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  • Miroslav Raduljica an unrestricted free agent
    Serbian C Miroslav Raduljica is an unrestricted free agent after officially clearing waivers this weekend.

    Advice: Raduljica is having a terrific FIBA World Cup, which may renew interest in him around the NBA, but it's not a good sign that his $1.5 million salary wasn't claimed off waivers.
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
  • Anthony Davis leads way against New Zealand
    Anthony Davis had 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in Team USA's 98-71 win against New Zealand on Tuesday.

    Advice: Davis lead Team USA in scoring against the Kiwis and has looked like the best player on the team thus far at the World Cup of Basketball. He's reportedly put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason and has solidified himself as Top 5 fantasy pick with Top 3 upside entering fall drafts.
    Yesterday, 10:35 am
  • Omer Asik posts huge numbers in loss
    Omer Asik posted 16 points, 20 rebounds, and one block in Turkey's 64-58 loss to Ukraine on Tuesday.

    Advice: While Asik only shot 4-for-11 from the floor, he surprisingly knocked down eight of 10 attempts from the free throw line. While the FIBA World Cup competition isn't quite the NBA, it's a good sign to see the 28-year-old post such gaudy numbers. He'll get an increased opportunity to produce alongside Anthony Davis in 2014-15 and is worth a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Anderson Varejao doesn't expect new role
    Anderson Varejao doesn't expect his role to change with the Cavaliers.

    Advice: "I don't think it's going to change," Varejao said. "I played with LeBron for six years and what I did was playing defense, setting screens for everybody, fighting for every rebound and being ready on the offensive side when I get the ball." Varejao's statement basically verifies his limited fantasy potential with the Cavaliers, but he can still provide owners in deeper leagues with solid rebounding numbers.
    Yesterday, 7:20 am
  • Rudy Gobert avoids foul trouble in win
    Rudy Gobert made both of his field goal attempts vs. Egypt on Monday, scoring six points with six boards and one block in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't commit any fouls in this easy win, which was a problem in his first two, averaging 3.5 fouls per game in 15.5 minutes. Gobert now holds averages of 5.0 points, 4.7 boards and 1.0 blocks in 16 minutes per outing. He'll be in the rotation for the Jazz, but his woeful foul shooting knocks him out of standard-league consideration.
    Monday, 4:34 pm
  • Pau Gasol dominant in Spain's win over Brazil
    Pau Gasol put on a show during Spain's trouncing of Brazil, going for 26 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, three 3-pointers, and two assists.

    Advice: Pau was also remarkably efficient, shooting 11-of-15 from the field, as Spain manhandled Brazil leading to an 82-63 victory. Health will be a concern for Gasol as well as the logjam of big men in Chicago, but he'll be well worth a look starting in the second half of fantasy drafts.
    Monday, 3:06 pm
  • Mason Plumlee denies Nike influenced Team USA
    Mason Plumlee denied allegations that his ties to Nike and Duke influenced the decision to include him on the final 12-man Team USA roster.

    Advice: "I'm very proud that I went to Duke and I'm very proud that I wear Nike, and that has nothing to do with it," Plumlee said. "If you were at our practices and our training camp, anybody that was there, they would see why I made the team." Plumlee is significantly less talented than his teammates on the US squad, and that has prompted some conspiracy theory-like questions. However, he plays a marginal role for the team (just 16 total minutes over the first two games) and he does provide some needed size. Choose what you want to believe, but if Team USA comes home with anything less than a gold medal, coach Mike Krzyzewski will likely be scrutinized for his roster decisions.
    Monday, 2:10 pm
  • Andray Blatche has nice game vs. Argentina
    Andray Blatche played well during Monday's near-upset of Argentina, scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the loss.

    Advice: Blatche is now averaging 21 points, and 13.7 rebounds through three contests with the Philippines, and he looks like a guy trying to increase his value for a contract. The Heat have reportedly expressed interest in the unrestricted free agent, but if he were to sign in Miami he'd likely be in a timeshare with Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem, limiting his fantasy value. He's also been linked to Toronto, but they're very deep at the power forward position, so his value there would be nearly non-existent.
    Monday, 12:45 pm
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  • Anderson Varejao feels '100 percent' healthy
    Anderson Varejao revealed during an interview on Saturday that he is feeling 100 percent healthy and is looking forward to the upcoming NBA season.

    Advice: "I feel pretty good. I feel like I'm 100 percent," said Varejao. "I feel like I'm moving a lot better. I'm healthy. I feel like I'm in shape." Varejao had a rough four-years following the departure of LeBron James, as he's averaged just 37 games per season. However, Cleveland was also exquisitely bad during that time, so he really didn't have much to play for. But now with the Cavs penciled in as championship-favorites, Varejao will need to remain healthy and bring his defensive intensity on a nightly basis. Varejao is mostly a rebounding specialist, and given his extensive injury history, he doesn't merit much more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
    Monday, 11:40 am
  • Gorgui Dieng drops big line in Senegal win
    Gorgui Dieng propelled Senegal to a win over Croatia, dropping 27 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal.

    Advice: Dieng has been spectacular throughout the FIBA tournament, averaging 22 points, 11.6 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 54 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line. Dieng was fantastic for the Wolves down the stretch last year, and when/if (more likely when) Nikola Pekovic goes down this season, Dieng will be primed for big numbers. Dieng has loads of upside, but may start off the year slow playing behind Pekovic.
    Monday, 8:04 am
  • Miami Heat workout UFA Nazr Mohammed
    The Heat, looking to add another veteran center to their roster, summoned unrestricted free agent Nazr Mohammed for a workout and meeting with team executives on Thursday.

    Advice: The Heat are reportedly most intrigued by unrestricted free agent Emeka Okafor, but he may not be ready to suit up until midseason as he's still recovering from a herniated disk in his back. The Miami organization has also expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Andray Blatche. Mohammed is the least enticing of the three.
    Monday, 6:44 am
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  • Nikola Vucevic wants new coach for Montenegro
    Nikola Vucevic said that he'll play for Montenegro's national team in the future, but only if they replace current head coach Luka Pavicevic.

    Advice: Vucevic had a small role during EuroBasket 2013, which could be the root of his problems with coach Pavicevic. Montenegro failed to qualify for next year's European Championship and their program could certainly use a player of Vuc's caliber -- he's coming off a strong NBA season in which he averaged a career-high 14.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
  • Luis Scola scores 30 points for Argentina
    Luis Scola scored 30 points in a losing effort for Argentina on Sunday, making 11-of-19 FGs and 7-of-11 FTs with nine rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Scola's one-man show wasn't sufficient to counter Croatia's balanced scoring, but it's nice to see the Pacers' veteran thriving in the World Cup. He's not a reliable fantasy asset as a backup behind David West, but would be a nice waiver wire pickup if injuries strike Indiana's frontcourt.
    Sunday, 12:34 pm
  • FA Miroslav Raduljica impressive in World Cup
    Free agent C Miroslav Raduljica led the Serbian national team with 21 points and seven rebounds during Sunday's one-point loss to France.

    Advice: Raduljica's imposing size (7'0", 250 lbs.) makes him tough to guard in international competition, and he's averaging 17.0 points on 60.9 percent shooting through two World Cup games. The Clippers recently waived Raduljica after acquiring him from the Bucks, and it's unclear whether he'll sign with another NBA team or seek his fortunes overseas.
    Sunday, 11:59 am
  • Andray Blatche will play through pain in FIBA
    Andray Blatche will play through a bit of pain he's experiencing in his knee when the Philippines take on Greece on Sunday.

    Advice: Blatche scored 28 points to go along with 12 rebounds in his last outing as the Philippines nearly upset Croatia, and he'll continue to put up big stat lines as the Philippines' best player by a wide margin. Blatche remains an unrestricted free agent, and it's unclear where he will land for the 2014-15 season. He met with the Raptors back in July, but a move to Toronto would take him out of the conversation in standard leagues.
    Sunday, 9:03 am
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  • Report: ATL wants to bring back Elton Brand
    The Hawks are reportedly in talks to bring back unrestricted free agent Elton Brand.

    Advice: Brand is a solid locker room guy, but his days of being a fantasy stat stuffer are far behind him. Whether Brand plays for a 16th season or not, he shouldn't be targeted in any league.
    Sunday, 6:36 am
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  • Anthony Davis scores 17 points vs. Finland
    Anthony Davis had 17 points, four rebounds and zero blocks in Saturday's easy Team USA 114-55 win over Finland.

    Advice: Davis was great, despite the yawner of a stat line, and he's been going at No. 2, over LeBron James, in many of the early drafts we've taken part in. Klay Thompson was great with 18 points and four 3-pointers to lead the team in scoring, while teammate Stephen Curry struggled, hitting just 1-of-6 shots, missing all five of his 3-pointers and scoring just four points in the blowout.
    Saturday, 2:16 pm
  • Serge Ibaka out for Spain with sore hamstring
    Serge Ibaka missed Saturday's FIBA game for Spain due to a sore hamstring.

    Advice: This is actually good news, as last we heard he was still not 100 percent recovered from a ruptured left calf. Keep in mind it's still August, and Ibaka has plenty of time to get himself fully healthy before the season kicks off around Halloween. Ibaka should be one of the first power forwards taken in fantasy drafts this year.
    Saturday, 1:17 pm
  • Omer Asik plays only 10 minutes with Turkey
    Omer Asik played only 10 minutes in Turkey's win over New Zealand on Saturday, finishing with one point, zero rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Asik picked up a few quick fouls but wasn't injured, and coach Ergin Ataman simply opted to go another direction with his rotation. The result was a three-point win vs. a New Zealand team which isn't exactly a powerhouse, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Asik's role grow as the tourney continues.
    Saturday, 11:30 am
  • France falls to Brazil in Group A on Saturday
    France's national team lost their first FIBA World Cup to Brazil, 63-65, despite Boris Diaw's 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.

    Advice: France is without Tony Parker, leaving Diaw, Nicolas Batum and Jazz center Rudy Gobert to represent the NBA. They'll take on Serbia on Sunday as they try to move on from the Group Phase of the competition -- Group A includes Brazil, Egypt, France, Iran, Serbia and Spain.
    Saturday, 11:03 am
  • Andray Blatche may be barred from Asia Games
    The Olympic Council of Asia has suggested that Andray Blatche may be barred from playing for the Philippines in the upcoming Asian Games.

    Advice: The OCA is interpreting residence requirements in a way that would prevent the Philippines team from using Blatche, who is tantamount to a 'ringer' in the Asian Games tournament. The 28-year-old free agent isn't likely to sign with an NBA team until he's fulfilled his international obligations. He was recently sidelined by a minor ankle injury, but he returned to action for a recent loss to Croatia in the FIBA World Cup.
    Saturday, 8:14 am
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  • Spurs pursuing FAs Aron Baynes, Gustavo Ayon
    The Spurs remain "determined" to re-sign C Aron Baynes this summer, but they're also interested in FA big man Gustavo Ayon.

    Advice: Baynes is considering signing overseas for around $1.5 million annually, and Ayon has been pursued by at least one team in China. If either guy does end up in San Antonio, they will be fantasy afterthoughts in a frontcourt that includes Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and Jeff Ayres.
    Saturday, 6:31 am
  • Ian Mahinmi could be sidelined 2-3 months
    Team France's doctor diagnosed Ian Mahinmi with a dislocated shoulder, and said the injury could sideline him as long as 2-3 months.

    Advice: Mahinmi suffered the injury during a practice, and an MRI revealed that the injury was serious enough to keep him out of the FIBA World Cup. He is currently headed back to Indiana for further evaluation, but if the initial diagnosis is correct, he will miss all of preseason. Mahinmi is a backup center and doesn't warrant consideration in standard leagues.
    Friday, 6:26 pm
  • Gustavo Ayon has received interest from SA
    Unrestricted free agent Gustavo Ayon has reportedly received interest from the Spurs.

    Advice: Ayon has also received a contract offer from a Chinese team, but he has stated he wants to wait until after the FIBA World Cup before making a decision on where he will play next year. Ayon averaged 4.3 points, and 4.8 rebounds through 17 minutes of action with the Hawks last season, and considering he would likely see even less time on the floor in SA, owners can safely ignore him come draft day.
    Friday, 3:51 pm
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  • Brook Lopez feels he's in for a career-season
    Brook Lopez is confident heading into the 2014-15 season, and he believes he'll be better than he's ever been.

    Advice: "Like I said before, I'm not looking for any restrictions," Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. "I'm confident I'm gonna be able to go out there and be better than I've ever been." Lopez has had two injury-plagued seasons during his career, but didn't miss a single game during his first three seasons in the league. He'll be a risky selection on draft day, but when healthy, Lopez is capable of putting up truly elite value at the center position.
    Friday, 1:24 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'I am a role model'
    DeMarcus Cousins explained why he sees himself as a role model during a recent interview.

    Advice: "I am a role model, absolutely," Cousin said. "I come from a place where there are not a lot of opportunities. People there, they don't ever really dream big because they don't think it ever really exists... And them seeing me make it, they believe it is possible. Those people grew up with me; they have seen the struggles; they have seen me fight and work my way to where I am now, so I absolutely believe I am a role model." DMC seems to be a much more matured player now. He showed up to camp for Team USA in terrific shape, and kept his antics to a minimum last season. He'll be a late-first round pick heading into this year's drafts.
    Friday, 1:01 pm
  • Clippers officially waive Miroslav Raduljica
    The Clippers officially waived C Miroslav Raduljica on Friday via the stretch provision.

    Advice: The Clippers traded for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica on Tuesday, and waived both guys on Friday to create cap space. The move will allow the organization to add four more guys to the roster (before this they could only add one) and they reportedly have their eyes on Ekpe Udoh. Whomever the Clippers decide to add, these will just be minimum-salary guys, and they shouldn't be expected to have any fantasy relevance.
    Friday, 11:49 am
  • Lucas Nogueira works out with Olajuwon
    Lucas Nogueira worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon this week.

    Advice: It's a popular move among big men and the young Brazilian does need some skills around the basket. He is very rangy and has the potential to be a big-time shot blocker, but he's still a long way from being a regular contributor. Nogueira isn't a worthwhile target in even keeper formats.
    Friday, 10:42 am
  • Ian Mahinmi leaves Team France
    Ian Mahinmi has left Team France due to a shoulder injury.

    Advice: He appeared to suffer the injury in Thursday's practice session and the extent of the injury is not yet know. Mahinmi will back up Roy Hibbert again next season and could get more minutes with Luis Scola playing more power forward than center. He's still not worth drafting in most formats.
    Friday, 7:02 am
  • Anthony Davis loves playing for Team USA
    Anthony Davis said on Thursday that he loves playing for Team USA basketball.

    Advice: "Some guys look at it as they don't get paid, so you don't have to play or whatever," Davis said. "I love playing the game of basketball and any time I get a chance to represent my country, especially for all the servicemen and women who do so much for us, I think it's a great opportunity to show your appreciation." He has looked amazing in the exhibition games and is probably Team USA's most talented player. If you want him in your fantasy league, it'll cost you a top-three pick.
    Friday, 6:28 am
  • Miroslav Raduljica to be waived by Clippers
    Miroslav Raduljica is expected to be waived by the Clippers.

    Advice: He had two years left on his deal and the Clippers have no use for him now that they're armed with Spencer Hawes. Raduljica was really only traded so the Clippers could get Dudley's contract off their books. He could get picked up by another team, or may be going overseas.
    Friday, 6:16 am
  • Timofey Mozgov not forcing his way out of DEN
    Timofey Mozgov said on Thursday that "all the talks about [a] trade to Cleveland are just rumors."

    Advice: "My last season in Denver was good," he continued. "And to try and do something to leave the team wouldn't be smart." Mozgov also admitted that he does not want to join the Cavaliers to simply coast to a championship. "I would like to play with LeBron. But even though playing for a contender is cool, you got to understand that I want to be part of the team and not to just join a contender and ride the coattails, being a burden."
    Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Cavs GM 'concerned' with rim protection
    Cavaliers general manager David Griffin admitted that he has "concerns [about the team's] ability to protect the rim."

    Advice: Griffin also said that his concerns are not "just a Kevin [Love] question" and that he is not worried about "Kevin's ability to be in right place at right time [on defense]" Kevin Love's defensive abilities have come under fire as of late, specifically from his previous team owner Glen Taylor. Fair or unfair, if the Cavs struggle on defense, Love will likely shoulder a large part of the blame.
    Thursday, 11:36 am
  • Monty Williams praises Anthony Davis' play
    Pelicans head coach and Team USA assistant coach Monty Williams spoke glowingly of Anthony Davis' play this summer.

    Advice: While he'll get to see Davis up close and personal for the entire 2014-15 season, Williams has gotten a sneak peek at Davis' play this summer as an assistant coach for Team USA. "You seldom say there's a better player on the floor," Williams said. "That's got to help him from a confidence standpoint." Davis has solidified himself as a Top 5 fantasy pick heading into 2014-15 drafts and it's getting to the point where you can draft him No. 2 overall without being mocked by fellow owners.
    Thursday, 10:56 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins had no doubts on USA spot
    DeMarcus Cousins said he had no doubts on making Team USA's World Cup of Basketball roster.

    Advice: Cousins was thought to be on the bubble entering final roster cuts, but the 22-year-old confidently told reporters, "Y'all will see," on the eve of cuts. Turns out Cousins was right as Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski recently told reporters that Cousins had cemented himself as the backup center to Anthony Davis. Cousins seems to have turned over a new leaf this offseason, which can only mean great things for fantasy owners who have him pegged as a late-first round option heading into drafts.
    Thursday, 10:22 am
  • Hinkie hints Joel Embiid could play in 14-15
    Sixers GM Sam Hinkie didn't close the door on Joel Embiid (foot) playing during the 2014-15 season.

    Advice: If Embiid does play, it will be in the 2015 part of the 2014-15 season as he's still in a walking boot. "I don't know at this point," Hinkie said. "Right now, he's in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests. We want to know how we can be sure to put him in a position to have a long NBA career." While we could see Embiid in the tail part of the regular season, redraft owners shouldn't bother using a pick on him.
    Thursday, 8:02 am
  • Ryan Anderson expects to take contact in Oct.
    Ryan Anderson (neck) said he is expecting to take contact in October.

    Advice: He said he'll spend this offseason working on getting his neck and body stronger heading into training camp. Anderson has been taking part is drills and is able to work on his conditioning. He was lighting it up from 3-point range before his season-ending injury, so he should be a top-five guy from beyond the arc as long as he's healthy.
    Wednesday, 12:42 pm
  • Wolves owner criticizes Kevin Love's game
    Wolves owner Glen Taylor questioned Kevin Love's durability during a recent interview, and said Love "got away with some stuff not playing defense [with Minnesota]."

    Advice: "The only thing I still have a question mark about is his health," Taylor said. "If [the Cavaliers] sign him to a five-year contract like they're thinking about, that's a big contract on a guy who's had some times when he has missed games." Taylor also implied that Love is the third-best player on the Cavs behind LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and the whole interview feels like sour grapes. "I think emotions are definitely running high right now," Love replied, when told about Taylor's criticism. "For Glen to say that, I think he should be concentrating on the players he just received."
    Wednesday, 6:35 am
  • Joel Embiid signs contract with Sixers
    Sixers sign rookie Joel Embiid to contract on Tuesday.

    Advice: Embiid announced his signing on Twitter and the terms are unknown. He'll be sidelined for most, if not all, of the upcoming season, meaning Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims are going to have to play a lot of minutes at center. Embiid is worth a pick in dynasty leagues, but we see little reason to use a draft pick on him in re-draft leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:14 pm
  • Kevin Love 'committed long term' to Cavaliers
    Kevin Love was officially introduced by the Cavaliers on Tuesday, and he said he's "committed long term to the end goal, and that's to win championships."

    Advice: Love is expected to sign a long-term extension with the Cavs, but he said that hasn't yet been discussed. A core of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love makes the Cavaliers an instant championship contender and they've already lured veterans Shawn Marion, Mike Miller and James Jones to Cleveland. Love will start alongside Anderson Varejao in the frontcourt, but the Cavs still hope to add another center behind Varejao -- they've reportedly targeted Kosta Koufos and Timofey Mozgov.
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
  • Anthony Davis leads Team USA to easy victory
    Anthony Davis dominated during Team USA's win over Slovenia on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and four blocks in under 20 minutes.

    Advice: Davis has cemented himself as the cornerstone of Team USA's frontcourt, and his length gave the Slovenian team fits all game. The U.S. won by 30 points in their final exhibition before the FIBA World Cup begins in earnest -- they'll open the tournament with games vs. Finland on Saturday and Turkey on Sunday.
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Clippers get Miroslav Raduljica from Bucks
    The Clippers acquired C Miroslav Raduljica from the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Raduljica casts an imposing shadow at 7'1", 280 lbs., and he slots in as the Clips' third-string center behind DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Hawes. It would take a few injuries for him to emerge as a fantasy factor. Although he has three years remaining on his rookie contract, Miroslav's 2015-16 salary of $1.6 million is fully unguaranteed.
    Tuesday, 12:35 pm
  • Cavs still trying to acquire Timofey Mozgov
    The Cavaliers are still trying to acquire Timofey Mozgov, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: As the Cavs continue their search for a center to backup Anderson Varejao, their search is focused on the Nuggets' Mozgov and Kosta Koufos of the Memphis Grizzlies. Windhorst adds that the Cavs have been trying to acquire Mozgov for the last six to eight weeks while the Grizzlies are reluctant to part with Koufos due to Marc Gasol's injury last season. Mozgov wouldn't have much fantasy value in Cleveland, but a trade could open up more minutes for JaVale McGee and J.J. Hickson in Denver.
    Tuesday, 9:40 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins fully recovered from injury
    DeMarcus Cousins stated during a recent interview that he is fully recovered from the minor knee injury that caused him to miss Team USA's exhibition game vs. Brazil.

    Advice: The injury was never considered to be serious, and this report should remove any doubt about the big man's health. Cousins also said that he is honored to be representing his country, and making the US squad was a goal he had for this summer. Klay Thompson summed up what DeMarcus does for the US Team best, saying that: "DeMarcus does what he does best, and that's crashing the glass, taking up so much space in the paint and just wearing [opposing] bigs out." DMC had a fantastic season last year, and he'll be a safe late-first round option heading into this year's drafts.
    Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Ryan Anderson expects to be 100% by camp
    Ryan Anderson said in a recent interview that his "recovery's been really smooth," and he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of training camp.

    Advice: "I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning," Anderson said. "I just can't play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball... I have a few more weeks, so training camp I'll be ready to go all out." Before going down last season Anderson was providing solid value, averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers a game. He will look to return to form this upcoming season, and will provide elite 3-point shooting to fantasy squads.
    Monday, 2:18 pm
  • Kevin Love to wear No. 0 in Cleveland
    Kevin Love will be wearing No. 0 for the Cavs this season, as No. 42 has been retired by the Cleveland franchise in honor of Nate Thurmond.

    Advice: It's not yet known why Love elected to go with No. 0, but purely speculating, in tennis, zero points is referred to as "love."
    Monday, 1:58 pm
  • Aron Baynes still looking overseas
    Restricted free agent Aron Baynes is entertaining the idea of playing overseas for at least $1.5 million next season.

    Advice: He's more of just emergency depth with the Spurs and only played 9.3 minutes per game last season. Baynes is a large paint presence and opponents couldn't handle him at lower-level competition like summer league, so he would likely be an above-average player out of the NBA.
    Monday, 6:13 am
  • FA Gustavo Ayon gets contract offer in China
    Free agent Gustavo Ayon has received a contract offer from a team in China, but it's uncertain if he's drawn any interest in the NBA.

    Advice: Ayon still sounds interested in the NBA, saying, "It is where I will play my best." He admitted that injuries have "hurt [his] game and career" over the past few years, however, and at the moment he's focused on staying healthy throughout the FIBA World Cup. His decision on where to play next season does not sound imminent.
    Aug 24, 6:21 pm
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  • Wolves to experiment with Gorgui Dieng as PF
    Flip Saunders said he plans to find more minutes for Gorgui Dieng this season, and will experiment with Dieng at PF.

    Advice: Thaddeus Young will start at PF, backed up by Andrew Bennett, but Saunders floated the idea that Dieng, Andrew Wiggins and even Shabazz Muhammad could earn minutes at PF during the season. Dieng thrived with extended minutes last year so it's encouraging that Saunders wants to find him more playing time, but it could take a frontcourt injury for the second-year big man to truly break out in 2014-15.
    Aug 24, 4:20 pm
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