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Jeff Withey (Uta)

Jeff Withey has come to terms with the Mavericks on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.


Withey spent last season as a member of the Jazz, who renounced his rights in mid-July. He was a deep reserve, posting just 2.9 points and 2.4 boards across 8.5 minutes per contest. While he'll likely play a similar role with the Mavericks, as his skill hasn't warranted him being deployed for more than 12.9 minutes per game in his career, he could see extended run here and there depending on the health of the Dallas centers. Regardless, he should probably be avoided in every fantasy format considering his projected workload and production.

Jordan Mickey is finalizing a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Heat, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.


Mickey was waived by the Celtics in mid-July due in large part to their offseason frontcourt acquisitions, as the 2015 second round pick never made had the opportunity to make his mark in Boston. He averaged just 1.5 points over 5.6 minutes per game last season, but will now have a second chance in Miami, where he'll likely continue to serve as a depth option.

Donald Sloan signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Wizards on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.


Sloan, who spent last season in China, will attempt to make his return to the States during the 2017-18 campaign. According to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, the deal is a training camp invite and Sloan will have to fight for a spot on the roster. The five-year NBA veteran last took the floor for the Nets, posting 7.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds across 21.6 minutes per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three. He could help provide some point guard depth behind starter John Wall, though may have to compete with Tim Frazier for reserve minutes even if he makes the team.

K.J. McDaniels has agreed to terms with the Raptors on a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.


McDaniels was somewhat of a forgotten commodity this summer as many teams' free agency dollars dried up, but he'll head to Toronto on what's in all likelihood a minimum deal. The former Clemson standout spent time with both Houston and Brooklyn lats season, appearing in 49 total games and averaging 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds. The 24-year-old has shown flashes of promise as an athletic defender, but he struggles as a shooter and may face an uphill battle toward having his contract fully guaranteed by the Raptors.

Brandon Bass (LAC)

Brandon Bass signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Liaoning Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association, international writer David Pick reports.


A 12-year NBA veteran, Bass has bounced around a bit of late, playing for three different teams in as many seasons. He spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Clippers, averaging 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds across 11.1 minutes, which was his smallest workload overall since the 2009-10 season. After failing to receive much interest on the free agent market, Bass will head overseas to resume his playing career. He could attempt to latch on with an NBA team following the international season, though it's unclear how many suitors he'd have.

Rakeem Christmas signed a contract with Turkish club Galatasaray Odeabank on Thursday, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.


In Christmas' first full season with the Pacers, he played in just 29 games, posting averages of 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds across 7.6 minutes. He was merely used as emergency depth in the frontcourt and didn't flash enough potential to give the Pacers a reason to keep him around. After being waived by Indiana at the start of July, Christmas failed to receive much interest elsewhere and will now head to Turkey to play for Galatasaray. He could attempt to find an NBA playoff contending team to join once his season overseas completes, though there's no guarantee he'd find a suitor.

Guerschon Yabusele has fully recovered from ankle surgery and will take part in Monday's informal practices, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports.


This is great news for the Celtics' 2016 first-round pick, as foot problems prevented him from participating in this year's summer league, and he'll now get to spend some extended time with the team through training camp. Boston, however, is loaded in the frontcourt, and Yabusele will likely struggle to find quality minutes in his debut season with the team, so some extended time in the G League could be on the horizon for the rookie.

Georges Niang signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.


Niang, a 2016 second-round pick who played sparingly with the Pacers as a rookie before being waived in July, will receive the chance to compete for a roster spot with the reigning NBA champs. More realistically though, the Warriors likely plan to stash Niang with their G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz, as the 24-year-old has only a small chance of beating out the likes of Omri Casspi, Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney for one of the final available spots at forward.

Ben Moore signed an undisclosed contract with the Pacers on Tuesday. He "will be designated as an affiliate player and play with the Pacers' Gatorade League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants".


The 6-foot-8 forward out of SMU averaged 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks last season – his senior year. He appeared in five games with the Pacers' Orlando summer league squad, posting 3.8 points and 3.0 boards. He'll seemingly spend the majority of the season in the G-League.

Jordan McRae signed a one-year, $700,000 deal overseas with Baskonia of the EuroLeague, freelance reporter David Pick reports.


McRae, who was waived by the Cavaliers in early March in order to make room for Andrew Bogut, failed to find an NBA suitor for his talents. McRae, who has spent two years in the NBA, averaged 4.4 points and 1.1 boards across 10.4 minutes per game in 37 appearances with Cleveland last season.

Kyle Wiltjer agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million non-guaranteed deal with the Raptors on Tuesday, Oliver Maroney and Robby Kalland of Uproxx.com reports.


In signing the non-guaranteed deal, Wiltjer will compete for a job on the Raptors' 15-man roster. Last season, he played for the Rockets, though a significant chunk in the D-League, after going undrafted out of Gonzaga. He played just 44 minutes in the NBA. In the D-League, however, he posted 20.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 37.7 percent from deep. At 6-foot-10, he has the mold of a stretch-four.

Julyan Stone was granted his release from Venice on Monday and remains on track to sign a two-year deal with the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.


The only thing holding Stone back from officially signing a contract with Charlotte was the clearance he needed from Lega Basket Serie A, so it's only a matter of time before the 28-year-old puts pen to paper. He last played in the NBA with the Raptors back in 2014 and will likely find himself at the end of the Hornets' bench this coming season.

Norris Cole (OKC)

Norris Cole has signed a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Euroleague, international writer David Pick reports.


Cole opened the 2016-17 campaign playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, but following the completion of that season, he ended up joining the Thunder for the final month of their schedule. He took part in just 13 games, posting averages of 3.3 points and 1.1 assists across 9.6 minutes. Once again, Cole struggled to field interest during free agency this offseason and will now head to Maccabi Tel Aviv. That said, there's a chance he ends up coming back to the States following the completion of their season once again, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ultimately attempted to latch on with a contender in February.

Julyan Stone is expected to sign a two-year contract with the Hornets, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.


Stone is currently awaiting FIBA clearance in order for the deal to become official, but it's expected to be two years at a minimum salary. Look for Stone to battle for spot during training camp, but there's not guarantee he makes the official regular-season roster when all is said and done. The 6-foot-6 wing last saw NBA action in the 2013-14 season with Toronto, but has since struggled to make a significant impact anywhere else and most recently was cut by the Pacers prior to this past season. If Stone does in fact make the team, he'll likely be stuck in a minor bench role and wouldn't be a fantasy contributor.

JJ Hickson, who spent the 2016-17 season in China, has agreed to a contract with the Jiangsu Tongxi of the Chinese Basketball Association, freelance reporter David Pick reports.


Hickson once again failed to attract any legitimate NBA suitors for the upcoming season and will spend the upcoming 2017-18 campaign in China. It's possible his name will re-emerge once the CBA season concludes in the spring, though that wasn't the case after the 2016-17 campaign.

Jabari Bird, who was selected by Boston with the 56th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has agreed to join the team on a two-way contract, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.


The Celtics likely wouldn't have been able to find significant playing time for Bird in their stacked depth chart, so they've opted to send him to the G-League for the majority of the season instead. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard who spent four years at Cal will still be able to spend up to 45 days at the NBA level, however.

Bryce Alford signed a training camp deal with the Thunder on Thursday, Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reports.


After a standout four-year career at UCLA, Alford failed to be selected in the 2017 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-3 guard latched on with the Warriors for the Orlando Summer League, however, where he played in six games and posted averages of 9.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 19.0 minutes. Alford will now get a look with the Thunder, as they've extended him an invite to training camp, which begins in September. That will give Alford a shot to make his case for a regular-season roster spot, although he currently faces long odds. There's a good chance Alford spends the majority of the upcoming season in the G-League.

Patrick Patterson (Tor)

Patrick Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined four-to-six weeks, Erik Horne of NewsOK.com reports.


Patterson, who agreed to a three-year, $16.4 million contract with the Thunder during free agency, underwent a quick clean-up procedure, so there's no structural damage or anything that could keep him out for an extended period of time. His four-to-six week timetable puts him in good shape for a return prior the start of training camp on Sept. 26, although the Thunder could ease him back into the swing of things early on to avoid any sort of setbacks. Patterson is currently the favorite to start at power forward following the departure of Domantas Sabonis to the Pacers, which should allow the 6-foot-9 big man a chance to boost his overall production after averaging 24.6 minutes per game in a reserve capacity with the Raptors last season.

Zach Randolph (Mem)

Zach Randolph was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for possession of marijuana, Bleacher Report reports.


Details surrounding the arrest are still emerging, but at this point it's certainly possible that Randolph could face some sort of discipline from the Kings or the NBA. A decision likely won't come in the immediate future, however, so it's too early to predict how the situation could affect his value going forward.

Christian Wood came to terms on a contract with Fujian, a Chinese basketball club, on Wednesday, freelance reporter David Pick reports.


Wood played just 13 games last season with the Hornets while competing for time in a crowded frontcourt, posting 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds across 8.2 minutes per game. However, the team opted to let him go and his production, or lack thereof, seemingly didn't draw any NBA suitors. As a result, he'll head to China to work on his craft with a chance to return to North America during the 2018-19 campaign.