• Extension contracts stall
    Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that contract extensions between Hield and the Pacers have stalled, so Indiana has begun trade conversations.

    Advice: Hield started 73 of 80 games for Indiana last season, averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.0 minutes per game. He shot 42.5 percent from deep, the second-highest mark of his career. However, the Pacers added Bruce Brown, Jarace Walker and Obi Toppin to their wing group this offseason, and it appears Hield is the odd man out. Hield has one year remaining on the four-year, $94 million extension he signed with the Kings in 2019. Rotowire.com Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Sustains right ankle sprain
    Pokusevski (arm) sustained a right ankle sprain during an offseason workout Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.

    Advice: Pokusevski suffered a small right humerus fracture at the beginning of June and was unable to play for the Serbian national team in the FIBA World Cup as a result. Although he was evidently cleared to resume working out, he's now dealing with an ankle issue that will force him to miss several weeks and could sideline him for the start of the regular season. Pokusevski has had a relatively consistent role over his first three seasons with the Thunder, averaging 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.7 minutes per game. Rotowire.com Wednesday, 12:16 pm
  • Joining Philadelphia
    Oubre is expected to sign a one-year deal with the 76ers on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Advice: Oubre averaged a career-high 20.3 points per game for the Hornets in 2022-23 and was one of the top remaining free agents with just under a month until training camps begin. He lands in an interesting spot in Philadelphia, as Tobias Harris and P.J. Tucker are locked in as starting forwards, while players like Danuel House, Paul Reed and Furkan Korkmaz compete for backup minutes. When the 76ers are at full strength, Oubre could serve as the first or second man off the bench, but he's unlikely to see anywhere close to the sort of usage he enjoyed on a non-contending Hornets squad that was missing several other key players much of last season. Oubre's fantasy outlook would take a step forward if the 76ers elect to trade James Harden, though Philadelphia could receive a player or turn in return in a deal that could absorb at least some of Harden's vacated usage. Rotowire.com Monday, 3:58 pm
  • Inks two-way deal with Golden State
    The Warriors signed Garuba to a two-way contract Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Garuba will split time between the NBA and G League for the Warriors in 2023-24. The 21-year-old forward averaged 3.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 12.9 minutes across 75 appearances for Houston last year. Rotowire.com Friday, 10:20 am
  • Returning to Washington
    Gibson signed a one-year, $3.2 million deal with the Wizards on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Advice: Gibson will return to Washington for a second season after he appeared in 49 games (two starts) during the 2022-23 campaign. The backup center averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per game, marking the first time in his 14-year career he ended a season with less than 10 minutes per game. The 38-year-old may be able to carve out a bigger role behind Daniel Gafford with Kristaps Porzingis no longer in the picture, but Gibson likely still won't be fantasy relevant during the 2023-24 season. Rotowire.com Friday, 7:38 am
  • Signs extension
    Vanderbilt signed a four-year, $48 million extension with the Lakers on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: The final year of the deal is a fully guaranteed player option. After being traded to the Lakers in February, the 6-foot-8 forward excelled as a hard-nosed player who defended multiple positions and rebounded well. Vanderbilt's offense is certainly a work in progress, which limits his overall fantasy value, but he's a core rotational piece for Los Angeles' star-studded roster. Rotowire.com Friday, 7:14 am
  • Headed overseas
    Ibaka signed a one-year deal with Bayern Munich of the EuroLeague on Wednesday, Marc Mundet reports.

    Advice: After being waived by the Pacers in February, Ibaka failed to find a home in the NBA throughout the offseason and will instead spend the 2023-24 campaign in Europe with Bayern Munich. The 14-year NBA veteran appeared in 16 games with Milwaukee last season, averaging 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds across 11.6 minutes. Rotowire.com Wednesday, 7:26 pm