Ryan Hollins C SAC 1 Day
Hollins has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Kings, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Hollins will offer Sacramento depth at center, likely slotting in behind DeMarcus Cousins on the depth chart. He could be a source of moderate blocks in deeper leagues, but for the most part he should go undrafted for the 2014-15 season.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Day
Hickson (knee) has been suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug Program, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Hickson is already attempting to come back from tearing his right ACL back in March, so his suspension marks another reason why he'll miss at least five games this season. While Hickson hopes to be ready for training camp, the timetable for returning from ACL surgery is usually fluctuates, so it's unclear when to expect the big man back on the court. Nonetheless, Hickson will miss at least five games for his drug policy violation.
Josh Davis PF MEM 1 Day
Davis and the Spurs agreed to a non-guaranteed contract, bringing the Spurs' training camp roster to 18 players, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Davis was undrafted out of San Diego State, but his solid performance in the Las Vegas Summer League earned him an invitation to the Spurs' NBA training camp. He will have to continue to impress if he hopes to acquire a guaranteed contract in the NBA.
Eric Moreland F SAC 1 Day
Moreland is making progress with Kings, as the 22-year old claims he has added close to 20 pounds this offseason with more to go, NBA.com reports.
Although Moreland went undrafted in June, he impressed the Kings' front office with his college career, setting the Oregon State school record of blocked shots (184), and with his success with the Kings' summer league team, averaging 3.5 points off the bench over six games, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game. If he continues to show that kind of production in the NBA, Moreland will be an up-and-coming player to watch.
Festus Ezeli C GS 1 Day
Ezeli (knee) is still not 100 percent healthy after being sidelined by a knee injury for the entire 2013-14 NBA season, the SFGate reports.
Ezeli was set to play in July in the Las Vegas Summer League, but was unable to due to shin inflammation. He's confident that he'll return to full participation once training camp begins, showing signs that he will be ready to contribute to the team once the season starts.
Kyle Singler SF DET 2 Days
Singler has been told to study the power-forward playbook for the Pistons in case coach Stan Van Gundy wants to play the small forward at power forward in some smaller lineups, the Pistons' official site reports.
Singler is a rangy small forward who lacks physical girth, which is one reason why he spent a lot of time at shooting guard over the last two seasons. With Van Gundy taking over as the Pistons' head coach this season and Jodie Meeks coming to the team in free agency, it's expected that Singler will spend most of his time at small forward this season and occasionally receive exploratory minutes as a stretch four. At 6-8, 230 pounds, Singler has the length to play an undersized power forward, but he would give up a lot on defense if asked to defend a traditional power forward.
Seth Curry G ORL 2 Days
Curry will participate with the Orlando Magic during training camp, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Curry would be a long shot to make the roster, as the Magic already have 14 guaranteed contracts and need to decide Dewayne Dedmon's fate. The 24-year-old guard played five games with the Magic during the Orlando Pro Summer league, then went on to play for the Phoenix Suns in the Las Vegas summer league, compiling 10.0 points per game throughout his summer league tour and knocking down 37 percent of his three-pointers. While the Magic would like to keep Curry on their D-League roster, his rights currently belong to the Santa Cruz Warriors, requiring a trade in order to retain his services.
E'Twaun Moore SG CHI 2 Days
Moore signed with the Bulls on Tuesday, Sportando
The former Purdue star appeared in 79 games for the Magic last season, averaging 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.1 minutes. He joins a Bulls team that already features Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks at the point guard spot, so Moore will likely provide depth more than anything else. However, at 6-4, he's also capable of playing shooting guard, so he'll compete for reserve minutes at both backcourt.
Deron Williams PG BKN 3 Days
Williams insists that his ankles feel better than ever after having surgery in the offseason and plans to attend training camp 100 percent healthy for the first time during his three years with the Nets, the New York Post reports.
Williams has been plagued with injuries during his tenure in Brooklyn, but his current disposition seems to suggest that he could be turning over a new leaf for his 2014-15 campaign. Limited to just 64 games last season with the ankle issues, the 30-year-old believes that his offseason surgery will allow him to bounce back towards his once exceptional play at point guard. While a long grueling season will be the ultimate determinant of Williams' viability, his new-found optimism is encouraging for his potential owners.
Kevin Garnett PF/C BKN 3 Days
Garnett will start at power forward this season, according to head coach Lionel Hollins, the New York Post reports.
The Nets aren't very deep at power forward, and starting Garnett will likely be more of a formality than anything else. He played only 21 minutes per game last season and doesn't figure to exceed that average this season, especially given the development of Mason Plumlee, who is coming off of an impressive summer with Team USA. Hollins is notorious for favoring veterans over young players, but Garnett is 38 years old and likely won't hold much fantasy value regardless of whether or not he starts.