Mavericks' Justin Anderson: Stars in summer league
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(7/24/2016) Anderson strung together 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game over five Las Vegas Summer League appearances.

The second year talent out of Virginia was a catalyst for the Mavericks in many ways this summer. Anderson led Dallas in both rebounds and assists while serving as the team's second leading scorer. There is no debate as to whether or not Anderson will make the roster, but the real question pertains to how big of an impact the 6-foot-6 guard will have on the season. With Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes firmly cementing their spots in the rotation, it is likely that Anderson will be next in line for any leftover production.

Spurs' Kyle Anderson: Dominates summer league play
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(7/24/2016) Anderson went for 21.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in five Utah and Las Vegas Summer League games.

The 6-foot-9 forward was by far and away one of the most impressive players showcased throughout summer league. Anderson blew the competition away with his 41.5 percent shooting from deep and 52.4 percent field-goal shooting. There is no question that he proved his worth this summer. Unfortunately for Anderson, the Spurs loaded roster has stymied him from exploding on the NBA scene. On the plus side, the former one-and-done forward from UCLA is just 22 years old. With San Antonio on the verge of some player turn over, Anderson could figure his way into the regular rotation this upcoming season.

Jazz's Trey Lyles: Shines in summer league play
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(7/24/2016) Lyles averaged 23.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game over five Utah and Las Vegas Summer League contests.

Lyles was unquestionably Utah's most prolific and reliable scorer throughout summer league play. The 6-foot-10 forward connected on 47 percent of his threes and reached at least 20 points in all but one contest. With his dominating summer league performance, it is reasonable to expect Lyles to make some big strides this offseason. Although Derrick Favors currently clogs the middle, Lyles could wind up pressing Rudy Gobert for more minutes. Regardless of how big of jump Lyles takes from his rookie season to this sophomore campaign, there is reason to believe that the former Kentucky star is in store for a better statistical season than one year ago.

Pistons' Stanley Johnson: Leads Detroit's offense during summer league
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(7/24/2016) Johnson averaged 16 points and 7.4 rebounds across five games during the Orlando Summer League.

Although Johnson was Detroit's leading scorer, his shooting percentages left much to be desired. He shot 35.5 percent from the field and a dismal 26.7 percent from deep. However, Johnson was locked in from the charity stripe, as he made all 18 of his free throw attempts. He also proved to be a force on the defensive end, averaging 2.2 steals per game. With Tobias Harris ahead of the 20-year-old on the depth chart at small forward, Johnson is likely to continue developing his game while serving as Detroit's sixth man in the coming season.

D.J. White: Re-signs with Italian club
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(7/23/2016) White re-signed Friday with Auxilium CUS Torino of the Italian Serie A Basketball League on a one-year contract, Sportando reports.

The 29-year-old had previously spent six seasons in the NBA with the Thunder, Hornets and Celtics, but last appeared in the league during the 2013-14 campaign. White was one of the top players on the Torino roster last season, averaging 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 32.2 minutes per game. If he continues to excel in Italy, White could generate some renewed interest from NBA teams.

Coty Clarke: Signs with Russian club
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(7/23/2016) Clarke signed a one-year contract Saturday with BC UNICS of the Russian VTB United League, Sportando reports.

Clarke made his NBA debut last season with the Celtics, appearing in three games over the course of his pair of 10-day deals. The team chose not to re-sign him after the conclusion of his second 10-day contract, and Clarke ended up latching on with the Timberwolves for summer league play. He averaged 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 23.0 minutes per game in his eight appearances, but that production wasn't enough for him to earn a guaranteed deal from another NBA team. Clarke will attempt to boost his stock overseas before potentially returning to North America in 2017-18.

Celtics' Tyler Zeller: Re-signs with Celtics
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(7/23/2016) Zeller will be back with the Celtics this upcoming season as he has agreed to a two-year deal, with the second as a team option, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.

Zeller posted 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game for the Celtics last season. Zeller will likely see a similar role in the frontcourt this season as it will continue to be crowded with Kelly Olynyk, Amir Johnson, and the newly acquired Al Horford. Barring a trade or injury to players ahead of him in the rotation his fantasy relevance will likely be minimal.

Celtics' Gerald Green: Agrees to one-year deal with Celtics
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(7/23/2016) Green has agreed to a one year deal with the Boston Celtics.

Green has been a journeyman in his NBA career bouncing around between eight teams in nine season plus two in Russia. It will now all come full circle for the veteran swing-man as he heads back to Boston where he was drafted in 2006. The Celtics already have a trio of established guards on their roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Avery Bradley as well as Jae Crowder and prized rookie Jaylen Brown on the wing, so Green may have a hard time finding time in the rotation early on. However, due to a plethora of assets the Celtics will continue being brought up in trade rumors that could free up space for Green on the court. He averaged 8.9 points and 1.2 triples in 22.6 minutes per game in Miami last season.

Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Rolls ankle in win over Argentina
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(7/22/2016) Butler rolled his ankle in Friday's game against Argentina, but it is considered a minor injury, Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reports.

He rolled the ankle in a 111-74 blowout win in an exhibition against Argentina as the U.S. men's basketball team prepares for the Olympics in Rio. It certainly shouldn't be an injury that lingers past the Olympics, and he'll likely be able to get back in action in the coming days/weeks.

Warriors' Draymond Green: Reaches plea deal
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(7/22/2016) Green will avoid jail time after reaching a plea deal related to his arrest on assault charges in Michigan earlier this month, reports.

Green will pay a $560 fine and his assault and battery charge will both be expunged. The All Star forward was accused of striking a man at a restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, where Green attended college at Michigan State. Now that his case is closed, Green will be able to fully focus on playing for Team USA at this summer's Olympics.

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