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  • Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) flying with Hornets
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (dislocated shoulder) will meet the Hornets in Miami on Sunday before flying with the team to Charlotte.

    Advice: The severity of MKG's injury has yet to be determined, but it's somewhat encouraging that he's joining the team one day after the dislocation. Nicolas Batum won't play Sunday as a precaution but he's the perceived favorite to start at SF in MKG's absence, with Jeremy Lamb a likely option at SG. The Hornets are hoping that arrangement won't last long. We'll update MKG's timetable as soon as more details emerge. 39 minutes ago
  • George Karl apologized to DeMarcus Cousins
    Kings coach George Karl apologized for suggesting that DeMarcus Cousins wasn't "untradeable," saying, "That was wrong for me to say, because [the media] took it and blew it up into crazy."

    Advice: "It’s my responsibility to be smart enough to not say things like that," Karl said. "So I did apologize [to Cousins] because I thought that was ... the only thing that got us separated." They have reportedly mended their relationship since that rift and Karl is obviously eager to move past the drama, which is great news for everyone involved. Cousins is poised for a monster season as the centerpiece of the revamped Kings. 50 minutes ago
  • Steven Adams (back) won't scrimmage Sunday
    Steven Adams (sore back) will not play in Sunday's scrimmage.

    Advice: He did work out earlier in the day but isn't ready for a full practice, and we're considering him day-to-day as OKC prepares to open their preseason vs. the Wolves on Oct. 7. Adams averaged 7.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 25.3 minutes per game last season, and he's a negligible fantasy player while Enes Kanter and Serge Ibaka are healthy. 59 minutes ago
  • Dwight Howard OK with preseason back-to-back
    Dwight Howard wouldn't mind playing in back-to-back preseason games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Advice: "Why wouldn’t I?," Howard said. "I’m healthy so I want to play. It’s a long season. We got to get our bodies back into condition of playing basketball." Kevin McHale said that he'll rest some players on Wednesday and it wouldn't be surprising if Dwight is among the DNP-CDs, but all signs point to him being 100 percent on opening night. Today, 1:11 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) limited on Sunday
    Chandler Parsons (knee) will be limited during Sunday's training camp practice.

    Advice: Parsons told a crowd of Mavs fans that his knee "is getting better every day," but there have been no substantial updates lately. He had a modified and less-severe microfracture surgery on May 1 and there are no guarantees that he'll be ready for opening night. Once fully healthy, however, Parsons should have a huge role in the Mavs' rebuilt offense. Today, 1:08 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) back at practice Sunday
    Terrence Jones (ribs) practiced on Sunday and "seemed in good spirits" when leaving the arena.

    Advice: Jones bruised his ribs and his speedy return to practice suggests that he'll play in Tuesday's exhibition. Health is the biggest hurdle for Jones this season, who has the potential for a breakout season starting ahead of Donatas Motiejunas at PF. Today, 12:15 pm
  • Nicolas Batum may start at SF w/ MKG injured
    Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell expects Nicolas Batum to start at small forward until Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) returns to action.

    Advice: MKG dislocated his shoulder but the extent of the damage is unclear, but a timetable for his return should emerge this week. Head coach Steve Clifford isn't inclined to give Marvin Williams many minutes at SF, which all but forces Batum into the position given Charlotte's lack of depth at the position. Jeremy Lamb, Troy Daniels or P.J. Hairston could start at SG if Batum does temporarily shift to SF. We won't have any immediate clarity since Clifford is resting Batum on Sunday. Today, 11:33 am
  • Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) ramping up workouts
    Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) is ramping up his workouts.

    Advice: Vucevic was held out of Saturday's game vs. the Hornets, but head coach Scott Skiles said he could have played if it was the regular season. The Magic big man is simply dealing with a mild strain and was able to take some jump shots at practice on Sunday. Vucevic should be fine in a couple days, and prospective owners shouldn't be worried. Today, 10:11 am
  • Evan Fournier (ankle) is making progress
    Evan Fournier (ankle) is reportedly close to making a return.

    Advice: He was able to get in a full practice on Sunday according to head coach Scott Skiles, and Fournier is optimistic about playing in Wednesday's game because his ankle is responding well. Fournier will have to earn his minutes in a crowded wing rotation, so he is only on the radar in deeper formats. Today, 10:08 am
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) returns to action
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) scored 10 points with five boards, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Zeller made all three of his shots from the field, but he finished just 4-of-9 from the charity stripe. Frank Kaminsky played just 10 minutes, but the Hornets are more than likely just experimenting with different rotations and nothing is set in stone by any means. For now, Kaminsky is still the power forward to own in Charlotte, but things could change by the end of the preseason. Today, 8:41 am
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 16 points on Saturday
    Jeremy Lamb scored 16 points in 25 minutes in Saturday's preseason win over the Magic.

    Advice: He also added four boards, one assist and two 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) is in danger of missing some time depending on the results of Monday's evaluation, so Lamb could have a sizable role right out of the gate. Lamb is on the radar in deeper formats. Today, 8:35 am
  • Alvin Gentry praises Eric Gordon
    Pelicans head coach praised Eric Gordon before Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: "I like him," Gentry said regarding Gordon. "I offered him a max contract five years ago. I’ve always been a fan of Eric’s. I just think he’s a terrific player and he’s finally healthy, too. It’s really annoying when you’re a good player and there’s always these little nagging injuries, but I think his body looks great. I think he’s going to have a great year." Gordon looked strong on Saturday with 16 points, three boards, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes, and it looks like he is poised for a big year in Gentry's up-tempo offense. Today, 8:14 am
  • Brook Lopez wants to be a playmaker
    Brook Lopez said that he wants to improve as a playmaker this season.

    Advice: "I think it's again becoming more of a leader on the court, and becoming a playmaker in general," Lopez said. "A lot of times in my career, I've been the end point, the termination point of a lot of plays, just scoring the ball. I'd like to be in a position to have plays run through me and share the ball, make plays. Still score, obviously, but make plays, as well." Lopez averaged just 0.7 assists per game last season, so it would be nice for him to add some versatility to his game. Lopez is also hoping to shoot some 3-pointers, but fantasy owners should temper their expectations until we see proof. Today, 7:19 am
  • Anthony says he has 4-5 good years left
    Carmelo Anthony said that he can play at a high level for another four or five years.

    Advice: "If I was a guy who kind of played above the rim and played at a fast pace and just running and jumping -- that was my game, very athletic -- then I’d probably be sitting here singing a different tune," Anthony said. "But the way that I play, the way that I know how to pace myself, the way I know how to pick my spots out on the basketball court, I’m not a guy who’s playing above the rim every play so it works in my favor." Anthony's knee has reportedly held up well during training camp, and he could increase his fantasy stock with some strong performances in the preseason. Today, 6:43 am
  • George Karl says Seth Curry is impressive
    Kings head coach George Karl said that Seth Curry has been impressive during training camp.

    Advice: "Seth is pretty explosive and impressive at times," Karl said. "Again, rookies, young players have trouble finding a consistency, finding a personality on a team. This would be a different camp if this team had been together, but you have 10 guys searching for their part and what they’re going to be. So no one is allowing someone to have an opportunity. It’s a fight." Curry should make the final roster and his contract is guaranteed, but he likely won't make a fantasy impact while the Kings are at full strength. Today, 6:30 am
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has dislocated shoulder
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: A dislocated shoulder is much worse than a dislocated finger and it almost certainly will cost him some time. All injuries are different, but Kevin Love needed 4-6 months off while Iman Shumpert needed just one month last year. This will all come down to if he needs surgery or not. Kidd-Gilchrist will be evaluated on Monday. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • X-rays negative on Kidd-Gilchrist's shoulder
    X-rays were negative on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) on Saturday and he will not travel with the team.

    Advice: This is good news, but he's not out of the wood yet. Kidd-Gilchrist will be re-evaluated on Monday in Charlotte, which likely includes an MRI. The Hornets were really counting on him this year, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Hopefully, his MRI comes back clean. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Batum looks great in his first game
    Nicolas Batum made his Hornets preseason debut on Saturday, scoring 14 points with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He is really in a position to succeed and should be among the NBA's best dime-producing wings to go with a litany of other stats. After a horrible start in 2014-15, Batum could be a steal in the fourth or fifth rounds. Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • MIchael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) taken to hospital
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) was taken to the hospital to get X-rays.

    Advice: Not good. The X-rays will be looking for any sort of severe dislocation of his shoulder or perhaps he hurt his collarbone after falling face first. This would be a brutal blow for MKG and the Hornets, who would be razor thin at the three. Marvin Williams and P.J. Hairston would get most of the run there with Marvin having value in deep leagues. Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hurts his shoulder
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a right shoulder injury on Saturday.

    Advice: He slipped, fell hard, and tweaked his shoulder on the crash landing. Kidd-Gilchrist was holding his shoulder in his way back to the locker room. We'll be looking for an update on this one. If he's out, we should see a lot more of Marvin Williams playing small forward. Yesterday, 5:58 pm
  • Evan Fournier out on Saturday
    Evan Fournier (ankle) will not play on Saturday.

    Advice: The injury isn't serious and coach Scott Sklies said Fournier and Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) would play today in an important game. Fournier could see less minutes due to the team likely looking to improve on his 25th-ranked defensive efficiency. Yesterday, 2:23 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) hopeful to play Tuesday
    Terrence Jones (ribs) is hopeful to play Tuesday after suffering a rib injury on Thursday.

    Advice: Last season, he was hit in the ribs, which sent him to the hospital and cost him weeks of playing time. Jones did some shooting in practice on Wednesday and this shouldn't affect his status for the regular season. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) out, Jones could have a hot start this year. Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Skiles: Vucevic (shoulder) is day-to-day
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Vucevic will not be playing in Saturday's game vs. the Hornets because the Magic don't want him to aggravate his shoulder. The good news is that he should be fine with a couple days rest, and Vucevic even said that he would play if it was a regular season game. Prospective owners have nothing to worry about and he still looks like a solid early-round pick. Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) should be back soon
    Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said that he would be shocked if Terrence Jones (ribs) didn't return to practice in a few days.

    Advice: This is great news and confirms that the Rockets aren't concerned with the injury. Jones is simply dealing with bruised ribs, but the Rockets have every right to play it safe during the preseason. Donatas Motiejunas (back) still doesn't have a timetable to return, so Jones should have no problem winning the starting power forward spot. Yesterday, 7:06 am
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) misses practice again
    Terrence Jones (ribs) sat out of Friday's practice.

    Advice: Jones is simply dealing with bruised ribs, so hopefully he will be able to return to the court soon. Donatas Motiejunas is still sidelined with a bakc injury and doesn't have a timetable, so Jones has no reason to rush back before he is 100 percent. As long as he is healthy prior to the season, Jones is an excellent mid-round target. Friday, 12:19 pm
  • Steven Adams has a back injury
    Steven Adams (back) did not take part in contact drills on Friday.

    Advice: He just has some back soreness and is questionable to play on Sunday. Adams won't have much fantasy value while OKC is healthy up front. Friday, 11:59 am
  • Nikola Vucevic unlikely to play Saturday
    Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) is unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Vucevic has no history of shoulder injuries and the Magic are calling him day-to-day, so there is no reason to be concerned. Vucevic is still a solid early-round target after averaging 19.3 points, 10.9 boards and 2.0 assists per game last season. Additionally, Aaron Gordon (jaw) and Evan Fournier (ankle) will not be available to play as expected. Friday, 10:36 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins taking 3s in practice
    DeMarcus Cousins has been taking 3-point shots in practice, and beat reporter Jason Jones said that will be a part of his game this season.

    Advice: Cousins has connected on just 11 of his 69 three-point attempts throughout his five-year career, so we'd like to see him do this on a consistent level before getting too excited about it. Still, Cousins was a top-10 asset in standard 9-cat leagues last year on a per-game basis, and there's no reason to think he can't take another step in his development during Year-6. He'll make for a quality first-round selection on draft day. Thursday, 2:54 pm
  • Steven Adams (back) doesn't practice Thursday
    Steven Adams did not practice on Thursday due to back soreness, but it is not being considered serious.

    Advice: Adams will likely be stuck playing limited minutes behind Enes Kanter this season, so there's no reason to target him in standard leagues on draft day. Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Terrence Jones just dealing with bruised ribs
    Updating a previous report, Terrence Jones is merely dealing with bruised ribs, and it is not considered serious.

    Advice: Jones was forced to sit out Thursday's practice, but there's no reason to panic over bruised ribs. He's in a contract year, and will need to prove that last year's injury plagued disaster was nothing more than a fluke. With no clear return date in site for Donatas Motiejunas, Jones will have very little competition for playing time, and we like him as a bounce-back candidate. He's someone to strongly consider towards the middle rounds on draft day. Thursday, 2:07 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) doesn't practice Thurs
    Terrence Jones was withheld from Thursday's practice after hurting his ribs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones missed some time last season with a rib injury, but there's currently no reports detailing the severity of this most recent injury. His absence from Thursday's practice is more than likely nothing more than a precautionary measure, but we'll be sure to continue to track his progress closely. Injuries derailed Jones 2014-15 campaign, but through 33 games he still managed to put up 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. He does carry a bit of risk, but given that he's in a contract year and he has very little competition for the starting four-spot in Houston, we like him as a mid-round gamble on draft day. Thursday, 12:53 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) sits out practice
    Nikola Vucevic did not practice with the Magic on Thursday due to a shoulder strain.

    Advice: Head coach Scott Skiles is calling Vucevic day-to-day, but given that he doesn't have a history of dealing with shoulder injuries, we wouldn't read too much into this. Skiles also said that he believes Vucevic can "absolutely" reach another level, so he'll make for a solid early-round target after posting averages of 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last season. Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Carmelo Anthony thinks Knicks can compete
    Carmelo Anthony thinks the Knicks can compete for a championship.

    Advice: While many may (rightfully) chuckle at the notion, Melo thinks the Knicks can make some noise this season. "S---, we're competing. People might not believe that, but we're definitely competing for that," Anthony said. "That's always going to be the goal. Whether we get there or not depends on us and what we're doing. That's always our big-picture goal." Melo makes for a risky draft pick after playing just 40 games last season, but he's still worth an early-round pick for fantasy owners willing to assume some risk. Thursday, 7:22 am
  • Dwight Howard says he has 10 years left
    Dwight Howard said he thinks he has at least 10 years left in the NBA.

    Advice: While Howard is able to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 season, he isn't entertaining talk that the contract might be his last. "Y'all acting like I'm about to retire," Howard said. "I mean, I feel good. I'm 29 years old regardless of me being in the league for 12 years, I'm fairly young. I got about a good 10 years left in me. I'm going to give everything I got for these 10, 11 years I got left." Though he's suspended for the opener, Howard looks healthy to start the season and is a solid mid-round pick for fantasy owners willing to assume his injury risk and horrible free throw percentages. Thursday, 6:17 am
  • Carmelo Anthony feels good after practice
    Carmelo Anthony said that he felt good physically after going through a full practice with the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: "It went good, got through a full practice," Anthony said. "Everything felt good. Just got excited about getting through the drills, being able to get back on the court again." Anthony will enter the 2015-16 season healthy, and he'll look to prove that he's still got it entering his 13th NBA season. He'll make for a risky early-round selection on draft day. Tuesday, 2:14 pm
  • McHale says Terrence Jones looks 'fresh'
    Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said on Tuesday that Terrence Jones looked "especially fresh" and he was "quick in his decision making" during Houston's first practice.

    Advice: With Donatas Motiejunas recovering from offseason back surgery, and no clear return date in site, Jones will enter camp with zero competition for the starting power forward position. He only made it through 33 games last season due to a strange nerve issue in his league, but his averages of 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 0.4 three-pointers per game show his upside. Jones is in a contract year and is a prime bounce-back candidate, so he’ll make for a fine mid-round selection n draft day. Tuesday, 12:22 pm
  • George Karl happy with DeMarcus Cousins
    Kings head coach George Karl said he's happy with DeMarcus Cousins' summer.

    Advice: While Karl and Cousins have reportedly been at odds since Karl joined the Kings, the frost seems to be cooling between the two. "If I had to grade my guys on giving me a summer, Cousins gave me an A+ summer," Karl said. We'll have to wait and see how Cousins and Karl can coexist, but fantasy owners should feel good about targeting DMC towards the end of the first round of fantasy drafts. Tuesday, 7:15 am
  • Chandler Parsons not happy w/ DeAndre Jordan
    Chandler Parsons (knee) said he's still friendly with DeAndre Jordan, but isn't happy with how Jordan's free agency decision went down.

    Advice: Parsons said he has spoken to Jordan a couple times since the latter spurned the Mavericks for the Clippers, but added their relationship is different. "[DeAndre Jordan is] one of the best young centers in the NBA, and I wanted to play with him," Parsons said. "He could have made us great. But he screwed us over." Parsons is hoping to be ready for training camp and could end up being a draft day steal if he falls in fantasy drafts. Tuesday, 7:02 am
  • Evan Fournier open to extension with Magic
    Evan Fourner (ankle) said he would welcome an extension with the Orlando Magic.

    Advice: Fournier will become a restricted free agent after the 2015-16 season if he and the Magic don't agree to an extension before the October 31 deadline, but the 22-year-old is hoping it doesn't come to that. "It would be awesome," Fournier said. "But, to be honest, I don't even think about it because that's not in my power. That's not in my hands." Fournier should be healthy to start the regular season despite his current ankle injury, but he won't see enough minutes to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 6:50 am
  • Chandler Parsons could play some point guard?
    Chandler Parsons (knee) could see some time at point guard this year.

    Advice: The Mavs do have Devin Harris and Ray Felton while hopefully Deron Williams can stay healthy. Parsons is set for a lot of responsibility this year and he could put up some huge numbers as long as he stays healthy. He could be a steal in the middle rounds. Sep 28, 12:05 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb could see minutes at SF
    Jeremy Lamb could see occasional minutes at small forward.

    Advice: "He’s big, can really shoot and he can pass. I would say if he does those things he can be a big part (of this team) and have a good year," Steve Clifford said. Lamb will get a chance to prove he should be a part of Charlotte's rotation, but he'll have to show what he's got quickly in order to avoid a similar fate to the one he endured with the Thunder. Sep 28, 11:31 am
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) has no limits now
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) is not limited "at all" entering the season.

    Advice: Although Melo and the Knicks want to gauge his knee in training camp, Anthony has already run, jump, cut and taken contact, so it sounds like the monitoring will simply be for precautionary measures. New York needs Anthony to enjoy a rebound season in the worst way, and Anthony is motivated to prove that he's still firmly among the game's elite players. Sep 28, 7:45 am
  • Divac: Cousins, Karl now on the same page
    Vlade Divac believes George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins are now on the same page.

    Advice: After what we'll call an up-and-down offseason between Karl and Cousins, the two seem to be able to play in the same sandbox together...for now. Divac feels good about the team he's built, but none of it will matter if Cousins and Karl can't operate out of the same playbook for the duration of the season. Sep 28, 7:08 am
  • Knicks to monitor Carmelo (knee) in camp
    The Knicks will monitor Carmelo Anthony's knee when training camp opens this week.

    Advice: Although Melo is fully cleared, the team wants to "gauge his workload," according to coach Derek Fisher. "It’s a long season,’’ Anthony said. "No need to go after it in four, five days of training camp. I want to monitor it. They want to monitor it." Despite the early limitations, Anthony is all systems go as he looks to rebound from a disastrous 2014-15 season. Sep 28, 6:07 am
  • Chandler Parsons had microfracture surgery
    Chandler Parsons (knee) had "minor hybrid" microfracture surgery on May 1, according to beat writer Tim MacMahon.

    Advice: The Mavericks have been stingy with details about the operation, referring to it as "arthroscopic surgery to address a cartilage injury," but it reportedly involved a bone marrow transplant to help rebuild his damaged cartilage. It was not a typical microfracture surgery, which would have required a longer rehab, but Parsons still hasn't been cleared for full participation at training camp. He's optimistic that he'll play on opening night but the knee surgery adds significant risk for a mid-round pick. Sep 27, 7:52 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony on knee: 'I'm back'
    When asked how his surgically-repaired knee was feeling, Carmelo Anthony simply said, "I'm back."

    Advice: Anthony is fully cleared for training camp and is set to enter the season at 100 percent. His value has plummeted due to injury concerns, but he could be a steal in the middle rounds if he quickly finds his form. We will be watching him very closely during the preseason to see if there are any lingering effects from his knee surgery. Sep 27, 10:47 am
  • Skiles wants Vucevic to improve on defense
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that he wants Nikola Vucevic to improve on the defensive end.

    Advice: Additionally, Skiles said that he wants Vucevic to battle in the post more in an effort to generate more free throw attempts. Skiles believes that Vucevic can "absolutely" reach another level, so it sounds like he is eager to help him develop. After averaging 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists last season, Vucevic will be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts. Sep 27, 9:34 am
  • Dwight Howard will be rested during season
    According to the Houston Chronicle, Dwight Howard will be rested during the regular season in an effort to keep him fresh for the playoffs.

    Advice: "Our defense last year when Dwight played was good enough," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. "I think Dwight is at the point of his career we need to shift his focus to be like the Spurs - to obviously get a very high seed but also to make sure we get the playoff-level production he's given us the last two years. He's been everything we need in the playoffs when it matters." Howard will be a full participant in training camp after battling fluid buildup in his knee last season, but the good news is that he should be able to fend off injuries better with a reduced workload. Sep 27, 8:42 am
  • Evan Fournier (ankle) likely out two weeks
    Evan Fournier estimated that he will miss approximately two weeks because of his sprained right ankle.

    Advice: Fournier did say that he will "definitely" be ready for the season opener on Oct. 28, but you never want to see a player miss training camp. Head coach Scott Skiles has indicated that the Magic will be a defensive-minded team this season, so that doesn't bode well for Fournier's fantasy outlook. As long as Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are healthy, Fournier won't see enough minutes to make an impact in standard leagues. We will update his status as soon as we know more. Sep 27, 6:09 am
  • Not looking good for Fournier?
    When asked about Evan Fournier, coach Scott Skiles said the team will be "more of a defensive-minded team."

    Advice: That's not a good sign for Fournier and he might see his minutes decrease. On the other hand, we should see more available minutes on the wing for Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon. Of course, trusting what Scott Skiles said isn't exactly the best idea. Sep 25, 7:10 pm
  • Hornets' PF position up for grabs at camp
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford has not decided who will start at power forward this season.

    Advice: Cody Zeller started 45 games last year but he didn't exactly lock up the job, averaging 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. Frank Kaminsky could win the position battle with a strong training camp and he's a more attractive fantasy target if you're in need of a final-round PF. Sep 25, 10:54 am
  • Nicolas Batum confirmed as Hornets' SG
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford confirmed that Nicolas Batum will start at SG this season.

    Advice: He'll join Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Jefferson, with the PF position still undecided. Clifford has said repeatedly that Batum will be a focal point offensively and we're anticipating a solid bounce-back season for the 26-year-old. As a reminder of his upside, it was only two seasons ago that he averaged 13.0 points, 1.8 threes, 7.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. Sep 25, 10:51 am
  • Brook Lopez may shoot some 3-pointers
    Nets coach Lionel Hollins said that Brook Lopez may shoot some 3-pointers this season.

    Advice: "He’s been working on [3-pointers]," Hollins said, "so it may be sometimes we might let him be out there." Offseason optimism is unlimited but Lopez is a combined 1-of-17 from downtown in his seven-year career, which should stifle any expectations that he'll be a plus-contributor from beyond the arc this year. Sep 25, 10:20 am
  • Evan Fournier (ankle) won't practice Saturday
    Evan Fournier will not practice when the Magic open training camp on Saturday.

    Advice: Fournier was injured in his final game at EuroBasket but the injury isn't believed to be serious, and we're considering him day-to-day. He's a marginal fantasy consideration while Victor Oladipo is healthy. Sep 25, 10:03 am
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) cleared for NYK camp
    Carmelo Anthony (knee surgery) has been fully cleared for New York's training camp.

    Advice: Melo had surgery back in February and he's had ample time to recover, but the Knicks will monitor his health throughout the preseason as a precaution. Injury concerns have caused Melo's draft stock to tumble in fantasy leagues, making him a potential value-pick toward the middle rounds of re-draft leagues. Sep 25, 7:45 am
  • Evan Fournier dealing with tweaked ankle
    Evan Fournier (ankle) tweaked his ankle during the third-place game at EuroBasket.

    Advice: Fournier's ankle injury isn't thought to be serious, but it could limit him early on in training camp. While the 22-year-old has potential, he's not someone to be targeting in standard fantasy league drafts as he won't see enough minutes to make a difference. Sep 24, 7:56 am
  • Chandler Parsons hopes to play opening night
    Chandler Parsons (knee) said he hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season.

    Advice: While saying he started the infamous DeAndre Jordan emoji battle by accident, Parsons shot down reports saying he wouldn't be ready for the regular season. "My goal is to be back for opening night," Parsons said. "I just know as a competitor and a basketball player I want to be out there opening night." We'll keep an eye on Parsons throughout training camp, but he'll come at a depressed value in fantasy drafts due to the uncertainty and could be a late-round steal if he's able to stay healthy all season. Sep 24, 6:36 am
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