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  • DeMarcus Cousins drops 14 and 15
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points with 15 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block against Argentina on Friday.

    Advice: He looked awesome, especially under the boards. Cousins has been doing more yoga, which he announced after his "give me strength" tweet on NBA Draft night. The Kings are not looking to deal Cousins now and are hoping coach Dave Joerger will be the Boogie Whisperer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Paul George returns to Team USA, scores 18
    Paul George made his return to Team USA action on Friday, scoring 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was his first Team USA televised game since his horrific leg injury. George had a couple breakaway dunks and he justifiably took it easy on those. After the game on NBATV, he did add it was "eerie" for him to get back on the court and said there were a lot of emotions. George looked better than expected last year, especially early in the season. Even with the new players, he's still expected to have a great season with the vast majority of his minutes coming at small forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 23 points for Team USA
    Kevin Durant lit it up against Argentina in a Team USA tune-up on Friday, scoring 23 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It still hasn't sunk in yet that he's on the Warriors, has it? Durant was magnificent in this game, making 7-of-12 from the field and all five free throws for a tidy 81.0 true shooting percentage. He did have a tweak to his leg in the second half, but it didn't cost him any playing time. His game is made for fantasy, so expect him to be elite even with a slight dip in usage next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Alan Williams will make the team?
    General manager Ryan McDonough said chances are Alan Williams will be on the Suns to start the season.

    Advice: "We told him to plan on being around our group and keep coming in to work out," McDonough said. "He’s a native Phoenician so he’s here most of the time. He spent a ton of time in the gym and I think you see the improvement in his body and game as well."He was terrific in Las Vegas, earning an All-NBA Summer League 2016 First Team nod and leading the event in rebounding. He's still unlikely to make the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki gets a pay raise
    Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs have finalized their new contract to $50 million over two years.

    Advice: He was originally expected to get $40 million over two years, so the Mavs are rewarding him now that they have some cap space after some swings and misses in free agency. Nowitzki just turned 38 last month, but he played 31.5 minutes per game over 75 outings last year. While he has played at least 75 games in each of his last three seasons, it would be a surprise to see him repeat this feat next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:35 am
  • Draymond Green reaches plea deal
    Draymond Green has reached a plea deal after facing assault charges from an incident on July 10.

    Advice: Green allegedly slapped a MSU football player back on July 10 and was arrested, but this means he will avoid jail time and the charges have been reduced to a noise violation. A noise violation is a civil infraction, meaning he won't have a criminal charge on his record. Green will be suiting up for Team USA this summer and should be in the lineup vs. Argentina on Friday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 am
  • Arron Afflalo eager to prove himself
    Arron Afflalo said he's never been more eager to prove his worth as a player.

    Advice: "I can say this is probably the hungriest I’ve ever been in my life, just to prove myself as a player, not for selfish reasons, but just to show that I can really be a part of a team and help them go to the next level," Afflalo said. "Sacramento wasn’t too far from making the playoffs. That’s my goal, just to work hard and get these guys on the right train and get us into the playoffs." He signed a two-year, $25 million deal, so he's likely going to be the starting shooting guard on opening night. Regardless, he's a low-end asset at best after averaging 12.8 points, 3.7 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.3 triples last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Crowder says Al Horford is the 'perfect fit'
    Jae Crowder said that Al Horford will be a "perfect fit" in Boston.

    Advice: "We play through our bigs, and a lot of teams don't play through their bigs — they post them up and give them the ball," Crowder said. "Our bigs, like he did in Atlanta, he makes the play. We were explaining our basketball terminology to him, and how ours will fit right in with [his] game. It's going to mesh. Most guys have to blend in and fit in, but it's going to be automatically just there." Danny Ainge said that Horford will play both the four and five next season, so he should be able to return top-20 value in standard leagues once again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Jordan Hill signs with the Wolves
    Jordan Hill has officially signed with the Wolves.

    Advice: It's a two-year, $8 million deal, but Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders is reporting that the second year isn't guaranteed. The Wolves also signed Cole Aldrich this summer, so there won't be much playing time available behind Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:04 am
  • Chris Andersen signs with the Cavs
    Chris Andersen has officially signed with the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He turned 38 years old on July 7, so this could be his last shot at another title. The Cavs could use some depth up front with Timofey Mozgov moving on to the Lakers, but Andersen can only play minutes in the teens at best. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:16 am
  • Cady Lalanne signs in China
    Cady Lalanne has signed a deal to play for Zhejiang Banks in China.

    Advice: He was the Spurs' 55th pick in the 2015 Draft and he spent last season playing in the D-League. He didn't play well during the summer league, so he probably won't be joining the NBA anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:06 am
  • Report: 76ers concerned w/ Waiters behavior
    Some within the 76ers organization are concerned that Dion Waiters "possible off-the-court incidents might be too much for the franchise" to handle.

    Advice: While there is some interest between Waiters and the 76ers, some in Philly management question whether Waiters would be a good fit with the team, and they are concerned that his sometimes blunt way of communicating things would not mesh well with the young roster. Currently, the Lakers seem like one of the more realistic landing spots for Waiters. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:41 pm
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  • Report: Knicks interested in Greg Monroe
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in trading for Greg Monroe.

    Advice: The Bucks has made it painfully clear that Monroe is available, and the Knicks seem like a realistic landing spot given that they were one of his primary suitors when he was a free agent. Sam Amico reports that the Knicks would likely need to get a third team involved in order to strike a deal, and that if a trade were to go down, it likely wouldn't happen until December. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:04 pm
  • Report: D.J. Stephens gets camp invite to MEM
    D.J. Stephens has reportedly agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It's just a camp invite, and with Memphis being pretty set at the power forward position, there's almost no way he makes the regular-season roster. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:37 pm
  • Willie Reed working to improve his offense
    Willie Reed said that he will spend time this summer honing his skills on the offensive end.

    Advice: "Obviously my defense is ahead of my offense at this point," said Reed. "So I’ve been working extremely hard to make sure I get better on the offensive end." Reed could be looking at some increased opportunity next season if Chris Bosh (blood clots) is forced into an early retirement, but if Bosh and Hassan Whiteside are healthy, Reed will be an irrelevant name in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:17 pm
  • Crowder no longer dealing with pain in ankle
    Jae Crowder said that the pain in his right ankle has finally subsided.

    Advice: Crowder played through a severely sprained right ankle during the 2016 postseason, and the fact that the pain didn't subside until two months after his season ended speaks to his immense toughness. Crowder also voiced his frustration with Kevin Durant's decision to join Golden State, and said he's "for sure" looking to beat the Warriors next season more so than any other team in the league. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:01 pm
  • Manu Ginobili dealing with sore calf
    Manu Ginobili is currently dealing with a sore calf.

    Advice: Ginobili wrote on his blog that he may only play a few minutes with Team Argentina in Friday's exhibition against Team USA, but this doesn't sound like anything serious. While Ginobili will be back with the Spurs this season, he won't have any fantasy value at 39 years old. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 am
  • Nuggets sign G/F Mike Miller
    Nuggets sign G/F Mike Miller.

    Advice: Miller has officially signed a multi-year deal with the Nuggets and will continue to serve as a veteran option of the bench for Denver. After playing just 47 games in 2015-16, the 36-year-old won't carry any fantasy value into the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:13 am
  • Pelicans sign F Solomon Hill
    Pelicans sign F Solomon Hill.

    Advice: Hill had already agreed to a deal with the Pelicans and has now officially signed his four-year, $52 million deal. Hill has some upside at just 25 years old, but he's been too inconsistent to be anything more than a late-round flier in 2016-17 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:08 am
  • Report: Alonzo Gee signs with Pelicans
    Alonzo Gee has signed with the Pelicans, according to Mike Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.

    Advice: Gee's one-year deal is $1.4 million and will bring the 29-year-old to New Orleans as bench depth. While Gee will help provide the Pelicans with a veteran presence off the bench, he won't have much fantasy value in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:39 am
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  • Carmelo Anthony says Knicks had shot at Wade
    Carmelo Anthony thinks the Knicks had a realistic shot at signing Dwyane Wade.

    Advice: While the Knicks could have been a player for Wade, they also would risked losing other free agents by waiting on Wade. "There was a chance," Anthony said. "There was definitely a chance. We would have had to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the 25th hour. But there was a chance. I think if it was maybe two days earlier we probably would have had D-Wade." By moving quickly, the Knicks were able to sign (or re-sign) Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings, and Lance Thomas and surround Anthony with greater depth. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 am
  • James Anderson officially signs in Turkey
    James Anderson has officially signed with Darussafaka Dogus of Turkey.

    Advice: Anderson's deal with Darussafaka is for two years and could signify the end of the 27-year-old's NBA career. After averaging just 3.5 points per game with the Kings last season, Anderson is now firmly off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:09 am
  • Devyn Marble receiving overseas interest
    Devyn Marble is receiving interest from teams in Europe and China.

    Advice: Marble only played 28 games last season and will likely head overseas after being waived by the Clippers. The 23-year-old averaged just 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 2016-17 and won't have any fantasy value even if he lands on an NBA roster. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:55 am
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  • DeMarcus Cousins dropping weight with yoga
    DeMarcus Cousins has lost weight by following a strict yoga routine this summer.

    Advice: Cousins has spent the offseason dedicating himself to yoga, pilates, and weights in heated rooms as part of his training regime and has reportedly lost 20 pounds. "I feel great," Cousins said. "It’s just that feeling of your body detoxing every workout, so that’s one thing. I feel a lot lighter on my feet. Of course I’ve slimmed down. I’m a lot more flexible, a lot more mobile, so it’s all coming together for me." Cousins will again enter the season as the Kings go-to scorer and is poised for a big fantasy season if he's able to stay on the court. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:43 am
  • Alonzo Gee finalizing deal with Pelicans
    Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the Pelicans.

    Advice: Gee's representatives and the Pelicans are hoping to finalize the deal in the next day. Due to the Pelicans having so many injuries late in the year, Gee played 25.9 minutes per game in March. He did suffer a quad tear to end his season on Mar. 28. He'll likely just be emergency depth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:28 am
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  • Paul George no longer thinks about leg injury
    Paul George said that now that he's fully recovered from his surgically repaired left leg, there's "no thought" in his mind that he's "limited" in any way.

    Advice: "Now I know I'm healthy, I know I'm OK, I know I'm 100 percent," George said. "I'm back to being myself. It's no limitations. It's no thought in my mind that I'm limited to something. I kind of just feel like all the chains are off of me and I'm free now." George also added that playing for Team USA "means a lot," and he feels getting back on the court for the US National Team will be a sort of "redemption" for himself after suffering that gruesome leg injury two years ago. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Cody Zeller (sore knee) sits out scrimmage
    Cody Zeller (sore right knee) was withheld from participating in a scrimmage with the US Select Team earlier this week, although the injury is not believed to be serious.

    Advice: A sore knee is nothing to be concerned about, as Zeller has plenty of time to get himself ready for the 2016-17 season. Zeller will likely split minutes with Roy Hibbert at the center-spot this upcoming season, meaning his value in standard leagues will be non-existent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 am
  • Nets spoke face-to-face with Dion Waiters
    The Nets reportedly had a face-to-face meeting with Dion Waiters earlier this month in Las Vegas when he was a restricted free agent, but ultimately decided not to tender him an offer.

    Advice: Early indications from sources of Marc Stein of ESPN are that the Nets have not changed their stance on Waiters despite him now being an unrestricted free agent, so it would be surprising to see him wind up in Brooklyn. Waiters is from Philadelphia, and he has reportedly been in contact with his hometown club, although those talks have reportedly "hit a couple of snags." It'll be interesting to see where the fourth-year guard ends up as a free agent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 am
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  • Coach K says Cousins in 'unbelievable shape'
    Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that DeMarcus Cousins has gotten himself in "unbelievable shape" for Team USA.

    Advice: This is the third report we've had this offseason of Cousins' newly sculpted body, so it's clear that he's taking this offseason very seriously. Perhaps the weight loss will help him stay on the court, as foot issues limited Cousins to just 65 games last season. Cousins has a new coach in Dave Joerger, who is a big fan and has already said that DMC will be the team's go-to guy on offense, but the awkwardly constructed roster in Sacramento will likely lead to another playoff-less postseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:54 am
  • Motiejunas says his back no longer an issue
    Donatas Motiejunas said that he's been "working out," and his back has not been giving him any problems.

    Advice: Motiejunas spent most of the 2015-16 season recovering from back surgery, but he's now reportedly 100 percent healthy and pursuing his next contract. "I talked to my agent today, in the morning, and he told me that he's been talking with the Rockets the last couple of days," Motiejunas said. "Both sides are talking and trying to get an agreement." Motiejunas said that his preference would be to return to Houston, but a larger contract from another team could change his mind. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:56 am
  • Kevin Durant responds to Barkley, Miller
    Kevin Durant responded to the negative comments made by Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller regarding his decision to team up with Golden State during a recent interview.

    Advice: "Those are two guys, you know?" he said Barkley and Miller's comments. "They've got a voice in our game, and a lot of people probably felt the same way but they don't have a voice so obviously what they say is translated through a megaphone so it feels like everybody else [thinks that]." Durant also said he didn't go outside for two days after officially announcing the move to Golden State in order to surround himself with positive people that would support his decision no matter what. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:21 pm
  • Green would sacrifice everything for a ring
    Draymond Green stated during a recent interview that he would, "sacrifice everything for championships."

    Advice: "I’d sacrifice everything for championships," said Green. "When you win, you don’t really sacrifice anything because everybody gets love when you win. That’s kind of my thing. If you’re a winner, you can’t really be denied too much of anything. I don’t mind sacrificing anything for championships, and that’s what we set out to do, win championships." Green may have to sacrifice the most out of the Dubs' quartet, as Kevin Durant will assuredly need time with the rock in his hands. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:52 pm
  • Greg Monroe reportedly on the trade block
    Greg Monroe is available via trade, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Stein reports that Monroe is available now that the Bucks have re-signed Miles Plumlee, so it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see the big man on the move. Monroe's fantasy upside is a tad limited, but a change in scenery would likely provide a nice boost to his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:05 am
  • Carmelo Anthony happy with Knicks moves
    Carmelo Anthony expressed his happiness over the Knicks offseason moves.

    Advice: The Knicks were aggressive in adding to their core of Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis and the moves have made Melo a happy camper. "The front office stepped up,’’ Anthony said. "It was a collective effort. They did their job and did what they had to do to make things happen. Now they’ve put us in the situation to give us an opportunity. All we have to do is take advantage of it." The 32-year-old now has a solid veteran group surrounding him and while he won't be the fantasy stud he once was, he should have no trouble returning early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:01 am
  • Mike Miller agrees to terms with Nuggets
    Mike Miller has agreed to a two-year, $5 million-plus deal with the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Nuggets really don't need Miller and he's basically just a roster filler. Miller only played in 47 games last year, making just 35.5 percent from the field. He won't be in the rotation to start the season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • OKC rescinds qualifying offer on Dion Waiters
    The Thunder have rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters.

    Advice: That makes him an unrestricted free agent, which means the Thunder won't be able to match an offer sheet from another team. However, they do still have his Bird rights and they could still re-sign him at some point. Waiters would have some decent value in OKC, but he could wind up with the 76ers or Nets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:52 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins didn't understand the draft?
    DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't "really understand what's going on" with the Kings getting younger and bigger.

    Advice: "I just control what I can control," Cousins added. Boogie has been under a microscope since he tweeted out "Lord give me strength" on the night of the draft, and later said it was about his hot sculpting class. Cousins is quite the character. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:40 pm
  • Warriors were surprised to nab Kevin Durant
    Warriors' president and COO Rick Welts acknowledged during a recent interview that the Dubs were surprised to land Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: "Well, I think we had hope," Welts said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. "We, like every other team, probably didn’t think it was going to happen, and I can assure you we had no indication it was going to happen until the phone rang at 7:30 in the morning in Bob Myers’ cabin on Lake Tahoe and Kevin called to give us his decision. I think there was a lot of screaming and yelling going on in the Myers’ cabin at that point in time." With KD on the roster, it's championship-or-bust for the Dubs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:10 pm
  • Paul George will work on off-ball play in Rio
    Paul George said that he'll work on improving his off the ball play during the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "Now it's about learning how to play off the ball," said George. "I think that's where guys take that next step. Learning how to space the floor. Learning how to cut. Learning how to play on the boards; battle the boards. I think just playing off the ball is where guys take that next step." PG-13 was a top-15 stud in 9-cat leagues during the 2014-15 season, and he'll make for a fine late-first, early-second round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:35 am
  • Cavs pick up Chris Andersen
    The Cavs agreed to a deal with Chris Andersen for the veteran minimum.

    Advice: The Cavs have lost some of their depth up front, so Andersen might get some minutes in some spots. Birdman hasn't been very durable and just turned 38 this month, so he's not going to be a difference maker for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
  • Report: Clippers will waive Devyn Marble
    The Clippers will reportedly waive Devyn Marble before his contract becomes guaranteed.

    Advice: The Magic were going to do the same thing, but the Clippers decided to send them C.J. Wilcox and some cash so that they themselves could save some cap room. Marble has been a negligible factor in fantasy hoops throughout the entirety of his two-year career, and that's unlikely to change. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:46 am
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  • Clippers will trade for Marble
    The Clippers will acquire Devyn Marble and a 2020 second-round pick for C.J. Wilcox and cash.

    Advice: Orlando was going to waive Marble before his contract became guaranteed, so the Magic aren't giving up much here. Marble only played in 28 games last season and was basically out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:37 pm
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  • Report: Manu Ginobili inks 1-year deal w/ SA
    Manu Ginobili has officially signed a one-year deal worth $14 million with the Spurs.

    Advice: If that $14 million seems a bit high to you, it's because it is. The 76ers reportedly made a strong push for Ginobili, offering him a two-year guaranteed deal that would pay him $17 million during Year-1, so San Antonio was forced to raise their offer in order to retain the Spurs-lifer and 39-year-old veteran. Antics aside, this will more than likely be Ginobili's final year in the league, so don't be the guy that drafts him out of nostalgia. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:03 pm
  • Report: Ginobili working on 1-year deal w/ SA
    Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are discussing a one-year deal in the $10 million range, according to sources of Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: That's a nice payday for the 39-year-old. He won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:17 am
  • Ainge: Al Horford could play both PF and C
    Celtics GM Danny Ainge said during Wednesday's telecast that Al Horford will likely play both power forward and center this season.

    Advice: Ainge said the Celtics "don't distinguish the [power forward] and [center]" position, and that where Horford gets his minutes depends upon the moves Boston makes prior to opening night. Horford has said in the past that he'd prefer to play PF, but no matter where he starts he's a near-lock for elite positional value on an up-tempo team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Magic will waive Devyn Marble
    The Magic will waive Devyn Marble before his salary becomes guaranteed for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: The 23-year-old SF shot just 29.6 percent last season, in limited appearances, and will need to show offensive improvement before earning a reliable role with an NBA team. He may earn a training-camp invite with another team, but isn't a fantasy concern. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:09 pm
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  • Wolves sign Jordan Hill on a two-year deal
    Jordan Hill has agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Wolves.

    Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau is getting some depth up front. Hill didn't have a great year with the Pacers last season, averaging just 8.8 points and 6.2 boards. He also basically fell out of the rotation for the postseason. Hill won't have a fantasy impact. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • Manu Ginobili's contract to be finalized soon
    Manu Ginobili's contract with the Spurs is expected to be finalized "soon," according to his agent.

    Advice: Ginobili will likely be re-signing with the Spurs on a one-year deal close to the minimum, and he'll be a non-factor in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
  • Draymond Green comments on his arrest
    Draymond Green said he believes the legal issues stemming from Sunday's arrest will be resolved "really quickly."

    Advice: "I think when things happen, I think you meet them head-on," Green said. "My legal team is handling it. It will be resolved really quickly. As a public figure, I just can't put myself in certain situations. It's something that I'll learn from and just move on." Additionally, the arresting officer confirmed that no injuries were sustained by either party during Sunday's altercation, and that the cops were not called to the scene, but were simply in the area as part of their normal patrol. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:21 am
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