• Expected to sign with Sacramento
    Nowell is expected to sign with the Kings on Friday, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    Advice: The details of the deal were not disclosed. Last season, his fourth in Minnesota, Nowell averaged career highs in points (10.8), rebounds (2.6) and minutes played (19.3) per game. He'll compete for a depth spot in Sacramento with Davion Mitchell and Chris Duarte. Rotowire.com Friday, 7:59 am
  • Returning to Charlotte
    Maledon agreed to a two-way contract with the Hornets on Friday, Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Advice: Maledon signed a two-way contract with the Hornets last October after being waived by the Rockets. He went on to appear in 44 NBA games, averaging 6.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He excelled down the stretch, posting 14.8 points, 9.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks across the final six regular-season games (all starts). Those numbers came with numerous regulars sidelined, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect that type of production to start 2023-24. Maledon will open the season as a reserve behind LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier and is eligible to play in only 50 NBA games on his current deal. Rotowire.com Friday, 7:19 am
  • Inks deal with Charlotte
    The Hornets signed Sumner to a one-year deal Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: Sumner missed the entire 2021-22 campaign due to an Achilles tear but made 53 appearances, including 12 starts, for Brooklyn last season. In 2022-23, he averaged 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 13.9 minutes on 46.1/35.6/91/7 shooting splits. Sumner will likely compete for the backup point guard role behind LaMelo Ball (ankle). Rotowire.com Friday, 6:53 am
  • Joining Atlanta for training camp
    The Hawks signed Wallace to a training camp deal Friday, Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

    Advice: Wallace has yet to make an NBA appearance but spent the last two seasons in the G League. In 2022-23, he averaged 14.6 points, 4.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 32.6 minutes across 30 games for the Ontario Clippers. Wallace will likely join Atlanta's G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks, to start 2023-24. Rotowire.com Friday, 5:45 am
  • Will begin year as backup
    Vincent will begin the 2023-24 season as the Lakers' backup point guard, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: Vincent signed a three-year, $33 million contract to join the Lakers this offseason. While he started in 34 of his 68 appearances last year for Miami and was crucial to the Heat's NBA Finals run, D'Angelo Russell is set to be Los Angeles' starting point guard. However, Vincent figures to be one of the team's first options off the bench and provides quality perimeter defense. Rotowire.com Thursday, 8:15 am
  • Set to start at point guard
    Coach Darvin Ham said Thursday that Russell is set to start at point guard for the 2023-24 season, Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: Russell agreed to a two-year, $37 million contract to stay with the Lakers this offseason. While he did start in all of his 71 appearances last year, the addition of Gabe Vincent brought Russell's role into question. However, it appears the Lakers have confidence in Russell's status as the team's starting point guard after he averaged 17.8 points, 6.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 32.5 minutes per game during the 2022-23 season. Rotowire.com Thursday, 8:11 am
  • Healthy for training camp
    Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Thursday that Christie (hip) is expected to be healthy for the beginning of training camp Tuesday, Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Sun reports.

    Advice: Christie suffered a right hip strain during Summer League play but should be good to go for training camp. Christie made 41 appearances for the Lakers in 2022-23 and should compete for a depth role this season. Rotowire.com Thursday, 7:26 am
  • Good to go for training camp
    Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Thursday that Hood-Schifino (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp Tuesday, Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times reports.

    Advice: Hood-Schifino missed the Lakers' final Summer League due to a groin injury but is expected to be healthy for training camp. The rookie guard will likely compete for a depth role in the backcourt this season. Rotowire.com Thursday, 7:22 am
  • Out for 2-3 weeks
    Alvarado (ankle) is expected to return to basketball activities in approximately 2-3 weeks, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: Alvarado suffered a right ankle sprain during an offseason workout that could keep him out for most, if not all, of the preseason. However, the third-year point guard should be healthy for the Pelicans' regular-season opener on Oct. 25 against Memphis. Rotowire.com Thursday, 5:17 am