Dante Exum doesn't score for Australia
Dante Exum | UTA
(September 2, 2014 8:05 PM EDT)
Dante Exum did not score in Austrailia's win over Lithuania on Tuesday, adding one rebound and one assist.
He didn't even take any shots and he's certainly not making any waves in Spain. Exum did show some tremendous athleticism at Las Vegas, but he's a serious project. We're not expecting much at all out of him in the first few months of the season and owners in standard leagues should be able to do better in the last round.
Goran Dragic goes off, Slovenia now 3-0
Goran Dragic | PHO
(September 2, 2014 8:00 PM EDT)
Goran Dragic carried Slovenia over South Korea in Tuesday's 89-72 win, scoring 22 points with two boards, four assists and two 3-pointers.
His efficient ways from the 2013-14 season are carrying over into FIBA, shooting 10-of-14 from the field to help Slovenia get to 3-0. The Suns do have some personnel changes coming with Isaiah Thomas, but it won't affect Dragic negatively enough to matter.
Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo
James Michael McAdoo | GS
(September 2, 2014 7:46 PM EDT)
Warriors sign F James Michael McAdoo.
He put up 14.2 points and 6.8 boards in his junior season at North Carolina before going undrafted. McAdoo was with the Warriors at summer league and averaged 9.0 points, 5.4 boards and 1.2 blocks on 41.5 percent from the field. He has his work cut out for himself to make the team.
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Wizards interested in FA Ray Allen
Ray Allen | MIA
(September 2, 2014 5:58 PM EDT)
The Wizards reportedly contacted free agent Ray Allen early in free agency, to gauge his interest in signing with Washington.
Allen hasn't even decided whether he'll play this season or retire, and he's also being pursued by championship contenders like the Cavaliers, Clippers and Spurs. The Wizards, in other words, are a longshot to land the 39-year-old sniper.
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Noah Vonleh out 6-8 weeks w/ sports hernia
Noah Vonleh | CHA
(September 2, 2014 5:50 PM EDT)
Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh will miss 6-8 weeks after having surgery to fix a sports hernia.
Vonleh will miss training camp, a valuable opportunity to establish himself in coach Steve Clifford's rotation, and he'll begin the season buried behind Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller on the depth chart. Beat writer Rick Bonnell reports that Vonleh "was not expected to have a significant role as a rookie," which makes sense as the Hornets are coming off a playoff appearance and will likely emphasize wins over player development.
Rick Bonnell on Twitter
Miroslav Raduljica an unrestricted free agent
Miroslav Raduljica | LAC
(September 2, 2014 5:20 PM EDT)
Serbian C Miroslav Raduljica is an unrestricted free agent after officially clearing waivers this weekend.
Raduljica is having a terrific FIBA World Cup, which may renew interest in him around the NBA, but it's not a good sign that his $1.5 million salary wasn't claimed off waivers.
Eric Pincus on Twitter
Carlos Delfino (foot) clears waivers
Carlos Delfino | LAC
(September 2, 2014 5:16 PM EDT)
Carlos Delfino (foot) officially cleared waivers this weekend, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The 32 year old could still contribute as a perimeter shooter off the bench, but unfortunately his surgically-repaired right foot isn't healing properly. With his 2014-15 season in jeopardy it's very unlikely that any team will give him a guaranteed contract.
Eric Pincus on Twitter
DeAndre Liggins signs camp deal w/ Clippers
DeAndre Liggins | LAC
(September 2, 2014 5:10 PM EDT)
Free agent DeAndre Liggins will reportedly sign an unguaranteed contract with the Clippers.
He'll join the team during training camp but isn't likely to make the final roster, especially with L.A. closing in on deals with Hedo Turkoglu and Chris Douglas-Roberts. Liggins has appeared in only 57 games during his three-year NBA career.
Shams Charania on Twitter
Steve Nash officially won't be waived by L.A.
Steve Nash | LAK
(September 2, 2014 4:54 PM EDT)
Steve Nash will officially stay with the Lakers this season after the deadline for the 'stretch provision' passed this weekend.
The Lakers could have waived Nash and stretched his $9.7 million salary over three years, but they opted to pair him with Jeremy Lin at PG. Nash is reportedly "pain-free" after battling chronic nerve damage last season, but at 40 years old he remains an extreme injury risk for fantasy owners.
L.A. Times
Mavs have high hopes for Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu | DAL
(September 2, 2014 3:34 PM EDT)
Mavs owner Mark Cuban referred to SF Al-Farouq Aminu as "a young stud defensively," and said the Mavs' system should allow Aminu to "produce offensively much better."
Aminu is a stellar rebounder and he also defended pick-and-rolls well last season, but he struggled vs. isolations and spot-up shooters. The bigger concern for fantasy owners is his limited offensive game, but coach Rick Carlisle should enable him to exceed his previous career high of 7.3 points per game. Deep-league owners in need of rebounds and a trickle of defensive stats should keep Aminu in mind on draft day.
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