Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss gave up
Saturday was downsizing day, when NBA teams had to downsize in regular season player numbers, 15 players max, plus two two-way players (who can bounce between squad of the NBA and the G-League).
There have been a few surprises and some expected cuts, and some bubble guys have made teams as well. Here’s a look at the big names and big moves from Saturday.
• The Warriors have given up Avery bradley, Gary Payton II and Mychal Mulder, choosing to keep their 15th place on the list open for the time being. It probably means more running for the rookie keeper Moses Moody.
• The Rockets have given up Dante Exum. He had played well enough for Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, but that didn’t do enough for him to carve out a place for himself in the rebuilding of Houston.
• The Trail Blazers have waived three named players: Marquis Chriss, Patrick patterson and Quinn Cook. The Trail Blazers have chosen to keep Dennis Smith Jr. for the last place in the team. This preseason Chriss has had some quality moments and could be picked up by another team sooner rather than later.
• The sniper signed The Nuggets Nik Stauskas to an Exhibit 10 deal, it will be part of their G-League affiliate. Stauskas played for the Spanish league team Baskonia a few years ago and was with the Raptors 905 G-League team a year ago.
• Guard point Kris dunn was let loose by the Grizzlies. There ain’t a lot of guard minutes behind Ja Morant, especially with De’Anthony Melton and Desmond Scourge in looking well. Cutting Dunn meant the Grizzlies continued to shoot the guard Jarrett culver on the list.
• The Knicks signed a former first-round pick Luka Samanic to a bilateral contract. The Spurs had recently cut Samanic.
• David Duke Jr. impressed the Brooklyn Nets enough during training camp that they signed him to a two-pronged contract.
• The Cavaliers signed the fan favorite Tacko’s fall to a bilateral contract.