NBA News: Player News and Updates for 7/6/15
NBA Player Updates 7/6: The Latest News from Around the League, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 6, 2015
It was a long and busy holiday weekend in the NBA off-season, and the news hasn’t stopped just yet. That said, let’s check out some of the headlines from the league this morning. Here’s the latest.
The Jazz’s Rodney Hood is dealing with an injured left shoulder right now, according to sources close to the team.
Hood had to sit out of practice for the Summer League recently. It’s not clear how long he’ll be recuperating.
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The Pacers and guard Rodney Stuckey agreed to a deal yesterday. He’ll be in Indiana on a $21 million deal over three years.
Stuckey logged 12.6 PPG and 3.1 APG in 71 appearances last year.
The Grizzlies picked up the option on Beno Udrih yesterday, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
Udrih will now get a guaranteed $2.2 million next year. He posted 79 appearances last season with 7.7 PPG and 2.8 APG averages.
The Lakers were active yesterday as well, inking guard Lou Williams to a reported $21 million deal over a three-year period.
Williams played for the Raptors last year, putting up averages of 15.5 PPG and 2.0 APG in his 80 games.
The Mavericks signed Jeremy Evans to a deal yesterday. He’ll be in at the league minimum over two years.
Evans played in 38 games for Utah last year, posting 2.4 PPG and 1.9 RPG averages.
The Cavaliers are reported to have a very strong interest in Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson, according to a report released yesterday.
Johnson carries a $24.8 million salary for next year. He played in 80 games for the Nets in 2014-15, posting 14.4 PPG and 3.6 APG.
NBA Off-Season Schedule: Now that the season is over, we can spend the rest of our summer prepping for the 2015-16 campaign. Let’s check out a few key dates from the off-season period.
June 25: NBA Draft
July 1: Free Agency Period Begins
July 8: Moratorium Lifts
Early July: NBA Summer League
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