October 11, 2020, 2:54 pmMarcus Georges-HuntSG, Free Agent
Marcus Georges-Hunt has signed with the Jiangsu Dragons.
Georges-Hunt has been out of the NBA since the 2017-18 campaign but has been with the Celtics in the previous two offseasons, getting cut before the regular season each time. We'll see if he pops up on someone's training camp roster between now and whenever the 2020-21 season gets underway.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
October 5, 2020, 1:40 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Free Agent
Isaiah Thomas underwent resurfacing surgery on his right hip back in May but says he'll be ready for the 2020-21 season.
Hip injuries have dogged Thomas for the past three years, and hopefully this procedure can get him back to full strength. It's been quite the fall for IT, who went from King of the Fourth in Boston to out of the league by the end of the 2019-20 season after being waived by the Clippers following a deadline trade. His size and defensive limitations will always be working against him, but if Thomas can get health back on his side he'll offer a low-cost scoring option with plenty of upside. Given the economic realities of the NBA these days, expect teams to show interest if Thomas can prove he's truly healthy.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 22, 2020, 12:54 amChandler ParsonsSF, Free Agent
Chandler Parsons, who was ultimately waived by the Hawks in February, played five games during the 2019-20 season (377 in 8-cat, 368 in 9-cat) and endured a major car crash that he is currently recovering from.
Parsons was hit by another driver, who has been charged with DUI, In late January and is recovering from whiplash, a torn labrum and a cervical injury, among other ailments and injuries suffered in the crash. There have been multiple reports that the injuries are quite serious and his basketball career is very much in doubt. Our best goes out to Parsons and his family in what has undoubtedly been a traumatic 2020.
July 22, 2020, 12:43 amTim FrazierPG, Free Agent
Tim Frazier was overshadowed by Bruce Brown and others at the guard position for the Pistons all season before being waived after the trade deadline, ranking well outside the top-300 in all category leagues.
Frazier was never really pushing for minutes and it got even more difficult for him when Reggie Jackson returned to action. The Pistons were trying to showcase Jackson before shipping him off to the Clippers, but they ended up ridding themselves of Frazier as well after shuffling their roster up at the deadline. Frazier hardly ever garners fantasy consideration and 2019-20 was no different. He will look to find another NBA opportunity before next season starts.
July 22, 2020, 12:21 amAllen CrabbeSG, Free Agent
Allen Crabbe averaged 4.6 PPG and 2.1 RPG with the Hawks and Wolves prior to being waived at the end of February, ranking outside the top-375 in category formats.
Before losing his job at the February, Crabbe had been acquired by the Wolves from the Hawks. He didn't play much during his short tenure with the Wolves either, dealing with a variety of injuries during that period alone. Crabbe should latch on with another NBA team before or during the 2020-21 season. His 2019-20 season was a forgetful one.
July 21, 2020, 11:48 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Free Agent
In 40 games for the Wizards in 2019-20, Isaiah Thomas was unable to find the resurgence he was hoping to muster in order to bounce back from injury, winding up ranked 238th in 8-cat and 292nd in 9-cat per-game value on the season.
Thomas had hoped that he'd make a splash when he was signed by the Wizards, but it soon became apparent that he was not going to be part of the team's future. He provided unimpressive numbers in his stint with Washington, averaging 12.2 PPG, 3.7 APG and 2.0 3PG – a far cry from his glory days back with the Celtics. He was later traded to the Celtics as part of the Marcu Morris deal, but was later officially waived by the Clippers in early February. Thomas was unable to draw interest from other NBA teams after he cleared waivers.
July 21, 2020, 11:10 pmRyan AndersonPF, Free Agent
Ryan Anderson, who was waived in mid-November after a second stint with the Rockets, logged a total of 14 minutes and ranked outside the top-375 in both 8/9-cat in 2019-20.
The Rockets famously ended up shedding nearly every last one of their centers and power forwards by the time the trade deadline rolled around, but Anderson was a casualty for his own reasons. He really provides little at this point in his career and will likely struggle to find another NBA job. The pandemic could also makes things difficult for him, on any number of levels. Anderson's best days are clearly behind him.
July 21, 2020, 11:02 pmAllonzo TrierPG, Free Agent
Allonzo Trier finished the 2019-20 season without a job, as the Knicks waived the second-year point guard late in June to make room for Theo Pinson.
Trier was impressive in his rookie season in 2018-19 but he seems to have hit the infamous "sophomore slump" and has found himself unemployed. He ranked outside the top-375 in 8/9-cat, not really providing any fantasy value statistically this season.
July 21, 2020, 10:34 pmCJ MilesSF, Free Agent
After undergoing surgery to address an injury to a ligament on his left wrist, C.J. Miles was eventually waived by the Wizards in January, finishing up as 304th and 279th in 8 and 9-cat per-game value rankings, respectively.
The 13-year veteran was able to squeeze out some deep-league value as a 3-point shooting specialist. However, his recovery from surgery to his wrist didn't do him too many favors. Miles logged 10 games for the Wizards before his release and he averaged 6.4 points, 1.1 3s, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.
July 21, 2020, 10:05 pmIman ShumpertSG, Free Agent
Iman Shumpert was an afterthought in fantasy, managing to play in just 13 games for the Nets in 2019-20 and was good for top-350 value in 8/9-cat rankings.
Shumpert is one of the old-school 3-and-D guys in an era where teams are selecting young talent who serve the same purpose. He, unfortunately, did not draw too much interest from other teams after being released by the Nets. In his 13 games, Shumpert registered averages of 4.2 PPG, 0.6 3PG, 2.6 RPG and 0.9 SPG in 18.5 MPG.
July 14, 2020, 3:51 pmLance ThomasSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have officially signed Lance Thomas as a Substitute Player ahead of the NBA restart.
Thomas finds himself back in the NBA after sitting playing his last game in the 2018-19 campaign with the Knicks. He averaged 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 threes in 17.0 mpg across 46 contests. He would normally just be a depth piece, but with the Nets depleted of talent for the league resumption, there is a possibility that he will play a decent chunk of minutes off the bench.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 11, 2020, 9:03 amMyke HenryPF, International
Myke Henry has signed with Italian club, Pallacanestro Trieste.
Undrafted in 2016, Henry played 20 games for Memphis in the 2017-18 season and spent this past season playing for the Thunder's G League team where he averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.1 triples while shooting 53.0 percent from the field. The 27-year-old may be back in NBA Summer League action next season.
July 10, 2020, 12:48 pmPau GasolC, Free Agent
Refuting earlier reports, Barcelona manager Joan Bladé says that the team will not be signing Pau Gasol.
It was reported that Gasol was set to sign a one-year deal but the 40-year-old is still on the open market. We may have seen the last of the big man at the NBA level but he's preparing to play in the Olympics, so expect to see his name pop up in the rumor mill as he looks for his next club team.
Source: Catradio Sports on Twitter
July 8, 2020, 11:09 pmMichael BeasleyPF, Free Agent
According to Shams Charania, Michael Beasley could be making a return to the NBA after moving closer to a deal with the Nets.
The Nets are sorely undermanned given the high number of their players who have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Beasley last played in the league for the Pistons in 2019 and could provide some limited, albeit versatile production off the bench.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 8, 2020, 5:27 pmPau GasolC, Free Agent
Varlas Nikos of Eurohoops.net reported that Pau Gasol is expected to sign a one-year deal with FC Barcelona as he prepares for his final Olympics in 2021.
Gasol has had a storied career in the NBA, making six all-star games and winning two NBA championships with the Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant but his days playing NBA basketball are in the rearview. It will be exciting to see the Gasol brothers play for their native country one last time before Pau retires from basketball entirely.
Source: Varlas Nikos on Twitter