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  • Andray Blatche could rejoin NBA in March
    Andray Blatche signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers on Saturday for $2.5 million.

    Advice: There are a couple interesting things: The Wizards won't be able to get any money from the deal due to amnestying his contract earlier in his career, and Blatche could wind up back in the NBA in March. He'll join Jordan Crawford on the CBA powerhouse squad. Rotoworld.com
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  • Andray Blatche finalizing contract in China
    Andray Blatche is finalizing a deal to play with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China.

    Advice: The Flying Tigers also signed Jordan Crawford, so they should have a fun brand of basketball. Blatche was in talks with multiple NBA teams, but he's likely getting more money from the CBA powerhouse. We'll pass along any official news as it becomes available. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:53 am
     
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  • Larry Sanders planning on wearing goggles
    Larry Sanders said that he is planning on wearing goggles this season.

    Advice: He had an eye injury end his 2013-14 season, which was a complete disaster. Sanders is apparently in a position battle with John Henson and the team's new ownership may have some commitment issues. He broke out in 2012-13 with 2.8 blocks per game, so he could be worth a late-round pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Taj Gibson tweets he likes coming off bench
    Taj Gibson tweeted on Friday night that he likes coming off the bench.

    Advice: There was a report that he likes coming off the bench earlier this week, which has been a big storyline all offseason. Gibson was probably going to start in Chicago after his breakout season in 2013-14, but the addition of Pau Gasol put the kibosh on that idea. He will probably have less fantasy value this year compared to last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:18 am
  • Andrew Bogut expected to do 5-on-5
    Andew Bogut (ribs) has been doing some 5-on-5 workouts in recent weeks at a Warriors facility.

    Advice: He didn't participate at the FIBA World Cup, but he's been working out since June. Bogut played 27.5 minutes per game before the All-Star break last season, but his playing time dropped to 23.7 per game after that. The Warriors will likely keep him around 24 minutes per game in 2014-15 and he has a lot of injury risk, so he's only a late-round pick in standard drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:15 pm
  • David Lee expects to be healthy for camp
    David Lee is expected to be healthy for training camp.

    Advice: He had a minor procedure for a core muscle injury back in July, but was expected to be ready in August. Lee has been stuck with all sorts of injuries and the Warriors may give some of his minutes to Draymond Green to help keep him fresh for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:06 pm
  • 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
  • Andrew Bogut: 'My body feels great'
    Andrew Bogut has been taking full contact during the Warriors open gym scrimmages this month, and his fractured rib that sidelined him for the end of the 2013-14 season has fully healed.

    Advice: "My body feels great," said Bogut, who returned to working out in mid-June after his fractured rib healed. "All of my injuries have been of the high-impact variety. The only thing I can do to change that is to be a p*** and avoid contact at all costs.. I'll still take charges and go for blocked shots. Every now and then, I'll get a knock." Bogut was impressive while on the court last season, averaging 7.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game, however he is a huge injury risk as he only made it through 67 games. The last (and only) time Bogut made it through a full season was in 2006, so he's only worth a gamble in the very late rounds of your draft. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:50 pm
  • Aron Baynes could be headed to China
    Aron Baynes has received interest from the Shanghai Sharks.

    Advice: He's still a restricted free agent, but the Spurs haven't made any noticeable effort to bring him back. The Sharks are Yao Ming's team and Baynes would likely get significant minutes compared to his marginal role with the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:27 am
  • Nets void contract of Ndiaye
    The Nets have voided the contract of Hamady Ndiaye.

    Advice: He failed the required physical and is now a free agent again. Ndiaye will have a tough time getting on a training camp roster after this news. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:41 am
     
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  • Raduljica to sign with a Chinese team
    Miroslav Raduljica is signing to play in China with Shandong this season.

    Advice: He was in the news this week for saying he has a better beard than James Harden, but we won't be seeing it in the NBA this season. Raduljica had a strong FIBA World Cup with Serbia and will probably be one of the better big men in the Chinese league. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:10 am
     
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  • Gustavo Ayon to sign a deal with Real Madrid
    Gustavo Ayon will sign a three-year deal with Real Madrid.

    Advice: It was reported a couple weeks ago that he would sign with Real Madrid, but a report popped up yesterday that he could sign with the Spurs. As it turns out, Ayon will indeed head to Spain after a disappointing stint with the Hawks in this past season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:12 pm
     
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  • Report: Gibson not happy coming off the bench
    Taj Gibson is not thrilled with the possibility of coming off the bench next season.

    Advice: Gibson, along with Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will make up one of the best front courts in the NBA. However, when it comes to the starting lineup, there will be an odd-man out. Aggery Sam of CSN Chicago reports that Gibson is not happy with a reserve role. "Privately, Gibson isn't too thrilled with the prospect of continuing to be a reserve, according to multiple people familiar with the situation, but the upbeat, team-first player values winning and chemistry too much to make it an issue or distraction." Potential fantasy owners should not shy away from Gibson; he still holds a ton of fantasy value as a favorite of coach Tom Thibodeau. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
  • Marreese Speights pleads not guilty
    Marreese Speights pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.

    Advice: He was arrested in Tampa Bay on the morning after his 27th birthday back in August. Speights will likely receive a suspension after his trial is over, which will likely be two or three games. He will serve as depth behind oft-injured Andrew Bogut this year and isn't worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:08 pm
  • Ryan Hollins signs with the Kings
    Ryan Hollins agreed to a one-year deal with the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a fully guaranteed deal, so he should make the 15-man roster. Hollins probably won't crack the rotation, but it's certainly possible given the sub-par performances the Kings have gotten out of their power forwards. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:04 pm
     
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  • 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
  • J.J. Hickson receives five game suspension
    J.J. Hickson received a five game suspension for violating the NBA's drug policy.

    Advice: It's for marijuana and he will not be paid for those games. Hickson is recovering from ACL surgery and is hoping to be ready for training camp. With Hickson out, Kenneth Faired will get all the minutes he can handle while JaVale McGee and Timofey Mozgov will hold down the center spot. Hickson is not worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:06 pm
  • Gustavo Ayon has formal offer from Spurs
    Free agent PF/C Gustavo Ayon is reportedly deciding between formal contract offers from the Spurs and Shangdong in China.

    Advice: It was reported two weeks ago that Ayon had reached a three-year deal with Real Madrid -- he's still mulling offers from Europe, but it sounds as though he's more inclined to play in China or return to the NBA. The Spurs' training camp starts in about 10 days, so he should make his final decision soon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:59 am
     
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  • Hamady Ndiaye to join Nets at training camp
    The Nets have given a training-camp contract to C Hamady Ndiaye, who made 14 brief appearances with the Kings last season.

    Advice: The 7'0" center from Senegal was drafted No. 56 overall in 2010 and he's struggled to make a mark in the NBA. He's expected to battle for Brooklyn's third-string center job, behind Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee, but won't be a fantasy asset even if he makes the squad. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:34 am
     
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  • Dwight Howard's license suspended in Florida
    Dwight Howard's driver's license has been suspended in Florida for a failure to pay a fine, according to court documents.

    Advice: The report states that Howard racked up 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls, 10 tickets for running red lights in Orlando, four speeding tickets, and one ticket for failing to update his home address. He paid all of the tickets except for one, which led to the suspension, and it shouldn't be hard for him to come up with the $285 he owes -- he's set to earn $21.4 million with the Rockets this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:33 am
  • Hollins looking for a team to sign with
    Free agent Ryan Hollins said he's been in talks with the Heat, Kings, Bulls, Lakers and Spurs.

    Advice: He met with the Heat earlier this month and nothing is imminent at this point. Hollins will likely get a camp deal with some team, but he won't be in the rotation to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 6:10 pm
     
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  • Spurs looking for S&T of Aron Baynes
    The Spurs are open to a sign-and-trade deal for restricted free agent Aron Baynes.

    Advice: He's not getting quite as many headlines as fellow restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, but Baynes does have some upside. He averaged 16.8 points per game with the Australian team at FIBA and would almost certainly have more value on another team. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 9:35 am
  • Raduljica: My beard is better than Harden's
    Miroslav Raduljica said his beard is better than James Harden's after Serbia's loss to Team USA on Sunday.

    Advice: He played very well in the World Cup with 13 points per game, but he's expected to sign overseas. The Clippers waived Raduljica last month after being acquired from the Bucks in the Jared Dudley trade. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 7:31 am
     
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  • Andray Blatche officially out of Asian Games
    Andray Blatche has officially been barred from playing on the Philippines national team in the 2014 Asian Games.

    Advice: Blatche was allowed to play for the Philippines in the FIBA World Cup, but the rules of the Asian Games require a player to have three years of residency before representing a country on the court. He reportedly returned to the U.S. in early September, in the expectation that he'd negotiate a contract with the Heat, but so far there have been no reports of an agreement. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 12:16 pm
     
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  • 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
  • Miroslav Raduljica could end up in Spain
    Miroslav Raduljica has received interest from Real Madrid.

    Advice: The Clippers waived him after acquiring him in the Jared Dudley last month. Raduljica did play 9.7 minutes per game and started two contests with the Bucks last season, but that's primarily because the team was in disarray. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 7:11 pm
     
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  • 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
  • Bucks asst GM says Larry Sanders part of plan
    Milwaukee Bucks assistant general manager David Morway said in an interview that Larry Sanders is part of the team's long-term plan.

    Advice: Sanders had a very forgettable and injury-plagued 2013-14 season after breaking out in 2012-13, and it sounds like the Bucks haven't given up on him yet. "Larry is in our future plans," said Morway. "We are hopeful that this year Larry gets back to being the basketball player that he was two years ago. He is a defensive presence and a game changer on the court." If Sanders can enter the 2014-15 season with his head on straight, he will be a very valuable addition to many fantasy rosters in the middle rounds of drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 11, 7:29 am
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