Goran Dragic PG PHO 5 Days
Dragic finished Tuesday's exhibition game between Team USA and Slovenia with six points (3-11 FG, 3-5 FT, 0-2 3Pt), one assist and three turnovers in 22 minutes, USA Basketball reports.
Dragic played hard and owners this upcoming season have nothing to worry about from this game. His stat line speaks more toward the defensive prowess of Team USA than it does about the reigning Most Improved Player. Being the most talented player on his national team, Dragic fell victim to heavy defensive pressure and double teams throughout the game. That being said he did have his moments, including driving past Derrick Rose and finishing with a foul to provide some offense. However, the length and athleticism proved to be too much for the short-handed guard.
Trey McKinney-Jones G MIL 5 Days
McKinney Jones has signed with Gravelines-Dunkerque of LNB Pro A.
In 47 outings with Fort Wayne of the NBA's D-League last season, McKinney Jones posted 15.1 points (on 46.5 percent shooting), 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 threes in 33.1 minutes per game. While he failed to make enough of an impression to earn a 10-day deal, his move to Europe will remove him from scouts' sight and mind.
Marcus Denmon G SA 5 Days
Denmon has signed with Enel Brindisi of Serie A.
Denmon topped Tofas Bursa of the TBL in scoring last season, posting 13.9 points per game on 44 percent from the field across 31 contests. Moreover, he averaged 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.0 treys, and 1.3 steals in 30.6 minutes. A 2012 second-round selection of the Spurs, he'll continue his journeyman ways until he's deemed ready to handle the rigors of the NBA.
Tony Mitchell F MIL 5 Days
Mitchell has signed with Aquila Basket Trento of Serie A.
Mitchell inked a 10-day deal with the short-handed Bucks during the 2013-14 season but otherwise spent the majority of the year with Fort Wayne of the NBA's D-League. In 30 games at the latter, the 25-year-old guard averaged 20.2 points (on 43.2 percent shooting), 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 28.5 minutes.
Kenny Kadji F CLE 5 Days
Kadji has signed with Aries Trikala BC of the Greek League.
Kadji entered training camp last fall with the Cavaliers but was jettisoned before the regular season tipped off. Thereafter, the 6-10, 242 power forward split time between Germany and Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's D-League. In 19 games at the latter locale, he supplied 6.5 points (on 38 percent shooting) and 3.6 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per contest.
Terrel Harris SG POR 5 Days
Harris has signed with Maccabi Ashdod of Ligat HaAl.
In 49 games for Bakersfield of the NBA's D-League last year, Harris averaged 12.0 points (on 43 percent shooting), 4.7 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.7 threes, and 1.4 steals in 31 minutes. If he ever returns to the NBA, he has a five-game suspension awaiting him for a violation of the league's anti-drug program.
Andy Rautins G OKC 5 Days
Rautins has signed with Pallacanestro Varese of Serie A, Sportando reports.
Last season, Rautins started all 15 of his appearances for his previous squad, Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, putting up 17.6 points (on 43.8 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 3.3 treys, and 0.9 steals in 34 minutes per game. Additionally, the 27-year-old boasted stellar ability from beyond the arc, knocking down over 42 percent of his threes.
Dominic McGuire F UTA 5 Days
McGuire has signed with Hapoel Eilat of the Ligat Loto, Eurobasket.com reports.
Averaging a double-double (13.9 points and 10.4 rebounds) in 31 games with Tulsa of the NBA's D-League last year, McGuire also dished out 3.5 assists, recorded 0.8 steals, and swatted 0.8 shots in 33 minutes per game. The 6-9, 235 forward will now try his hand internationally.
Damian Lillard PG POR 5 Days
Lillard didn't make the cut for Team USA's 12-man roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, but he'll be called upon in case someone opts out at the last minute, CSN Northwest reports.
Because Derrick Rose has been limited in warmup games due to general soreness, Lillard is waiting in the wings to provide support at the point. A decision must be made by 6:30 AM ET on Friday, which marks the tournament's tip-off in Spain. If his services are required, he would likely direct the offense behind Kyrie Irving.
Kevin Murphy G UTA 5 Days
Murphy signed with the Jazz on Wednesday.
Murphy played 34 games, including 24 starts, for Idaho of the NBA's D-League this past season, recording 25.5 points (on 48.4 percent shooting), 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 three-pointers, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 35.9 minutes per outing. His scoring ability was on full display, as he achieved double-digit points 30 times, 20-plus points on 27 occasions, and 30 or more in 13 contests. However, he's likely little more than training camp fodder, acting as depth at shooting guard.