Jabari Brown G LAL 3 weeks ago
Brown (eye) made his summer league debut after missing the first two games due to a laceration in his left eye. He supplied a team-high 20 points (5-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 8-11 FT), three steals, and one rebound in 28 minutes against the Knicks' summer league squad.
Brown emerged late in the 2014-15 season and garnered playing time on an injured Lakers roster. In 19 games, all played post-All-Star break, Brown compiled 11.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.2 three-pointers in 29.9 minutes per game. His contract is unguaranteed this upcoming season, and playing time will likely be sporadic in the Lakers' backcourt.
Dante Exum PG UTA 3 weeks ago
Exum (ankle) packed on 10 pounds of muscle since the end of his rookie season, Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reports.
Exum, who's missed the last four summer games due to a sprained left ankle, is noticeably larger. In his one summer league bout, he attempted 10 free throws, 22 less than he launched during his first year. He was extremely tentative as a rookie, rarely attacking the basket, and instead, Exum stood in the corner and launched threes. The new bulk and fermenting aggression will be a blissful sight for those clutching to Exum in keeper leagues.
C.J. Miles SG/SF IND 3 weeks ago
Miles will compete with Chase Budinger for the starting small forward position, Candace Buckner of the IndyStar reports.
Miles started 31 of the final 32 games when coach Vogel decided to bring Rodney Stuckey off the bench. During that stretch, he provided 14.8 points and 2.5 three-pointers in 28.1 minutes per contest. Now that the Pacers have acquired Monta Ellis and plan to use Paul George at power forward, the incumbent Miles will have to fend off Budinger in order to retain his role.
Chase Budinger SF IND 3 weeks ago
Budinger was acquired to compete for the starting small forward spot, Candace Buckner of the IndyStar reports.
Budinger will battle with C.J. Miles if he's to earn a role in the starting rotation. In 23 games after the All-Star break last season, he provided 11.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.2 three-pointers in 24.6 minutes per game.
Henry Walker SG/SF MIA 3 weeks ago
Walker (ankle) will not play in Monday's Las Vegas Summer League game, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Walker has yet to play this summer, missing every single one of the Heat's Orlando Summer League games as well. Considering these are mostly meaningless outings, the Heat aren't going to take any chances and push Walker to prematurely return. There's a very good chance he's held out of the rest of the summer, which is a tough blow for a player fighting for a roster spot.
Tony Wroten PG PHI 3 weeks ago
Wroten (knee) is expected to return at the start of the regular season, the Philly Inquirer reports.
It was previously reported that everything was going well for Wroten, so this is further confirmation that he's still on track in his recovery. Wroten tore his knee in January and then went on to have surgery in early-February, therefore ending his 2014-15 season. As soon as he's able to return, look for Wroten to battle Isaiah Canaan for the starting point guard position barring any other free agent pickups or trades.
Quincy Miller SF BKN 3 weeks ago
Miller (nose) has been traded to the Nets in exchange for Steve Blake, Shams Charania of RealGM reports.
Miller split last season with both the Kings and Pistons. He only played in a combined 10 games between the two, averaging 2.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.5 blocks over 12 minutes. Miller could have a tough time finding minutes in Brooklyn though, as Joe Johnson and rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will likely see the majority of the time on the court. Miller has one year left on his contract.
Steve Blake PG DET 3 weeks ago
Blake has been traded to the Pistons in exchange for Quincy Miller, Shams Charania of RealGM reports.
Blake was traded to the Nets during the 2015 NBA Draft, but he'll now be shipped to the Pistons. Blake will still have a tough time getting meaningful minutes though, as he'll be behind the likes of Reggie Jackson, Brandon Jennings and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the backcourt. During the 2014-15 season, Blake finished with averages 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.5 assists over 19 minutes per game. He has one year left on his deal, so Blake will become a unrestricted free agent following the upcoming season.
Cory Jefferson PF BKN 3 weeks ago
Jefferson was waived by the Nets on Monday, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports.
Jefferson would have received guaranteed money if he wasn't waived by Wednesday, so the Nets decided to let him go and move on. Jefferson dealt with some tendinitis issues in his left ankle during the 2015 NBA Summer League, but he'll still likely receive an invite to some team's training camp as the season approaches. Even if he makes a team heading into the season, he likely won't provide much in terms of fantasy value. As a rookie for the Nets, Jefferson posted averages of 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds over 11 minutes per game.
Doug McDermott SF CHI 3 weeks ago
McDermott has added 10 pounds since the start of his rookie season and believes he can play power forward, NBA.com reports.
McDermott is looking to build upon a rookie season marred by injury and lack of playing time. He's a weight room junkie now after barely squatting 50 pounds when entering the league. Through two summer league games, he's averaging a team-high 15.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. The Bulls possess a stacked frontcourt, but if coach Hoiberg wants to play a spread offense, McDermott and Nikola Mirotic could see the fair share of minutes at power forward.