First, the good news: Jarrod Uthoff wasn't able to put up great numbers in Summer League with Sacramento -- 4.5 ppg on 40% shooting, 2.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg in four appearances (17.3 mpg) -- but he's still got a shot at an NBA roster for next season. He's just going to have to head north of the border:
Sources: Undrafted Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 21, 2016
Uthoff's "partially guaranteed" deal means that the Raptors only have to pay him a certain portion of the total value of the contract if they decide to waive him. Exact figures weren't made available, but Raptors Republic estimates the partial guarantee is probably in the $25,000-75,000 range. The partially guaranteed deal also means that Uthoff will be in training camp with the Raptors this fall. Per Raptors Republic:
Similar to the Fred VanVleet deal, Uthoff's will likely contain a guarantee in the $25,000-$75,000 range and means he'll be in training camp with the team. As things stand now, it probably also means he'll be competing with a handful of players for the team's 15th roster spot, although plenty can change between now and camp, and the Raptors still have their $2.2-million bi-annual exception to use if there's a more veteran name they like. As a reminder, the Raptors brought in four players on similar deals last year for a 19-man camp, and teams can go as high as 20 on the roster at any given time. The money is also mostly inconsequential to the Raptors, who are over the cap but aren't threatening the luxury tax, barring a trade.
Uthoff was brought in by the Raptors for a workout prior to the NBA Draft and the fact that they offered him a partially guaranteed deal (rather than a completely non-guaranteed deal) suggests that they have some real interest in him as a player. That said, his path to an NBA roster is still going to be very difficult -- the Raptors already have three power forwards under contract in Patrick Patterson, Jared Sullinger, and first-round draft pick Pascal Siakam.
Devyn Marble's NBA journey seems to have come to a close, at least for now. Last week, the Orlando Magic traded Marble and a 2020 second round draft pick to the LA Clippers for CJ Wilcox and cash considerations. The Clippers then immediately waived Marble before his contract would have become guaranteed for the 2016-17 season. Marble was essentially traded for salary cap purposes.
Marble averaged 2.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg, and 0.4 apg in 28 games with the Magic last season. For his career, he averaged 2.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg, and 0.7 apg in 44 appearances (including seven starts) for the Magic. Marble played for the Magic's Summer League team this year and averaged 10.6 ppg on 40% shooting with 1.8 rpg, and 2.4 apg, and 2.2 spg in five appearances. There doesn't seem to be much NBA interest in him at this time and Marble is reportedly considering options outside the NBA.
American guard Devyn Marble is receiving interest from several Euroleague teams and from China, a source told Sportando.
Aaron White was a third Iowa player trying to parlay Summer League appearances into an NBA gig next season, but things didn't quite go as planned. White averaged 7.2 ppg on 45% shooting with 5.2 rpg and 1.2 apg in five Summer League appearances (21.6 minutes per game). His best outing was an 11-point, 8-rebound showing versus the Bulls in the Wizards' final Summer League game. Per CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael, White is reportedly leaning toward playing overseas again in 2016-17:
White, who played in Germany last year, could end up with better clubs in Russia, Turkey or Spain. He could attend camp with the Wizards, who could have as many as three roster spots up for grab, and force them to keep him on the 15-man roster for the 2016-17 regular season or cut him to become a free agent.
If he goes that route, however, White likely would miss out on offers that could pay upwards of $250,000 per year. Training camp starts in late September and White will have to make a decision on playing abroad sooner.
Best of luck to Uthoff, Marble, and White as they continue their post-Iowa careers.