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  • Joel Embiid (foot) feels 'a hundred percent'
    Joel Embiid (foot) said that he's feeling "a hundred percent" healthy.

    Advice: Players are always overly optimistic when given the chance to self-assess, but this is obviously notable given how the first two years of Embiid's NBA career have gone. Embiid added that it's been "really tough" to be forced to watch from the sidelines, but he's obviously eager to get on the floor and contribute in any possible way. The Sixers have been incredibly tight-lipped regarding Embiid's possible role, and it doesn't help that the team still currently has both Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor on its roster. For what it's worth, Embiid did say that he'll "probably" having playing restrictions, something we already knew was coming. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:20 pm
  • Phil Jackson regrets passing on Jae Crowder
    Phil Jackson called his decision to pass on acquiring Jae Crowder the "biggest mistake" to date in his Knicks tenure.

    Advice: "One of the first deals I engineered when I came back to New York was to trade Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas for Shane Larkin, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert, plus a second-round pick that the Mavs owed to the Celtics," Jackson told scribe Charley Rosen. "In talking with Boston, I was given the option of taking that pick or else taking Jae Crowder. I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn’t get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early." Whoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:39 pm
  • Jason Terry embracing the mentorship role
    Jason Terry is ready to embrace a mentorship role in Milwaukee.

    Advice: "If you look at all playoff and championship teams, they have solid veteran guys to steer the ship," Terry said. "There are going to be times during the season when the coach’s voice, some of the young guys get tired of hearing it. That’s when the veteran leadership steps in and says, ‘No, we’re not going to go away from the ship. We’re going to continue to follow the right direction.’" Most if not all of Terry's value will be behind the scenes with the Bucks, but there's little doubt he could help them space the floor in certain lineups. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
  • Withey and Johnson fighting for final spot
    The Salt Lake Tribune expects Jeff Withey and Chris Johnson to battle for Utah's final roster spot.

    Advice: Utah was reportedly "impressed by Withey last season, his defense, and his ability to step up when big men Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert missed significant time due to injury," so it certainly sounds as if he's got the early edge over Johnson. However, Withey is off the fantasy radar as long as he's playing behind Favors, Gobert, Trey Lyles and Boris Diaw. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:26 pm
  • R.J. Hunter welcoming competition for spot
    R.J. Hunter is embracing the competition he's facing to make Boston's final roster.

    Advice: "So I’d rather have it that way, because now I have no reason not to be on my toes on every possession and at every practice," he said. "So I’ll try to use it to my advantage." The second-year guard admitted that he was "rushing sometimes" in his rookie season and added that he "wasn't comfortable with the shots and didn't know where my shots were coming from." He's nowhere near a lock to make the team. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 pm
  • James Young's roster spot is on the line
    James Young is competing for a roster spot with the Celtics for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Young and R.J. Hunter—both former first-round picks with guaranteed contracts—are competing for one roster spot along with rookie Ben Bentil as well as John Holland. Young has shown absolutely nothing during his tenure with the Celtics to date, but the guaranteed deal may give him and/or Hunter an undeserved edge to stick around. Regardless, none of these players will be on the fantasy radar. For what it's worth, the Boston Globe calls Hunter a "favorite to emerge from this group." Rotoworld.com Today, 12:08 pm
  • Contract details for Yi Jianlian now unveiled
    Yi Jianlian's contract with the Lakers is guaranteed for just $250,000.

    Advice: Los Angeles got insanely creative with Yi's deal, the details of which can be found by following the link below. The only way Jianlian can max out with a value of $8M is if he plays in 59 or more games, a scenario that is anything but a certainty. We'll have to see how the former lottery pick looks in training camp before providing any kind of realistic projection, but he's got plenty of incentive to play well and make a strong impression now that he's returned to the NBA. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:58 am
  • Ricky Rubio ready to mentor Kris Dunn for MIN
    Ricky Rubio hinted that he's ready and willing to mentor rookie Kris Dunn.

    Advice: "I think we can really play together," Rubio said. "But if we don’t [share the floor often], I can really help him." It's still unclear exactly how Minnesota plans to divide minutes in their backcourt between Rubio, Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins, and that doesn't even factor in summer league MVP Tyus Jones into the equation. Although new coach Tom Thibodeau has said he can see deploying Dunn and Rubio together in certain lineups, it's difficult to project playing time given all of the current options. It's a good problem for the organization to have, but it could be an early-season headache for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:32 am
  • Report: Mo Williams contemplating retirement
    Mo Williams is "strongly considering retirement," multiple sources told Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com

    Advice: Even if Mo Butta does not retire, the Cavs could rid of him using the stretch provision prior to Wednesday's deadline or look to trade him to another club. Currently under contract for $2.2 million for the 2016-17 campaign, Williams is considering going out on top as an NBA champion. Vardon cites a "desire to coach" and a "balky knee" as the major factors in the veteran point guard's thinking. For what it's worth, Williams was limited to just 41 games last season. Rookie Kay Felder is the only other point guard on the roster right now behind Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:26 am
  • Tibor Pleiss expected to be waiver by 76ers
    According to CSN Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato, the Sixers are likely to waive Tibor Pleiss.

    Advice: The Sixers just don't have room on the roster for a project like Pleiss. Even if Pleiss isn't waived, it will be very difficult for him to crack the rotation and generate any form of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:39 am
  • Kendall Marshall a possible backup PG
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, several league executives still believe there’s a spot in the league for Kendall Marshall as a backup point guard.

    Advice: Marshall averaged 10.0 points and 6.6 assists per-36 minutes over the 30 games he played in for the Sixers last season. Marshall showed last year that he still can help an NBA team, but he has plenty of competition in his hopes to secure a roster spot as the summer nears a close. Other point guards on the open market include: Ty Lawson, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, Steve Blake, Kirk Hinrich and Andre Miller. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins to be focus of SAC offense?
    Without Rajon Rondo at PG, the Kings may run the offense through DeMarcus Cousins more frequently.

    Advice: The Kings lack of a true starting PG and limited offensive options may lead to Cousins having even more offensive responsibility heaped on his shoulders. Zach Harper suggests that new coach Dave Joerger may attempt to utilize Cousins in much the same way he did Marc Gasol in Memphis, with his center as a facilitator of the offense. Cousins actually led the NBA in usage rate last season (35.4%), so it's difficult to imagine a significant spike, but it's certainly possible. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:55 am
  • Heat to push the pace in 2016-17?
    Goran Dragic is expected to lead a faster, up-tempo offense for Miami next season.

    Advice: "Goran is one of the best fast-break, transition point guards in this game. He will force tempo regardless of how you want to play or how you want to defend. Goran is going to run," said coach Erik Spoelstra. The Heat played at a more deliberate pace last season with Chris Bosh (while he was healthy) and Dwyane Wade as the focus of the offense. Spoelstra is now intimating that he will put the ball in Dragic's hand and let his PG get out and push the pace. Miami playing an up-tempo game will lead to more possessions and more chances for fantasy production, which will increase the value of all Heat regulars. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Heat decline to comment on Chris Bosh
    The Heat continue to decline comment on Chris Bosh's status.

    Advice: The Miami Herald reported earlier this week that Bosh may be able to play next season while taking a blood thinning medication that would be out of his system by game time, but the organization remains mum. Attempting to predict whether or not Bosh will play this season is extremely difficult. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
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  • Nets encouraging Brook Lopez to shoot 3's?
    According to Nets reporter Anthony Puccio, Brook Lopez has been encouraged to expand his range out to the 3-point line next season.

    Advice: The belief is that if Brooklyn big man Justin Hamilton can stretch the floor by knocking down 3-pointers at a consistent and efficient clip, then "Lopez will be allowed to wander around the paint or out near the perimeter... and will have the green light to do anything on the offensive end, including shoot three-pointers." Lopez attempted a career-high 14 three-pointers last season, but made only 2 of those 14 attempts (14.3). If Brook added a 3-point shot to his offensive arsenal, his value would increase dramatically. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 am
  • Kevin Seraphin holding out hope for NBA deal
    David Pick is reporting that Kevin Seraphin has rejected several offers both from China and Europe and he's still waiting for some offers from the NBA.

    Advice: Seraphin, an unrestricted free agent, recently hired Bouna Ndiaye of Klutch Sports as his agent. Seraphin played well occasionally last season in New York, but was far too inconsistent to earn regular playing time. The majority of NBA teams have filled most of their roster spots by this point, so Seraphin may have a hard time securing a guaranteed contract in the States. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
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  • Bryce Cotton signs to play in Turkey
    Anadolu Efes has announced the signing of free agent guard Bryce Cotton.

    Advice: Spain's Baskonia and Russia's Khimki were rumored to be in the mix for the services of Cotton, who played summer league with the Atlanta Hawks last July. Cotton averaged 3.8 ppg in eight games with Phoenix and Memphis last season. The Hawks, who are thin at PG, were reportedly considering inviting him to training camp. Atlanta will have to continue searching for PG depth. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:25 am
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  • Devin Harris to start light running
    Devin Harris (toe) said he expects to start light running this week.

    Advice: He added his thumb is completely healed. Harris had surgery on his toe in May and is fully expected to be ready for camp. The Mavs used Harris more at shooting guard last season, which figures to be the case next year, as well. He won't be a fantasy target in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:59 pm
  • Deron Williams wanted longer deal in Dallas
    Deron Williams admitted that he wanted to sign a longer deal in Dallas.

    Advice: "We'll see how it goes. It is what it is," Williams said. "For sure, I wanted to be back. I felt like I had some unfinished business at the end of last year the way things ended and I wasn't able to be on the court. Hopefully I'll stay healthy because I'm excited about this team." He signed a one-year, $10 million deal to return as the starting PG, and he's expected to be 100 percent for training camp after recovering from a sports hernia. He averaged 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 last season, and with a similar role on the cards, he will be a late-round target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Utah Jazz waive PG Kendall Marshall
    The Utah Jazz have officially waived PG Kendall Marshall.

    Advice: He was a member of the Jazz for less than two hours after the 76ers traded him for Tibor Pleiss on Friday morning. Marshall will be a free agent if he clears waivers and could get a training camp invite, but he's not worth monitoring in fantasy leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 am
  • 76ers aren't sure of plans with Tibor Pleiss
    The 76ers haven't decided if they will keep Tibor Pleiss or waive him according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: They simply have too many bigs on their roster as it is, but it sounds like they took Pleiss from Utah for the cash and second-round picks. He won't have fantasy value if he stays in Philly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 am
  • Joel Bolomboy expected to make final roster
    Joel Bolomboy is expected to make the 15-man roster in Utah following the trade of Tibor Pleiss to Philly.

    Advice: His $600,000 salary for the 2016-17 season is fully guaranteed, so this isn't a surprise. Bolomboy will be behind Derrick Favors and Trey Lyles on the depth chart, so he likely won't be in the rotation on opening night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:16 am
  • Tibor Pleiss traded to the 76ers
    Tibor Pleiss has been traded to the 76ers along with two second-round picks and cash in exchange for Kendall Marshall.

    Advice: The Jazz are simply clearing up some salary cap space because they plan on waiving Marshall. The last thing Philly needs is another big in their loaded frontcourt, so Pleiss wouldn't be in the rotation barring a roster move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Kendall Marshall traded to UTA, Pleiss to PHI
    Kendall Marshall has been traded to the Jazz in exchange for Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks and cash.

    Advice: The Jazz are planing on waiving Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed on Saturday, so he's going to be a free agent. There are a few teams around the league that are still in need of a backup PG, so he should be able to draw some interest. He's off the fantasy radar for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 am
  • Kevin Seraphin still hoping to land NBA job
    According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Kevin Seraphin is still hoping to find another job in the NBA despite drawing interest from FC Barcelona.

    Advice: The 26-year-old big man clearly hasn't generated much interest around the NBA after a quiet season in New York and he's running out of time. We'll keep an eye on this, but it's doubtful that Seraphin will land in a situation that will allow him to hold standard-league fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:46 am
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  • Rudy Gay not getting many minutes at PF?
    Coach Dave Joerger said he didn’t want to play Rudy Gay at power forward a lot.

    Advice: Gay saw a ton of minutes at the four last season with the Kings going small as they led the NBA in pace. There are also a ton of trade rumors surrounding Gay, so that might be the most-likely outcome here. The 30-year-old forward carries a little more risk in fantasy leagues than in previous years. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:16 pm
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  • Skal Labissiere could get in the rotation?
    Coach Dave Joerger said he’s looking to get Skal Labissiere in the mix at power forward.

    Advice: "He’s long and he can shoot it a little bit," Joerger said. The coach also talked about his defense and said he can pass a little, as well. Joerger hinted that he did think the rookie is a bit raw and said he had a tough year in college. There's a logjam at the four, but Labissiere could get in the rotation with a strong camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:09 pm
  • Brewer says Harden will play better defense
    Corey Brewer said he expects James Harden to play better defense this upcoming season.

    Advice: "I think this year he's going to play better defense," Brewer said of Harden. "We're going to let the past be in the past. It's the future of the Rockets, man. James is going to play defense this year." Whether or not this statement holds true, Harden will make for an excellent top-3 selection on draft day as he figures to see a bump in production running in Mike D'Antoni's up-tempo offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:50 pm
  • Nets paid to move up for Isaiah Whitehead
    The Brooklyn Nets reportedly paid $3 million to move up for Isaiah Whitehead.

    Advice: Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports the Nets sent $3 million and the 55th pick (Marcus Paige) to the Utah Jazz for the 42nd pick (Isaiah Whitehead), which is a record amount paid for a player's draft rights. Whitehead has potential, but he'll likely come off the bench this year and won't have much fantasy value outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:10 am
  • Nate Robinson hoping for another NBA chance
    Nate Robinson told SiriusXM NBA he wishes NBA teams would give him a fair chance to play again.

    Advice: Robinson last made news in June when he expressed interest in playing in the NFL, but looks to be holding out hope for the NBA. The 32-year-old played in Israel last season and can be forgotten for fantasy purposes as he is unlikely to play in the NBA again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:37 am
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  • Jason Terry shares free agency options
    Jason Terry said he had other options before he signed with the Bucks.

    Advice: While Terry signed with the Bucks, his free agency search mainly focused on joining a contender. "I had a couple of contenders that I was seriously looking at," Terry said. "Two of them were in the Finals. I made a call to Pop. San Antonio was another one. I always thought about going back and trying to finish off where I started in Atlanta. I liked what they did. And then I seriously considered Boston, though we didn't have a conversation." The 38-year-old will now serve as a bench player for the Bucks and won't have much fantasy value this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • James Harden organizing a minicamp
    James Harden has organized a players-only minicamp scheduled for next week.

    Advice: He did the same thing last year during September, but it didn't really work out for one of the most dysfunctional teams last season. Corey Brewer said Harden is doing "everything" and is showing he wants to be a leader. With coach Mike D'Antoni taking over, Harden could have his best season ever as arguably the top pick in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:56 pm
  • Joel Bolomboy likely to last beyond camp
    Joel Bolomboy's $600,000 salary for the upcoming season is fully guaranteed, meaning that he will likely be the 15th man on Utah's roster.

    Advice: The No. 52 overall selection of the 2016 NBA draft recently inked his three-year deal with the Jazz, and his signing will likely result in Chris Johnson and Tibor Pleiss getting cut at the conclusion of training camp. Jeff Withey could also be a cut-candidate for the Jazz, but Pleiss seems a bit more likely to go as the Jazz have been "disappointed" with his performance in both games and practices. None of these guys are on the fantasy radar in any setting. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • R.J. Hunter working to improve his footwork
    R.J. Hunter said that he's been focusing on improving his footwork this offseason.

    Advice: "College isn’t scrub-level, but you can get away with mistakes sometimes," Hunter said. "In the NBA, you have to consistently be sharp with your footwork. And our system is made so if you do it right, it works." Because the Celtics had so many draft picks, Hunter will now be forced to compete for a roster spot during his sophomore season, but Hunter said he's embracing the competition and feels it will add some "extra competitive spirit to training camp." He'll likely make the team, but he won't be a fantasy option playing in Boston's crowded backcourt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • Embiid 'truly on track' to play in preseason
    Joel Embiid (foot) is "well and truly on track" to play during the preseason, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: Brown added that there have been zero "red flags" as Embiid has progressed in his rehab from a second surgery to his right foot, and all signs are pointing towards the former No. 3 overall selection finally making his NBA debut after two straight seasons on the sidelines. Embiid has the potential to make some noise his rookie season, but he'll likely start off slow with a hard minutes cap. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:33 pm
  • GM likes James Harden, Mike D'Antoni fit
    Rockets general manager Daryl Morey thinks James Harden will benefit from the addition of new head coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: Harden is already a top player, but Morey thinks he can get even better under D'Antoni. "I think the fit is excellent," Morey said of D’Antoni and Harden working together. "They had a strong relationship from USA Basketball and their basketball philosophies mesh very well." As the focal point of D'Antoni's up-temp system, Harden could challenge for the No. 1 overall spot in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:00 am
  • Lakers sign F Yi Jianlian
    Lakers sign F Yi Jianlian.

    Advice: While terms weren't disclosed, the Lakers officially signed Jianlian to what is believed to be a one-year deal worth up to $8 million. Yi looked good during the Olympics, but he can be ignored for fantasy purposes as he's not even a lock to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 am
  • Bucks officially sign Jason Terry
    Bucks sign G Jason Terry.

    Advice: It's official for the 38-year-old guard. Terry is going to add a veteran presence to the Bucks as a backup. He's not a lock for the rotation, but the Bucks could definitely use another shooter. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Chris Bosh could play while on blood thinners
    Chris Bosh may be able to play next season while taking a blood thinning medication that would be out of his system by game time.

    Advice: This is something that was suggested to the Miami medical staff last spring, but they ultimately decided it was not something they were comfortable doing. There currently isn't a clear consensus amongst the medical community about whether a player who has had two blood clotting episodes in the span of a year should remain on blood thinners beyond the recommended six-month cycle, but it's worth noting that Bosh does not have the gene that predisposes him to clotting issues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:45 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles in US win
    DeMarcus Cousins pulled down 15 rebounds in just 17 minutes of action during Sunday’s 96-66 win over Serbia, to go with 13 points, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: The US squad destroyed the Serbian team on the glass, winning that battle 54-33 and that was in no small part to Cousins, who was relentless in attacking the boards every second he was on the court. Klay Thompson also had a nice game, contributing 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with two triples, three boards, one assist and two steals in 22 minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:38 pm
  • Jazz expected to cut Tibor Pleiss?
    According to Andy Larsen of KSL.com, the Jazz have been disappointed with Tibor Pleiss' performance in both games and practices.

    Advice: While Pleiss is on the books for $3 million next season, Larsen said that his chances of making the 15-man roster took a hit when the Jazz signed rookie Joel Bolomboy this week. Larsen also adds that Jeff Withey likely has an edge over Pleiss right now, so it sounds like he's probably going to be waived along with Chris Johnson. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:07 am
  • Joel Embiid on track to play in the preseason
    According to Sixers coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid (foot) is on track to play in preseason games.

    Advice: "I just left my third consecutive day working out with Joel 45 minutes ago," Brown said. "Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction. We’re just very excited." All signs are pointing toward Embiid finally getting onto the hardwood, but his exact role and any potential restrictions remain uncertain at this point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:20 am
  • Report: MIL expected to sign Terry on Monday
    Updating a previous report, Jason Terry's deal with the Bucks is expected to be finalized on Monday.

    Advice: Terry will serve as a veteran presence in Milwaukee's locker room, but his fantasy value will be non-existent earning limited minutes behind Kris Middleton and Matthew Dellavedova. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:21 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins fouls out in 11 minutes
    DeMarcus Cousins posted two points and three rebounds before fouling out in 11 minutes vs. Spain on Friday.

    Advice: Cousins was a spark for the U.S. in the quarterfinals, but he couldn't get going tonight due to the refs quick whistles. With DeAndre Jordan playing well as the team's starting center, there's no reason to think Cousins' role will change in the Olympic finals vs. the winner of the Serbia vs. Australia game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:32 pm
  • Jazz sign rookie forward Joel Bolomboy
    Jazz sign F Joel Bolomboy.

    Advice: It's likely a make-good contract for training camp, though Bolomboy has drawn praise from Utah's coaching staff for his work ethic and rapid improvement. That said, it's hard to see him making a roster that already includes Derrick Favors, Trey Lyles and Boris Diaw. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:43 am
  • Bucks will sign Jason Terry Friday
    The Bucks are expected to sign Jason Terry on Friday.

    Advice: The Bucks are also expected to reach an agreement with Steve Novak soon, meaning the 14th and 15th roster spots will be filled. The Bucks certainly could use some more floor spacing, but Terry is expected to have a limited role off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 am
  • Bucks near deal with Jason Terry
    The Bucks are in "advanced discussions" to sign Jason Terry, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Besides Khris Middleton, the Bucks have a massive need for shooters. Terry would likely be more of emergency depth and add some veteran leadership to a young team, so it's a decent fit. If JET is up for another season, this would be a good spot for him. He would be the 14th player on the roster. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:57 pm
  • Yi Jianlian's deal isn't guaranteed
    Yi Jianlian's contract is not guaranteed for the veteran's minimum, but it can increase to $8 million with incentives, according to Mike Bresnahan of TWC SportsNet.

    Advice: It's an interesting contract to help the cap flexibility right away. Jianlian was really good in the post during the Olympics, but he really struggled in his last NBA stint. Perhaps the best thing on Yi is he's known as The Chairman for his workout against a chair in 2007. He's not a lock to make the roster. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:03 pm
  • Report: Jianlian to sign one-year deal w/ LAL
    Updating a previous report, Yi Jianlian is reportedly finalizing a one-year deal with the Lakers in the $8 million range.

    Advice: While the deal isn't official just yet, Yi's old team in China has already released a statement saying they wish him the best on his future in the NBA. Yi didn't make much of an impact during his first five years in the league, owning career-averages of just 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game on 40.4 percent shooting. The Lakers reportedly want to use Yi as their backup center behind Timofey Mozgov, but we just don't envision him cracking the standard league equation as a reserve in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:48 am
  • Report: LAL come to terms on deal w/ Jianlian
    The Lakers will reportedly sign Yi Jianlian for the veteran's minimum.

    Advice: Jianlian was impressive playing for Team China at the 2016 Olympic Games, but he'll be joining a crowded frontcourt in Los Angeles featuring Julius Randle and Larry Nance. He's unlikely to earn enough minutes with the Lakers to make a difference in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:24 am
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