Gabe Vincent G LAL
Thu 9/28/23 6:15 PM
Vincent will start the 2023-24 season as the Lakers' backup point guard, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisVincent signed a three-year, $33 million contract to join the Lakers this offseason. While he started in 34 of his 68 appearances last for Miami and was crucial to the Heat's NBA Final run, D'Angelo Russell is set to be Los Angeles' starting point guard. However, Vincent figures to be one of the team's first options off the bench and provides quality perimeter defense.
D'Angelo Russell G LAL
Thu 9/28/23 6:11 PM
Darvin Ham said Thursday that Russell is set to start at point guard for the 2023-24 season, Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE AnalysisRussell agreed to a two-year, $37 million contract to stay with the Lakers this offseason. While he did start in all of his 71 appearances last year, the addition of Gabe Vincent brought Russell's role into question. However, it appears the Lakers have confidence in Russell's status as the team's starting point guard after he averaged 17.8 points, 6.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 32.5 minutes during 2022-23.
Max Christie SG/SF LAL
Thu 9/28/23 5:26 PM
Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Thursday that Christie (hip) is expected to be healthy for the beginning of training camp Tuesday, Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Sun reports.
EDGE AnalysisChristie suffered a right hip strain during the Summer League but should be good to go for training camp. Christie made 41 appearances for the Lakers in 2022-23 and should compete for a depth role this season.
Jalen Hood-Schifino G LAL
Thu 9/28/23 5:22 PM
Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Thursday that Hood-Schifino (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp Tuesday, Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE AnalysisHood-Schifino missed the Lakers' final Summer League due to a groin injury but is expected to be healthy for training camp. The rookie guard will likely compete for a depth role in the backcourt this season.
OUTLarry Nance PF/C NOP
Thu 9/28/23 3:23 PM
Nance received a biological injection to stimulate the healing process in his left ankle and is expected to return to basketball activities in approximately 2-3 weeks, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisNance's ankle injury could cause him to miss most, if not all, of the preseason. However, he is expected to be fully healthy once the regular season rolls around. Nance will likely compete with Cody Zeller for the backup center position behind Jonas Valanciunas this season.
OUTJose Alvarado PG NOP
Thu 9/28/23 3:17 PM
Alvarado (ankle) is expected to return to basketball activities in approximately 2-3 weeks, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisAlvarado suffered a right ankle sprain during an offseason workout that could keep him out for most, if not all, of the preseason. However, the third-year point guard should be healthy for the Pelicans' regular-season opener on Oct. 25 against Memphis.
Deni Avdija F WAS
Thu 9/28/23 1:53 PM
Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said Thursday that Avdija (hip) is set to participate fully in training camp Tuesday, Joshua Robbins of The Athletic reports.
EDGE AnalysisAvdija's hip injury stopped him from playing for the Israeli national team in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. However, he appears fully healthy ahead of the 2023-24 season. The 22-year-old forward is expected to be one of Washington's first players off the bench this year.
Caleb Daniels SG FA
Wed 9/27/23 5:35 PM
The Heat waived Daniels on Wednesday.
EDGE AnalysisDaniels averaged 4.8 points and 1.0 rebounds for the Heat in the 2023 Summer League. The rookie guard will head into the 2023-24 season as a free agent.
Cheick Diallo F MIA
Wed 9/27/23 5:29 PM
The Heat signed Diallo on Wednesday.
EDGE AnalysisDiallo last made an NBA appearance for Detroit in 2021-22, where he averaged 3.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 10.3 minutes across three games. Diallo will likely compete for a depth role at the forward position if he makes the Heat's regular-season roster.
R.J. Hampton G MIA
Wed 9/27/23 5:14 PM
The Heat signed Hampton to a two-way contract Wednesday, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reports.
EDGE AnalysisHampton made 47 NBA appearances between the Magic and Pistons in 2022-23, averaging 6.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.0 minutes. The 22-year-old guard will take Jamaree Bouyea's two-way spot and should split time between the Heat and the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League next season.