2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis Cover Image
2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
Brett Squires
Dante Exum Headshot

Dante Exum (knee) said he has no limitations as training camp nears.

After missing the entire 2015-'16 campaign, Exum is fully healthy and ready to contribute to a young, fun Jazz team. Exum will likely head into the season working as the team's backup point-guard behind George Hill and even get some burn at shooting-guard as well. Exum shouldn't be worth much consideration in your upcoming fantasy basketball drafts.
2 hours ago
Anderson Varejao Headshot

Anderson Varejao (back) says he's good to start camp Monday.

After a back issue held Anderson Varejao out of the Rio Olympics, it's reported that he's almost 100% going into camp. Varejao will be the primary back up center for the newly signed Zaza Pachulia.
5 hours ago
Kelly Olynyk Headshot

Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be re-evaluated in mid-October.

Though this report said he'll be re-evaluated in mid-October, it's official that Kelly Olynyk has been cleared for non-contact drills. Though, he's been cleared doesn't mean the Celtics will shy away from the same evaluation plan. Look for Tyler Zeller to have the early edge over OIynyk at the backup center role.
5 hours ago
Wilson Chandler Headshot

Wilson Chandler (hip) said Monday that he's fully healthy and has been taking part in five-on-five scrimmages for the past month.

Chandler was sidelined for all of last season after requiring surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip last November. The recovery has been encouraging, but you can expect the team to take it easy on Chandler for much of camp. You may also consider the fact that the Nuggets could impose an early-season minutes restriction, so monitor his progress through camp before expecting any sort of a return to his old form.
5 hours ago
Joel Embiid Headshot

T.J. McConnell said Joel Embiid has been "flat out dominant" in scrimmages.

Why don't we just wait and see how Embiid holds up injury-wise before we anoint him as the next great center of the NBA. After missing his first two years in the NBA with foot issues, there are likely plenty of people in Philadelphia just champing at the bit, waiting for his return. If healthy, he should prove to be a strong fantasy asset, but let's actually see him on the court regularly before we get too worked up.
6 hours ago
J.R. Smith Headshot

Cavaliers GM David Griffin says the team has made "aggressive offer" to free agent shooting guard J.R. Smith.

Both sides continue to haggle, but both Smith and the Cavs have expressed a strong desire to work together. It will likely come down to an 11th-hour deal, but expect the team and Smith to come to an agreement sooner than later.
6 hours ago
Mo Williams Headshot

Cavaliers GM David Griffin said G Mo Williams has retired.

While Williams had just stated that this would be his final season, the 33-year old is calling it quits ahead of time. He finishes a 12-year career having averaged 13.2 points, 4.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game and will always be remembered fondly by his teammates. This should actually help the team as it may open the door wider for rookie Kay Felder now.
6 hours ago
John Wall Headshot

John Wall (knee) to be limited at Wizards training camp.

Wall is still recovering from offseason procedures in both knees, one of which was to remove bone spurs from his left knee, and just needs more time to heal. The Wizards do not believe he will miss any regular season time, so limitations early in camp should not be much of a concern.
6 hours ago
Malik Beasley Headshot

Malik Beasley (stress fracture) said he's ready for full training camp.

Regardless of what Beasley says, the Nuggets will keep him restricted early on in camp to protect their first-round investment. Once he has shown the coaches and trainers that he really does not need to be handled so gingerly, they will loosen the reins. Since he's not expected to be a major contributor here in his first season, you can expect the team to be cautious.
7 hours ago
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Headshot

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a full go and ready for camp with no restrictions.

Kidd-Gilchrist had a second surgery in the offseason to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. He was beginning shooting drills back in mid-to-late June and everything points to him being ready to go in camp. He will resume his usual role in Charlotte and should be drafted accordingly.
7 hours ago
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