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Jarrell Brantley and the Jazz have come to terms on a two-way contract.
Jul 16   7:43 PM

Utah has filled both of its two-way contract slots, with Justin Wright-Foreman also coming to terms on his deal Tuesday. Brantley, who was selected with the 50th overall pick in last month's draft, appeared in two games (hamstring injury) at the Las Vegas Summer League and averaged 4.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. The College of Charleston product saw more action in Salt Lake City, averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game. As for Wright-Foreman, the second round pick out of Hofstra averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 assists, 1.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in the Salt Lake City summer league.

Didi Louzada has agreed to terms on a contract with the Sydney Kings of the NBL.
Jul 16   7:43 PM

Louzada, who was selected by the Pelicans with the 35th pick in last month's draft, was always set to be a "draft and stash" prospect for New Orleans. The agreement with Sydney, where the Brazilian will play as part of the NBL's "Future Stars" program, became official on Tuesday after having been agreed to before the start of the Las Vegas Summer League. Louzada had his moments in Las Vegas, and in four games he averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks in 27.0 minutes per outing.

Brandon Clarke will participate in Canada's training camp ahead of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball later this month.
Jul 16   4:35 PM

In total 29 players are on the camp roster, with Clarke being one of four who have yet to begin their professional careers. The former Gonzaga standout was the class of the Las Vegas Summer League, as he earned tournament and championship game MVP honors in leading the Grizzlies to the title. Clarke is one of two Memphis players participating in the camp, with wing Dillon Brooks being the other.

RJ Barrett is on Canada's training camp roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Jul 16   4:16 PM

Barrett, whose father Rowan is the GM of Canada Basketball, is one of 29 players on the training camp roster. That group will be narrowed down to 12 ahead of next month's World Cup in China. After a slow start at the Las Vegas Summer League, Barrett's play improved and he ultimately became the first player in LVSL history to average at least 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was named to Canada's 29-man training camp roster ahead of the upcoming FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Jul 16   3:42 PM

Gilgeous-Alexander, who was traded to the Thunder in the Paul George deal earlier this month, is one of two Oklahoma City players on the camp roster. The other is rookie guard Luguentz Dort, who agreed to a two-way contract at the beginning of the Las Vegas Summer League. As for Gilgeous-Alexander, he's likely to see time both next to Chris Paul and by himself as the primary ball-handler for OKC this season. His fantasy value takes a slight hit at worst.

Bam Adebayo said he feels he can average 16 points, 10 rebounds and five dimes a game next season.
Jul 16   11:26 AM

"Just because we play through the elbows, I got a lot of assists off that action. We keep doing that, I feel like I can average 16, 10 and 5," said Adebayo. "I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the challenge that Spo [coach Erik Spoelstra] is going to give me to accomplish during the season as potentially being the starting center." As a starter last year, Adebayo put in averages of 11.8 points, 9.1 boards, 3.1 dimes, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, so he's primed for a big year with Hassan Whiteside out of the picture and makes sense as an early-round target.

Reggie Bullock has officially signed his two-year deal with the Knicks.
Jul 16   10:54 AM

Bullock initially agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the Knicks, but after an unanticipated health issue was discovered during his physical, the Knicks and Bullock re-worked the deal on a more team-friendly salary. He reportedly signed for less than the $4.7 million exception and his contract has a player option on Year-2, but we still don't know exactly what ailment he's dealing with.

Talks between Miami and Oklahoma City regarding Chris Paul have reportedly hit a standstill due to the Heat's desire to get their own picks back from the Thunder in any proposed deal.
Jul 16   10:38 AM

OKC currently owns two of Miami's future first-round picks (an unprotected pick in 2021 and a protected pick in 2023), and if the Heat are going to take on the 34-year-old CP3 for another three years at his massive salary, they want to at least get their picks back as compensation. The Thunder would be willing to include at least one of those picks, but they'd still want a future pick further down the road as compensation, which is something the Heat don't want to do. Paul will likely be traded again prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, but it might not be to Miami.

Bruno Caboclo shot 3-of-8 from three Monday, scoring 15 points (6-of-12 FGs) with four rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.
Jul 15   11:27 PM

Caboclo played well in Las Vegas over the last week-plus, and the improved perimeter shot makes him a player worth keeping an eye on when training camp begins. Last season was his best as a pro, with the Brazilian shooting 36.9% from three on 1.4 makes per game. It'll be tough to earn major rotation minutes, but Caboclo has improved to the point where he deserves a roster spot.

Dusty Hannahs chipped in with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in Memphis' 95-92 win over Minnesota.
Jul 15   11:27 PM

The Grizzlies head home with a 6-1 Summer League record and the tournament title, with Hannahs contributing with some solid perimeter shooting off the bench. We'll see if his play in Summer League was enough to earn a training camp invitation, but at this point it's difficult to see him as a viable fantasy option heading into next season.

Kelan Martin finished Monday's Summer League title game with 19 points (6-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), five rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
Jul 15   11:27 PM

Minnesota fell three points short Monday, falling to Memphis by a 95-92 final score, but Martin was a key factor in the team's second half comeback. Coming off the bench he scored a game-high 19 points, closing out the summer in solid fashion. Martin spent last season in Germany, so it's still to be seen if he's done enough to earn a training camp invitation.

Naz Reid finished Monday's loss to Memphis with eight points (3-of-13 FGs, 2-of-3 FTs), ten rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 21 minutes played.
Jul 15   11:27 PM

Reid, who signed a two-way contract with Minnesota on July 5, didn't have his best night as the Timberwolves fell to the Grizzlies in the Las Vegas Summer League title game. He's a player who still has some strides to make from a skill standpoint, and a lot of that work is likely to come in the G-League next season. One player who did perform well inside for Minnesota on Monday was Jordan Murphy, who tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one three-pointer off the bench.

Jordan McLaughlin tallied four points (2-of-11 FGs), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and one blocked shot in 28 minutes Monday vs. Memphis.
Jul 15   11:27 PM

McLaughlin didn't shoot the ball particularly well in Monday's title game, but throughout the Las Vegas Summer League he served as a solid influence at the point for Minnesota. With the Timberwolves point guards being Jeff Teague, Shabazz Napier and Tyrone Wallace at this point, maybe McLaughlin gets a shot in training camp. Should that happen, he'll need to improve as a perimeter shooter in order to have a chance at getting onto the final roster.

According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics have rescinded their qualifying offer to Daniel Theis.
Jul 15   11:06 PM

Just under two weeks after the Celtics and Theis agreed to a deal worth $10 million over two seasons, the veteran power forward will instead be an unrestricted free agent. The move gets Boston a little more cap space, but it doesn't mean that Theis is done in Boston. According to Smith, the expectation is that Theis will re-sign with Boston using his Early Bird rights. He's likely to once again serve in a backup role this coming season, so there isn't much in the way of fantasy value here.

Grizzlies rookie forward Brandon Clarke finished the Summer League championship game with 15 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, one steal and one three-pointer.
Jul 15   11:06 PM

Clarke, who was named MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League before the title game, put forth another stellar outing in leading Memphis to the 95-92 win over Minnesota. He shot better than 50% from the field in the seven games, and also found a way to impact the action defensively and on the boards. It's only Summer League, but he looked like a player who should be in the rotation when the regular season begins.

Grayson Allen shot 6-of-13 from the field and 5-of-5 from the foul line Monday, finishing the Summer League title game with 17 points, five rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.
Jul 15   11:06 PM

This Summer League wasn't the smoothest of experiences for Allen, but he heads home with a championship trophy thanks to the Grizzlies' 95-92 win over the Timberwolves. Given Memphis' lack of depth and experience on the perimeter, he'll likely have the opportunity to earn some rotation minutes during training camp.

According to Tim MacMahon of, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $50,000 for leaking information from the league's Board of Governors meeting.
Jul 15   9:20 PM

According to the report, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive expressed concern over the fact that details surrounding the league's decision to allow coaches' challenges were being leaked during the meeting. Cuban admitted that he was the one leaking the information, which led to the NBA handing down the fine. It's a violation of league rules to discuss Board of Governors meetings with outsiders.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta was fined $25,000 for his comments about the Russell Westbrook trade before it became official.
Jul 15   9:20 PM

Fertitta issued comments on the trade between the Rockets and Thunder, which sent Chris Paul, two first round picks and the opportunity to swap two other firsts in the opposite direction. But the comments were made before the deal was made official by the league office, which is a no-no.

Jarrett Allen has been named to the Summer League first team, the NBA announced.
Jul 15   6:31 PM

Allen is joined by Mitchell Robinson, Brandon Clarke, Kendrick Nunn and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. His Summer League ended on a sour note after he left the Nets' final game due to a hard fall, which thankfully wasn't anything serious. In five games, Allen averaged 16.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.2 blocks on 61 percent shooting. DeAndre Jordan might steal time from him this season, but Allen clearly has a place in Brooklyn's rotation.

Chris Boucher was named to the Summer League second team, the NBA announced.
Jul 15   6:31 PM

Boucher is joined by Anfernee Simons, Rui Hachimura, Jaxson Hayes and Lonnie Walker. He played four games and averaged 23.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks on 49 percent shooting. Boucher could see an expanded opportunity if the Raptors decide to sell, but he'll be fighting for rotation time until then.

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