NBA News

K.J. McDaniels    F  Agent

 

 

McDaniels has agreed to terms with the Raptors on a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

RotoWire

Aug 17 - 5:20 PM

K.J. McDaniels    G/F  Raptors

 

 

K.J. McDaniels will sign with the Raptors. It's a partially-guaranteed deal and he's likely just a camp body. McDaniels was a highlight machine when he was on the 76ers, but he hasn't really got anything going since he was traded to the Rockets or while with the Nets. The second-round pick may have a tough time making the roster.

ASM Sports on Twitter

Aug 17 - 5:12 PM

Dwyane Wade    G/F  Bulls

 

 

Udonis Haslem said his advice to Dwyane Wade is to take it "one day at a time." "We kind of understand the direction that Chicago is going in," Haslem said. "We kind of understand the direction that Dwyane wants to go in the last couple of years of his career. The business side of things sometimes doesn't always allow both sides to co-exist." Wade is expected to be bought out at some point during the season and he could wind up going back to the Heat.

Sun Sentinel

Aug 17 - 4:00 PM

Jordan Mickey    F  Heat

 

 

Mickey is finalizing a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Heat, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

RotoWire

Aug 17 - 11:46 AM

Guerschon Yabusele    F  Celtics

 

 

Guerschon Yabusele (feet) said that he's fully recovered and ready to start informal practices on Monday. He had surgery in May to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet which kept him out of the Summer League, but he will be ready to go for the start of the 2017-18 season. The Celtics don't have great depth up front, but may just play more small ball to offset that. Yabusele is an intriguing project on both ends of the court, but expectations should be held in check right out of the gate. For now, he's just a stash in dynasty leagues.

Scott Souza on Twitter

Aug 17 - 10:55 AM

Enes Kanter    F/C  Thunder

 

 

Enes Kanter may not be able to play in the Thunder's game vs. the Nets in Mexico City on Dec. 7. In case you missed it, Turkey canceled Kanter's passport over three months ago for his "political views" and speaking out against the government. He's currently only allowed to travel to Canada, but that will change after he receives a re-entry permit from the U.S. government -- he's already applied for one and is waiting to hear back. He has over three months to sort this out, so we're still expecting him to be available for the game in Mexico City.

Norman Transcript

Aug 17 - 10:13 AM

Paul Millsap    F  Nuggets

 

 

Paul Millsap hosted a minicamp for the Nuggets this week in Atlanta. Wilson Chandler, Malik Beasley, Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Jameer Nelson, Trey Lyles, Darrell Arthur, and Kenneth Faried were all present as the Nuggets look to get a head start on the season. It's a sign that Millsap is rejuvenated after signing a three-year, $90 million deal this summer and that he's ready to take on a leadership role in Denver. Millsap is coming off a down year, but he's joining a top-5 offense in the NBA and should thrive next to a pass-first Nikola Jokic. He's a bargain at his current fourth-round ADP.

BSN Denver

Aug 17 - 9:42 AM

Rakeem Christmas    F  

 

 

Rakeem Christmas signed a deal with Galatasaray in Turkey. It's a one-year deal, so Christmas will be hoping that a strong season overseas will turn some heads back in the states. The former Pacer has career averages of 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 30 appearances.

Sportando

Aug 17 - 9:30 AM

Mario Hezonja    F  Magic

 

 

Mario Hezonja suggested that he couldn't play for Croatia in the EuroBasket tournament due to a tendon injury. It's unclear which tendon is bothering Hezonja, but it sounds like a pre-existing injury. "For a long time I [had] a problem with the tendon," he said, according to a Google translation of a story from Sportske Novosti. "During the season it was already a problem. I thought it would pass, but it would not. That is why today [I am] in Los Angeles, where I can devote myself to preparations alone." Barring a pessimistic update, we'll assume Hezonja will be ready to go for training camp.

Sportske

Aug 16 - 10:19 PM

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz

 

 

Rudy Gobert said that he's been focused on his "post game and mid-range shot" this offseason. "Those are my two main focuses," Gobert said, in addition to "getting stronger, improving [his] lower-body strength and working on [his] quickness." He hopes to "show even more" offensively now that Gordon Hayward and George Hill left in free agency, and it shouldn't be hard for Gobert to increase his 16.7 percent usage rate from the 2016-17 season.

HoopsHype

Aug 16 - 9:06 PM