Davon Reed
Thu 8/5/21 6:37 PM

Reed was a late addition to the Nuggets' Summer League roster Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
After some short stints in the NBA in 2017 and 2018, the 26-year-old played in the G League and most recently for the Taiwanese club Taoyuan Pilots.

Jimmer Fredette
Thu 8/5/21 6:35 PM

Fredette was added to the Nuggets' Summer League roster Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
The sharpshooter will have another chance to prove himself on the NBA level after playing overseas for the last six years. Fredette played for the Shanghai Sharks last season averaging 26.9 points, 6.4 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Jordan Bell
Thu 8/5/21 5:49 PM

Bell was added to the Hawks' Summer League roster Thursday, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 26-year-old spent most of his time in the G League this past season but did see action in six games for the Warriors and Wizards. In those games, he averaged 2.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

George Hill
Thu 8/5/21 5:03 PM

Hill officially cleared waivers Thursday and is set to sign a two-year, $8 million contract with the Bucks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Sixers waived Hill earlier in the week, and it was quickly reported that the veteran guard planned to return to Milwaukee, where he spent part of the 2018-19 season and the entire 2019-20 campaign. Injuries limited the 35-year-old to just 30 appearances between the Thunder and Sixers last season, but he still managed to shoot 48.2 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from three. Hill will bring reliable depth to the defending champs, for whom he averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 made threes (46.0% 3PT) per game two seasons ago.

Lou Williams
Thu 8/5/21 2:37 PM

Williams agreed Thursday to a one-year, $5 million contract to stay with the Hawks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The three-time Sixth Man of the Year will sign a contract with Atlanta after being dealt there last season. After joining the Hawks, the veteran guard averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 21.0 minutes. He could be in for a similar role next season, though Atlanta isn't short on guard depth, so it's possible he sees a reduction in minutes in his age 35 season.

Frank Kaminsky
Thu 8/5/21 2:15 PM

Kaminsky agreed Thursday to return to the Suns on a one-year contract, independent NBA writer Marc Stein reports.
EDGE Analysis
Kaminsky helped play a depth role in the frontcourt for the Suns, though he was essentially ousted from the rotation once the playoffs began. In his 47 appearances last season, he averaged 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.2 minutes. The addition of JaVale McGee and potential emergence of second-year big Jalen Smith could cut into Kaminsky's workload.

OUTDeni Avdija
Thu 8/5/21 2:09 PM

Avdija (ankle) will be held out of Summer League due to an ankle injury.
EDGE Analysis
After suffering the ankle injury late last season, the second-year forward was cleared to play in Summer League, but the team chose to play it safe and hold off on his return for now. Avdija should be fully healthy by the time preseason rolls around in early October.

OUTKevin Knox
Thu 8/5/21 12:21 PM

Knox will not participate in Summer League, as he's been placed in health and safety protocols.
EDGE Analysis
Knox requested to be on the team, but he'll ultimately be unable to play due to protocols. Knox has struggled to find a consistent role since being drafted No. 9 overall in 2018. During the Knicks' surprising run last season, he saw just 11.0 minutes per game in 42 appearances. On the plus side, he shot a career-high 39.3 percent from distance, though it was on just 89 total attempts.

Juhann Begarin
Thu 8/5/21 12:03 PM

Begarin will play for the Celtics in Summer League, Brian Robb of The Springfield Republican reports.
EDGE Analysis
The news comes as a surprise, as it was assumed Begarin was staying in France. The second-round pick may still play in Summer League and then return overseas, but there's also a chance he impresses enough to be worth a roster spot this season.

Sharife Cooper
Thu 8/5/21 11:27 AM

Cooper signed a two-way contract with the Hawks on Wednesday, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Cooper, the 48th overall pick in this year's draft, will fill the two-way slot previously occupied by forward Nathan Knight, whom Atlanta allowed to reach unrestricted free agency this offseason. As a true freshman at Auburn last season, Cooper was one of the most explosive scorers in college basketball (20.2 points per game) and thrived as a distributor (8.1 assists per game), but his inefficient shooting (39.1 percent from the field, 22.8 percent from three-point range), a lack of size (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) and poor defense resulted in him falling to the second round of the draft. With Atlanta acquiring Delon Wright earlier in the offseason to back up starting point guard Trae Young, Cooper likely won't have a path to a rotation role as a rookie when the Hawks are at full strength in the backcourt.