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  • Tyler Johnson to play both guard spots
    Tyler Johnson said that he will be able to fit into any type of role next season.

    Advice: "I think me and Josh Richardson have a good opportunity to play both guard spots," Johnson said. "It's interchangeable. So I mean whether I'd be coming off the bench or whether I'm starting, either one, I've shown that I have the ability to fit into any type of role." The Heat just added Dion Waiters and Wayne Ellington, but there's a report that Richardson could play some small forward next season which would open up a few more minutes for Johnson. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
  • OKC telling teams Westbrook isn't available
    The Thunder are still telling other teams that Russell Westbrook isn't available according to Royce Young of ESPN.

    Advice: The report adds that the Thunder have received plenty of calls, but they aren't interested in a rebuild just yet. With Dion Waiters moving on to the Heat, the Thunder are now under the salary cap which will allow them to renegotiate Westbrook's contract up to a max-level deal, starting next season. Westbrook reportedly doesn't want to be traded, but the Thunder may not have a choice if they can't reach an agreement on a contract extension. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:19 am
  • Kings trying to get Nick Calathes?
    The Kings are trying to lure Nick Calathes from Greek Panathinaikos.

    Advice: Calathes signed a three-year deal last summer, so he would have to get out of the last two years of his contract. The Kings really need a backup point guard, so this is just another indicator they're still in the market for one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Cameron Payne has foot surgery
    Cameron Payne had right foot surgery for a Jones fracture.

    Advice: The Jones fracture is the same mid-foot fracture Kevin Durant had two seasons ago. Payne had himself a nice Summer League and he should be ready for training camp in October. If the Thunder aren't able to get a deal done with Russell Westbrook, we might see a lot of Payne later in the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Clippers officially sign vet Raymond Felton
    Clippers sign G Raymond Felton.

    Advice: Felton will get the veteran's minimum in Los Angeles, where he'll play behind both Chris Paul and Austin Rivers at the point guard position. Without multiple injuries in the backcourt, there is no fantasy value to be found here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Report: CJ McCollum, Blazers reach $106M deal
    C.J. McCollum and the Trail Blazers have reached agreement on a four-year, $106M contract extension, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Portland has made some questionable moves this offseason, but this certainly is not one of them. McCollum, who will be just 25 in September, averaged career-high marks across the board in what can only be described as a breakout 2015-16 season. Now, there will be no questioning what his future looks like with the Blazers, and the team will push forward in its rebuild with McCollum and Damian Lillard at the helm. McCollum, who averaged 20.8 points, 2.5 3PM and 1.2 steals on 44.8 percent shooting last season, could be in line to improve upon those numbers in his second full go-around as the unquestioned starting shooting guard. Per Wojnarowski, the deal will not include any options or trade kickers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Ray McCallum expected to sign with Pistons
    Ray McCallum is expected to sign with the Pistons.

    Advice: Detroit has been in the market for a third-string point guard, but McCallum would have to beat out Lorenzo Brown in order to take that job. Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith are locked in at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the depth chart. There is no fantasy spin here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Victor Oladipo believes a breakout is coming
    Victor Oladipo implied that he's prepared to take his game to the next level with the Thunder.

    Advice: "I feel like you’re going to see a lot more from me; I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of how good I really can be," Oladipo said. "I’m getting better every day and I’m looking forward to [showing] it. I can still grow way, way more." Without Kevin Durant in the picture, the opportunity for Oladipo to show out alongside Russell Westbrook is certainly there. We wouldn't be afraid to "reach" for him in upcoming fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 am
  • Langston Galloway comfortable at both G spots
    Langston Galloway said he's comfortable playing either guard spot in New Orleans.

    Advice: New Orleans has Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt with Tyreke Evans (knee) expected to begin the season on the shelf, so Galloway could very well wind up seeing minutes at both point guard and shooting guard. Despite the potential path to playing time, Galloway will only arrive on the fantasy radar in standard leagues if there is an injury or two in front of him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 am
  • Greivis Vasquez may not play in Rio 2016
    Greivis Vasquez might not make the final roster for Team Venezuela.

    Advice: Venezuela's coach suggested that he didn't put him on the court during Venezuela's most recent exhibition vs. Spain because Vasquez is still "concentrating on getting in shape." Vasquez is fully cleared to play, but he did undergo ankle surgery back in December that cost him 56 games, so perhaps he's not quite 100 percent just yet. Team Venezuela will need to submit their official Olympic roster by Saturday, so we'll have official confirmation on Vasquez's status for Rio at that point. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:48 pm
  • Jeremy Lin believes his best years are ahead
    Jeremy Lin is hopeful he can have a career-year as the Nets' starting point guard.

    Advice: "I'm 27. I’m going into the next three years [thinking they] should be the best years from an athletic prime standpoint," said Lin. "If you look at when NBA players peak, a lot of times it’s 27-30." Lin will be entering his athletic prime and returning to the coach (Kenny Atkinson) that helped make him a star during his Lin-sanity days with the Knicks. Atkinson has already said Lin will be Brooklyn's starting point guard, which should allow him enough minutes to put up mid-round value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:36 am
  • Trey Burke looking forward to a fresh start
    Trey Burke is looking forward to a fresh start with the Wizards after falling out of the rotation in Utah last season.

    Advice: "It was definitely time for a reset," Burke said. "A lot of the things that happened, I didn’t understand. Just to have an opportunity again, being able to play with an All-Star-caliber point guard in John Wall, I look at it as an opportunity to go deep in the playoffs and win games." Burke should be the primary backup behind John Wall next season, but he likely won't be able to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues while the Wizards are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 am
  • Deron Williams says he will be ready for camp
    In an interview with NBCDFW.com, Deron Williams (sports hernia) said that he will be ready in time for training camp.

    Advice: "Feeling really good. It's healing pretty well, I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said. "I'll be ready to go definitely by the time training camp rolls around." He added that he's already jumping and running, and said that his next checkup is August 1st. Williams re-signed with the Mavs on a one-year, $10 million deal and should be team's starting point guard once again. However, he's more of a late-round pick after averaging 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game last season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 am
  • Olshey calls Crabbe a foundational player
    Portland GM Neil Olshey said that Allen Crabbe is a "foundational player."

    Advice: "We all saw what he was able to do last season when he was given the opportunity," Olshey said. "Those opportunities will increase as we go forward. He's an incredible young player in this league." It sounds like Olshey expects Crabbe's role to grow, but that may be tough after the Blazers signed Evan Turner to a four-year deal and he obviously won't be taking minutes away from C.J. McCollum. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:26 am
  • Cuban: Seth Curry is an 'instant-offense guy'
    Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench.

    Advice: "He's been in situations where only at the end of last season did he really get a chance to start and get minutes and when he got those minutes he did really well," Cuban said. "He can shoot, obviously. He can create his own shot, quick release. He's a knock-down 3-point shooter and we thought that was something we needed." Curry should be able to find a stable role off the bench in Dallas after signing a two-year, $6 million deal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:02 am
  • Pelicans sign Tim Frazier
    The Pelicans have officially signed Tim Frazier.

    Advice: "We were really impressed with how well Tim performed last season," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "He stepped into our rotation late in the season and immediately made a positive impact. Tim is a player our coaches want to coach, and our players want to play with him. We are happy to have him back." Frazier had a strong finish to the 2015-16 season, but he won't have much value right out of the gate while Jrue Holiday is healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 am
  • David Stockton signs 3-year deal
    David Stockton has signed a three-year deal with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb.

    Advice: It's unclear if there is an NBA out clause in the deal, but the 25-year-old may not get another shot in the NBA for a long time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:06 am
  • Derrick Rose calls the Knicks a 'super team'
    Derrick Rose said that the expectations in New York are high because the Knicks are a "super team."

    Advice: "They're high," Rose said. "I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that." He's probably getting way ahead of himself with that comment, but at least he's feeling confident again and he said that he has been "rejuvenated" by his move to New York. Rose also said that he's been working out six days a week and that he's focused on improving his mid-range shot this summer as well as his conditioning. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 am
  • Curry wasn't happy withdrawing from Olympics
    Stephen Curry said that he "wasn't too happy" having to withdraw from the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "I wasn't too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the Games," said Curry. "When I got hurt in the playoffs and knew that the recovery time over the course of summer was going to be important for me to get ready for next year." Curry opting out of Rio is probably music to fantasy owners’ ears, as he just didn't look quite right during Golden State's postseason run. He'll be conceding some touches to Kevin Durant this upcoming season, but he should still flirt with top-5 value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:16 pm
  • Kyrie Irving eager to compete for gold medal
    Kyrie Irving said having the opportunity to compete for gold at the 2016 Olympic Games is a "dream come true."

    Advice: "Having a chance to go for a gold in the Olympics is a dream come true," Irving said. "I would say this is just a little step below winning a championship for me." Irving struggled to get into the flow of things this past season as he recovered from the knee injury, and only managed to muster up mid-round value in standard leagues with averages of 19.6 points, 4.7 assists, 1.6 triples and 1.1 steals per game. He should be better next year with a healthy offseason, so he could make for a solid value pick on draft day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:41 pm
  • Pelicans sign G E'Twaun Moore
    Pelicans sign G E'Twaun Moore.

    Advice: Moore has officially signed his four-year, $34 million deal and will provide the Pelicans with guard depth off the bench. While the 27-year-old could see minutes if there are injuries in front of him, he won't have much fantasy value on the Pelicans second unit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:11 am
  • Pelicans sign G Langston Galloway
    Pelicans sign G Langston Galloway.

    Advice: The terms of Galloway's deal are currently unavailable, but the 24-year-old will now join the Pelicans as a backup guard. While Galloway has looked good at times during his short NBA career, he's too inconsistent to consider drafting in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Pacers sign G Aaron Brooks
    Pacers sign G Aaron Brooks.

    Advice: As expected, the Pacers have officially signed Brooks to a one-year, $2.5 million deal. Brooks will have to battle Joe Young for backup point guard minutes, so his fantasy value is extremely limited as long as Young and starter Jeff Teague are healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:42 am
  • Jason Terry confirms he won't return w/ HOU
    Jason Terry confirmed that he will not re-sign with the Rockets.

    Advice: It sounds as though Houston wasn't interested in the 39-year-old free agent, though Terry said that he won't retire this summer. He'd prefer to join a contender, but added that he'd be fine serving as a veteran mentor. "My body feels great," he said in June. "My mind is still sharp." So far we haven't heard about any teams pursing Terry in free agency. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:44 pm
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  • Ty Lawson feels he's regained some confidence
    Ty Lawson said that he regained some confidence by watching some of his old highlights on YouTube.

    Advice: "Last [season] was the first time I felt that I wasn’t the confident player," said Lawson. "If I did any wrong thing, I would be scared to shoot it or scared to make a pass. But it’s all confidence. I sat down, looked in the mirror and watched my old YouTube videos and realized I am the same player I am. I just have to be confident shooting the ball and play my regular game." Lawson added that he's been in the gym every day, putting up extra shots, and he's willing to sign a contract for "cheaper" than what he feels he's worth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:56 am
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  • Atkinson says Jeremy Lin will be full-time PG
    Nets' head coach Kenny Atkinson said during Jeremy Lin's introductory press conference that he's looking for Lin to take on a leadership role, and that he will be the team's "full-time point guard."

    Advice: Lin is coming into his prime, and has already discussed his willingness to embrace a leadership role for this young Brooklyn team. The last time Lin was a full-time starter was during the 2012-13 season in which he averaged 32.2 minutes a night to go with 13.4 points, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 triples per game on 44.1 percent shooting, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard leagues. Atkinson was also one of the primary coaches who helped develop Lin during his Lin-sanity run with the Knicks back in 2012, so he could be in for a career-year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 am
  • Donald Sloan will play in China next season
    Donald Sloan will be suiting up for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the CBA next season.

    Advice: Sloan probably could have signed another NBA contract after playing 61 games in Brooklyn during his 2015-16 campaign, but a larger role and more lucrative contract offer likely lured him back to China. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:43 am
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  • Tyler Johnson eager to prove his worth in MIA
    Tyler Johnson is eager to prove that he's worth the four-year, $50 million contract he signed this summer with Miami.

    Advice: "I’m going to be healthy," said Johnson, who spent all but 36 games on the sidelines last season. "I remember how I was playing at the beginning of the season last year. I’m excited to be able to get back to that and show people that not only do I deserve [that big money deal] but in a couple of years they’re going to say they got me for a steal." Johnson is going to be stepping into the largest role of his career next season, so he'll be someone to consider during the later rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:39 pm
  • Thunder aren't shopping Russell Westbrook
    The Oklahoma City Thunder are telling teams Russell Westbrook isn't available, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: While this situation is extremely fluid, the Thunder have reportedly rebuffed teams who have called to inquire about trading for Westbrook. The 27-year-old and his agent have been in contact with the Thunder, but has refused to talk about an extension that would prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season. Potential trades aside, Westbrook is poised for a huge fantasy season in 2016-17 with Kevin Durant now playing for the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
  • Aaron Brooks headed to the Pacers
    Aaron Brooks has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Pacers.

    Advice: The Pacers starters look a lot different this year, but they do need some depth. Brooks should battle Joe Young for the backup point guard minutes, but they both won't have fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:56 am
  • Russell Westbrook resists contract extension
    Russell Westbrook has given the Thunder "no indication that he currently wants out."

    Advice: That's cold comfort for OKC, however, since Westbrook has also refused a contract extension and is poised to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Thunder could try to trade Westbrook but his value is diminished by the same uncertainty -- without a guarantee that he'll re-sign next summer, he could be a very costly one-year rental. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 8:03 am
  • Kyrie Irving: LeBron helped me become a pro
    Kyrie Irving said that LeBron James has helped teach him "how to be a professional."

    Advice: "There were times during my young career where I wanted to be the leader, but I didn't really know how," Irving said. "I was stuck in that place of being a young guy and finding out how to be selfless." The three-time All-Star looked like a leader during the playoffs and he's now a defending champion, but as usual his fantasy value hinges on his health -- he's averaged 17.5 DNPs over the past four seasons. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 7:22 am
  • Boston not talking with Westbrook or Griffin
    The Celtics have not been involved in any recent trade talks for Russell Westbrook or Blake Griffin.

    Advice: Both Griffin and Westbrook will be unrestricted free agents next summer, so if Boston were to trade for either, they would need a promise that the player they're trading for would be willing to sign an extension. The Celtics are also concerned about the health of Griffin's leg that reportedly required a bone marrow transplant at the end of the 2015-16 season. That being said, Boston GM Danny Ainge is still being very "active" pursuing possible deals, and Jahlil Okafor may be his most realistic target. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 6:47 am
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