Ray Allen SG MIA 2 Hrs
Ray Allen is leaning to signing with the Cavs, according to the Boston Globe.
He is expected to have MRIs on his legs to make sure they're healthy, so nothing will be official until after Thursday. Allen will be entering his 19th season and looked as healthy as ever with the Heat in 2013-14. He'll likely see minutes around 20 per game with the Cavs.
Jusuf Nurkic C DEN 3 Hrs
Nuggets signed Jusuf Nurkic to a deal.
He's expected to stay with the Nuggets this season and his salary should be around $1.7 million. Nurkic will be the No. 3 center on the depth chart and will not be in the rotation to start the season.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 3 Hrs
Jameer Nelson has committed to signing with the Mavericks, according to Yahoo! Sports.
It's been expected for a couple days now and Nelson will add some depth to the Mavs. They're expected to use Nelson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as a three-point guard rotation while they will also spell Monta Ellis. The Mavs are going to have one of the smallest backcourts in the NBA, so it'll be of the utmost importance that Tyson Chandler stays healthy. Nelson is only a late-round flier in standard leagues right now.
Al-Farouq Aminu SF NO 4 Hrs
The Mavericks have reached an agreement with Al-Farouq Aminu worth $2.1 million over two years, according to CSNNW.com.
They expressed interest in Aminu back on July 1 and they were finally able to get their man. The Mavs desperately need some size on the wings with their very small backcourt, so Aminu fits the bill at 6'9". This is also a big win for them after the debacle with Rashard Lewis' knee. Aminu will likely play both forward spots off the bench, but he's not going to get enough shots to matter in most fantasy leagues.
Erick Green G DEN 4 Hrs
Erick Green will sign with the Nuggets.
He was outstanding in Vegas with an effective field goal percentage of 55.1, averaging 16.6 points, 3.0 boards, 2.6 dimes, 1.2 steals and 1.4 triples. Green and backcourt mate Gary Harris complemented each other very well in Vegas, but both will have a tough time getting significant minutes. Green is likely going to be up and down in the D-League this season, but he has a chance to be the No. 3 point guard on the depth chart.
P. J. Tucker SG/SF PHO 5 Hrs
Suns sign G/F P.J. Tucker.
It's a great signing for the Suns at three years for $16.5 million. Tucker had a breakout offensive season last year, averaging a career-high 9.4 points, 6.5 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.9 triples. He saw 30.7 minutes per game last season, but that number may come down a bit given how well rookie T.J. Warren fared in Las Vegas.
Ray Allen SG MIA 7 Hrs
Ray Allen is expected to get MRIs on his legs before making a decision on his retirement.
He didn't look like a guy who was drafted in 1996 last season and it would be a surprise to see him retire at this point. Allen is getting some interest from the Cavs, Rockets and Heat as a bench scorer. He will be back in the USA on Thursday after a trip to China.
Omri Casspi SG/SF NO 8 Hrs
The Pelicans waived G/F Omri Casspi.
The writing has been on the wall for a while here with his contract becoming guaranteed on Aug. 1. Casspi had a solid preseason in Houston last season, but couldn't get his 2013-14 regular season off the ground. He'll get a camp invite somewhere.
Clint Capela PF HOU 9 Hrs
The Rockets signed Clint Capela on Wednesday.
The terms of the deal are not disclosed, but this confirms he won't be going overseas. Capela did not play at summer league and he's a bit of a wild card, but he has some length and has some potential. He'll likely be getting a lot of his run in the D-League.
Shannon Brown SG NY 9 Hrs
Knicks waive G/F Shannon Brown.
They signed him for the rest of the 2013-14 regular season back on Mar. 20 and he was on their summer league team, but he had no real chance to make the team. Brown should wind up getting a camp invite somewhere, but not doing much in summer league certainly hurts his chances of making a team.