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2017-18 NBA Undrafted Free Agent List: Summer League rosters


2017-18 NBA Undrafted Free Agent List: Summer League rosters

The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone, and while 60 players heard their names called, a bevy of players, both underclassmen and graduating seniors, did not realize their dreams of being drafted.

But that doesn't not mean their goal of making the NBA is over.

In fact, by the time Thursday had turned into Friday, several undrafted players had been offered deals to join teams for the offseason.

With the NBA Summer League taking place next month, teams are fleshing out their rosters with perspective players who hope to make either a G-League team or the NBA roster for the 2017-18 season.

What follows is a running list of undrafted players and the Summer League teams they will be playing for.

List of 2017-18 NBA Undrafted Free Agent Summer League Signings:

Jamel Artis, G, Pittsburgh — Heat

Bryce Alford, G, UCLA — Warriors

Canyon Barry, G, Florida — Knicks

V.J. Beachem, F, Notre Dame — Timberwolves

James Blackmon Jr, G, Indiana — 76ers

Antonio Blakeney, G, LSU — Bulls

Chris Boucher, C, Oregon — Warriors

Isaiah Briscoe, G, Kentucky — 76ers

Deonte Burton, G, Iowa State — Timberwolves

Charles Cooke, G, Dayton — Timberwolves

Gian Clavell, G, Colorado State — Heat

P.J. Dozier, G, South Carolina — Lakers

Isaac Hamilton, G, UCLA — Pacers

Nigel Hayes, F, Wisconsin — Knicks

Isaiah Hicks, C, North Carolina — Clippers

Malcolm Hill, G, Illinois — Thunder

Cole Huff, F, Creighton — Raptors

Isaac Humphries, C, Kentucky — Wizards

Zak Irvin, G, Michigan — Heat

Kris Jenkins, G, Villanova — Wizards

Przemek Karnowski, C, Gonzaga — Hornets

Marcus Keene, G, Central Michigan — Wizards

Tim Kempton, C, Lehigh — Bucks

Bronson Koenig, G, Wisconsin — Bucks

Luke Kornet, C, Vanderbilt — Knicks

JeQuan Lewis, G, VCU — Bucks

Landen Lucas, C, Kansas — Celtics

Mangok Mathiang, F, Louisville — Hornets

Kennedy Meeks, C, North Carolina — Raptors

Erik Mika, C, BYU - Heat

Jeremy Morgan, G, Northern Iowa — Warriors

Kamari Murphy, F, Miami — Nets

Cameron Oliver, F, Nevada — Rockets

L.J. Peak, G, Georgetown — Rockets

London Perrantes, G, Virginia — Heat

Rodney Pryor, G, Georgetown — Nets

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, F, Florida State — Knickss

Devin Robinson, F, Florida — Wizards

Justin Robinson, G, Monmouth — Heat

Scoochie Smith, G, Dayton — Celtics

Melo Trimble, G, Maryland — 76ers

Reggie Upshaw, F, Middle Tennessee — Bucks

Tai Webster, G, Nebraska — Hornets

Derek Willis, F, Kentucky — Heat

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History shows how much the Wizards could get in a trade for Davis Bertans

History shows how much the Wizards could get in a trade for Davis Bertans

Indications both on the record and through back channel reporting remain that the Wizards would like to keep sharpshooting forward Davis Bertans beyond the Feb. 6 trade deadline and attempt to re-sign him in the offseason, once they are allowed to negotiate per CBA rules. The most recent story came from Sports Illustrated and it suggested the Wizards aren't entertaining offers.

Still, nothing can be ruled out. Things can change, teams could increase their offers and trade talks always ramp up as the deadline nears. And, if the Wizards do decide to trade Bertans, it would make sense if the return package was centered around draft picks, given the Wizards are in the middle of a franchise reset where those are at a premium.

So, what type of draft pick could the Wizards get for Bertans? For starters, it doesn't seem likely any collection of second round picks would get the deal done given the caliber of player he is. And while first round picks are most often dealt on draft night, there are still plenty of cases where they were sent in exchange for players at other points on the calendar.

With Bertans in mind, here are some examples of teams getting first round picks for players. You may notice a lot of them involved the Wizards being the team that gave up the draft pick. And a few of them ironically included players who are now in Washington.

February 22, 2017: Wizards traded lottery-protected 2017 first round pick (Jarrett Allen was selected), Andrew Nicholson and Marcus Thornton to the Nets for Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough

Takeaway: This may be the best comp for a potential Bertans trade because Bogdanovic was on an expiring deal and acquired by a playoff contender at the time looking for a bench shooter. Though Bogdanovic is now a better player than Bertans, at the time he was on the level Bertans is now.

This trade also offers an ideal scenario for the Wizards in that the Nets got a really good player out of it with their draft pick. Allen is one of the game's best young rim protectors.

February 14, 2017: Raptors traded 2017 first round pick (Anzejs Pasecniks was selected) and Terrence Ross to the Magic for Serge Ibaka

Takeaway: Though Ibaka was and is better than Bertans, this type of deal in a basic sense might appeal to the Wizards. The Magic got a first round pick and a quality bench player in Ross. The Magic then used that pick in a separate deal.

February 23, 2017: Rockets traded a 2017 first round pick (Tony Bradley was selected) and Corey Brewer to the Lakers for Lou Williams

Takeaway: Williams, though more accomplished than Bertans, was acquired for the same reason that may make Bertans attractive to teams right now. He is a proven bench scorer with the ability to change the momentum of games. And like the Ibaka deal, the Lakers got both a pick and a serviceable player. If the Wizards could get a first round pick and a player who could help them, that might be hard to pass up.

February 18, 2016: Wizards traded a top-9 protected 2016 first round pick (Georgios Papagiannis was selected), DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries to the Suns for Markieff Morris

Takeaway: Morris had the pedigree of a recent first round pick with upside, but Bertans might be a more appealing trade piece at the moment. Morris had some off-court issues and a public dispute with an assistant coach and that affected his stock. The Suns getting a pick that was only top-9 protected was an impressive return, even if they didn't make much of it.

February 19, 2015: Three-team deal in which the Celtics traded a top-10 protected 2016 first round pick (Skal Labissiere was selected) to the Suns, the Suns traded Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics, the Celtics traded Tayshaun Prince to the Pistons and the Pistons traded Gigi Datome and Jonas Jerebko to the Celtics.

Takeaway: This one is complicated by the fact three teams were involved. Also, Thomas was a better player than Bertans. But the framework of this deal is worth examining given the potential for the Wizards to get another team involved if they decide to part with him.

October 25, 2013: Wizards traded a top-12 protected 2014 first round pick and Emeka Okafor to the Suns for Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall.

Takeaway: Yet another trade where the Wizards dealt a first round pick in a win-now move. This one had some throw-in pieces, but Gortat could be seen as a similar level player relative to his position as Bertans is now. And a top-12 protected first round pick would arguably be a solid return for the Latvian Laser.

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Elena Delle Donne has successful surgery, should be ready for 2020 season

Elena Delle Donne has successful surgery, should be ready for 2020 season

Elena Delle Donne had successful surgery to repair three herniated discs in her back, the team announced on Wednesday.

The "minor surgery" took place on Friday, Jan. 24 and was performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas, Texas. Delle Donne's timetable is unknown but will be reevaluated around the Mystics training camp in May. She is anticipated to be available for the season opener on May 16.

The Mystics forward suffered the injury during the WNBA Finals. After only playing in the opening minutes of Game 2, she missed the rest of the game. An MRI revealed that she had a herniated disc in her back. It was her third injury in all of her three WNBA Finals appearances.

Still, through the pain, the 2019 WNBA MVP helped her team win their first title. 

Once the Mystics won the WNBA Championship, Natasha Cloud proudly announced that Delle Donne actually had three herniated discs

This surgery will likely limit her availability for playing with the U.S. Women's National Team as they begin their pre-Olympic training, exhibitions and qualifying events. She has yet to appear in any of the 2019-20 events due to her injury.

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