Mejri will temporarily replace the injured Brandon Bass in the East Asia Superleague that begins on September 17th. The center impressed in the FIBA World Cup averaging a double-double with 16.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and a tournament high 3.2 blocks in five games with Tunisia.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
September 9, 2019, 9:18 pmJared CunninghamSG, Free Agent
Jared Cunningham is among a group of veterans scheduled to work out for the Warriors on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Cunningham has not played in the NBA for the last three seasons. The 2012 first-round pick never averaged more than 10 minutes per game in the league, and there's no reason to think he'll get enough of a chance to be relevant even in deep leagues if he is signed.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
September 8, 2019, 9:47 pmSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Salah Mejri made the most of his 35 minutes during Tunisia's 86-84 victory over Angola on Sunday, putting up 18 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks.
Mejri remains a deep-league block specialist if he joins an NBA roster this season. The free agent has only helped his chances of landing on a roster with his World Cup performance. Even if he lands a contract, he is unlikely to get signficiant minutes, but when he does play you can count on a large dose of blocks.
September 6, 2019, 9:54 pmSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Salah Mejri scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Tunisia's 86-67 win over the Philippines.
Mejri was an efficient 6-of-7 from the field with his only miss coming from his single three point attempt. He also added two assists and two blocks in his 22 minutes of playing time. The 33-year-old Mejri has yet to sign with an NBA team since he played for the Mavs last season.
September 2, 2019, 10:17 pmJoe JohnsonF, Free Agent
According to ESPN, Joe Johnson will continue his auditions for NBA teams as he visits the Pistons, Bucks and Nets.
The BIG3 MVP and Champion, Johnson has reportedly already worked out for the Sixers, and the Clippers, Nuggets and Pelicans are also reportedly interested. He hasn't played in the NBA since the 2017-18 season, and interest from teams doesn't always lead to a deal. However, there seems to be a chance that Johnson ends up on a contender for this coming season. He wouldn't end up in a role large enough to warrant standard league fantasy consideration though.
September 2, 2019, 9:28 pmSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Salah Mejri double-doubled for Tunisia as he put up 22 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Monday.
Mejri, a free agent, may have gotten the attention of some NBA GMs with this one. A fantasy best-case scenario is still just as a backup, but he'll likely be a third-string guy if anything. He won't be relevant in standard leagues even if he gets another NBA contract.
August 29, 2019, 12:42 pmHasheem ThabeetC, Free Agent
Hasheem Thabeet has been participating in informal scrimmages with the Knicks this week.
The Knicks have one training camp invite left and could choose to use that on Thabeet. Thabeet has reportedly been working out for multiple teams this month. The Bucks are likely to invite Thabeet back for a second workout. While still a long shot, the former number two overall pick resurfacing in an NBA training camp is gaining steam.
August 29, 2019, 12:32 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Free Agent
Carmelo Anthony participated in a 5-on-5 scrimmage with some Knicks players on Thursday.
The Knicks have 15 guaranteed deals on their roster and one spot remaining for their training camp, so it may be tough for Melo to catch on, but this is the second known workout in the past week and long overdue. If things go well, maybe we'll see additional teams take a look at the former scoring champ. For now, Melo can be ignored in fantasy drafts.
Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter
August 28, 2019, 8:38 pmSpencer HawesC, Free Agent
Spencer Hawes is scheduled to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Hawes has been out of the league since the 2016-2017 season where he played in 35 games for the Charlotte Hornets, and spent most of last season playing for the Lakers' G-League affiliate. While the Sixers lack depth at center, Hawes is a far bet to make the team and an even farther bet to have any fantasy value.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter