NBA News

Stephen Zimmerman    C  Lakers

 

 

Stephen Zimmerman is set to sign a partially guaranteed, training camp deal with the Lakers. The Lakers already have a very solid backup big man in Ivica Zubac, so even if Zimmerman lasts beyond training camp, he wouldn't be anything more than the third-string center on the roster.

David Blatt    C  Cavaliers

 

 

David Blatt stated during a recent interview that he would "really like to go back to the NBA." "I have an end game and that end game is that I would really like to go back to the NBA," Blatt said. "There were no changes in the NBA this year from a coaching standpoint and my real goal is to try next year to get back into the league as a head coach." Blatt's first head coaching stint in the NBA ended rather acrimoniously as he was never really able to see eye-to-eye with LeBron "GM" James, although with a coaching record of 83-40, perhaps another team out there will give him a shot at some point.

The Jerusalem Post

Aug 09 - 11:50 AM

Zach Randolph    F  Kings

 

 

Randolph was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for possession of marijuana, Bleacher Report reports.

RotoWire

Aug 09 - 10:40 AM

Jahlil Okafor    C  76ers

 

 

Jahlil Okafor understands that he could get traded next season. "I hear trade rumors and stuff like that, realizing that having a new scenario, think it might be better than what it is now," said Okafor. Okafor hasn't lived up to expectations after going No. 3 overall in the 2015 NBA draft and knee issues have really lowered his trade value. He's not in a good situation at all in Philly with Joel Embiid clearly the franchise five man, but he might be a backup regardless of the name across his jersey, as his old school, post-up game doesn't really translate to the modern NBA.

Tom Moore on Twitter

Aug 09 - 10:23 AM

Anthony Davis    F/C  Pelicans

 

 

Anthony Davis believes that the Pelicans can "make a run in the playoffs" next season. "[A playoff berth is] what we are expecting," said Davis. "We definitely believe we have enough pieces on paper to make the playoffs, and not just make it, but actually make a run in the playoffs. Everyone is excited and everybody is prepared. It starts in training camp." It'll be interesting to see what Davis and DeMarcus Cousins can do in their first full season together, but Davis is right that on paper, New Orleans looks like they have enough talent to make a solid postseason run.

NBA

Aug 09 - 10:13 AM

C.J. Wilcox    G  Blazers

 

 

Wilcox signed a two-way contract with the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

RotoWire

Aug 08 - 10:26 PM

C.J. Wilcox    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

C.J. Wilcox has agreed to a two-way deal with the Blazers. With his two-way deal, Wilcox can spend up to 45 days with the Blazers next season, while the rest of his time will be spent in the G-League. Barring a few injuries in Portland, Wilcox isn't expected to make a fantasy impact in 2017-18.

Jordan McRae    G  

 

 

Jordan McRae is drawing interest from Baskonia in Spain. The Spanish club has also been linked to free agent guard C.J. Wilcox. Still only 26, McRae averaged 4.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 triples in 10.1 minutes per game in 2016-17 before he was waived by the Cavaliers in March. If he wants to stay in the NBA, he may have to settle for a non-guaranteed training camp deal.

Michael Beasley    F  Knicks

 

 

Beasley signed a one-year contract with the Knicks for the veteran's minimum on Tuesday, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

RotoWire

Aug 08 - 6:36 PM

Ramon Sessions    G  Knicks

 

 

The Knicks officially announced the signing of Ramon Sessions on Tuesday. Sessions could realistically open the 2017-18 season as New York's starting point guard, but he'll likely cede that starting spot to Frank Ntilikina towards the second half of the year when player development becomes a primary focus for the Knicks.

NBA

Aug 08 - 6:33 PM