Here’s a Thursday afternoon round-up of a few of the latest news and notes out of NBA training camps:
- The Spurs have 14 players on guaranteed contracts, meaning a spot could be open for one of the team’s five remaining camp invitees. But Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News (Twitter link) expects the team to start the season with just those 14 players.
- The Hawks‘ first round of roster cuts will come soon, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, who predicts they could happen as early as tomorrow. Undrafted rookie Adonis Thomas currently looks like the most likely player to be waived, says Vivlamore.
- Keith Schlosser of Ridiculous Upside looks at what’s next for Cameron Jones, after he was cut from camp by the Warriors. In Schlosser’s view, it should just be a matter of time before another NBA team takes a flier on the young guard.
- While the Sixers will likely lose a lot of games this year, the team will benefit from getting a long, first-hand look at several young players, writes Michael Kaskey-Blomain at Philly.com. Many of those players are currently vying for roster spots and regular-season minutes, and if their development goes well, Philadelphia will have them under contract for several years, as I detailed this afternoon.