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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has dislocated shoulder
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Saturday's preseason game.

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

    Advice: This is good news, but he's not out of the wood yet. Kidd-Gilchrist will be re-evaluated on Monday in Charlotte, which likely includes an MRI. The Hornets were really counting on him this year, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Hopefully, his MRI comes back clean. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Tobias Harris has a nice little start
    Tobias Harris made 4-of-5 from the field for nine points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: He played the vast majority at small forward tonight a little under 75 percent at power forward last year. The Magic didn't have Nikola Vucevic or Aaron Gordon, so don't read too much into this year. Harris should still be terrific in his age-23 season. Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Channing Frye has a bad start
    Channing Frye missed all five shots from the field for two points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He had the worst net rating of the starters today. The fantasy world will be rooting against him in order to open up some playing time for Aaron Gordon, who could bust out this year. Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Batum looks great in his first game
    Nicolas Batum made his Hornets preseason debut on Saturday, scoring 14 points with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He is really in a position to succeed and should be among the NBA's best dime-producing wings to go with a litany of other stats. After a horrible start in 2014-15, Batum could be a steal in the fourth or fifth rounds. Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • Paul George not comfortable at PF, high pace
    Paul George said he's "still not comfortable" playing power forward.

    Advice: "I don’t know if I’m cut out for a four spot," George said. "Defensively, it’s rough. It’s rough. It’s an adjustment because I’m not used to doing some of the things out there" He also said he's not the only one on the team not a fan of the pace, which was about 20 more possessions than a game from last year. We'll see how his coach handles this big issue. Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • Ian Mahinimi blocks four in opener
    Ian Mahinmi blocked four shots on Saturday with one point, six rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He did get the start, but he's not going to be involved in the up-tempo offense. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in standard leagues. For what it's worth, Lavoy Allen was ahead of Jordan Hill in the rotation today. That's worth about as much as lint in your pocket. Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Paul George scores 18 points, starts at PF
    Paul George made a start at power forward against the Pelicans on Saturday, scoring 18 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He started out great in the first quarter and finished making 7-of-15 from the field. George did slow down a little bit in the second half because the non-starting Pelicans played tougher defense against him to make him force some shots. Plus, the Pacers really pushed it and George had a 113.8 pace to go with his 36.0 usage rate. His role gives him a massive upside, but there are a lot of negatives that come with taking him in your draft. Yesterday, 7:09 pm
  • Markieff Morris (hip) held out of scrimmage
    Markieff Morris (hip strain) will not play on Saturday during the team's scrimmage.

    Advice: To the surprise of nobody, he was booed when he was introduced. Morris hurt his hip while running into a screen and won't be out for long. With all the drama, he could be a nice bargain in the early late rounds. Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • MIchael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) taken to hospital
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) was taken to the hospital to get X-rays.

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

    Advice: He slipped, fell hard, and tweaked his shoulder on the crash landing. Kidd-Gilchrist was holding his shoulder in his way back to the locker room. We'll be looking for an update on this one. If he's out, we should see a lot more of Marvin Williams playing small forward. Yesterday, 5:58 pm
  • Jrue Holiday looks terrific in 10 minutes
    Jrue Holiday made his preseason debut on Saturday, scoring seven points with one assist, two blocks, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 10 minutes.

    Advice: His offensive game was a little more deliberate a la Chris Paul. Holiday was letting the plays come to him and he certainly can do well in a role like that. The Pelicans have been very emphatic about putting a minutes cap on him, so expect him to start slow for at least a month. He saw all of his 9:33 to start the game. Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca suffers hamstring injury
    Alexis Ajinca suffered a right hamstring strain on Saturday and did not return.

    Advice: He went to the locker room in the first half and was ruled out later in the game. Ajinca will be backing up Omer Asik, but the days of him getting minutes next to him are likely gone. He also has an Achilles injury. Yesterday, 5:33 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
  • Dallas making some tweaks?
    The Mavs are expected to make some changes in their style of offense this season.

    Advice: The first thing to jump out here is they're likely doing less pick-and-roll. Dallas was first on PNR possessions with the ball handler taking shots -- Monta Ellis is gone. That also could mean they have a faster pace. If Deron Williams gets hurt, their offense could be a complete mess. Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Rajon Rondo back at practice
    Rajon Rondo (sacrum) was back at practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He had a sore sacrum on Friday, which is one of the strangest injuries in recent memory. Whatever the case, Rondo will be ready to go as the slight favorite to start in Sacramento, even though Darren Collison checks in as the better player and has been impressing George Karl right off the bat. Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • Alonzo Gee (personal) out for Saturday
    Alonzo Gee (personal) and Quincy Pondexter (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Gee isn't going to have more than a limited role off the bench this season, so his absence won't be a big deal. Ignore him in fantasy leagues. Pondexter isn't expected to return until November. Yesterday, 11:01 am
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) probable for Saturday
    Jrue Holiday (leg) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Holiday will likely be on a minutes limit if he plays even with Tyreke Evans (knee) on the shelf. The Pelicans plan on being very cautious with Holiday this season, so owners will want to avoid him until the later rounds. Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee contusion) out on Saturday
    Tyreke Evans will not play vs. the Pacers on Saturday due to a knee contusion.

    Advice: There is no word on the severity of the injury, but the Pelicans aren't going to risk his health if he isn't 100 percent. Evans is expected to spend most of his time playing point guard this season because of Jrue Holiday's (leg) limitations, so he is poised for a solid season in the Pelicans' up-tempo offense. Yesterday, 10:52 am
  • Marcus Morris has a minor toe injury
    Marcus Morris had one of his toenails ripped off during Saturday's scrimmage.

    Advice: This is obviously nothing serious and he should be fine in a couple days. Morris played some stretch four next to Stanley Johnson at the three, but that was mainly because Ersan Ilyasova was out with a sore hip. Currently projected to start at small forward, Morris is worth a look in the late rounds for owners in need of 3-point shooting, but Johnson is a legitimate threat to his minutes moving forward. Adonis Thomas is also dealing with some Achilles soreness, but it's not considered serious. Yesterday, 10:38 am
  • Skiles: Vucevic (shoulder) is day-to-day
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Vucevic will not be playing in Saturday's game vs. the Hornets because the Magic don't want him to aggravate his shoulder. The good news is that he should be fine with a couple days rest, and Vucevic even said that he would play if it was a regular season game. Prospective owners have nothing to worry about and he still looks like a solid early-round pick. Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Ersan Ilyasova dealing with a sore hip
    Ersan Ilyasova is dealing with a sore right hip.

    Advice: He suffered the injury during Saturday's scrimmage, but it doesn't sound serious. Ilyasova is one of the most injury prone players in the league, so this is a good reminder why his value is so low in fantasy. That being said, he has an excellent opportunity in Detroit as the starting power forward, so he is worth a look in the later rounds. Consider him day-to-day for now. Yesterday, 9:27 am
  • Chase Budinger (hamstring) out for Saturday
    Chase Budinger (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said that Budinger has looked "fantastic" this summer and it's possible that he could challenge C.J. Miles for the starting small forward spot, so it's a shame that he won't be able to play. For now, Budinger is on the radar in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting. We will update his status once we know more. Yesterday, 8:25 am
  • Monta Ellis (back) questionable for Saturday
    Monta Ellis (back) is questionable for Saturday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Ellis left practice on Thursday with a stiff back, but it sounds like a minor issue. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the NBA and is as durable as they come, but don't be surprised if the Pacers err on the side of caution since it is just an exhibition. We will have an update later this evening. Yesterday, 8:23 am
  • Reggie Jackson is scrimmaging on Saturday
    Reggie Jackson (thigh contusion) is scrimmaging on Saturday.

    Advice: Jackson ran into the stanchion on Friday, but it's definitely a good sign that the Pistons are letting him play in a preseason scrimmage. With Brandon Jennings (Achilles) still on the shelf, the Pistons will rely on Jackson pretty heavily this season. Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • Nick Young tweaks his back on Friday
    Nick Young twisted his back awkwardly on Friday, and he didn't sound too optimistic when he was asked how he was doing.

    Advice: "It’s still kind of tough. I’ll get treatment, get stretched out and see what happens," Young said. "I’ll go with the flow and see what happens. If it doesn’t get better, there’s nothing I can do." Young is hoping to carve out a consistent role in the rotation during the preseason, so this won't help his chances. There a ton of mouths to feed on the wings in Los Angeles next season, so it will be tough for Young to have fantasy value outside of deeper formats. We will update his status when we know more. Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Chris Paul still looks like a magician
    Chris Paul was in mid-season form against the Nuggets on Friday during a 103-96 win, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He's still really good and his style of play will make him one of the best for quite some time. CP3 is certainly worthy of consideration at No. 5 in standard drafts, especially after he was No. 1 after the break last year. Friday, 10:27 pm
  • Wes Johnson comes off the bench
    Wes Johnson came off the bench on Friday against the Nuggets, making 2-of-7 from the field for five points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He wasn't brought in for his offense and will likely just be getting wide open shots. Johnson making 3-pointers will go a long way in this offense, but his usage is going to be tiny. Even if he does start, he's not worth drafting in most leagues. Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Gallo sits out first preseason game
    Danilo Gallinari did not play in the Nuggets' first preseason game on Friday night.

    Advice: There's no word about any injury and this is likely just veteran time off. Owners can disregard the absence unless other news pops up. Friday, 10:22 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gets seven shots from field
    DeAndre Jordan played 26 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Clippers did count on DJ a tad more in offensive sets. Before you get caught up in the preseason talk, don't forget a ridiculous 97.5 percent of DJ's shots came off 0-1 dribbles last season. Don't expect too much of a jump from his 11.5 points per game from last year. Friday, 10:14 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute has mouth injury
    Luc Mbah a Moute had a mouth injury on Friday night.

    Advice: He lost a tooth and will be headed to the dentist. Mbah a Moute's mouth caught Joffrey Lauvergne's head, which caused some bleeding to the Frenchman. Mbah a Moute played most of his minutes next to Josh Smith, scoring four points with three boards and one block. He won't be a factor in most leagues Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Nick Young had a back spasm
    Nick Young had a back spasm on Friday.

    Advice: He is fine, according to coach Byron Scott. Young doesn't have a history of back spasms, so there's no reason to worry yet. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has a sore sacrum
    Rajon Rondo is dealing with a sore sacrum.

    Advice: That's a new one. The sacrum is basically the bone attaching the back, pelvis and tailbone. It doesn't sound serious and Rondo should be ready for the preseason opener on Monday. Friday, 2:07 pm
  • Rajon Rondo (back) misses Friday's practice
    Rajon Rondo sat out of practice on Friday due to a sore back, but he was seen coaching players on the sidelines.

    Advice: It's likely just a rest day for the veteran, and it doesn't sound like the injury is anything serious. As always, we will update his status once we know more. Rondo is coming off a dreadful 2014-15 season, but we've only heard positive reports out of Sacramento this summer. His ceiling is low in standard leagues and Darren Collison could steal some of his minutes, so he is still not a recommended fantasy target. We will keep him off the injury report for now. Friday, 1:21 pm
  • Channing Frye available in trade talks?
    According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, Channing Frye is available for "very little."

    Advice: To be clear, Lowe says that Magic officials have denied the rumors, but if they did admit they were shopping Frye then they would lose some leverage. Frye was terrible last season with averages of 7.3 points and 1.8 3-pointers per game and he has one of the worst contracts in the league, so it won't be easy to move him. We will let you know if this report gains any traction, but Aaron Gordon would likely be the primary beneficiary if Frye is traded. Friday, 12:58 pm
  • George to start at PF in preseason opener
    Paul George will start at power forward in Saturday's preseason opener against the Pelicans.

    Advice: This would mean that his first matchup would be against Anthony Davis, so this is going to be tons of fun. George hasn't completely embraced the idea of playing the four, but it would help the Pacers achieve a faster pace on offense. George is said to be 100 percent, but he will need to have a really strong showing during the preseason before prospective owners can feel comfortable about drafting him in the early rounds. Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Reggie Jackson has a thigh contusion
    Reggie Jackson suffered a thigh contusion on Friday after banging into the basketball stanchion.

    Advice: Leg injuries and basketball stanchion are scary, but it sounds like Jackson is going to be OK. He may need a few days off and this injury shouldn't affect his fantasy value more than a pick or two. If he needs an MRI or further evaluation, that would change things. Friday, 11:52 am
  • Reggie Jackson misses Friday's practice
    Reggie Jackson sat out of Friday's practice because he is dealing with a "minor hobble."

    Advice: It's still not clear exactly what kind of injury Jackson is dealing with, but he reportedly suffered a bruise after running into the stanchion. Jackson has been working on his 3-point shot and should see all the minutes he can handle as the starting point guard with Brandon Jennings (Achilles) on the shelf, so he should be a solid pick in the middle rounds. Friday, 10:53 am
  • Nikola Vucevic unlikely to play Saturday
    Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) is unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Vucevic has no history of shoulder injuries and the Magic are calling him day-to-day, so there is no reason to be concerned. Vucevic is still a solid early-round target after averaging 19.3 points, 10.9 boards and 2.0 assists per game last season. Additionally, Aaron Gordon (jaw) and Evan Fournier (ankle) will not be available to play as expected. Friday, 10:36 am
  • Holiday says his leg is currently pain free
    Jrue Holiday said on Thursday that he hasn't felt any pain in his right leg since June.

    Advice: "I attended the World Cup and during that whole time [June 6-July 5], I haven't felt any pain," said Holiday. "I honestly haven't done anything either. I think the first time matter of fact I actually got on the anti-gravity treadmill and ran. Since the third week of June, I haven't felt anything." Jrue did say he's experienced some soreness, but that's different than outright pain. Holiday will be limited to 15 minutes per game until January, so he's not worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day. Thursday, 1:09 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) sits out practice
    Nikola Vucevic did not practice with the Magic on Thursday due to a shoulder strain.

    Advice: Head coach Scott Skiles is calling Vucevic day-to-day, but given that he doesn't have a history of dealing with shoulder injuries, we wouldn't read too much into this. Skiles also said that he believes Vucevic can "absolutely" reach another level, so he'll make for a solid early-round target after posting averages of 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last season. Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Rivers says Johnson will likely start on Fri
    Doc Rivers said that Wes Johnson will likely start at small forward for the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson will have a chance to prove that he belongs in the starting lineup over the course of the preseason, and if Rivers likes what he sees, Paul Pierce will be coming off the bench. Johnson has deep league potential as a 3-and-D player kind of player, but he'll have to see his minutes in the high 20s in order to realize his potential. If Pierce is relegated to a bench role, it's difficult to see him being a viable option in most leagues. Thursday, 11:24 am
  • Monta Ellis leaves practice with stiff back
    Monta Ellis left practice on Thursday with a stiff back.

    Advice: Ellis was seen leaving practice with a trainer and will undergo treatment on his back. While the injury doesn't sound like anything serious, we'll keep a close eye on Ellis as he'll have a big role with the Pacers this season and should be targeted in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Thursday, 10:26 am
  • Jrue Holidays pain-free for eight months
    Jrue Holiday (leg) said he's been playing pain-free for eight months.

    Advice: This is great news if it holds up throughout the season, but we're a bit dubious after Holiday has missed 90 games over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old will be on a minutes restriction until January and is going to sit back-to-backs to start the year, so he should be avoided in fantasy drafts unless he falls to the later rounds. Thursday, 9:51 am
  • Suns want Markieff Morris to be a playmaker
    The Suns want Markieff Morris to be a playmaker more often this season, particularly in high-low sets with Tyson Chandler or Alex Len.

    Advice: "Both of those guys have great hands and have great timing with lobs," Morris said. "Whenever their man steps up and helps out, I can just throw the ball up." Markieff has put on a happy face during training camp despite essentially demanding a trade this summer, and all signs point to him starting at PF on opening night with Mirza Teletovic as his backup. He's a top-80 fantasy value as long as he keeps his cool in Phoenix. Wednesday, 6:45 pm
  • Paul George rests afternoon session
    Paul George sat out the final conditioning drill on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's fine. George is not hurt and coach Frank Vogel said there will not be restrictions on George once he's playing in games. While George absolutely broke out to start the 2013-14 season, a lot of people forget he was only a fourth-round value in his final 40 games in standard leagues that year. Draft with caution. Wednesday, 2:05 pm
  • Pacers talking up Ian Mahinmi
    Coach Frank Vogel said Ian Mahinmi has looked sharp in camp.

    Advice: The Pacers are really talking up Ian Mahinmi. Apparently, the talk of his starting is no fluke and he could get minutes in the 24-26 range. Of course, he's a little injury prone and isn't much of an offensive presence, so he's nothing more than a late-round flier. Myles Turner is the better target. Wednesday, 1:59 pm
  • Markieff Morris is 'happy to be with my team'
    Markieff Morris said on Wednesday he's "happy to be with my team."

    Advice: He's a basketball player, so getting out on the court has to feel good for him. Morris made it clear he's there for his teammates over the front office, but he still likely wants to be dealt. Expect him to be on the Suns to start the year and feel free to draft him in the 75-100 range. Wednesday, 12:31 pm
  • Gallinari wants to be a Nugget for life
    Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to be a Nugget for life.

    Advice: "I was just glad to stay in Denver," Gallinari said. "That was my goal. If you see my history with contracts, it’s never been about money because if it was about money I would have made other choices. But I love Denver and I want to stay here as long as I can. I would like to finish my career here. I was glad we were able to sign this contract." Gallinari was one of the best players after the All-Star break last season and is entering the season healthy, so fantasy owners shouldn't sleep on him. Considering that he will spend time at both forward spots, Gallinari is poised for a big year in Denver. Wednesday, 8:56 am
  • Wes Johnson running with the starters Tuesday
    Wes Johnson was spotted practicing with the Clippers' first unit on Tuesday.

    Advice: Early reports indicate that Johnson will start at small forward over Paul Pierce, although things could change as we approach the regular-season. There's also a good chance Johnson gets locked into a value killing timeshare with Pierce, so we wouldn't recommend targeting him until the final few rounds on draft day given his low ceiling. Tuesday, 1:25 pm
  • Channing Frye says he feels more mobile now
    Channing Frye said that he feels more mobile now.

    Advice: Frye injured his knee during last year's training camp, and perhaps that injury lingered and had something to do with his horrific 2014-15 season. Head coach Scott Skiles said that Nikola Vucevic and Frye looked good playing together during Orlando's first practice, but he acknowledged he won't know much until the first exhibition game. Frye shot a career-worst 39.2 percent from the field last season to go with dismal averages of 7.3 points and 1.8 three-pointers per game. We don't see Frye making a substantial improvement this season, and he could lose some serious minutes to Summer League standout Aaron Gordon. Tuesday, 12:18 pm
  • Rajon Rondo says Kings have lots of potential
    Rajon Rondo said he thinks the Kings have plenty of potential.

    Advice: Rondo said he knows it will take some time, but thinks the Kings have the potential to develop into a good team. "It's not going to happen overnight, but I believe this team has a lot of potential," said Rondo. The 29-year-old has a lot to prove after a forgettable 2014-15 campaign, but he's best left as a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Tuesday, 8:27 am
  • DeAndre Jordan has improved passing
    Coach Doc Rivers said he's been impressed with DeAndre Jordan's passing.

    Advice: He wasn't much of a passer last year and most of the time it wasn't useful. Perhaps the best stat on that is DJ passed the ball to Chris Paul 2,038 times last season and only had eight assists to him. Don't expect him to clear the 1.0 dimes per game plateau. Monday, 7:43 pm
  • D. Gallinari to play both forward positions
    Danilo Gallinari will spend time at both forward positions this season.

    Advice: After Gallo surged at the end of last season and re-established himself in a big way, he's going to get the opportunity to create mismatches at both forward spots this season. With the versatility on Denver's roster, expect Mike Malone to try and create mismatches early and often. Monday, 11:19 am
  • Ajinca still dealing w/ pain in his Achilles
    Alexis Ajinca said that he's still dealing with Achilles pain.

    Advice: Despite being cleared for training camp, Ajinca's Achilles remains an issue. We should have an update early this week as the Pelicans begin practicing. Monday, 10:35 am
  • Ian Mahinmi added more muscle this summer
    Ian Mahinmi added additional muscle during the offseason.

    Advice: #MuscleWatch continues. Tentatively pegged to start at center for the Pacers, Mahinmi could do more to dent the potential value of Myles Turner and/or Jordan Hill than offer standalone value of his own. Monday, 10:11 am
  • Markieff Morris says he wants to be w/ Suns
    Markieff Morris said he wants to remain with the Suns.

    Advice: Doing a complete 180 from everything he said this offseason, Markieff is blinking after the Suns rightfully called his bluff. He was also unwilling to talk about what transpired this offseason, and he'll need to learn both professionalism and accountability in a big way. We'll monitor his role throughout training camp. Monday, 10:08 am
  • Tyreke Evans to spend a lot of time at PG
    Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Tyreke Evans will spend most of his time playing point guard.

    Advice: With Jrue Holiday (leg) severely limited for at least the first half of the season, we knew this was going to be the case. Playing in an up-tempo offense, Evans is set up for success as Anthony Davis' wingman. As a starting guard last season, Evans averaged 17 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.3 steals on 46.3 percent shooting. Monday, 9:07 am
  • Chase Budinger looks 'fantastic' right now
    Chase Budinger looks "fantastic," according to Pacers coach Frank Vogel.

    Advice: "He's really going to help our running game," Vogel said. Budinger could compete with C.J. Miles for the starting small forward spot, but he'll have to prove he can stay on the court for an extended period of time first. Monday, 8:03 am
  • Paul George deemed 100 percent healthy
    Paul George (leg, calf) has been deemed 100 percent healthy.

    Advice: Finally. Although George has voiced concern about his move to power forward, the Pacers feel it's an experiment worth trying. He's someone the entire basketball world will be watching closely in training camp, and George is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy draft pick entering 2015-16. Monday, 7:59 am
  • Vogel confirms Paul George will play PF
    Frank Vogel confirmed Paul George will play "some" power forward.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like the Pacers know exactly how much time George will spend at his new position, but the two sides will continue to work together in order to build a plan of attack that works for everyone involved. Regardless of where he's stationed, George will be at the epicenter of everything the Pacers do this season. Monday, 7:49 am
  • Paul George 'better' than he was before
    Paul George believes he is "better" than he was before his leg injury.

    Advice: "I do understand that I’m coming back as a fresh new player, with a new team, but I’m not limiting myself. I still have the aspiration of being the MVP, still have the aspiration of being one of the best defenders, one of the best scorers in the league," George added. When asked to name the best player in the NBA, George replied with his own name. Now with a fresh perspective and a new outlook, all eyes will be on George as training camp opens. Monday, 7:25 am
  • Rivers wants Jordan to be less unselfish
    Doc Rivers wants DeAndre Jordan to be less unselfish on offense this season.

    Advice: Instead of regularly setting screens, Rivers wants DJ on the block and setting up in the post. While there have been whispers of an increased offensive role for Jordan, we'll wait to see if that comes to fruition considering all of the depth and talent in Clipperland this season. Monday, 7:15 am
  • Marcus Morris wanted to start with the Suns
    Marcus Morris said that he thought he should have started at small forward on the Suns.

    Advice: "In Phoenix, I thought I should have started at the three. The guy that’s there now (P.J. Tucker) might have been a better defender, but as an all-around three, I thought I was the best we had. And I thought a lot of players thought that, too," he said. For a guy who continues to say the past is behind him, Morris continues to spend a lot of time talking about his former team. In Detroit, Morris will spend time at both forward positions, but it's yet to be determined exactly how many minutes he'll get on a regular basis. Monday, 6:34 am
  • Chris Paul gushes over Clippers' roster depth
    Chris Paul called the Clippers roster "easily probably the deepest team that I've been a part of."

    Advice: The Clippers are at least two deep at every position, and Doc Rivers will have some interesting decisions to make when it comes to deploying playing time this season. While CP3 isn't suddenly going to lose minutes to Austin Rivers, Paul is likely to average less than the 35-minute mark he posted last season with Pablo Prigioni, Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford all on the roster. Monday, 6:19 am
  • Tobias Harris feels no pressure from contract
    Tobias Harris doesn't feel extra pressure after signing a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic this summer.

    Advice: The 23-year-old Harris has missed an average of 21.5 games during his four years in the NBA, but he's completely healthy heading into training camp. He's aiming to build on a solid 2014-15 campaign, during which he averaged 17.1 points, 1.3 triples, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks, and he's a potentially underrated fantasy asset who can often be drafted in the middle rounds. Sep 27, 7:32 pm
  • SVG wants Ersan to become a better rebounder
    Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said he'd like for Ersan Ilyasova to return to being an "elite offensive rebounder" for Detroit.

    Advice: "And the one thing with Ersan we really want to get back to, anyway, is he came into the league as an elite offensive rebounder," said Van Gundy. "So I think he’s got to get back to focusing on that part of his game." Ilyasova was phenomenal on the offensive glass during the 2011-12 season, owning a offensive rebounding rate of 12.3, however that number regressed all the way 7.0 during the 2014-15 season. Perhaps a change of scenery in Detroit can help Ilyasova get his career back on track, but with so many injuries over the years, Ersan isn't worth much more than a late-round flier in standard leagues. Sep 27, 1:01 pm
  • Skiles wants Vucevic to improve on defense
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that he wants Nikola Vucevic to improve on the defensive end.

    Advice: Additionally, Skiles said that he wants Vucevic to battle in the post more in an effort to generate more free throw attempts. Skiles believes that Vucevic can "absolutely" reach another level, so it sounds like he is eager to help him develop. After averaging 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists last season, Vucevic will be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts. Sep 27, 9:34 am
  • Vlade Divac has high hopes for Rondo
    Vlade Divac said he believes that Rajon Rondo will prove a lot of people wrong.

    Advice: "I see a leader. I see a coach on the floor. I see a veteran guy who knows what it takes to win, Divac said of Rondo. "I didn’t take a chance with Rajon, because I know what I’m getting – somebody who’s won a championship, somebody who knows how to play and a very intelligent guy – and I’m happy that he chose to come here. He reminds me of the time when nobody wanted to come here, and it’s a challenge to prove them all wrong. That’s what (situation) Rajon is in … and I believe he’s going to do that." Rondo is the favorite to start at point guard for the Kings, and he should be available at a discount in the later rounds after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign with the Mavericks. Owners in standard leagues should probably look the other way, but he could be a sneaky pick in points formats. Sep 27, 7:04 am
  • DeAndre Jordan won't change free throw form
    DeAndre Jordan said he hasn't made any changes to his free throw form this summer.

    Advice: To be clear, Jordan is still practicing his free throws, but he doesn't feel the need to alter his mechanics. Jordan shot an abysmal 39.7 percent from the charity stripe last season and opposing teams were eager to intentionally put him on the line. If you are willing to tank your free throw percentage, Jordan will be a fine target in the early rounds. Sep 27, 6:54 am
  • Pistons discovered flaw in RJ's shot?
    The Pistons discovered a flaw in Reggie Jackson's perimeter shot.

    Advice: "We noticed he was actually a little knock-kneed on his shot," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "So as he went into his stance and gather, his knees came together, which was really taking a lot of the power out of his shot." Jackson made just 29.9 percent from deep last year, so even getting that up to 35 percent would be huge. Sep 26, 5:39 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan says tension was overblown
    DeAndre Jordan again stated that the reported tension between him and other Clippers' stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin was overblown.

    Advice: "These guys are my brothers. I talk to them every day. Yeah, there's times that we bump heads on the court, but five minutes later, we're good because it's constructive, it's for the right reasons: We want to win," said Jordan. "There's not any tension; we don't not like each other. And all three of us [Jordan, Paul and Blake Griffin] are going to be here for a very long time." Jordan has stressed time and again that he harbors no ill feelings towards any of his teammates, and hopefully this is a story that will fade into the background once the NBA season in underway. Sep 26, 8:02 am
  • Marcus says he can play alongside Johnson
    Marcus Morris said that he believes he can play alongside Stanley Johnson this upcoming season.

    Advice: "We’re big together, playing at the same time. I also love him at the two," Morris said of Johnson. "That’s an advantage to have a big three and a big two. I think it’s going to be real interesting to see how Coach mixes us in there together. I think he’s going to be a big thing in the league. I’m excited to see how good he’s going to become." Marcus will likely begin the year as Detroit's starting small forward, although Johnson could eventually push him for minutes. Both Johnson and Morris are worth a late-round selection on draft day. Sep 26, 6:42 am
  • Better Channing Frye this year?
    Channing Frye said there will be a "better version" of him this year.

    Advice: "I have a lot to prove and I’m here to put the work in," Frye said. He said last year was "embarrassing" to him, and his teammate Nikola Vucevic even took a shot at him saying Frye couldn't run an up-tempo style -- he was probably kidding. The fantasy world will be rooting against Frye in hopes Aaron Gordon is unleashed. Sep 25, 7:05 pm
  • Vooch takes a shot at Channing Frye
    When asked about the Magic running a faster pace, Nikola Vucevic said the team "can all run except for Channing Frye."

    Advice: Yep. Frye's contract continues to be a waste with Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon looking like a terrific forward tandem. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him be bumped from the rotation, which would be great for Gordon. Sep 25, 2:55 pm
  • Nicolas Batum confirmed as Hornets' SG
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford confirmed that Nicolas Batum will start at SG this season.

    Advice: He'll join Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Jefferson, with the PF position still undecided. Clifford has said repeatedly that Batum will be a focal point offensively and we're anticipating a solid bounce-back season for the 26-year-old. As a reminder of his upside, it was only two seasons ago that he averaged 13.0 points, 1.8 threes, 7.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. Sep 25, 10:51 am
  • Markieff Morris to attend Suns' training camp
    Markieff Morris is expected to attend the Suns' training camp next week, but he is "still unhappy" playing for Phoenix.

    Advice: Morris was fined by the NBA for publicly stating that he doesn't want to play for the Suns this season, but Phoenix isn't capitulating to his trade demands. Markieff is owed $33 million over the next four seasons and the Suns would need to acquire a replacement PF in any theoretical trade, as Mirza Teletovic and Jon Leuer are the only true PFs behind Kieff on the depth chart. We'll monitor this situation closely throughout the preseason. Sep 25, 6:23 am
  • Suns expecting Markieff Morris at camp
    The Suns are fully expecting Markieff Morris to be at camp next week.

    Advice: The Suns are expecting to see him on Monday for media day, which should be one of the more interesting events of the NBA day. Morris could be a huge part of the offense considering he's really the only reliable power forward on the roster, so he could be a bargain near 100 in drafts. Sep 24, 8:16 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca is a full go
    Alexis Ajinca (Achilles) is a full go for training camp.

    Advice: He was experiencing some soreness this summer, but he'll be ready to go. Ajinca is arguably a better fit next to Anthony Davis than Omer Asik, but he's still nowhere near consideration in most leagues. Sep 24, 8:04 pm
  • Holiday won't play more than 15 mins 'til Jan
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Jrue Holiday (leg) will be limited to 15 minutes per game until January.

    Advice: Ouch. The Pelicans are likely going to have to use Tyreke Evans at the one while they could use Ryan Anderson more at the three to help out. If Holiday isn't ready, Norris Cole would be worth a look in deep leagues. Holiday's value is sliding in a big way. Sep 24, 7:52 pm
  • Holiday won't play back-to-backs for a while?
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Jrue Holiday (leg) "won't be able to go back to backs at all for a while."

    Advice: The bad news keeps on coming. Holiday's leg injury is likely going to limit him during camp and it sounds like he won't be let loose during the year. Unless he slides, fantasy owners should probably steer clear. Sep 24, 6:58 pm
  • Clippers brining in Mbah a Moute for camp
    The Clippers will sign Luc Mbah a Moute to a training camp deal.

    Advice: The Clippers have some serious depth at the forward spots as far as their rotation goes and this is likely more of an emergency depth situation. The 76ers did give LMAM some minutes and he still couldn't do much. Sep 24, 4:30 pm
  • Paul George 'not thrilled' about playing PF
    Paul George said that he's "not thrilled" about the Pacers desire to start him at the power forward position this upcoming season.

    Advice: "It’s definitely a change. It’s something new. We’ll see how it goes," said George of playing significant minutes at power forward. "As the season goes, it might be better for me to just be at my regular position. But I told them I was open to the situation... Again, I’m not too thrilled on it, but it could change the more comfortable I get at the position." The Pacers have let it be known for some time that they wanted George to log a lot of minutes at the four-spot, but him starting there is a new piece to the puzzle. This perhaps says more about Myles Turner not being ready to immediately step into a significant role, and we'll be watching Frank Vogel's rotations closely leading up to the regular-season. Sep 24, 2:49 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi could start at center for IND?
    Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel indicated during a recent interview that he's considering starting Ian Mahinmi at center for the Pacers this upcoming season.

    Advice: George Hill also showed support for Mahinmi to start saying, "I think [Mahinmi] deserves [to start] right now, he’s our lone big that’s been here the longest." If Mahinmi and Paul George make up the starting frontcourt for Indiana, Myles Turner and Jordan Hill's value will take a sizable hit, although Vogel said that he could change his mind depending on how things come together during training camp. Needless to say, this is a position battle we'll be watching very closely leading up to the regular-season. Sep 24, 12:50 pm
  • Paul George projected to start at PF for IND
    Frank Vogel said that he's considering starting Paul George at the power forward position this upcoming season.

    Advice: "An idea on paper is to have a starting lineup of George Hill, Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles, Paul George and Ian Mahinmi," said Vogel. Additionally, Vogel said that he doesn't intend for Paul George to have any minutes restrictions once the regular-season kicks off, and so far reports are that George will be entering training camp 100 percent healthy. George could start slow after spending most of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines, and he remains a risky early-round pick. Sep 24, 12:43 pm
  • Ajinca says he'll be ready for opening-night
    Alexis Ajinca stated during a recent interview that his Achilles injury is "nothing major," and he fully expects to be ready for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: Ajinca was withheld from competing for France at the EuroBasket tournament this summer due to some minor soreness in his left Achilles, but it sounds like this won't be an issue moving forward. If Anthony Davis or Omer Asik go down with an injury at any point during this upcoming season, Ajinca will be someone to consider adding to your roster, but with the Pelicans' frontcourt healthy he won't get enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Sep 24, 11:05 am
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