Here’s a look back at the notable events from around the NBA this past week.
NBA Draft News
- LSU freshman Ben Simmons will enter the NBA draft.
- Yale sophomore point guard Makai Mason will declare for this year’s NBA draft.
- Florida State freshman Malik Beasley will declare for the NBA draft.
- Mississippi State combo guard Malik Newman will enter this year’s NBA draft.
- Washington State junior shooting guard Que Johnson will declare for this year’s draft.
- Providence junior point guard Kris Dunn will enter the NBA draft.
- North Carolina State junior point guard Cat Barber will enter the draft.
- Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan intends to enter the NBA Draft.
- Providence power forward Ben Bentil will enter this year’s NBA draft.
- University of Washington freshmen Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray intend to enter the NBA Draft.
- Florida State freshman Dwayne Bacon intends to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.
- Every underclassman on the University of Kentucky basketball team intends to test the waters and enter the NBA draft.
- North Carolina State sophomore Abdul-Malik Abu intends to enter the draft.
You can keep track of all the early entrants for the 2016 NBA Draft here.
- The Grizzlies signed Jordan Farmar to a 10-day deal.
- The Grizzlies signed Ray McCallum to a second 10-day contract.
- Melvin Ejim, who was in training camp with the Magic earlier this season, signed with the Italian club Reyer Venezia.
- The Timberwolves signed Greg Smith for the rest of the season.
- The Nuggets signed Axel Toupane to a two-year deal.
- The Pelicans signed Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract.
You can stay up to date on all the 10-day deals handed out with our 10-day contract tracker.
- Anthony Davis was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a left knee injury. The Pelicans big man will undergo surgery for both and will miss the remainder of the season as a result.
- Jahlil Okafor underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
- Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard requires surgery on his injured left shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season as a result.
- Chandler Parsons had season-ending surgery to remedy the torn meniscus in his right knee.
- Briante Weber, whom the Grizzlies chose not to re-sign when his 10-day contract ended, rejoined the Heat’s D-League affiliate in Sioux Falls.
- Orlando Johnson, whose 10-day contract with the Pelicans expired last weekend, rejoined the Austin Spurs.
You can stay up to date on all the D-League assignments and recalls for the season here.