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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Papagiannis had to be taken to the locker room via wheel chair after taking a hard fall, which initially created a cause for concern. However, the injury is now not believed to be serious, but the team still plans on reevaluating the issue on Saturday. The big man provided six points (3-7 FG) in 16 minutes before exiting the game.
Hamilton joined the Raptors earlier this month as filler in the trade that allowed them to unload DeMarre Carroll. With depth up front, however, Toronto has no use for the seven-footer, explaining its decision to waive him. In his lone season spent on just one team since entering the league, Hamilton averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game for the Nets last term.
The Heat have gotten a pretty good look at their draft pick this summer, as he's played in seven summer league outings between Orlando and Las Vegas. In Orlando, he averaged 17.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks across 30.8 minutes per game. In Vegas, he's averaged 15.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals across 29.0 minutes per game. It seems possible that they'll shut him down for the remainder of summer league as to not risk injury.
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.