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Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been fully cleared to play.

Rubio had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle back in April after the injury kept him out of action for most of the 2014-15 season. With him receiving clearance, the Timberwolves can now move forward and their expectations of having him ready for the start of training camp should be met. Analysis: Howard Bender

Deron Williams has been impressive in pre-training camp workouts in Dallas.

The 31-year-old has been turning heads in Dallas' pre-training camp workouts. He has a lot to prove after his New Jersey struggles averaging only 13.0 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games with the Nets last season. Williams will be prove to be a nice middle round selection in fantasy drafts.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Chuck Hayes has signed a one-year deal with the Clippers.

Hayes will serve as a banger off the bench for the Clippers, who are already set in the frontcourt in terms of players with fantasy relevant minutes. Expect Hayes to serve a team purpose, but fantasy owners can forget his name.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Marcelo Huertas, one of the Euroleague’s most accomplished playmakers, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Huertas comes over with an incredible reputation as one of the game's best playmakers. Considering that top notch quality, he will be expected to effectively run the Lakers second unit, while properly grooming rookie point guard DeAngelo Russell for the responsibilities of a first team floor general. Huertas has received many of Pablo Prigioni comparisons, but word is that he is an even better playmaker. Expect a solid first season for the international veteran, while taking some time to develop into a legitimate fantasy option.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Bucks have agreed on a deal with guard Charlie Westbrook.

The 26-year-old guard has only played for Miami, in training camp, and an NBA D-league squad stateside since turning pro in 2012, he has however played for a few overseas squads in France and Italy. A non-guruanteed training camp minimum deal is what it appears he was signed to and it is highly unlikely he makes the Bucks roster since they already have 15 fully guaranteed contract players on the roster. Analysis: Matt Selz

Free agent forward Chuck Hayes will not be signing with the Rockets as expected.

Word is that with Houston signing Ty Lawson, the salary cap numbers could not be worked out to accommodate Hayes. The 32-year old front court player wants to play at least one more season, but the Rockets also offered him a chance to join their coaching staff, so he has that as a fallback position. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Thunder agreed to 1-year non-guaranteed deal with free agent forward Talib Zanna.

The team is not taking a big chance here, as it is just a one year deal that is not guaranteed. He spent last season with the OKC Blue in the D-league, and averaged 13.3 points, 11 rebounds and shot 60% from the field in 50 games. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

J.J. O'Brien has signed with the Utah Jazz.

The 6-foot-7 forward played one year at the University of Utah before transferring to San Diego State. He finished his senior year with an average of 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. The Jazz are expecting him to serve as depth on the wing. Analysis: Howard Bender

Toure' Murry will return on a non-guaranteed deal for training camp with the Wizards.

The young guard is a hard worker, who would be a deep bench asset to any NBA team. I'm sure he will make the Wizards, regardless of this non-guaranteed moniker.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jrue Holiday should be ready for start of season, but will likely be on a minutes restriction.

Holiday was limited to just 40 games last season due to injury and has now missed significant time over the past two seasons. When on the court Holiday was an effective player, averaging 14.8 points, 6.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 three-pointers per game. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kyrie Irving (knee) is likely to miss the season opener.

Reports surfaced on Thursday that Irving could be out until January, but the Cavaliers haven't confirmed anything at this time. It's a tough blow for Irving and the Cavs, but the important thing is that the star point guard is healthy once the playoffs roll around. Irving's stock is certainly going to take a dive in fantasy drafts this fall. Analysis: David Kerr

Derrick Rose has been sued by a women who claims he and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her.

There hasn't been an abundance of details released yet, but this is definitely something to monitor moving forward. The woman, Rose's ex-girlfriend, has waited for two years to file the suit and she wants unspecified damages. There hasn't been any word from Rose or anyone in his circle, but once again, this is something to monitor moving forward. Analysis: Colby Conway

Clippers remain interested in re-signing Glen Davis.

Davis averaged 12.2 minutes a game off the bench for the Clippers in 2014, scoring 4.0 points and pulling down 2.3 rebounds. His role on the Clippers will continue to be limited and such there would be zero fantasy value in him. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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