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Paul George will attend USA Basketball's mandatory minicamp next week, but will not play.

George missed nearly all of last season after suffering a gruesome injury in a scrimmage while preparing for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. By attending the minicamp, George will be eligible for the 2016 Olympic Team. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Update: Kostas Papanikolaou is not being waived by the Nuggets at this time.

Papanikolaou had some bright glimpses for the Rockets last season, but he was ultimately shipped to Denver in the Ty Lawson deal. It was reported that the team would waive Papanikolaou, but it seems like they might give the small forward a chance to stick with the team. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jrue Holiday (leg) has progressed to weight-bearing exercises.

Holiday has battled a leg injury in each of the last couple seasons. However, playing alongside Anthony Davis bodes well for his fantasy value, and if he can gather his old explosiveness, he could be a solid fantasy point guard this season. Analysis: Colby Conway

Update: Nets are waiving forward Earl Clark this week, obliging his plan to pursue a deal elsewhere.

Clark was signed to a multi-year contract but was free to work out with other teams this off-season, as the deal was only partially guaranteed. He has bounced around a bunch in his career since being signed as a lottery pick out of Louisville in 2009. Looks as though he is not yet ready to hang up the shoes, and will look to catch on somewhere else besides Brooklyn in 2015-16. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Nuggets officially announce Danilo Gallinari's contract extension.

Hopefully Gallo can stay healthy this season, as he is one of the more underrated players in the NBA when fully healthy. At 6'10" with a smooth jumper and solid slashing ability, the Italian should provide excellent fantasy production this season, so long as his knees can hold up.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Earl Clark will ask the Nets for his release.

Clark can apparently read the writing on the wall as he played just 10 games for the Nets last season and has a non-guaranteed $1.2 million salary for this season. The Nets have to cut two players before the start of the regular season to get down the 15 player roster size so by releasing Clark it may make roster decisions easier. The Small Forward could be interested in playing overseas according to a few reports. Analysis: Matt Selz

The Orlando Magic have fully guaranteed Dewayne Dedmon's 2015-16 contract.

The Magic had until Saturday to waive Dedmon or fully guarantee his contract. Dedmon averaged 3.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game last season with the Magic. Dedmon should remain in the rotation in Orlando for the most part, but he will not play much unless Nikola Vucevic goes down with an injury. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Mavericks have officially signed first round pick Justin Anderson.

Anderson could see significant playing time on the wing, especially if Wesley Matthews suffers a setback or Chandler Parsons misses more games. Anderson averaged 12.2 points and shot 45 percent from beyond the arc as a Junior at Virginia last season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Glen Davis says that he is open to playing in Europe or China if he doesn't get an NBA deal.

Davis had been talking with the Clippers about re-signing with them, but nothing materialized from those discussions. He averaged just 12.2 minutes per game last season but averaged just 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds. With few options open, Big Baby is going to need to head overseas if he wants to, not only play, but get paid to do so. Analysis: Howard Bender

Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou.

The small forward appeared in 43 games, one start, last season with the Nuggets, averaging 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds a game.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Los Angeles Clippers waived forward Jordan Hamilton.

The 24-year old small forward made 14 appearances with the Clippers (two starts), and averaged 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.7 minutes per game. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Tyler Johnson (jaw) has resumed weight lifting and shooting.

Johnson is three weeks from his jaw surgery. He needs to get back to action to prove that he would be a good back-up option at the point, and really needs the Heat to send Mario Chalmers packing to increase his value for fantasy purposes. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Jarrett Jack has the inside track for the starting point guard role, according to coach Lionel Hollins.

Brooklyn released Deron Williams, pushing Jack up the depth chart. He does not provide a great three-point shooting percentage, but also operates in the mid-range area on the court for the most part, not from the outer perimeter, so he does offer decent production.  Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been working on improving his jump shot and upper body strength.

Rubio had ankle surgery in April, to deal with an issue that restricted him to just 22 games last season. With some extra upper body strength, look to him to improve on his field goal accuracy, which has never exceeded 38%. A better shot inside would make him more valuable as a starting point guard in fantasy. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Mavericks officially sign free-agent forward Jeremy Evans.

After a career in Utah, Evans signed a two-year deal with the Mavericks. He will be a depth play, at best, and shouldn't be someone fantasy owners are targeting. Analysis: Howard Bender

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