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  • 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
  • Huertas is out with a hamstring issue
    Marcelo Huertas has a strained hamstring and did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: The severity isn't known, but there is no indication of this costing him any time. Huertas autocorrects as hurts, so this makes sense. Kidding aside, he has no fantasy value. Yesterday, 4:13 pm
  • J.J. Barea to play more point guard
    J.J. Barea is expected to play more point guard this year.

    Advice: About 75 percent of his minutes last year came at the point, so it's likely he'll be near 90-95 percent. The Mavs have some major issues at the one, but it's still not worth drafting Barea in most leagues. Yesterday, 1:35 pm
  • Napier (back) goes through shootaround
    Shabazz Napier (sore back) went through shootaround despite not practicing on Friday.

    Advice: It sounds like Napier is on track to play against the Hornets on Saturday. Currently projected to come off the bench behind Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson, Napier isn't expected to have much fantasy value this season. Yesterday, 9:34 am
  • Pierre Jackson (groin) is playing Saturday
    Pierre Jackson (groin) is scrimmaging on Saturday.

    Advice: Jackson has been on the sidelines during practice this week, but it's a great sign that he is now able to scrimmage. The 76ers are expected to keep three point guards on the roster, so he will likely have to outplay Isaiah Canaan. However, Kendall Marshall (knee) and Tony Wroten (knee) still have uncertain return dates, so Jackson and Canaan could both potentially be in the rotation early on. Yesterday, 8:32 am
  • Troy Daniels still out of practice
    Troy Daniels (left hamstring) did not practice on Friday.

    Advice: He's been out for all of camp and also dealt with a shoulder injury at Summer League. The Hornets could really use some shooting after they ranked dead last in 3-point percentage last year, but Daniels still isn't close to being on the fantasy radar Friday, 11:12 am
  • Steve Blake dealing with concussion symptoms
    Steve Blake is dealing with concussion-like symptoms.

    Advice: The good news is that the season is still a few weeks away, and this means that younger guards such as Spencer Dinwiddie will get some extra reps at practice. At best, Blake will be a backup point guard this season and has very little fantasy value. Friday, 10:47 am
    Player Note
    Steve Blake Det - PG,SG
  • Rozier could force his way into rotation
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens implied that rookie Terry Rozier could work his way into the rotation this season.

    Advice: "[Rozier is] certainly in that [guard] mix where he’s competing for it," said Stevens. "But, hey, I think many people would say Phil Pressey was our third-string point guard for most of the past two years. He played 125 games and he was great. And the jolt he gave us on multiple occasions helped us win games. So there’s something to be said about a guy that always stays ready and is able to provide that lift." Rozier has drawn a lot of praise for his play during training camp so far, but he is still buried behind Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas on the depth chart. Rozier still isn't worth drafting in most leagues. Friday, 8:14 am
  • Zach LaVine could challenge Kevin Martin
    Wolves reporter Jerry Zgoda said that Zach LaVine has a legitimate shot to challenge Kevin Martin for the starting shooting guard spot.

    Advice: Additionally, Shabazz Muhammad is in the mix as well. The Wolves are obviously going to prioritize the development of their younger players this season, so it will be interesting to see how much of a role Martin plays. Interim head coach Sam Mitchell previously indicated that most of LaVine's minutes will come at the two, but he would likely need to beat out Martin for the starting role in order to have any real fantasy value. Martin is still the shooting guard to own in Minnesota, but don't be surprised if that changes later on in the season. Friday, 6:15 am
  • Tyus Jones to spend some time in D-League
    Tyus Jones is expected to spend some time in the D-League this season.

    Advice: Ricky Rubio will obviously be the starter, but it sounds like the veteran Andre Miller will handle the bulk of the backup point guard duties right out of the gate. Jones should see more playing time as the season progresses, but he isn't worth drafting in most leagues. Friday, 6:08 am
  • Raul Neto impressing Hayward at practice
    Gordon Hayward said that Raul Neto did a great job "running the show" during Utah's practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Neto is currently fighting for the starting point guard position in Utah with the likes of Trey Burke and Bryce Cotton, although reports up to this point have Neto the favorite to come out on top. It only helps that one of Utah's franchise players is praising his play, and it'll be interesting to watch coach Quin Snyder's rotations develop over the course of the preseason. Neto doesn't really have a jump shot, so he could struggle with efficiency, but he's certainly on the radar in deep leagues as a guy that could buoy the assist category. Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • Carlisle says Devin Harris is in great shape
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris came into camp in great shape, and his toe injuries from last year appear to be behind him.

    Advice: It's nice to hear that the toe issues that plagued Harris for much of the 2014-15 season are behind him, but fighting for reserve minutes with Raymond Felton isn't a great situation for fantasy value. He could have a bit larger of a role in Dallas if Wesley Matthews (Achilles) and Chandler Parsons (knee) aren't 100 percent healthy when the regular-season tips, but at best, he's nothing more than a low-end asset in extremely deep leagues. Thursday, 3:10 pm
  • O.J. Mayo goes through full practice Thursday
    O.J. Mayo (personal) returned to the team on Wednesday, and was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Mayo was away from the team tending to a personal issue during the Bucks' first practice, but it was an excused absence, so there won't be any disciplinary measures here. Mayo wasn't great last year, posting averages of 11.4 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 three-pointers per game, and those numbers could see a further decline with the Bucks improved depth this season. He's not worth targeting in most leagues. Thursday, 12:45 pm
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
  • Austin Rivers dealing with ankle contusion
    Austin Rivers is currently dealing with a left ankle contusion, but he does not currently have any limitations.

    Advice: This injury seems very minor, and given that he's not with any limitations, we'll be keeping him off the injury report for now. Rivers will be competing for reserve minutes with Pablo Prigioni and Lance Stephenson this upcoming season, so there's no reason to target him any league. Thursday, 11:52 am
  • Tyler Ennis out until at least mid-November
    Tyler Ennis (shoulder) will be out until at least mid-November.

    Advice: Ennis is still recovering from his shoulder surgery back in May and is targeting a mid-November return. While there is a chance we could see Ennis recover in time for the stat of the regular season, he's buried on the Bucks depth chart and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 9:38 am
  • Pierre Jackson still unable to practice
    Pierre Jackson (groin) is still unable to practice.

    Advice: Jackson's groin injury is the same one that bothered him over the summer, but it doesn't sound like anything serious. While the 24-year-old has a shot to win the 76ers starting point guard job, he's battling with Kendall Marshall, Tony Wroten, and Isaiah Canaan and is best left undrafted in standard fantasy leagues for now. Thursday, 8:53 am
  • Steve Blake will embrace any role
    Steve Blake is willing to embrace any role with the Pistons.

    Advice: "My role will change a lot throughout the year," Blake said. "With Brandon [Jennings] being hurt, playing some backup point guard in the beginning. When he comes back, maybe not playing at all." Blake will have to compete for minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie in the early going, but he still won't have much fantasy appeal if he wins the backup PG job as long as Reggie Jackson is healthy. Wednesday, 10:57 am
    Player Note
    Steve Blake Det - PG,SG
  • Austin Rivers puts on 10 pounds of muscle
    Austin Rivers said that he put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason in an effort to become a better defender.

    Advice: He also said that he worked on his mid-range jumper with assistant coach Sam Cassell, but all this is pretty meaningless given the Clippers' depth. He's not worth drafting in most leagues. Tuesday, 2:16 pm
  • Mayo (personal) misses Bucks first practice
    O.J. Mayo missed the Bucks' first practice on Tuesday due to a "family matter."

    Advice: Mayo's averages of 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 three-pointers per game last season made him a non-option in standard leagues, and those numbers will likely further decline with the addition of Greg Monroe and Greivis Vasquez to the roster. You'd have to be in an extremely deep league to justify taking a flier on the No. 3 overall pick from the 2008 draft. Tuesday, 1:51 pm
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
  • Harris to play more off the ball
    Devin Harris is expected to play off the ball more, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: The coach also said he will try to keep Harris' minutes down. The Mavs really need some help on the wing, especially with Wes Matthews (Achilles) and Chandler Parsons (knee) coming off surgery. Harris had 40.6 percent of his shots come without a dribble last year, so it might be closer to 50 this season. If Wes and Parsons aren't ready, Harris is worth a look in deep leagues. Sep 28, 11:38 am
  • Troy Daniels (hamstring) still out on Monday
    Troy Daniels (hamstring) was still out of Hornets practice on Monday.

    Advice: Despite the injury still being an issue, it's not something that's expected to linger for much longer. We'll see a number of minor injuries like this pop up in the coming days as guys get acclimated to being back at work. Sep 28, 10:12 am
  • Amir Johnson praises Terry Rozier's game
    Amir Johnson said that he was impressed with how Terry Rozier competed during Boston's first practice.

    Advice: "Terry's incredibly quick and athletic. Works hard. Unbelievable player," said Johnson. It's nice to know that Rozier is earning the admiration of his veteran teammates, but he'll be stuck behind Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas in the rotation during his rookie season, so there's no reason to draft him in most leagues. Sep 27, 2:24 pm
  • Troy Daniels dealing with a hamstring issue
    Troy Daniels was limited at practice on Sunday due to a hamstring strain.

    Advice: There is no word on the severity of the injury, but he should be fine with a little bit of rest. Daniels was solid during the summer league and the Hornets could use his 3-point shooting, but his fantasy outlook took a hit when the Hornets acquired Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb. Daniels is only on the radar in very deep leagues. Sep 27, 9:38 am
  • Zach LaVine won't play a lot of point guard?
    Sam Mitchell said that he doesn't think Zach LaVine will play a lot of point guard this season.

    Advice: This makes sense considering Ricky Rubio will be healthy and Andre Miller and Tyus Jones figure to be in the mix as well. Mitchell did say that he would like to have two ball handlers on the court at the same time, so LaVine could still have the ball in his hands a lot with the second unit. LaVine is more of a stash for the second half of the season when the Wolves eventually fall out of the playoff hunt. Sep 27, 8:01 am
  • Sam Mitchell praises Tyus Jones
    Wolves interim head coach Sam Mithcell said he likes Tyus Jones because he is a winner.

    Advice: "The thing I like about Tyus is he has won wherever he has been," Mitchell said. "How do you measure that? You can look at a guy and say he can only jump so high, only move so fast. But how do you measure winning? Some people just have that. That’s the thing I respect about Tyus." It's nice to hear that Mitchell views Jones highly, but it's important to note that he will likely begin the season as the third-string point guard behind Ricky Rubio and Andre Miller. Sep 27, 7:54 am
  • Marcelo Huertas impressing Lakers in workouts
    Marcelo Huertas has been "increasingly impressive" during recent workouts for the Lakers, improving his odds of making the regular-season roster.

    Advice: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak recently stated that Huertas isn't a threat to D'Angelo Russell or Jordan Clarkson, so even if he makes the squad he's likely to fill a marginal role. Sep 25, 8:12 am
  • Huertas not a threat to young guards PT
    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said that Marcelo Huertas is not a "threat" to D'Angelo Russell or Jordan Clarkson's playing time.

    Advice: Assuming Huertas makes the team, he wouldn't be anything more than an emergency depth kind of guy with the Lakers, so there's no reason to target him on draft day. Sep 24, 2:07 pm
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