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Date Player
7/18/2016 Álex Abrines, OKC, SG
The Thunder and Abrines agreed on a three-year deal worth a reported $18 million Monday. The 6-foot-6 small guard/shooting forward was the No. 32 overall pick in the 2013 draft. He was acquired by the Thunder as part of the trade that sent James Harden to the Rockets.

Analysis: Abrines averaged 9.6 points in 19.6 minutes in the Spanish ACB and in Euroleague this past year. He has exceptional range, connecting on 49.1 percent of his field-goal attempts and 43.5 percent of his attempts from 3-point range.
7/18/2016 Tyus Jones, Min, PG
Jones won Summer League MVP honors and finished with 27 points in nearly leading the 24th-seeded Wolves to the championship. He won the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award after leaving Duke past Wisconsin for the 2015 national championship.

Analysis: The Timberwolves are pretty deep in the backcourt with the addition of Kris Dunn in the draft, but there's no doubt Jones turned some heads with his performance this summer.
7/18/2016 Denzel Valentine, Chi, SF
Valentine hit the tying 3-pointer with the final second of regulation, then made a jumper at the buzzer in overtime to give the Chicago Bulls an 84-82 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Analysis: Valentine was scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting through three quarters, but he proved that fortunes change quickly in Las Vegas. His 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds forced the extra period after Tyus Jones had just given Minnesota a 77-74 lead on a 3 with 3.6 seconds to go.
7/18/2016 Ben Simmons, Phi, F
Ben Simmons showed off the versatility that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft. The freshman from LSU played in four games for the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas, averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

Analysis: If the 76ers do someday get the forward from Australia along with recent high picks Joel Embiid and Dario Saric on the court with second-year forward Jahlil Okafor, the future could be bright after a dismal recent past.
7/18/2016 Jerian Grant, Chi, G
Chicago figures to have a starting backcourt of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo after signing both players earlier this month, and there's some good young talent behind them. Valentine showed he's a clutch performer, while Grant, acquired from the Knicks in the trade for Derrick Rose, was MVP of the championship game with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Analysis: Grant also shined at the end of last season for the Knicks, leaving some to believe he could be a sleeper fantasy pick next season.
7/18/2016 Devin Booker, Pho, SG
Phoenix got a look at a promising young core while going 4-2 in Las Vegas. All-Rookie selection Devin Booker averaged 26 points in his two games, top-10 picks Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss both showed potential and guard Tyler Ulis looked like a second-round keeper.

Analysis: Ulis averaged 14.5 points and Chriss had 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Bender, the No. 4 pick from Croatia, shot just 27.5 percent from the field but managed 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in his five games.
7/18/2016 Tyler Ulis, Pho, PG
Phoenix got a look at a promising young core while going 4-2 in Las Vegas. All-Rookie selection Devin Booker averaged 26 points in his two games, top-10 picks Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss both showed potential and guard Tyler Ulis looked like a second-round keeper.

Analysis: Ulis averaged 14.5 points and Chriss had 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Bender, the No. 4 pick from Croatia, shot just 27.5 percent from the field but managed 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in his five games.
7/18/2016 Dragan Bender, Pho, PF
Phoenix got a look at a promising young core while going 4-2 in Las Vegas. All-Rookie selection Devin Booker averaged 26 points in his two games, top-10 picks Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss both showed potential and guard Tyler Ulis looked like a second-round keeper.

Analysis: Bender, the No. 4 pick from Croatia, shot just 27.5 percent from the field but managed 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in his five games.
7/17/2016 Brandon Bass, LAC, F-C
Bass has agreed to a one-year contract with the Clippers worth a reported $1.55 million.

Analysis: Bass spent last season with the crosstown-rival Lakers, where he averaged 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 66 games as a reserve. The 11-year veteran reunites with Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who Bass also played under with the Boston Celtics from 2011-13.
7/17/2016 Nemanja Bjelica, Min, PF
Bjelica will miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of a right-foot injury.

Analysis: The injury has been described as an inflamed nerve. Bjelica said the injury needs another three weeks to heal. Bjelica is a longtime pillar of Serbia's team and his absence will be a serious blow to the squad's hopes of gaining a medal.
7/16/2016 Wade Baldwin IV, Mem, PG
The Memphis Grizzlies have signed first-round draft pick Baldwin.

Analysis: Baldwin, a 6-foot-4 guard from Vanderbilt, was selected with the 17th overall pick in the draft. The 20-year-old averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33 games as a sophomore for Vanderbilt last season.
7/15/2016 Larry Nance Jr., LAL, PF
The Lakers say Nance has a ''probable fracture'' is in right hand.

Analysis: Nance played Thursday in an 88-80 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League, getting injured with only seconds remaining. The Lakers say X-rays taken after the game show a ''probable fracture.'' They say Nance will return to Los Angeles to be examined by a hand specialist on Friday.
7/15/2016 C.J. Wilcox, Orl, SG
The Magic acquired Wilcox and cash from the Clippers on Friday in exchange for Devyn Marble and a future second-round draft pick.

Analysis: Wilcox struggled to find playing time with the Clippers but has played well in the Developmental League, averaging 17.6 points and shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc.
7/15/2016 Devyn Marble, LAC, G-F
The Clippers acquired Marble from the Magic on Friday for third-year guard C.J. Wilcox and then waived him.

Analysis: Marble, a second-round pick in 2014, appeared in 44 games for Orlando over the last two seasons and averaged 2.2 points.
7/15/2016 Dario Saric, Phi, PF
The 76ers signed Saric on Friday, two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal. Saric was originally drafted by the Magic with the 12th overall pick of the 2014 draft and was quickly traded to the Sixers for Elfrid Payton.

Analysis: Saric, a 6-foot-10, 243-pound power forward, played the last two seasons with the Turkish team Anadolu Efes. He was named MVP of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament after averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for his native Croatia.
7/15/2016 Jarrett Jack, Atl, G
The Hawks signed Jack on Friday.

Analysis: Jack started his first 32 games last season after the Nets bought out Deron Williams and averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists before tearing his ACL in January.
7/15/2016 Sasha Kaun, Phi, C
The 76ers acquired Kaun and cash considerations from the Cavaliers on Friday in exchange for the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum.

Analysis: Kaun appeared in 25 games for Cleveland in the 2015-16 season and averaged 0.9 points and 1.0 rebound in 3.8 minutes.
7/14/2016 Luis Scola, Bkn, F-C
Scola has signed a one-year contract with the Nets.

Analysis: The 36-year-old was a solid role player for Atlantic Division champion Toronto last season, starting 76 games and averaging 8.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 21.5 minutes. Scola should add a veteran presence to a Nets roster transitioning towards a youth movement.
7/14/2016 Greivis Vasquez, Bkn, G
Vasquez has signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Nets.

Analysis: Vasquez figures to share time with another free-agent addition, Jeremy Lin, at point guard for Brooklyn. The six-year veteran averaged 5.7 points and 4.0 assists in 23 games for Milwaukee last season, missing the majority of the campaign after undergoing ankle surgery in December.
7/14/2016 Pablo Prigioni, LAC, G
The Rockets have signed Prigioni to a two-year contract that contains a team option for the 2017-18 season.

Analysis: Prigioni previously played 24 games for the Rockets in 2014-15 after being acquired in a trade with the Knicks. The 39-year-old spent last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 2.5 points and 2.2 assists in 59 games.
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