August 25, 2019, 8:08 pmBriante WeberPG, International
Briante Weber, after spending the end of last season with the Greek club Olympiacos, is joining the Metropolitians 92, based in Boulogne-Levallois, France.
Weber attended free agent mini-camps in June with the Raptors and Wolves, and spent time in the G-League last year, but has never been able to catch on long-term with an NBA team. He has had brief stops with several NBA squads over the years, so it is possible he could return to a roster at some point this season. There is nothing to see here in terms of fantasy though.
August 23, 2019, 10:15 amTrevor BookerPF, International
Trevor Booker has worked out for the Nuggets and has workouts planned with the Bucks and Clippers, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.
Booker was out of the NBA in 2018-19, spending the season in China after he didn't get any offers in free agency. He did return to the US to undergo a procedure on his foot but is apparently fully recovered. The last time we saw Booker he split 68 games between the Nets, Sixers and Pacers in 2017-18. If he does make a successful comeback he'll have no fantasy relevance.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
August 22, 2019, 12:25 pmIsaiah CanaanPG, International
Isaiah Canaan has signed a contract with the Shangdong Heroes of the Chinese Basketball Association.
The veteran journeyman played for the Suns, Wolves and Bucks last season, appearing in 30 games total. Canaan will be looking at a more prominent role and payday overseas as he attempts to build his value back up before trying to latch on to a team towards the end of the year. Canaan is off the fantasy radar.
Source: Zhang Duo on Twitter
August 19, 2019, 9:31 pmJerryd BaylessPG, International
Jerry Bayless has signed a deal with CBA club the Sichuan Blue Whales.
Bayless may have a little bit left in his tank. However, given his mileage, it's unlikely that the 10-year veteran will be making a return to the NBA any time soon.
August 17, 2019, 9:40 pmMalachi RichardsonSG, International
Malachi Richardson has signed with Hapoel Holon in Israel.
Richardson played 22 games for the Raptors last season and averaged 1.4 points. At 23 years old, he still has time to develop and possibly return to the NBA in the future.
August 17, 2019, 2:10 pmTyler DorseySG, International
Tyler Dorsey has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. of Israel.
Dorsey played 21 games for the Grizzlies last year after being acquired midseason from the Hawks via trade. He played well over that span with 9.8 points in 21.3 minutes but will take his talents overseas where, "He'll have a chance to showcase what great things he can do," according to his new head coach. Maccabi has signed several former NBA players this offseason as Dorsey will be joining Omri Casspi, Nate Wolters, Quincy Acy and Tarik Black.
Source: Macabi Tel Aviv on Twitter
August 16, 2019, 10:26 amGuerschon YabuselePF, International
Guerschon Yabusele has signed with Nanjing Tongxi of the CBA according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportsnado.
Yabusele will return to China where he last played for the Shanghai Sharks. He failed to prove much during his short stint with the Celtics after being taken 16th overall in 2016. It will take a big season and leap in development for him to regain interest from NBA teams.
August 16, 2019, 1:14 amShabazz MuhammadF, International
Shabazz Muhammad has locked in a deal to play for Chinese CBA club, the Shenzen Leopards.
Muhammad was initially linked to the Shanxi Brave Dragons, but ultimately inked a deal with the Leopards. He has a shot at making a splash in the Chinese League as a high-volume scorer for his team.
Source: Sportando on Twitter
August 15, 2019, 12:32 pmJerryd BaylessPG, International
NBA veteran Jerryd Bayless has agreed to terms with Sichuan of the CBL for next season.
Bayless spent this past season with the Sixers and the Wolves, even starting a handful of games. Bayless has never shied away from getting shots up when given playing time and will likely resurface for a team looking for guard depth after the CBL season concludes.
Source: Emiliano Charchia
August 14, 2019, 10:04 pmChasson RandlePG, International
Chasson Randle has signed with the Tianjin Golden Lions of the CBA.
Rabdle heads overseas after failing to find a situation with an NBA team that would afford him enough playing time. He'll return to playing well in EuroLeague competition and could make a return to the States at some point.
Source: Emillio Carchia on Twitter
August 14, 2019, 9:27 pmZhou QiC, International
Zhou Qi has signed a deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the CBA.
Qi played sparringly with the Rockets in 2017-2018 and saw all of one minute of court time in 2018-2019. He has an interesting skillset but is too unpolished to see reps at the NBA level. He will get opportunities to develop his game in the CBA, and could potentially find his way back into the league down the road.
Source: Zhang Duo on Twitter
August 13, 2019, 2:15 pmMike JamesPG, International
CSKA Moscow has signed Mike James to a one-year contract.
James played for the Pelicans last season until he was waived in February. He then went overseas and regained his footing. James will stay overseas this season and potentially have the chance to come back in the back half of the season should he again show well in a new league.
Source: CSKA Moscow on Twitter
August 13, 2019, 8:14 amOmri CasspiF, International
After months of speculation, Maccabi Tel Aviv officially signed Omri Casspi to a three-year contract on Tuesday, finalizing his return to the club after 10 seasons in the NBA.
Casspi’s priority was to find an NBA deal after becoming a free agent when the Grizzlies waived him in February, but he wasn’t able to generate much interest around the league. Over his 10-year NBA career, Casspi played for the Kings, the Wolves, the Pelicans, the Rockets, the Cavs, the Grizzlies and the Warriors. The Israeli forward was left off the Warriors’ roster for the 2018 postseason, during which the team won the NBA Finals, but later received a championship ring.
August 11, 2019, 4:42 pmMilos TeodosicPG, International
Milos Teodosic (plantar fascitiis) will not play for the Serbian national team during the FIBA World Cup.
The former Clipper exited Saturday’s game versus Lithuania due to foot pains and later went for an MRI. Teodosic dealt with a plantar fascitiis during his time with the Clippers which limited him to 45 games during the 2017-18 season. He joined Italy's Virtus Bologna on a three-year deal back in July.
Source: Niko Varlas of EuroHoops
August 4, 2019, 8:25 pmShabazz MuhammadF, International
Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to a one-year deal with the Shaan Xi Wolves.
Muhammad made it to Milwaukee's training camp last year but was cut before the season, and it's looking increasingly likely that his NBA days are over.