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James Young could be traded? 07-23-2016
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James Young could be used as a trade chip for his $1.8 million contract next season.

Boston Herald
Basically, the Celtics could just use that money to make a trade work financially. Young had a bad Summer League and really hasn't played well since he was drafted. A change of scenery would probably be good for Young.
OKC officially signs Alex Abrines 07-23-2016
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Thunder sign G Alex Abrines.
He is on the Spanish National Team and won a gold medal in the 2011 Europe Under-18 Championship. Last year in the Euroleague, the 22-year-old guard averaged 9.6 points, 2.2 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 treys. He's very unlikely to be a fantasy factor.
Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) is progressing 07-23-2016
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Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) is now able to sprint at full speed.

Peach Tree Hoops
He posted a video of himself sprinting and doing agility drills on his Instagram account this week. He was given an eight-month timetable after undergoing surgery in February, so there's a chance he could be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season. Splitter won't have much fantasy value as the backup center behind Dwight Howard.
Deron Williams says he will be ready for camp 07-23-2016
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In an interview with, Deron Williams (sports hernia) said that he will be ready in time for training camp.

"Feeling really good. It's healing pretty well, I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said. "I'll be ready to go definitely by the time training camp rolls around." He added that he's already jumping and running, and said that his next checkup is August 1st. Williams re-signed with the Mavs on a one-year, $10 million deal and should be team's starting point guard once again. However, he's more of a late-round pick after averaging 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game last season.
Meyers Leonard targeting start of season 07-23-2016
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Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) said that he's hoping to be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season.

"It's a progression, first introducing rebounding, grabbing stuff overhead, then one-on-one, three-on-three, extending to the full court," Leonard said. "We'll see. You just never know." The Blazers won't be in a hurry to rush him back after re-signing him to a four-year deal worth $41 million, and most players tend to be a little too optimistic about timetables anyways. If the Blazers re-sign Moe Harkless, Leonard's outlook for the 2016-17 campaign won't be great with Al-Farouq Aminu expected to play more power forward.
Olshey calls Crabbe a foundational player 07-23-2016
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Portland GM Neil Olshey said that Allen Crabbe is a "foundational player."

"We all saw what he was able to do last season when he was given the opportunity," Olshey said. "Those opportunities will increase as we go forward. He's an incredible young player in this league." It sounds like Olshey expects Crabbe's role to grow, but that may be tough after the Blazers signed Evan Turner to a four-year deal and he obviously won't be taking minutes away from C.J. McCollum.
Hunter, Young to fight for last roster spot 07-23-2016
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R.J. Hunter, James Young, Ben Bentil and John Holland are "in position to fight" for Boston's final roster spot according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
The Celtics gave guaranteed deals to Tyler Zeller, Gerald Green and Demetrius Jackson on Friday, so Boston's roster is nearly complete. None of those guys would crack the rotation on opening night anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this.
Cuban: Seth Curry is an 'instant-offense guy' 07-23-2016
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Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench.

"He's been in situations where only at the end of last season did he really get a chance to start and get minutes and when he got those minutes he did really well," Cuban said. "He can shoot, obviously. He can create his own shot, quick release. He's a knock-down 3-point shooter and we thought that was something we needed." Curry should be able to find a stable role off the bench in Dallas after signing a two-year, $6 million deal.
Demetrius Jackson agrees to deal w/ Celtics 07-23-2016
Demetrius Jackson has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Celtics.

Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
The Celtics will open the 2016-17 season with four point guards on the roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Jackson. Rozier outplayed Jackson during the summer league, so the Notre Dame product isn't going to see minutes right out of the gate.
LAC, CHI and DET linked to Kevin Martin 07-23-2016
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The Clippers, Bulls and Pistons are interested in Kevin Martin according to Amico Hoops.

Amico Hoops
Martin was a shell of himself last season, averaging 9.3 points on 37.2 percent shooting. The 33-year-old veteran would likely have a limited role off the bench on all three of those teams.
PHX, IND and ATL linked to Thomas Robinson 07-23-2016
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The Suns, Pacers and Hawks are interested in free agent forward Thomas Robinson according to Amico Hoops.

Amico Hoops
We haven't heard much about Robinson this offseason, so his market value is probably pretty low. He did have a nice finish to the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in seven starts, but he shot just 44.7 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from the line on the season.
Celtics, Tyler Zeller agree to 2-year deal 07-23-2016
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Tyler Zeller has agreed to a two-year deal with the Celtics.

Steve Bulpett on Twitter
The second year of the deal is a team option, so the Celtics will still keep their financial flexibility for the 2017 offseason. Zeller was solid in limited minutes last season, averaging 6.1 points, 3.0 boards and 0.4 blocks in 11.8 minutes per game. He won't have much fantasy value with Amir Johnson and Al Horford around.
D.J. White signs in Italy 07-23-2016
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D.J. White has signed a deal to play for Torino in Italy.

White is 29 years old and hasn't played in the NBA since a stint with the Hornets during the 2013-14 season. His NBA career is likely over.
Buddy Hield signs with the Pelicans 07-23-2016
Buddy Hield has officially signed his deal with the Pelicans.
He shot just 32.7 percent from the field in Vegas, but did post averages of 16.8 points, 5.4 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers. He will be competing for minutes with E'Twaun Moore and Langston Galloway, so there's a good chance that he opens the season as the starting SG.
Pelicans sign Tim Frazier 07-23-2016
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The Pelicans have officially signed Tim Frazier.
"We were really impressed with how well Tim performed last season," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "He stepped into our rotation late in the season and immediately made a positive impact. Tim is a player our coaches want to coach, and our players want to play with him. We are happy to have him back." Frazier had a strong finish to the 2015-16 season, but he won't have much value right out of the gate while Jrue Holiday is healthy.
Report: Gerald Green will join the Celtics 07-23-2016
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Gerald Green has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Celtics.

Sporting News
Once Green signs, they will have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster. Green is coming off a disappointing season in Miami where he averaged 8.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. He will likely have a limited role at best in Boston.
Pelicans sign Terrence Jones 07-23-2016
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The Pelicans have officially signed Terrence Jones.
It's just a one-year deal which will allow Jones to hit the open market again next summer. Jones has some durability concerns and fell out of the rotation in Houston last season, finishing with averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 boards and 0.8 blocks. He does have upside, but fantasy owners will be able to wait until the later rounds to snag him in the hope that he has a bounce-back campaign. If Anthony Davis plays a lot of center next season, there will be a path to minutes for Jones as he competes with Cheick Diallo for playing time.
Coty Clarke signs in Europe 07-23-2016
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Coty Clarke has signed a deal to play for Unics Kazan in Russia.

He had a couple 10-day contracts with the Celtics last season and was with the Wolves during the summer league. It's just a one-year deal, so we could see Clarke back in the summer league next year.
David Stockton signs 3-year deal 07-23-2016
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David Stockton has signed a three-year deal with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb.

Matej Mamic on Twitter
It's unclear if there is an NBA out clause in the deal, but the 25-year-old may not get another shot in the NBA for a long time.