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Date Player
8/2/2015 Justin Anderson, Dal, SF
The Dallas Mavericks signed first-round draft pick Justin Anderson on Saturday. The deal under the rookie wage scale guarantees the former Virginia guard $2.5 million over two years. There are team options for the third and fourth years on the contract.

Analysis: Anderson was the 21st pick in the June draft and averaged 17.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in six summer league games for the Mavericks.
8/1/2015 Jordan Hill, Ind, F-C
Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird said the team was aware of the charges, did not condone what happened and that team officials would address the matter with Hill.

Analysis: According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was "in a hurry." Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July 14. He averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15.
7/31/2015 Jason Thompson, GS, F-C
The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

Analysis: Warriors general manager Bob Myers says Thompson ''adds considerably to our team's depth, which was a big key to our success."
7/31/2015 Gerald Wallace, Phi, F
The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

Analysis: NBA champion Golden State announced the trade Friday, a deal that also gives Philadelphia cash and draft considerations.
7/31/2015 Jeremy Evans, Dal, F
The Dallas Mavericks signed Evans on Friday. The 2012 slam dunk champion at All-Star weekend averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in five seasons with the Utah Jazz. He played in 219 games, making seven starts.

Analysis: The 6-foot-9 Evans was a late second-round pick by Utah in 2010. He's the career blocks leader at Western Kentucky with 224.
7/31/2015 Emmanuel Mudiay, Den, PG
The Denver Nuggets signed Mudiay to a multiyear deal Friday. Taken with the seventh overall selection, the 19-year-old point guard will be counted on heavily by the Nuggets after they traded Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets.

Analysis: Mudiay had a solid summer league performance for Denver as he averaged 12 points and 5.8 assists. His play in Las Vegas gained notice and he was named to the All-NBA summer league second team. General manager Tim Connelly recently said he's confident Mudiay can handle the workload running new coach Michael Malone's system, especially with veteran Jameer Nelson expected to lend guidance.
7/30/2015 Kristaps Porzingis, NY, PF
The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they had signed first-round draft picks Porzingis and Jerian Grant.

Analysis: The 7-foot-3 Porzingis was the fourth overall selection in the recent draft and played professionally for Cajasol Seville in Spain the past three seasons. At the NBA summer league in Las Vegas this month, the 19-year-old averaged 10.5 points in four games.
7/30/2015 Jerian Grant, NY, PG
The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they had signed first-round draft picks Grant and Kristaps Porzingis.

Analysis: Grant, a 6-4 guard, was the 19th overall pick after averaging 14.6 points and 5.8 assists in four seasons with Notre Dame. In his senior season, he averaged 16.5 points and 5.8 assists in 38 games. In five summer league games, Grant averaged 11.8 points and 4.8 assists in five games.
7/30/2015 Louis Amundson, NY, PF
The New York Knicks announced Thursday that they had re-signed Amundson.

Analysis: Amundson averaged 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 41 games after signing with the Knicks in January.
7/30/2015 Mike Scott, Atl, PF
Scott has been arrested on drug charges. Banks County (Ga.) police say the Atlanta Hawks forward is charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. His brother faces additional charges. The Hawks say they are aware of the situation but will have no further comment.

Analysis: The Banks County sheriff's office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott's 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. A sheriff's news release says the vehicle failed to yield for about two miles, with speeds reaching 98 mph, before it finally pulled over. Deputies say they found more than an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDNA, commonly called Molly.
7/30/2015 Salah Mejri, Dal, C
The Mavericks have signed Tunisian center Salah Mejri from Real Madrid in the Spanish League.

Analysis: The 7-foot-2 Mejri averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 34 games for Real Madrid last season. Those averages went up to 5.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in eight games as Real Madrid won the Euroleague championship. Mejri was the MVP of the 2011 FIBA African Championships, when Tunisia secured its 2012 Olympic bid.
7/29/2015 Chris Copeland, Mil, F
The Bucks have signed free agent forward Chris Copeland, adding veteran depth to their young frontcourt.

Analysis: While with the Pacers, Copeland was stabbed in the elbow and abdomen outside a New York nightclub early in the morning of April 8. Undrafted out of Colorado in 2006, Copeland played overseas and in the NBA's D-League before breaking into the NBA with the New York Knicks in 2012-13. Bucks coach Jason Kidd was Copeland's teammate on that Knicks team.
7/29/2015 Andre Miller, Sac, G
Miller's agent tells The Associated Press his client has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Analysis: With Ricky Rubio coming off of ankle surgery and rookie Tyus Jones as the backup, the Timberwolves had a need for an experienced point guard who could play at the end of games and step in in case of an injury. The 39-year-old Miller will be playing his 17th season in the league. He has averaged 12.8 points and 6.7 assists in his career and has long been considered one of the smartest players at his position.
7/28/2015 Nikola Jokic, Den, C
The Nuggets have signed 20-year-old Serbian center Nikola Jokic to a multi-year contract.

Analysis: Jokic, a second-round draft pick, has spent the last three years playing for KK Mega Vizura of the Adriatic League. In five starts for the Nuggets summer league team, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center averaged 8 points. 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 21 minutes per game.
7/27/2015 Mike Miller, Por, G-F
A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded Miller and center Brendan Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

Analysis: The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season. Miller was signed last summer, bringing playoff experience and 3-point shooting to the Cavs, but he was hardly used in the playoffs.
7/27/2015 Brendan Haywood, Por, C
A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

Analysis: The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract deal for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland, said the person who spoke Monday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending league approval. The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season.
7/27/2015 Gerald Wallace, Phi, F
The Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Celtics for Wallace and Chris Babb.

Analysis: The teams announced the deal Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before acquiring Lee.
7/27/2015 Chris Babb, GS, SG
The Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Babb.

Analysis: The teams announced the deal Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before acquiring Lee.
7/27/2015 Matthew Dellavedova, Cle, G
A person familiar with the agreement says the Cavaliers will re-sign free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year contract.

Analysis: Dellavedova, who emerged as an unlikely postseason contributor after All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was injured, will sign for $1.2 million for next season, said the person who spoke Monday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed.
7/27/2015 Shabazz Napier, Orl, PG
The Heat trimmed roster and payroll Monday, sending Napier to the Magic and Zoran Dragic to the Celtics.

Analysis: Napier was a first-round selection after leading Connecticut to the 2014 NCAA title and played in 51 games for Miami, averaging 5.1 points and 2.5 assists. Orlando sent a protected 2016 second-rounder to Miami for Napier.
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