NBA News

Anzejs Pasecniks    C  76ers

 

 

Anzejs Pasecniks is expected to stay overseas for at least one season. The Latvian center was taken by the 76ers with the 25th pick in the draft, but he was always expected to be a draft-and-stash prospect. The 76ers have a logjam at center with Joel Embiid, Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor, so Pasecniks likely wouldn't be in the rotation anyways. We'll keep an eye on the 7'2" big man's progress with Gran Canaria in Spain.

Jonah Bolden    F  76ers

 

 

Jonah Bolden is expected to stay overseas for at least one season. Selected with the 36th pick in the draft, the former UCLA forward and Serbian Pro is coming off a strong season overseas, posting averages of 12.9 points, 7.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.8 treys in 27.7 minutes per game. He has an intriguing physical profile with a 6'10" frame and 7'3" wingspan, but the 76ers are loaded up front and won't be in a rush to bring him to the states.

Tim Frazier    G  Wizards

 

 

Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said he traded the No. 52 pick for Tim Frazier because he's "someone who we feel can help us because he’s experienced." Frazier has some holes in his game because he's an average shooter and his size is a liability on defense, but he's a very good playmaker and should step in right away as John Wall's backup. "He’s a good teammate, he pushes the ball, he’s a competitive guy and, again, he has experience," Grunfeld added. Coach Scott Brooks was also a fan of the move, saying Frazier is "a tough kid, gritty, knows how to play, another guy that can push the pace and continue our pace and play fast." While he won't be on the standard league radar, Frazier will be a quality handcuff for Wall's owners in deeper formats.

CSN Washington

Jun 25 - 11:49 AM

Dante Exum    G  Jazz

 

 

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he will target a veteran point guard in free agency. The Jazz would obviously like to bring back George Hill and the feeling is mutual, but they may not be able to afford him with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting the open market. The Jazz have been linked to point guards such as Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley, but the latter is likely more available. Lindsey did say that Dante Exum has "responded in a big way" in terms of offseason improvement and he's expected to showcase that growth at Summer League, but it's clear that the Jazz aren't ready to hand the keys over to him.

Deseret News

Jun 25 - 11:38 AM

Jamel Artis    F  Knicks

 

 

Jamel Artis has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Knicks. It's a make-good deal, so the 6'7" wing out of Pittsburg will have to impress at the Summer League to earn an invite to training camp. During his senior season, Artis averaged 18.2 points, 4.9 boards, 3.3 assists and 2.3 3-pointers, and he has a 43-point game on his resume vs. Louisville.

ESPN

Jun 25 - 11:16 AM

Jonathan Motley    C  Mavericks

 

 

The Mavericks have agreed to sign Jonathan Motley to a two-way contract. An undrafted center out of Baylor, Motley had a strong junior season with averages of 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks. He was projected to be a late-first-round or second-round draft pick, but he was medically red-flagged by several teams with a concerning knee issue -- he tore his MCL against South Carolina. The Mavericks are rebuilding, so Motley will be brought along slowly in the G-League and is an intriguing project for the future.

SportsDay

Jun 25 - 9:51 AM

Malik Monk    G  Hornets

 

 

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Malik Monk was one of the most impressive players that he scouted prior to the draft. "The ability to create space off the catch and off the dribble to get his own shot, which is very difficult to do.," Clifford said. "Plus, he can really play without the ball. He’s a dynamic scorer and he’s also very athletic." Monk wasn't expected to fall to No. 11, so he didn't even work out for the Hornets. Charlotte is obviously thrilled to have him and Clifford said he will give him a look at point guard during the Summer League -- he played off the ball at Kentucky and played the point in high school. With a strong offseason, Monk could become Charlotte's sixth man right away.

Sporting News

Jun 25 - 9:41 AM

Derrick Rose    G  Knicks

 

 

Derrick Rose's agent, B.J. Armstrong, said he hopes to meet with the Knicks before free agency begins on July 1. Armstrong said a couple weeks ago that his client wants to stay in New York and his stance hasn't changed. The Knicks drafted their point guard of the future in Frank Ntilikina, but he's only 18 years old and will need time to develop. Rose is expected to draw interest from at least two other teams in the Spurs and Wolves, but his asking price has reportedly dropped to the $10 million-$12 million range per year. He is reportedly 100 percent after undergoing a left knee arthroscopy back in April and will enter the 2017-18 season at full strength.

NY Post

Jun 25 - 9:31 AM

Chris Paul    G  Clippers

 

 

According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets have a "serious chance of luring Chris Paul away" from the Clippers. With Stephen Curry fully expected to re-sign in Golden State, Paul will be the top free agent PG on the market and will have several suitors this summer. Paul and James Harden are both ball-dominant players, so the Rockets probably aren't the best fit on paper. At least now we know why the Rockets are shopping both Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams. In addition to the Rockets, the Spurs and Nuggets are the most common teams linked to Paul, but the Clippers are still the favorites to re-sign CP3 since they can offer him a "supermax" deal for over $200 million.

Ben DuBose on Twitter

Jun 25 - 9:21 AM

K.J. McDaniels    F  Nets

 

 

Brooklyn reportedly plans to decline McDaniels' team option making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

RotoWire

Jun 25 - 12:29 AM