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  • Twolves still non-committal on Wiggins
    Coach Flip Saunders was non-committal when asked about Andrew Wiggins starting.

    Advice: He's expected to start and push Corey Brewer to the bench. The Wolves don't really have much scoring in their starting lineup, so they will need someone like Wiggins. He's a risky mid-round fantasy pick with upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:58 pm
  • Damien Inglis at Bucks practice
    Damien Inglis (foot) was at a Bucks practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: His foot injury seems minor and he should be good to go for training camp later this month. Inglis will be with the Bucks this season, but he will likely be in the D-League to help him get some regular playing time. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues can ignore the Frenchman for now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • FA Michael Beasley to work out for Spurs
    Free agent Michael Beasley will work out for the Spurs this week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: He's still being paid by the Suns this season, so he may be waiting for an ideal situation, and he's at a career crossroads due to concerns about his behavior off the court and his inconsistent play on the court. The 25-year-old has already worked out twice for the Lakers, but we'd like nothing more than to see how he'd fare under coach Gregg Popovich. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
     
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  • Carl Landry (knee) still isn't 100 percent
    Carl Landry said recently that he's still not 100 percent recovered from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season.

    Advice: "That's what I'm going through right now - just being patient, but still trying to do the right things on the court," Landry said. "I would say that I'm almost [100 percent healthy] - I'm very close." He'll be scraping off the rust during training camp, assuming he can fully participate, and there's no reason to touch him in fantasy leagues with Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Eric Moreland all crowded around the PF position. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
  • Mike Miller ready to accept smaller role
    Mike Miller acknowledged that he'll play a smaller role with the Cavaliers this season, given their depth and surfeit of 3-point shooters.

    Advice: "This team, as good as it looks on paper, if we're going to be successful, people are going to have to sacrifice - whether it's minutes, shots or financially," Miller said. "That's the commitment it takes to win a championship." Miller's 3-point prowess won't be as critical with Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and even James Jones on the roster, but he's still a viable specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:09 am
  • FA Jamaal Franklin working out for Spurs
    Former Grizzlies G Jamaal Franklin has been working out for the Spurs this week.

    Advice: Franklin shot 45.5 percent from downtown in limited action with the Grizzlies last season, and once he joined the D-League he notched 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals. If he does join the Spurs for training camp, they'll have no fewer than 19 players on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:26 am
  • Xavier Henry's wrist OK, rehabbing knee
    Xavier Henry's surgically-repaired left wrist is "good" but he's still rehabbing his right knee, according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Henry has been doing "basketball related activities" but hasn't yet been cleared for games, and coach Byron Scott said last week that the dual surgeries might limit Henry during training camp. Injuries are a common thread during Henry's four-year NBA career and he's never played more than 50 games in a season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Wolves officially sign Glenn Robinson III
    The Wolves have officially signed rookie F Glenn Robinson III.

    Advice: Robinson was drafted No. 40 overall this summer and his signing means that Minnesota is over the limit with 16 guaranteed contracts. He's unlikely to help fantasy owners given the Wolves' solid depth at SF, and he may spend some time developing with the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:44 pm
  • AK-47 thinks he'll get more consistent mins
    Andrei Kirilenko said he doesn't care if he starts, but that he expects his minutes to be more consistent under new coach Lionel Hollins.

    Advice: The Nets will need him to play a lot more than he did last year for their thin frontcourt, but as usual his health will dictate how much burn he can get. It should be noted that things between Kirilenko and outgoing coach Jason Kidd didn't appear to be peachy last season, which is probably what AK is getting at when referencing Hollins. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:39 pm
  • Wizards close to signing Damion James
    Damion James is close to signing with the Wizards.

    Advice: He started one game for the Spurs last season, but played a total of 50 minutes on the season. It'll likely just be a training camp deal and James will have a tough time making the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:14 pm
     
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  • Paul George at Colts game on crutches
    Paul George (leg) was spotted at the Colts game on Monday night with crutches.

    Advice: He has been in the news for the wrong reasons based on some of his thoughtless comments involving Ray Rice. George is not expected to play this season and the Pacers will have a tough time getting production on the wing in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
     
    Player Note
    Paul George Ind - SG,SF
    Injured
  • Caron Butler will be a mentor for the Pistons
    Caron Butler is looking forward to being a leader for the Pistons.

    Advice: "The opportunity to play quality minutes and be a mentor to these guys, share my experiences and get us over the hump was big," said Butler. The quality minutes part of the quote is interesting as the Pistons are a bit crowded on the wings. Even with playing 27 minutes per game with the Thunder last season while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, he was still able to post ninth-round value while he was there. He could be a late flier for those who missed out on treys during their drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:06 pm
  • Tobias Harris eligible for extension
    Tobias Harris is eligible for a contract extension, and he'd like to remain with the Magic

    Advice: "Obviously, I want to be here. . I love the fans, the city of Orlando and the guys. Management knows I want to be here. It's the perfect situation for me," said Harris. If the Magic do not sign Harris to an extension by the October 31 deadline, he will become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Harris averaged 14.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 0.4 blocks while shooting 80.7 percent from the line last season with the Magic, and he profiles as a mid-late round pick with some upside. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:39 am
  • Mavs hope Al-Farouq Aminu can bring the D
    The Mavs are hopeful that Al-Farouq Aminu can help fill the void left by Shawn Marion as a defensive specialist and rebounder.

    Advice: "He's been the last two years the best rebounding small forward in the NBA. It's not even close," said Mark Cuban of Aminu. Aminu is indeed a stellar rebounder, and perhaps coach Rick Carlisle will find a way to improve his offensive stats (during his best offensive season he averaged just 7.3 points per game). But as a reserve off the bench for the Mavericks, he's more of a deep league play for owners seeking some rebounding and a bit of defensive stats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:24 am
  • Wiggins expected to work out later this week
    Andrew Wiggins is expected to work out with the Wolves later this week.

    Advice: The Wolves already have Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer, Zach LaVine and Robbie Hummel working out, and all of them could be fighting for minutes with Wiggins. The No. 1 pick of the 2014 draft is expected to start and serves as a risky pick in the middle of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:27 am
  • KD watches Redskins game in owner's suite
    Kevin Durant watched Sunday's Jaguars at Redskins football game in owner Dan Snyder's suite.

    Advice: He wore a Robert Griffin III jersey and was spotted in the team shop. Durant is from the Washington area and has answered plenty of questions about joining the Wizards in a couple seasons, so his Sunday appearance will probably require him to answer even more questions. H Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:08 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 11 to help win gold
    Rudy Gay (mouth) scored 11 points with three rebounds, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 16 minutes against Serbia during Team USA's win on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't break his jaw on Thursday and was able to play 16 minutes on Sunday. Gay had a solid tournament, making 47.8 percent of his shots in 14 minutes per game. He'll likely have the ball more with Isaiah Thomas now in Phoenix and may raise his assists by a hair. He wasn't great in isolation last year, so the loss of Thomas may actually hurt Gay's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:24 am
     
    Player Note
    Rudy Gay Sac - SF,PF
  • Gordon Hayward adding strength and weight
    Gordon Hayward said that he's made "a conscious effort this summer to bulk up a bit."

    Advice: "They obviously have me do a lot of strengthening because I've gotten a lot stronger, but we also do a lot of mobility, flexibility and stability work," he said. "I'm just a lot stronger and when I drive to the hole, I'm able to kind of brush people off me and that makes me a lot better." Hayward relied overwhelmingly on his jumper last year, but he made 73.8 percent of his driving layups, so anything that encourages him to attack the paint is a bonus for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:31 pm
  • Carmelo can't wait to learn triangle offense
    Carmelo Anthony said that he can't wait to learn the triangle offense.

    Advice: "When people say spots, I'm going to be all over the floor in the triangle," Anthony said. "It makes it hard to guard, it keeps all eyes off of you. I'm looking forward to it, I've been saying it all summer." This is probably going to be more of a learning year than anything with the Knicks strapped on cap space due to the contracts of Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani. Still, Melo is a solid, safe target at the end of the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:00 am
  • Marvin Williams can play a balanced game
    Marvin Williams will play both forward spots for the Hornets, according to coach Steve Clifford.

    Advice: Clifford said he can use him as a stretch four and he could take some triples in that role. Williams had an up-and-down season in Utah, but the Hornets paid big bucks to add some depth. He's not worth targeting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • Gerald Henderson can play both wing spots
    Coach Steve Clifford said Gerald Henderson can play both wing spots with the Hornets this season.

    Advice: "Some shooting guards can play small forward, but only in certain matchups," Clifford said. "He can play [either position] against almost anybody." Henderson hasn't been a per-minute stat guy, so he's going to have a tough time being a consistent asset in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • MKG making progress on his jumper
    Coach Steve Clifford said that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has transformed some of his shooting mechanics in his jump shot.

    Advice: His jumper was about as smooth as a piece of sandpaper and he couldn't even make 25 percent of his jump shots last season. Clifford said MKG looks more confident and he's spent plenty of time with Kemba Walker and Gary Neal this summer. Still, there's no reason to target him in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:37 pm
  • Jeff Taylor in Sweden for personal reasons
    Jeff Taylor (Achilles) is dealing with a personal matter in Sweden and he is not with the team.

    Advice: He did some workouts in Las Vegas Summer League and it sounds like he's going to be close to 100 percent. Coach Steve Clifford said Taylor is fine medically and he's just concerned with continuity with his new teammates. Taylor looked terrific before tearing his Achilles last year, but the addition of Lance Stephenson takes away some minutes on the wing. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • Update: Rudy Gay's jaw is not fractured
    Updating a previous item, Rudy Gay's jaw is not fractured from Thursday game vs. Lithuania.

    Advice: He said that he had a fracture in his jaw in a report earlier today, but a team official said that it wasn't the case. Gay does have a broken tooth and it's not expected to keep him out long. He could suit up for Sunday's final vs. Serbia. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:04 pm
     
    Player Note
    Rudy Gay Sac - SF,PF
  • Nic Batum scores 27 points, French win bronze
    Nicolas Batum was outstanding in France's 95-93 victory over Lithuania on Saturday, making 8-of-12 from the field for 27 points with three rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Considering the French team didn't have Tony Parker, they have to be pleased with a bronze medal. Batum was fantastic the entire tournament, averaging 14.6 points 3.1 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.7 triples on 48.9 percent from the field. He was extremely efficient after the break last season with a sterling 57.4 effective field goal percentage with the Blazers, which helped him climb to second-round value in fantasy leagues last year. He'll be looking at a similar role and is a bit of an unheralded fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:23 am
  • Carmelo Anthony says he was angry
    Carmelo Anthony said he chose to work out two weeks after the season instead of a one-month break because he was angry.

    Advice: The Knicks couldn't even make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, so he probably should be mad. Anthony led the NBA in scoring in the 2012-13 season, and he'll likely be doing some different things in coach Derek Fisher's triangle offense. Still, he's a solid target in the late first round. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:31 am
  • Rudy Gay suffered a fracture in his jaw
    Rudy Gay suffered a fracture to his jaw and a broken tooth from an elbow to his face during Thursday's game against Lithuania.

    Advice: "The top is where I got hit. It's painful," Gay said. "It's uncomfortable, and it still bleeds, so I've got to continuously gargle. It is what it is, man." Gay also called it a dirty play, which is up for debate because he was going to the basket and just caught an elbow while he was almost at the peak of his jump. He still has a chance to play on Sunday and this doesn't sound like a long-term injury. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:16 am
     
    Player Note
    Rudy Gay Sac - SF,PF
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) still isn't 100 percent
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he's not all the way back from his arthroscopic knee surgery.

    Advice: "I'm just taking it one day at a time, working on the strength in my knee and just coming in and getting up shots," Evans said. He's expected to be close to 100 percent in the coming weeks from his surgery back in May. It's still unclear if he's going to be come off the bench or start, but his fantasy value shouldn't be affected too much regardless of coach Monty Williams' decision. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:27 am
  • Luol Deng not phased by comments
    Former teammate Kyle Korver said he thinks the situation involving Luol Deng hasn't even phased him.

    Advice: "He said he was shocked when he heard what was said, but that sometimes things just slip out," Korver said. "It was pretty amazing, really. He just wants everything to move on. He wants to get back to basketball." Deng remains one of the classiest and most respected players in the NBA, so it's not a surprise to hear he hasn't been rattled by this ordeal. Hopefully, he doesn't get too distracted with all the questions he'll receive from the media in training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:19 am
     
    Player Note
    Luol Deng Mia - SF,PF
  • Nicolas Batum's 35 points not enough
    Nicolas Batum led a strong fourth quarter comeback for France, finishing with 35 points, eight 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds, and a steal, but ultimately it was not enough as France was upset by Serbia.

    Advice: Batum had been struggling with his 3-point shot throughout the FIBA tournament, but that was clearly not an issue in this one. Batum was a fantasy stud last season averaging 13 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.8 three-pointers, 0.9 steals, and 0.7 blocks. Those all-around numbers are fantasy gold, and he's someone to target in the late-second and early-third round of standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:57 pm
  • Andrei Kirilenko's house is burglarized
    Andrei Kirilenko's home in Salt Lake City, Utah was burglarized over the weekend.

    Advice: He played with the Jazz for 10 years and his wife had previously called Salt Lake City "the safest place on Earth." Kirilenko will be back with the Nets next season and will play as many minutes as his body allows, which isn't much. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:15 am
  • Rudy Gay (mouth) goes to the locker room
    Rudy Gay went to the locker room at the end of the third quarter of Thursday's game vs. Lithuania.

    Advice: He caught an elbow to the mouth while going for a shot at the rim and was on the floor for a minute. It didn't look like there is any threat of a concussion and he should be ready to go for Sunday's game in the FIBA final. Gay exited the game with three points, seven rebounds and one steal in 13 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:36 pm
     
    Player Note
    Rudy Gay Sac - SF,PF
  • Paul George defends Ray Rice, then apologizes
    Paul George took to Twitter to defend recently suspended NFL running back Ray Rice and then quickly apologized after deleted the tweet.

    Advice: We'll give George credit for not claiming his account was hacked, but there is no defending his early morning tweet. "I don't condone hittin women or think it's coo BUT if SHE ain't trippin then I ain't trippin.. Lets keep it movin lol let that man play," George said via his Twitter account (@Yg_Trece). "If you in a relationship and a woman hit you first and attacking YOU.. Then you obviously ain't beatin HER. Homie made A bad choice! #StayUp." George later deleted the tweets and added an apology, but it's going to take some time (and probably more apologizing) until he lives this one down. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:39 am
     
    Player Note
    Paul George Ind - SG,SF
    Injured
  • Xavier Henry (wrist) might be limited at camp
    Lakers G/F Xavier Henry "might be limited in training camp" due to offseason surgery on his left wrist and right knee, according to coach Byron Scott.

    Advice: "I haven't seen him do much on the court," said Scott. "It's going to be close on if he's ready for camp." The Lakers re-signed Henry on a one-year deal worth around $1 million, so they must be confident that he'll be healthier than he was in 2013-14 when he sat out 39 games due to injury. This bumps back his projected timetable and gives fantasy owners another reason to avoid him on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:35 am
  • Luol Deng responds to Danny Ferry remarks
    Luol Deng responded on Tuesday to the recent comments from Hawks general manager Danny Ferry.

    Advice: Deng has been one of the classiest guys in the NBA and his statement was no different. He mentioned how proud he is of his heritage coming from South Sudan, and said his the focus of his free agency status should purely have been based off his ability as an athlete and his professionalism. Deng added he was thankful that the Heat picked him up and how they have gone out of their way to make him feel welcome. Click the link below to see the entire statement. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:15 pm
     
    Player Note
    Luol Deng Mia - SF,PF
  • Miller says CLE gave him best chance to win
    Mike Miller said he joined the Cavs because they gave him the best chance to win.

    Advice: "Where I'm at in my career right now, it's all about giving yourself the best opportunity to win. I felt like this gave me the best opportunity to do that," Miller said. "Teaming up with him again is a blessing and we hope to make the most of it." He's expected to come off the bench and won't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:07 am
  • Luol Deng centered around racist comments
    Luol Deng was the free-agent player being discussed in a Hawks' owners call in June when a racist comment was read from a background report by general manager Danny Ferry, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Advice: A source said they "never heard a comment" as offensive as the one referring to Deng. The Hawks are likely to be sold from current majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry will face some sort of discipline. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:13 am
     
    Player Note
    Luol Deng Mia - SF,PF
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