Phil Pressey G BOS 3 days ago
Pressey will be on the Celtics' summer league roster, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.
Coach Brad Stevens confirmed that Pressey will be on the roster, but he noted that he may skip some games. The Missouri product is coming off of a sophomore season in which he averaged just 3.5 points and 2.3 assists while appearing in 50 games.
Gary Neal SG MIN 3 days ago
Neal agreed to terms Friday with the Wizards on a one-year deal that will pay him $2.1 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Neal endured a difficult season in 2014-15, spending time with the Hornets and Timberwolves. The veteran averaged 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds for Minnesota but struggled mightily in Charlotte, averaging just 9.6 points on 35.9 percent shooting. The Baltimore native will seek a fresh start near his hometown and should carve out 20 or so minutes per game off the bench on most nights.
Marco Belinelli SG SA 3 days ago
Belinelli has agreed to a three-year contract with the Kings worth $19 million, ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne reports.
This could end up bolstering Belinelli's fantasy value, at least for the 2015-16 season, as he should have a bigger role in Sacramento than he had in two years with San Antonio. The 29-year-old Italian is a career 39.2 percent three-point shooter and should push Ben McLemore for minutes at the two. When the Kings use a small lineup with Rudy Gay at the four Belinelli can also slide over to play small forward.
Robin Lopez C POR 3 days ago
Lopez and the Knicks agreed to terms Friday on a four-year, $54 million contract, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.
While the Knicks had their sights set higher this summer, Lopez is a nice addition for a team desperately in need of rim protection. While Lopez is limited as an offensive player, he's serviceable in the pick and roll and finishes well at the rim. Lopez will step in as the starting center and should see big minutes with Jason Smith as his only current backup.
Shabazz Napier PG MIA 3 days ago
Napier (hernia) is expected to play in summer league for the Heat, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Napier is still recovering from a sports hernia, but he'll travel with the team to summer league and is expected to be on the court, though probably not right away.
Devyn Marble SG/SF ORL 3 days ago
Marble (eye) has made a full recovery from surgery to repair a detached retina, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Marble missed the final 35 games of his rookie season, mainly due to the left eye injury. He's been practicing with protective eyewear and will participate on the Magic's summer league team.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 3 days ago
Matthews has agreed in principle to a four-year deal with the Mavericks, David Aldridge of TNT reports.
Despite reportedly getting a big offer from the Kings, Matthews decided late Thursday night to join the Mavericks. Matthews, who is coming off a torn Achilles, still attracted the attention of several teams on the open market. He was one of the best two-way perimeter players on the market, and it appears he'll be suiting up in a Mavericks uniform this season. TNT's David Aldridge reported that the contract amount is yet to be finalized, but it is expected to be a four-year deal.
Lavoy Allen PF IND 4 days ago
Allen signed a three-year contract with the Pacers on Thursday, Basketball Insiders reports.
The deal includes a team option for the third season, but Allen has nonetheless achieved some security for the foreseeable future. Because the Pacers are dangling Roy Hibbert on the trade front and have already lost David West, Allen could pick up a larger than expected role in the frontcourt rotation this coming season. In parts of two campaigns in Indiana, Allen has put up 4.6 points (on 47 percent shooting), 4.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assist in 15 minutes per game across 77 outings.
Marcus Morris PF PHO 4 days ago
Morris will start at small forward for the Pistons in 2015-16, MLive.com reports.
Morris, who arrived in Detroit with Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger via trade from Phoenix, will serve as the defacto mentor for 2015 first-round pick Stanley Johnson off the bat. In 35 nods with the Suns last season, Morris averaged 10.9 points (on 41 percent shooting), 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 three-pointers, and 0.7 steals in 29 minutes.
Kenyon Martin PF MIL 4 days ago
Martin retired from the NBA on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The first overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft has turned in a mere 61 appearances over the last three seasons, so his decision doesn't come as a shock. After stints with five organizations, Martin will conclude his career with averages of 12.3 points (on 48 percent shooting), 6.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 31 minutes.