Kevin Durant SF OKC 2 weeks ago
Durant (foot) has resumed running, which is the third stage of his recovery process, SiriusXM NBA Radio reports.
Durant started taking jump shots a couple weeks ago, and he's now made it to the next stage of his recovery. The next step, presumably, is to participate in drills that involve making cuts. He hopes to resume full basketball activities at the beginning of August, but it shouldn't make much of a difference if he misses the target date by a week or two. All signs point to Durant being ready for training camp, though the serious nature of his March surgery means the situation is still worth keeping a close eye on.
Jordan Adams SG MEM 2 weeks ago
Adams averaged 16.0 points (34% FG, 18% 3Pt, 90% FT), 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 2.3 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 33 minutes per game during four games at the Orlando Summer League.
Adams started all four games, and though he struggled with his shot, he got to the free throw line enough to salvage his stat lines. Having struggled with turnovers in the past, it was nice to see him average just 1.5 giveaways a game, but he gambled a lot on the other end, and looked disinterested at times defensively. In a crowded wing rotation, Adams still has work to do if he's hoping to earn the nod over the veterans ahead of him on the Grizzlies' depth chart.
Russ Smith SG MEM 2 weeks ago
Smith recorded 14.8 points (50% FG, 33% 3Pt, 82% FT), 2.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 3.2 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 29 minutes per game during five games at the Orlando Summer League.
This was precisely the kind of summer league showing the 24-year-old point guard needed to have. Smith started four of the five games, and despite his 2.6 turnover per game average, he was dominant. However, with the Grizzlies opting to pick up Beno Udrih's 2015-16 option, he will have to do some leapfrogging if he's going to earn enough minutes to be worthy of much consideration in fantasy.
Jarnell Stokes PF MEM 2 weeks ago
Stokes averaged 12.0 points (55% FG, 72% FT), 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 28 minutes per game during five games at the Orlando Summer League.
Stokes started all five contests, and despite committing 2.4 turnovers per game, it was a solid summer league showing for the soon-to-be sophomore. If Stokes can become more comfortable offensively heading into the 2015-16 season, it's possible he'll find his way into the Grizzlies' regular rotation, something he was unable to accomplish as a rookie.
Alexey Shved G NYK 2 weeks ago
Shved signed a three-year contract with the Russian club Khimki Moscow, baksetball reporter David Pick reports.
The deal reportedly includes an opt-out if Shved decides he'd like to come back to the NBA, so he'll still be an option for teams to look into as the free agency period continues. Shved is coming off the best season of his career after being traded from the Rockets to the Knicks mid-season. With the Knicks, Shved played in 16 games, finishing with averages of 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.9 steals over 26 minutes per game. With no NBA teams showing interest, Shved will head home to Russia, where he grew up and started his professional career.
Phil Pressey G BOS 2 weeks ago
Pressey was waived by the Celtics on Wednesday, the Boston Globe reports.
Pressey's contract was about to become guaranteed, but the Celtics decided to let him go instead of keeping him on the roster. Pressey spent the first two seasons of his career with the Celtics. During the 2014-15 season, he played in 50 games, finishing with averages of 3.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.6 steals over 12 minutes per game. Pressey could find himself in another teams' training camp, otherwise we could see him start the 2015-16 season in the D-League.
Pierre Jackson PG PHI 2 weeks ago
Jackson signed with the 76ers, he announced on Instagram.
Jackson has been playing on the 76ers' summer league team and dealing with an Achilles injury this past week. On Saturday, he scored 15 points and added two rebounds and an assist. Jackson missed all of last season with the Achilles injury, but his recovery seems to be going well where he should be fully healthy for opening night.
Deron Williams PG DAL 2 weeks ago
Williams is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Mavericks, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
The deal is reportedly worth $10 million and includes a player option for the second season. Williams averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. After losing Rajon Rondo, the Mavericks were looking to add another point guard to the rotation.
Aaron Brooks PG CHI 2 weeks ago
Brooks signed a one-year deal with the Bulls.
Brooks appeared in all 82 regular season games, but with Derrick Rose expected to be healthy next season, Brooks will remain in a backup role with the Bulls
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago
Dunleavy signed a new contract with the Bulls Tuesday, Jessica Camerato of Basketball Insiders reports.
Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the deal was three years and $15 million. Despite a drop in minutes last season, he averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 29 minutes per game. Dunleavy should remain a valuable asset to the Bulls organization for three more years.