With the preseason now in full swing, here’s a look back at all the notable news and events from around the NBA this past week:
- The Warriors waived Elgin Cook and Scott Wood.
- The Suns waived Gracin Bakumanya, Derek Cooke Jr. and Shaquille Harrison.
- The Clippers waived Dorell Wright and Xavier Munford.
- The Lakers waived Zach Auguste, Julian Jacobs, and Travis Wear.
- The Jazz waived Eric Dawson, Quincy Ford, and Marcus Paige.
- The Cavaliers re-signed J.R. Smith.
- The Grizzlies signed Vince Hunter.
- The Knicks signed Damien Inglis.
- Clippers rookie Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disc in his lower back and will be out of action for an indefinite amount of time.
- Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard was cleared for all practice activities.
- Despite numerous reports relaying that the Kings are shopping Ben McLemore and Rudy Gay, team executive Vlade Divac stated that Sacramento intends to hang onto both players this season.
- The Pistons announced that starting point guard Reggie Jackson will be out of action for six to eight weeks. Jackson has been diagnosed with a UCL strain in his right thumb and tendinosis in his left knee.
- The NBA D-League’s draft order was announced.
- The Hawks announced that Tiago Splitter was diagnosed with a grade 2 hamstring strain and he will be out a minimum of four weeks.
- Pelicans big man Anthony Davis sprained his ankle and will be out of action for 10-14 days.
- Veteran point guard Mo Williams, who remains on the Cavaliers’ roster despite indicating he would retire, underwent left knee surgery this week.
- As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion.
- The National Basketball Players Association is reportedly monitoring the Chris Bosh situation in Miami.
- Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway was suspended by the NBA for the first three games of the regular season.