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  • 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.

  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Questionable for training camp

    Alvarado suffered an ankle sprain during a workout over the weekend, putting his training camp availability at risk, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Alvarado was beginning to ramp up for the start of training camp after he missed the FIBA World Cup due to a lower leg injury he suffered at the end of the 2022-23 season, but he suffered an ankle sprain during a workout. At this point, it is unclear whether Alvarado will be available for training camp or the Pelicans' first preseason game on Oct. 10.

  • Usman Garuba PF | OKC

    Warriors' Usman Garuba: Inks two-way deal with Golden State

    The Warriors signed Garuba to a two-way contract Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Garuba will split time between the NBA and G League for the Warriors in 2023-24. The 21-year-old forward averaged 3.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 12.9 minutes across 75 appearances for Houston last year.

  • Lakers' Jarred Vanderbilt: Signs extension

    Vanderbilt signed a four-year, $48 million extension with the Lakers on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The final year of the deal is a fully guaranteed player option. After being traded to the Lakers in February, the 6-foot-8 forward excelled as a hard-nosed player who defended multiple positions and rebounded well. Vanderbilt's offense is certainly a work in progress, which limits his overall fantasy value, but he's a core rotational piece for Los Angeles' star-studded roster.

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