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  • James Young could be traded?
    James Young could be used as a trade chip for his $1.8 million contract next season.

    Advice: Basically, the Celtics could just use that money to make a trade work financially. Young had a bad Summer League and really hasn't played well since he was drafted. A change of scenery would probably be good for Young. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:56 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) is progressing
    Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) is now able to sprint at full speed.

    Advice: He posted a video of himself sprinting and doing agility drills on his Instagram account this week. He was given an eight-month timetable after undergoing surgery in February, so there's a chance he could be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season. Splitter won't have much fantasy value as the backup center behind Dwight Howard. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:36 am
  • Deron Williams says he will be ready for camp
    In an interview with NBCDFW.com, Deron Williams (sports hernia) said that he will be ready in time for training camp.

    Advice: "Feeling really good. It's healing pretty well, I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said. "I'll be ready to go definitely by the time training camp rolls around." He added that he's already jumping and running, and said that his next checkup is August 1st. Williams re-signed with the Mavs on a one-year, $10 million deal and should be team's starting point guard once again. However, he's more of a late-round pick after averaging 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:38 am
  • Meyers Leonard targeting start of season
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) said that he's hoping to be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: "It's a progression, first introducing rebounding, grabbing stuff overhead, then one-on-one, three-on-three, extending to the full court," Leonard said. "We'll see. You just never know." The Blazers won't be in a hurry to rush him back after re-signing him to a four-year deal worth $41 million, and most players tend to be a little too optimistic about timetables anyways. If the Blazers re-sign Moe Harkless, Leonard's outlook for the 2016-17 campaign won't be great with Al-Farouq Aminu expected to play more power forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:31 am
  • Olshey calls Crabbe a foundational player
    Portland GM Neil Olshey said that Allen Crabbe is a "foundational player."

    Advice: "We all saw what he was able to do last season when he was given the opportunity," Olshey said. "Those opportunities will increase as we go forward. He's an incredible young player in this league." It sounds like Olshey expects Crabbe's role to grow, but that may be tough after the Blazers signed Evan Turner to a four-year deal and he obviously won't be taking minutes away from C.J. McCollum. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
  • Hunter, Young to fight for last roster spot
    R.J. Hunter, James Young, Ben Bentil and John Holland are "in position to fight" for Boston's final roster spot according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

    Advice: The Celtics gave guaranteed deals to Tyler Zeller, Gerald Green and Demetrius Jackson on Saturday, so Boston's roster is nearly complete. None of those guys would crack the rotation on opening night anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:08 am
  • Cuban: Seth Curry is an 'instant-offense guy'
    Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench.

    Advice: "He's been in situations where only at the end of last season did he really get a chance to start and get minutes and when he got those minutes he did really well," Cuban said. "He can shoot, obviously. He can create his own shot, quick release. He's a knock-down 3-point shooter and we thought that was something we needed." Curry should be able to find a stable role off the bench in Dallas after signing a two-year, $6 million deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:02 am
  • LAC, CHI and DET linked to Kevin Martin
    The Clippers, Bulls and Pistons are interested in Kevin Martin according to Amico Hoops.

    Advice: Martin was a shell of himself last season, averaging 9.3 points on 37.2 percent shooting. The 33-year-old veteran would likely have a limited role off the bench on all three of those teams. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:46 am
  • PHX, IND and ATL linked to Thomas Robinson
    The Suns, Pacers and Hawks are interested in free agent forward Thomas Robinson according to Amico Hoops.

    Advice: We haven't heard much about Robinson this offseason, so his market value is probably pretty low. He did have a nice finish to the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in seven starts, but he shot just 44.7 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from the line on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Celtics, Tyler Zeller agree to 2-year deal
    Tyler Zeller has agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Celtics.

    Advice: The second year of the deal is a team option, so the Celtics will still keep their financial flexibility for the 2017 offseason. Zeller was solid in limited minutes last season, averaging 6.1 points, 3.0 boards and 0.4 blocks in 11.8 minutes per game. He won't have much fantasy value with Amir Johnson and Al Horford around. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:22 am
  • Pelicans sign Tim Frazier
    The Pelicans have officially signed Tim Frazier.

    Advice: "We were really impressed with how well Tim performed last season," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "He stepped into our rotation late in the season and immediately made a positive impact. Tim is a player our coaches want to coach, and our players want to play with him. We are happy to have him back." Frazier had a strong finish to the 2015-16 season, but he won't have much value right out of the gate while Jrue Holiday is healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:03 am
  • Report: Gerald Green will join the Celtics
    Gerald Green has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum with the Celtics.

    Advice: Once Green signs, they will have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster. Green is coming off a disappointing season in Miami where he averaged 8.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. He will likely have a limited role at best in Boston. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Pelicans sign Terrence Jones
    The Pelicans have officially signed Terrence Jones.

    Advice: It's just a one-year deal which will allow Jones to hit the open market again next summer. Jones has some durability concerns and fell out of the rotation in Houston last season, finishing with averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 boards and 0.8 blocks. He does have upside, but fantasy owners will be able to wait until the later rounds to snag him in the hope that he has a bounce-back campaign. If Anthony Davis plays a lot of center next season, there will be a path to minutes for Jones as he competes with Cheick Diallo for playing time. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Coty Clarke signs in Europe
    Coty Clarke has signed a deal to play for Unics Kazan in Russia.

    Advice: He had a couple 10-day contracts with the Celtics last season and was with the Wolves during the summer league. It's just a one-year deal, so we could see Clarke back in the summer league next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:12 am
  • David Stockton signs 3-year deal
    David Stockton has signed a three-year deal with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb.

    Advice: It's unclear if there is an NBA out clause in the deal, but the 25-year-old may not get another shot in the NBA for a long time. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:06 am
  • 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
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:56 am
  • Report: Celtics won't give up much for Okafor
    According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Celtics won't give up much for Jahlil Okafor.

    Advice: Okafor is coming off knee surgery and had several off-court issues during his rookie season, and the 76ers won't have much leverage in trade talks because everyone knows that they need to move a big. It sounds like the talks are still ongoing, and if Okafor does find a new home then that will certainly benefit the fantasy outlook of Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:35 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
  • Report: BOS-PHI talking Jahlil Okafor trade
    Jahlil Okafor is reportedly the "most likely" Philadelphia big to be traded to Boston, should a trade go down.

    Advice: The 76ers and Celtics have been in trade talks since draft night, and while Boston was initially higher on Nerlens Noel, their interest in Noel has dissipated after they picked up their team option on Amir Johnson. Boston management reportedly believes that Okafor could pair well with Al Horford, although they are concerned about Okafor's well documented off-court antics. Okafor's value wouldn't necessarily improve playing in Boston's loaded frontcourt, but sending Okafor away would open up minutes for Noel, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 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
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) limited w/ Select Team
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) will be limited to non-contact drills with the U.S. Men's Select Team in Las Vegas.

    Advice: Okafor will train with the Olympic team from July 18-21 but the Sixers feel that he's "simply not in the kind of basketball condition required to compete at this level," according to team president Bryan Colangelo. His surgically-repaired knee has healed and he's expected to be ready for training camp, though his fantasy outlook is clouded by trade rumors and uncertainty about the Sixers' frontcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:25 am
  • 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
  • James Young on thin ice?
    Celtics Summer League coach Jamie Young said he wasn't happy with how James Young played on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was on the injury report due to a knee issue, but Young only played seven minutes on Wednesday. The 2014 draft pick has made no progress and has already been leapfrogged by basically every first-round pick since. Young was more of a defense-first guy, but his offense hasn't made any noteworthy improvements. The Celtics might look to deal him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:43 pm
  • 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
  • Derrick Rose working out with Knicks players
    Derrick Rose was recently spotted working out with Brandon Jennings, Kristaps Porzingis and Sasha Vujacic in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Players work out with each other all the time, but this one is important as it shows that the newly signed Knicks are already working on their chemistry. Jeff Hornacek said he hopes that Rose can get Porzingis some easier looks under the basket, and he hopes the pair can be a threat in the pick-and-roll, so it's nice to see them working together this early. For what it's worth, Rose reportedly looked "explosive" during his L.A. workout. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:32 am
  • Report: Terrence Jones inks 1-year deal w/ NO
    Terrence Jones has finalized a one-year contract with the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jones will get a fresh start in New Orleans, and perhaps he'll finally have a healthy season in which he realizes his potential. He will however be competing for minutes with rookie Cheik Diallo, who has been impressive during summer league, and his lengthy injury history makes him a risky draft day target. Jones contract with New Orleans is reportedly for the minimum, but that number reportedly could rise to $1.5 million if the Pels can successfully move some cap space around. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:59 pm
  • Terrence Jones may not be headed to NO?
    Terrence Jones has reportedly received at least one offer from another NBA team that is richer than what the Pelicans can pay.

    Advice: The Pelicans are hopeful that Jones will decide to come to New Orleans, but given Jones’ relatively low career earnings, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take the deal that offers him the most money. Jones is a highly talented individual, but his tendency to find his way to the sidelines for extended stretches due to weird injuries makes him a risky guy to target on draft day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • Pelicans, Terrence Jones nearing 1-year deal
    The Pelicans and free agent Terrence Jones are reportedly nearing agreement to a one-year deal.

    Advice: Jones is coming off a lousy season with Houston, during which he averaged just 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 50 appearances. His arrival gives the Pelicans some much-needed frontcourt depth, but rookie big man Cheick Diallo has been impressive at Summer League and it's questionable whether Jones will make a fantasy impact while Anthony Davis is healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • James Young on the bubble for Boston Celtics?
    Danny Ainge said recently that James Young needs to "really step it up and prove that he belongs on a team."

    Advice: "He's had two years to develop and play some games in the D-League and get some minutes in games and practices," Ainge said. "The competition is real, I guess is what I'm saying." Young finished Wednesday's Summer League game scoreless in just seven minutes off the bench, which doesn't bode well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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