Justin Hamilton
Justin Hamilton: Headed to China
Justin Hamilton, C, TOR
7/22/2017
News: Hamilton has agreed to join the Beijing Shougang Ducks, per his official Twitter account.

After joining the Raptors via trade in mid-July as a filler that allowed the team to unload DeMarre Carrol to the Nets, Hamilton was subsequently waived. Now, he has opted to take his talents to China, signing with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds across 18.4 minutes per game with the Nets last year.

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Pau Gasol
Spurs' Pau Gasol: Agrees to three-year deal with Spurs
Pau Gasol, C, SA
7/21/2017
News: Gasol agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Spurs, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

While the monetary details of the contract haven't been announced at the moment, it seems safe to assume that the three-year deal guarantees more money than the $16.2 million player option that Gasol declined for the upcoming season. While Gasol's best years are certainly behind him, he still posted a solid 12.4 points, 7.8 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks across 25.4 minutes per game, making him a fair option in a variety of fantasy formats.

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Dakari Johnson
Thunder's Dakari Johnson: Signs two-year guaranteed deal with Thunder
Dakari Johnson, C, OKC
7/20/2017
News: Johnson, a 2015 second-round pick, has signed a two-year guaranteed deal with the Thunder, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Johnson spent last season with the Thunder's G-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, averaging an impressive 18.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks across 29.0 minutes per game while hitting 55.6 percent of his looks from the field. In signing him to a two-year guaranteed deal, it seems like the Thunder believe Johnson can be a legitimate contributor at the NBA level. He'll look to compete for reserve center minutes along with Enes Kanter and Nick Collison behind starter Steven Adams.

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Jeff Withey
Jeff Withey: Rights renounced by Jazz
Jeff Withey, C, UTA
7/18/2017
News: Withey had his rights renounced by the Jazz on Tuesday, Keith Smith of Real GM reports.

Withey was a deep reserve for the Jazz last season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds across 8.5 minutes per game. The Jazz seemingly are not interested in bringing him back for another season, which may be in part due to their selection of Tony Bradley, a center with a 7-foot-5 wingspan with notably good fundamentals, with the 28th pick in this year's draft. Withey has been in the league for four seasons, but has never drawn more than 12.9 minutes per game. While he's not a hot commodity, there's likely a team out there with need for a reserve center that has solid size and some NBA experience -- a bill that Withey fits.

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Bam Adebayo
Heat's Bam Adebayo: Won't play Saturday
Bam Adebayo, C, MIA
7/15/2017
News: Adebayo will not participate during Saturday's summer league matchup against the Grizzlies, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The Heat have "apparently...seen enough" of Adebayo, according to Winderman. He's been putting in work during summer league, averaging 15.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals across 29.0 minutes per game over his three appearances in Las Vegas.

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Giorgios Papagiannis
Kings' Georgios Papagiannis: MRI reveals gluteus maximus bruise
Giorgios Papagiannis, C, SAC
7/15/2017
News: Papagiannis had an MRI performed Saturday and it was determined he suffered a gluteus maximus bruise during Friday's summer league matchup against the Suns, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Though he was taken to the locker room via wheelchair, the injury isn't serious and the big man is expected to make a full recovery. He provided six points across 16 minutes before sustaining the injury.

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DeWayne Dedmon
Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon: Inks two-year contract with Hawks
DeWayne Dedmon, C, ATL
7/13/2017
News: Dedmon has agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Hawks.

Dedmon declined a $3 million player option with the Spurs for the upcoming season, which was clearly the right call, as he'll see a significant pay raise with his move to Atlanta. So far this offseason, the Hawks traded away Dwight Howard and lost Paul Millsap to the Nuggets in free agency, so Dedmon should jump in and provide some much-needed frontcourt help. With Miles Plumlee, John Collins and Mike Muscala all in the fold at center, Dedmon isn't guaranteed a starting role, but the value of his contract does suggest he'll be a significant part of the team's regular rotation.

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Joffrey Lauvergne
Spurs' Joffrey Lauvergne: Signs two-year contract with Spurs
Joffrey Lauvergne, C, SA
7/13/2017
News: Lauvergne signed a two-year contract with the Spurs on Monday, Michael C. Wright of ESPN reports.

Lauvergne split time with two different organizations during the 2016-17 campaign, as he was dealt from the Thunder to the Bulls at the end of February. Between the two teams, he played in 70 games and averaged 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 14.0 minutes per contest. However, after the Bulls opted to rescind his qualifying offer, he was officially sent to unrestricted free agency and will now sign with a championship contender in the the Spurs. With Dwayne Dedmon heading to the Hawks, and David Lee opting out of his contract, Lauvergne should provide some much-needed depth in the frontcourt at both power forward and center. Still, with Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge expected to be back in San Antonio, that should limit Lauvergne's overall upside as a fantasy option.

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Boris Diaw
Boris Diaw: To be waived by Jazz
Boris Diaw, C, UTA
7/13/2017
News: Diaw is expected to be waived by the Jazz, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

With the signings of both Jonas Jerebko and Epke Udoh on top of drafting Tony Bradley in the first round, it looks as though the Jazz are moving in a different, slightly younger direction in the frontcourt. Diaw, however, could still be a valuable piece to a team given his ability to pass and stretch the floor. Don't expect the frenchman to be a free agent for much longer after officially getting waived.

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Zach Collins
Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Out for remainder of summer league
Zach Collins, C, POR
7/12/2017
News: Collins (quad) will not participate in the remainder of summer league, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

Collins suffered the injury during Tuesday's summer league game against the Spurs and exited without returning. Though the injury doesn't seem serious, the Blazers are likely just playing it safe with their young prospect.

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