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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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 26, 6:46 am
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  • Matt Barnes could get run at the four again?
    Coach Dave Joerger said Matt Barnes can be a "terrific" power forward.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with how Joerger used Barnes a ton at the four in their Memphis days. On top of the minutes at the four, Barnes should see a good chunk of minutes at the three, especially with the Rudy Gay trade rumors. Barnes has seen some solid fantasy numbers when he's rolling, so he's a sneaky late-round flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 4:23 pm
  • Joerger still has some faith in McLemore?
    Coach Dave Joerger said he’s looking for Ben McLemore to step up.

    Advice: Joerger said he’s "put his arm around" McLemore, and added how the guard had a tough road due to having so many coaches to start his career. The 23-year-old guard was the subject of trade rumors during NBA Draft season, but it would appear Joerger is going to give him a chance to redeem himself. The No. 7 pick of the 2013 draft has a ton of work to do to shake off the rough start to his career. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 4:18 pm
  • 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 Aug 25, 4:16 pm
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    Rudy Gay Sac - SF,PF
  • Joerger still won't commit to starting WCS
    Coach Dave Joerger said he hasn’t decided on starting Willie Cauley-Stein yet.

    Advice: While he didn't commit to it, Joerger did sound like he was leaning on starting Cauley-Stein. When it came to roster depth, a big portion of this ESPN podcast was about the depth at power forward, so Cauley-Stein could wind up getting many of his minutes as a backup to DeMarcus Cousins. He's a decent blocks and boards guy to take at the end fantasy drafts, but his overall upside isn't the greatest. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 4:12 pm
  • 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 Aug 25, 4:09 pm
  • J.J. Barea posts video of him working out
    J.J. Barea (knee surgery) posted a video of him getting in a work out on Instagram on Thursday.

    Advice: Barea can be seen dribbling and taking jump shots at full speed sans a knee brace, so he should be just fine when training camp rolls around after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery back in mid-June. That being said, Barea won't have much fantasy value while Deron Williams is healthy, so he's not a great guy to target in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 1:29 pm
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    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
  • 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 Aug 25, 12:50 pm
  • No beef between Bradley Beal and John Wall
    Bradley Beal's longtime shooting coach Drew Hanlen said that he doesn't believe there's a rift between Beal and John Wall.

    Advice: "I think both were saying that they’re just leaders and very vocal leaders, so at times both of them want the stage," said Hanlen regarding Wall's recent comments that the backcourt duo sometimes don't like each other on the court. "I don’t think there’s any beef between them because they are friends off the court." Beal and Wall have a complicated relationship, and there are reports out there that suggest Wall was a bit perturbed by the amount of money Washington handed to Beal during free agency. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 12:18 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cleared to return to court
    Mario Chalmers (Achilles) has been cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: This is a big step for the free agent as he continues to recover from his Achilles tear from March. Chalmers will generate some interest around the league, but he's unlikely to see enough minutes to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 10:28 am
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  • Norris Cole connected to Timberwolves
    Norris Cole's new agent has been in touch with the Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson.

    Advice: Wolfson reports that Cole's new agent called the Timberwolves this week, but there isn't a deal imminent. Cole will likely find a job as a backup point guard before training camp, but he's unlikely to have much fantasy value wherever he lands. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 9:46 am
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  • Marc Gasol says foot healing as expected
    Marc Gasol (foot) said all indications show that his foot is healing as expected.

    Advice: While Gasol told a Spanish newspaper that he was a few weeks away from playing in the Olympics, it sounds like he could be ready for training camp. "I'm really well and looking forward to starting [the season]," Gasol said. "I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All indications are that the foot is fine. I've practiced with the [Girona basketball club] juniors all I could, especially half-court sets." We'll keep an eye on the big man's recovery as training camp nears, but Gasol will be a risky fantasy pick until we know more. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 9:31 am
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  • 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 Aug 25, 9:10 am
  • Coach hopes to see Justin Anderson take step
    Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is hoping Justin Anderson will take the next step during his second year in the NBA.

    Advice: Anderson improved throughout his rookie season and his coach is hoping he can continue to develop in 2016-17. "He’s a hard worker," Carlisle said. "He loves to play, he loves to be a part of a team, and so he’s another important guy as we look towards the future." Anderson averaged just 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds last season, but he should have some value in deeper fantasy leagues playing behind Wes Matthews and Harrison Barnes. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 8:20 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 Aug 25, 7:37 am
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  • E'Twaun Moore looks to break out w/ Pelicans
    E'Twaun Moore is expecting to have a breakout season in New Orleans.

    Advice: Moore is expecting to see a bigger role with his new team and cited that as one of the reasons he signed with the Pelicans. "Oh yeah, I definitely think this will be a breakout season for me," Moore said. "I’m not a 100 percent sure how Coach Gentry wants to do it, whether he wants me to come off the bench as a sixth man or start, but it doesn’t matter to me." While Moore could have some fantasy value if the Pelicans suffer an injury or two, he isn't much more than a late-round flier in fantasy drafts at this point. Rotoworld.com Aug 25, 7:28 am
  • 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 Aug 25, 6:25 am
  • Heat view Josh McRoberts as part of the plan
    The Heat reportedly told Josh McRoberts' camp that he is "in the team's plans for this season."

    Advice: The 29-year-old forward didn't draw any interest as a trade option earlier this summer -- he's owed a guaranteed $5.8 million this year with a $6.0 million player option for 2017-18. It's uncertain whether Chris Bosh (blood clots) will be cleared to play this season, however, which leaves McRoberts with a path to fantasy relevance in Miami. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 10:10 pm
  • Van Gundy challenges Andre Drummond's effort
    Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond must "do what it takes on the mental level to get himself ready to play every night."

    Advice: According to Van Gundy, consistent effort from Drummond "hasn’t quite happened yet ... He’s not quite there all the time to where he’s ready to go." SVG went on to praise Drummond's incredible potential and his dedication to offseason improvement, adding that he's "taken a different approach to his free-throw shooting [this summer]." He may simply be trying to light a fire under Drummond, but either way it's refreshing to hear more than the usual offseason pablum. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 6:43 pm
  • 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 Aug 24, 2:56 pm
  • Lakers re-sign Tarik Black
    Lakers sign F/C Tarik Black.

    Advice: It's official after there were reports of the agreement way back in July. He's going to have a little more competition for minutes at center with the Timofey Mozgov signing and the Lakers picking up Ivica Zubac. Black is no lock to be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 12:48 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 Aug 24, 9:54 am
  • 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 Aug 23, 9:00 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 Aug 22, 3:43 pm
  • SVG: Drummond, Johnson have most potential
    Stan Van Gundy believes that Andre Drummond and Stanley Johnson have the most potential to take noticeable steps forward this season.

    Advice: "Look, [Andre Drummond's] the guy – probably he and Stanley [Johnson] are the guys who can, I think, based on their age and what they’ve done and what they’re capable of doing, who have the potential to make the biggest jumps." SVG still believes that Drummond is the face of the Pistons' franchise and said that the big man has taken a different mental approach to his free-throw shooting this offseason. While he will be an elite source of points, boards, blocks and steals, his owners will still likely need to punt free throws considering he shot 35.5 percent from the line last season. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:13 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Aug 19, 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 Aug 19, 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 Aug 18, 6:57 pm
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