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  • Chandler Parsons shows up to practice
    Chandler Parsons (knee) was present for a team workout on Wednesday, but he did not participate.

    Advice: He was taking some shots, which is nothing new since he has been doing so since at least Aug. 19. Parsons is still on track to play for training camp. The Mavs are a little depleted on offense and Dirk Nowitzki is a year older, so Parsons' fantasy ceiling is alluring. He's a strong option in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:57 pm
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  • Parsons (knee) targeting opening-night return
    Chandler Parsons (knee) said that his knee is "feeling great," and he is confident he'll be ready for the Mavs' regular-season opener on October 28.

    Advice: It remains to be seen if Parsons will be ready for training camp, but it sounds like he'll be good to go when the regular-season begins. He should see a bit of an increased role in Dallas' offense this season with Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo no longer on the roster, and he'll look to build upon last year's averages of 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 1.0 steal and just 1.5 turnovers per game. He's a do-it-all kind of guy, and will make for a quality mid-round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:39 am
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  • Justise Winslow says he's 100 percent healthy
    Justise Winslow said that he's 100 percent healthy heading into training camp.

    Advice: Winslow dealt with a very minor ankle sprain during Summer League, but it appears he's fully recovered and he'll be more than ready when training camp tips off in late-September. He'll be competing for reserve minutes with James Ennis playing behind Luol Deng in Miami, so it's tough to see him gaining any traction in standard leagues this season with the aforementioned players healthy. He's not worth a draft pick in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:28 am
  • Nowitzki knows rebounding a problem for DAL
    Dirk Nowitzki understands that rebounding will be an issue for the Mavs this upcoming season.

    Advice: "I mean, there’s a lot of good teams," Nowitzki said. "The top teams are pretty loaded, so we’ll just keep working and hopefully get better as a team. On the defensive end, rebounding is going to be a challenge for this team every night." The Mavs were one of the worst teams in the league last season in the rebounding department, and the departure of Tyson Chandler isn't going to help anything. Perhaps Dirk tries to shoulder a bit more of the rebounding burden himself after averaging just 5.9 boards per game last season to go with 17.3 points and 1.4 three-pointers per game. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 am
  • Ryan Anderson in top shape heading into camp
    Ryan Anderson has been putting in work this offseason going through high intensity training with Pelicans strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin, and he reportedly looks "really thin."

    Advice: "He moves a lot better," said Sumerlin. "He was jumping and dunking every play [in Los Angeles]. He’s been working." Anderson was a bit of a disappointment last season, only making it through 61 games to go with averages of 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 39.9 percent shooting from the field. However, he could have some more opportunities running in Alvin Gentry's up-tempo offense, so he'll be worth an early-late round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
  • Anthony Davis working to improve on defense
    Pelicans' assistance coach Darren Erman has been working with Anthony Davis this offseason to improve his play on the defensive end.

    Advice: "I think Coach Erman is one of the best in the league if not the best at defense," Davis said. "Every day when I’m on the floor I work on 15 or 20 minutes of defense. I’m working on everything and I think it’s going to help us when we have team practices." Specifically, Erman has been working with Davis to improve his reaction to pick-and-rolls, maintaining a proper defensive stance and closing out to live dribbles. Davis has been very busy this offseason working on every facet of his game, and he'll look to take another leap during his fourth NBA season. Yes, he should absolutely be the No. 1 overall selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:45 am
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  • CLE feels LBJ will stay even if Tristan walks
    The Cavaliers are reportedly confident that LeBron James will remain in Cleveland, even if they are unable to retain Tristan Thompson.

    Advice: "I’m told that, privately, the Cavaliers are convinced that LeBron cannot afford to break Cleveland’s hearts a second time and leave and therefore does not have the leverage that everybody supposes he has," said Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher. LeBron has stated on multiple occasions that he feels Tristan is a key piece to what the Cavs need in order to win a championship, but it's tough to justify giving a max-contract to a roll player. Bucher does have a point, in that it would be a very bad look for LeBron to again leave Cleveland after his triumphant return last offseason, but nothing is ever guaranteed. It'll be very interesting to watch this situation play out. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:12 am
  • Hopla hopes to improve Drummond's FT shooting
    Pistons' shooting coach Dave Hopla said that his goal is to get Andre Drummond to be able to hit at least 50 percent of his free throw attempts.

    Advice: Drummond shot a putrid 38.9 percent from the charity stripe last season, so that area of his game could certainly use some improvement. While he's still a guy that will tank any team’s free throw percentage, if we ignore that category, Drummond is a top-10 asset to own in standard 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:14 pm
  • Wiggins scores 16 points in loss to Argentina
    Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting during Canada's loss to Argentina at the FIBA Americas tournament on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and two turnovers through 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Wiggins had a few highlight-reel dunks during the contest, but Canada ultimately came up short. Anthony Bennett also had a nice showing, accumulating 16 points, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block and two turnovers through 21 minutes of action, and Nik Stauskas scored just seven points on 2-of-5 shooting. While Wiggins is worth a late-middle round selection on draft day, Stauskas can only be viewed as a late-round flier, and Bennett simply isn't worth drafting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:37 pm
  • Scola puts up massive double-double in win
    Luis Scola went berserk for the Argentinian National Team on Tuesday, scoring 35 points on 13-of-26 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover in a win over Canada.

    Advice: Scola also went 9-of-14 from the charity stripe for good measure, and Kelly Olynyk simply could not contain him. However, he'll likely come off the bench behind Patrick Patterson in Toronto next season, so there's no reason to draft him in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:29 pm
  • Pat Riley will go after Kevin Durant in 2016
    Pat Riley will likely try and bring Kevin Durant to Miami during free agency in 2016.

    Advice: Durant will be an unrestricted free agent next season, so you can go ahead and add Miami to list of the 29 other teams that will be vying for his services. Riley has worked some magic before, but he'd have to do some very fancy maneuvering with his current players' contracts in order to have a shot at nabbing the Durantula in 2016. As for this season, reports are that Durant will enter training camp 100 percent healthy after only making it through 27 games last season, so he'll be worth a top-4 selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:08 pm
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  • Bogdanovic on track to play at EuroBasket
    Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) was spotted going through some shooting drills on Tuesday, and he's on schedule to play in Croatia's first game of the EuroBasket tournament on Saturday vs. Slovenia.

    Advice: Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during one of Croatia's exhibition games against Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 27, and then sat out Croatia's next exhibition game as a precaution. However, it sounds like his ankle injury was of the minor variety, and this isn't likely to be an issue that lingers into training camp. Bogdanovic has said that he's expecting a larger role with the Nets this upcoming season, so he could be worth a late-round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 pm
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  • Kosta Koufos excited to play for George Karl
    Kosta Koufos said that he is looking forward to playing for George Karl in Sacramento this upcoming season.

    Advice: "[Karl is] one of the best coaches in the NBA," said Koufos. "He gets the best out of his players and I'm very excited." Koufos will be challenging rookie Willie Cauley-Stein for minutes in Sacramento's frontcourt, and it’s possible he begins the 2015-16 season as a starter for the Kings. We'll be watching this position battle closely over the course of the preseason, but even as a starter, it's unlikely Koufos would offer much fantasy value to owners in standard leagues. Cauley-Stein offers much more upside, and is worth a late-round selection in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
  • James may not sign long-term until 2017
    LeBron James may not sign a long-term deal with the Cavs until the summer of 2017.

    Advice: James is one of the unique talents around the league that can safely sign short-term deal after short-term deal until he feels the timing is right to lockup a long-term contract. The salary cap is expected to reach well over $100 million by 2017, meaning James could potentially sign a max-contract that would pay him roughly $35 million a season. James has a player option for next season, but he will almost assuredly opt out next summer, in order to maximize his potential earnings. He'll be a top-8 selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • Tristan Thompson still seeking max contract
    Tristan Thompson reportedly won't accept less than a max contract from the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Cavs have reportedly offered Thompson a five-year, $80 million contract, but the 24-year-old is holding out for a max contract, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. "A league source tells me that his agent, Rich Paul, has already made it clear to the Cleveland Cavaliers that Thompson will not sign a long-term deal unless it is a max deal," Bucher reported. While Thompson may be looking for a max contract, he isn't worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues as long as Kevin Love is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 am
  • Tyler Zeller has had extension talks w/Celts
    The Celtics have had extension talks with Tyler Zeller, according to president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

    Advice: Ainge said he has had preliminary talks with the agents of both Zeller and Jared Sullinger in advance of the October 31 dealine. "Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward," Ainge said. "So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them, probably during the month of October." We'll keep an eye on Zeller's contract situation, but he's not worth a draft pick in standard fantasy leagues after averaging 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks per game last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • Clippers sign F/C Chuck Hayes
    Clippers sign F/C Chuck Hayes.

    Advice: After the Rockets backed out of a deal to sign him last week, the 32-year-old will now head to Los Angeles to join the Clippers. While he'll help provide the Clips with veteran leadership off the bench, he only played 8.8 minutes per game last season and shouldn't be drafted in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Chris McCullough bulking up for NBA season
    Chris McCullough said he's put on 13 pounds since the NBA Draft as he's been bulking up in advance of the regular season.

    Advice: During a recent interview, the rookie added that he's been working on "right hooks, left hooks, ball-handling" as he continues his rehab from a torn ACL he suffered in January. While McCullough may develop into a rotational player for the Nets, he's stuck behind Thaddeus Young and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 am
  • Anthony Bennett playing w/newfound confidence
    Anthony Bennett said his recent improved play is due to a newfound confidence.

    Advice: Bennett was asked about his recent strong play for the Canadian national team and answered that his attitude is making a difference. "[I'm] just playing with confidence, pretty much," the 22-year-old forward responded. "Just going out there, playing defense, running the court. Just doing the little things first and trying to make offense come to me." While Bennett's recent play has been encouraging, he still has a long way to go before he become relevant in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 am
  • Celtics working on extension with Sully?
    The Celtics have had preliminary contract talks with Jared Sullinger.

    Advice: He's due for an extension to start the season or else he'll be a restricted free agent. Previous reports suggest Sullinger won't get an extension, which makes sense considering the Celtics just picked up Amir Johnson while David Lee is in a contract year. Sullinger losing weight is intriguing, but he's only a late-round pick. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:05 pm
  • Chuck Wagon headed to Clippers
    Chuck Hayes will sign with the Clippers.

    Advice: He only played 8.8 minutes per game with the Raptors last season and he's almost certainly not going to be in the rotation. Hayes is a good locker room guy and the Clippers are already really deep, so it's easy to like this small pickup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:42 pm
  • Nicholson keeping bigger picture in mind
    Andrew Nicholson is keeping the bigger picture in mind when it comes to his role with the Magic.

    Advice: "You know, whatever it takes for us to be successful as a team, as a whole. I mean, people remember the wins as a team, not the individual stats and stuff. So as long as we keep winning, we're good," he said. A once intriguing fantasy commodity, Nicholson has fallen off a cliff now that he's been buried in Orlando's rotation. A trade is his best chance at resuscitating any value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:37 am
  • MKG doesn't feel pressure after new contract
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist said he doesn't feel any added pressure now that he's signed a four-year, $52 million contract.

    Advice: "This isn’t pressure. This is adding fuel to the fire. But as far as the pressure part? I’m comfortable in my own skin. I work as hard as I can every day," he said. Kidd-Gilchrist also added that he's not going to change the way he plays. While he is a core player in reality for Charlotte, MKG is not much of a fantasy option for owners in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:32 am
  • Markieff Morris, Suns still in trade standoff
    The Suns have no plans to fulfill Markieff Morris' trade request.

    Advice: This has grown to be ridiculous. The situation calls for Markieff to get a reality check and realize that he can't play with his brother forever on a professional stage. Whether or not Morris is happy is a moot point. Phoenix expects him to report by the end of September for training camp, and while he would hold intriguing fantasy value in a starting role, a malcontent Markieff may be a recipe for disaster. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:29 am
  • Report: Pointer headed to the D-League
    Cavs second round pick Sir'Dominic Porter is expected to play for the Canton Charge of the D-League.

    Advice: Pointer is not expected to attend training camp with the Cavs, instead reporting to D-League training camp when it opens. Reportedly "intrigued with Pointer's size and defensive tenacity," the Cavs are hoping that an investment now will pay off later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:02 am
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 32 points for Italy
    Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 32 points to help Italy defeat Russia on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer and 10 rebounds in the final warmup for the 2015 EuroBasket tourney.

    Advice: The Russian team didn't have anyone capable of defending Gallinari, who went 19-of-21 at the FT line while drawing 12 personal fouls. Gallo dropped 47 points in a game last April and the Nuggets are obviously confident that he'll stay healthy, as they gave him a two-year, $34 million extension this summer. Fantasy owners shouldn't overlook the six-year veteran, who should be a value-pick after the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:52 pm
  • Udonis Haslem working on his 3-point shot
    Udonis Haslem has been working on his 3-point shot in order to earn some minutes at power forward this season.

    Advice: Good luck. The 35-year-old veteran has shot just 2-of-23 from 3-point range over the course of his career, so he clearly has a lot of work to do. Haslem will likely be the sixth big on the depth chart unless Chris Andersen is traded, so he won't be a factor in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:34 am
  • Anthony Davis will utilize the 3-point shot
    Anthony Davis said that he isn't going to hesitate to fire away from 3-point range this season.

    Advice: "I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same time, if the opportunity is there; I’m definitely going to take them," Davis said in regards to shooting 3-pointers. "That’s one thing for sure that coach [Alvin] Gentry has told me—"Shoot the ball," "Let it go." I’ve been working on it and I’m very confident in my game. I’ve shot three’s all my life. I didn’t really need to shoot them over the past few years as much, but I’m never going to turn down shooting threes, especially if the coach tells me he wants me to shoot them. It’s something that I’ve definitely been working on. I definitely plan on utilizing it this year." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:14 am
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  • Neil Olshey praises Moe Harkless
    Portland general manager said that Moe Harkless will get a great opportunity with the Blazers.

    Advice: "We have a lot of faith in our player development staff and our coaches that guys hit their ceilings, and we know Moe’s not even close to his ceiling at this point," Olshey said. "He’s going to get a great opportunity with us to be the player we loved coming out of the draft." Harkless is projected to come off the bench behind Al-Farouq Aminu and his offense is still pretty raw, but he is worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:00 am
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  • Andre Drummond working on his ball handling
    Andre Drummond posted some videos on his Instagram account showing off his ball-handling skills.

    Advice: This is pretty irrelevant, but he has made it very clear on social media that he has been working hard this summer and he should be in excellent shape for the upcoming season. Drummond will be playing for a new contract this season even though it's basically a lock that he will get a max deal, but a little added motivation never hurt anybody. Drummond is an early-round target despite his terrible free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic says his ankle is OK
    Bojan Bogdanovic said that his ankle is swollen and that he is receiving treatment, but he also said that he should be good in a couple of days.

    Advice: This is obviously great news and Bogdanovic should be ready to return the court in no time. The Nets have some unanswered questions at shooting guard, but Bogdanovic has an excellent chance to start and should see plenty of minutes this season. As always, we will pass along any updates on his ankle. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 am
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  • Tristan Thompson could be headed for Toronto?
    If Tristan Thompson elects to sign his qualifying offer with the Cavs this offseason, there's a possibility that he signs with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, according to sources of Michael Scotto.

    Advice: First things first, there is a ton of speculation in this report, and it all hinges on Thompson not accepting a long-term contract with the Cavs this offseason. If that's the case, we'll still have an entire season of basketball to go before any of this can be considered a remote possibility. If winning a championship is the most important thing to Thompson, it would make the most sense to play alongside LeBron James in Cleveland, but he could have more marketing opportunities playing the role of the hometown hero in Toronto, Canada. As for fantasy, Thompson won't be worth owning in most leagues playing in a limited role behind Kevin Love in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:35 pm
  • Anthony Davis has put on 12 pounds of muscle
    Anthony Davis has put on 12 pounds of muscle this summer, bringing his weight to 253 pounds while maintaining 10 percent body fat.

    Advice: "[Davis is] going to be stronger, faster, quicker and more explosive this year," said Pelicans head strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin. "He talks about it all the time. He feels it. His trunk stability is a huge thing. Whenever he has been down low with the big guys, he kind of collapses [at his midsection]. He’s starting to understand how to use his body more efficiently now." All the more reason to take Davis with the No. 1 overall pick on draft day, as he'll look to build upon last season's impressive averages of 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.9 blocks and just 1.4 turnovers per game. Yeah, he's going to be a monster. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:29 am
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  • Bojan Bogdanovic goes down with ankle injury
    Bojan Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during Croatia's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday, and did not return to the game.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was withheld from the rest of the contest as a precautionary measure, and while he's scheduled to undergo further testing, the injury is not believed to be serious. He will not play in Friday's friendly against Israel, but remains hopeful he'll be able to compete during EuroBasket, which begins on September 5. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:08 am
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  • Chuck Hayes will not join Houston Rockets
    Chuck Hayes will not be joining the Houston Rockets, according to his agent.

    Advice: While Hayes had reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockets, his agent said that his client will not sign with the team due to salary cap issues. The Rockets want Hayes to join their coaching staff, but the 32-year-old still wants to play. We'll keep an eye on Hayes' situation, but fantasy can feel free to ignore the Chuck Wagon as doesn't provide any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:04 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 21 points
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points against Estonia during a 66-63 win.

    Advice: He's having himself a strong run with the Croatian team. We've seen this movie before with Bogdanovic, so fantasy owners shouldn't overreact and expect a breakout. Still, the Nets have a lack of scorers, so the chance for him is there. Feel free to snap him up in the last couple rounds. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:04 pm
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  • CHA signs Kidd-Gilchrist to 4-year extension
    The Hornets officially signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a four-year, $52 million extension on Wednesday.

    Advice: "Michael is a huge part of what we are trying to build here in Charlotte," said GM Rich Cho. "He has dedicated himself to improving and expanding his game. Michael continues to develop on both ends of the court and has become a key piece of our team. We are thrilled that he is a Charlotte Hornet." MKG only managed to make it through 55 games last season, compiling averages of 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game on 46.5 percent shooting from the field and 70.1 percent from the charity stripe. He's not a great fantasy option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:55 am
  • Moe Harkless dealing with a sprained ankle
    Moe Harkless is currently dealing with a sprained ankle, and he may not be able to play for Puerto Rico at the FIBA Americas tournament this summer.

    Advice: Harkless is scheduled to fly to Portland to be evaluated by the team's medical staff, so we'll be monitoring this story closely. For what it's worth, Puerto Rico deemed the sprain mild, but we'll be awaiting official confirmation from Portland's side. Harkless will be competing for minutes with Mike Miller and Al-Farouq Aminu this season, but if he's able to earn himself a role in the rotation, he could be worth owning in deep leagues as a steals specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:18 am
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  • Tyler Zeller 50/50 on taking extension w/ BOS
    Tyler Zeller is reportedly considering agreeing to an extension with the Celtics.

    Advice: If Zeller wants to maximize his value, restricted agency would likely be the best route, although there is a belief that Zeller would like to lock in to an extension now in order to give himself some security. With the additions of David Lee and Amir Johnson, it could be tough for Zeller to return to last season's averages of 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:27 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki drops 18 in exhibition game
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points in an exhibition game against Poland on Saturday.

    Advice: Nowitzki also added seven rebounds in 23 minutes of action during Germany's 82-69 victory over Poland. We'll keep an eye on Dirk as he and the German National Team play in EuroBasket next month, but fantasy owners may want to take a younger option in the early-mid rounds of fantasy drafts as the 37-year-old has said he can't be the Mavericks' No. 1 option if they want to win a championship. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:46 am
  • Hornets extend Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has signed a four-year extension worth $52 million with the Charlotte Hornets.

    Advice: While the Hornets have locked up their defensive stopper, it's a bit curious to see that much money go to a player with such a raw offensive game. MKG has had trouble avoiding injury during his career, but he'll see big minutes as long as he can stay healthy and should be viewed as a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:35 am
  • CHA finalizing extension with Kidd-Gilchrist
    The Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are finalizing a four-year extension worth $52 million.

    Advice: That's a lot of money for a guy who still hasn't figured out his jumper. That said, MKG is a terrific defender and he has improved as an offensive weapon. He should get plenty of minutes at small forward and a few at the four, too. He's a late-round flier at best. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:06 pm
  • Justise Winslow not sure of role w/ Heat yet
    Justise Winslow admitted he's uncertain of his role with the Heat right now.

    Advice: "It’s tough to say what my role will be. Personally, I feel I can impact the game in so many ways, I’ll be there out on the court. I don’t know how many minutes." Winslow is looking forward to learning from Dwyane Wade, and it's a near-ideal result for Winslow after his unexpected draft day slide. Despite a positive future, there is little reason to draft Winslow in re-draft formats for his first NBA season. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 7:24 am
  • Gentry: The Brow is a 'generational player'
    New Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry called Anthony Davis "a generational player."

    Advice: At just 22 years old, it's hard to argue. "It is up to us to make him as good as he can possibly be, and not settle for him to be less than great in this area or that area," Gentry said. "I told him that I have no doubt that he is going to be an MVP in this league." He didn't just stop there. "He is just a special player, and we can't set limits on him. We have to try to take him to a level that he didn't feel he could get to -- or that no one thought he could get to. We have got to make the sky the limit for him.'' Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 6:37 am
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  • Andrew Wiggins' 18 pts lead Canada to victory
    Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points in his debut with Canada's senior men's team, propelling his squad to an 85-80 win vs. Argentina.

    Advice: The reigning Rookie of the Year helped Canada get off to a strong start as they seek to qualify for the Olympics. He's surrounded by a cast that includes NBA players Kelly Olynyk, Anthony Bennett, Nik Stauskas, Cory Joseph, Dwight Powell, Andrew Nicholson and Robert Sacre. Wiggins is still only 20 years old and the international experience should only help him as he prepares for his sophomore season in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 3:53 pm
  • Anthony Bennett excels in win vs. Argentina
    Anthony Bennett excelled for the Canadian national team on Sunday, posting 10 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in a win vs. Argentina.

    Advice: He was solid defensively and could have scored more if he'd taken more shots, finishing 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 at the FT line. He played a team-high 33 minutes and has been great during international competition this summer, which may encourage the Wolves to keep him around for the regular season. He's not a viable fantasy pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 3:51 pm
  • Rubio says Andrew Wiggins could be an MVP
    Ricky Rubio said that Andrew Wiggins could be the MVP of the league one day.

    Advice: "It’s going to be a tough season because the West is tougher," Rubio said, "but I think we’re in the right pace, we have a lot of young guys who can really play basketball, and Wiggins was the Rookie of the Year. He’s going to be a big key for us to get to the Playoffs." Wiggins averaged 20.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks on 44.6 percent shooting after the break last season, but it should be noted that the Wolves were extremely shorthanded and Wiggins was forced to play a ton of minutes. Some owners might reach for Wiggins in drafts, but he is still a nice target towards the end of the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:43 am
  • Sullinger to become a restricted free agent?
    Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe expects Jared Sullinger to be a restricted free agent next summer.

    Advice: The Celtics have until Oct. 31 to reach an agreement on a long-term extension for Sullinger, but he reportedly asked for an estimated $85 million back in February which isn't going to happen. Sullinger looks like he has lost a lot of weight this summer, but he could be looking at a bench role with Amir Johnson and David Lee in town. Sullinger will have plenty to prove this upcoming season and the reduced weight should help him stay healthy, but he is only worth a late-round flier for now. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 6:57 am
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