Quincy Acy F SAC 2 Days
The Kings have until Saturday to decide whether or not they will bring Quincy Acy back.
Acy has a team option for approximately $915,000 and the Kings are considering bringing back the 23-year-old forward to fill a bench role. Acy averaged 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in seven Summer League games, but his 2014-15 fantasy value would be limited if the Kings pick up his option as he'll be hard-pressed to find more playing than the 13.4 minutes that he averaged in 2013-14.
Eric Bledsoe G PHO 2 Days
The Phoenix Suns expect restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe to be part of the team when the 2014-15 season begins.
While the Suns haven't been able to find middle ground with Bledsoe and his representatives, the 24-year-old hasn't signed an offer sheet with another team either. Bledsoe could ultimately decide to accept his $3.7 million qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season, but the Suns are envisioning a three-headed backcourt monster of Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic, and Bledsoe that would make fantasy owners salivate. "We expect Goran and Eric and Isaiah to be pushing the ball up the court like they did last year," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 2 Days
Manu Ginobili (leg) said that he is no longer feeling pain in the area of his stress fracture on his right leg.
Ginobili is still hopeful that he'll be able to play in this summer's FIBA World Cup of Basketball, but has yet to make a final decision. "It does not hurt, Ginobili said. "I'm Optimistic, but I have doubts, I have fears." While the 36-year-old said he will make his decision within the next two weeks, he also added that he and Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have an agreement that he will not play in the World Cup if he is still feeling pain.
Robbie Hummel SF MIN 2 Days
Robbie Hummel re-signed with the Wolves on a one-year deal.
The Wolves didn't extend him to a qualifying offer last month, but he still received a guaranteed contract at a shade under $1 million. Hummel still hasn't been able to get his career off the ground since suffering two ACL tears at Purdue and he is unlikely to be in the rotation this season.
Shawn Marion F DAL 2 Days
The Hornets are not pursuing Shawn Marion.
The Mavericks are very unlikely to bring him back, so it's anyone's guess where he will wind up. Marion has hinted that he'd like to join a contender and now that it's already July 21 and he's without a team, money may be a lower priority.
Spencer Dinwiddie PG DET 2 Days
The Pistons have signed Spencer Dinwiddie to a three-year deal.
An ACL tear ended his time at Colorado, but Dinwiddie is a very interesting case. On top of turning down a chance to go to Harvard, Dinwiddie has a nice skill set and could crack the rotation as soon as he's healthy. He's a first-round talent and we'll be watching his rehab leading into training camp.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 2 Days
The NBA will be placing a golden stripe on the back of jerseys for the 2014-15 season to honor the franchises that have won championships, however, the Thunder organization has elected to not wear the patch commemorating Seattle's 1979 title run.
The Seattle SuperSonics won a title in 1979, however the franchise has since been relocated and renamed in Oklahoma City. "As of right now, they are not wearing it," said Christopher Arena - the NBA's vice president of outfitting, identity and equipment. "We have several teams who have a lineage that exists prior to the city that they're in... Some teams embrace that past, some teams don't. Whether it's because of ownership changes or perhaps the lineage is too great of a distance or the team nickname changed or whatever it may be, that's their decision."
Ryan Kelly F LAL 3 Days
The Lakers officially signed Ryan Kelly on Monday.
"[Kelly] did everything we asked of him as a rookie and showed great promise and potential," said GM Mitch Kupchak. Kelly had some nice stretches for the Lakers last season, but with Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle, and Ed Davis all in town, it will be very difficult for Kelly to crack the rotation. Owners can safely ignore Kelly on draft day.
Toure' Murry F NY 3 Days
The Jazz have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Toure Murry.
Murry has also met with the Heat, but regardless of where he signs, he is not on the fantasy radar in any format. Murry averaged 2.7 points through 51 games with the Knicks during the 2013-14 season.
Evan Turner SG/SF IND 3 Days
The Celtics are reportedly finalizing a deal with unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.