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  • Jason Terry expecting to get minutes in MIL?
    Jason Terry reportedly expects to play meaningful minutes for the Bucks this upcoming season.

    Advice: "He wants his minutes," said an NBA executive, whose team had shown some interest in signing Terry. "He didn’t go [to Milwaukee] to sit on the bench." Terry will provide the Bucks with some much-needed 3-point shooting, but it's just not realistic to expect the 38-year-old to eclipse the 20-minute mark on most nights. He's off the radar just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:48 am
  • Lance Thomas working on 3-point attempts
    Lance Thomas said he's still focusing on his 3-point shot this summer even though he shot an impressive 40.4 percent from deep last season.

    Advice: "I’m still working on that," Thomas said. "I’m working on things that are going to help us win. I’m watching a lot of film this summer because I could have been better last season." He will have a role after signing a four-year, $27 million deal this summer, but his minutes will be capped in the 20s while Carmelo Anthony is healthy. He averaged 8.2 points and 2.2 rebounds with 0.7 3-pointers per game last season, so he won't be a target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:30 am
  • Kendall Marshall an option for Wizards?
    Kendall Marshall could be an option for the Wizards according to Ben Standig of CSN Mid-Atlantic.

    Advice: John Wall is recovering from two offseason knee surgeries and Trey Burke has really struggled at the NBA level, so adding some depth at the point will likely be a priority for the Wizards this summer. They have invited Casper Ware to training camp, but Marshall would be an upgrade. If he does land in Washington, he would only have fantasy value if Wall is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins to play in Tokyo 2020?
    DeMarcus Cousins said he's open to playing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

    Advice: "I’m open to [coming back for Tokyo 2020]," Cousins said. "I’ll be older then, so it depends on how my body feels. As of right now, where I’m at, absolutely, I’m open to it." Cousins will be 30 in 2020, but you could tell he really enjoyed his experience in Rio away from the all the noise in Sacramento. Kings GM Vlade Divac has stressed over and over again that Cousins isn't going anywhere, but it's a safe bet that there will be plenty of trade rumors this season if the Kings struggle out of the gate. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:28 am
  • Barnes: Dallas is still Dirk's team
    Despite signing a four-year, $94 million deal this summer, Harrison Barnes made it clear that Dallas is still Dirk Nowitzki's team.

    Advice: "He's put in the years and won a championship," Barnes said. "But I have to go out and earn that. People assume that just because you get paid a lot of money and have a lot of attention that all of the sudden you're guaranteed this many shots. I have to prove that every day in practice." Barnes will have the ball in his hands a lot and coach Rick Carlisle believes he will develop into a playmaker, and we already know that he's going to be a primary scoring option. Barnes is an ideal situation, but it means nothing if he doesn't perform. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:14 am
  • Heat want Whiteside to improve passing
    Wayne Ellington said it will be crucial for Hassan Whiteside to improve his passing this season.

    Advice: "It's no question. That's something big for us," Ellington said. "And being able to get on the same page with Hassan and the other big guys is crucial. Gaining that attention and defenses being so focused on him, being able to go out and find the open guys is going to be huge for us." Per NBA.com, Whiteside has a total of 35 assists in 140 career games, so that's a glaring weakness in his game. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that HW has been working on that aspect of his game this summer in addition to his low-post scoring, so prospective owners can at least expect a modest bump in assists. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:03 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 1:20 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 Yesterday, 12:29 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 11:58 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 8:55 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 Yesterday, 8:35 am
    Player Note
    Chris Bosh Mia - PF,C
    GTD
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 6:25 am
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  • 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 8:46 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 6:46 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
  • 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
  • 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 Aug 21, 3:45 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Bosh Mia - PF,C
    GTD
  • 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 Aug 21, 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 Aug 21, 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 Aug 20, 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 Aug 19, 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 Aug 19, 1:32 pm
  • 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 Aug 19, 10:49 am
  • Spoelstra eyes larger role for Whiteside
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants Hassan Whiteside to keep working on his strength and conditioning so that he can play more minutes this season.

    Advice: "Just continue the overall development with his body, working on his conditioning, getting stronger while maintaining his weight and flexibility," Spoelstra said. "And he will have to be able to absorb more minutes, more responsibility, more games, which is a different level of training in the weight room." He put up first-round value in standard leagues despite playing 29.1 minutes per game last season, so the promise of a larger role means his value should be safe. For what it's worth, Spoelstra said that HW has the potential to be one of the best players in the league. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:07 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 Aug 18, 6:57 pm
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