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  • Trey Burke ready for a fresh start
    Trey Burke said he finally has an opportunity to be himself with the Wizards.

    Advice: "Last year I didn’t have the opportunity that I’ll have here. Towards the end of the year, after the deadline, they went their own route," Burke said. "I feel like I’m going to have an opportunity to be myself. I’m with an organization that will allow me to be myself. It’s a better fit for me." With John Wall (knees) limited early on in camp, Burke may have to step up and play significant minutes right out of the gate. He's got career averages of 12.1 points, 4.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.3 percent shooting, so there's not much upside here. He's just a short-term option for deep-league owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:47 pm
  • Allen Crabbe has worked on his ball-handling
    Allen Crabbe said that he worked on his ball-handling and some post moves during the offseason.

    Advice: The Blazers re-signed him to a massive four-year, $75 million deal over the summer, so it's good to hear that he's still motivated. Portland GM Neil Olshey has called him a "foundational player" and head coach Terry Stotts obviously loves him, but we'd be a lot more excited about Crabbe's fantasy outlook if the Blazers didn't bring in Evan Turner in free agency. Crabbe averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 treys on 45.9 percent shooting in 26.0 minutes per game last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • D'Antoni: Beverley will start next to Harden
    Patrick Beverley is expected to start next to James Harden this season according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: There was some concern that Beverley might move to the bench with James Harden running the offense, but Mike D'Antoni wants his defense and 3-point shooting in the first unit. The Rockets will basically use a three-guard rotation that includes Eric Gordon, but Beverley is just a late-round target for owners in need of steals and treys. He missed some workouts earlier in the week with a cut on his foot, but he has since been cleared to return to full practice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Stephen Curry plans to re-sign with GSW
    Stephen Curry made it clear that he intends to re-sign with the Warriors next summer.

    Advice: "I want to be back here. I like playing here, and that's it," Curry said. He's hoping that his contract situation won't be an issue or a distraction, and he said that he will have the same answer throughout the year. Curry will earn over $12 million this season in the final year of his deal, but he will get a max contract if he wants it during the summer of 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Darren Collison's status still up in the air
    Kings coach Dave Joerger said Darren Collison's situation as far as league discipline is still up in the air.

    Advice: Collison pleaded guilty in early September to one count of misdemeanor domestic violence, so it's basically a lock that the NBA will issue a suspension. With less than a month to go until opening night, fantasy owners should tread carefully with Collison in fantasy drafts until we get more clarity. Joerger said he's counting on Ty Lawson for a big year, so he could open the season as the starting PG with Garrett Temple backing him up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Garrett Temple will play some PG this season
    Garrett Temple will play some point guard this season according to coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: This isn't a huge surprise because the Kings don't have great depth at PG and Darren Collison is facing a suspension. The Kings did bring in Ty Lawson, so Temple will likely just be utilized as a combo guard off the bench. He's more of a defender, so his fantasy upside is limited. Ignore him on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Smart wants to shoot it more consistently
    Marcus Smart said that he wants to be a "more consistent shooter" this season.

    Advice: "My decision-making, coming off ball-screens, working to get into the lane and finishing," Smart said about his offseason training. "And as everybody knows, still working on my jump shot and becoming a more consistent shooter." That's good to hear, as Smart shot just 34.8 percent from the field and 25.3 percent from deep last season. He does have a nice path to minutes with Evan Turner moving on to Portland, but he will need to outplay the likes of Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown in order to secure a larger role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Butler likes what he has seen from Rondo
    Jimmy Butler said that Rajon Rondo has impressed him early on in camp.

    Advice: "He’s super-smart. He really sees things before they even develop out there on the basketball floor, so it makes everybody’s job a lot easier," Butler said. "And not only is he leading the team on offense, but he’s constantly talking on defense, so he’s letting everybody know where they have to be." Rondo's numbers in Sacramento were impressive with 11.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game, but the Kings led the NBA in pace last season and he will now have to share the ball with Butler and Dwyane Wade in Chicago. Some regression seems inevitable, but he's still an option in the middle rounds if you don't mind his shooting percentages. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • Shabazz Napier won't be in the rotation
    Shabazz Napier will only be used in emergency situations this year.

    Advice: The Blazers only have two true point guards on their roster in Damian Lillard and Napier, but C.J. McCollum and Evan Turner will share the backup PG duties. This isn't really a surprise considering Napier has career averages of 4.4 points on 36.1 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Dwane Casey praises Brady Heslip
    Dwane Casey praised Brady Heslip for his basketball IQ and shooting abilities following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Heslip and Fred VanVleet are currently competing for the final spot on Toronto's roster, but regardless of who makes the team, neither of these guys will have any fantasy value while the Raptors are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:14 pm
  • Vasquez expects to be ready for opening night
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) is reportedly confident he'll be good to go for the Nets' regular-season opener.

    Advice: Players tend to be overly optimistic in projecting when they'll be able to return to the court, so take this report with a grain of salt. Jeremy Lin is the starting point guard in Brooklyn, and the development of Isaiah Whitehead will likely be a priority for the Nets, so expect Vasquez to be eased into things. He won't have much fantasy value at all while the team is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • McDonough says Brandon Knight looking healthy
    Ryan McDonough said that Brandon Knight has looked "really close" to being 100 percent healthy during recent workouts.

    Advice: "Last year, he settled a lot for [jump shots] and things like that," said McDonough, "just because he didn’t feel like he had the burst to get to the paint, get to the free-throw line, absorb contact, bounce back up without potentially aggravating an injury." Knight's first 1.5 seasons in Phoenix have been ravaged by injuries, and while he's going to be coming into the 2016-17 season healthy, some questions remain about his fit alongside Eric Bledsoe and where he figures to be in the rotation with the emergence of Devin Booker. He's a risky mid-round target. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • Kupchak praises D'Angelo Russell's work ethic
    Mitch Kupchak said that D'Angelo Russell "was in the gym every day" this summer.

    Advice: "Last year he had moments of brilliance, and then also moments that clearly showed he was a 19-year-old player playing for the first time in the NBA," Kupchak said. "This offseason, which was very long, he was in the gym every day." With Kobe Bryant now a member of the retirement community, and Byron Scott no longer around to tinker with Russell's minutes, the former No. 2 overall pick could be in for a major breakout year. Target him anytime during the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Kemba Walker (knee) not cleared for contact
    Kemba Walker (knee surgery) was limited to the non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: "Kemba and Cody [Zeller] aren’t at a stage yet where they can do anything with contact. Dummy offense and shooting drills," coach Steve Clifford said following Tuesday’s first practice of training camp. Walker was initially expected to resume basketball activities in early July, so the fact that he's still being limited nearly five months removed from the knee procedure is slightly concerning. Until he's fully cleared to play, there will be some added risk in investing an early-round selection on Walker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Burks (knee, ankle) not cleared for contact
    Alec Burks (knee surgery, ankle surgery) has still not been cleared for contact.

    Advice: Burks has been going through everything other than the contact portions of practice, but the fact that he's still not been fully cleared to play despite being three months removed from the arthroscopic procedure is concerning. Burks has had some serious issues with his surgically repaired left ankle, and he only managed to make it through 58 games over the past two years, so he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues. For what it's worth, Quin Snyder said he's hopeful Burks will be cleared for opening night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
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  • LaVine says he's worked hard to be a starter
    Zach LaVine said that he worked his "butt off to become a starter" in the NBA.

    Advice: LaVine forced himself into the starting lineup last year, and had a strong finish after the All-Star break pumping in averages of 17.8 points, 2.4 treys, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard leagues. Tom Thibodeau hasn't yet committed to LaVine as a full-time starter, and there's been talk of Kris Dunn perhaps starting alongside Ricky Rubio, so it'll be interesting to see how this works itself out over training camp. Whether he's coming off the bench of starting, LaVine should flirt with minutes in the 30s and is worth a mid-round pick on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • John Wall (knees) limited at practice Tuesday
    John Wall (knees) sat out the live portions of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Wall did participate in some defensive drills, full-court drills and contact layups with the team, and Kelly Oubre said that he "looked great," although he still remains without an official timetable to return. Wall underwent procedures on both of his knees this summer, and has said that while he's hopeful for the regular-season opener, he's not going to rush his rehab. Until Wall is fully cleared, he's going to be a risky guy to invest an early-round selection on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:13 pm
  • Dante Exum says he's improved as a shooter
    Dante Exum said that he's improved as a shooter.

    Advice: This is typically something players that are coming off knee injuries say, given that it was one of the few things they could really practice when injured, but it's certainly an aspect of Exum's game that could use improvement (he shot just 34.9 percent from the field as a rookie). Exum also said that he went up against George Hill during the Jazz's practice on Tuesday, and there wasn't a point where the pair shared the same backcourt, so it sounds like Exum will begin the year strictly serving as a backup. He’s not someone to target in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
  • Suns will talk extension with Archie Goodwin
    Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the team will talk about an extension with Archie Goodwin's agent later in October.

    Advice: Goodwin is set to become a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season if an agreement is not agreed upon by the October 31 deadline, but McDonough said talks will happen. "We want to see how it goes in training camp and preseason and then we’ll revisit it as a staff probably the last week or last 10 days of October," McDonough said. Goodwin will be stuck in a backcourt logjam to start the season, but is still worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 am
  • Isaiah Thomas hoping eating healthy will help
    Isaiah Thomas is hoping his new healthy eating regime will help him take his game to the next level.

    Advice: "I changed my diet," Thomas said. "I hired a personal chef back home, and I’m eating vegetables for the first time since when my dad used to make me. I eliminated fast food." Thomas is just 27, but said he wants to eat and sleep better to keep his body in peak form. Thomas should continue to be a high-usage player with the addition of Al Horford, and is worth grabbing in the early rounds of standard league fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Ricky Rubio wants to be part of Timberwolves
    Ricky Rubio said he wants to be part of what the Timberwolves are doing.

    Advice: Trade rumors have been surrounding Rubio since the Wolves drafted Kris Dunn, but Rubio said his summer comments about wanting to play for a winner don't mean that he wants to be traded. "I didn’t say I wanted to get traded," Rubio said. "I want to play with a winner. I think we have the right mentality. It’s changing." While Rubio's shooting numbers leave something to be desired, he's still one of the better fantasy point guards out there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 am
  • Alec Burks expected to shoot more?
    Alec Burks said he is expecting to shoot more this season.

    Advice: "I’m still going to be fearless," Burks said. "I’m still going to the same things I do." Burks set a career high 25.9 usage rate last year in his 31 games, but his efficiency has dropped in each of his last two seasons. With all the depth on the Jazz, it's hard to target Burks in most formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:08 pm
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  • Dave Joerger says Lawson could have big year
    Coach Dave Joerger said he's counting on Ty Lawson to have a big season.

    Advice: The Kings are likely to lose Darren Collison for at least 10 games due to a suspension, so Lawson should have a chance to start. The 28-year-old guard has never really been super efficient, but he only had a 47.6 true shooting percentage last year. If you're looking for a quick boost at point guard for November, Lawson is an option in the last round of standard drafts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:39 pm
  • Brady Heslip getting some PG minutes?
    Brady Heslip has been working out at point guard along with his shooting guard reps.

    Advice: This could be due to Delon Wright (shoulder) being a little behind schedule. Heslip is best know for his 13 treys in a game in the D-League, but he's still a major project. He would need the Raptors to get hit with the injury bug to get minutes. He's not a lock to make the roster either. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
  • Malik Beasley (leg) will be ready for camp
    Malik Beasley (leg) will be ready for training camp.

    Advice: The No. 19 pick in the draft had a rod inserted into his leg last season at Florida State and didn't play in the summer league, but it's great to see him back. With that said, he's facing an uphill battle for playing time with Gary Harris and Jamal Murray ahead of him on the depth chart. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:07 am
  • Hornets will be careful with Kemba Walker
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he will monitor Kemba Walker's workload early in camp.

    Advice: He had knee surgery back in May and was declared to be 100 percent in early August, but it makes sense for the Hornets to ease him back into action. The knee concerns are a little worrying, but his fantasy stock is still high after he put up averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 triples per game on 42.6 percent shooting last season. His offensive role should only grow with Al Jefferson in Indiana. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:57 am
  • D'Antoni: James Harden is basically the PG
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said James Harden is basically the point guard when he's on the floor.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise to hear whatsoever. While the perception is that Harden has the ball all the time, the NBA's leader in minutes last year ranked just 13th in time of possession per game last year -- the 12 ahead of him are all point guards. Teammate Eric Gordon has already said Harden can "easily" get double-digit dimes, so his ceiling in fantasy is sky high. He makes a very compelling case as the top pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:46 am
    Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • John Wall will be limited in training camp
    John Wall (knee) will be limited when training camp begins on Tuesday.

    Advice: The All-Star PG has recently started playing some 3-on-3, but coach Scott Brooks said the team is in "no rush" to bring him back. The Wizards haven't provided a timetable, but previous reports indicated that Wall is hopeful to be ready for the season opener. With that said, Brooks wouldn't even commit to Wall playing in the preseason. Coming off two knee surgeries, fantasy owners may want to let him slide in drafts a bit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 am
  • LAPD actively investigating Derrick Rose
    A detective from the LAPD has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation against Derrick Rose.

    Advice: The original lawsuit was civil and just for money, but this latest report means that Rose could be in serious trouble. Rose’s attorney Mark Baute had previously alleged that Bradan Anand (victim's attorney) was lying about an active criminal investigation in order to extort a settlement from Rose, but that's not the case. Rose will be speaking at the Knicks' media day on Monday, so we should hear more details soon. The trial will begin on Oct. 4, meaning Rose could miss several preseason games if he doesn't settle the suit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:47 am
  • Zach LaVine not guaranteed to start at SG
    Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't committed to starting Zach LaVine.

    Advice: When asked whether LaVine will start or come off the bench, Thibodeau replied, "I don't know yet. I want to see how things unfold in practice. I have an idea of who we’ll start off with. But that doesn’t mean it stays that way." LaVine took off after the All-Star break, including March averages of 17.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting, 2.4 threes, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals. He's likely to earn heavy minutes no matter where he begins games, and is a popular target in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:37 pm
  • Patrick Beverley limited at practice again
    Patrick Beverley (cut foot) will sit out of the contact portion of practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He will go through some drills, but the Rockets obviously won't push him during the preseason. Beverley aslo missed practice on Saturday, but he's expected to be cleared on Monday or Tuesday. The injury isn't a concern for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:33 am
  • Dante Exum says his explosion is back
    Dante Exum (knee surgery) said that his explosion off the dribble, his speed and his jumping ability are back.

    Advice: He was declared to be 100 percent in early August, so he should be good to go for the preseason. Exum only averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 assists as a rookie and missed the entire 2015-16 season, so expect to see some rust. With George Hill running the first unit, the Jazz will be able to ease Exum back into action. He has more value in real life than in fantasy, so he's not a standard-league target. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:27 am
  • Ainge wants better efficiency from Thomas
    Danny Ainge wants to see Isaiah Thomas improve his efficiency this season.

    Advice: Thomas shot 42.8 percent from the field while attempting a whopping 16.9 shots per game, and now that he's got a more talented roster around him, Ainge wants to see his point guard pick better spots rather than force it on the offensive end. The arrival of Al Horford should take some pressure off of Thomas and potentially open up a few things for him on the floor, but he'll be a high usage player regardless. Draft him accordingly. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:32 pm
  • Ainge: We need Marcus Smart to step up
    Danny Ainge said Marcus Smart is a player who needs to "take steps forward" this season.

    Advice: Smart is a career 35.7 percent shooter with a career average of 3.1 assists per game, and it seems that Ainge is specifically hinting at Smart improving his efficiency now that he's entering his third professional season. The former sixth overall pick is expected to have a bigger role without Evan Turner in the fold, but Brad Stevens has other options in guys like Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and rookie Jaylen Brown. Despite the ability to be an elite on-ball defender, the bottom line is this: Smart needs to perform better on the offensive end to justify his presence on the court. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:29 pm
  • Russell worked on floater, jumpers, finishing
    In addition to improving his ballhandling and conditioning, D'Angelo Russell spent time this summer working on his floaters and his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: Russell got a major wake up call during his up-and-down rookie season, but he appears to have turned a corner both on and off the court. There are multiple signs pointing to a potential sophomore breakout, and he's currently climbing fantasy boards at an expedited rate as a result. "That one year of experience did a lot for me," he admitted. "It just gave me a better blueprint of what my game is capable of [being]. It helped me recognize when I could get my shot and how I could get myself going." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:43 pm
  • Patrick Beverley in better shape this season
    Patrick Beverley reported to training camp roughly eight pounds lighter but looked and felt "considerably more fit" than previously.

    Advice: "It’s about being as healthy as I possibly be," Beverley said. "It’s a couple practice, it’s no big deal. I lost a lot of weight this summer, got a lot leaner. I feel lighter when I run." This is just the beginning of our annual training camp muscle watch updates, but rarely do these reports translate to any tangible change once the regular season begins. For what it's worth, Beverley plans to drop "roughly five more pounds" before the action gets underway. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:37 pm
  • D'Antoni praises Harden in the pick-and-roll
    Mike D'Antoni called James Harden "one of the best pick-and-roll players we have in this league."

    Advice: "He does some things that are incredible. His strength and his ability to see and to finish, he can be one of the best pick-and-roll players ever," D'Antoni said. It's clear that Harden will be the focal point of everything that D'Antoni does in Houston, and there is an increasingly strong case to be made for The Beard to be selected No. 1 overall in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:32 pm
    Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • James Harden says Rockets vibe has changed
    James Harden believes the vibe around the Rockets has changed under Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "It's not even close," he said. "We've doing something I haven't since I've been here in Houston. Just trying to shake things up, just trying to make sure we really know each other in and out on and off the court. I think that will translate to a better team." Harden also said the disharmony from last season was "an extremely big problem," but that was obvious to anyone paying attention. "On any team, in any sport, if you don't have the entire team on one page, the entire team having one goal, you're not going to be successful," he said. Harden is focused on building "something that I haven't had since I've been here, that's everybody on the same page, everybody in the same boat." Hear that splash, Dwight Howard? You were just thrown overboard. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:03 pm
    Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Russell: Last offseason was 'Looney Tunes'
    D'Angelo Russell called the 2015 offseason was "Looney Tunes" and said that he got "nothing" out of the process.

    Advice: This offseason has a different feel and vibe for Russell, and it's been evident in both his actions and his words. "Fun," the point guard said when asked about life under Luke Walton. "Real fun. The team, I feel like, is growing." Russell didn't just stop there, either. "The coaching staff, the whole atmosphere that this coaching staff brings is different. I’m not saying better, I’m not downgrading the last coaching staff. I’m just saying the atmosphere they bring every day is a winning mentality." D-Lo said he received "no guidance from the people that were supposed to give me the guidance" under the previous regime, but we like his chances to blossom with a new leadership structure in place. A sophomore breakout is a very real and spectacular possibility, especially after he spent his offseason working on ballhandling, his jumper, his conditioning, how to better manage his time and how to implement a better diet. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:20 pm
  • Knicks unconcerned w/ Rose's legal issues
    Phil Jackson said the Knicks are "not concerned" about a potential rape trial for Derrick Rose.

    Advice: Perhaps Jackson and his organization should reevaluate their stance. "We're just going to let the process work itself out," the Zen Master said. "We understand this is a serious subject we’re talking about, but this has to be done outside of our control. It’s something we can’t control." The Knicks willingly traded for Rose this offseason knowing possible litigation could be forthcoming, and the organization can't continue to pretend it's a complete non-issue. As for Rose's on-court work, new coach Jeff Hornacek said that the point guard's body is "good." and he's not expected to have any kind of minute restrictions when training camp begins next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:53 am
  • Patrick Beverley (foot) misses practice
    Patrick Beverley will not practice on Saturday due to a minor cut on his foot.

    Advice: It's training camp, so players aren't going to play through minor ailments. Beverley will return to practice on Monday or Tuesday. He is expected to open the season as the starting PG ahead of Pablo Prigioni and Tyler Ennis, but won't have much fantasy value with James Harden running the offense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:02 am
  • Greivis Vasquez's status is still unclear
    Greivis Vasquez’s (ankle) status for opening night is still up in the air.

    Advice: He is still recovering from bone spur surgery on his ankle and his rehab has taken longer than expected. This will be a rebuilding season for the Nets, so it's tough to imagine Vasquez playing a lot of minutes with Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead in town. He's not a fantasy target this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:55 am
  • Hornacek: Derrick Rose won't have minutes cap
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said there are no minutes restrictions on Derrick Rose heading into the season.

    Advice: Rose is somewhat healthy after playing 66 games last season -- he only averaged half that (33) in his previous three seasons. The Bulls were very cautious with Rose and rested him when anything came up. While Hornacek is saying this now, things will likely change once Rose gets banged up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 am
  • Gordon: Harden can 'easily' average 10+ dimes
    Eric Gordon said James Harden can "easily" average double-digit assists this season.

    Advice: It's not far-fetched to think that at all. With coach Mike D'Antoni expected to push the pace and put the ball in Harden's hands more, so he could easily improve on both his 29.0 points and 7.5 dimes last year. He's easily in the running to be the top pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:33 am
    Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Isaiah Thomas working on off-the-dribble 3s
    Isaiah Thomas said he's worked on his off-the-dribble 3-pointers this summer.

    Advice: On his pull-up treys last year, Thomas made a somewhat respectable 33.5 percent. On catch and shoot, he knocked down 38.7 percent, so there's a decent gap there. On top of his jumpers, Thomas ranked second among guards for shots at the rim last regular season (Russell Westbrook). If the Pizza Guy can put it all together, he could top his 22.2 points per game and improve on his solid 56.2 true shooting percentage. He's a fine third-round pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:37 pm
  • John Wall (knees) still not playing 5-on-5
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks declined to say whether John Wall (knee surgeries) would be healthy enough for the team's first training camp practice.

    Advice: "[Wall] has doing some one-on-one, he’s doing some three-on-three," Brooks said. "I don’t like to put a timetable, because if he doesn’t meet it [then] we’re saying, ‘Oh, he’s still hurt.' He’s improving. His body looks great [but] his conditioning is going to be behind." We'll have a better feel for Wall's status once training camp begins, but for now owners should tread lightly in the first few rounds. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:58 pm
  • Stephen Curry could get some rest?
    When asked about Stephen Curry's health, coach Steve Kerr said it's important to get him rest.

    Advice: We don't have the full context here, but it's an interesting comment to make in September. In the regular season, Curry only missed one game in the 2016 portion of the season and six games in the postseason. With the Warriors less likely to chase 73 wins, the probability of Curry getting some rest late does increase. He's still a top-four pick regardless for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:00 pm
  • Stephen Curry still not over Game 7 loss
    Stephen Curry said that he still hasn't gotten over the Warrior's Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers during last year's Finals.

    Advice: "That’s something that will stay with me pretty much forever, for good and bad reasons," said Curry. "Obviously you hated the feeling, but it’s also a motivator to come back even stronger and try not to have that feeling again. I’m at that point now where I can try to fuel any kind of terrible nightmares or thoughts about Game 7 into motivation for how I’m going to prepare myself for this year." Curry could see a minor dip in production as he concedes some touches to Kevin Durant this year, but he'll still make for a quality top-3 selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:04 am
  • Raptors sign G Brady Heslip
    Raptors sign G Brady Heslip.

    Advice: Heslip will join the Raptors on a training camp deal, but can be ignored by fantasy owners as he'll likely start the season in the D-League. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:51 am
  • James Harden looking to unite Houston Rockets
    James Harden is looking to unite the Rockets after a 2015-16 season of discord.

    Advice: After a dysfunctional 2015-16 season, Harden expressed optimism for this year's version of the Rockets. "On any team, in any sport, if you don't have the entire team on one page, the entire team having one goal, you're not going to be successful," Harden said. "That's what we're trying to build here in Houston. We have several new guys we want them to come and feel like this is a great group and we're going to build this together." Playing in a new-look offense expected to be top-3 in pace, Harden could very well challenge for the title of the No. 1 fantasy basketball player this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 am
    Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Report: no truth to John Wall trade rumor
    The rumored trade of John Wall to the Pistons is reportedly not true.

    Advice: Rumors have been circulating surrounding a trade that would send Wall to the Pistons along with Markieff Morris, while the Wizards would get Brandon Knight, Jahlil Okafor, and pieces. Furthermore, the 76ers would get Reggie Jackson, while the Suns would get Tobias Harris and pieces. There appears to be nothing behind this rumor, but we'll keep an eye on the situation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
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