NBA News

Dirk Nowitzki    F/C  Mavericks

 

 

Dirk Nowitzki is hopeful that he can play out the final two years of his contract. "I signed on for two more, so hopefully I can play those two," Nowitzki said. "Last year with the Achilles [injury], I missed almost two months. It was frustrating and disappointing. Hopefully, injury-wise it will be a lot better this season and maybe I’ll play another one. We will see how it goes this [season]. We will see how the body feels." On a per-game basis, Dirk finished with seventh-round value this past season, but it's worth noting he only made it through 54 games.

The Undefeated

Aug 07 - 4:10 PM

Damyean Dotson    G  Knicks

 

 

The Knicks officially announced the signing of Damyean Dotson on Monday. The second-rounder played well for the Knicks at Summer League, compiling averages of 12.8 points, 5.0 boards, 2.6 assists and 0.8 steals per game in 25.4 minutes of floor time, and he might be able to earn a steady role in the rotation next season depending on what the roster looks like after Carmelo Anthony is dealt. Still, it's unlikely he'll find himself in a situation next season where he's a relevant asset in standard leagues.

NY Knicks PR on Twitter

Aug 07 - 3:50 PM

Glenn Robinson III    F  Pacers

 

 

Glenn Robinson III has made it a priority to improve as a ball handler and playmaker this summer. "One of the biggest things was my ball handling this summer," said Robinson. "Just being able to create for others, you know, help my teammates out a lot. I wasn’t in a lot of pick-and-roll positions in the past couple of years but that’s one of the biggest things that I’ve been working on this summer." Robinson should see some increased opportunity this upcoming season with Paul George no longer on the roster, but he'll likely begin the year coming off the bench behind Bojan Bogdanovic.

Indiana Sports Coverage

Aug 07 - 3:28 PM

Abdel Nader    G  Celtics

 

 

Abdel Nader said he knows what he needs to do to impress the Celtics coaching staff. "They know I can shoot; I can handle, do a lot of things with the ball," Nader said. "But my role next year, I need to be a 3-and-D guy. Hit wide open 3’s and defend at a high level. I’ve taken that really personal." While he does have a fresh four-year contract, only the first year is guaranteed. The Celtics are very deep and have the look of a top-3 team in the East, so Nader probably isn't looking at minutes right out of the gate unless he turns heads at camp.

CSN NE

Aug 07 - 1:07 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay    G  Nuggets

 

 

Nuggets coach Mike Malone said that Emmanuel Mudiay has been "terrific" this summer. Malone told Mudiay that this offseason is the biggest summer of his life and challenged him to stay around in Denver to work with the coaching staff as much as possible. The third-year guard took Malone's advice and we've heard plenty of positive reports out of Denver. "The way I’m approaching this season is not thinking too much and just being myself regardless of what happens, not trying to please nobody," he said. Mudiay is only 21 and will hopefully get his career back on track, but his outlook for 2017-18 isn't great with Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson likely ahead of him on the depth chart.

Denver Post

Aug 07 - 11:57 AM

Andrew Wiggins    G/F  Timberwolves

 

 

Wolves owner Glen Taylor said he's going to sign Andrew Wiggins to a max deal in the near future. The Wolves have been linked to Kyrie Irving, but Taylor also confirmed that Wiggins isn't going anywhere. The deadline for a rookie extension isn't until Oct. 16, but it sounds like the two sides are already finalizing the details of a five-year deal worth roughly $150 million. Wiggins is an elite scorer with 23.6 points per game in 2016-17, but he will need to become more versatile to take the next step as a fantasy player -- he averaged just 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.3 treys in over 37 minutes per game.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Aug 07 - 11:39 AM

Eric Moreland    F  Pistons

 

 

Eric Moreland's deal with the Pistons is for three years at the veteran's minimum. The deal won't be fully guaranteed until July of 2019, so he will still have to impress at training camp to stick around. "I’m not even thinking about dates or anything like that or how it’s structured," Moreland said. "I’m going out and doing what I do best." The 6'10" forward only has 11 NBA games under his belt with the Kings, but he was named an NBA G-League All-Star last season with averages of 12.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.7 blocks, 1.7 steals and 33.4 minutes. He will open the season as the third-string center behind Andre Drummond and Boban Marjanovic, so he's not on the fantasy radar for now.

Detroit Free Press

Aug 07 - 10:25 AM

Damyean Dotson    G  Knicks

 

 

The Knicks will announce the signing of Damyean Dotson this week. They will also announce the signings of Ron Baker and Ramon Sessions. Assuming New York moves on from Carmelo Anthony, Dotson has a realistic shot of earning minutes on the rebuilding Knicks. He was one of the most impressive second-round picks at the Orlando Summer League, averaging 12.8 points, 5.0 boards, 2.6 assists and 0.8 steals. He's not on the standard-league radar yet, but he's at least worth monitoring in very deep leagues.

NY Post

Aug 07 - 9:53 AM

Willie Reed    F/C  Clippers

 

 

Willie Reed was released from jail on Sunday afternoon after his $1,500 bond was posted. He's still in a world of trouble and has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. Reed's wife said that Willie grabbed her "by the shirt, hair, wrist and arm" after telling him she wanted a divorce and that she was also thrown to the ground -- she had red marks on her left wrist, right bicep, the right side of her chest and her back and swelling on her left foot. To make matters worse, their son was present during the incident. The Clippers said they are aware of the situation and are working with the NBA to "determine the facts around the situation."

Willie Reed    F/C  Clippers

 

 

Willie Reed was released from jail on Sunday afternoon after his $1,500 bond was posted. He's still in a world of trouble and has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. Reed's wife said that Willie grabbed her "by the shirt, hair, wrist and arm" after telling him she wanted a divorce and that she was also thrown to the ground -- she had red marks on her left wrist, right bicep, the right side of her chest and her back and swelling on her left foot. To make matters worse, their son was present during the incident. The Clippers said they are aware of the situation and are working with the NBA to "determine the facts around the situation." A court date has been set for Sept. 8.