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Seth Curry to play some point guard in DAL 07-28-2016
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Seth Curry is expected to play some point guard for the Mavericks according to Earl K. Sneed of
Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench, but now we know he will likely see minutes at both guard spots. "He can get buckets and he can shoot," Cuban said. "You know, he's been in some dysfunctional situations, and I think he'll be able to thrive with us. He can get his shot off, and he can do a lot more." Curry has the potential to become a sixth man for the Mavs this season which puts him on the radar as a late-round flier.
Nick Calathes will remain overseas 07-28-2016
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Nick Calathes will remain overseas with Panathinakos despite drawing interest from the Kings.
He did say that he would like to play for coach Dave Joerger again, so maybe the Kings will try to sign him next summer. The Kings only have two point guards on their roster at the moment in Darren Collison and Isaiah Cousins, so expect them to pursue another PG soon.
Meyers Leonard says he wasn't overpaid 07-28-2016
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Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) doesn't think that he was overpaid in free agency.

The Oregonian
"Market value is what it is," Leonard said. "All I care about is that I know I'm playing to my fullest potential for my coaches to my teammates, that people believe in that... back to the four years and $41 million, I'd look at them like they're crazy if they say it wasn't enough. I mean, dear God, look at where I come from." He's hoping his shoulder is ready around the start of the season and will try to bounce back after a tough 2015-16 campaign. Unfortunately, things won't be any easier for him this season as he competes with Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh for minutes.
Karl-Anthony Towns working on 3-point shot 07-28-2016
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Karl-Anthony Towns said he's going "back to his roots" and focusing on improving his 3-point shot this summer.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's been paying dividends," Towns said. "My shot has looked the best it's looked in about four years, and I'm really happy." He shot 34.1 percent from deep as a rookie, but he only attempted 1.1 treys per game. Towns has already solidified himself as a first-round pick in all formats, but the promise of a few more 3-pointers gives fantasy owners even more reason to be excited. Towns also said that he hopes to spend his entire career in Minnesota and that his fans can expect big things from the Wolves this season.
Rodney McGruder unlikely to make Heat 07-28-2016
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Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said the odds for Rodney McGruder to make the 15-man roster in Miami aren't great.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
He had a decent chance of making the final roster after a strong summer league, but the signing of Dion Waiters will make it tough for him to stick around. Regardless, McGruder won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues next season.
Doc Rivers says Griffin won't be traded 07-28-2016
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In an interview with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Doc Rivers made it clear that Blake Griffin isn't going anywhere.

Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Specifically, Rivers said teams aren't even calling because they know the Clippers won't move him. In regards to the Blake to Boston rumors, Rivers said he's talked to Danny Ainge twice this summer, but it was simply about golf. Needless to say, a trade doesn't seem imminent and Griffin is likely focusing on rehabbing his partially torn quad.
Celtics sign Demetrius Jackson 07-28-2016
The Celtics have officially signed Demetrius Jackson.
The Celtics signed a total of five players on Wednesday in Jaylen Brown, Tyler Zeller, Gerald Green, Ben Bentil and Jackson. The rookie PG reportedly signed a four-year, $5.5 million deal, but it's only fully guaranteed for one season. He will be the fourth-string PG this season and will likely spend most of his time in the D-League.
Celtics sign Gerald Green 07-28-2016
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The Celtics have officially signed Gerald Green.
It's a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, but he's still not a lock to make the 15-man roster. Green didn't have a good season in Miami, averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 boards and 1.2 treys on 39.2 percent shooting from the field. If he makes the final roster, he will have a limited role.
Tyler Zeller signs his deal with Celtics 07-28-2016
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Tyler Zeller signed his deal with the Celtics on Wednesday.
He signed a two-year, $16 million deal, but the second year is a team option in case the Celtics want to free up cap space for 2017. Zeller will provide some depth up front, but won't see many minutes with Al Horford and Amir Johnson around.
Blazers sign Moe Harkless 07-28-2016
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The Blazers have officially signed Moe Harkless.
The deal is reportedly for four years and $40 million. "Moe is an impact player with a bright future and a high upside," president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said. He was limited to minutes in the teens for the majority of the season, but broke though in April with averages of 11.8 points, 6.5 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in 28.7 minutes per game. The Blazers are loaded up front, so he will be competing for minutes with Al-Farouq Aminu, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh.
Celtics sign Jaylen Brown 07-28-2016
The Celtics have officially signed Jaylen Brown to his rookie deal.
He was impressive during the summer league, averaging 16.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 29.0 minutes per game. He also lived at the free throw line with 10.2 attempts per game. Brown should be in the rotation right out of the gate, but he probably won't see significant minutes while Jae Crowder is healthy.
Colton Iverson to attend Celtics' camp 07-28-2016
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Colton Iverson has signed a training camp deal with the Boston Celtics.

David Pick on Twitter
He was drafted by Boston in 2013, but he's never been able to make the 15-man roster. The 27-year-old center spent last season with Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkey and is unlikely to make it past training camp.
James Nunnally signs in Turkey 07-28-2016
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Former 76ers James Nunnally has agreed to a deal with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

The 26-year-old guard has played a total of 13 games in the NBA, four with the Hawks and nine with the 76ers during the 2013-14 season.
Clippers equipment manger no longer w/ team 07-28-2016
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The Clippers equipment manager who was punched by Blake Griffin last season "no longer works for the team," according to TMZ.
It's unclear what caused Matias Testi to leave the team, and his exit doesn't have any fantasy impact. The Clippers are preparing for the 2016-17 season with a familiar roster, having retained free agents Wesley Johnson, Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford and Luc Mbah a Moute.