Gerald Wallace F BOS 8 hours ago
Wallace was traded to the Warriors on Tuesday in exchange for David Lee, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
Wallace is basically viewed as a contract at this point in his career, and he'll likely be waived by the Warriors via the stretch provision, which will enable Golden State to reduce Wallace's annual cap hit. Assuming that's what happens, the veteran will look to catch on with another team in hopes of filling a reserve forward role.
Meyers Leonard C POR 8 hours ago
Leonard is a part of the Blazers' summer league squad, the team's official site reports.
Leonard's presence on the roster is a surprise considering his proclamation that he wouldn't take part in his fourth summer league in a row. He may merely participate in practice, while sitting out games, but clarification, one way or another, will likely come down from the Blazers' brass before tip off Saturday against the Celtics in Las Vegas.
Charlie Villanueva PF DAL 9 hours ago
Villanueva and the Mavs agreed to terms on a one-year, minimum deal for next season, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Villanueva made the Mavs' roster on an unguaranteed deal last fall, and he went on to appear in 64 games, averaging 6.3 points and 1.3 made threes per game. He'll return in what will likely be a similar role this season, serving as a reserve forward capable of stepping out and being a threat from the perimeter.
Aaron Brooks PG CHI 9 hours ago
Brooks and the Bulls agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year deal, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Brooks will return to Chicago on a one-year deal after appearing in all 82 games last season and averaging 11.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. With Derrick Rose returning as the unquestioned starting point guard, Brooks will again slot in as the backup.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 9 hours ago
Ginobili will re-sign with the Spurs on a two-year, $5.7 million deal, RealGM reports.
Ginobili announced Monday that he would be back next season, and we now have details on his contract. The second year will be a player option, so Ginobili, 37, has apparently not decided whether 2015-16 will be his final NBA season.
Grant Jerrett PF UTA 11 hours ago
Jerrett exited Monday's summer league contest due to a dislocated right shoulder.
Jerrett started at power forward and played 13 minutes before injuring himself on a block attempt. His availability moving forward is unknown, but it's a good bet the Jazz will proceed with caution.
Zach LaVine PG MIN 12 hours ago
LaVine expects to play more shooting guard this upcoming season, the Pioneer Press reports.
LaVine was the primary ballhandler during his rookie season following Ricky Rubio's ankle injury and Mo Williams' trade to the Hornets. With Rubio on track to return, and the Tyus Jones' selection in the NBA draft, LaVine will need to bulk up and improve upon his 33-percent mark on jump shots during his rookie campaign. The position change and minutes crunch will likely depress his fantasy value, but on the bright side, LaVine converted 38 percent of his three-pointers after the All-Star break last year.
Julius Randle PF LAL 12 hours ago
Randle (leg) has lost 15 pounds and developed a mid-range game, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Randle is set to play in the Las Vegas Summer League commencing Friday. He believes he can play all over the court due to his newfound range and doesn't believe in delineating between small forward and power forward. The 19-year-old sophomore will likely compete with Brandon Bass for a starting role this Fall.
Kevin Garnett PF/C MIN 12 hours ago
Garnett has agreed to terms with the Wolves on a contract for the 2015-16 season, ESPN reports.
As expected, the veteran will return to Minnesota for what will likely be his final NBA season. Garnett will tie Kevin Willis and Robert Parish for most seasons played (21), though he isn't likely to be a major factor for a young Timberwolves team. After coming over from Brooklyn midway through last season, Garnett played only a handful of games before sitting out the final 21 contests.
Rodney Hood SG/SF UTA 13 hours ago
Hood (shoulder) provided 23 points (9-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 29 minutes during Monday's summer league opener.
Hood was held out of practice leading up to the Jazz's first summer league game due to a sore left shoulder. His inclusion in the starting lineup and subsequent offensive performance should alleviate concerns about any lingering pain.