NBA News

Jordan Hill    F  Timberwolves

 

 

Hill was waived by the Timberwolves on Monday, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

RotoWire

Jun 26 - 5:13 PM

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Blazers

 

 

Nurkic (leg) is yet to be cleared for on-court work, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

RotoWire

Jun 26 - 4:02 PM

D'Angelo Russell    G  Nets

 

 

D'Angelo Russell said that he's ready to step into a leadership role with the Nets. "Wherever they put me, I am going to take advantage of it to the fullest and that's me being the leader right away," Russell said when asked if he sees an opportunity to be a leader in Brooklyn. "I am looking forward to the challenge. You saying my leadership is being questioned, this is an opportunity to make the best out of it." Magic Johnson hinted that Russell's lack of leadership skills factored into the decision to trade him away, so he'll be looking to prove himself on the court this year. D-Lo will be a high-upside player to gamble on in the mid-rounds on draft day.

ESPN

Jun 26 - 4:00 PM

Marcus Thornton    G  Celtics

 

 

The Celtics have renounced their draft rights to Marcus Thornton. Thornton was drafted by the Celtics in 2015 out of William & Mary, but he still hasn't made his official NBA debut. Thornton will be a free agent this offseason, but chances are he'll be playing overseas.

Keith Smith on Twitter

Jun 26 - 3:50 PM

Allen Crabbe    F  Blazers

 

 

Crabbe (foot) has been cleared for on-court work and is expected to be ready for training camp, Mike Richman of the Oregonian reports.

RotoWire

Jun 26 - 3:12 PM

Alpha Kaba    C  Hawks

 

 

Alpha Kaba said that he'd like to suit up for the Hawks' summer league squad, and then decide after that where he'll play next season. Kaba is likely going to spend the 2017-18 season playing overseas, but maybe we'll get a peek of him at summer league. There's not a league out there where Kaba should be considered a draft day target.

Allen Crabbe    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Allen Crabbe (foot) has been cleared for on-court work, and Trail Blazers' GM Neil Olshey expects him to be 100 percent healthy by training camp. Crabbe is recovering from a stress reaction of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, but he has plenty of time to get himself ready for the 2017-18 season, and it's encouraging to see he's already been cleared for on-court work. Crabbe put in averages of 10.7 points, 1.7 triples and not much else on 46.8 percent shooting this past season, so he's basically nothing more than a 3-point shooting specialist in deep leagues.

Mike Richman on Twitter

Jun 26 - 2:51 PM

Ed Davis    F/C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Ed Davis (shoulder) has been cleared for on-court work. Considering Davis has already been cleared for on-court work, there's no much doubt regarding his status for training camp. However, he'll again be fighting for minutes in a crowded frontcourt rotation in Portland next season, so he's off the fantasy radar in most formats.

Mike Richman on Twitter

Jun 26 - 2:47 PM

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Trail Blazers' GM Neil Olshey said that Jusuf Nurkic (leg), Ed Davis (shoulder) and Allen Crabbe (foot) are all expected to be good to go for training camp. Nurkic's 2016-17 campaign was cut short after he sustained a non-displaced fibular fracture in late-March, but he was pretty fantastic in the 20 games he played for Portland this past season, pumping out averages of 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 1.9 blocks and 3.1 turnovers per game on 50.8 percent shooting from the field, which was good enough for top-50 value in standard 9-cat leagues. Nurkic will be in a contract year next season, so he could be in for a monster Year-3.

Patrick Beverley    G  Rockets

 

 

Patrick Beverley was named First-Team All Defense. Maybe this helps Houston's leverage in trade talks -- they are reportedly shopping Beverley and he's been linked to the Jazz. In addition to Beverley and Chris Paul, Defensive Player of the Year finalists Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert, and Kawhi Leonard all earned a place on the First Team. Tony Allen, Danny Green, Andre Roberson, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis make up the Second-Team All Defense.

Chris Haynes on Twitter

Jun 26 - 1:22 PM