K.J. McDaniels
Nets' K.J. McDaniels: Set to become unrestricted free agent
K.J. McDaniels, SG, BKN
6/25/2017
News: Brooklyn reportedly plans to decline McDaniels' team option making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

The 24-year-old is no stranger to packing his things and relocating despite only have played just three seasons in the league. McDaniels didn't necessarily struggle last season with the Nets, but he was far from impressive posting just 4.2 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game. Now that Brooklyn has added D'Angelo Russell to the mix, McDaniels quickly becomes an expendable player for the club during their rebuild. It's likely he'll find a new home given his youth, but there's no telling how big or small of a role he'll assume until he does.

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Chris Paul
Chris Paul: Officially becomes free agent
Chris Paul, PG, LAC
6/24/2017
News: Paul officially exercised his early termination option to become a free agent Saturday, Paul Garcia of The Sports Daily reports.

As anticipated, Paul will pass on his final year with the Clippers in order to test the free-agent waters, which opens July 1st. His former team could offer him the heftiest contract -- which could be worth upwards of $205 million on a five-year deal -- but any other team could only offer him a maximum of $152 million over four years, according to ESPN.

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DeAndre Liggins
DeAndre Liggins: Option not picked up by Mavs
DeAndre Liggins, SG, DAL
6/24/2017
News: Liggins' option will not be picked up by the Mavericks, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.

This decision is unsurprising, as Liggins played in just the final two games of the season with the club. He was signed due to a plethora of injured and rested players. The Kentucky product played 79 games with the Cavaliers before ultimately being waived. He finished the season with an average of 2.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.7 steals across 12.3 minutes per game.

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Yogi Ferrell
Mavericks' Yogi Ferrell: Mavs picking up option
Yogi Ferrell, PG, DAL
6/24/2017
News: The Mavs have opted to pick up Ferrell's option for $1.3 million, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.

Ferrell made this decision easy for the Mavericks, as he excelled after initially signing a 10-day contract with the team mid-season. He started 29-of-36 games with the club, and tallied 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.3 dimes, 1.1 steals, and 1.7 triples across 29.1 minutes per game in the process. The Indiana product will presumably see his role reduced in the upcoming season, as the Mavericks drafted point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Also, J.J. Barea and Seth Curry are still both under contract with the team, so it remains to be seen how the rotation will play out.

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Ray McCallum Jr.
Rockets' Ray McCallum: To join Rockets
Ray McCallum Jr., PG, CHA
6/23/2017
News: McCallum will sign a free-agent contract with the Rockets, Johnathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McCallum will link up with Houston for summer league action after spending part of this past season with the Hornets. Although he never played over the course of two 10-day contracts with Charlotte, McCallum averaged 17.6 points, 7.0 assists and 5.8 rebounds in the G League, and boasts previous NBA experience having played his first two seasons with the Kings before stints with the Spurs and Grizzlies in 2015-16.

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Arron Afflalo
Arron Afflalo: Released by Kings
Arron Afflalo, SG, SAC
6/23/2017
News: Afflalo was released by the Kings on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Afflalo's release comes ahead of Friday's deadline for a contract guarantee. After signing a two-year, $25 million deal with the Kings last summer, Afflalo went on to average just 8.4 points and 2.0 rebounds despite shooting 41.1 percent from three this past season, leaving Sacramento in search of cheaper alternatives. At 31 years old, the veteran will now hit the free agent market going into his eleventh season.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Suspended two games
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET
6/23/2017
News: Caldwell-Pope has been suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 regular season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

Caldwell-Pope's suspension stems from his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence back in March. A restricted free agent this offseason, Caldwell-Pope is expected to garner significant interest around the league, but the Pistons ultimately reserve the right to match any offer he receives. Despite the lottery selection of fellow sharpshooter Luke Kennard on Thursday, it's anticipated that Detroit will exercise that right an keep KCP, even though he'll now be forced to sit out the first two games next season. Just 24 years old, Caldwell-Pope averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 three-pointers on 35 percent shooting from deep last season.

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Tyus Jones
Timberwolves' Tyus Jones: Likely backup point guard after Dunn trade
Tyus Jones, PG, MIN
6/23/2017
News: With Kris Dunn traded to Chicago in the Jimmy Butler deal, Jones looks set to enter next season as the primary backup point guard to Ricky Rubio.

Minnesota could still make some moves this summer and perhaps sign a veteran point guard, but for now it looks like Jones could see a significant increase in playing time. Jones was quietly efficient last season in limited playing time as he averaged 7.3 assists to 1.8 turnovers per 36 minutes and was eight on the team in PER. He could surprise this season if he retains the backup point guard role.

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Jeremy Lamb
Hornets' Jeremy Lamb: Rough road ahead
Jeremy Lamb, SG, CHA
6/22/2017
News: Lamb has more competition for playing time heading into the 2017-18 season after the Hornets selected Malik Monk with the 11th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

Lamb was already struggling for playing time in Charlotte, never having averaged more than 20 minutes per game over his five-year career, and the selection of Monk makes it very hard to believe Lamb will buck the trend in the season ahead, even with Marco Belinelli being shipped to Atlanta days earlier. If Monk struggles to begin his rookie season, the Hornets still have far more incentive leaving the rookie on the court since they're not exactly a team that will be in contention for a title at the moment.

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Dante Exum
Jazz's Dante Exum: Role may be affected by Mitchell's arrival
Dante Exum, PG, UTA
6/22/2017
News: Exum could see his role change with the Jazz's addition of Donovan Mitchell, a combo guard selected with the 13th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

Mitchell, similar to Exum, is a lengthy combo guard. He's an athletic 6-3 with a 6-10 wingspan, capable of being a great defender at the NBA level, much like Exum. There are questions about which guard slot he will eventually come to occupy, though if the Jazz believe strongly that he's a point guard, it could be a cause for concern for Exum's playing time.

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