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Andre Drummond has lost 20 pounds in the offseason, James Herbert of CBS Sports reports.

Impact

Drummond said he's in the best shape of his life, and's ready to top last season, in which he averaged 16.2 points and NBA-best 14.8 rebounds. He recently re-signed with the Pistons to a five-year maximum deal of $127 million. It's hard to imagine Drummond's value increasing even more, but if he's improved as much as he says, it could increase his value.

Derek Cooke signed a contract with the Suns on Sunday.

Impact

After going undrafted in 2015, Cooke spent his most recent campaign in the NBA D-League, playing in 47 games for the Bakersfield Jam, while posting averages of 4.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 23.4 minutes. The 6-foot-9 forward out of Wyoming is likely being brought to the Suns on a training camp deal, so his contract is not guaranteed and there's a very good chance he doesn't make the final regular season roster. However, he'll at least get a chance to impress the coaching staff over the next few weeks.

Gracin Bakumanya signed a contract with the Suns on Sunday.

Impact

A native of the Republic of Congo, Bakumanya entered his name into the 2016 NBA Draft as an international prospect, but ended up going undrafted. The 6-foot-11 center has fantastic size which gives him some potential both as a rim protector and as a post presence offensively, but he's not the most athletically gifted player and would definitely be a project early on in his career. Bakumanya likely won't be anything more than a training camp body for the Suns, so he may have to start his career in the NBA D-League or back overseas. He spent the 2015-16 campaign with the French club team Antibes Espoirs.

Mo Williams confirmed that the 2016-17 season will be his final year in the NBA, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Impact

Williams had been contemplating retirement in recent weeks, but announced in an Instagram post on Sept. 21 that he would be back for one more year. However, Williams said he has no intention of pursuing a new deal when his contract expires after the season, so it appears he's already made up his mind about the future. The 33-year-old is set to open the season as the top backup to Kyrie Irving at point guard, but it wouldn't be surprise if he lost out on playing time to rookie Kay Felder as the campaign wears on.

Festus Ezeli (knee) said Thursday that he no longer has a definitive timetable for a return, Ananth Pandlan of CBS Sports reports. "I personally don't have a timeline," Ezeli said. "I'm taking it day by day because when it comes to this situation, you never go with a timeline. It will frustrate me if I go by a timeline. I just try to take it by how I feel so hopefully sometime soon I can get back on the court and start playing again."

Impact

The Trail Blazers initially outlined a six-week recovery timetable for Ezeli after he received a pain injection in his left knee in late August, but they'll row back their expectations for the big man, who battled knee issues throughout most of last season. Ezeli is projected to serve as the top backup to Mason Plumlee at center once he returns to full health, though with ample frontcourt depth on hand in Meyers Leonard, Ed Davis and Maurice Harkless, the Trail Blazers won't be in any rush to get Ezeli back on the court.

Cameron Payne (foot) expects to play in the Thunder's scrimmage on Tuesday, Erik Horne of the Oklahoman reports.

Impact

Payne was a full participant to open up training camp, as he's completely recovered from July surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. The Thunder are going to push him into action right away in their scrimmage on Tuesday, which means they don't appear to be worried about any sort of setback. It's only further confirmation that Payne will be healthy going into his second NBA season, where he's slated to see a larger role as Russell Westbrook's primary backup at point guard.

Lakers coach Luke Walton confirmed that Luol Deng will likely start at small forward to open the upcoming season, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Impact

Even though he's tentatively penciled in as a starter for the Lakers, who inked him to a four-year, $72 million deal this summer, Deng should see a reduction in the 32.4 minutes per game he averaged with the Heat in 2015-16. With No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram and second-year forward Larry Nance both in need of further development, coach Luke Walton figures to find playing time for the duo, which may result in Deng having to sacrifice a few minutes as the season wears on. While Deng's fantasy ceiling is capped as a result, he'll still provide his owners with respectable production in the points, three-pointers and rebounds categories.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said in a recent interview that Brandon Ingram would open his rookie season in a bench role, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "We're not going to throw [Ingram] into the starting lineup right away," Walton said. "We're not going to play him 40 minutes a night. It's going to be a gradual process."

Impact

A highly skilled player with a massive wing span, strong work ethic and outside shooting ability, Ingram is expected to serve as a cornerstone of the Lakers' rebuilding effort, but the team will have the luxury of easing the rookie into his professional career. The team signed veteran Luol Deng in free agency this summer, and he'll presumably fill the void in the starting lineup at small forward left by the retirement of Kobe Bryant. Ingram is in line to serve as Deng's top backup, and could also see minutes at shooting guard behind projected starter Jordan Clarkson. The presence of Deng and Clarkson means a pathway to more than 25 minutes per game may be difficult for Ingram, but he still remains a prime asset in dynasty formats. If he adds some more strength to his willowy frame, Ingram could make tremendous strides throughout the season and take a massive leap in his second season.

Josh McRoberts is still recovering from a foot injury as training camp approaches, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

It's not clear when McRoberts picked up the injury, nor is it known how it might impact his activity level during training camp. The 2015-16 campaign was an injury-plagued mess for McRoberts, who made only 42 appearances and averaged 3.6 points on a woeful 37.2 percent shooting from the field to go with 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 14.2 minutes per game. While those numbers wouldn't normally make McRoberts a candidate for an expanded role during the upcoming season, the recent news that Chris Bosh (blood clots) failed his physical and remains indefinitely creates a major void at power forward for the Heat. Expect coach Erik Spoelsta to use a combination of McRoberts, Derrick Williams, Luke Babbitt and Justise Winslow to cover the bulk of the minutes at that position for as long as Bosh is sidelined.

Greivis Vasquez remains in the rehab process with his right ankle, for which he required bone spur surgery back in mid-December, Nets Daily reports.

Impact

Vasquez made a few appearances for the Bucks last spring after returning from surgery, but he's apparently still not quite 100 percent healthy, as the ankle issue prevented him from suiting up for Venezuela in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 29-year-old was able to land a one-year deal from the Nets in free agency, but the rebuilding team signed him with the understanding that he may need some extra recovery time. Expect Vasquez to see his activities limited during camp, which could prevent him from claiming the top backup job at point guard when the regular season opens.

The Spurs renounced their rights to Marcus Denmon on Saturday, NBA.com reports.

Impact

Denmon was a second-round pick of the Spurs in 2012, but hadn't made a serious case for an NBA roster spot. Expect the 26-year-old, who played in Turkey last season, to remain overseas for the bulk of his professional career.

Though Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry hasn't decided who will open the season as the starting point guard in place of Jrue Holiday (personal), Tim Frazier is believed to be a leading candidate, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

With both Holiday and Tyreke Evans (knee) likely to miss extended action, Frazier, E'Twaun Moore and Langston Galloway are in line to assume the bulk of the minutes at point guard, but it's not certain how exactly the playing time distribution will shake out. There's reason to believe, however, that Frazier may open camp as the favorite to start, given his greater familiarity with Gentry than Moore or Galloway, both of whom were offseason pickups. In addition, Moore profiles as a better option at shooting guard due to his aptitude from three-point range, whereas Frazier looked the part of a pure point guard while picking up extra time in place of an injured Holiday late in 2015-16. In seven April contests, Frazier averaged an impressive 13.3 points, 10.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 33.3 minutes per game. While it's unlikely he'll approach playing time on that level again, Frazier's strong per-minute production makes him a worthy late-round flier in deeper leagues in the event things break right for him in training camp.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Friday that he doesn't expect Brandon Jennings to see "big minutes" alongside Derrick Rose this season, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Jennings has served as a starting point guard for much of his career, but after rejoining the Pistons in late December of last season after returning from a torn Achilles tendon, he was forced to settle for backup duties behind Reggie Jackson. The Pistons ended up shipping Jennings to Orlando prior the trade deadline, where he again served in a reserve capacity, finishing the campaign with cumulative averages of 6.9 points, 3.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 three-pointers in 18.1 minutes per game. Though he's only 27 years old and was brought in by the Knicks this offseason on a one-year deal, Jennings looked quite rusty in his return from the Achilles injury and may struggle to regain the explosiveness he showed earlier in his career. More significantly, Jennings' subpar shooting marks won't make him an ideal backcourt partner with Derrick Rose, who doesn't offer much of an impact from three-point range. As a result, Jennings again looks to be in line for the top backup job at point guard, with Courtney Lee assuming most of the minutes at shooting guard next to Rose.

Patrick Beverley is dealing with a cut on his foot and will be limited at Sunday's practice, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Beverley was held out of the afternoon portion of Saturday's practice as a result of the injury, and while he'll face some restrictions Sunday, he's still expected to take part in some drills. The Rockets have called Beverley's injury minor, but the point guard could be cleared for full practice as soon as Monday. There shouldn't be much concern about Beverley's injury lingering throughout training camp. Beverley is slated to open the upcoming season as the team's starting point guard again, but he remains more of a defensive and three-point specialist and will cede primary scoring and play-making responsibilities to James Harden.

Anthony Davis (knee) was a full participant Saturday as the Pelicans began training camp, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

Davis underwent surgery back in March to address a stress reaction in his left kneecap and spent most of the summer recovering from a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which didn't require a procedure. He was expected all along to be ready for the start of training camp, so Davis' full participation Saturday went according to plan. He reportedly went through all drills with the exception of some conditioning work at the end of the practice, so it's expected that he won't face many limitations throughout camp.

Quinn Cook signed a non-guaranteed contract Saturday with the Pelicans.

Impact

After going unselected out of Duke in the 2015 NBA Draft, Cook joined the Cavaliers for training camp, but was unable to crack the team's final roster. He went on to spend the year developing in the D-League with the Canton Charge, where he went on to be named the league's Rookie of the Year after averaging 19.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals over 33.8 minutes per game. While he's far from a lock to make the Pelicans' roster, Cook might have a better opportunity than most players on non-guaranteed deals to break camp with an NBA team. The Pelicans are likely to be without Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (personal) through at least December, so the team could have room for another point guard when the season begins.

Dion Waiters is the likely frontrunner for starting duties at shooting guard for the Heat this season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Though he appeared to miscalculate teams' interest in him in free agency this summer and was forced to settle for a one-year, $2.9 million contract after most of the top shooting guards had come off the board, Waiters at least has a chance to rehabilitate his market value in a wide-open situation in Miami. With the Heat losing Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng in free agency and not expected to have Chris Bosh (blood clots) available this season, there's at least three starting jobs up for grabs and plenty of minutes to go around, particularly at the two wing spots. As a former No. 4 overall pick who has flashed some ability as a scorer during his stints with the Cavaliers and Thunder, Waiters profiles as one of the more intriguing options in an underwhelming group of wings that includes Justise Winslow, who is projected to start at either small forward or power forward, Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Luke Babbitt. Don't expect Waiters' efficiency to improve in Miami, but he shouldn't have trouble surpassing the 9.8 points per game he averaged last season while often serving as no better than the Thunder's third option offensively whenever he was on the court.

Justise Winslow is expected to open the season as a starter at either small forward or power forward, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

The offseason departures of Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng had initially positioned Winslow as an obvious choice to claim a starting role on the wing, but the versatile 20-year-old could now be a candidate to start at power forward after Chris Bosh (blood clots) failed to receive clearance for training camp and may have played his last game with the Heat. In preparation of the possibility of a Bosh absence, the Heat retained Josh McRoberts, added Derrick Williams and Willie Reed in free agency and re-signed Udonis Haslem to provide depth at power forward, but none profile as ideal replacement options in the starting lineup. As a result, coach Erik Spoelstra could choose to roll out small-ball lineups on a regular basis, which would allow Winslow to pick up more time at power forward while Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, James Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Luke Babbitt pick up most of the action at the wing spots. Such an arrangement would likely aid Winslow's rebound totals, but no matter how things shake out, the second-year player is set to see a noticeable increase in court time from his rookie year. While Winslow showed limited aptitude as a scorer in 2015-16, averaging just 6.5 points per game on 42.3 percent shooting from the field, there should be plenty of shots to go around now that Wade, Bosh and Deng are out of the mix, and that added volume should only aid Winslow's offensive outputs.

Members of the Heat organization increasingly believe that Chris Bosh's (blood clots) tenure with the franchise is over, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Impact

After seeing his past two seasons come to an early end due to blood clot episodes, Bosh failed his preseason physical earlier this week and remains without a definite timetable to return. While Bosh intimated earlier in the offseason that he hoped to get back on the court for training camp while taking blood-thinning medication, doctors weren't willing to clear him after determining that evidence of clotting still existed in his left calf. Bosh has maintained for several months that he feels healthy and said Friday that he remains hopeful for an eventual return to the court, but the Heat's unwillingness to clear him has soured his relationship with the team brass, as Wojnarowski reports that Bosh hasn't spoken with team president Pat Riley for months. Since Bosh is signed for three more years and $76 million, the Heat remain on the hook for his entire contract, and would be unable to waive him until Feb. 9 in order for his contract not to count against the salary cap. Assuming that team doctors don't budge from their assessment of Bosh's condition within the next few months, look for the Heat to release him shortly before the All-Star break, which would effectively end his NBA career.

Aaron Gordon sprained an ankle during a recent workout and could be limited when training camp opens Tuesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Impact

Magic GM Rob Hennigan described Gordon's injury as a "tweak" and downplayed its severity, but noted that the forward may be held out of certain drills in the early stages of camp. It doesn't appear Gordon is at risk of missing the start of the season, so as things currently stand, he looks in line to start at small forward for the Magic. He should see his stats trend upward after averaging 9.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game a season ago.