4:05pm: Click here to read this week’s chat transcript.
3:00pm: Preseason cuts are starting to come at a fast rate, and teams are casting some prominent names aside. None has caused as much of a ripple as San Antonio’s decision to release Jimmer Fredette today, but Ben Gordon and intriguing prospect Robert Upshaw have also hit waivers within the past week. More are surely to follow, with Saturday looming as the final day for teams to waive summer contracts without them counting against the cap, and Monday the deadline for teams to set opening night rosters. We can talk about that and more during this week’s chat.