NBA News

Reggie Jackson    G  Pistons

 

 

Reggie Jackson said the addition of Avery Bradley will "elevate" his own game. "I expect him to hold me accountable," Jackson said. "Try to get the best out of him and I expect him to try to get the best out of me. Especially being around the same age, it's going to be fun to lead this team and continue to battle and try to get better every day in practice and [in games]." Bradley gives the Pistons another reliable ball handler, so that should take some pressure off R-Jax. He's had the full offseason to get his knee right and is looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2016-17 campaign. If you're targeting Jackson, there's no need to reach for him until the later rounds.

MLive.com

Aug 13 - 12:39 PM

Dominique Jones    G  

 

 

Dominique Jones has signed a deal in China. He joins former NBA big man J.J. Hickson on Jiangsu Tongxi. Jones hasn't been in the NBA since the 2012-13 season and couldn't be any farther off the fantasy radar.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 13 - 11:06 AM

J.J. Hickson    F/C  

 

 

J.J. Hickson has signed a deal with Jiangsu Tongxi in China. Hickson did work out for some NBA teams this summer including the Mavericks, but he'll have a bigger role and paycheck overseas. The CBA ends in February, so there's always a chance that an NBA team will give him a look late in the 2017-18 season. The 28-year-old big man owns career averages of 9.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.6 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 13 - 10:29 AM

Zach Randolph    F/C  Kings

 

 

According to Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Zach Randolph could be banned from the NBA like former teammate O.J. Mayo if convicted of a felony marijuana charge. Z-Bo was arrested on Wednesday and charged with "intent to sell" marijuana in California. TMZ reported that Z-Bo was in possession of two pounds of marijuana, but his agent Raymond Brothers called those accusations "false and misleading." This isn't Z-Bo's first run-in with the law, as he had incidents back in 2010 and 2011 -- he wasn't charged for either. According to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, a player can be "dismissed and disqualified from the NBA if he is convicted of, or pleads guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to, a crime involving the felony distribution of marijuana."

Julyan Stone    G  

 

 

Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer confirmed that the Hornets intend to sign Julyan Stone. Stone is still negotiating a release from his team in Italy, as his current deal doesn't have an NBA opt-out clause. The Hornets were in need of a third PG after waiving Briante Weber, but we're not expecting Stone to play much with Kemba Walker and Michael Carter-Williams ahead of him. Malik Monk may play some point as well.

Charlotte Observer

Aug 13 - 10:08 AM

Manny Harris    G  

 

 

Manny Harris has signed a deal with AEK B.C. in Greece. The 27-year-old SG earned a pair of 10-day contracts with the Mavericks last season after impressing in the D-League, but averaged just 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. The length of the deal isn't clear and there's no word of an NBA opt-out clause.

Sportando

Aug 13 - 9:13 AM

Shabazz Muhammad    G/F  Timberwolves

 

 

The Wolves are trying to convince Shabazz Muhammad to re-sign with them. The most the Wolves can offer is the minimum, so they are at a disadvantage compared to a number of other teams. Muhammad is 24 years old and could still get better, but his scoring and playing time have decreased in each of the last two seasons.

Moe Harkless    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Moe Harkless said he's in a "comfortable situation" with the Blazers. He also quickly stated he's not worried about the trade rumors. "It doesn’t do anything for me to get involved with that," Harkless said. "If it happens, it happens." Now that Allen Crabbe is in Brooklyn, Harkless could be looking at a few more minutes at the three along with Evan Turner. When Harkless hit the 30-minute mark 39 times last year, he had better efficiency and a higher usage rate compared to the 39 times he did not get to 30 minutes. He's on the board as a late-round pick.

NY Daily News

Aug 12 - 6:48 PM

Caris LeVert    G  Nets

 

 

Caris LeVert and Sean Kilpatrick have worked out with Steve Nash and Kevin Durant this summer. Nash is now the Warriors' Player Development Consultant and this was a week-long training program. LeVert has reportedly been very busy this summer and is putting his offseason to good use after he had to get over a foot fracture last summer. The addition of Allen Crabbe does hurt his playing time, but LeVert could still get 22-26 minutes even off the bench.

Slam

Aug 12 - 5:43 PM

Jamal Murray    G  Nuggets

 

 

Jamal Murray said the trade rumors this summer have been "nerve wracking." "It’s different knowing I could be in Cleveland right now. I could be in Minnesota," Murray said. "I could be anywhere in a couple days. It’s kind of nerve wracking because you don’t know what’s going on and there are so many rumors. I just have to stay ready and prepared for any opportunity." We're big fans of Murray over here and are expecting a breakout with the Nuggets and their elite offense, so a trade would certainly hurt his value. For now, it sounds like the trade rumors have have slightly cooled, but it's possible Murray is in a Kyrie Irving trade.

Sports Net

Aug 12 - 2:50 PM