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Troy Williams is expected to make the Grizzlies rosters, Tim McMahon of ESPN Radio Dallas reports.


Williams, an undrafted free agent out of Indiana, took advantage of injuries to Chandler Parsons and Tony Allen to average 13.2 points on 52 percent shooting during the preseason.

C.J. Williams has been waived by the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.


Williams was always a long shot to make the Mavericks final roster as a guard, as the team already possesses a variety of solid players in the backcourt. Williams averaged 3.4 points, 1.0 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game played this preseason.

Jaleel Cousins has been waived by the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.


Cousins was signed by the Mavericks on Oct. 17, giving him only five days to impress before being waived. The 6-foot-10 center boasts a huge frame and nice defensive repertoire, but simply doesn't have the offensive skill to be an effective NBA big man at this point in his young career. Cousins will likely enter the D-League, where he will look to refine his game.

Keith Hornsby was waived by the Mavericks on Saturday, Earl Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.


Hornsby played in five games this preseason, averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game while shooting 28-percent from the floor. The undrafted rookie always faced an uphill battle while attempting to crack Mavericks' 15-man roster, as they already boast a fairly deep backcourt.

Kyle Collinsworth has been waived by the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.


Collinsworth struggled in the preseason, logging 11 minutes-per-game and averaging only 1.2 points, 1.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds while making zero field goals in his five games played. The 6-foot-6 undrafted rookie will hope to get an opportunity with another team in the future.

Jonathan Gibson has been waived by the Mavericks, Earl Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.


Gibson had a nice preseason, playing in seven games and averaging 7.1 points, 3.0 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 14.8 minutes of action per game, and looked like a prime candidate to win a roster spot. However, the Mavericks chose to go a different direction, keeping two undrafted free agent rookies in Dorian Finney-Smith and Nicolas Brussino. Gibson was one of the Chinese Basketball Association's top scorers in 2015-16, so it will be interesting to see whether he decides to return to China for the coming season.

Quincy Ford has been waived by the Pelicans, Justin Verrier of ESPN reports.


Ford was always a long shot to make the Pelicans' 15-man roster, as he joined the team on Oct. 17, giving him only five days to make a lasting impression. He apparently did not do so, and will now have the option of joining a D-League roster until he can acquire an opportunity with another team.

Quinn Cook was waived by the Pelicans on Saturday, Justin Verrier of ESPN reports.


Cook had one nice game for New Orleans in the preseason, recording 20 points and eight assists against the Rockets, but ultimately doesn't fit the Pelicans' roster where they need the help. Cook will likely spend another season in the D-League, where he won Rookie of the Year in last season, and hope for a chance with another NBA team in the future.

John Lucas will make the final 15-man roster for Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.


Lucas will be the fourth point guard on the roster, so he's not likely to get much playing time. Lucas didn't play in the NBA last season, spending time with a team in Puerto Rico and the NBDL.

The Cavaliers decided to waive John Holland on Saturday, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.


Holland was competing for the final spot on Cleveland's roster heading into the regular season, but ultimately came up short. He was originally considered a long shot due to the wing depth the Cavaliers already have. It is unclear what the 27-year old Boston University product will do next.

Nerlens Noel (Phi)

Nerlens Noel (groin) will undergo surgery Monday to repair an inflamed plica above his left knee and is expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reports.


The procedure, which takes only 10 minutes, is minor in nature, but it will still force Noel to miss the better part of the first month of the regular season. In his absence, Joel Embiid should have an even clearer path to minutes up front, though the big man is expected to face an initial minutes restriction of around 20-to-24 minutes. Jahlil Okafor, who made his preseason debut Friday, should also see an uptick in minutes, assuming he's not limited by the knee issue that plagued him through much of camp.

The Grizzlies opted to release Wayne Selden on Saturday.


Selden signed a contract with the Grizzlies in July that included an invitation to training camp. He considered a long shot from the start to make the final roster, which ultimately proved to be true. The 22-year-old will likely look for another opportunity to make an NBA roster.

Jose Calderon (LAL)

Jose Calderon (calf) did not practice Saturday, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.


The veteran missed the team's final three preseason games with a strained left calf, and with the regular season only four days away it's fair to question whether he'll be available for the opener against the Rockets. The Lakers have a day off Sunday before practicing Monday and Tuesday, so expect to know more with regard to Calderon's status early next week.

JaKarr Sampson (Den)

JaKarr Sampson was waived by the Grizzlies Saturday.


Well that was fast. Sampson was released by the Nuggets last week before signing with the Grizzlies on Friday. However, he was let go Saturday by the Grizzlies, as they had to put together their final roster. Sampson logged 73 appearances between both the Nuggets and 76ers last season, and it is unclear what his next move will be at this time.

Tony Allen (Mem)

Tony Allen (knee) went through a full practice Saturday, Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com reports.


Allen missed the Grizzlies' final three exhibition contests while dealing with swelling and soreness in his knee. He returned to full practice work over the weekend, though his status for the regular season opener Wednesday remains clouded. Per coach David Fizdale, Allen will be evaluated next week, and the level of swelling will ultimately determine his status.

Timofey Mozgov (LAL)

Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) returned to Lakers' practice Saturday, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.


The newly acquired Mozgov fell hard on his tailbone in Wednesday's preseason game, and subsequently sat out the team's final exhibition contest Friday. The injury was never considered serious, and his return to practice Saturday seemingly indicates his health is not in question heading toward Wednesday's season opener.

a Moute Luc Mbah (LAC)

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) went through a full practice Saturday, Jovan Buha of ESPN reports.


Mbah a Moute missed practice earlier in the week after sustaining a bruise to his knee, but the issue is nothing serious, and the forward said he plans to play in the regular season opener against Portland on Thursday.

Rasheed Sulaimon was waived by the Hornets on Saturday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.


The former Duke and Maryland standout went undrafted in June and subsequently signed a training camp deal with the Hornets in August. Sulaimon, a strong perimeter defender, will likely take his talents to the D-League.

Mike Tobey was waived by the Hornets on Saturday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.


Unsurprisingly, the Virginia product will be left off the Hornets' 15-man, opening night roster. Tobey, who signed a training camp deal in July, will likely wind up in the D-League this season.

Perry Ellis was waived by the Hornets on Saturday, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.


A sports hernia kept Ellis out for nearly all of the preseason, severely hindering his chances of proving himself worth of a roster spot. The former Kansas standout will likely explore his options overseas or in the D-League.