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  • Jonathon Simmons has deal guaranteed
    Jonathon Simmons’ $875k salary for 2016-17 became fully guaranteed on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll be the 14th player on the roster and he should be on the active roster most nights. Simmons had his coming out party last Summer League, but he was a little quiet this time around with only a couple impressive games. He'll be fighting for bench minutes, but he'll have some DFS value on the nights coach Gregg Popovich rests his older players. Yesterday, 4:32 pm
  • Report: Carlos Boozer headed to China
    Carlos Boozer has signed to play in China, according to international basketball reporter David Pick.

    Advice: Boozer reportedly met with the coach of the Guangdong Tigers in the United States. He did not play in the NBA last season, but did play 71 games with the Lakers in the 2014-15 season. He's likely already learned how to yell "and one" in Cantonese. Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Cavs release Dahntay Jones
    Cavs release G/F Dahntay Jones.

    Advice: He's an NBA champion despite playing in one regular season game and a total of 50 minutes in the postseason -- mostly garbage time. Jones is going to be 36 in December, so his NBA career could be over. If so, he'd join Sasha Kaun as another Cav going out on top. Yesterday, 2:34 pm
  • Ryan Boatright signing in China
    Ryan Boatright will play in China for the Foshan Lions.

    Advice: He had himself a rough Summer League, making just 23.1 percent from the field for the Pelicans. Boatright is only 5'11", so it won't be easy for him to make the NBA. Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • Mike Conley (Achilles) is fully recovered
    Mike Conley is said to be fully recovered from his sore Achilles, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

    Advice: He's had some tough luck with injuries the past few seasons, but this means the 28-year-old will be entering training camp at 100 percent. He signed the richest contract in NBA history this month and new coach David Fizdale wants him to take on more of a scoring role next season. Fizdale should also increase the pace in Memphis which should bode well for Conley's outlook -- the Grizzlies were 27th in pace last season and Conley still managed to return fifth-round value in standard leagues. If he stays healthy, improvement seems inevitable. Yesterday, 9:50 am
  • Richard Jefferson's deal if for 3 years
    Updating a previous report, Richard Jefferson's deal with the Cavaliers is for three years.

    Advice: He thrived in the postseason as a stretch four and the Cavaliers were able to convince him to rethink his retirement announcement. Jefferson averaged 5.5 points and 1.7 boards in 17.9 minutes per game during the regular season and should see a similar role moving forward. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. To be clear, the third year is non-guaranteed. Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Humphries expects big things from Schroder
    Kris Humphries said the Hawks expect Dennis Schroder to elevate his game to another level next season.

    Advice: With Jeff Teague now in Indiana, Schroder will open the 2016-17 season as the unquestioned starting PG. "I think Coach [Mike Budenholzer] and all of us teammates expect him to bring his game to another level now that he’s getting the opportunity that he’s wanted," Humphries said. Schroder averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 triples on 38.8 percent shooting in six starts last season, but it will be interesting to see how he fares as the full-time starter in Atlanta. Yesterday, 9:11 am
  • Greg Monroe linked to the Pelicans
    Marc Stein of ESPN said that Greg Monroe wants to end up in New Orleans.

    Advice: Monroe was linked to the Pelicans at the trade deadline last season, so maybe the two sides will start talking again. Monroe's name has been in the rumor mill for a while now and he's one of the most likely players to be traded. However, the Bucks won't be able to get much in return, as Monroe has a player option for the 2017-18 season. Yesterday, 9:02 am
  • Wizards re-sign Marcus Thornton
    The Wizards have officially re-signed Marcus Thornton.

    Advice: It's reportedly a one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Thornton will be the primary backup behind Bradley Beal, but he could emerge later in the season if Beal gets hurt. Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season, shooting 39.3 percent from the field. Yesterday, 6:52 am
  • Jarrett Jack to be cleared for contact soon
    Jarrett Jack (knee) believes he is one month away from returning to full-contact workouts.

    Advice: He's seven months removed from his surgery to repair his torn ACL and meniscus, so this means he's making excellent progress. The knee injury kept his price low in free agency, as he accepted a one-year deal with the Hawks for the veteran's minimum. He won't have much fantasy value in Atlanta with Dennis Schroder fully expected to start. Yesterday, 6:37 am
  • Marcus Thornton signs in Italy
    Celtics 2015 second-round draft pick Marcus Thornton has signed with Victoria LIbertas Pesaro in Italy.

    Advice: He played in Australia last season and then joined the Maine Red Claws of the D-League in February. The Celtics' backcourt is loaded, so Thornton probably won't be joining Boston anytime soon. Yesterday, 6:17 am
  • Paul George will not play on Friday night
    Paul George (calf) will not play on Friday night against Venezuela, according to NBATV.

    Advice: According to NBATV, it's not serious and the team is just being careful. Team USA obviously doesn't need George out there based on how they've crushed their competition. He'll be ready to roll for Rio next month. Friday, 6:08 pm
  • Warriors hire Willie Green as assistant
    Willie Green will join the Golden State staff as an assistant coach.

    Advice: He played in the NBA for 12 seasons, averaging averaging 8.3 points per game in his career. Green's last season was with the Magic in 2014-15. Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Glenn Robinson III to make Pacers' roster
    Glenn Robinson III is now expected to remain on the Pacers' roster for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: The Pacers have 15 players on their roster after the team announced that they waived Shayne Whittington on Friday. Robinson's contract for $1.05 million becomes fully guaranteed on Monday. He had a strong summer league, but Robinson isn't a lock to be in the rotation right out of the gate. Friday, 9:30 am
  • Greivis Vasquez will not play in Olympics
    Greivis Vasquez announced on Friday that he will not play in the Olympics.

    Advice: He is fully recovered from the ankle surgery that he had in December, but he's not in good shape yet. Vasquez can now focus on the upcoming season in which he will be competing for the backup PG role in Brooklyn. Friday, 9:25 am
  • Paul George (calf) is '50-50' to play Friday
    Paul George (left calf strain) is "50-50" to play vs. Venezuela on Friday.

    Advice: He left Team USA's win over China after just 10 minutes, but the team sat him down for precautionary reasons. George even said that he's not concerned about his calf, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski hinted that he will take it easy on George over the next few days, and he will be very limited during Thursday's practice. His goal is to be 100 percent for the start of the Olympics. Thursday, 10:45 am
  • Cavaliers re-sign Richard Jefferson
    The Cavaliers have officially re-signed Richard Jefferson.

    Advice: He reportedly signed a two-year, $5 million deal. Jefferson was great in the NBA Finals, but he will simply provide some depth at the three and four behind LeBron James and Kevin Love next season. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. Thursday, 10:40 am
  • Dennis Schroder won't play for Team Germany
    Dennis Schroder will not play for Team Germany this summer.

    Advice: Schroder will enter the 2016-17 season as Atlanta's starting point guard, so it sounds like he'll use the time he has during the offseason to make sure he's fresh and fully prepared for taking on a much larger role in Atlanta. Through six starts last season, Schroder posted averages of 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 triples on 38.8 percent shooting. He'll be a high-upside guy to take towards the later rounds on draft day. Wednesday, 7:07 am
  • George (calf) leaves game early on Tuesday
    Paul George suffered a left calf strain during Team USA's win over China on Tuesday.

    Advice: The game was a blowout, so George obviously didn't return. The report adds that Team USA sat him down for precautionary reasons, so he should be considered day-to-day moving forward. George finished with six points (two 3-pointers), two assists, one board and one block in 10 minutes. Carmelo Anthony led USA with 20 points and five boards, DeMarcus Cousins double-doubled with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Durant chipped in with 13 points in 19 minutes. Tuesday, 9:29 pm
  • Paul George: 'It's on me now' to deliver
    Paul George is embracing expectations to lead the Pacers back to contention.

    Advice: "I think with the moves that they made, it’s on me now, to get us back to being contenders," George said. "I think, with what I’m going to bring, the talent I have around me now, I’ve got a chance to challenge Cleveland." Although Larry Bird's squad still has some questions—perhaps most notably their small size in the backcourt—there's no doubt they're one of the most improved (on paper) clubs of the offseason. Monday, 7:23 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. Jul 24, 1:48 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. Jul 22, 8:09 pm
  • 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. Jul 21, 1:04 pm
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