NBA News

Johnathan Motley    C  Mavericks

 

 

Johnathan Motley said his body "feels better day after day." The undrafted center out of Baylor was medically red-flagged after he tore his MCL, but was signed by the Mavericks to a two-way deal in June. "It’s just a testament to what they’ve got me doing off the court, running and lifting some weights on my knee, hamstrings and glute stuff," Motley said. "My body is just feeling better and better, so that’s to credit for the success I’ve been having." The 6-foot-10 big man is a project, but could become relevant in fantasy down the line for his rim protection. During the Orlando Summer League, he posted averages of 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game.

Mavs.com

Aug 10 - 12:39 PM

Tony Parker    G  Spurs

 

 

Tony Parker (quad) said that he's targeting a return to the court in four to five months. He said back in May that he was targeting a return in January, so it sounds like he's still on pace to meet that goal. "It's OK. It's OK. It's getting better and better," Parker said of his quad. "I'm starting to run like a little bit. I'm walking pretty well. I think it's still going to be a long process. It's still going to take like another four or five months but I am very happy in with the progress." Parker can be ignored in standard-league drafts and wouldn't have been a target even if he was 100 percent. Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills will hold down the fort at PG until he returns to action.

News 4 SA

Aug 10 - 11:05 AM

Hollis Thompson    G/F  

 

 

Hollis Thompson has signed a deal with Olympiacos in Greece. He was in "advanced talks" on Wednesday, so it wasn't hard to see this one coming. Thompson had some nice moments in his first few years in Philly, but his stint with the Pelicans last season was very underwhelming.

Sportando

Aug 10 - 10:41 AM

Carmelo Anthony    F  Knicks

 

 

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks have asked Carmelo Anthony to expand his "wish list" of teams to join. Another day, another Melo rumor. It's no secret that his preference is to join Houston, but the Knicks aren't willing to make a "bad trade" -- the Rockets would likely have to include Ryan Anderson's bloated contract and the Knicks aren't interested. Berman adds that the Pelicans, Cavaliers, Thunder and Blazers are all waiting in the wings in the hope that Melo expands his list. The All-Star forward recently had "great conversations" with Knicks GM Scott Perry, but it sounds like both sides are still determined to orchestrate a move away from New York.

NY Post

Aug 10 - 10:09 AM

Zach Randolph    F/C  Kings

 

 

Zach Randolph was arrested on Wednesday for drug possession and intent to sell it according to TMZ. Z-Bo was one of three people to be arrested and it sparked "a crazy disturbance" that forced the cops to call for backup. He was arrested for possession of marijuana, though the "intent to sell" part was due to the large amount of weed found. The bail for his release was set for $20,000. At the least, a suspension for Z-Bo should be on the horizon, but the Kings and NBA will likely make a statement once more is known.

TMZ Sports

Aug 10 - 9:54 AM

MarShon Brooks    G/F  

 

 

MarShon Brooks has re-signed with Jiangsu in China. The lethal scorer hasn't played in the NBA since the 2013-14 season, but he's enjoying life in China and averaged 36.2 points per game last season. There's been no indication that the 28-year-old wing will return to the states any time soon.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 10 - 9:35 AM

Tyler Johnson    G  Heat

 

 

Tyler Johnson said that during workouts this summer he's focused on "a lot of catch-and-shoot, a lot of pick-and-roll jumpers." He also referred to working on "the everyday things" familiar to a combo guard -- "handles, reading the game, understanding the game, time and situation." Johnson recently worked out with Dion Waiters in Philadelphia, and their chemistry will be particularly important if they're paired together behind a starting backcourt of Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson. Miami's rotation is one to watch during the preseason.

NBA.com

Aug 10 - 12:57 AM

Eric Moreland    F  Pistons

 

 

Pistons PF Eric Moreland acknowledged that he's had a "real bad mental state about free throws," but he thinks those problems are behind him. Moreland shot 37.7 percent from the line for the Canton Charge last season, while averaging an impressive 12.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.7 steals in 33.4 minutes per game. He has a non-guaranteed three-year deal with Detroit and it would take a few injuries for him to help fantasy owners, regardless of his success on free throws.

Piston Powered

Aug 09 - 11:24 PM

Christian Wood    F  Hornets

 

 

Former Hornets big man Christian Wood has signed with Fujian in China, according to David Pick. Charlotte declined their 2017-18 team option for Wood in April, and he was a longshot to make an NBA roster this season. He'll make more money overseas, and if he fares well the 21-year-old could resurface in the Association down the road.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 09 - 8:58 PM

Sergio Llull    G  Rockets

 

 

Rockets draft-and-stash pick Sergio Llull (injured ACL) has been ruled out for EuroBasket and Euroleague. Llull was initially drafted in 2009 but he's opted to remain overseas, and a few years ago he signed a long-term extension to stay with Real Madrid through 2021. Houston has expressed interest in him in the past, but with Chris Paul and James Harden dominating the ball he was an unlikely near-term fit.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 09 - 8:11 PM