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Date Player
7/27/2015 Zoran Dragic, Bos, SG
The Heat trimmed roster and payroll Monday, sending Shabazz Napier to the Magic and Dragic to the Celtics.

Analysis: Dragic, the brother of Heat guard Goran Dragic, appeared in 16 games. He'll earn $1.7 million this season, while Napier makes about $1.3 million. The moves also should help relieve Miami's luxury tax for next season. Boston sent a protected 2019 second-rounder for Zoran Dragic, while picking up a 2020 second-rounder and cash to cover his 2015-16 salary.
7/27/2015 Lavoy Allen, Ind, F-C
The Pacers have re-signed Allen and Shayne Whittington.

Analysis: Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year career.
7/27/2015 Shayne Whittington, Ind, C
The Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Whittington.

Analysis: Whittington played in 20 games last season after making the roster as an undrafted free agent. He was expected to re-sign after competing on Indiana's summer league team.
7/27/2015 Glenn Robinson III, Ind, SF
The Pacers signed Robinson III to a three-year deal.

Analysis: Robinson played in high school in Indiana and starred at the University of Michigan before leaving school early. His father, Glenn, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1994 draft.
7/27/2015 Jamil Wilson, Dal, PF
The Mavericks have signed Wilson and Brandon Ashley. They announced the deals on Monday.

Analysis: The 6-foot-7 Wilson averaged 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 41 games last season with Bakersfield of the NBA D-League.
7/27/2015 Goran Dragic, Mia, G
Dragic of the Miami Heat is not expected to play for Slovenia in the EuroBasket tournament in September.

Analysis: Heat President Pat Riley met with Dragic about his invitation to join the team, and it was collectively decided that it would be in the point guard's best interests to spend the rest of the summer preparing for his first full year in Miami.
7/25/2015 James Jones, Cle, G-F
The Cavaliers have re-signed small forward James Jones, who provided leadership and long-range shooting for the Eastern Conference champions last season.

Analysis: Jones will make the veteran's minimum next season. He played in 57 games and made two starts in his first season with Cleveland. He also appeared in 20 postseason games, averaging 4.4 points in 15.6 minutes.
7/24/2015 Phil Pressey, Por, PG
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Pressey and forward Cliff Alexander.

Analysis: Pressey played the last two seasons with the Boston Celtics, averaging 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 125 games. The 24-year-old was undrafted after playing at Missouri.
7/24/2015 John Jenkins, Dal, G-F
The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent guard John Jenkins.

Analysis: Jenkins was a first-round pick by Atlanta in 2012 and played three seasons with the Hawks, averaging 5.6 points and shooting 45 percent in 14 minutes per game. He played in 98 games with three starts.
7/24/2015 Jarrid Famous, Dal, F-C
The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent forward Jarrid Famous.

Analysis: The 6-foot-11 Famous started five games for Washington's summer league team this year, averaging 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. Undrafted out of South Florida in 2011, he spent last season with the Iowa Energy and the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League.
7/23/2015 Maurice Ndour, Dal, PF
The Mavericks have signed free-agent rookie forward Maurice Ndour. Dallas announced the deal Thursday.

Analysis: The 6-foot-9 Ndour, a native of Senegal, averaged 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in five games for the New York Knicks' summer league team this month. Ndour averaged 16 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior last season at Ohio University. He spent two seasons with the Bobcats after two years at Monroe College, a junior college in New York. He played high school basketball in Japan.
7/23/2015 Caron Butler, Sac, SF
The Kings have signed veteran forward Caron Butler. The Kings announced Butler's signing Thursday. The deal is for two years and $3 million, with a player option in the second season.

Analysis: Butler averaged 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 20.8 minutes with Detroit last season. The 35-year-old Butler has averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in his 13-year career with Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and Detroit.
7/23/2015 Rakeem Christmas, Ind, PF
The Cavaliers have traded second-round pick Rakeem Christmas to the Indiana Pacers for a second-round selection in 2019.

Analysis: The Cavs selected Christmas, who averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebound as a senior at Syracuse, with the No. 36 overall pick last month. He appeared in four summer league games for the Cavs in Las Vegas, averaging 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 20.9 minutes.
7/22/2015 Tyler Hansbrough, Cha, F-C
The Hornets have signed Hansbrough. Terms of the deal were not released during Wednesday's announcement.

Analysis: The 29-year-old Hansbrough spent the past two seasons with Toronto after four with Indiana. His best season was 2010-11, when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds and started a career-high 29 games. His playing time and production have decreased each of the past four seasons. He averaged 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2014-15 for the Raptors.
7/22/2015 Jimmer Fredette, SA, G
The Spurs have signed Fredette. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Wednesday.

Analysis: The former BYU player spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.6 points, 1.4 assists and 10.2 minutes. He has career averages of 6.1 points and 1.4 assists in 229 games in four seasons with Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans.
7/22/2015 Seth Curry, Sac, PG
The Kings announced the signing of Curry on Wednesday night. The deal is for two years and $2 million, with a player option for the second season.

Analysis: Curry, the younger brother of NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, led the Las Vegas summer league with 24.3 points per game on New Orleans' team.
7/22/2015 Quincy Acy, Sac, F
The Kings announced Wednesday night they had signed Acy.

Analysis: Acy averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds with the New York Knicks last season.
7/22/2015 Duje Dukan, Sac, SF
Sacramento announced Wednesday night it had signed Dukan.

Analysis: Dukan, undrafted out of Wisconsin, averaged 9.2 points for the Kings' summer league team.
7/21/2015 Ronald Roberts, Tor, PF
The Raptors have signed Roberts to a multiyear contract.

Analysis: Roberts recently played for the Raptors' entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he averaged 10.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 23.5 minutes in four games. He had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the opener July 10 against Sacramento. Roberts split the 2014-15 season between the NBA Development League's Delaware 87ers and Santa Cruz Warriors, and the Philippines Basketball Association's San Miguel Beermen.
7/21/2015 Richard Jefferson, Dal, SF
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavaliers and Jefferson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for next season.

Analysis: Jefferson, who came off the bench in Dallas last season, will receive the veteran's minimum salary, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed. The 35-year-old Jefferson averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Mavericks. He shot a team-leading 43 percent from 3-point range. Jefferson was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2001 draft by Houston.
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