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Jamel Artis    F  Knicks

 

 

The Knicks have signed Jamel Artis to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal. Artis played well for New York in summer league, earning him a spot on the team's 20-man roster for training camp. While it is unlikely he makes the final 15-player roster on opening night, the Knicks still have one two-way spot open, and Artis will be competing to secure that contract.

Daniel Dixon    G  Celtics

 

 

Dixon signed a contract with the Celtics on Friday, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports.

RotoWire

Aug 18 - 8:48 PM

Kelly Oubre    F  Wizards

 

 

Kelly Oubre (knee) has been working out in Miami with John Wall. Oubre had PRP treatment in June and was cleared for workouts in July, so chances are he's close to 100 percent. He'll be going into his third year and could get more minutes, especially with how the Wizards had some success with their forward combo of Oubre and Otto Porter. Oubre still isn't a strong fantasy target.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes    G  Knicks

 

 

Rathan-Mayes and the Knicks agreed to a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract Friday.

RotoWire

Aug 18 - 7:05 PM

Adreian Payne    F  Timberwolves

 

 

Adreian Payne is close to an agreement with the Magic. He declined a $900K offer to play in China, so he looks like he'll try to get on an NBA roster at camp. Orlando is a good choice for Payne with only three centers ahead of him, but he probably wouldn't get minutes unless there are several injuries.

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Aug 18 - 6:27 PM

Jeff Withey    C  Mavericks

 

 

Withey has come to terms with the Mavericks on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

RotoWire

Aug 18 - 3:56 PM

Jeff Withey    C  Mavericks

 

 

Jeff Withey agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavs. The Mavs still haven't brought back Nerlens Noel yet, but Withey should still have a tough time making the Mavs roster. Withey did get one start last season and played in 51 games, averaging 2.9 points per effort.

Paul Pierce    F  Celtics

 

 

The Celtics will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 after the Cavs game on Feb. 11. He was a Celtic from 1998-2013 and brought home a title with a Finals MVP to go with it. His name is all over the Celtics record book, ranking first in free throws, 3-pointers, and steals while coming in at No. 2 for total points (John Havlicek).

Aug 18 - 3:15 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo    F  Bucks

 

 

Antetokounmpo, due to persistent knee soreness, has chosen not to participate in EuroBasket this season, Eric Nehm of ESPN Milwaukee reports.

RotoWire

Aug 18 - 1:37 PM

Luke Kennard    G  Pistons

 

 

Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Luke Kennard exceeded expectations during summer league play. Kennard averaged 17.2 points per game in Orlando and knocked down 11 of his 23 3-point attempts. "He’s able to make plays off the dribble, that nice change of pace, and things I hadn’t seen a lot of," said Van Gundy. "He really has a great feel for the game, in addition to clearly his ability to shoot the ball." SVG was also impressed by Kennard's defense. "The thing I didn’t know that he showed me is he has the ability to move his feet defensively." However, to get minutes behind Avery Bradley next season, Kennard will have to beat out Langston Galloway and Reggie Bullock.

NBA.com

Aug 18 - 1:01 PM