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  • Celtics' Lamar Stevens: Lands in Boston

    Stevens signed a contract with the Celtics on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Stevens started 25 of his 62 appearances with the Cavaliers last year and averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game. Cleveland picked up his team option in late June before dealing him to the Spurs a few days later. He was let go by San Antonio in mid-July but will have a chance to compete for a role with the Celtics ahead of the 2023-24 campaign. The 26-year-old is a skilled defender and should provide depth on the wing behind Jayson Tatum.

  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Healthy ahead of 2023-24 campaign

    McDaniels moved past his hand injury over the summer and should be healthy ahead of training camp, Alec Ausmus of KSTP reports.

    McDaniels suffered a fractured hand while punching a wall in the tunnel during the Timberwolves' regular-season finale last year and was forced to miss the playoffs. However, he indicated in mid-June that he's good to go and learned a lot about himself during the offseason. McDaniels is a candidate for a contract extension before the start of the 2023-24 season after taking a step forward last year, averaging 12.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.6 minutes per game over 79 appearances.

  • Wizards' Chase Audige: Inks deal with Washington

    The Wizards signed Audige to an Exhibit 10 contract Thursday.

    Audige averaged 5.4 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 14.0 minutes across five appearances for the Heat in the 2023 Summer League. The former Northwestern guard will likely compete for a two-way roster spot with the Wizards.

  • Kings' Chance Comanche: Joining Sacramento

    Comanche signed a training camp deal with the Kings on Wednesday, Frankie Cartoscelli of reports.

    Comanche spent most of the 2022-23 season with the Kings' G League affiliate in Stockton and averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game before briefly joining the Trail Blazers during the final days of the campaign. With each of the three two-way slots filled for Sacramento, Comanche will most likely end up in the G League once again in 2023-24.

  • Buddy Hield SF | IND

    Pacers' Buddy Hield: Extension contracts stall

    Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that contract extensions between Hield and the Pacers have stalled, so Indiana has begun trade conversations.

    Hield started 73 of 80 games for Indiana last season, averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.0 minutes per game. He shot 42.5 percent from deep, the second-highest mark of his career. However, the Pacers added Bruce Brown, Jarace Walker and Obi Toppin to their wing group this offseason, and it appears Hield is the odd man out. Hield has one year remaining on the four-year, $94 million extension he signed with the Kings in 2019.

  • Xavier Moon SG | LAC

    Clippers' Xavier Moon: Inks deal with Clippers

    The Clippers signed Moon to an Exhibit 10 contract Wednesday, Michael Scotto of USA Today Sports reports.

    Moon made four appearances for the Clippers in 2022-23, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 assists in 5.0 minutes. He will likely compete for the team's remaining two-way roster spot.

  • Thunder's Aleksej Pokusevski: Sustains right ankle sprain

    Pokusevski (arm) sustained a right ankle sprain during an offseason workout Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, Brandon Rahbar of reports.

    Pokusevski suffered a small right humerus fracture at the beginning of June and was unable to play for the Serbian national team in the FIBA World Cup as a result. Although he was evidently cleared to resume working out, he's now dealing with an ankle issue that will force him to miss several weeks and could sideline him for the start of the regular season. Pokusevski has had a relatively consistent role over his first three seasons with the Thunder, averaging 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.7 minutes per game.

  • Jordan Hall PG | SA

    Nets' Jordan Hall: Signs with Brooklyn

    Hall signed a contract with the Nets on Wednesday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Hall appeared in nine matchups with the Spurs during the 2022-23 campaign and averaged 3.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 8.8 minutes per game. He'll likely spend most of this season with the G League's Long Island Nets.

  • Bryce Hamilton SG | LAL

    Bryce Hamilton: Waived by LA

    Hamilton was waived by the Lakers on Monday, Paul Garcia of The Spot Up Shot reports.

    Hamilton inked an Exhibit 10 deal with Los Angeles on Sept. 7, but he was never expected to make the NBA roster. He figures to see plenty of opportunities this season with the Lakers' G League team, the South Bay Lakers.

  • 76ers' Kelly Oubre: Joining Philadelphia

    Oubre is expected to sign a one-year deal with the 76ers on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Oubre averaged a career-high 20.3 points per game for the Hornets in 2022-23 and was one of the top remaining free agents with just under a month until training camps begin. He lands in an interesting spot in Philadelphia, as Tobias Harris and P.J. Tucker are locked in as starting forwards, while players like Danuel House, Paul Reed and Furkan Korkmaz compete for backup minutes. When the 76ers are at full strength, Oubre could serve as the first or second man off the bench, but he's unlikely to see anywhere close to the sort of usage he enjoyed on a non-contending Hornets squad that was missing several other key players much of last season. Oubre's fantasy outlook would take a step forward if the 76ers elect to trade James Harden, though Philadelphia could receive a player or turn in return in a deal that could absorb at least some of Harden's vacated usage.

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