2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis Cover Image
2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
Brett Squires
Anderson Varejao Headshot

Warriors center Anderson Varejao is dealing with back pain and has left Brazil to have tests done in the United States.

Varejao proved to be a quality defender, and excellent flopper, for Golden State last season and he will likely occupy a similar role this season. He isn't much of an offensive force, but he is a quality hustle player who can get those 50-50 balls. Once again, the guy is a great flopper.
8 hours ago
Nick Calathes Headshot

The Sacramento Kings are showing interest in former Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes.

Calathes wasn't in the NBA last season, but given his career numbers, that really isn't a surprise. For his career, he's averaging 4.6 points, 2.7 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game. Even if the Kings ink him to a deal, he won't be relevant in any fantasy format.
9 hours ago
Glen Rice Headshot

Free-agent guard Glenn Rice Jr. was arrested on Monday and charged with felony robbery, aggravated battery and possession of marijuana.

Well, all of this sure isn't going to help Rice's case of being picked up by a team before the season. These are pretty serious charges and the fact that he's been in trouble before isn't helping anything either. Remember that he was shot in the leg outside of an Atlanta nightclub last October.
10 hours ago
Sasha Kaun Headshot

Sasha Kaun announced his retirement from the NBA.

Well, that was a short lived career considering he played just one year in The Association, but he must have wanted to end on top, as he captured an NBA title with the Cavs in his one season. Sure he wasn't an integral player on the team by any stretch of the imagination, but he can always make more money overseas, or he can just ride off into the sunset at the still very young age of 31.
12 hours ago
Cameron Payne Headshot

Cameron Payne underwent foot surgery on Monday.

While Payne has been hampered by this injured fifth metatarsal in his foot since mid-March, he surprisingly played very well through it and even managed to be the high scorer during the Summer League just this past month. Considering how he managed to play through it for all of this time, he will almost certainly be ready to go for the beginning of the season come late-October.
12 hours ago
LeBron James Headshot

Cavaliers and Ty Lue have agreed to a five-year extension worth $35 million.

The beauty of winning a title, as Lue was largely mediocre at best for most of his first foray into the head coaching world. He did do an excellent job in the Finals, which is where it counts the most, but his acumen will not truly be realized until LeBron leaves or calls it a career (See: Erik Spoelstra).
12 hours ago
Dion Waiters Headshot

Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Heat.

Waiters one-year deal is worth $2.9M as he accepted the Heat offer. Waiters should immediately become the favorite to win the starting shooting-guard position. His competition is Wayne Ellington, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson. Between those three plus Goran Dragic, the Heat now have a five-man guard rotation. Waiters averaged less than 10 points per game while shooting south of 40-percent. This move could be exactly what the former lottery pick could use.
15 hours ago
C.J. McCollum Headshot

Trailblazers and C.J.McCollum have agreed to a max contract extension.

After signing Festus Ezeli it appeared as though the Trailblazers were done making moves this offseason but they were able to sign guard C.J. McCollum to a four-year extension which was for $106 million which is the league maximum. The former 10th overall pick back in 2013, McCollum had a breakout year in 2015 where he averaged 20.8 points and 4.3 assists in 34.8 minutes per game. He's proven to be a great player but will have a lot of pressure on himself to perform this upcoming season due to how much money the Trailblazers have invested in him.
17 hours ago
Troy Williams Headshot

Grizzlies have agreed to sign undrafted free agent Troy Williams.

The 1,000 point scorer, three-year starter at Indiana University, Williams recently signed a summer league deal with the Phoenix Suns. He impressed thoroughly with the Suns, averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds over six games. He has now signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Grizzlies, where his athleticism and rebounding ability should be able to help Memphis -- and at the worst he will help improve the rest of the roster in practice.
1 day ago
Anthony Bennett Headshot

Anthony Bennett told reporters he is 'somewhat' motivated by being labeled a bust.

Three years away from being a first-round draft pick, Anthony Bennett has accepted a league minimum deal from Brooklyn to try and return to the NBA. Bennett played in the D-League last year and has been working his way back with strong play for Team Canada. Although he has only averaged 12.8 minutes per game in his NBA career, he gives Brooklyn a depth option for the bigs and if he can shoot consistently, upside for more. Add in his motivation to do better with his new lease on life, Bennett is a cheap flier for the Nets this year.
1 day ago
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