HoopsHype Training Camp rumors

August 29, 2014 Updates

Though the Spurs have one remaining roster spot left open, the chances they’d offer the spot to Lorbek seem very slim considering he’s already 30 years old, has a history with injuries, and the team has already signed Bryce Cotton, JaMychal Green, and Josh Davis reportedly to training camp deals, as each player will be battling to earn that final roster spot. Throw in the fact that there’s still a qualifying offer on the table to restricted free agent Aron Baynes, and Lorbek’s chances at making the jump to the states seem even more unlikely. Last season with Barcelona, Lorbek averaged eight points and 2.7 rebounds in 19 games. ProjectSpurs.com

August 27, 2014 Updates
August 26, 2014 Updates

Casey Prather was a role player for three years at Florida before becoming a Wooden All-American as a senior. Going undrafted would not necessarily seem to be the end of his NBA hopes either. Prather and NBA veteran man big man Earl Barron have accepted invitations to join the Suns training camp on non-guaranteed contracts. The Suns have 13 guaranteed contracts without the Eric Bledsoe situation being resolved and can carry up to 15 players on the regular-season roster. Training camp opens in Flagstaff on Sept. 30. Arizona Republic

Rice’s game peaked this summer alongside Porter, but when training camp opens at the end of next month they will put their summertime alliance behind them and begin competing for meaningful playing time on the wing for a team on the rise. “The minutes are there,” Porter said. “It just matters what the coach wants. So my job is to continue to work hard and everything like that so that once that opportunity comes I can take full advantage of it.” Washington Post

Thankfully, after what’s been an unimaginably difficult past 12 months for Anderson, he’s back in Pelicans practice gear and expects to be 100 percent around the start of training camp Sept. 29. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder received clearance last week to return to the hardwood, though he’s a few weeks away from being allowed to play in pickup games, due to the potential short-term risk to his fused herniated disc. “I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning,” Anderson said. “I just can’t play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball. My disc is fused, which is good, but if I take the risk of getting hit too soon, it just wouldn’t be a good thing. I have a few more weeks, so training camp I’ll be ready to go all out. I just can’t wait to play contact basketball again. I can’t wait for that day. Until then I want to build up strength, get stronger and really work on my conditioning, and get back to normal.” NBA.com

August 25, 2014 Updates

C.J. Fair, the former Syracuse University forward, has accepted an offer to work out with the Indiana Pacers, his father said Sunday. Fair, who was not selected in the NBA's draft back in June, had been looking for an invitation to an NBA team's preseason training camp. The workout with the Pacers could be a precursor to a camp invitation. The Post-Standard

August 24, 2014 Updates

The Celtics have invited former Penn State guard Tim Frazier, Kansas State swingman Rodney McGruder, and Indiana forward Christian Watford to training camp, according to reports. With Colton Iverson signing with a team in Spain and Mike Moser likely headed to another training camp, the Celtics will enter camp with 21 players. Chris Babb and Chris Johnson are under nonguaranteed contracts and the club has yet to announce the Evan Turner deal, making their 15-man roster rather uncertain. Center Vitor Faverani remains under contract as well as Joel Anthony, who accepted his $3.8 million option for next season. Training camp is likely to remain at the team’s Waltham practice facility and not at Salve Regina in Newport R.I. Boston Globe

August 22, 2014 Updates
August 21, 2014 Updates

Joe Freeman: The #Blazers have signed 6-4 PG Darius Morris to a nonguaranteed training camp roster spot, a league source tells The Oregonian. Morris has played on 4 NBA teams since being picked in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft, including the Clips, 76ers & Grizzlies last year. Twitter @BlazerFreeman

August 19, 2014 Updates

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