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  • Hopla hopes to improve Drummond's FT shooting
    Pistons' shooting coach Dave Hopla said that his goal is to get Andre Drummond to be able to hit at least 50 percent of his free throw attempts.

    Advice: Drummond shot a putrid 38.9 percent from the charity stripe last season, so that area of his game could certainly use some improvement. While he's still a guy that will tank any team’s free throw percentage, if we ignore that category, Drummond is a top-10 asset to own in standard 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:14 pm
  • Jarrett Jack ready to prove he's a starter
    Jarrett Jack said that he's ready to prove that he's a starting caliber point guard in the NBA.

    Advice: "I've started in New Orleans," Jack said. "And I've had countless other times- I started in Toronto. I've started in a few places so we're just going to have to wait and see. Just answering questions is not going to show or prove anything on my behalf, so I'm just waiting until I can show and prove." Jack is projected to be the starting point guard for the Nets on opening night, and after averaging 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.7 three-pointers and 3.3 turnovers through 27 games as a starter last season, he'll be worth a late-middle round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:01 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk struggles with his shot in loss
    Kelly Olynyk (knee) struggled to get it going during Canada's loss to Argentina on Tuesday, scoring 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, four assists, one block and three turnovers through 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Some rust was to be expected for Olynyk, who had spent the past week on the sidelines due to a very minor knee injury. The good news was that he looked healthy, and didn't appear to have any issues with the knee, but the bad news was that he was absolutely destroyed by Luis Scola to the tune of 35 points. Olynyk is going to have a tough time getting consistent minutes in Boston's crowded frontcourt rotation this upcoming season, so there's no reason to draft him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:49 pm
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  • Wiggins scores 16 points in loss to Argentina
    Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting during Canada's loss to Argentina at the FIBA Americas tournament on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and two turnovers through 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Wiggins had a few highlight-reel dunks during the contest, but Canada ultimately came up short. Anthony Bennett also had a nice showing, accumulating 16 points, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block and two turnovers through 21 minutes of action, and Nik Stauskas scored just seven points on 2-of-5 shooting. While Wiggins is worth a late-middle round selection on draft day, Stauskas can only be viewed as a late-round flier, and Bennett simply isn't worth drafting. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:37 pm
  • Scola puts up massive double-double in win
    Luis Scola went berserk for the Argentinian National Team on Tuesday, scoring 35 points on 13-of-26 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover in a win over Canada.

    Advice: Scola also went 9-of-14 from the charity stripe for good measure, and Kelly Olynyk simply could not contain him. However, he'll likely come off the bench behind Patrick Patterson in Toronto next season, so there's no reason to draft him in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:29 pm
  • Pat Riley will go after Kevin Durant in 2016
    Pat Riley will likely try and bring Kevin Durant to Miami during free agency in 2016.

    Advice: Durant will be an unrestricted free agent next season, so you can go ahead and add Miami to list of the 29 other teams that will be vying for his services. Riley has worked some magic before, but he'd have to do some very fancy maneuvering with his current players' contracts in order to have a shot at nabbing the Durantula in 2016. As for this season, reports are that Durant will enter training camp 100 percent healthy after only making it through 27 games last season, so he'll be worth a top-4 selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:08 pm
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  • Bogdanovic on track to play at EuroBasket
    Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) was spotted going through some shooting drills on Tuesday, and he's on schedule to play in Croatia's first game of the EuroBasket tournament on Saturday vs. Slovenia.

    Advice: Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during one of Croatia's exhibition games against Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 27, and then sat out Craotia's proceeding exhibition game as a precaution. However, it sounds like his ankle injury was of the minor variety, and this isn't likely to be an issue that lingers into training camp. Bogdanovic has said that he's expecting a larger role with the Nets this upcoming season, so he could be worth a late-round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:20 pm
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  • R.J. Hunter trying to improve as a defender
    R.J. Hunter has been working hard to improve on the defensive end this summer.

    Advice: Hunter will be fighting for minutes in a very crowded backcourt rotation in Boston, so he's not someone we'd recommend targeting in standard fantasy leagues on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:51 pm
  • Kosta Koufos excited to play for George Karl
    Kosta Koufos said that he is looking forward to playing for George Karl in Sacramento this upcoming season.

    Advice: "[Karl is] one of the best coaches in the NBA," said Koufos. "He gets the best out of his players and I'm very excited." Koufos will be challenging rookie Willie Cauley-Stein for minutes in Sacramento's frontcourt, and it’s possible he begins the 2015-16 season as a starter for the Kings. We'll be watching this position battle closely over the course of the preseason, but even as a starter, it's unlikely Koufos would offer much fantasy value to owners in standard leagues. Cauley-Stein offers much more upside, and is worth a late-round selection in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk will start for Canada on Tuesday
    Kelly Olynyk will be in the starting lineup for the Canadian National Team on Tuesday as they take on Argentina in the FIBA Americas tournament.

    Advice: We can officially put to rest any concerns about Olynyk's minor knee injury with this news. However, he'll be competing for playing time with Amir Johnson, Jared Sullinger and David Lee next season, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:30 pm
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  • James may not sign long-term until 2017
    LeBron James may not sign a long-term deal with the Cavs until the summer of 2017.

    Advice: James is one of the unique talents around the league that can safely sign short-term deal after short-term deal until he feels the timing is right to lockup a long-term contract. The salary cap is expected to reach well over $100 million by 2017, meaning James could potentially sign a max-contract that would pay him roughly $35 million a season. James has a player option for next season, but he will almost assuredly opt out next summer, in order to maximize his potential earnings. He'll be a top-8 selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
  • Tristan Thompson still seeking max contract
    Tristan Thompson reportedly won't accept less than a max contract from the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Cavs have reportedly offered Thompson a five-year, $80 million contract, but the 24-year-old is holding out for a max contract, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. "A league source tells me that his agent, Rich Paul, has already made it clear to the Cleveland Cavaliers that Thompson will not sign a long-term deal unless it is a max deal," Bucher reported. While Thompson may be looking for a max contract, he isn't worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues as long as Kevin Love is healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:45 am
  • Tyler Zeller has had extension talks w/Celts
    The Celtics have had extension talks with Tyler Zeller, according to president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

    Advice: Ainge said he has had preliminary talks with the agents of both Zeller and Jared Sullinger in advance of the October 31 dealine. "Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward," Ainge said. "So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them, probably during the month of October." We'll keep an eye on Zeller's contract situation, but he's not worth a draft pick in standard fantasy leagues after averaging 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks per game last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:41 am
  • Cory Joseph excited for FIBA Americas
    Cory Joseph said he's excited to play in the FIBA Americas tournament.

    Advice: Joseph and Team Canada will first play Argentina on Tuesday and the 24-year-old is looking forward to the start of the tournament. "For sure we’re itching to play the games now," Joseph said on Monday. "We’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time now." While Joseph will see an increase in minutes from last season, he's unlikely to put up numbers that will warrant a spot on standard-league fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 am
  • Jorge Gutierrez impresses at FIBA Americas
    Jorge Gutierrez scored 16 points to go with six assists, four rebounds, and two steals in Mexico's 84-66 over the Dominican Republic.

    Advice: While Gutierrez had a solid game for Team Mexico, he is the fourth point guard on Milwaukee's roster and will struggle to find consistent minutes in head coach Jason Kidd's rotation. The 26-year-old could find some fantasy relevance in deeper leagues if the Bucks are hit by the injury bug, but fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to to move on. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:49 am
  • Clippers sign F/C Chuck Hayes
    Clippers sign F/C Chuck Hayes.

    Advice: After the Rockets backed out of a deal to sign him last week, the 32-year-old will now head to Los Angeles to join the Clippers. While he'll help provide the Clips with veteran leadership off the bench, he only played 8.8 minutes per game last season and shouldn't be drafted in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:23 am
  • Chris McCullough bulking up for NBA season
    Chris McCullough said he's put on 13 pounds since the NBA Draft as he's been bulking up in advance of the regular season.

    Advice: During a recent interview, the rookie added that he's been working on "right hooks, left hooks, ball-handling" as he continues his rehab from a torn ACL he suffered in January. While McCullough may develop into a rotational player for the Nets, he's stuck behind Thaddeus Young and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Mavericks encouraged by Deron Williams
    The Mavericks are reportedly encouraged by what they've seen from Deron Williams this offseason.

    Advice: Williams has looked quick and lean in informal AAC workouts, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas as the 31-year-old knows he has a lot to prove. While Williams will look for a fresh start in Dallas, he only averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 68 games with the Nets last season and shouldn't be taken any earlier than the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:47 am
  • Anthony Bennett playing w/newfound confidence
    Anthony Bennett said his recent improved play is due to a newfound confidence.

    Advice: Bennett was asked about his recent strong play for the Canadian national team and answered that his attitude is making a difference. "[I'm] just playing with confidence, pretty much," the 22-year-old forward responded. "Just going out there, playing defense, running the court. Just doing the little things first and trying to make offense come to me." While Bennett's recent play has been encouraging, he still has a long way to go before he become relevant in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
  • Chuck Wagon headed to Clippers
    Chuck Hayes will sign with the Clippers.

    Advice: He only played 8.8 minutes per game with the Raptors last season and he's almost certainly not going to be in the rotation. Hayes is a good locker room guy and the Clippers are already really deep, so it's easy to like this small pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:42 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk goes through practice
    Kelly Olynyk went through a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: He looks to be over his knee issue and should definitely be 100 percent to start the season. However, Olynyk is suspended for the opener and his minutes will likely decrease with Amir Johnson and David Lee around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:25 pm
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  • Jim Buss calls Russell 'potential superstar'
    Jim Buss called D'Angelo Russell a "potential superstar."

    Advice: Explaining the decision to draft Russell, Buss explained the Lakers' thinking, "It was a long, long process that we decided to go with Russell. He's just very impressive. We saw an upside of being a potential superstar in the league." While Russell didn't look great in preseason, he took his struggles in stride, looked to make improvements and showed flashes of why the Lakers are so high on his future. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Nicholson keeping bigger picture in mind
    Andrew Nicholson is keeping the bigger picture in mind when it comes to his role with the Magic.

    Advice: "You know, whatever it takes for us to be successful as a team, as a whole. I mean, people remember the wins as a team, not the individual stats and stuff. So as long as we keep winning, we're good," he said. A once intriguing fantasy commodity, Nicholson has fallen off a cliff now that he's been buried in Orlando's rotation. A trade is his best chance at resuscitating any value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:37 am
  • Myers 'focused and motivated' on Ezeli deal
    Warriors GM Bob Myers said his team is "focused and motivated" to reach an extension with Festus Ezeli.

    Advice: There was speculation that Ezeli could command upwards of $10 million annually on his next deal, so perhaps the two sides may find a little difficulty in coming together on common ground when it comes to the big man's value. He'll again serve as the primary backup behind Andrew Bogut for the 2015-16 season, which means he'll need a Bogut injury to be relevant in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:01 am
  • Casspi: WCS potential is 'out the roof'
    Omri Casspi said Willie Cauley-Stein's potential is "out the roof."

    Advice: "I really see him being a lockdown defender 2 through 5 or 1 through 4. Basically, he can guard every position, which means a lot in today's game." Cauley-Stein will likely be limited to playing backup behind Kosta Koufos and DeMarcus Cousins during his first year, but the Kings won't be afraid to give him a bigger role if he proves capable of earning one early. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • MKG doesn't feel pressure after new contract
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist said he doesn't feel any added pressure now that he's signed a four-year, $52 million contract.

    Advice: "This isn’t pressure. This is adding fuel to the fire. But as far as the pressure part? I’m comfortable in my own skin. I work as hard as I can every day," he said. Kidd-Gilchrist also added that he's not going to change the way he plays. While he is a core player in reality for Charlotte, MKG is not much of a fantasy option for owners in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
  • Markieff Morris, Suns still in trade standoff
    The Suns have no plans to fulfill Markieff Morris' trade request.

    Advice: This has grown to be ridiculous. The situation calls for Markieff to get a reality check and realize that he can't play with his brother forever on a professional stage. Whether or not Morris is happy is a moot point. Phoenix expects him to report by the end of September for training camp, and while he would hold intriguing fantasy value in a starting role, a malcontent Markieff may be a recipe for disaster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:29 am
  • Report: Pointer headed to the D-League
    Cavs second round pick Sir'Dominic Porter is expected to play for the Canton Charge of the D-League.

    Advice: Pointer is not expected to attend training camp with the Cavs, instead reporting to D-League training camp when it opens. Reportedly "intrigued with Pointer's size and defensive tenacity," the Cavs are hoping that an investment now will pay off later. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 am
  • Kelly Olynyk (knee) returns to practice
    Kelly Olynyk (knee) returned to the court on Saturday and was able to do about 80 percent of Canada's practice.

    Advice: "I'm definitely getting better each day," Olynyk said. "I wasn't doing this back on Tuesday, Wednesday [or] Thursday. So that's definitely a positive sign." The injury was never considered serious, so Celtics fans can expect him to be 100 percent prior to training camp. With Amir Johnson, David Lee and Jared Sullinger all vying for minutes in the frontcourt, Olynyk is not a recommended target in fantasy leagues this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:17 am
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  • D'Angelo Russell downplays high turnovers
    D'Angelo Russell downplayed his poor performance at the summer league and said that he wants to "bring it when it matters."

    Advice: "If I miss 20 in a row and coach tells me to keep shooting, that’s what I’m going to do. That’s what got me here," Russell said. The Lakers have done nothing but praise the rookie since taking him with the No. 2 pick in the draft, and it's widely expected that he will be the starting point guard on opening night. Turnovers and poor shooting percentages could hamper Russell's fantasy value early on, but he has more than enough upside to warrant a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:45 am
  • Andre Drummond working on his ball handling
    Andre Drummond posted some videos on his Instagram account showing off his ball-handling skills.

    Advice: This is pretty irrelevant, but he has made it very clear on social media that he has been working hard this summer and he should be in excellent shape for the upcoming season. Drummond will be playing for a new contract this season even though it's basically a lock that he will get a max deal, but a little added motivation never hurt anybody. Drummond is an early-round target despite his terrible free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 am
  • Festus Ezeli on the upswing?
    General manager Bob Myers is expecting Festus Ezeli's stock to rise next season.

    Advice: This is somewhat telling. The Warriors may decrease Andrew Bogut's playing time and now Ezeli may be getting more of those minutes at center. This also suggests he'll get more minutes than Marreese Speights. Ezeli is a low-end target in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:55 am
  • Thaddeus Young endorses Jarrett Jack
    Thaddeus Young said he is confident that Jarrett Jack will do well as the starting point guard.

    Advice: Jack has virtually no competition for the starting role, while Shane Larkin, Ryan Boatright and Donald Sloan will compete for backup PG duties. Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.7 3-pointers in 27 starts last season, so that's a fair expectation with Deron Williams out of the picture. Jack isn't a household name by any means, so you should be able to grab him at the end of the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 am
  • LAL expecting a lot out of D'Angelo Russell
    Jim Buss said that the Lakers have high aspirations for D'Angelo Russell.

    Advice: "We've got high aspirations for him," Buss said of Russell. "We normally look to get bigs, but [Russell] was just that impressive, that we just didn't feel right passing up on him. My enthusiasm for D'Angelo Russell, I have to curb it because I'm so excited about it. He could be anything in this league." The Lakers obviously view him very highly, and he does have all the tools to become a superstar in the NBA. That being said, Russell could struggle to score efficiently and might have trouble protecting the ball in the early going, so like most rookies it will take him some time to adjust to the NBA. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:25 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic says his ankle is OK
    Bojan Bogdanovic said that his ankle is swollen and that he is receiving treatment, but he also said that he should be good in a couple of days.

    Advice: This is obviously great news and Bogdanovic should be ready to return the court in no time. The Nets have some unanswered questions at shooting guard, but Bogdanovic has an excellent chance to start and should see plenty of minutes this season. As always, we will pass along any updates on his ankle. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 am
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  • Tristan Thompson could be headed for Toronto?
    If Tristan Thompson elects to sign his qualifying offer with the Cavs this offseason, there's a possibility that he signs with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, according to sources of Michael Scotto.

    Advice: First things first, there is a ton of speculation in this report, and it all hinges on Thompson not accepting a long-term contract with the Cavs this offseason. If that's the case, we'll still have an entire season of basketball to go before any of this can be considered a remote possibility. If winning a championship is the most important thing to Thompson, it would make the most sense to play alongside LeBron James in Cleveland, but he could have more marketing opportunities playing the role of the hometown hero in Toronto, Canada. As for fantasy, Thompson won't be worth owning in most leagues playing in a limited role behind Kevin Love in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:35 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic goes down with ankle injury
    Bojan Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during Croatia's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday, and did not return to the game.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was withheld from the rest of the contest as a precautionary measure, and while he's scheduled to undergo further testing, the injury is not believed to be serious. He will not play in Friday's friendly against Israel, but remains hopeful he'll be able to compete during EuroBasket, which begins on September 5. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:08 am
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  • Chuck Hayes will not join Houston Rockets
    Chuck Hayes will not be joining the Houston Rockets, according to his agent.

    Advice: While Hayes had reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockets, his agent said that his client will not sign with the team due to salary cap issues. The Rockets want Hayes to join their coaching staff, but the 32-year-old still wants to play. We'll keep an eye on Hayes' situation, but fantasy can feel free to ignore the Chuck Wagon as doesn't provide any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:04 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 21 points
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points against Estonia during a 66-63 win.

    Advice: He's having himself a strong run with the Croatian team. We've seen this movie before with Bogdanovic, so fantasy owners shouldn't overreact and expect a breakout. Still, the Nets have a lack of scorers, so the chance for him is there. Feel free to snap him up in the last couple rounds. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:04 pm
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  • Kelly Olynyk still on track for Mexico
    Kelly Olynyk (knee) will be fine for next week's game against Mexico.

    Advice: There was never much concern on Olynyk's knee, but there's no reason to push him. He couldn't get consistent minutes with the Celtics last season, so that might be even tougher with David Lee and Amir Johnson around. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:46 pm
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  • CHA signs Kidd-Gilchrist to 4-year extension
    The Hornets officially signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a four-year, $52 million extension on Wednesday.

    Advice: "Michael is a huge part of what we are trying to build here in Charlotte," said GM Rich Cho. "He has dedicated himself to improving and expanding his game. Michael continues to develop on both ends of the court and has become a key piece of our team. We are thrilled that he is a Charlotte Hornet." MKG only managed to make it through 55 games last season, compiling averages of 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game on 46.5 percent shooting from the field and 70.1 percent from the charity stripe. He's not a great fantasy option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:55 am
  • Tyler Zeller 50/50 on taking extension w/ BOS
    Tyler Zeller is reportedly considering agreeing to an extension with the Celtics.

    Advice: If Zeller wants to maximize his value, restricted agency would likely be the best route, although there is a belief that Zeller would like to lock in to an extension now in order to give himself some security. With the additions of David Lee and Amir Johnson, it could be tough for Zeller to return to last season's averages of 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:27 am
  • Kelly Olynyk will not play for Canada on Tues
    Kelly Olynyk (knee) will not play in Canada's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.

    Advice: To be clear, the team has repeatedly stated that Olynyk's knee injury is not considered serious, and that they are just playing it safe in what is essentially a meaningless game for the Canadian National Team. The FIBA tournament starts on August 31, so we'll be watching to see if Olynyk suits up once the games matter. As for fantasy hoops, Olynyk will be playing in a very crowded rotation in Boston, and it's unlikely he earns enough minutes to warrant consideration in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:35 pm
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  • Team Canada coach says Kelly Olynyk is fine
    Team Canada head coach Jay Triano said Kelly Olynyk is fine after injuring his knee on Sunday.

    Advice: Triano said he's just sitting Olynyk for precautionary reasons as Canada plays two exhibition games in advance of the FIBA Americas Championship. While Olynyk seems to had avoided serious injury, he won't see enough time in the Celtics frontcourt to warrant a spot on fantasy rosters in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:21 am
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  • Hornets extend Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has signed a four-year extension worth $52 million with the Charlotte Hornets.

    Advice: While the Hornets have locked up their defensive stopper, it's a bit curious to see that much money go to a player with such a raw offensive game. MKG has had trouble avoiding injury during his career, but he'll see big minutes as long as he can stay healthy and should be viewed as a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:35 am
  • CHA finalizing extension with Kidd-Gilchrist
    The Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are finalizing a four-year extension worth $52 million.

    Advice: That's a lot of money for a guy who still hasn't figured out his jumper. That said, MKG is a terrific defender and he has improved as an offensive weapon. He should get plenty of minutes at small forward and a few at the four, too. He's a late-round flier at best. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 6:06 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk is fine and should OK in a week
    Kelly Olynyk (knee) will miss some game action with Team Canada, but he is fine.

    Advice: He is expected to be back to face Mexico next week. Olynyk suffered a knee injury on Sunday, but he should be good to go for camp. He'll be suspended to start the season. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 3:17 pm
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  • Olynyk's knee injury doesn't look serious
    Kelly Olynyk's knee injury does not appear to be a serious concern.

    Advice: TSN's Josh Lewenberg wrote that it looked like "Olynyk was fine" after getting his left knee wrapped and returning to the bench, but we're not completely out of the woods yet. The big man will likely receive some additional tests, and we should learn more about his status in the early portion of the week ahead. Jared Sullinger, David Lee and Amir Johnson would pick up additional time if Olynyk is forced to the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 6:00 am
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  • Andrew Wiggins' 18 pts lead Canada to victory
    Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points in his debut with Canada's senior men's team, propelling his squad to an 85-80 win vs. Argentina.

    Advice: The reigning Rookie of the Year helped Canada get off to a strong start as they seek to qualify for the Olympics. He's surrounded by a cast that includes NBA players Kelly Olynyk, Anthony Bennett, Nik Stauskas, Cory Joseph, Dwight Powell, Andrew Nicholson and Robert Sacre. Wiggins is still only 20 years old and the international experience should only help him as he prepares for his sophomore season in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 3:53 pm
  • Anthony Bennett excels in win vs. Argentina
    Anthony Bennett excelled for the Canadian national team on Sunday, posting 10 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in a win vs. Argentina.

    Advice: He was solid defensively and could have scored more if he'd taken more shots, finishing 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-3 at the FT line. He played a team-high 33 minutes and has been great during international competition this summer, which may encourage the Wolves to keep him around for the regular season. He's not a viable fantasy pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 3:51 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk injures left knee vs. Argentina
    Kelly Olynyk exited Sunday's game vs. Argentina after injuring his left knee.

    Advice: An Argentinian guard crashed into Olynyk's leg while the Canadian big man was setting a screen, and he limped off the court but quickly returned to the bench. The injury didn't look too severe, and the fact that he's not in the locker room bodes well, but we'll update his status once more is known. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 3:19 pm
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  • Rubio says Andrew Wiggins could be an MVP
    Ricky Rubio said that Andrew Wiggins could be the MVP of the league one day.

    Advice: "It’s going to be a tough season because the West is tougher," Rubio said, "but I think we’re in the right pace, we have a lot of young guys who can really play basketball, and Wiggins was the Rookie of the Year. He’s going to be a big key for us to get to the Playoffs." Wiggins averaged 20.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks on 44.6 percent shooting after the break last season, but it should be noted that the Wolves were extremely shorthanded and Wiggins was forced to play a ton of minutes. Some owners might reach for Wiggins in drafts, but he is still a nice target towards the end of the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:43 am
  • Wolves would move Bennett for right price
    Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press said that the Wolves would move Anthony Bennett for the right price, but he added that there are no active discussions right now.

    Advice: There was a report on Friday night which hinted that Portland and Minnesota were engaged in trade talks, but it's not clear what pieces were involved. However, Krawczynski denied that those talks took place, so it will be interesting to see if anything else develops. Bennett is widely considered to be a bust, and he will have to do a lot just to crack Minnesota's rotation this season. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 10:36 am
  • Thompson still expected to sign with Cavs
    Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer still thinks that Tristan Thompson will sign a long-term deal with the Cavaliers.

    Advice: This story has been dragging on for weeks, but it's still unclear if Thompson and the Cavs are closing in on a deal. Thompson's camp has basically threatened to sign a qualifying offer which would let him walk at the end of the season as an unrestricted free agent, but the Cavs should probably bite the bullet and pay him because LeBron James has made it clear that he wants Thompson back. Regardless, Thompson isn't an appealing option in fantasy as long as Kevin Love is healthy. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:25 am
  • James and Irving will see reduced minutes?
    The Cavaliers plan on reducing LeBron James and Kyrie Irving's minutes this season.

    Advice: James played 36.1 minutes per game during the regular season and that number climbed to 42.2 minutes in the playoffs. The Cavaliers expected James to do way too much down the stretch, so it makes a lot of sense to keep him fresh in the early going. The Cavaliers added Richard Jefferson in free agency and it also helps that Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith will be back. James is still a fantasy stud and this could even help him avoid potential injuries, so he is still an easy first round pick. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:16 am
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