With approximately 25% of the regular season completed, here’s a look back at all the notable news and events from around the NBA this past seven days:
- The Nets signed the last restricted free agent on the market, Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas, to a four-year, $37MM offer sheet. Houston has until Monday to match the offer, which reportedly includes two non-guaranteed years.
- Free agent forward Chris Copeland opted to sign with a Turkish team.
- Veteran forward Jeff Ayres signed with the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, the D-Fenders.
- Guards Archie Goodwin and Tony Wroten signed D-League contracts.
- Guards Kendall Marshall and Jordan Adams were claimed by D-League teams.
- Cavaliers swingman James Jones plans to retire after the 2017/18 season.
- Heat forward Luke Babbitt could be sidelined a few weeks.
- The banged-up Grizzlies have their eyes on Toney Douglas.
- Lakers guard Nick Young will miss 2-4 weeks with a calf strain.
- Draft-and-stash prospect Cedi Osman, whose rights are owned by the Cavaliers, is eager to make the jump to the NBA next season.
- Wizards rookie Danuel House is expected to miss six weeks with a fractured wrist.
- Pistons guard Reggie Bullock will undergo surgery for a left knee meniscus tear and could miss 2-4 months.
- Former Sixers executive Sam Hinkie would consider returning to the league next year.
- Magic GM Rob Hennigan might be on the hot seat in the wake of his team’s slow start.
- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has no desire to go into tank mode the rest of the season.