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.
Tibor Pleiss C UTA 2 weeks ago
Pleiss signed a multi-year deal with the Jazz.
Per team rules, the exact numbers were not released by the Jazz. The team earned the rights to Pleiss during the 2010 NBA Draft and was able to move to the United States after his contract with FC Barcelona ended. Pleiss will likely not see playing time immediately, as he will have to compete with Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Trevor Booker.
Luc Mbah a Moute F SAC 2 weeks ago
Mbah a Moute signed a deal with the Kings on Tuesday.
This will be Mbah a Moute's second time with the franchise, as he appeared in nine games for the team in 2013 before being traded away to Minnesota. The 28-year-old is not much of an offensive threat, but defensively, he is one of the better all-around defenders in the league. Rudy Gay has firmly established himself as Sacramento's starting swingman, but Mbah a Moute should serve solidly as a defensive stopper off the bench, even if he won't give you much in the box score.
Perry Jones F BOS 2 weeks ago
Jones was traded to the Celtics on Tuesday, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.
It doesn't appear Boston had to give up anything but a second round pick and money, as this was salary dump to save money for the Thunder. Jones is a lengthy, versatile player who can play on the wing as well as on the block, but given the depth in the Celtics' frontcourt, it may be hard for 23-year-old to come across many minutes next season. In just 43 games with Oklahoma City last season, Jones averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in nearly 15 minutes per game.
Thomas Robinson PF BKN 2 weeks ago
Robinson tore the meniscus in his right knee and will have surgery on Wednesday, Andrew Keh of The New York Times reports.
Robinson signed a new two-year deal with the Nets, and given that the tear is reportedly a small one, it appears that he won't be held out for too long. Entering the season, it is expected that Robinson will serve as Thaddeus Young's backup at the power forward position.
JaKarr Sampson F PHI 2 weeks ago
Sampson has added 13 pounds of muscle during the offseason and possesses aspirations of playing power forward this season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Sampson, the quintessential jack-of-all-trades, master of none, has been competing with the Sixers during their summer league circuit. Through two games, he's shooting 8-of-28 from the field and scoring 11.0 points in 27 minutes per game. He still has room for improvement, and should the Sixers enter the season with lacking point guard depth, Sampson will moonlight as the team's primary ballhandler.
Nick Calathes G MEM 2 weeks ago
Calathes signed a three-year. $7 million deal with the Greek basketball club Panathinaikos on Tuesday.
While Calathes did officially sign the deal, he does have an NBA out clause until July 15, giving him the opportunity to strike a deal with a team until then. However, the more likely scenario is that Calathes doesn't receive many competitive offers and goes through with playing overseas, where he will likely serve a much larger role. In 58 games with the Grizzlies last season, Calathes averaged 4.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in just over 14 minutes per game.
Quincy Pondexter SF NOP 2 weeks ago
Pondexter (knee) expects to be healthy by the start of training camp, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Pondexter underwent arthroscopic surgery in May on his left knee. He's recently spent time watching the summer league squad and catching up with assistant coach Darren Erman. The new offense installed by head coach Alvin Gentry will push the pace, and Erman has been going over the defensive coverages with Pondexter.
Eric Gordon SG NOP 2 weeks ago
Gordon has shed 10 pounds since the end of last season, the Times-Picayune reports.
Gordon will enter camp the proverbial favorite for the starting shooting guard spot. With coach Alvin Gentry and his uptempo offensive system in tow, Gordon will aim to build upon his career-high 44 percent three-point accuracy from last season. However, the coaching staff has already confirmed they'll keep a close eye on Gordon in order to keep him healthy the entire season. That may include limiting his playing time and occasionally resting him. He hasn't played more than 64 games since his rookie season.