Head2Head Sports

MenuSkip to content

Basketball

H2H Salary Cap

Latest Player News

Damyean Dotson will sign a three-year contract with the Knicks, Michael Scotto of the Associated Press reports.

Impact

The deal reportedly includes guarantees for the first two years, so it seems highly likely that Dotson will be on the regular-season roster following training camp. Dotson, widely considered a three-and-D prospect, had a standout performance during the Orlando Summer League with averages of 12.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 5.0 three-pointers per contest. He'll provide emergency depth as another shooter off the bench on the wing, although it seems unlikely he'll begin the season in a significant rotation role.

Jimmer Fredette re-signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association on a one-year, $1.8 million contract, international beat writer David Pick reports.

Impact

Fredette last played in the NBA during the 2015-16 season, when he split time with the Pelicans and Knicks. However, he'll be spending a second straight season with the Sharks in China, where he's coming off a spectacular year that included a record-breaking 73-point showing back in April. If he continues to have so much success internationally, there's always a chance another NBA team will give him a shot at a contract.

Christian Eyenga signed a contract Sunday with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the Spanish ACB League, Sportando reports.

Impact

Eyenga, a former first-round pick of the Cavaliers in 2009, hasn't appeared in the NBA since 2011-12, when he was a member of the Lakers. Though he's still only 28 years old, it appears the Congolese swingman is bound to spend the rest of his career overseas after stints with six different foreign clubs in the last five years alone.

Gian Clavell has agreed to terms with the Mavericks on a partially guaranteed minimum deal, according to a league source, Tim McMahon of ESPN reports.

Impact

Clavell averaged 20.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals while playing nearly 37 minutes per game for the Rams. Most recently, he competed in the Orlando Summer League, playing five games for the Heat.

Nicolas Brussino was claimed off waivers by the Hawks on Saturday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Impact

Brussino, who was let go by the Mavericks on July 20, has been picked up by the Hawks. He showed some promise last season in limited minutes, but Dallas seemingly felt he wasn't worth the money he would have been guaranteed had they held onto him. The Hawks, however, are deep in rebuilding mode and jumped on the opportunity to add a wing player to the mix. Brussino averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 boards across 9.6 minutes per game last season. His potential workload for the upcoming season is pretty up in the air, though it seems possible he could garner a similar role for the Hawks.

Jack Cooley has agreed to a two-way contract with the Kings, Chris Reichert of The Step Back reports.

Impact

Cooley, after going undrafted back in 2013, has bounced around the NBA and the D-League since. Last season, however, he played for the German club MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. He'll look to make a name for himself in the G-League this season.

Justin Hamilton (Bro)

Justin Hamilton has agreed to join the Beijing Shougang Ducks, per his official Twitter account.

Impact

After joining the Raptors via trade in mid-July as a filler that allowed the team to unload DeMarre Carrol to the Nets, Hamilton was subsequently waived. Now, he has opted to take his talents to China, signing with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds across 18.4 minutes per game with the Nets last year.

John Wall (Was)

John Wall agreed to a four-year, $170M extension with the Wizards on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Impact

The Wizards offered Wall an extension at the beginning of free agency, but he was expected to take some time and allow the team to assemble their roster before making a final decision. Ultimately, he opted to to accept the team's max-extension offer, which will kick in following the remaining two years on his deal. The 26-year-old is entering his prime and coming off the best season of his career, in which he recorded career highs in points, assists, and steals. He figures to be primed for another big season.

Pau Gasol (SA)

Pau Gasol agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Spurs, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Impact

While the monetary details of the contract haven't been announced at the moment, it seems safe to assume that the three-year deal guarantees more money than the $16.2 million player option that Gasol declined for the upcoming season. While Gasol's best years are certainly behind him, he still posted a solid 12.4 points, 7.8 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks across 25.4 minutes per game, making him a fair option in a variety of fantasy formats.

Tony Parker (SA)

Tony Parker (quad) is progressing in his rehabilitation and can now run on his injured left leg, Cody McCrary of MySanAntonio.com reports.

Impact

Though Parker, who ruptured his left quad during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, is making strides with his rehab, he told Argentinian reporters that "it's still going to be another four or five months". With that in mind, it's still realistic at this point to hold onto the January return date that he's been targeting since late May.

Yannis Morin has agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Thunder, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

Impact

Morin spent time with the Thunder during Orlando summer league, posting 2.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in five appearances. Last season, he played for STB Le Havre of the French LNB Pro B league, averaging 6.8 points and 7.4 rebounds across 24.5 minutes per contest. A 6-foot-10 quality athlete, Morin is capable of running the floor as a center. He can step out and hit the three-ball a little as well, drilling 44 of his 150 attempts from deep over the past two seasons (29.3). While he'll certainly be a work in progress and will probably end up playing for the Thunder's G-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, Morin clearly has upside as a run-and-gun, floor-spacing center.

Yakuba Ouattara signed a two-way contract with the Nets on Friday.

Impact

Ouattara, a high-flying 6-foot-3 guard, spent last season with AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A League. He posted 11.8 PPG on 51.4 percent shooting from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. He also chipped in 3.3 rebounds across 23.9 minutes per game. The Nets seemingly believe that 25-year-old Ouattara, between his athleticism and three-point range, has what it takes to compete in the G-League and possibly the NBA at some point. In agreeing to a two-way contract, Ouattara will spend the majority of the season with the Nets' G-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, but can spend up to 45 days with the Nets at the NBA level.

Dillon Brooks signed a three-year deal with two years fully guaranteed Friday with the Grizzlies, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Impact

Brooks was drafted in the mid-second round by the Rockets in this year's draft before being traded to the Grizzlies the same night. Brooks signing a guaranteed contract with Memphis before training camp even begins is surely a sign that the team is happy with what they have seen out of the former Oregon star. With Memphis having solid depth on the wing, however, Brooks will likely find himself on the outside of the team's rotation to start the season.

Luis Montero signed a two-way contract Friday with the Pistons, HoopsHype.com reports.

Impact

Montero was most recently waived by the Heat in 2016 after spending training camp with them, and he'll now have another shot at the league in Detroit. Montero played in summer league for both the Mavericks and Kings this year and will likely spend majority of the 2017-18 season in the G League upon singing this deal.

Monte Morris signed a two-way contract Friday with the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

Impact

Morris was the 51st overall pick in the 2017 draft after a very successful four-year career at Iowa State. The Nuggets are already like already satisfied with their depth at point guard, as they have Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson Emmanuel Mudiay all capable of playing the position. So, in an effort to keep Morris within the franchise, he'll likely spend most of his rookie season playing in the G League.

Dakari Johnson, a 2015 second-round pick, has signed a two-year guaranteed deal with the Thunder, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Impact

Johnson spent last season with the Thunder's G-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, averaging an impressive 18.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks across 29.0 minutes per game while hitting 55.6 percent of his looks from the field. In signing him to a two-year guaranteed deal, it seems like the Thunder believe Johnson can be a legitimate contributor at the NBA level. He'll look to compete for reserve center minutes along with Enes Kanter and Nick Collison behind starter Steven Adams.

Guerschon Yabusele (foot) signed a contract with the Celtics on Thursday.

Impact

The terms of Yabusele's deal haven't been disclosed, so it remains to be seen if it's a guaranteed contract for the upcoming season or if it's a two-way pact that'd keep him in the G-League for most of the year. Either way, Yabusele will be with the Celtics during training camp after being the 16th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft. Last season, Yabusele played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, before coming to the United States to play for the Maine Red Claws in the G-League. With the Red Claws, Yabusele averaged 12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 27.3 minutes, while also shooting 49 percent from the floor. Even if he does make the Celtics' regular-season roster, Yabusele could struggle to field minutes in a loaded frontcourt.

Nicolas Brussino will be released by the Mavericks, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

Despite showing some late-season promise at the end of the 2016-17 campaign, the Mavericks aren't entirely sold on his future development, so they've decided not to guarantee his contract by its due date. That sends Brussino back to the open free agent market and while there could be some interest from teams in need of depth on the wing, there's a chance Brussino ultimately ends up back overseas in an attempt to restore his value. He played in 54 games for Dallas, averaging 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds across 9.6 minutes per contest.

Udonis Haslem (Mia)

Udonis Haslem signed a one-year, minimum deal with the Heat, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Impact

Haslem has called Miami home for his entire NBA career, and he'll be a part of the franchise for at least one more year after signing a deal Thursday. It has been a few years since the veteran has played a crucial role on the court for the Heat, but he'll continue to serve as a key veteran presence and mentor for the team.

Bobby Brown signed a one-year extension with the Rockets on Thursday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

Impact

Brown was a minor contributor for the Rockets during the 2016-17 campaign, helping serve as a backup to Patrick Beverley at point guard with an average of 2.5 points over 4.9 minutes in 25 games. He should play a similar role after signing a one-year extension and while Beverley is no longer with the Rockets, Chris Paul was added in his place, which should leave little to no minutes for Brown.