NBA News: Player News and Updates for 7/21/15
NBA Player Updates 7/21: The Latest News from Around the League, Off-Season Happenings and More
July 21, 2015
The NBA off-season has been pretty busy, and there’s plenty to keep our attention going while we wait for the tip-off of the 2015-16 season. That said, let’s check out the headlines and see what’s happening out there.
The Nuggets waived PG Pablo Prigioni yesterday. He’d just recently been acquired by the team in the Ty Lawson trade.
By waiving Prigioni, the Nuggets avoid paying him $440,000 in salary.
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The Pacers worked out some cap room and signed guard Monta Ellis to a deal yesterday. It took a little work, but they eventually found some common ground on a four-year deal worth $44 million.
The Spurs re-signed veteran guard Manu Ginobili yesterday, though the terms weren’t immediately available.
Ginobili is coming off a 10.5 PPG and 4.2 APG average in his 70 appearances during 2014-15. He’s heading into year number 14 in San Antonio.
Kevin Durant is in Los Angeles right now doing rehab on his injured foot. He reportedly was able to get out on the court and do a workout yesterday.
Durant and Russell Westbrook were doing work together, and their workout included cutting, running and other basketball activities. Everything reportedly went well for Durant’s foot.
The Celtics agreed to terms with their second-round pick Jordan Mickey yesterday. He was the 33rd overall pick in the draft, coming out of LSU.
Mickey logged 13.8 PPG and 9.6 RPG in his Summer League activities.
The Heat are looking to trade guard Mario Chalmers, and they’ve reportedly been working the phones pretty hard.
Chalmers is a pretty heavy salary cap hit for the Heat, as he’s set to bring in $4.3 million in salary during 2015-16.
Miami is reportedly willing to take a second-round pick or even less in order to move Chalmers.
In other Heat news, the team is reportedly not trying to shop forwards Chris Andersen or Josh McRoberts.
Andersen managed 5.3 PPG and 5.0 RPG last year, while McRoberts managed 4.2 PPG and 2.6 RPG. As of right now, it looks like both will be back in Miami this year.
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