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  • Jonas Jerebko could be the odd man out
    Jonas Jerebko could be the odd man out of the Pistons rotation, according to the team's website.

    Advice: He's not really capable of playing small forward, so it'll be tough for him to get run with Josh Smith looking to get more run at power forward. Jerebko had a career-best season from beyond the arc, which will be a big factor in his outlook this season. He's not worth drafting in any league right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:30 pm
  • Van Gundy was thrilled to get D.J. Augustin
    Coach Stan Van Gundy was thrilled to get D.J. Augustin in free agency, according to the team's website.

    Advice: The Pistons have an open competition at point guard and it wouldn't be a total shock to see Augustin take the job away from Brandon Jennings. Anytime a new coach takes over and has front office responsibilities, that team will be worth watching in training camp. Augustin isn't quite worth drafting in fantasy leagues just yet, though. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:25 pm
  • Kyle Singler told to prep for stretch four
    Kyle Singler has been told to be prepared to play the stretch four for the Pistons.

    Advice: The Pistons are likely going to give an overwhelming amount of the power forward minutes to Josh Smith and Greg Monroe. Singler's fantasy value figures to take a hit from last season and he probably won't play as much on the wing with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jodie Meeks vying for minutes. He's not worth targeting in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:20 pm
  • Report: Wizards sign Rasual Butler
    The Wizards have reportedly given Rasual Butler a training camp invite, and he'll fight for the last remaining roster spot on the team.

    Advice: Butler will be competing for a roster spot with the likes of Xavier Silas and Damion James, but even if he makes the team, he'll be irrelevant from a fantasy standpoint. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:02 pm
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  • Lakers sign G Wayne Ellington
    The Lakers signed Wayne Ellington on Monday.

    Advice: Ellington has played for the Timberwolves, Cavs, Grizzlies, and Mavs during his brief five-year career, and boasts career averages of 6.4 points, and 1.8 rebounds on 41.8 percent shooting from the field. In other words, he's completely irrelevant from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:56 pm
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  • Celtics CEO hints it's tough to coach Rondo
    Celtics CEO, governor, and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck hinted during a recent interview that Rajon Rondo is a difficult guy to coach.

    Advice: "He's super stubborn," revealed Grousbeck. "I don't know how coachable he really is. I know if you ask [former, long-time head coach] Doc [Rivers], `Was he the most coachable guy, or in the top half, 50 percent,' he'd say, `No, he's in the bottom 50 percent of being coachable.'" This isn't the first time Rondo's "coachability" has been questioned, and it's perhaps the reason trade rumors have swirled around Rondo for some time now. Rondo will be in a contract year this season, and look to put last season's disappointing run behind him. He'll be a risk-reward pick in the early rounds of drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:50 pm
  • Bowen blames HOU for James Harden's lack of D
    Bruce Bowen blamed coach Kevin McHale for James Harden's struggles on the defensive end during a recent interview.

    Advice: "I remember [Harden] in OKC," said Bowen. "In fairness to James, yes, [his defense] has been terrible, but what are the principles in Houston? I'm very disappointed in their team concept. That's what I don't see. So, if there are no rules and regulations, how do you hold anyone accountable? ... Go back to OKC and they're playing the Lakers, he guarded Kobe pretty well." That's an interesting take from the defensive-stalwart Bowen. Despite Harden's lackluster play on defense, his offensive prowess makes him a top-five asset in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:28 pm
  • Monty Williams likes addition of Omer Asik
    Pelicans coach Monty Williams likes what Omer Asik can bring to the team.

    Advice: "Omer is a defensive center that rebounds and plays great position defense and he has great drive and character," said Williams. That pretty much sums up what Omer will bring to your fantasy squad, rebounding, some shot blocking, and not much else. Asik can be viewed as a rebounding specialist, and because of his minimal contributions in other statistical categories, he shouldn't be targeted until the very late rounds of drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:50 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova seeking a bounce-back season
    Ersan Ilyasova is hoping for a bounce-back season following a disastrous 2013-14 campaign.

    Advice: "Last year I just came from the European Championship to training camp. I think it was really too much on my body. It was really bad, and I kind of rushed myself to come back the first game of the season," said Ilyasova. "This summer I spent a lot of time fixing my ankle. Hopefully this season I start on a new page, with a lot of energy and power." Ersan, simply put, was horrible last season on his way to averages of 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.7 three-pointers while shooting an abysmal 40.9 percent from the field, and only suiting up for 55 games. He'll look to turn things around this year, but we'd recommend letting someone else deal with him come draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:26 pm
  • Nazr Mohammed re-signs with Chicago
    Nazr Mohammed has re-signed with the Bulls.

    Advice: Mohammed will play in a reserve role in a crowded Chicago frontcourt. He averaged just 1.6 points, and 2.2 rebounds through seven minutes of action with the Bulls last season, and he can safely be ignored in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:29 pm
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  • Mavericks sign G Doron Lamb
    Mavericks sign G Doron Lamb.

    Advice: The deal is just a training camp invite, and there's no guarantee Lamb makes the team. Lamb boasts career averages of 3.5 points, 1.0 rebound, and 0.5 three-pointers per game, so even if he does make the Mavs roster, he's unlikely to be an impact player from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:59 am
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  • Starting roles are up for competition
    General manager Jeff Bower said the Pistons' roles will be up for competition in training camp.

    Advice: "We have to compete on a daily basis, as a team," Bower said. "We have players that have talents and abilities that will create a very competitive environment." This is obviously GM speak, but Jennings was a disaster last season with the Pistons. The team added D.J. Augustin to bolster their 3-point shooting and Will Bynum also had some success with the first unit. Both would still need to play almost perfectly to usurp the starting job from Jennings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:55 am
  • Tyson Chandler says Mavs will be better on D
    Tyson Chandler said the Mavericks will be a great defensive team.

    Advice: "You can score as many points as you want, but at the end of the day, defense wins championships and that's what we're going to do," Chandler said. The Mavericks ranked 22nd in defensive efficiency last season and ranked 27th in field goal percentage allowed at the rim. The former Defensive Player of the Year should definitely help and is worth a look in the early-late rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:39 am
  • Nets to play bigger this season?
    General manager Billy King said on Monday that the Nets plan to play bigger this season.

    Advice: In other words, they're hoping Brook Lopez stays healthy. Coach Lionel Hollins ran a lot of his offense in the post thanks to Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Lopez had first-round value in fantasy leagues before his season-ending injury, so he'll be a risk-reward pick in the late-early rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:24 am
  • Alexis Ajinca bulks up 20 pounds
    Alexis Ajinca added 20 pounds of muscle this offseason.

    Advice: We're almost at training camp, so there won't be many more "Player X added Y pounds of muscle" stories this year. Ajinca wasn't very effective after the break last year due to fouling a whopping 3.9 times per game in just 19.2 minutes. He'll be on the bench most of the time with Omer Asik and Anthony Davis holding down the center spot. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:04 am
  • Blake says he knew Sterling was a racist
    Blake Griffin said he knew about Donald Sterling's racism before being selected by the Clippers, but he and the owner had little interaction.

    Advice: Griffin discussed how he googled Sterling after the Clippers won the NBA Draft Lottery and "Donald Sterling racist" popped up first. He then read a bunch about Sterling, which wasn't exactly a secret in the NBA world. As for Griffin on the basketball court, he had his best season as a pro in 2013-14 and could flirt with first-round value if he's able to continue to improve at the free throw line. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:48 am
  • Tristan Thompson working out with LeBron
    Tristan Thompson worked out with LeBron James on Sunday.

    Advice: He has become closer to LeBron this offseason, but it's not likely going to get him minutes. Thompson was one of the most inefficient big men in the NBA last season and his minutes will be severely cut with Kevin Love taking over at power forward. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:27 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki speeding up shot release
    Dirk Nowitzki is working on making his shot release quicker.

    Advice: The old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" saying comes to mind here. Nowitzki added the naked eye won't notice much of a difference on the surface for his new tweaked jumper. He produced first-round value in fantasy leagues last season, but he's more of a pick at the turn of the second and third rounds this upcoming season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:37 am
  • Knicks are committed to Derek Fisher
    The Knicks plan to add a D-League coach for their Westchester team who is familiar with coach Derek Fisher's system.

    Advice: Obviously, the Knicks are committed to Derek Fisher and it sounds like they'll be giving him a long leash to let him go through some growing pains. The Knicks will run a triangle offense and it could help Carmelo Anthony produce more well-rounded stat lines. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:34 am
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  • LeBron James working out at UCLA
    LeBron James worked out at UCLA on Sunday with Chris Paul and Tristan Thompson.

    Advice: TMZ also spotted LeBron and CP3 at a Hollywood club on Sunday night. The Cavs open their training camp this week and LeBron appears to be ready. He and Thompson have been pretty close this offseason, but the two aren't likely going to be on the court together very often while the team is healthy. LeBron's durability makes him your best bet for the No. 2 pick in standard drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:18 am
  • Celtics GM won't rule out Rajon Rondo trade
    Celtics GM Danny Ainge remains non-committal about the possibility of trading Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: "I have no intention. I'm not trying to trade Rondo," Ainge said on Sunday. "The possibility of a trade is not out of the question. Nobody is untradeable, but I don't see that happening." This generic GM-speech is typical of Ainge, who must weigh the gains of dealing Rondo this season with the risks of losing him for nothing in unrestricted free agency next summer. To quote Rondo's former teammate Kevin Garnett, "Anything is possible!" Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins enjoying Wolves' offense
    Andrew Wiggins is "liking" the Wolves offense, adding, "All the plays are really coming together ... It kind of fits my playing style."

    Advice: He'll be learning on the job throughout his rookie season, but he's poised to help fantasy owners even if he initially comes off the bench behind Corey Brewer -- coach Flip Saunders hasn't committed to starting Wiggins just yet. With Ricky Rubio pacing the Wolves' offense, Wiggins is worth a late-middle round pick for fantasy owners willing to take a minor gamble. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:43 pm
  • Gregg Popovich hopes team isn't 'satisfied'
    Gregg Popovich said that he's "worried" his Spurs players will "feel satisfied" after winning the 2013-14 championship.

    Advice: It's hard to imagine Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and company being complacent after dismantling the Heat in the Finals, but Pop is already riling them up before training camp. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect many changes this season -- the Spurs' aging trio of stars will play conservative minutes with occasional DNP-CDs, and Pop will occasionally frustrate owners by spreading minutes evenly throughout his deep roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:49 pm
  • Jeff Green aims to play more consistently
    Jeff Green hopes to play more consistently as a leader for the Celtics this season.

    Advice: "Just coming into camp in good shape, new focus, and a lot of people say it's a different vibe they feel from me now," Green said. "I just have to transfer it on the court, continue to get better as a player, and find a way to stay consistent. I think that's been my biggest fall throughout my career." Green led Boston in scoring last season but his aforementioned inconsistency was a big reason he returned late-round fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:28 am
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  • Ty Lawson says he's four pounds overweight
    Ty Lawson said on Saturday that he's about four pounds overweight.

    Advice: He said he will work it off before training camp, so it's not a big concern. Fellow Tarheel point guard Raymond Felton gets this storyline once every couple months, but Lawson's conditioning hasn't come into question. He'll be fine and can be viewed as a low-end No. 1 point guard in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:26 am
  • Jeff Taylor says he's healed from injury
    Jeff Taylor said he has healed from his Dec. 20 Achilles tear.

    Advice: He's back with the team after a visit home to Sweden. Taylor wasn't very efficient with Charlotte last season, but he was more aggressive. He'll likely compete for minutes in the second unit for the Hornets. Unless something happens to Gerald Henderson or Lance Stephenson, he won't be on the fantasy map in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:13 am
  • Tyson Chandler upset by bad press out of NY
    Tyson Chandler is upset about insinuations that he was a problem in the Knicks' locker room last season.

    Advice: "I did nothing but try to help the culture there the three years I was there," Chandler said Friday. "You can say I didn't live up to whatever or you didn't like the way I played or anything. But to ever question who I am and the type of leader I am in the locker room, I don't even know where that came from." Owner Mark Cuban, GM Donnie Nelson, and coach Rick Carlisle all cited Chandler's outstanding leadership as a reason as to why they brought him back to Dallas, and Chandler will look to put last year's disappointing season behind him. Chandler will make for a solid selection in the later rounds of drafts as a rebounding specialist, and field goal percentage booster. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:14 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko wants to be stretch four
    Jonas Jerebko said he's hoping to fill the role as a stretch four for the Pistons this season.

    Advice: While coach Stan Van Gundy said Jerebko could be part of the team's core, it's not going to be easy with Josh Smith expected to get more run at power forward. Jerebko is only worth a late-round flier in deep leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:39 am
  • Jeff Green wants to be a leader this season
    Jeff Green said he is "trying to take the next step to becoming a leader" with the Celtics this season.

    Advice: He's already been in Boston with his new teammates and seems to be committed to improving from his disappointing 2013-14 season. Green was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season, but he should have the opportunity to be the team's leading scorer. He's a high-ceiling target late in drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:42 pm
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    Jeff Green Bos - SG,SF
  • 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
    Wednesday, 5:58 pm
  • Omer Asik just wants to defend and rebound
    Omer Asik said he just wants to defend and rebound with the Pelicans this season.

    Advice: When Anthony Davis heard about that comment, his smile was "like Kool-Aid Man," but thankfully he didn't bust through any walls. Asik won't be asked to score much and will likely just be a two-category fantasy asset. Plus, he's not a great free throw shooter. Fantasy owners shouldn't look to target him until the last round or so. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:41 pm
  • Brandon Jennings admits 2013-14 was his worst
    Brandon Jennings said that the 2013-14 season was his "worst year" in the NBA, but he's been in the gym for the past few weeks and is eager for a fresh start under coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: "The fractured jaw, losing weight, not being able to play preseason, missing games," Jennings said, listing reasons for his down year. "Then getting into a rhythm, then Mo [Cheeks] was fired and I'm back down again. It was just the worst season ever, a roller coaster." Jennings gave the requisite offseason report that he's bulked up (reportedly adding 25 pounds), and he's prepared to earn his starter's minutes ahead of D.J. Augustin and Will Bynum. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:08 am
  • Stevens says Rajon Rondo a big part of plans
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Rajon Rondo is a big part of the team's plans.

    Advice: Despite rumors that Rondo has requested a trade, Stevens maintained that the 28-year-old is still a big part of the Celtics' 2014-15 plans. "I love him. I really think he's a big part of what we're doing," Stevens said. "Hopefully, he can have a great year right from the get-go." Rondo averaged 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 12.0 assists, and 1.5 steals while shooting 51.2% during the month of April and should provide his fantasy owners will top-10 point guard numbers in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:08 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki to play for Germany in 2015
    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has given Dirk Nowitzki the green light to play for Team Germany in the 2015 European Championships.

    Advice: Cuban took a firm (and very public) stance about NBA stars playing internationally following Paul George's knee injury with Team USA, but it the German Newspaper SportBild is reporting that he's made an exception for his 36-year-old superstar. While Nowitzki returned first-round fantasy value in 2013-14, the Mavericks' addition of Chandler Parsons should take some numbers away from Nowitzki and make him more of a target in the second round of 2014-15 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:13 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
    Sep 15, 8:27 am
  • Omer Asik almost posts a double-double avg.
    Omer Asik averaged 9.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.7 steals in his seven FIBA World Cup games.

    Advice: The blocks are the most surprising. Asik only had career-high 1.1 blocks per game in his 30.0 minutes per game in 2012-13. He is very likely to start for the Pelicans this year, but he's not a lock for 26-plus minutes because the team will have to figure out how to play Ryan Anderson off the bench, which will slide Anthony Davis to center. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 6:42 am
  • 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
    Sep 13, 6:30 pm
  • Dirk puts out a movie in Germany
    Several Mavericks players and front office staff will travel to Germany next week for the premiere of a movie featuring Dirk Nowitzki.

    Advice: It's titled Nowitzki: Der Perfekte Wurf, which translate to Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. It's a documentary of his career and also features owner Mark Cuban, President Barack Obama, comedian Conan O'Brien, ex-NBA commissioner David Stern, and Los Angeles Lakers guards Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Hopefully for Dirk, it isn't the German version of Thunderstruck. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 6:27 am
  • Tyson Chandler feels he's a better player now
    Tyson Chandler stated during a recent interview that he feels he is returning to Dallas a better player.

    Advice: "I think I'm better in understanding the game mentally. Physically, I'm in an incredible place. I haven't felt this good in a long time," said Chandler. Chandler struggled with injuries last season, only suiting up for 55 games, and that will again be a concern this season. However, he is a guy that can really gobble up the boards (he averaged 9.6 rebounds per game in a down year last season), and that will be his role with the Mavericks. Chandler's a rebounding specialist that shoots a high percentage from the field and chips in a few blocks, and he'll be a serviceable selection in the later rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 11:42 am
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