NBA Player News
|8/30/2016||Joffrey Lauvergne, OKC, F-C|
|The Nuggets traded Lauvergne to the Thunder on Tuesday for two second-round draft picks in 2017.
Analysis: Lauvergne, a native of France, appeared in 83 games for the Nuggets, including 16 starts, averaging 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. He was the 55th pick in the 2013 NBA draft and made his debut for Denver late in the 2014-15 season.
|8/30/2016||Julius Randle, LAL, PF|
|Randle suffered a cut on his right hand during Monday's practice that required seven stitches to close. The team said the third-year forward will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Analysis: The injury should have no bearing on Randle's availability for the regular season. The 2014 first-round pick averaged 11.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 81 games last season.
|8/29/2016||Steve Novak, Mil, F|
|The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Novak.
Analysis: Milwaukee signed the 33-year-old Novak on Feb. 22, but he appeared in only three games before a left knee injury forced him out for the rest of the season.
|8/26/2016||Kendall Marshall, Uta, PG|
|The Jazz acquired Marshall in a trade with Philadelphia and promptly waived him.
Analysis: Marshall's $2 million salary for next season would have been guaranteed had Utah kept him on the roster Friday. The Jazz sent center Tibor Pleiss and two 2017 second-round picks to the Sixers for the rights to the 25-year-old, who's averaged 5.0 points and 4.9 assists in 160 games with four NBA teams.
|8/26/2016||Tibor Pleiss, Phi, C|
|The 76ers have acquired Pleiss and two 2017 draft choices from the Jazz in exchange for point guard Kendall Marshall.
Analysis: The 7-foot-3 Pleiss played in 12 games with the Jazz last season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds. He'll have a tough time finding minutes on a Philadelphia team that's well-stocked with promising bigs.
|8/22/2016||Jason Terry, Mil, G|
|Terry will be back for his 18th season after he signed with the Bucks on Monday.
Analysis: Bucks GM John Hammond calls Terry "a true professional who understands what it takes to be successful" in the NBA. Terry spent the last two seasons with Houston. He played in 72 games, including seven starts, with the Rockets last season, averaging 5.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.
|8/17/2016||Beno Udrih, Mia, PG|
|The Heat re-signed Udrih on Wednesday, adding depth to their backcourt. Terms were not disclosed but the Miami Herald reported the deal is for one year at the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million.
Analysis: Udrih, 34, has appeared in 792 NBA regular-season games (272 starts) during his 12-year career, averaging 8.5 points, 3.4 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 22.3 minutes while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor, 34.9 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the foul line. Udrih averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 assists and 16.3 minutes in 36 games for the Heat last season after a November trade from the Memphis Grizzlies.