Jordan McRae
Jordan McRae: Signs one-year deal overseas
Jordan McRae, SG, CLE
8/15/2017
News: McRae signed a one-year, $700,000 deal overseas with Baskonia of the EuroLeague, freelance reporter David Pick reports.

McRae, who was waived by the Cavaliers in early March in order to make room for Andrew Bogut, failed to find an NBA suitor for his talents. McRae, who has spent two years in the NBA, averaged 4.4 points and 1.1 boards across 10.4 minutes per game in 37 appearances with Cleveland last season.

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Julyan Stone
Hornets' Julyan Stone: Officially detaches from FIBA, NBA contract on tap
Julyan Stone, PG, IND
8/14/2017
News: Stone was granted his release from Venice on Monday and remains on track to sign a two-year deal with the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

The only thing holding Stone back from officially signing a contract with Charlotte was the clearance he needed from FIBA, so it's only a matter of time before the 28-year-old puts pen to paper. He last played in the NBA with the Raptors back in 2014 and will likely find himself at the end of the Hornets' bench this coming season.

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Norris Cole
Norris Cole: Will head to Euroleague
Norris Cole, G, OKC
8/14/2017
News: Cole has signed a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Euroleague, international writer David Pick reports.

Cole opened the 2016-17 campaign playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, but following the completion of that season, he ended up joining the Thunder for the final month of their schedule. He took part in just 13 games, posting averages of 3.3 points and 1.1 assists across 9.6 minutes. Once again, Cole struggled to field interest during free agency this offseason and will now head to Maccabi Tel Aviv. That said, there's a chance he ends up coming back to the States following the completion of their season once again, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ultimately attempted to latch on with a contender in February.

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Jabari Bird
Celtics' Jabari Bird: Agrees to two-way deal with Celtics
Jabari Bird, G, BOS
8/11/2017
News: Bird, who was selected by Boston with the 56th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has agreed to join the team on a two-way contract, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.

The Celtics likely wouldn't have been able to find significant playing time for Bird in their stacked depth chart, so they've opted to send him to the G-League for the majority of the season instead. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard who spent four years at Cal will still be able to spend up to 45 days at the NBA level, however.

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Maalik Wayns
Mavericks' Maalik Wayns: Picked up by Mavericks
Maalik Wayns, G, DAL
8/9/2017
News: Wayns and the Mavericks have agreed to a contract, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Wayns last saw an NBA court back in the 2013-14 season, when he appeared in two games with the Clippers before being waived. Since then, the 26-year-old has spent time both overseas and in the D-League working on his craft. During his most recent stint in the D-League back in 2014-15, he posted 11.1 points and 5.2 assists across 24.9 minutes per game while shooting 43.0 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from deep.

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C.J. Wilcox
Trail Blazers' C.J. Wilcox: Secures two-way contract with Portland
C.J. Wilcox, SG, ORL
8/8/2017
News: Wilcox signed a two-way contract with the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

After spending his first two seasons with the Clippers, Wilcox played 22 games with the Magic during the 2016-17 campaign, averaging just 4.9 minutes per contest while outside the regular rotation. The Magic went on to cut him in April, but the Trail Blazers like his upside enough to bring him in on a two-way deal for the upcoming campaign. That means Wilcox will play primarily with the Blazers' G-League affiliate, while also having the ability to spend up to 45 days with Portland if needed. He'll be able to work closely with the organization, but Wilcox isn't going to be a fantasy relevant option.

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Briante Weber
Lakers' Briante Weber: Inks partially-guaranteed deal with Lakers
Briante Weber, G, LAL
8/8/2017
News: Weber agreed to terms on a partially-guaranteed contract with the Lakers on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Weber spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign backing up starting Hornets point guard Kemba Walker after reserve guard Ramon Sessions went down with a knee injury. In 13 appearances with Charlotte, Weber posted 3.8 points, 1.7 boards and 1.2 assists across 12.2 minutes per game. The exact details of the contract haven't been released, though it seems safe to assume that the deal is largely a training camp invite and could end up with Weber joining the Lakers' G-League affiliate if he can't make the NBA squad.

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Ty Lawson
Ty Lawson: Signs deal with Chinese team
Ty Lawson, G, SAC
8/8/2017
News: Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Shandong Golden Stars in China, freelance reporter David Pick reports.

There were reports in mid-July that Lawson had secured a contract with the Shanxi Dragons in China, but those were shot down by Lawson on his personal Twitter account. He will indeed play in China next season, however, just with a different squad. Seemingly no NBA teams were interested in his services and/or asking price after he posted 9.9 points, 4.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 25.1 minutes per game with the Kings during the 2016-17 campaign.

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Ben McLemore
Grizzlies' Ben McLemore: Fractures foot, out 12 weeks
Ben McLemore, G, MEM
8/8/2017
News: McLemore suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a pick-up game in Los Angeles and will be sidelined for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery Tuesday, Chris Herrington of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

The Grizzlies will be without McLemore -- who they signed to a two-year, $10.7 million contract over the summer -- until at least early November. While the 6-foot-6 shooting guard hasn't had a noteworthy career up to this point, Memphis lacks depth at the position, seemingly giving McLemore plenty of opportunities to prove himself. He isn't projected to miss any regular season games, though will miss out on valuable offseason time to work on his game. Overall, this development shouldn't affect his fantasy stock too much, but those who take a chance on him probably shouldn't be surprised if he starts off slow or misses games here and there with lingering soreness.

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Marcus Georges-Hunt
Timberwolves' Marcus Georges-Hunt: Joins Timberwolves
Marcus Georges-Hunt, G, ORL
8/8/2017
News: Georges-Hunt agreed to a contract with the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Georges-Hunt was waived by the Magic in late July after signing a two-year, partially-guaranteed deal with the team in early April. He was a long shot to make the roster and played in just five NBA games with the Magic, totaling 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 48 minutes. He did spend a significant chunk of time in the D-League, however, appearing in 45 contests. In those outings, he averaged 15.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while hitting 39.0 percent of his shots from deep. The details of his new contract with the Timberwolves haven't been released yet, though he'll probably be irrelevant in a fantasy context even if he makes the NBA roster for Day 1 of the season.

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