Dante Cunningham PF MIN 8 Days
A charge of felony domestic assault from an incident with a woman sharing his home in April was dropped against Cunningham, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Based on further investigation, there is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense," Hennepin County, Minn. Attorney Michael Freeman wrote.
Cunningham was able to play with the Timberwolves after the initial charges. He was also arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats for allegedly violating a court order that barred him from contacting the woman, but those charges were never filed against him. It looks like Cunningham will be clear of any legal issues related to the incident. He's an unrestricted free agent and there have been no signs Minnesota plans to re-sign him.
David Lee PF/C GS 9 Days
Lee has resumed working out after having "minor" surgery in June to mend a core muscle, the CSN Bay Area reports.
The Warriors are saying Lee will be ready to go when training camp kicks off Sept. 29.
Andrew Bogut C GS 9 Days
Bogut has "completely recovered" from a rib injury and is expected to be a full participant when training camp opens Sept. 29, according to the team, CSN Bay Area reports.
As recently as June, Bogut said the ribs were still bothersome and was taking medication. He's spent most of the summer at home in Australia, but had been limited in the ability to workout, particularly in the upper body. It now appears Bogut will be ready to roll come October.
Jarnell Stokes PF MEM 9 Days
Stokes signed a three-year deal with the Grizzlies on Monday, the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery reports.
Memphis traded for Stokes, who the Utah Jazz drafted with the 35th overall pick this past June, on draft day, and he was impressive in summer league play. The Grizzlies have a clear need for production at the small forward spot, with Tayshaun Prince and Vince Carter both on the downward swing of their careers, but Stokes probably won't see many minutes right away.
Derrick Rose PG CHI 9 Days
Rose received a "planned light day" Monday, and was absent from the Team USA scrimmage that was broadcast on TV, while he was icing his knee, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
While the team is calling it a planned off day for Rose, one can't help but get a little nervous, and maybe even a little crestfallen, especially if you're a Bulls fan or own him in a dynasty league. He returned to action at the United Center on Saturday night, and it's quite possible that he tweaked his knee during that outing. His surgeries and inability to return to action over the past couple seasons have been well documented, and there's no doubt that drafting Rose in fantasy this season is a high-risk/high-reward proposition.
Anthony Randolph PF/C ORL 9 Days
Randolph has signed with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of Russia, Sportando reports.
Randolph averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Nuggets last season, but has already played for four teams in his six-year career. Still just 25 years old, Randolph will look to revive his career in Russia, with the hope of one day returning the NBA as a more finished product.
Toney Douglas G MIA 9 Days
Douglas will play in the Chinese Basketball Association this upcoming season, Sportando reports.
Douglas spent time last season with both the Warriors and Heat, but failed to cement a role in either team's rotation. With minimal interest during free agency this summer, Douglas will reportedly sign for either the Shanghai Sharks or Sichuan Blue Whales in China. Should he impress, it's possible Douglas could land on an NBA roster ahead of the playoffs, although that probably represents the best-case scenario for the declining reserve guard.
DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 10 Days
Cousins (knee) is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Dominican Republic, Sean Cunningham of News10 Sacramento reports.
This is obviously good news for Cousins, since it means he should be fully healthy by the time the NBA season rolls around. He has a good chance of making the final roster for Team USA for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but it's still a good idea to keep an eye on him moving forward to make sure his knee isn't bothering him.
Shawn Marion F CLE 10 Days
Marion will sign with the Cavaliers, ESPN.com reports. Marion could have taken more money to sign with the Pacers, but the lure of another championship and playing with LeBron James was to much to give up.
Marion has spent the last five seasons with the Mavericks and has averaged at least 10.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in each season. He has also started every game in which he appeared over the last three seasons - a situation that is likely to change for the 36 year old. Marion will likely be a defensive reserve and a small forward backup to James.
Nando De Colo G TOR 11 Days
De Colo suffered a hand injury Saturday in Ukraine and will be unable to compete for his national team France in the FIBA World Cup this summer, Catch and Shoot reports.
De Colo won't be a factor in fantasy this upcoming season since he decided to sign a contract in Russia with CSKA Moskow. While it's still possible that he makes a comeback stateside in the future, his hand injury should be long healed by then.