OUTAnfernee Simons G POR 9 minutes ago
Simons has been ruled out of Monday's summer league semifinal against the Grizzlies with a left hip contusion.
The Blazers are likely being cautious with their first round draft pick in past year's draft, not wanting to risk anything in summer league. Simons was averaging 20.8 minutes per contest this summer, averaging 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in that time. His status for the championship game, should Portland advance, is unknown at this time.
OUTJaren Jackson PF/C MEM 30 minutes ago
Jackson has been ruled out of Monday's summer league semifinal game against the Trail Blazers to rest, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Jackson has played in eight games this summer, so the Grizzlies are sitting him for precautionary reasons. Jackson has had a strong summer thus far, averaging 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds over 24.4 minutes. The rookie's status for the championship, should the Grizzlies make it, is unknown at this time.
OUTAlex Caruso SG LAL 2 hours ago
Caruso has been ruled out for Monday's summer league semifinal against the Cavaliers as he deals with an illness, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Caruso has had a strong summer league thus far, playing an impact on both sides of the floor for the Lakers. It's unsure how sick Caruso is, so he should be considered questionable for the championship should the Lakers make it.
Alfonzo McKinnie F TOR 4 hours ago
McKinnie will be waived by the Raptors, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
McKinnie's contract becomes guaranteed for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday, so the Raptors are planning on releasing the forward prior to then. McKinnie would have once again been a deep bench option in Toronto next season, so the team can now take him off the books completely.
Elijah Stewart SG IND 6 hours ago
Stewart signed a one-year Exhibit 10 contract with the Pacers on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
While Stewart will not officially be one of the Pacers' two-way players this season, signing an Exhibit 10 deal with them does give Indiana the option of converting Stewart's contract into a two-way deal later in the season. As of now, chances are Stewart will likely being the season playing the the team's G League affiliate in Fort Wayne.
Rodions Kurucs F BKN 6 hours ago
Kurucs signed a four-year, $7 million contract with the Nets on Monday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
As expected, Kurucs will join the Nets immediately from FC Barcelona this season after he was selected with the 40th overall pick in this year's draft. As a 6-foot-10 small forward, Kurucs boasts plenty of intrigue as an NBA prospect, but chances are the 20-year-old will be viewed as a longer-term project in Brooklyn.
Dante Cunningham F SAS 7 hours ago
Cunningham signed with the Spurs on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The deal for Cunningham is likely the veteran minimum as he enters his 10th NBA season for the seventh different team, but the 31-year-old should provide quality depth in the frontcourt for a Spurs squad with a fragile group of players on the wing and the block. Cunningham, however, has never been a quality fantasy asset at any point in his career, and things likely won't be any different this season in San Antonio.
Troy Williams SG/SF FA 9 hours ago
Williams was waived by the Knicks on Monday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
Williams' contract he signed with the Knicks earlier this year was non-guaranteed, which made the forward expendable despite his impressive showing in summer league. Williams has made a couple NBA stops in his young career, but he has been unable to find a permanent fit. He'll likely latch onto another team before the start of training camp, but it'll be an uphill climb for Williams to make a team's final roster.
Walter Lemon Jr. G BOS 11 hours ago
Lemon agreed to a two-way contract with the Celtics on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
Lemon played in five games in 2017-2018 with the Pelicans, averaging 3.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. He is coming off summer league action with New Orleans, where he avearged 13.6 points and 6.4 assists in five games.
Reggie Bullock SG/SF DET 11 hours ago
Bullock had his team option picked up Monday by the Pistons, Rob Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Bullock is coming a season filled with career-highs, making Detroit's decision far from a surprise and the $2.5 million option look like a bargain. Last season was filled with improvement for the former first-round pick, most noticeably a 44.5 percent mark from three, which was second in the NBA, making him an ideal component in today's offenses focused on spacing and the long ball. The question mark will be his ability to stay healthy after topping 60 games for the first time in his career after never playing more than 43 since his rookie season in the 2012-2013 campaign.