Jason Terry G HOU 3 Days
Terry was officially traded to the Rockets on Wednesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Rockets also acquired two second-round draft picks from the Sacramento Kings for Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a trade exception. Terry, the league's Sixth Man of the Year in 2009 and 2011, averaged a career-low 4.5 points in 35 games for the Brooklyn Nets last season before being traded to Sacramento at the trade deadline. The 37-year-old veteran didn't play a single game for the Kings as he recovered from a left knee injury. Terry joins a crowded Houston backcourt and will compete for back-up minutes with Troy Daniels, Isaiah Canaan, Ish Smith and Nick Johnson.
Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 3 Days
Casspi signed with the Kings on Thursday, The Sacramento Bee reports.
Casspi spent two seasons in Sacramento after the Kings drafted him in the first round of the 2009 Draft. In fact, with combined averages of 9.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 3PM, Casspi's first pair of seasons were the best of his five-year career to date. Nonetheless, the Israeli played just 18 minutes per game for the Rockets last season, so he'll have to re-establish himself to earn minutes at small forward during his second stint with the Kings.
Xavier Henry G LAL 4 Days
Henry (knee) is rehabilitating through basketball activities but is yet to return to five-on-five action, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
Henry's recovery from offseason knee surgery is moving along relatively slowly, but the good news is his ailing wrist is now at 100 percent. The Kansas product may be limited in training camp, but he should be a full go when the regular season rolls around. Henry was effective when in the lineup last season, but he missed 39 games due to various injuries.
Carl Landry PF SAC 4 Days
Landry (knee) is still not 100 percent, NBA.com reports. "Right now, I'm trying to get back to 100-percent and I would say that I'm almost there � I'm very close," Landry said.
Landry returned to the Kings last season after a stint with the Warriors but was hampered by injuries throughout the year. He appeared in only 18 games, as a torn hip flexor and torn meniscus limited his availability. Once fully healthy, he may require some time to shake off the rust, but expect a much more productive season from the former Purdue star.
Micheal Eric PF/C ORL 4 Days
Eric signed a minimum-salary deal with the Bucks earlier this week, Sportando reports.
Eric has spent time in the D-League since going undrafted in 2012. He's fairly limited as a prospect and stands little chance of making the final roster. Eric will likely serve as an extra triaining camp body.
Andrew Wiggins SG MIN 4 Days
Coach Fip Saunders was noncommittal when asked if Wiggins will open the season as a starter, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Wolves shook up their roster this offseason, dealing Kevin Love to the Cavs in a deal that brought Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota. At this point, it's difficult to envision Wiggins, one of the most-hyped prospects in recent memory, starting the season on the bench, but it's possible Saunders could opt to go with veteran Kevin Martin as the starting shooting guard. Whether he starts or not, Wiggins should see plenty of playing time as the featured attraction for what figures to be a lackluster T'Wolves team.
Gustavo Ayon PF/C ATL 4 Days
Contrary to earlier reports, Ayon is apparently deciding between offers from the Spurs and Shandong in China, Shams Charania of RealGM reports.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced claiming that Ayon had agreed to a multi-year deal with Real Madrid in Spain, but it now appears he's mulling a return to the NBA. It's unknown when he'll make his decision, but San Antonio seems like an ideal destination for the veteran big man to revive his career after a down season with the Hawks.
Jordan Crawford G GS 4 Days
Crawford has signed with the Xingiang Flying Tigers in China, NBC Sports reports.
Crawford began last season with the Celtics, where he flourished in a consistent role, averaging 14.2 points and 5.5 assists per game. With his stock up, the struggling Celtics dealt him to Golden State, but his game, and confidence, began to flounder while stuck behind Stephen Curry. He appeared in 42 games for the Warriors, averaging 8.4 points in just 15.7 minutes per game. While Crawford drew considerable NBA interest this summer, he'll head to China where he'll step into a featured role.
Ryan Hollins C SAC 4 Days
Hollins has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Kings, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Hollins will offer Sacramento depth at center, likely slotting in behind DeMarcus Cousins on the depth chart. He could be a source of moderate blocks in deeper leagues, but for the most part he should go undrafted for the 2014-15 season.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 4 Days
Hickson (knee) has been suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug Program, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Hickson is already attempting to come back from tearing his right ACL back in March, so his suspension marks another reason why he'll miss at least five games this season. While Hickson hopes to be ready for training camp, the timetable for returning from ACL surgery is usually fluctuates, so it's unclear when to expect the big man back on the court. Nonetheless, Hickson will miss at least five games for his drug policy violation.