Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Returns to practice
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(12:45 am ET) Bjelica (foot) returned to practice Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He did well. He did contact. He did almost everything today," said head coach Tom Thibodeau.

Bjelica underwent surgery back in March to address a break in his left foot and was limited to non-contact work in the weeks leading up to training camp. He'll likely be eased back into action during practice and preseason games, but this is a positive sign that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.


Trey Burke: Changes mind, will remain free agent
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(9/23/2017) Burke will not join the Thunder and instead remain a free agent, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

It's somewhat unclear why Burke changed his mind, though the news did come several hours after news broke that Carmelo Anthony had been traded to the team. Regardless, Burke will re-join the free agent pool. Last season, he played just 12.3 minutes per game in a reserve point guard role behind starter John Wall in Washington, with a similar workload likely awaiting him wherever he opts to sign for 2017-18.


Thunder's Trey Burke: Finalizing non-guaranteed deal with Thunder
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(9/23/2017) Burke is finalizing a non-guaranteed deal with the Thunder, Shams Charania of the Vertical reports.

Burke will be brought on as a depth consideration, and will likely compete with Semaj Christon for the third point guard position. He likely won't gain fantasy value with this move. In 2016-17, he averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 assists per game.


Thunder's Enes Kanter: Sent to Knicks in trade for Carmelo Anthony
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(9/23/2017) Kanter was sent to the Knicks alongside Doug McDermott in a trade for Carmelo Anthony on Saturday, Adrian Wojnawrowski of ESPN reports.

With this trade to the Knicks, Kanter has the potential to become the starting center, competing with Willy Hernangomez and Joakim Noah. He could also see some time at power forward, backing up Kristaps Porzingis. In his final season with the Thunder, Kanter averaged 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game across 72 games.


Knicks' Doug McDermott: Sent to New York in trade for Carmelo Anthony
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(9/23/2017) McDermott has been sent to New York, alongside Enes Kanter, in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

McDermott spent just 22 games with the Thunder after being traded from the Bulls, and averaged 9.0 points, and 2.7 rebounds in 2016-17 across his time with both teams. In his three seasons, he has been impressive as a deep threat and as a scorer, but lacks defensively. With the Knicks, he may see a bigger role, as he'll face much less competition for playing time than he would have with Oklahoma City in 2017-18. There will likely be more updates on his role in the Knicks rotation going forward.


Knicks' Carmelo Anthony: Traded to Oklahoma City
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(9/23/2017) The Knicks have agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a future draft pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

It has been long expected that Anthony would be traded, but it is a surprise that Oklahoma City is where he will finally be traded to. With the recent acquisition of Paul George, he will likely see time at both small forward and power forward, as he did in New York. The 13 year veteran will add not only experience, but another strong scoring option to play around with. While his production will likely take a small hit due to the offensive threats of Russell Westbrook and Paul George around him, it shouldn't be forgotten that Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 34.3 minutes per game in 74 appearances in his final year with the Knicks.


Suns' Alan Williams: Suffers partially torn meniscus
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(9/22/2017) Williams' initial diagnosis has revealed he suffered a partially torn meniscus, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

Williams' timetable for return likely won't be determined until after his MRI on Saturday, though it's safe to assume he'll be out an extended period. As a result, other big men on the team such as Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender could all see additional time at center. Though, the actual rotation at the position will probably be hammered out during training camp and the preseason.


Suns' Troy Daniels: Traded to Phoenix
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(9/22/2017) Daniels was traded to the Suns from the Grizzlies on Friday along with a conditional 2018 second-round pick in exchange for a top-55 protected 2018 second-round pick, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Daniels played a significant role on the Grizzlies last season, posting 8.2 points across 17.7 minutes per game on 38.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He'll be joining a Suns team devoid of significant shooting guard depth and will seemingly compete with Elijah Millsap for the No. 2 spot behind Devin Booker. That said, it doesn't seem likely he'll see a bump in workload meaningful enough to warrant fantasy ownership in most leagues, as developing Booker is the Suns' main objective at the position.


Suns' Alan Williams: Injures foot, to undergo MRI Saturday
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(9/22/2017) Williams injured his foot while landing on a teammate's foot during a workout Friday and will undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the damage, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

While the full extent of Williams' injury is yet to be determined, the fact that the Suns have decided an MRI is necessary doesn't bode particularly well. The big man notably ended 2016-17 on a high note, posting 11.4 points and 9.1 rebounds across 22.6 minutes per game after the All-Star break. If he's out for an extended period, Alex Len is likely the immediate candidate to absorb Williams' minutes. Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender could also see time at center in smaller, quicker lineups.


Bucks' Gerald Green: Signs training camp deal with Bucks
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(9/22/2017) Green agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Bucks on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

The Bucks are seemingly looking to bolster their wing depth after inviting Green to compete for a final roster spot after doing the same with Brandon Rush. He spent last season with the Celtics in a somewhat minimal role, averaging 5.6 points and 1.8 rebounds across 11.4 minutes per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from deep. If he ends up making the roster, it seems doubtful he'd occupy a larger role than that, as the team brought back almost all of their rotational players from 2016-17.


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