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THE FLATSMichael Devoe signs non-guaranteed training camp deal with the L.A Clippers … Derrick Favors’ future in OKC remains uncertain … Veteran presence and versatility hallmarks for Thaddeus Young in Toronto … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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DEVOE SIGNS TRAINING CAMP DEAL WITH CLIPPERS

Michael Devoe signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, and will participate in the team’s pre-season training camp, multiple outlets have reported.

Devoe was signed by the Clippers as an undrafted free agent back in June, and he’ll remain with the team for training camp ahead of the 2022-23 season. In his final season at Georgia Tech, Devoe averaged 17.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals across 34.5 minutes per game, earning third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors.

Under Exhibit 10 terms, Devoe is eligible for a bonus of up to $50K if is waived and then spends at least 60 days with the Ontario Clippers, L.A.’s G League affiliate. He played in four games with the Clippers’ summer league team.

More details from HoopsRumors.com

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FAVORS’ FUTURE IN OKC REMAINS UNCERTAIN

Derrick Favors is still on the roster, and by all indications the 31-year-old center will break camp with the Thunder later this month.

The Thunder has until the end of training camp to sort out its roster crunch. As of now, the Thunder is three standard contracts over the limit.

Favors’ spot certainly isn’t secured, but the Thunder could have waived him by now if it was an easy decision. Sure, he’s a serviceable center and a good locker room guy, but it’s his $10.2 million expiring contract that might prove most valuable to the Thunder. That money could be useful come trade season.

More from the Oklahoman

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SEASON PREVIEW FOR THADDEUS YOUNG

Everything from his reliable post game, jump hook, and sling-shot jumper screams old-school veteran, but Thaddeus Young’s value to the Raptors goes far beyond his play on the court. Every great team needs that battle-scared old-timer, especially if the key pieces on said team are in their early 20s.

Despite only being 34 years old, Young has played a whopping 15 years in the NBA. Having an adult in the locker room and a mature basketball player on the court is vital to any team that hopes to contend in the playoffs.

Without a consistent backup point guard, the Raptors were still able to piece together a playmaking presence off the bench due in no small part to the fifteen seasons of know-how under Young’s belt. While his impact on the game won’t appear in the box score, having a player who doesn’t make mistakes on the floor is felt in the win column.

More from RaptorsRapture.com

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#PROJACKETS IN THE NBA/G LEAGUE IN 2023-24

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JOSE ALVARADO
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Number: 15
NBA Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Status: Active
6-0, 179 lbs
2023-24 Stats
7.1 ppg
2.3 rpg
2.1 apg
41.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 7th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 5-5
JAMES BANKS III
Team: Maine Celtics
Number: 5
G League Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-20
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-10, 250 lbs
2023-24 Stats
5.3 ppg
4.7 rpg
1.5 bpg
54.2% FG
Record: 21-13
Standing: 2nd place, -1.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 8-2
MICHAEL DEVOE
Team: Memphis Hustle
Number: 10
G League Experience: 2nd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Status: Active
6-4, 183 lbs
2023-24 Stats
13.9 ppg
3.9 rpg
3.1 apg
47.4% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 12th, -9.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 3-7
DERRICK FAVORS
Team: Windy City Bulls (G League)
Number: 14
NBA Experience: 12 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-9, 265 lbs
2023-24 Stats
6.2 ppg
4.7 rpg
0.7 bpg
66.7% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 13th place, -7.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 4-6
JOSH OKOGIE
Team: Phoenix Suns
Number: 2
NBA Experience: 5 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Status: Active
6-4, 213 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.6 ppg
2.6 rpg
1.1 apg
41.7% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3
THADDEUS YOUNG
Team: free agent
Number: 30
NBA Experience: 16 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: Active
6-8, 235 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.2 ppg
3.0 rpg
1.7 apg
60.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3

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