NBA News

Marshall Plumlee    C  Clippers

 

 

Plumlee signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the Clippers on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

RotoWire

Aug 19 - 5:59 PM

Marshall Plumlee    C  Clippers

 

 

Marshall Plumlee has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Clippers. The Knicks waived Plumlee back on July 7 after he played a grand total of 170 minutes with the team last year. Plumlee did get an opportunity to start one game last year, but he didn't score in that one. Plumlee could have a chance to be the third center on the roster, but that would mean the Clippers would slide Montrezl Harrell over to the four.

Dwight Howard    C  Hornets

 

 

Coach Steve Clifford said Dwight Howard fits with the team and "the way we play." "So much of our [NBA] game has become a 3-point game, but most teams still get those shots from inside-out," Clifford said. "To me, he still has a big paint presence at both ends of the floor." The Hornets claim to fame last season was keeping their turnovers down, but they ranked 20th in the NBA for total rebounding rate. Howard getting yet another chance could be a positive and don't forget Clifford has already transformed one former Hawk into an asset with Marvin Williams. We still can't sign off on Dwight as a strong target in nine-category leagues.

ESPN.com

Aug 19 - 5:04 PM

Joakim Noah    F/C  Knicks

 

 

Joakim Noah said he's ready to redeem himself for testing positive for Androgen. He still has 12 games left on his suspension, so he won't be playing until at least Nov. 13. Noah was a nightmare last season after the Knicks gave him a four-year, $72 million deal, but the rebuilding team may actually not play him enough to make that contract worthwhile. Willy Hernangomez is still a decent fantasy target in the later rounds.

New York Post

Aug 19 - 3:36 PM

Quinn Cook    G  Hawks

 

 

Cook signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Hawks on Sunday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

RotoWire

Aug 19 - 3:06 PM

Joakim Noah    F/C  Knicks

 

 

Joakim Noah said he lost confidence in himself last season but is determined to bounce back in 2017-18. Noah was a major disappointment last season, both for fantasy owners and the Knicks front office, which signed him to a four-year, $72 million contract last July. Injuries significantly limited him and he also admitted that a loss of confidence doomed him as well. "I went through a lot of adversity,’’ Noah said. "You go through injuries. I lost my confidence. It’s about bouncing back and showing who I am through these tough times." Even if he shows up to camp healthy, Noah will miss the first 12 games of the season while serving his suspension.

New York Post

Aug 19 - 1:15 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo    G/F  Bucks

 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) announced on his Facebook page that he is currently unable to practice and will not play for Greece at Eurobasket. We first learned that Antetokounmpo was dealing with "knee discomfort" earlier this month, as he was unable to practice for five days in preparation for Eurobasket. However, he reportedly had an MRI, which came back clean, and it appeared the issue was behind him. Giannis played in Greece's next game, vs. Montenegro, last weekend, scoring 20 points. After that contest, he took off for a scheduled tour of China. At this point, we don't have any further details as to the extent of the injury. We'll pass along an update as soon as one is provided.

Sportando.com

Aug 19 - 12:28 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo    G/F  Bucks

 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) announced on his Facebook page that he is unable to practice and will not play for Greece at Eurobasket.

Sportando.com

Aug 19 - 12:28 PM

Adam Hanga    G  Spurs

 

 

Adam Hanga has agreed to a multi-year deal with Barcelona. Hanga, who named the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year in the Euroleague, was drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Spurs. There was talk that San Antonio might bring him stateside for the 2017-18 season if Manu Ginobili retired. However, Manu came back for another year, and Hanga got an offer north of $7 million from Barca. The new contract reportedly includes a $1.5 million buyout should he want to join the Spurs at some point.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 19 - 10:29 AM

Michael Beasley    F  Knicks

 

 

Michael Beasley said he believes playing in New York will "bring the best out of [him]." Beasley sounded supremely confident in his first interview as a Knick. "I’ll bring what they saw in college,’’ said Beasley. "I just need the opportunity to show that... I’ve always been a walking bucket. Nobody can stop me, hasn’t stopped me my last nine years." Beasley's playing time and scoring opportunities will be determined by what happens with Carmelo Anthony. If the Knicks trade Melo and don't bring back another small forward, then Beasley may be inserted into the starting lineup.

New York Post

Aug 19 - 9:45 AM