P. J. Tucker SG/SF PHO 23 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 1 Day
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 1 Day
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 1 Day
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 1 Day
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.
Andrew Wiggins SG CLE 1 Day
The Cavs expect to receive Andrew Wiggins' signed contract on Thursday.
That will start the clock for the Cavs to trade him within 30 days. They are obviously positioning themselves to make a move based on Tuesday's deal of acquiring three non-guaranteed deals in exchange for Carrick Felix, so Wiggins could wind up on the Wolves. Of course, they're saying Wiggins isn't available.
Taj Gibson PF/C CHI 1 Day
Taj Gibson said he was never told he'd start and would have no problem coming off the bench.
The Bulls have a good problem to have with too many big men, and all of them are capable of playing power forward. With Pau Gasol likely to start, Gibson projects as a second-unit guy and he probably won't be eating up the majority of the fourth-quarter minutes at power forward like last season. Things were really looking up for a Gibson breakout a few weeks ago, but that seems a bit more unlikely now.
Aaron Brooks PG CHI 1 Day
Bulls sign G Aaron Brooks.
The deal had been reported last week and became official for the third-string point guard. "You never know what's going to happen," Brooks said. "I enjoyed some success this past year when I got the opportunity to play. I think they just want me to come in, work hard, and help push everyone." He won't be worth drafting in almost any league.
Joe Harris SG CLE 1 Day
Cavs sign G Joe Harris.
It's a three-year deal for a total of $2.7 million. The Cavs could wind up with a shallow team due to having so much money committed to their starting lineup, but Harris is still very unlikely to make it into the rotation.
Monta Ellis G DAL 1 Day
The Mavericks are expected to rotate their three veteran point guards and have Raymond Felton and Jameer Nelson spell Monta Ellis at shooting guard as well.
In other words, the Mavericks will have a lot of two-point guard lineups this season. That should help them run an uptempo pace. Yes, that means Raymond Felton will have to be in shape, which is a story we hear about like clockwork every offseason. Ellis is still set up for a big role with the Mavericks and should be one of the better shooting guards in fantasy hoops.