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  • Jonathon Simmons has deal guaranteed
    Jonathon Simmons’ $874,636 2016-17 salary 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. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:08 pm
  • Stein: Warriors signing JaVale McGee
    The Warriors are signing JaVale McGee to a "make-good deal for a chance to make the team" in training camp, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: As crazy as it sounds, McGee might have a chance to make the team. The Warriors have very little depth, especially with their young big men dealing with injuries. McGee is really going to have to impress to make the roster, but it's worth mentioning he did show some flashes last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:39 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Rockets sign Pablo Prigioni
    Rockets sign G Pablo Prigioni.

    Advice: It's a two-year deal with a team option on the second year. Prigioni is 39 years old and played in 59 games last year for the Clippers. He won't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Dwyane Wade: It's Jimmy Butler's team
    Dwyane Wade said the Bulls are "Jimmy Butler's team."

    Advice: "This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Jimmy Butler," Wade said. He said he's just going to play his game, so it doesn't sound like he'll be adding many 3-pointers to his arsenal. Wade ranked in the top five for usage rate among qualifiers in the last two years, so it'll be interesting to see how the shots are distributed in the Chicago offense. Wade will be a risky mid-round pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:24 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
  • Derrick Rose will head to trial
    Derrick Rose will head to trial on October 4 after his request to get a sexual assault civil case against him thrown out was denied.

    Advice: A former girlfriend of Rose accused him and his friends of drugging and sexually assaulting her and allegations were brought forth in August 2015 (two years after the alleged assault). Rose can settle the case outside of court before the trial begins, but he could end up missing part of the Knicks' preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 am
  • Aaron White signs in Russia
    Aaron White has signed a two-year deal with Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia.

    Advice: He was the Wizards' 49th pick in the 2015 Draft and spent last season playing in Germany. He only averaged 7.2 points per game during the summer league, so he's not ready to make the jump to the NBA. It's a two-year deal, but the second year is a team option and he does have an NBA buyout clause. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • E'Twaun Moore says he's comfortable w/ NOP
    E'Twaun Moore said that he chose the Pelicans because he was a little more comfortable with the coaching staff.

    Advice: "I definitely had a lot more interest from New Orleans than the Bulls," Moore said. "I was in contact more with New Orleans. I just felt a little bit more comfortable with New Orleans’ organization and the coaching staff and everything, what they were trying to do with the future. Everything worked out." The four-year, $34 million contract probably made him feel comfortable too. Moore said he hasn't talked about his role for next season with the coaching staff, but he will likely be a key part of the second unit and could see minutes at both guard spots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Kris Humphries explains why he chose Hawks
    Kris Humphries said he chose the Hawks in free agency because he wants to be back in the playoffs.

    Advice: "It was some wait and see. Obviously, other teams were interested. But for me, I wasn’t going to play on a team that wasn’t a playoff team with a shot to win," Humphries said. "Being in the playoffs is so important, so fun, that that is one of the more important things when it comes down to making decisions." He signed a one-year, $4 million deal and could see minutes in teens off the bench. He won't have value while Dwight Howard is active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Rudy Gay says he's still committed to SAC
    Rudy Gay said that he will still be committed to the Kings if they don't trade him before the season starts.

    Advice: "I've always been committed to the team; that's never been a problem with me," Gay said. "I've always been committed to the city, the team, [and] my teammates. I've never shutdown - I've never shutdown on my teammates. That'll never be a problem. I'm a professional, I've been professional." Gay recently met with GM Vlade Divac, and while he denied that he made a trade request, it still seems likely that he will be moved. For what it's worth, a trade would likely hurt his value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Jimmy Butler believes Bulls will mesh well
    Jimmy Butler believes that he will be a good fit next to Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: "There are multiple ways to score the basketball. I don’t get into analytics and the numbers," Butler said. "I think D-Wade has put the ball in the basket for a lot of years. He’s a great player because of the way he scores the ball. I don’t think you can call him a non shooter because he can definitely shoot the ball. Rondo, call him what you want, but he’s effective at what he does." Butler's usage rate will likely drop playing next to Wade and Rondo, but he's still locked in as a solid target in the second round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 am
  • Report: Heat will still consider Udrih
    The Heat could still bring in Beno Udrih for training camp according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    Advice: The Heat currently have 18 players on the books and have four players capable of playing the point in Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Briante Weber and Josh Richardson. Udrih will likely explore other options before committing to the Heat's training camp. The 34-year-old veteran shouldn't be a factor in fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Nikola Vucevic to shoot some 3-pointers?
    Coach Frank Vogel said he likes the idea of Nikola Vucevic shooting 3-pointers.

    Advice: "I won't put that on him if he's not comfortable," Vogel said about Vucevic shooting treys. The 25-year-old big man has made a grand total of seven 3-pointers in his career, so this idea is uncharted territory. Vucevic is a terrific midrange shooter and his low-post game will be very important to the Orlando offense. Even with possible trade rumors, Vooch is still an early-round target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:31 pm
  • Rudy Gay has met with Vlade Divac
    Rudy Gay has met with general manager Vlade Divac since his comments on Monday, according to Sean Cunningham of ABC10.

    Advice: Gay commented on the lack of communication from the Kings, so credit goes to Divac for reaching out and getting a meeting. The 29-year-old forward denied that he made a trade request, but his comments suggest he's going to be traded. He'll be a risky fantasy pick in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:27 pm
  • Jimmy Butler doesn't have chip on shoulder
    Jimmy Butler said that he feels he no longer has "too much to prove."

    Advice: "I don’t think I have a chip on my shoulder. I don’t think I have too much to prove like back in the day," said Butler. "That doesn’t mean I don’t work hard or anything. I just think I go about things a little differently." Butler also credited his former coach Tom Thibodeau for his development, and said he's got a lot of "love and respect" for Thibs. Derrick Rose is no longer in Chicago to dominate the rock, but Jimmy Buckets will still be fighting for touches with both Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:40 am
  • Nikola Vucevic adamant he should start at C
    Nikola Vucevic reiterated his belief that he'll be "the starter, the best player on the team" for the Magic this season.

    Advice: "I'm not taking anything away from Bismack [Biyombo]," Vucevic said. "I just believe I should start." Magic GM Rob Hennigan called Vuc shortly after the Biyombo signing but didn't state which big man would start, something coach Frank Vogel will hopefully clarify during training camp. The team reportedly isn't looking to trade Vucevic, which is less than ideal for his fantasy value, but he's still a tantalizing top-30 target. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • Rudy Gay had shock wave treatment
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) had shock wave treatment on his heel this summer.

    Advice: He said he had micro tears in his Achilles, but this procedure made him feel better than he has in at least two years. Gay is also under the microscope right now for openly talking about the Kings' lack of communication and consistency. He'll be 30 next month and chances are a trade would really hurt his fantasy value, so he's going to be a risky fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:38 pm
  • Report: ORL not currently shopping Vucevic
    The Magic are not currently shopping Nikola Vucevic, according to sources of Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe argues that the Magic may need Vucevic's low-post game and particularly his passing ability for the team to function, as both Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo are limited in both those categories. Head coach Frank Vogel has said that he'll "explore" playing Biyombo and Vucevic alongside one another, although he acknowledged it's a strategy that "won't work against a lot of teams," and he's still yet to name his starting center. If someone in Orlando is traded, Vucevic will be the most likely to go, and that would more than likely improve his fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:23 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:29 pm
  • Rudy Gay had minor procedure on Achilles
    Rudy Gay stated during a recent interview that he underwent a minor procedure to correct an ongoing issue he’s had with Achilles tendinitis.

    Advice: Gay had been dealing with Achilles tendinitis for the past two years, but he said after the surgery that he's feeling the best he has in two years and that he's "excited" for next season. Gay also expressed a lot of frustration regarding the Sacramento franchise, saying that at this point in his career he wants to play for an organization that demonstrates consistency, and that the Kings don't have that "at all." Gay also denied that he's formally asked for a trade, but it seems likely he'll be wearing a different jersey next season, as he's clearly no longer happy playing in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:04 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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