Carlos Boozer PF LAL 1 Day
Boozer appears to the frontrunner to be the starter at power forward on opening night, NBA.com reports.
Boozer is in the driver's seat to be the opening night starter at power forward, with rookie Julius Randle looking likely to come off the bench. Boozer played just 28 minutes per game last season in his worst performance since his rookie season and his fantasy value is limited to contributions in points and rebounds.
Earl Barron C NY 2 Days
Barron has accepted an invitation to Suns training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, Azcentral Sports reports.
The seven-year NBA veteran returns to Phoenix, where he played 12 games during the 2010-2011 season. With a lot of incumbent players ahead of Barron, it isn't likely that he will see any action, much less make the team. The veteran may have been brought on the team to help the younger players as an experienced competitor, but it is unlikely that he will provide any fantasy value this season.
Goran Dragic PG PHO 2 Days
Dragic finished Tuesday's exhibition game between Team USA and Slovenia with six points (3-11 FG, 3-5 FT, 0-2 3Pt), one assist and three turnovers in 22 minutes, USA Basketball reports.
Dragic played hard and owners this upcoming season have nothing to worry about from this game. His stat line speaks more toward the defensive prowess of Team USA than it does about the reigning Most Improved Player. Being the most talented player on his national team, Dragic fell victim to heavy defensive pressure and double teams throughout the game. That being said he did have his moments, including driving past Derrick Rose and finishing with a foul to provide some offense. However, the length and athleticism proved to be too much for the short-handed guard.
Trey McKinney-Jones G MIL 2 Days
McKinney Jones has signed with Gravelines-Dunkerque of LNB Pro A.
In 47 outings with Fort Wayne of the NBA's D-League last season, McKinney Jones posted 15.1 points (on 46.5 percent shooting), 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 threes in 33.1 minutes per game. While he failed to make enough of an impression to earn a 10-day deal, his move to Europe will remove him from scouts' sight and mind.
Marcus Denmon G SA 2 Days
Denmon has signed with Enel Brindisi of Serie A.
Denmon topped Tofas Bursa of the TBL in scoring last season, posting 13.9 points per game on 44 percent from the field across 31 contests. Moreover, he averaged 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.0 treys, and 1.3 steals in 30.6 minutes. A 2012 second-round selection of the Spurs, he'll continue his journeyman ways until he's deemed ready to handle the rigors of the NBA.
Tony Mitchell F MIL 2 Days
Mitchell has signed with Aquila Basket Trento of Serie A.
Mitchell inked a 10-day deal with the short-handed Bucks during the 2013-14 season but otherwise spent the majority of the year with Fort Wayne of the NBA's D-League. In 30 games at the latter, the 25-year-old guard averaged 20.2 points (on 43.2 percent shooting), 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 28.5 minutes.
Kenny Kadji F CLE 2 Days
Kadji has signed with Aries Trikala BC of the Greek League.
Kadji entered training camp last fall with the Cavaliers but was jettisoned before the regular season tipped off. Thereafter, the 6-10, 242 power forward split time between Germany and Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's D-League. In 19 games at the latter locale, he supplied 6.5 points (on 38 percent shooting) and 3.6 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per contest.
Terrel Harris SG POR 2 Days
Harris has signed with Maccabi Ashdod of Ligat HaAl.
In 49 games for Bakersfield of the NBA's D-League last year, Harris averaged 12.0 points (on 43 percent shooting), 4.7 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.7 threes, and 1.4 steals in 31 minutes. If he ever returns to the NBA, he has a five-game suspension awaiting him for a violation of the league's anti-drug program.
Andy Rautins G OKC 2 Days
Rautins has signed with Pallacanestro Varese of Serie A, Sportando reports.
Last season, Rautins started all 15 of his appearances for his previous squad, Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, putting up 17.6 points (on 43.8 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 3.3 treys, and 0.9 steals in 34 minutes per game. Additionally, the 27-year-old boasted stellar ability from beyond the arc, knocking down over 42 percent of his threes.
Dominic McGuire F UTA 2 Days
McGuire has signed with Hapoel Eilat of the Ligat Loto, Eurobasket.com reports.
Averaging a double-double (13.9 points and 10.4 rebounds) in 31 games with Tulsa of the NBA's D-League last year, McGuire also dished out 3.5 assists, recorded 0.8 steals, and swatted 0.8 shots in 33 minutes per game. The 6-9, 235 forward will now try his hand internationally.